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    Parent Letter School Meals

    Dear Parent/Guardian: 

    Children need healthy meals to learn. Island Park UFSD offers healthy meals every school day. Breakfast costs $1.50; lunch costs $2.75. Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced price meals. Beginning July 1, 2019, students in New York State that are approved for reduced price meals will receive breakfast and lunch meals at no charge. 

    1. Do I need to fill out an application for each child?  No. Complete the application to apply for free or reduced price meals. Use one Free and Reduced Price School Meals Application for all students in your household. We cannot approve an application that is not complete, so be sure to fill out all required information. Return the completed application to: Dena DeBari, Island Park UFSD, 150 Trafalgar Blvd. Island Park, NY 11558, Tel. (516) 434-2622
    2. Who can get free meals? All children in households receiving benefits from SNAP, the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations or TANF, can get free meals regardless of your income. Categorical eligibility for free meal benefits is extended to all children in a household when the application lists an Assistance Program’s case number for any household member. Also, your children can get free meals if your household’s gross income is within the free limits on the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines. Households with children who are categorically eligible through an Other Source Categorically Eligible designation, as defined by law, may be eligible for free benefits and should contact the SFA for assistance in receiving benefits.
    3. CAN FOSTER CHILDREN GET FREE MEALS? Yes, foster children that are under the legal responsibility of a foster care agency or court, are eligible for free meals.  Any foster child in the household is eligible for free meals regardless of income. Foster children may also be included as a member of the foster family if the foster family chooses to also apply for benefits for other children. Including children in foster care as household members may help other children in the household qualify for benefits. If non-foster children in a foster family are not eligible for free or reduced price meal benefits, an eligible foster child will still receive free benefits.
    4. Can homeless, runaway, and migrant children get free meals? Yes, children who meet the definition of homeless, runaway, or migrant qualify for free meals.  If you haven’t been told your children will get free meals, please call Mr. Jacob Russum, (516) 434-2620 to see if they qualify.
    5. WHO CAN GET REDUCED PRICE MEALS? Your children may be approved as reduced price eligible if your household income is within the reduced-price limits on the Federal Eligibility Income Chart, shown on this letter. Beginning July 1, 2019, students in New York State that are approved for reduced price meals will receive breakfast and lunch meals at no charge.
    6. SHOULD I FILL OUT AN APPLICATION IF I RECEIVED A LETTER THIS SCHOOL YEAR SAYING MY CHILDREN ARE APPROVED FOR FREE MEALS?  Please read the letter you got carefully and follow the instructions.  Call the school at (516) 434-2622 if you have questions.
    7. MY CHILD’S APPLICATION WAS APPROVED LAST YEAR.  DO I NEED TO FILL OUT ANOTHER ONE?  Yes.  Your child’s application is only good for that school year and for up to the first 30 operating days of this school year.  You must send in a new application unless the school told you that your child is eligible for the new school year.
    8. I GET WIC.  CAN MY CHILD(REN) GET FREE MEALS?  Children in households participating in WIC may be eligible for free or reduced price meals.  Please fill out a FREE/REDUCED PRICE MEAL application.
    9. Will the information I give be checked? Yes and we may also ask you to send written proof.
    10. IF I DON’T QUALIFY NOW, MAY I APPLY LATER? Yes, you may apply at any time during the school year.  For example, children with a parent or guardian who becomes unemployed may become eligible for free and reduced price meals if the household income drops below the income limit.
    11. What if I disagree with the school’s decision about my application? You should talk to school officials. You also may ask for a hearing by calling or writing to: Dr. Rosmarie Bovino, 99 Radcliffe Road, Island Park, NY 11558
    12. May I apply if someone in my household is not a U.S. citizen? Yes. You or your child(ren) do not have to be U.S. citizens to qualify for free or reduced price meals.
    13. Who should I include as members of my household? You must include all people living in your household, related or not (such as grandparents, other relatives, or friends) who share income and expenses. You must include yourself and all children living with you.  If you live with other people who are economically independent (for example, people who you do not support, who do not share income with you or your children, and who pay a pro-rated share of expenses), do not include them.
    14. What if my income is not always the same? List the amount that you normally receive. For example, if you normally make $1000 each month, but you missed some work last month and only made $900, put down that you made $1000 per month.  If you normally get overtime, include it, but do not include it if you only work overtime sometimes.  If you have lost a job or had your hours or wages reduced, use your current income.
    15. We are in the military. do we include our housing allowance as income? If you get an off-base housing allowance, it must be included as income. However, if your housing is part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative, do not include your housing allowance as income.
    16. MY SPOUSE IS DEPLOYED TO A COMBAT ZONE.  IS HER COMBAT PAY COUNTED AS INCOME? No, if the combat pay is received in addition to her basic pay because of her deployment and it wasn’t received before she was deployed, combat pay is not counted as income.  Contact your school for more information.
    17. My family needs more help. Are there other programs we might apply for? To find out how to apply for SNAP or other assistance benefits, contact your local assistance office or call 1-800-342-3009.

    See attached to read more...

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
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    Spaces Available in the District’s Universal Pre-K Program for the 2019-20 School Year

    August 27, 2019

    Dear Parents and Community Members,

    In the event that there may be spaces available in the District’s Universal Pre-Kindergarten program for the 2019-20 school year, UPK registration will be taking place at the Francis X. Hegarty School on Thursday, September 12, 2019 by appointment only. Please call the Francis X. Hegarty School 434-2670/71 between 8am-4pm for your registration packet and to schedule an appointment for your eligible child.

    The program is a full-day, five-day per week program for children turning four-years old by December 1, 2019. Children must also reside within the Island Park School District and meet all health and immunization requirements. Enrollment is limited so get your application in today!      

    The day of your appointment, please bring:

    • Child’s Birth Certificate confirming your child will be four years of age on or before December 1, 2019.
    • 3 Proofs of Residency confirming you are a full-time resident of Island Park (e.g., driver’s license, telephone bill, deed to home, bank statement, etc.).
    • Updated physical and immunization documents from your child’s pediatrician.

    If there are additional openings for the 2019-20 school year, a special board meeting will be held at a later date for the purpose of a random selection. Please call (516) 434-2670 for additional information.  There will be a mandatory UPK Parent Meeting at a later day for parents of students who are newly accepted and subsequently enrolled in the program.

    Thank you for your continued support of the Island Park Schools.

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
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    Island Park’s Jacob Russum Named Director of Pupil Personnel Services

    The Island Park Public Schools welcomed Jacob Russum to the role of director of pupil personnel services on July 1. As principal of Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School for the past 10 years, Mr. Russum has been a valuable member of the district. He took on the post previously held by Dr. Laurie Scimeca, who retired at the end of the 2018-19 school year.

    During his years at Hegarty, Mr. Russum initiated the building’s character development program, spearheaded community-building opportunities such as Prime Time and Career Day, integrated and adopted new literacy and mathematics curricula, developed a guided reading program at the kindergarten level and created a school safety plan aligned with technologically current security resources. He also served as principal of the Universal Pre-K program, which is housed at Lincoln Orens Middle School.

    Mr. Russum collaborated with district leadership to launch the highly successful LEGO Robotics program, co-planned a summer reading partnership with the Island Park Public Library and maintained relationships with community organizations. He resurrected the end-of-year Field Day carnival, started the Green Club and continued events such as the Winners Walk and holiday caroling that have become Island Park traditions and make a difference to others. A supporter of the Foreign Language in the Elementary School program, he oversaw a four-day schedule cycle that allowed for FLES and health instruction.

    In 2012, following the impact of Superstorm Sandy, Mr. Russum led Hegarty’s families and staff members through disaster relief and recovery that included temporarily relocating the entire school population. He later engaged in partnerships with Barnum Woods Elementary School in East Meadow and the Island Park Kiwanis Club to raise funds for a new playground to replace the one that was flooded.

    “We are delighted to introduce Mr. Russum as our new director of pupil personnel services,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rosmarie Bovino. “He is a dedicated member of our district and a valued leader, having brought many positive changes to Hegarty that benefited thousands of children over the last decade.”

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
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    Island Park Schools eChalk Notify App

    Dear Students Parents and Guardians, 

    Island Park Schools has a new and simple way for you to stay updated on emergency notices, school closings, delayed openings, school and district announcements, and more!  Using our new Island Park Schools eChalk Notify App you can receive real time updates that appear as notifications immediately on your mobile devices! The Island Park Schools’ eChalk Notify App can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store or by using the links below: 

    Search; “eChalk Notify App”

    Apple App Store: https://apple.co/2mkz4wD 

    Google Play Store: https://bit.ly/2NjIUtV 

    Once downloaded, you can login to receive critical messages and alerts from your school and district by entering our school alert code below: 

    District
    eChalk Notify Alert Code
    FGOWYH 

    Francis X. Hegarty
    eChalk Notify Alert Code
    54Y2HS 

    Lincoln Orens
    eChalk Notify Alert Code
    Y3GTYC

    You can refer to the step by step instructions below to download and install eChalk Notify on your mobile phone or tablet: 

    1. Download the eChalk Notify App.
      Anyone can download the eChalk Notify App for free from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. Just search for “eChalk Notify.” 
    1. Login with your username and password or proceed without logging in.


    You can log into the Island Park Schools eChalk Notify App without an account by clicking “Proceed without logging in” > Add your school or district alerts > enter your school’s alert code > Connect. You’ll only need to enter the school’s alert code when logging in for the first time. 

    Note: Setting up the app by entering the school alert code allows you to receive school and district emergency alert notifications only. 

    If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Michael Martin at mmartin@islandparkschools.org for further assistance. 

    Sincerely,

    Michael Martin
    Website Administrator

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
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    School Bus Rules and Regulations Form

    Dear Island Park Parents and Students:

    Below you will find the School Bus Rules and Regulations that all students must follow when riding our buses back and forth to school and for class trips.  This code is designed to ensure the safety of all of our students. 

    The form must be completely filled out and signed by the parent or guardian then returned to the transportation office.  It is very important that this be done before August 23rd.  Without the properly signed form no bus pass will be created for your child and they will not receive a schedule for transportation.

    Our policy will again be: NO SIGNED FORM = NO PASS, NO SCHEDULE & NO RIDE.
    Please do not wait until the last minute to submit your form to Transportation.

    Have a safe and wonderful summer!
    THE TRANSPORTATION DEPT.

    See online form:
    -Grades 3-8
    -High School

     

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
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    Lincoln Orens Middle School Honors Graduates

    Island Park’s eighth grade graduates sat center stage on the evening of June 19, when they celebrated their final moments at Lincoln Orens Middle School. Held in the Steven L. Foster Auditorium, the 57th annual commencement ceremony drew an audience of Board of Education, administration and faculty members, along with students’ proud families.

    A slideshow of photo memories played as guests took their seats, and the event kicked off with the Graduation Orchestra’s performance of “Pomp and Circumstance” and a salute to the American flag. Lincoln Orens Middle School Principal Bruce Hoffman welcomed all attendees and introduced Outstanding Achievement Award recipients Gabriel Tejeda, Samantha Fiallos and Jeneille DeLeon, who discussed the Class of 2019’s past, present and future, respectively.

    “All of you have received the skills necessary to be successful,” said Dr. Bruce Hoffman. “I believe that each of you has the necessary characteristics to become future leaders and innovators of the 21st Century. I also hope that you will take with you the four core values that we have strived to instill in you: accountability, empathy, respect and responsibility.”

    Awards were presented prior to the highly anticipated distribution of diplomas. Many eighth-graders were recognized by district and community organizations for their academic excellence, musical talent, athletic skill, school involvement, volunteer efforts and overall good character.

    Members of the chorus performed One Republic’s “I Lived” as they reflected on their middle school years. Their educational milestone came minutes later, when Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rosmarie Bovino and Board of Education President Jack Vobis called up each Class of 2019 graduate to accept a commemorative diploma.

    The Lincoln Orens Color Guard then conducted the Transfer of Colors, at which time the graduates turned their flags and sashes over to their younger seventh-grade successors. The Color Guard Band provided accompanying music.

    As the event concluded, Dr. Bovino provided encouragement inspired by the students themselves. She discussed goals, dreams and values that Class of 2019 members unveiled in autobiographies that they completed in Gabriel D’Auria’s English language arts class and shared advice for success. 

    “Dream the life you want to dream and live the life you dream,” Dr. Bovino said. “To do this, you must begin by seeing yourself as the person you want to become. Then you must do everything you can to develop the skills and knowledge that you will need. Finally, you must remember that you cannot achieve your goals without developing the character that will be required of you. When the going gets tough, keep your eyes on the prize: your goal.”

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
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    LOMS School Supply List 2019-20

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    Lincoln Orens Middle School
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    LOMS Summer Reading Packet 2019

    Lincoln Orens Middle School Summer Reading Packet 2019

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    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • Spots Available Universal Pre-Kindergarten

    September 21, 2018

    Dear Parents and Community Members,

    One place is now available for parents interested in enrolling their eligible child in the District’s Universal Pre-Kindergarten for the 2018-19 school year.

    The program is a full-day, five days per week program for children turning four-years old by December 1, 2018. Children must also reside within the Island Park School District and meet all health and immunization requirements. Enrollment is limited so get your application in today and attend UPK registration!  

    UPK registration will be on October 4, by appointment only. Please call Francis X. Hegarty School 434-2670/71 between 8am-4pm for your registration packet and to schedule an appointment.

    The day of your appointment, please bring:

    • Child’s Birth Certificate confirming your child will be four years of age on or before December 1, 2018.
    • 3 Proofs of Residency confirming you are a full-time resident of Island Park (e.g., driver’s license, telephone bill, deed to home, bank statement, etc.).
    • Updated physical and immunization documents from your child’s pediatrician.

    If more applications are received than slots available, a special board meeting will be held at a later date. Please call (516) 434-2670 for additional information.

    Should other openings occur during the school year, those children not selected at the lottery will be notified in the order in which their name was selected.

    Thank you for your continued support of the Island Park Schools.

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • Lincoln Orens Middle School eighth-graders graduate with big goals

    On the evening of June 20, Island Park’s eighth-graders showed that they were ready to take on their dreams and embark upon the challenges and opportunities of high school. Members of the district’s Board of Education, administration and staff, along with students’ families, gathered in the Steven L. Foster Auditorium for the 56th annual commencement ceremony, as the graduates took the spotlight on their middle school stage one last time.

    A slideshow of photo memories played as guests took their seats, and the event kicked off with the Graduation Orchestra’s performance of the traditional “Pomp and Circumstance” and a salute to the American flag. Lincoln Orens Middle School Principal Bruce Hoffman welcomed the students and audience members and introduced Outstanding Achievement Award recipients Elsy Guzman-Amaya, Robert Adler and Victoria Lugo, who discussed the Class of 2018’s past, present and future, respectively.

    The ceremony featured an awards presentation during which 25 eighth-graders were recognized by district and community organizations for their academic excellence, musical talent, athletic skill, school involvement, volunteer efforts and overall good character.

    Members of the chorus performed a “Count on Me” song medley, which signified this milestone as they head into different futures as individuals, with the support of one another.

    The highlight of the event was the much-anticipated presentation of diplomas by Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rosmarie Bovino and Board of Education President Jack Vobis. Students were called up one-by-one to accept this token of their accomplishments.

    Immediately following this exciting moment, the Lincoln Orens Color Guard conducted the Transfer of Colors, at which time the graduates turned their flags and sashes over to their younger seventh-grade successors. The Color Guard Band provided accompanying music.

    As the event concluded, Dr. Bovino addressed the students and expanded upon the motivation that they already have within themselves. She discussed themes that Class of 2018 members unveiled in autobiographies that they completed in Gabriel D’Auria’s English language arts class, such as their families, friends, goals and strategies for achievement. She noted that they shared aspirations to become doctors, professional athletes, teachers, lawyers, architects, CEOs, mechanics, biochemists, singers, designers, personal trainers, bloggers and many other professions.

    “These are great long-term goals,” Dr. Bovino said. “I was impressed that you all said you were committed to doing your jobs well. The best result to look forward to is knowing that, someday, others will respect you for the work that you do.”

    Lincoln Orens Middle School

LOMS School Calendar

  • Day 1

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • Rec Dept Fall Registration 6-9 pm

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • IPFA Gen'l Mg

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • Day 2

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • Per 2-Gr 7/8

    Assembly-Marc Mero
    "Positive Choices"

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • Day 3

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • Day 4

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
  • Title I Mg

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
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Vincent Randazzo, Assistant Superintendent
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MySchoolBucks

MySchoolBucks is an online payment system that makes school meal payments easy for busy parents on-the-go! Quickly and securely add money to your student's school meal account using your credit or debit card. 
See PDF:     MySchoolBucks 

Island Park Schools
New Point of Sale System – WebSMARTT 

  • Island Park UFSD has purchased a point-of-sale system for use in the cafeterias at FX Hegarty Elementary School and Lincoln Orens Middle School.
  • The POS system, called WebSMARTT, will eliminate the pencil to paper meal tracking, which will allow for processing of meal transactions to be completed quickly and efficiently.

See PDF:     WebSMARTT