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    Island Park Board of Education Reorganization

    The Island Park Public Schools Board of Education gathered on July 10 for their annual reorganization meeting to elect the 2019-20 president and vice president.

    Tara Byrne was sworn into a new three-year term as a Board trustee, and Jack Vobis and Diana Caracciolo took oaths of office as the reelected president and vice president, respectively. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rosmarie Bovino also took an oath of office.

    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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    Pre K Registration

    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, August 22, 2019 by appointment only. Please call the Francis X. Hegarty School 434-2670/71 between 8am-3pm 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 Honors Students, Shares Updates at Board Meeting

    The Island Park Public Schools’ June 17 Board of Education meeting began with a lottery drawing for two vacancies in the 2019-2020 UPK program.  The meeting then continued with featured recognitions and important updates. Student of the Month awards were presented for the months of May and June, honoring students from each grade who have demonstrated excellent behavior, hard work, leadership qualities and many other admirable attributes. Other students were also commended for recent accomplishments, and presentations regarding important district matters were provided.

    For May, kindergartner Kayla O’Connell, first-grader Harmony Greco-Melendez, second-grader Dakota Whaley, third-grader Joseph Henn, fourth-grader Gavyn Vicente, fifth-grader Aiden Pilch, sixth-grader Dylan Alvarez, seventh-grader Lourdes Garcia and eighth-grader Cian Cantwell were presented with certificates and medals. June Students of the Month are kindergartner Sadie Lignar, first-grader Allyson Lucas, second-grader Kylie Delgado, third-grader Danna Diaz, fourth-grader Liam Young, fifth-grader Emily Laos, sixth-grader Nicholas Forgione and eighth-grader Adrianna Flores. Kindergartner Mia Krumholz accepted her certificate as a Student of the Month from April.

    Frances X. Hegarty Elementary School Principal Jacob Russum and Lincoln Orens Middle School Principal Bruce Hoffman read words of praise shared by each award recipient’s teacher.

    The meeting also recognized a team of students that took a first place overall win at the Adelphi STEP Statewide Middle School Competition on June 1. Eggo My Leggo, comprised of four seventh graders and an eighth grader, received a trophy for their top achievement. Island Park alumna Brooke Yellin, now a junior at Long Beach High School, received applause at the meeting as well. Brooke initiated a scholarship in memory of her mother, Geri E. Yellin, and so far has supported two high school students in pursuing their future educations.

    Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rosmarie Bovino additionally congratulated Education Technology Specialist Christine Chu for recognition she received from the Nassau Association of School Technologies, and Information Technology Specialist William McCrann for earning the NASTECH NASTAR Award. 

    Dr. Bovino stated that capital projects are progressing as scheduled, and Board of Education President Jack Vobis shared an update on the LIPA litigation. The Board was invited to a press conference in the Northport School District, which faces a similar situation, that highlighted the impact on taxpayers. Mr. Vobis noted that Nassau County, rather than homeowners, would be faced with any past tax costs, which might have an influence on the county’s potential settlement with LIPA.

    Several teachers led a presentation about the district’s Professional Learning Communities. Introduced earlier in the school year, this initiative was developed based on the Board of Education’s goal to increase opportunities for teacher collaboration as a means to further develop professional growth system and improve student achievement. So far, it has resulted in overall program coherence, a sense of shared responsibility among staff members, increased collaboration and use of reflective practices. The PLC facilitators provided details as to the changes made and benefits observed in their specific subject areas.

    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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    Island Park Schools Summer Office Hours

    Island Park Schools

    Summer Office Hours:
    Monday – Friday, July 1st to August 23rd 
    8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    (closed July 4th & July 5th) 

    Phones will be answered during these hours only. 

    NOTE:  FXH & LOMS are closed due to renovations.  

    or assistance, please contact:

    Business Office
    99 Radcliffe Road
    434-2600 

    Thank you.

    Lincoln Orens Middle School
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    Island Park Takes First Place in Robotics Competition

    Three teams from Island Park’s Lincoln Orens Middle School participated in the Adelphi STEP Statewide Middle School Competition on June 1, and one group took first place overall. Eggo My Leggo, comprised of four seventh graders and an eighth grader, received a trophy and acknowledgment from judges for their top achievement.

    Additionally, a fifth grade team titled Microchip Monkeys came in 11th out of 30 teams, and the sixth grade group, Oreo Troopers, placed 19th. All students received medals.

    For the first portion of the competition, teams took on the goal of programming an autonomous robot to perform tasks while the second half involved the use of a remote control. All teams were also required to create a presentation for the judges explaining their program, design and strategy for the competition, as well as challenges encountered and lessons learned.  

    The judges were so impressed with the team’s presentation that they came down to witness the robots in action and express their praise. Sabita Nayak, who is in charge of the competition for Adelphi along with Edward Tse, remembered that the members of this year's team were also the Challenge Champions last year and welcomed them with encouragement and excitement. 

    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

  

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