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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

     

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    Message From Principal Cynthia Cameron

    Dear Parents/Guardian,

    Welcome back to the 2019-2020 school year!  I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to the Francis X. Hegarty School community. I have been dedicated to the field of education for the past twenty-two years. I began my career as an elementary school teacher in the New York City Public School System. I continued my career as a middle school literacy specialist and also taught honors journalism, English and social studies to sixth through ninth grade students. I have been an Assistant Principal in the Elmont School District as well as Principal of the district’s Academic Summer School and Enrichment Program for the past seven years. Aside from my career experiences, I volunteer for the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition of Suffolk County. This cause is very near and dear to my heart. 

    I believe that all children can learn in a safe and respectful learning community. I am looking forward to the implementation of our new reading program as well as the many upcoming programs and activities.  I am a firm believer that children learn best when provided with experiences that enhance their individual learning styles. 

    I look forward to meeting you at the upcoming “Meet the New Principal Tea” on August 27th at 1:30 pm in the Hegarty Café.  I am excited to meet your greatest gifts, the children of Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School. I know we are going to have a fantastic 2019-2020 school year.    

    Sincerely,

    Cynthia Cameron
    Principal

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    Island Park welcomes new principal

    The Island Park Public Schools have appointed Cynthia Cameron as the next principal of Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School, effective as of July 1, 2019. Ms. Cameron joins the district from the Elmont School District, where she served as an elementary school assistant principal since 2012.

    During the past seven years, Ms. Cameron has developed and implemented curricula, helped to revise the Response to Intervention Plan, provided professional development opportunities and teacher training, overseen staff members and teacher teams, led parent workshops, coordinated testing and much more. She also served as the principal of Elmont’s Academic Summer School as well as the Enrichment Program and has worked as a consultant for Nassau BOCES’ Educational Testing Services.

    Prior to her time in Elmont, Ms. Cameron was a fifth grade teacher at PS 68 in Ridgewood, Queens, a 4th and 5th grade teacher in the Half Hollow Hills School. She was also a sixth through ninth grade Academic Intervention Specialist at Junior High School 185 in Flushing. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science Degrees from Hofstra University, and Specialist Diploma from Queens College. She is a NYS certified School Supervisor/Administrator and Literacy Specialist.

    Ms. Cameron is looking forward to meeting the staff, students and families of the Island Park community. She is also eager to implement the district’s new initiatives and programs. “The Island Park School District is truly a family community and I am beyond lucky to have this opportunity.”

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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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.

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    Field Day at FXH

    Students at Island Park’s Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School enjoyed an energy-filled Field Day on June 15, when classes gathered outside and wore t-shirts in different colors for each grade level. This event was reinstituted several years ago under the leadership of Principal Jacob Russum as a fun way to focus on sportsmanship and school spirit.

    The day began with morning assemblies – this year’s theme featured “The Extreme Magic of Eric Wilz,” which presented magic/illusion shows. In the afternoon, students and staff members came together for a carnival, sponsored by the student council. Students completed inflatable obstacle courses, danced, played sports and other games and took on a limbo challenge. The event was an exciting way to culminate an excellent school year.

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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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.

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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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.

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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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. 

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    FXH School Supply List 2019-20

    See supply list attached...

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    FXH Summer Reading Packet 2019

    F.X. Hegarty Elementary School Summer Reading Packet 2019

    See attached...

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    A Day of Leadership

    Student Council members at Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School took on the roles of their teachers and administrators on May 31, during the annual Student/Teacher Exchange Day. This event promotes responsibility, leadership, communication and collaboration while motivating students to do their best to work for the jobs they hope to attain as adults

    Under the guidance of Student Council Advisors Denise Benedetto and Patricia Pozin, students were matched with teachers, clerical staff members and even Principal Jacob Russum. They took on the exciting challenge of assisting with lessons and classroom activities and even spent time preparing in the days that led up to the event.

     

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    Lincoln Orens Welcomes Incoming Students

    Fourth graders from Island Park’s Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School were introduced to their future learning environment on June 5, during a new transition program. Lincoln Orens Middle School students helped welcome their younger peers, with eighth graders leading building tours and fifth graders answering questions in classroom visits. The fifth grade teachers also addressed their soon-to-be students and helped them get excited for their middle school years.

    This event was coordinated by Guidance Counselor Andrea Porzelt as part of the district’s ongoing initiatives to prepare students for future success. 

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    Future Kindergartners Get Warm Welcomes

    Island Park’s soon-to-be kindergarten students had the opportunity to visit Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School and become acclimated to the building they will regularly attend starting September. On May 28, Pre-K classes took a field trip that introduced them to the school, staff members and other aspects of the upcoming year.

    Principal Jacob Russum welcomed the students as they exited the large school buses that transported them over to Hegarty from Lincoln Orens, where the Universal Pre-K program is housed. The classes then separated into different kindergarten classrooms where teachers led group conversations, discussed various topics about kindergarten and read books. The Pre-K children will “step up” in June, and are already off to an exciting start.

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    Pre K Registration

    Dear Parents and Community Members,

    A limited number of spots are still available for parents interested in enrolling their eligible child in the District’s Universal Pre-Kindergarten for the 2019-20 school year.

    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!      

    UPK registration will be at Francis X. Hegarty School on Friday, June 7, 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.

    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 more applications are received than slots available, 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.

    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.

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    Pre K Registration

    May 3, 2019

    Dear Parents and Community Members,

    A limited number of spots are still available for parents interested in enrolling their eligible child in the District’s Universal Pre-Kindergarten for the 2019-20 school year.

    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!      

    UPK registration will be at Francis X. Hegarty School on Tuesday, May 14, 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.

    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 more applications are received than slots available, 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 on May 28, 2019 for parents of students who are newly accepted and subsequently enrolled in the program.

    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.

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    Summer Camp Application

    City of Long Beach
    Department of Parks & Recreation
    Summer Camp Application

    See Attached...

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    Recreation Spring and Summer Program Registration

    The Recreation Department is open for Spring and Summer registrations.
    Please call the Recreation Office to make an appointment or check the Recreation Link for further details.

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Universal Pre-Kindergarten

    Island Park School District
    Island Park, NY 11558

    June 20, 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 program beginning on Tuesday, September 4!

    The program is a full-day, five day 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!  If more applications are received than slots available, a lottery will be conducted at the next Board of Education Meeting on July 11, 2018 at 7:00 pm. Please call (516) 434-2670 for additional information.

    UPK registration will be on July 6, 2018 by appointment only. Please call Francis X. Hegarty School 434-2670/71 between 9am-3pm 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.

    Should other openings occur during the summer, those children not selected at the lottery on July 11 will be notified in the order in which their name was selected.

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

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary

  

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  

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