Hegarty School Highlights

News & Announcements

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    Facilities Summer Update – August 1, 2018

    LOMS:   Most of the roofing project will be completed in the next two weeks.  Renovation of canopies at Steven L Foster Auditorium, Audubon Blvd entrance, and at the back entrances of the gymnasium will continue into the beginning of school but will not interfere with school activities. 

    FXH:  Roofing project will be completed in the next two weeks.

    FXH: Substructure project for the Warwick Road side of the elementary school building is nearing completion.  Helical pilings (19-25 feet in length) were installed and all elements of the existing substructure were sandblasted and painted.  Structural steel will be installed between the pilings beginning next week.  This project complements a similar one completed in 1995 for the Deal Road side of the building.  Installation of new flooring will begin next week for select classrooms. The final stage of the substructure project under the Radcliffe Road section of the building will be completed next summer. 

    Air Quality Testing:  Air quality tests have been conducted as required by law with respect to asbestos abatement projects pertaining to the roofing work at LOMS and FXH.  At the end of the month our annual air quality testing will be conducted by Enviroscience in both school buildings. 

    FEMA Mitigation Project:  Thanks to assistance from Assemblywoman Kathleen Rice, our FEMA mitigation timeline for installation of the stackable flood gates and louvres has been extended.  Fabrication of the gates and louvres will begin after Labor Day.  We anticipate completion to occur at the end of February.

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    Tick Prevention

    Dear Parents,

    As you know, end-of-the-year trips to Shell Creek Park for kindergarten, first, and second grades are this week.  Also, during the summer, both children and adults frequent local or regional fields and parks for various family or other recreation-related activities.  Last month, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) recognized May as Lyme Disease Awareness Month.  Lyme disease is caused through the bite of an infected blacklegged tick.  Therefore, in addition to staying away from high grass, precautionary measures can be taken to avoid contact with ticks in grassy locations such as fields and parks.  Therefore, it is advisable that children wear protective clothing such as lightweight long pants, socks, and lightweight shirts with long sleeves.  

    If you wish to obtain more information about preventing lyme disease, please visit the New York State Department of Health website at https://www.health.gov.  Please be mindful of the aforementioned as we conclude the school year and transition to an enjoyable summer.


    Jacob M. Russum

    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



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.pdf  

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.pdf 

Community Letter WHHS

The following letters have been mailed to all members of the community and should be received by Saturday (7/14) or Monday (7/16).

See letters: 
Community Letter WHHS.pdf ) ( Community Letter WHHS Spanish.pdf )
High School Plans WHHS.pdf ) ( High School Plans WHHS Spanish.pdf )

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Find us on Facebook!

In our ongoing effort to keep the community up-to-date with the latest district news and announcements, the Island Park Public Schools has launched an informational Facebook page. This page can be accessed by searching “Island Park Public Schools” on Facebook. By clicking “like,” you will be able to see the latest posts about student achievements, exciting events, interesting programs and important alerts in your newsfeed. Thank you for your support of our students and educational initiatives. We look forward to sharing many success stories as the year progresses.