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  • Yom Kippur-Schools Closed

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  • Columbus Day—Schools Closed

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  • Election Day—Supt Conf Day—No School for Students

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  • Veterans Day—Schools Closed

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  • Thanksgiving Recess-Schools Closed

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  • Holiday Recess– Schools Closed

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
  • Martin Luther King, Jr Day– Schools Closed

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    Principal Sunshine Letter

    Dear Hegarty Family,

    I want to thank all staff and parents for their assistance in making the start of our school year a success! As a friendly reminder, anyone on school property must wear a mask at all times as per Governor Cuomo’s orders. All students are required to wear a mask when entering the bus in the morning and afternoon. In addition, extra help sessions conducted by classroom teachers will be by invite only.

    Again, thank you for all of your support with your children. I wish all of the families a Happy Yom Kippur.

    Together we are better!

    Sincerely,

    Ms. Cameron
    Principal

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    Site Based Letter and Application

    Dear Parents/Guardians:

    Each year our school Site-Based Committee has transitions due to expiration of terms.  During the 2020-2021 school year, both the Lincoln Orens Middle School and the Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School team will need parent members.  Lincoln Orens Middle School needs two parent members and Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School needs one parent member.  Please note that for the 2020-2021 school year, site-based meetings are being held virtually.

    The school district plan outlines the process for selection of members.  Parents interested in becoming members of the Site-Based Committee must complete the attached interest form.  We will then have a drawing for members at the virtual PTA meeting on October 8, 2020.

    If you wish to participate in the process, please complete the form and return it to the Office of the Superintendent. 

    Your continuing support is appreciated.

    Very truly yours,

    Vincent Randazzo
    Superintendent of Schools

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    Girl Scouts

    Calling All Incoming Kindergarten & 1st Grade Girls!
    Join us for a Virtual Parent Information Meeting.

    See PDF attached...

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    Student of the Month Reimagined

    Since the 2013-2014 school year, we have not changed the criteria for the selection of student of the month.

    We want to develop well-rounded students who are college and career ready with excellent academic opportunities through stellar programs.

    As we researched the attributes of the learners we are trying to develop, we found that they aligned with the IB Learner Profile.

    See PDF attached…

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    (USDA) Has Extended Free Meals For Students Through December 31, 2020

    September 18, 2020

    Dear Island Park Families,

    We have received notification, that pursuant to section 2202(a) of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (P.L. 116-127) and in light of the exceptional circumstances of the COVID-19 public health emergency, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has extended free meals for students through December 31, 2020.

    As a result, all Island Park students will be eligible for breakfast and lunch, at no cost, through December 23, 2020. This will be retroactive from September 9, 2020. All families that paid for their child(ren)’s breakfast and/or lunch will receive a credit in their child(ren)’s account. We strongly encourage our families to continue to complete the Free and Reduced Price Meals application as the extended free meals for students program is subject to change and based upon federal funding.

    Fondly,

    Vincent Randazzo
    Superintendent of Schools

    Francis X. Hegarty Elementary
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    Meet the New Island Park Staff Members

    The Island Park Public Schools welcomed new teachers as the staff at Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School and Lincoln Orens Middle School prepared to open their doors to students. The district informed its newest team members about procedures, programs and goals during an orientation event held on Sept. 2.

    The new faculty members were briefed on Island Park’s practices and policies for safe and positive learning environments, particularly the measures that have been implemented in light of the pandemic. They were greeted by Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Vincent Randazzo and Assistant Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Alison Offerman-Celentano, as well as other administrators. They also met with their mentors and attended various presentations.

    The district is pleased to introduce the following new employees:

    Erika Krieger, Physical Education Teacher
    Ms. Krieger comes to Island Park with a decade of teaching experience in a range of grade levels. She most recently taught in the West Hempstead Union Free School District and has coached multiple sports over the course of her career. She received her Master’s Degree from Hofstra University and Bachelor’s Degree from LIU Post. 

    Julie Costanzo, LOMS ENL Teacher
    Ms. Costanzo served as an ENL teacher and ELL coordinator for the New York City Department of Education for the last five years, prior to which she taught fifth and first grade general education classes. She is skilled in the Columbia University Teacher’s College Reading and Writing Workshop Model. She holds a Master of Science Degree from Molloy College and a Bachelor of Science Degree from St. John’s University.  

    Jaclyn Russo, FXH Speech Teacher
    Ms. Russo joins Island Park from the New York City Department of Education, where she was a speech-language pathologist for the past several years. She holds a Master of Science Degree from Adelphi University and a Bachelor of Science Degree from SUNY New Paltz.

    Gabriella Ferro, LOMS Leave Replacement School Psychologist
    Ms. Ferro previously worked as an intern in both the Central Islip Union Free School District and the Brentwood Union Free School District, where she honed her experience in school psychology. She obtained her Master of Science Degree from CUNY Queens College and her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Stony Brook University.

    Alison Hill, LOMS Art Teacher
    Ms. Hill previously taught art in the West Babylon Union Free School District and the North Bellmore Public Schools. She attained her Master of Arts Degree from Hofstra University and Bachelor of Arts Degree from Queens College. She knows the Island Park community well and worked in the district as a substitute teacher earlier in her career.

    Stacey Shurgin, Personnel Clerk (Administration Office)
    Ms. Shurgin comes to the district with many years of clerical and management experience. She most recently worked at JND Legal Administration as a customer service representative, prior to which she was a client service coordinator at Banfield Pet Hospital. She has a Master’s Degree from Hofstra University and a Bachelor’s Degree from Molloy College. She additionally holds a paralegal certificate.

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