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Floral Park-Bellerose Main Office - 1-15-2021

  • Today the Floral Park-Bellerose School District was notified that a staff member in the main office at the Floral Park-Bellerose School has tested positive for COVID-19. Based on the information we have to date; staff members, including the main office have been notified accordingly and will be quarantining.  However, following the guidance issued by the New York State Education Department and New York State Department of Health, and as more information has now been provided to us, additional contact tracing needs to be conducted.  We are working closely with the Nassau County Department of Health taking all necessary precautions to ensure the health and safety of our school community.


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FPBS service provider 1-12-213

  • Today, the Floral Park-Bellerose School District was notified that a part-time service provider at the Floral Park-Bellerose School has tested positive for COVID-19. Following the guidance issued by the New York State Education Department and New York State Department of Health, contact tracing was completed.  All contacts were notified and will quarantine.  We will continue to work closely with the Nassau County Department of Health and take all necessary precautions to ensure the health and safety of our school community. The building, especially the room that was occupied by the quarantined individuals, will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.

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Rescheduled Board of Education Meeting - January 19, 2021

  • The GOVERNOR’s EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 202.60 closing public board meetings is now extended through January 29, 2021. Any comments and or/questions from the public will be conducted through email submission. The public may participate by submitting questions or comments by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 15th  for the Tuesday, January 19th meeting. Questions can be directed to  Marybeth Altobelli, DistrictClerk, at maltobelli@fpbsd.org. The email should be no more than 3-4 sentences and shall include name, address, resident or non-resident. The Board will prioritize general questions by topic and will follow up personal questions directly or through the Superintendent. 

Administration Office

  • Dear Floral Park-Bellerose School District Community,

    Today, the Floral Park-Bellerose School District was notified that a staff member at the Administration Office has tested positive for COVID-19. Following the guidance issued by the New York State Education Department and New York State Department of Health, the Administration Office will quarantine and staff will work remotely. Anyone who was in close contact with this individual has been notified.

    We are working closely with the Nassau County Department of Health and are taking all necessary precautions to ensure the health and safety of our school community. The Administration Office building will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.

    As always, the health and safety of all is our foremost priority. 

    Dr. Kathleen Sottile.

Floral Park-Bellerose Elementary School Grab n Go Meals

  • Floral Park-Bellerose Elementary School Grab n Go Meals
    Location: John Lewis Child's School Security Desk at the Main Entrance
    Thursday 1/7/21 and Friday 1/8/21
    From 10:30am-12:30pm

Update on Covid-19 Testing 1-6-21

  • Dear Floral Park-Bellerose School District Community,

    As you may be aware, the COVID numbers continue to rise in our community.  In addition to our most recent closure (FPBS for an initial two days, 1/7 and 1/8), I would like to update you with some further information.  Currently, our district has both students (73) and staff (14) under mandatory quarantine due to either a close contact or being diagnosed with COVID-19.

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Important COVID-19 Information - Update 1-6-21 - FPBS

  • Hello parents of the Floral Park-Bellerose School. Today, at approximately 2:00 pm we were notified that a staff member at the Floral Park-Bellerose School who has been in various places throughout the FPBS building has tested positive for COVID-19.  In consultation with the Nassau County Department of Health, the Floral Park-Bellerose School will be closed for at least tomorrow, Thursday, January 7th and Friday, January 8th.  All Floral Park-Bellerose School faculty and staff will work remotely during this time.  All instruction for the students of the Floral Park-Bellerose School will be conducted remotely as well.

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Important COVID-19 Information - Update 1-5-21 - JLCS

  • Today, the Floral Park-Bellerose School District was notified that a student at the John Lewis Childs School has tested positive for COVID-19. Following the guidance issued by the New York State Education Department and New York State Department of Health, this class, its students and teachers will be quarantined. These teachers and all students affected by this quarantine will be working remotely beginning January 6, 2021 and returning to in-person instruction on January 19, 2021. All parents/guardians of this class and anyone who was in close contact with this student has been notified.

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Board of Education Meeting - January 11, 2021

  • The GOVERNOR’s EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 202.60 closing public board meetings is now extended through January 29, 2021. Any comments and or/questions from the public will be conducted through email submission. The public may participate by submitting questions or comments by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 8th  for the Monday, January 11th meeting. Questions can be directed to  Marybeth Altobelli, DistrictClerk, at maltobelli@fpbsd.org. The email should be no more than 3-4 sentences and shall include name, address, resident or non-resident. The Board will prioritize general questions by topic and will follow up personal questions directly or through the Superintendent. 

Toy Mountain Drive a Success at John Lewis Childs School

  • John Lewis Childs School students were encouraged to bring in store-bought, unwrapped gifts for the annual Toy Mountain drive, held on Dec. 15.

    Due to this year’s need for social distancing, each class in the building received a specific drop-off time during their recess. This kept the students separated and safe while they dropped off the toys in the school’s Hunt Gym. Student Council members, wearing masks and gloves, were stationed in the gym to assist the younger students pile their gifts on the mountain. They also helped to pack up the toys once the drive was finished.

    By the end of the day, approximately 15 large garbage bags were filled with gifts and toys. The Hance Family Foundation picked them up so that they could be distributed throughout New York City, Brooklyn, Harlem and Jamaica, as well as Floral Park. This year, they are being safely delivered by the NYPD.

Floral Park-Bellerose School Hosts Annual Toy Drive

  • Floral Park-Bellerose School students from pre-K to sixth grade have been bringing in gifts for the annual toy drive for the Hance Family Foundation, held from Nov. 30-Dec. 17. The foundation will distribute the toys to children in need around Nassau County on behalf of the students.

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Important COVID-19 Information - Update 12-15-2020 - JLCS

  • Today, the Floral Park-Bellerose School District was notified that a staff member at the John Lewis Childs School has tested positive for COVID-19. The Nassau County Department of Health was contacted immediately. Following the guidance issued by the New York State Education Department and New York State Department of Health, and out of an abundance of caution, two classes, students and teachers will be quarantined.  These teachers and all students affected by this quarantine will be working remotely starting Wednesday, December 16, 2020.

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Important COVID-19 Information - Update 12-11-2020 - FPBS

  • Today, the Floral Park-Bellerose School District was notified by the Nassau County Department of Health that a student at the Floral Park-Bellerose School has tested positive for COVID-19. Following the guidance issued by the New York State Education Department and New York State Department of Health, this class, its students and teacher will be quarantined.  This teacher and all students affected by this quarantine will be working remotely starting Monday.

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Floral Park-Bellerose UFSD Covid-19 Volunteer Testing Questionnaire

Kindergartners at Work and Play

Board of Education Meeting - December 7, 2020

Letter from Dr. Mulcahy, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum

  • With the climbing numbers of positive COVID-19 cases and those students who must quarantine, the District has been preparing our teachers to “livestream.” At this point, we are working collaboratively with our technology department, technology coaches, teachers, and administrators to prepare for this new programming. “Livestreaming” into an in-person class with a quarantined student or students is different than Zooming with an entire class.

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COVID-19 Micro-cluster Focus Zones Update - 12/01/20

Important COVID-19 Information - Update 11-30-2020 - FPBS

  • Today, the Floral Park-Bellerose School District was notified by the Nassau County Department of Health that a student at the Floral Park-Bellerose School has tested positive for COVID-19. Following the guidance issued by the New York State Education Department and New York State Department of Health, this class, its students and teachers will be quarantined. The teachers and all students affected by this quarantine will be working remotely starting tomorrow. 

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Board of Education Meeting - December 7, 2020

  • The GOVERNOR’s EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 202.60 closing public board meetings is now extended through January 1, 2021. Any comments and or/questions from the public will be conducted through email submission. The public may participate by submitting questions or comments by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 4th  for the Monday, December 7th meeting.Questions can be directed to  Marybeth Altobelli, DistrictClerk, at maltobelli@fpbsd.org. The email should be no more than 3-4 sentences and shall include name, address, resident or non-resident. The Board will prioritize general questions by topic and will follow up personal questions directly or through the Superintendent. 

Important COVID-19 Information - Update 11-23-2020 - FPBS

  • Today, the Floral Park-Bellerose School District was notified by the Nassau County Department of Health that a student at the Floral Park-Bellerose School has tested positive for COVID-19. Following the guidance issued by the New York State Education Department and New York State Department of Health, this class, its students and teacher will be quarantined.  This teacher and all students affected by this quarantine will be working remotely starting tomorrow.

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Important COVID-19 Information - Update 11-23-2020 - JLCS

  • Today, the Floral Park-Bellerose School District was notified by the Nassau County Department of Health that the JLC staff member who had multiple contacts with essential staff throughout the building and was symptomatic for COVID-19, has tested positive.  Following the guidance issued by the New York State Education Department and New York State Department of Health, the John Lewis Childs school building will be closed for instruction again on Tuesday, November 24th through Friday, December 4th and will reopen for in person instruction on Monday, December 7th, 2020.


    The Floral Park-Bellerose School will remain open on their regular school schedule.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OF THE FLORAL PARK-BELLEROSE UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT

  •  LEGAL NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to Section 6-d of the New York General Municipal Law, the Board of Education of the Floral Park-Bellerose Union Free School District will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, December 7, 2020 at 8:00 p.m., prevailing time, via teleconference.  Please visit the school district website at www.fpbsd.org for Zoom information.  The purpose of this Public Hearing is to hear all interested parties and citizens regarding a proposed resolution that would authorize the appropriation for the purpose of funding expenditures from the Repair Reserve Fund established by the Board of Education on May 19, 2015, in an amount not to exceed $52,028.07 for the repair of unit ventilators and all related compliance testing; and to repair and renovate restrooms in newly created health offices.  It is anticipated that the Board of Education will vote on this proposed resolution at the public meeting following the hearing.  Said hearing may be adjourned from time to time as necessary. 

DISTRICT WELLNESS COMMITTEE “NOTICE TO THE COMMUNITY”

  • The Floral Park-Bellerose School District Board of Education is now accepting applications for membership in the 2020-21 District Wellness Committee.  The District is seeking three parents to represent the John Lewis Childs School and three parents to represent the Floral Park-Bellerose School.  The District Wellness Committee is responsible for establishing goals and for overseeing the District’s Wellness Policy.  The first meeting is scheduled for Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 2:45 p.m.  Residents of the Floral Park-Bellerose School District, who are at least eighteen years of age and interested in membership on this Committee, are invited to forward a letter of interest and resume by December 3, 2020 to:  Marybeth Altobelli, District Clerk, One Poppy Place, Floral Park, New York 11001 or by email at maltobelli@fpbsd.org.  Please contact Mrs. Karen Crenshaw, Food Service Director, at 516-434-2725 with any questions.

School Tax Letter

Town of Hempstead - Guide to Property Tax Exemptions

NYS COVID-19 Travel Advisory

  • November 10, 2020
    To the Floral Park-Bellerose School District Community,
    While making any holiday plans, we want to share with you the latest travel advisories issued by New York State. 
    Please see the following links for up to date listing of States on the NYS COVID-19 Travel Advisory, as well as CDC Travel Health Notices:

    https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory
    https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices

    If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your
    building principal or me.
    Dr. Kathleen Sottile
    Superintendent of Schools

Cause and Effect Activity

  • Class 2C recently participated in a cause and effect activity for “The Bremen Town Musicians.”

Student Council Election Held at John Lewis Childs School

  • On Nov. 6, John Lewis Childs School hosted its election for president and vice president of Student Council.
    Students from kindergarten through sixth grade had the opportunity to listen to the candidates’ speeches and then cast their vote.
    Aaminah Khondker was elected as president, and Roberto Salinas was elected as vice president.

Superintendent's BOE Report for November 9, 2020

FPBS Fall Art 2020

Class 2B’s X-Rays

  • Class 2B’s X-Rays

    As part of their Halloween celebration, Class 2B at Floral Park-Bellerose School learn about the bones in their bodies. They wrapped up their lesson by making X-Rays of their hands!

Superintendent's BOE Report for October 19, 2020

Fall 2020 Newsletter – Now Available

Floral Park-Bellerose School first graders are budding artists during their lunch recess.

  • Floral Park-Bellerose School first graders are budding artists during their lunch recess.

Important COVID-19 Update for the Floral Park-Bellerose School

  • Important COVID-19 Update

    for the Floral Park-Bellerose School

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Outdoor Tents Pop Up at Floral Park-Bellerose School

  • Outdoor Tents Pop Up at Floral Park-Bellerose School

    Floral Park-Bellerose School students have been able to spend extra time outdoors during the school day due to the recent addition of tents.
    The school currently has three tents, which teachers can sign up to utilize through Google Forms. Classes have been using the tents for outdoor classrooms, mask break locations, social time and more. The tents allow for additional time outside for the students, separate from their scheduled daily recess.

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  • Reading in the Courtyard

    Students at Floral Park-Bellerose School enjoy reading out in the fresh air of the courtyard! While outside and seated apart, they are also allowed to take mask breaks.

Letter from Dr. Sottile, Superintendent of Schools

Board of Education Meeting

Welcome Back Letter from Dr. Sottile, Superintendent of Schools

2020-2021 School Calendar and Handbook

  • 2020-2021 School Calendar and Handbook

    September


    Click here for the Student Handbook

    Editor’s Note: Due to the pandemic, the calendar grids will be posted on a monthly basis.
    Please click the CALENDAR link on the website.

    The information contained in the
    2020-21 calendar grids is subject to change. In addition, the information
    contained in the text pages summarizes the District’s standard procedures.
    For 2020-21, many items including hours of the school day,
    tunnel hours, School Life Plus, programs and field trips will differ.

Remote by Choice Schedule

John Lewis Childs School Opening PowerPoint

Floral Park-Bellerose School Opening PowerPoint

Floral Park-Bellerose SD Response to Coronavirus Testing & Contact Tracing and Digital Equity

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Mission Statement

  • The Floral Park-Bellerose Union Free School District is committed to fostering a safe learning environment that promotes social-emotional, physical and intellectual growth, where students use their creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving skills to be successful, kind and compassionate members of a global society. Students will be prepared for their future, while embracing their individuality with an eagerness to face challenges. Through open, on-going communication, we strive to have our parents, teachers and community members actively involved in educating and developing the whole child.

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