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.

    Click here to view the full letter

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.

    Click here to view the full letter.

Big and Little Buddies’ Thanksgiving

  • Second and fourth grade buddies in Mrs. Engelmann’s and Mrs. Leary’s classes met virtually on Nov. 25. Mrs. Leary read “The Night Before Thanksgiving,” and then the students drew a turkey.

Native American Unit

  • Class 4F is completing a social studies unit about the Native Americans tribes of North America. Here, members of the class model “wampum” (small beads used for decoration and money) in the unique necklaces and bracelets they created.

Pre-K Students Hard at Work

  • Pre-K students have been busy making beautiful artwork in class!

Colorful Experiment

  • Pre-K students participated in a color mixing experiment. They used milk, food coloring and dish soap to mix the colors together.

Science Investigation

  • Fourth graders at Floral Park-Bellerose School recently participated in a science investigation “Shake, Rattle, and Roll” about weathering and erosion.

Proud Artists

  • Fourth graders showed off their work with art teacher Amanda Ellis.


Marble Competition

  • Beginner violinists and violists at Floral Park-Bellerose School took part in a competition to see who can balance a marble on their instruments for the longest period of time. Along with being a fun contest, it also is a wonderful posture exercise. These students were the top third grade “marble champions.”

Board of Education Meeting

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

  • Important COVID-19 Update

    for the Floral Park-Bellerose School

    Click Here

  • 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.



Artists at Work

  • Floral Park-Bellerose School students had fun drawing their school building in class!



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

Floral Park-Bellerose School Opening PowerPoint

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

State Education Department Issues Guidance to Reopen New York State Schools

  • The New York State Education Department today released guidance to help schools and school districts as they plan to reopen, whether that occurs in person, remotely, or in a combination of the two.

    Click here to see the Guidance.

A message from Dr. Kathleen Sottile

FPBSD - Lean on Me

Thank you, Floral Park-Bellerose Community
for always being there for us to lean on!

Executive Order 202.39

  • Executive Order 202.39 FAQ

Teddy Bear Picnic, Part 2

Our Favorite “Shrek Jr.” Memories

Public Hearing on the FPBSD Proposed Budget: Monday, June 1, 2020 at 8:00 PM

Superintendent Update - May 29th, 2020


  • On May 1, 2020, Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.26 setting forth provisions for the rescheduled Annual Meeting for school board elections and budget votes.  The new uniform voting date is Tuesday, June 9, 2020.  All voting will take place via absentee ballot.

    Click here for more information.

Board of Education Meetings

Former JLC graduate Joseph Leone

Joseph recorded, filmed, played every instrument and sings his own back up vocals!!!!!
We all need this positive message!!!! Thank you Joseph!!!!!!

Updated Parent Letter – April 20

Superintendent Update - April 17, 2020

New Grab n Go meal flyer

  • Click here for information about our Grab n Go meal program.

School Closing Information Update - April 16, 2020

Letter from Superintendent - April 9

Board of Education Meeting - April 6, 2020

BOE Meeting Update


    April 6, 2020 
    8:00 p.m. 


April 3, 2020 Update

  • Superintendent Kathleen Sottile would like to share this inspirational message with the community. Stay well. 


    Click Here for a letter from Dr. Kathleen Sottile, Superintendent of Schools.

    Video: YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND performed by the worldwide cast of BEAUTIFUL (in quarantine) for The Actors Fund


  • Click Here for information on changes to our Grab and Go lunch Program.

Important Greenkill Information

  • Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, it has been decided with a heavy heart that the Greenkill 2020 5th grade field trip will be cancelled. The safety of our students and staff is of the utmost importance.  Parents that already submitted payment will be contacted and we will make arrangements to return checks.  If you have any questions regarding your payment, you can contact Janice Hyland at  

Child Care for Essential Workers

  • Click Here for information on Child Care for Essential Workers

Resources for Families

    Beginning  Wednesday, March 18, 2020, we will be providing our students a free Grab and Go lunch between the hours  of 11am and 1pm. There will be no Ala Carte items for sale. Lunches will be distributed for both schools  at the Floral Park Bellerose Elementary School (the entrance for pickup will be on the Poppy Place side lunch door on the black top). All students who are eligible for the free and reduced meal program are encouraged to participate in the meal pick up program.  If you should have an issue with transportation or have a special dietary need, please contact the school lunch office at 516 434 2758 or email Karen Crenshaw at

    Altice (formerly Cablevision) offers a free internet product for students with no Internet access at home.  Installation charges are also waived.  The relationship is directly between parent/guardian and Altice so the school districts and BOCES are not involved except to provide information.  Parents call 1-866-200-9522 to enroll

    • When a parent calls in, they can say they are calling about the offer for free internet service.
    • No documentation is required – just self-identification that they have a K-12 or college student in the household and do not currently have internet access at home.
    • There is no install fee or out of pocket costs for 60 days (as of now)
    • If the address does have an outstanding balance from another account, there is a chance they may deny this unless they can pay that balance or can prove it was not theirs.

     Through the prompts, they will need to select new customer, new service, new Internet.

Superintendent Update

Field and Playground Closure

  • Starting Monday, March 23, 2020, the fields and play structures
    at both the 
    Floral Park-Bellerose and the John Lewis Childs schools
    will be closed.

Our Amazing Cafeteria Staff!!

  • Thank you to our amazing Cafeteria Staff!!  Great job feeding many families each week.  Behind the masks are huge smiles!!!!!

    Amazing Cafeteria Staff!!

State Education Department and New York’s Public Television Stations Announce Expanded Remote

  • NYSED Logo

    State Education Department and New York's Public Television Stations Announce Expanded Remote Learning During Statewide School Closure

    Local Public Media Channels to Broadcast Educational Content for Pre-K to 12th Grade

    Click Here

Information Regarding COVID-19 Coronavirus

  • Impact of COVID-19 on Assessments and Accountability under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act FAQ


    Effective 3/12/20, we will not be permitting any outside community groups to use our indoor school facilities. This does not effect the School Life Plus Program. All outside community groups are currently being contacted.  Girl Scouts, Boys Scouts and any other groups who enter our buildings prior to 6pm are included in this decision as well. Again, this is another precautionary measure and we thank you for your patience and cooperation.   

    Superintendent Letter regarding
    Parent/Teacher conferences and Coronavirus update

    (posted 3/11/2020)

    Please CLICK HERE for the most up to date information regarding the virus.

     Please CLICK HERE for Information about Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

    Superintendent Letter regarding Coronavirus and event postponements
    (posted 3/9/2020)

     Our District is continuing to take extra precautionary measures such as:

    • disinfecting door handles, stairwell handrails, and desks every night
    • cafeteria tables disinfected daily
    • hand sanitizers throughout the building
    • posters around the building reminding everyone to cover that cough/sneeze
    • our buses are being sanitized each day after every run
    • as an added precaution, we will continue to disinfect and sanitize our schools and buses every Saturday as well as reinforce "cover your cough" and frequent hand washing with all students and staff
    • we will also continue to closely monitor this situation and keep you informed of any new developments
    • hand sanitizers are available at our security desks and recommended for all who enter the building

School Happenings

  • Upcoming Events

     Wacky Wednesdays:

    12/2-Crazy Hat Day

    12/9-Mix and Match Day

    12/16-Career Day

    12/22-Pajama Day

    12/7-FPBSD Board of Education Meeting

    12/16-Report Card Distribution

    12/17 PTA Meeting

    12/23 Winter Recess Begins

    1/4 School Reopens

    1/18 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day












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