As we are coming to the end of our two week packets please be aware that teachers will be contacting parents shortly to ensure continuity of learning in the weeks ahead. Please continue to check your email or any other means of communication you are using with your teacher (ex: Remind, Class Dojo).
Additionally, please continue to check the district website for information regarding the ongoing health emergency and school closings.
WE MISS YOU JLCS!!! BE WELL AND HANG IN THERE!
WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER!
Please join us in celebrating JLCS Spirit Week virtually. Click here to see flier!
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has extended the closure of all schools in the state until
This means that no students are to report to school from
Monday, March 16th through Wednesday, April 15th.
There will be no activities or events during this time.
As more cases of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) are confirmed in our district and community, I am encouraging you to visit the link below for more information on:
What to Do If You Are Sick or Feel Sick, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are- sick/steps-when-sick.html.
Also, please visit the link below for more information on 15 Days to Slow the Spread of COVID-19, https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp- content/uploads/2020/03/03.16.20_coronavirus-guidance_8.5x11_315PM.pdf.
The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Hotline Number is 1-888-364-3065.
FREE GRAB AND GO LUNCH PROGRAM
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 KCrenshaw@fpbsd.org
ALTICE HOME INTERNET
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
Through the prompts, they will need to select new customer, new service, new Internet.
Please fill out the form below to request an iPad for home use. Please complete one for each child you are requesting an iPad for.
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
Update to Superintendent Letter Dated 3/9/202:
Effective today, March 13, 2020 through Arpil 8th, 2020, we are postponing all field trips, events, and both schools’ Drama Productions.
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.
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)
Our District is continuing to take extra precautionary measures such as:
FLORAL PARK-BELLEROSE ALERT!
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PARENTS! This is a secondary system, and most school to home communication is sent via the ConnectED system. If you are not receiving messages from your school, please contact the main office of your school.
In order to avoid congestion, the main entrance should only be used if your child is attending an early morning activity or arriving to school after 8:20a.m. Most of our clubs and extra help do not begin until 7:30am. Please do not bring your child any earlier as our security personnel begins the day at 7:30am. All students that walk to school enter the school from the playground. Students should enter the building through the doors on either side of the auditorium (Exits 8 and 10). There are staff members monitoring these exits. The first bell rings at 8:10 a.m. and students may enter the building at this time. We ask that students who walk to school, time their arrival so as not to arrive before 8:10 a.m. They will not be considered late until 8:20 a.m.
DROP OFF PROCEDURES – Drop off is on the east side of Flower Avenue where staff members are stationed assisting in the utilization of the STOP, DROP, and ROLL procedure. These staff members guide students to walk to the corner of Flower and Elizabeth where the crossing guard directs students across the street. There are additional staff members at the receiving corner to guide students into the school building at the corner exit (Exit 15). This protocol enables parents to quickly pull to the curb and allow the child to exit the car and then pull right back out. It allows traffic in this area to move smoothly. Cars may not park in this area and children should have all their items on hand so that they may be able to quickly exit the car.
Please review the above procedures with your child and if you have any questions, please contact the main office.
Mrs. Susan Fazio
Mrs. Kristina Lynch
Ms. Deborah Falco