The Reorganization Meeting of the Board of Education will be held at 7:30 p.m. It is anticipated that the Board will immediately adjourn to executive session to consider confidential matters relating to negotiations, personnel and legal. Public session will commence at 8:00 p.m. followed by a Public Hearing on the District Wide Safety Plan. The Regular Meeting will commence immediately following. The Meeting will be held live via teleconference.
MEETING CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC DUE TO COVID 19, GOVERNOR'S EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 202.1
A big congratulations goes out to Lily Dono, a third grade student in Mrs. Higgins’ class at John Lewis Childs School! She came in third place in a nationwide essay contest sponsored by The Be Kind People Project. Lily’s essay was chosen from other third-fifth grade entries all over the country. We are so proud of you, Lily! Keep making a difference and the world will be a better place because of people like you!
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.
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John Lewis Childs School fourth graders and brothers Siddharth and Shaurya Doshi, along with their parents Jigar Doshi and Amita Gandhi-Doshi, have been collecting donations and distributing personal protective equipment (PPE) to local nursing homes and rehab facilities.
Using their 3D printer, the family was able to create eye preventative shields for distribution. Additionally, the donations they collected have been given to people who are stitching cloth face masks for nonessential workers such as electricians, plumbers and the elderly.
So far, the family has been able to donate PPEs to Townhouse Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, Apex Rehabilitation and Healthcare, MHH Clinical Services PLLC, Ditmas Park Rehabilitation Center, Buena Vida Continuing Care and Rehabilitation Center, Hands On Physical Therapy and the Floral Park Police Department.
May 11, 2020
Executive Session at 7:00 p.m.
Public Session at 8:00 p.m.
MEETING CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC DUE TO COVID-19, GOVERNOR’s EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 202.1
The Regular Meeting of the Board of Education scheduled for June 8th has been rescheduled to June 1st and a Public Hearing will be held via a videoconference at 8:00 p.m. on:
Monday, June 1, 2020
The Workshop Meeting of the Board of Education
scheduled for Thursday, May 21, 2020 has been cancelled.
TO OUR AMAZING STAFF,
CLICK HERE FOR A RAP VIDEO FROM THE BE KIND CREW - BE ENCOURAGING!!
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that K-12 schools will remain closed for the rest of the academic year. We will continue to provide distance learning for the remainder of this academic year.
A decision about summer school will be made at the end of May.
Thank you to our amazing Cafeteria Staff!! Great job feeding many families each week. Behind the masks are huge smiles!!!!!
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has extended the closure of all schools in the state until
I am continuing to encourage 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.
April 6, 2020
MEETING CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC DUE TO COVID-19, GOVERNOR’s EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 202.1
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.
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.
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Our District is continuing to take extra precautionary measures such as:
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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