April 6, 2020
MEETING CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC DUE TO COVID-19, GOVERNOR’s EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 202.1
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 29th.
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.
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.
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
Parents and guardians of children who legally live in the Floral Park-Bellerose Union Free School District, who contemplate sending their children to private and/or non-public schools outside the school district during the 2020-21 school year, are reminded that they must file an application for bus transportation by April 1, 2020. This is New York State Law.
Application forms are available on the District website under the Departments tab then click on Transportation or at the Floral Park-Bellerose UFSD Administration Offices, 1 Poppy Place, Floral Park, NY 11001, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
All applications must be completed with corresponding paperwork and returned before the April 1st deadline to: Transportation Office, Floral Park-Bellerose UFSD, 1 Poppy Place, Floral Park, NY 11001.
Current School Year Calendar Revision (2019-2020)
Thursday, March 19, 2020 and Friday, March 20, 2020 will now be non student days.
Teachers will be doing professional development in the morning.
Parent/Teacher conferences will remain as scheduled in the afternoon.
Floral Park-Bellerose School students have been learning the poses and relaxing techniques of yoga during classes offered through the Nassau BOCES Arts in Education program. This is the second year that the students have been able to take yoga classes during the school day.
Students at John Lewis Childs School participated in activities to help make a difference in the lives of others during the school’s 11th annual Day of Giving on Dec. 20.
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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.