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.
Monday 11/30 10:30am-12pm
Wednesday 12/2 10:30am-12pm
Friday 12/4 10:30am- 12pm
Pick up is at the Front of the School by the corner of Flower Ave. and Elizabeth St.
You will be getting multiple meals on Monday and Wednesday
Please Contact the Lunch Office with any questions
As per the GOVERNOR’s EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 202.60 closing public board meetings is now extended through December 3, 2020. 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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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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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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.
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 email@example.com. Please contact Mrs. Karen Crenshaw, Food Service Director, at 516-434-2725 with any questions.
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:
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your
building principal or me.
Dr. Kathleen Sottile
Superintendent of Schools
Class 2C recently participated in a cause and effect activity for “The Bremen Town Musicians.”
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.
The Regular Meeting of the Board of Education will be held via teleconference on Monday, November 9, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. The Board will Immediately adjourn to executive session to consider confidential matters relating to negotiations, personnel, and legal matters.
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!
In celebration of the autumn season and upcoming Halloween holiday, the schoolyard at John Lewis Childs School transformed into a pumpkin patch from Oct. 27-28.
Pre-K to second grade students were invited to visit the patch, which was set up beneath an outdoor tent and decorated with scarecrows, hay and corn stalks. Once the students selected their perfect pumpkin, they headed over another tent that had two tables offering stickers and spooky masks. PTA members were stationed to help the students pick out their decorations, which would be used to personalize their pumpkins once they got back to the classroom.
Remote kindergartners, first graders and second graders were also invited to pick out pumpkins at the patch after school hours.
Floral Park-Bellerose School first graders are budding artists during their lunch recess.
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.
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.
2020-2021 School Calendar and 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.
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