Massapequa Public Schools
Massapequa Public Schools
Page Board of Education ii Public Meeting Dates ii Central Office Directory Central Administration 1 Business Office 1 K-12 Program Administrators 1 District Office Hours 1 Student Registration 1 Central Switchboard 1 Directory of Schools 2 Parent-Teacher Associations 3 School Information Emergency Closing of Schools 4 Make-Up Days Schedule 4 Delayed School Opening 4 Messages for Children and Teachers 4 Parent Conferences and Visits 4 School Playgrounds 4 Public Information 4 Pesticide Notification 4 District Policies Dignity Act/Code of Conduct 5 Attendance Information 6 Student Dress Code 6 Release of Directory Information 7 Student Records 7 Health Services 7 Homework 7 Page Absence Notification 8 Emergency Management 8 ESSA Notification 8 Sex Offender Information 8 Religious Observances 8 Student Services and Programs Student Activities 9 Homebound Instruction 9 Kindergarten 9 Student Employment 9 School Lunch Service 9 Extra Help and Tutorial Programs 9 Special Education/Student Support Svcs 9 Guidance 10 Psychological Services 10 Social Workers 10 Literacy Program 10 Summer School 10 Transportation 10 The Testing Program 11 Important High School Test Dates 11 Community Services and Programs MTA 12 Citizens Advisory Committees 12 Voter Registration 12 M-Tract 12 Adult Continuing Education 12 Recreation 12 Young People’s Cultural Arts Workshop 13 Massapequa Philharmonic Orchestra 13 Summer Fine Arts 13 Massapequa Public Library 13 2006-2007 CALENDAR AND HANDBOOK DIRECTORY i 2018-2019 CALENDAR AND HANDBOOK DIRECTORY Our mission is to educate all students to their highest level of academic potential and to teach them the skills and knowledge to become capable, creative and responsible members of our society.
Responsibility for learning must be shared by all - children, parents, teachers and community. ABBREVIATIONS BL = Birch Lane EL = East Lake FF = Fairfield RJL = Lockhart McK = McKenna Unq = Unqua BMS = Berner Middle School MHS = Massapequa High School Wksp = Workshop
ii BOARD OF EDUCATION The Massapequa Board of Education consists of five members, each elected by the registered vot- ers of the Massapequa Union Free School District, Town of Oyster Bay for three-year terms who serve without pay. The Board, representing the residents of the District, is the legislative and policy-making body responsible for all regulations governing pub- lic education within District schools. The Board of Education delegates the overall management of these policies to the Superintendent of Schools as its Chief Executive Officer. The Superintendent may, in turn, further delegate authority to the administrative staff, to faculty members, and to students.
Timothy Taylor, President Anne Marie Bellizzi, School District Clerk Lisa Beratis, School District Treasurer Guercio and Guercio, School District Attorneys BOARD OF EDUCATION PUBLIC MEETINGS The Board of Education generally holds two busi- ness meetings per month, normally scheduled on the first and third Thursdays in the Board Room, Administrative Wing of Massapequa High School. Except as noted on the calendar, meetings are called to order at 7 p.m., at which time the Board enters into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing specific personnel, negotiations and/or contractual items.
The public session begins at approximately 8 p.m. Changes in the date, time, and/or location of Board meetings, as well as advance copies of Board meeting agendas, are available on the District website www.msd.k12.ny.us, or by contacting the District Clerk (308-5001) the Monday preceding a meeting. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend and participate in all regular meetings of the Board of Education. Residents’ input and questions will be addressed within reasonable time frames and procedures as set by the Board of Education. Timothy Taylor President Gary Baldinger Vice President Jeanine Caramore Secretary Kerry Wachter Trustee MASSAPEQUA UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT Town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York Massapequa Board of Education 2018 - 2019
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY August 20 - Varsity/JV Football Starts August 27 - Varsity/JV Fall Sports Begin *MHS is NOT a test center for the ACT on Sept. 8 **NOTE: Observance begins at sundown the previous day. All activities must end early enough on the previous day to allow students to be home before sundown. 1 2 3 Labor Day Schools Closed 4 Superintendent’s Conference Day Schools Closed 5 Teacher Orientation Day Schools Closed 6 MHS V/JV Fall Parent/Athlete Mtg, 7PM First Day of School 7 Kindergarten Begins 8 ACT* OCTOBER 2018 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 SEPTEMBER 2018 AUGUST 2018 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
9 10 Rosh Hashanah** Schools Closed 11 12 Unq PTA Gen Mtg 9:45 AM BMS Fall Sports begin Ames Back to School Night 7PM Library Bd Mtg 7:45PM Senior Center @ McK Begins 13 BOE Public Session 8 PM Board Room1 14 BL PTA Gen Mtg 9:45 AM MHS College Mini Fair #1 8:15 AM - 9:45 AM 15 Young People’s Cultural Arts Wksp In-Person Registration 10 AM-1 PM @ BMS 16 17 BMS Back to School Night Gr 6 only, Time TBA BMS Back to School Night Gr 7 & 8 only, Time TBA PTA Council Exec Mtg MHS 7:45 PM Young People’s Cultural Arts Wksp In-Person Registration 7- 9 PM @ AMES 18 McK PTA Exec/Gen Mtg 9 AM Jr/Sr PTSA Gen Mtg BMS 7:30 PM 19 Yom Kippur** 20 RJL PTA Gen Mtg 9 AM EL PTA Exec Mtg 7PM BL, FF, Unq Back to School Night 7PM MHS Gr 12 “College Application Process” Wksp 7PM 21 MHS College Mini Fair #2 10:30 AM - 12 PM 22 23 30 24 BMS Fall Parent/Athlete Mtg 7PM FF PTA Gen Mtg 7PM 25 MHS Back to School Night 7PM 26 EL, RJL, McK Back to School Night 7PM SEPTA Gen Mtg McK Sr.
Ctr 7PM 27 MHS Gr 12 “Financial Aid for College” Wksp 7PM BOE Public Session 8 PM Board Room1 28 MHS College Mini Fair #3 8:15 AM - 9:45 AM 29 1Please refer to page ii for more information about the Board of Education meetings.
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 1 Adult Education Begins 3 2 3 4 Open Recreation Gr 7-12 & Alumni @ MHS 7 - 10 PM 5 First Mid-Quarter Appraisals, Gr 6-12 6 SAT/SAT Subject 7 8 Columbus Day Schools Closed 9 10 Ames Guidance Wksp “Successful Start to HS” 7 PM Unq PTA Exec/Gen Mtg 6:30 PM / 7:00PM Library Bd Mtg 7:45 PM 11 BOE Public Session 8 PM Board Room1 12 BL PTA Gen Mtg 9:45 AM 13 PSAT/NMSQT Young People’s Cultural Arts Wksp @ Ames NOVEMBER 2018 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 OCTOBER 2018 SEPTEMBER 2018 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
14 Mass Phil Orch Concert BMS 3 PM 15 PTA Council Exec Mtg MHS 7:45 PM 16 EL PTA Gen Mtg 9 AM FF PTA Gen Mtg 9:45 AM McK PTA Exec/Gen Mtg 7 PM 17 18 19 20 Homecoming Parade 12:30 PM Varsity Football vs Baldwin 2 PM Young People’s Cultural Arts Wksp @ Ames 21 22 23 RJL PTA Gen Mtg 7 PM 24 Jr/Sr PTSA Gen Mtg BMS 7:30 PM 25 BOE Public Session 8 PM Board Room1 26 27 ACT Young People’s Cultural Arts Wksp @ Ames 28 MHS SADD “Safe Halloween” 1-4 PM 29 30 Tri-M Induction MHS 7 PM 31 Adult Ed Classes NOT in Session 1Please refer to page ii for more information about the Board of Education meetings.
DECEMBER 2018 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 NOVEMBER 2018 OCTOBER 2018 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 1 2 McK PTA Exec/Gen Mtg 9 AM MHS Drama Presentation, Aud 7 PM 3 SAT/SAT Subject Young People’s Cultural Arts Wksp @ Ames 4 5 BMS Winter I Sports Begin PTA Council Exec Mtg MHS 7:45 PM 6 Adult Ed Classes NOT in Session Superintendent’s Conference Day Election Day Schools Closed 7 Varsity/JV Wrestling Begins 8 9 First Marking Period Ends, Gr 6-12 10 Young People’s Cultural Arts Wksp @ Ames
11 12 Veterans Day Schools Closed 13 RJL PTA Exec Mtg 7PM BL PTA Exec/Gen Mtg 6:45 PM EL PTA Exec Mtg 7 PM Winter Varsity/JV Sports Begin 14 Unq PTA Gen Mtg 9:45 AM SEPTA Exec/Gen Mtg McK Sr. Ctr 7 PM Library Bd Mtg 7:45 PM 15 FF PTA Exec/Gen Mtg 7 PM BOE Public Session 8 PM Board Room1 16 BMS Musical LISFA Secondary Rehearsals, Gr 9 - 12 17 BMS Musical Young People’s Cultural Arts Wksp @ Ames LISFA Secondary Rehearsals, Gr 9 - 12 18 LISFA Secondary Concert 19 BMS Winter I Parent/Athlete Mtg 7PM Adult Ed Classes NOT in Session 20 MHS Winter Parent/Athlete Mtg 7 PM 21 Adult Ed Classes NOT in Session Rapid Dismissal Drills Gr K-12 22 Thanksgiving Day Schools Closed 23 24 25 26 AIDS Awareness Week 27 MHS Gr 11 College Admissions Wksp Part 1, 7 PM 28 Jr/Sr PTSA Exec/Gen Mtg MHS 7:00 PM 29 NYSSMA All-State Conference 30 NYSSMA All-State Conference 1Please refer to page ii for more information about the Board of Education meetings.
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 2 1 SAT/SAT Subject Open Recreation Gr 9-12 & Alumni @ MHS 1-4 PM Young People’s Cultural Arts Wksp @ Ames NYSSMA All-State Conference 2 Open Recreation Gr 7-12 & Alumni @ MHS 1-4 PM NYSSMA All-State Conference 3 BMS Gr 6 Parent/Teacher Conferences, 7-9PM 4 MHS Gr 11 College Admissions Wksp Part 2, 7 PM BMS Gr 6 Parent/Teacher Conferences, 7-9PM 5 Elementary Parent/Teacher Conferences, Gr K-5 Report Cards distributed @ conference Early Dismissal on 12/5-12/7 Schedule to follow Afternoon & Evening Conferences 6 Afternoon Conferences BOE Public Session 8 PM Board Room1 7 Afternoon Conferences K-5 Report Cards on Parent Portal 8 ACT Young People’s Cultural Arts Wksp @ Ames JANUARY 2019 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 DECEMBER 2018 NOVEMBER 2018 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
9 Mass Phil Orch Concert BMS 3 PM 10 Library Bd Mtg 7:45PM First Night of Hanukkah 11 BMS Concert #1, 7 PM 12 BMS Concert #2, 7 PM 13 BMS Concert #3, 7 PM 14 Second Mid-Quarter Appraisals, Gr. 6-12 15 Young People’s Cultural Arts Wksp @ Ames 16 17 18 BMS Concert #4, 7 PM 19 MHS Holiday Concert Aud 8 PM 20 MHS Holiday Alumni Concert Aud 8 PM 21 22 23 30 24 Christmas Eve 31 New Year’s Eve 25 Christmas Day 26 Holiday Recess Schools Closed 27 28 Massapequa Holiday Wrestling Tournament 29 1Please refer to page ii for more information about the Board of Education meetings.
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 1 New Year’s Day Holiday Recess Schools Closed 2 Incoming Gr 9 Parent Orientation 7PM Ames Cafeteria 3 BOE Public Session 8 PM Board Room1 4 5 Young People’s Cultural Arts Wksp @ Ames 6 7 Current Gr 6 & 7 Electives Mtg 7pm BMS PTA Council Exec Mtg MHS 7:45 PM 8 BL PTA Gen Mtg 6:45 PM Ames Winter Concert @ MHS 8 PM 9 FF PTA Gen Mtg 9:45 AM NMEA Division 1 Reharsal All County Gr.
5 Incoming Gr 6 Parent Orientation BMS 7pm 10 RJL Gr 5 Companion Night 7 PM 11 NMEA Division 1 Reharsal All County Gr. 5 12 NMEA Division 1 Reharsal All County Gr. 5 Young People’s Cultural Arts Wksp @ Ames FEBRUARY 2019 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 JANUARY 2019 DECEMBER 2018 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
13 NMEA Division 1 Reharsal All County Gr. 5 14 McK PTA Exec/Gen Mtg 7 PM Library Bd Mtg 7:45PM 15 EL PTA Exec Mtg 7 PM McK Gr 5 Companion Night 7 PM NMEA All County Rehearsals & Concerts Divisions 2-5, Gr 6-12 (1/15 - 1/20) 16 Unq PTA Gen Mtg 9:45 AM SEPTA Gen Mtg McK Sr. Ctr 7 PM FF Gr 5 Companion Night 7 PM 17 BOE Public Session 8 PM Board Room1 18 19 Young People’s Cultural Arts Wksp @ Ames 20 NMEA All County Rehearsals & Concerts Divisions 2-5, Gr 6-12 (1/15 - 1/20) 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Schools Closed 22 EL Gr 5 Companion Night 7 PM BMS Winter II Sports Begins Midterm & Regents Testing Days Gr 9-12 23 Unq Gr 5 Companion Night 7 PM Jr/Sr PTSA Gen Mtg MHS 7:30 PM 24 RJL PTA Exec Mtg 7 PM 25 Second Marking Period Ends, Gr 6-12 26 Young People’s Cultural Arts Wksp Inclement Weather Make Up Day @ Ames 27 28 Summer Recreation CA, Leader & Volunteer Online Application Process Begins 29 BL Gr 5 Companion Night 7 PM 30 31 BMS Winter II Parent/Athlete Mtg 7 PM 1Please refer to page ii for more information about the Board of Education meetings.
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY *Kindergarten Registration - Incoming Kindergartners for Sept. 2019. Announcement mailed home and information made available on district website. 1 2 3 4 PTA Council Exec Mtg MHS 7:45 PM 5 6 RJL PTA Gen Mtg 9 AM 7 BOE Public Session & Budget Presentation #1 8 PM Board Room1 8 BL PTA Gen Mtg 9:45 AM 9 MARCH 2019 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 FEBRUARY 2019 JANUARY 2019 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
10 11 MHS Band Concert 8 PM Library Bd Mtg 7:45PM 12 FF PTA Gen Mtg 7 PM EL PTA Gen Mtg 7 PM 13 Unq PTA Gen Mtg 7 PM 14 15 16 17 18 Presidents’ Day 19 20 Winter Recess Schools Closed 21 22 23 24 25 26 Kingergarten Registration* EL, RJL, McK 27 Jr/Sr PTSA Gen Mtg MHS 7:30 PM 28 1Please refer to page ii for more information about the Board of Education meetings.
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY *Kindergarten Registration - Incoming Kindergartners for Sept. 2019. Announcement mailed home and information made available on district website. 1 LIFSFA Intermediate Rehearsals & Concerts Gr 5-8 Kingergarten Registration* BL, FF, Unq Third Mid-Quarter Appraisals, Gr 6-12 2 3 LISFA Intermediate Concert 4 MHS Varsity/JV Spring Sports Begin PTA Council Exec Mtg MHS 7:45 PM 5 6 7 Senior Citizen Preview of MHS Musical MHS Aud, 12:30 PM BOE Public Session & Budget Presentation #2 8 PM Board Room1 8 MHS Musical K-5 Report Cards on Parent Portal 9 MHS Musical SAT APRIL 2019 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 MARCH 2019 FEBRUARY 2019 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
1Please refer to page ii for more information about the Board of Education meetings. 10 11 MHS Varsity/JV Spring Parent/Athlete Mtg, 7 PM Library Bd Mtg 7:45PM 12 EL PTA Exec Mtg 7 PM BL PTA Exec/Gen Mtg 6:45 PM 13 FF PTA Exec/Gen Mtg 9:45 AM Unq PTA Gen Mtg 9:45 AM SEPTA Exec/Gen Mtg McK Sr. Ctr 7 PM 14 15 McK PTA Exec/Gen Mtg 9 AM 16 17 Mass Phil Orch Concert BMS 3 PM 18 19 MHS Orchestra/Jazz Concert 8 PM 20 MHS Chorus Concert 8 PM 21 BOE Public Session & Budget Presentation #3 8 PM Board Room1 22 Summer Recreation CA, Leader & Volunteer Online Application Deadline 23 24 31 25 Faculty Recital MHS 7 PM 26 RJL PTA Gen Mtg 7 PM 27 World Language Festival MHS 7 PM Jr/Sr PTSA Exec/Gen Mtg BMS 7 PM 28 29 30
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 1 BMS Spring Sports Begin PTA Council Exec Mtg MHS 7:45 PM 2 3 MHS Mandatory Prom Meeting 7 PM Gr 3-8 NYS ELA Assessments (4/1-4/8) 4 RJL PTA Exec Mtg 7PM BOE Public Session & Budget Adoption 8 PM Board Room1 5 Third Marking Period Ends, Gr 6-12 6 Science Discovery Fair 7 10th Annual 1K/3K Wellness Run & Fair 9 AM 8 Library Bd Mtg 7:45PM Gr 3-8 NYS ELA Assessments (4/1-4/8) 9 MHS Mandatory Prom Meeting 7PM SEPTA Exec/Gen Mtg McK Sr. Ctr 7PM 10 FF PTA Gen Mtg 7 PM Unq PTA Exec/Gen Mtg 6:30 PM / 7:00 PM NYSSMA Solo Festival @ Plainedge HS 11 BMS Spring Parent/Athlete Mtg NYSSMA Solo Festival @ Plainedge HS 12 BL PTA Gen Mtg 9:45 AM 13 ACT* MAY 2019 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 APRIL 2019 MARCH 2019 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
14 15 McK PTA Exec/Gen Mtg 7PM 16 EL PTA Gen Mtg 9AM Elementary Advanced Concerts: EL @ BMS 7PM FF @ MHS 7PM McK @ McK 7PM BOCES Budget Vote 17 Elementary Advanced Concerts: RJL @ McK 7PM BL @ MHS 7PM Unq @ BMS 7PM 18 BOE Public Session 8 PM Board Room1 19 Good Friday First Night of Passover Schools Closed 20 21 Easter Sunday 22 23 24 April Recess Schools Closed 25 Emergency Make-Up Day #4 26 Emergency Make-Up Day #3 27 Last Night of Passover 28 Greek Orthodox Easter 29 30 Tri-M Recital MHS 7pm Jr/Sr PTSA Gen Mtg MHS 7:30 PM 1Please refer to page ii for more information about the Board of Education meetings.
MHS is NOT a test center for the ACT on April 13.
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 1 AP Studio in Drawing Exhibit MHS Upper Gym 7:30pm Meet the Candidates MHS Aud 7:30PM 2 MHS NHS Induction 7PM Gr 3-8 NYS Math Assessments (4/30-5/7) 3 NYSSMA Ensembles & All-State Auditions @ JFK HS Bellmore/Merrick 4 SAT/SAT Subject 5 Mass Phil Orch Concert BMS 3 PM 6 BMS Spring Concert #1 PTA Council Exec Mtg MHS 7:45 PM Gr 3-8 NYS Math Assessments (4/30-5/7) 7 BMS Spring Concert #2 8 BMS Spring Concert #3 Advanced Placement Exams 9 All Elementary Rehearsal #1 @ BMS 6:30 - 8:30 PM BOE Public Session & Budget Hearing 8 PM Board Room1 10 BL PTA Gen Mtg 9:45 AM 11 JUNE 2019 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 MAY 2019 APRIL 2019 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
12 13 McK PTA Exec/Gen Mtg 9 AM Unq PTA Gen Mtg 9:45 AM Elementary Beginner Concerts: FF @ MHS 7 PM EL @ BMS 7 PM McK @ McK 7 PM Library Bd Mtg 7:45PM 14 All Elementary Rehearsal #2 @ BMS 6:30 - 8:30 PM EL PTA Gen Mtg 7 PM Voter Registration Day @ each Voting Location 4 - 8 PM 15 BMS Spring Concert #4 Advanced Placement Exams 16 RJL PTA Gen Mtg 9AM FF PTA Gen Mtg 9:45AM BMS NJHS Induction 7 PM Last Day for Voter Registration 17 Fourth Mid-Quarter Appraisals, Gr 6-12 18 19 20 All Elementary Concert @ BMS 7:30 PM 21 BL Beginner Concert MHS 7 PM Budget Vote 6 AM - 9 PM 22 Elementary Beginner Concerts: RJL @ McK 7 PM Unq @ BMS 7 PM Gr 4 & 8 NYS Science Performance Assessment (5/22-5/31) NAHS Induction Ceremony MHS 7pm Registration Begins for Summer Programs 23 Tenure & Retiree Reception BOE Public Session 8 PM Board Room1 24 Emergency Make-Up Day #1 25 26 27 Memorial Day Schools Closed 28 MHS Guidance Wksp “Transition to College for Senior Parents” in conjunction with YES Community Counseling Center, 7 PM Kindergarten Screening for incoming K Students 5/28-5/31 Gr 4 & 8 NYS Science Performance Assessment (5/22-5-31) 29 Ames Spring Concert MHS 8 PM 30 Jr/Sr PTSA Gen Mtg Ames 7:30 PM Science Research Symposium MHS 7PM 31 1Please refer to page ii for more information about the Board of Education meetings.
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 1 SAT/SAT Subject 2 3 BMS Gr 6 & 7 Award Ceremony 7PM Gr 4 & 8 NYS Science Written Assessment Global History and Geography Regents Testing - Grade 10 4 MHS Concert #1 BL PTA Gen Mtg 6:45 PM BMS NJAHS Induction Ceremony 6PM BMS Art Exhibit 7PM 5 MHS Concert #2 SEPTA Awards Night McK Sr. Ctr 7PM 6 BMS Gr 8 Award Ceremony 7PM Ames HS Art Exhibit 7PM BOE Public Session 8 PM Board Room1 7 8 ACT JULY 2019 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 JUNE 2019 MAY 2019 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
9 10 PTA Council Installation Ames 7PM Library Bd Mtg 7:45PM 11 FF PTA Reorg Mtg 9:45 AM McK PTA Gen Mtg 6PM RJL PTA Gen Mtg 7PM Unq PTA Gen Mtg 7PM Senior Athletic Awards Banquet 7 PM 12 3rd Grade Intrumental Parent Mtg @ McK 7PM BMS Whole New World Gr 5 Parent Meeting 6PM 13 MHS Senior Awards 6 PM MHS Aud Gr 9-12 Final Exams Begin 14 15 16 17 Regents Testing Days 18 PTA Council Reorg Mtg McK Sr. Ctr 7:45 PM 19 Jr/Sr PTSA Gen Mtg MHS 7:30 PM 20 FF Moving Up Ceremony McK Moving Up Ceremony BOE Public Session 8 PM Board Room1 21 BL Moving Up Ceremony RJL Moving Up Ceremony 22 23 30 24 EL Moving Up Ceremony Early Dismissal All Elementary Schools Regents Testing Days MHS Graduation 25 Unq Moving Up Ceremony 26 Last Day of School K-5 Report Cards on Parent Portal Fourth Marking Period Ends, Gr 6-12 27 28 29 1Please refer to page ii for more information about the Board of Education meetings.
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 BOE Public Session 8 PM Board Room1 3 4 Independence Day 5 6 7 8 Summer Rec Begins 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 JULY 2019 1Please refer to page ii for more information about the Board of Education meetings.
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 BOE Public Session 8 PM Board Room1 2 3 4 5 6 7 kk 8 9 Last Day of Summer Rec, 1/2 Day 10 11 12 13 Regents Testing Days 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 SAT/SAT Subject MHS is NOT a test center 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 AUGUST 2019 1Please refer to page ii for more information about the Board of Education meetings.
CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION District Administration Building Massapequa High School 4925 Merrick Road, Massapequa, NY 11758 516-308-5000 Lucille F. Iconis, Superintendent of Schools Alan C. Adcock, Deputy Superintendent Dr. Thomas J. Fasano, Asst. Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Diana Haanraadts, Asst. to the Superintendent for Instructional Support & General Administration Robert Schilling, Asst. to the Superintendent for HR and General Administration Bryan R. Piotrowski, Executive Director Technology and General Administration Jordan McCaw, Executive Director for Pupil Personnel Services Lisa Silveri, Administrative Associate General Administration BUSINESS OFFICE Christine Petrullo, Assistant Business Director/Purchasing Agent Timothy O’Donnell, Director of Facilities and Operations Keyana Wright, Supervisor of Transportation Paul Heckelman, Director of School Lunch K - 12 PROGRAM ADMINISTRATORS John Piropato, Director of Health, Athletics and Physical Education Kelly Anne Gelfer, Director of Fine and Performing Arts Tina Farrell, Curriculum Associate for ELA & Library Media Services William Anderson, Curriculum Associate for World Languages ToniAnne Summers, Curriculum Associate for Math Lisa Caputo, Curriculum Associate for Science Dr.
Brian Trapani, Curriculum Associate for Social Studies TBA, Supervisor of Literacy K-12 OFFICE The Board of Education, Administrative and Business Offices are open daily through- out the year from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, except for legal and certain school holidays. Hours may be slightly different during the summer.
SCHOOL TELEPHONES STUDENT REGISTRATION 308-5094 CENTRAL SWITCHBOARD 308-5000 The switchboard is open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Hours may be slightly different dur- ing the summer. The Board of Education condemns all harassment of a sexual nature between staff, students and staff, and students. The Board acknowledges that such conduct is illegal, in that it violates an individual’s civil rights, and under certain circumstances may con- stitute criminal conduct or may be in violation of the laws against child abuse or mal- treatment. District policy and regulations regarding sexual harassment are available to the public in each school building and at the District Office.
It is the policy of this District to provide equal educational and employment opportu- nities without regard to gender, race, color, national origin, age, religion or disability. The Massapequa Board of Education has appointed the Asst. Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, Dr. Thomas Fasano and Asst. to the Superintendent for HR and General Administration, Robert Schilling, Massapequa Public Schools, 4925 Merrick Road, Massapequa, New York, 11758, telephone 308-5000, and the admin- istrative staff as the district officials responsible for the coordination of activities relat- ing to compliance with Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972.
The District CSE Chairperson, Dr. Jennifer Mazzotta-Perretti, Massapequa Public Schools, 4925 Merrick Road, Massapequa, New York, 11758, telephone 308-5000 is the appointed individual responsible for coordination of activities related to compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
In accordance with 40 CFR 763.84.c, regard this statement as the district’s annual notification to all workers, students and or their legal guardians that the district con- tinues to maintain its Asbestos Management Plan (AMP) which documents all per- formed or planned asbestos related inspections, response actions, and post- response action acitvities, including periodic reinspection and surveillance activities within the school district. A copy of this AMP is available for your review and or inspection at the district’s facilities office and within the main office of each school building.
BIRCH LANE SCHOOL 41 Birch Lane, Massapequa Park Stephen Aspetti, Principal Grades K-5 Telephone: 308-5100 School Hours: 9:15 am - 3:30 pm EAST LAKE SCHOOL 154 East Lake Ave., Massapequa Park Thomas McKillop III, Principal Grades K-5 Telephone: 308-5200 School Hours: 8:30 am - 2:45 pm FAIRFIELD SCHOOL 330 Massapequa Ave., Massapequa Lori Dano, Principal Grades K-5 Telephone: 308-5300 School Hours: 9:15 am - 3:30 pm RAYMOND J. LOCKHART SCHOOL 199 Pittsburgh Ave., Massapequa Stephen Scarallo, Principal Grades K-5 Telephone: 308-5400 School Hours: 8:40 am - 2:55 pm JOHN P. McKENNA SCHOOL 210 Spruce St., Massapequa Park Dr.
Amanda Lowry, Principal Grades K-5 Telephone: 308-5500 School Hours: 8:25 am - 2:40 pm UNQUA SCHOOL 350 Unqua Road, Massapequa Deanna Catapano, Principal Grades K-5 Telephone: 308-5600 School Hours: 9:15 am - 3:30 pm ALFRED G. BERNER MIDDLE SCHOOL 50 Carman Mill Road, Massapequa Jason Esposito, Principal Grades 6-8 Telephone . . 308-5700 Attendance Office . . 308-5720 Guidance . . 308-5730 Social Worker . . 308-5750 School Hours: 8:02 am - 2:55 pm MASSAPEQUA HIGH SCHOOL - AMES CAMPUS 198 Baltimore Ave., Massapequa Tania Willman, Principal Grade 9 Telephone . . 308-5800 Attendance Office . .
308-5820 Guidance . . 308-5830 Social Worker . . 308-5850 School Hours: 7:25 am - 2:18 pm MASSAPEQUA HIGH SCHOOL - MAIN CAMPUS 4925 Merrick Road, Massapequa Brian Conboy, Interim Principal Grades 10-12 Telephone . . 308-5900 Attendance Office . . 308-5920 Guidance . . 308-5930 Social Worker . . 308-5950 School Hours: 7:30 am - 2:25 pm DIRECTORY OF SCHOOLS Specific information about the dismissal of walkers and changes in bus schedules will be provided by building principals. 2
PARENT-TEACHER ASSOCIATIONS Web Page: www.massapequapta.org 3 PTA COORDINATING COUNCIL OFFICERS President Ann Hedgis 458-8956 First Vice President Allison Prystupa 680-5316 Second Vice President Cher Lepre 319-5931 Treasurer Theresa Capone 795-0044 Recording Secretary Marion Murphy 643-3993 Corresponding Secy Lori Verdone 804-8312 BIRCH LANE SCHOOL PTA President Kristine Magnifico 428-9286 First Vice President Crissy Mullooly 220-6104 Second Vice President Linda Venuto 646-294-1089 Treasurer Amy MacLeod 647-7728 Recording Secretary Tara Fay 510-7334 Corresponding Secretary Kaitlyn Beleckas 406-1519 EAST LAKE SCHOOL PTA Co-Presidents Jennifer Azzariti 917-907-2595 Judy Snyder 557-3690 First Vice President Jamie Farrell 308-3345 Second Vice President Janine Hunter 718-578-8300 Treasurer Michele Wienczorkowski 541-3013 Recording Secretary Hope Wygand 765-3018 Corresponding Secretary Leah Rezza 809-6326 FAIRFIELD SCHOOL PTA Co-Presidents Kelly Rowland 996-5411 Donna McGoey Scheuer 680-2366 First Vice President Sheila Grauling 804-2192 Second Vice President Tatum Salembier 809-6907 Treasurer Kathleen Romano 695-1688 Recording Secretary Alisha Grimm 506-8854 Corresponding Secretary Ilisa Polansky 528-8461 RAYMOND J.
LOCKHART SCHOOL PTA Co-Presidents Colleen Clagnaz 996-9990 Maggie Maran 917-968-0284 First Vice President Debbie Gadbois 660-1917 Second Vice President Kristy Munro 917-965-1593 Third Vice President Susan Giarratano 575-6457 Treasurer Lisa Cali 319-7584 Recording Secretary Peggy Lang 582-4872 Corresponding Secretary Theresa Colosono 224-5640 JOHN P. McKENNA SCHOOL PTA President Kerry Wachter 797-4641 First Vice President Lori Verdone 804-8312 Second Vice President Michelle Eslinger 809-5653 Treasurer Regina Rodriguez 457-9386 Recording Secretary Dina Guido 804-8498 Corresponding Secretary Carina Hale 732-0669 UNQUA SCHOOL PTA President Cindi St.
George 382-2522 Vice President Christina Dell’Anno 965-7121 Treasurer Denise Pacchiano 212-203-3788 Recording Secretary Kate Martin 917-941-3201 JUNIOR/SENIOR PTSA President Michelle Silverman 631-983-9418 VP Membership Debbie Fick 840-0458 VP MHS Main Campus Diane Portogallo 359-9438 VP MHS Ames Campus Michelle Santabarbara 652-1363 VP Berner MS Allison Prystupa 680-5316 Treasurer Theresa Capone 924-6830 Recording Secretary Gina Cutter 343-7586 SEPTA (Special Education) Co-Presidents Susan Altamura 880-4145 Angela Grisanzio 359-5100 First VP Fundraising Chris Masciovecchio 318-6714 Second VP Programming Anne Hedgis 458-8956 Third VP Membership Dan Batik 209-1734 Treasurer Jennifer Brown 380-3125 Recording Secretary Stacey LoBello 375-4284 Corresponding Secretary Amanda Varelakis 605-4455 PARENT-TEACHER ASSOCIATIONS Web Page: www.massapequapta.com 3
SCHOOL INFORMATION EMERGENCY CLOSING OF SCHOOLS Occasionally, hazardous weather conditions or other issues may necessitate the alter- ing of arrival and dismissal times, or the closing of schools for the day. In these circumstances, families will be notified via our automated telephone Parent Notification system. Additionally, all information will be posted on the district’s website www.msd.k12.ny.us and sent to subscribers of the district’s e-mail center. The following radio and TV stations will also be notified of any closing event: WALK (97.5 FM), WBAB (102.3 FM), WBLI (106.1 FM), and LI News Channel 12.
EMERGENCY CLOSING MAKE-UP DAYS SCHEDULE DELAYED SCHOOL OPENING Sometimes weather conditions are such that a delayed opening is preferable to clos- ing schools for the whole day. On these days, schools will open on a one or two hour delay. Students will be picked up at their regular bus stops one or two hours later than the normal schedule. All out of district school openings will be delayed by one or two hours, including private, parochial and occupational education programs. The following programs will be cancelled entirely when a delayed opening is announced. Students should NOT report to these programs: YMCA Child Care (before school) All scheduled field trips All before school programs Dismissal from school will be at the regular time.
Parents are reminded to check the District website www.msd.k12.ny.us for additional information about delayed openings. MESSAGES FOR CHILDREN AND TEACHERS Children may not be called to the telephone nor messages taken for them except in cases of emergency. Teachers may not be called to the telephone, however messages may be left with the General Office.
PARENT CONFERENCES AND VISITS It is essential that those who most directly influence the student's academic and social life and development - parents and teachers - develop a harmonious partnership on behalf of the youngster. To help establish and nurture this partnership, the Massapequa School District strongly supports the practice of individual parent-teacher conferences. In addition, parents are encouraged to request a conference with the child’s teacher, instructional team and/or guidance counselor to discuss any concerns. Each fall, parent-teacher conferences are held in the elementary schools.
Detailed information regarding these conferences will be provided from the home school. Parents of students in the 7th and 8th grades and high schools may arrange for con- ferences before and after school. While parents are welcomed and encouraged to visit their child’s school, arrangements must be made in advance through the principal's office.
SCHOOL PLAYGROUNDS Residents are welcome to use school playgrounds and fields when not in use by the District or community groups that have arranged for their use, or closed by the District. Please help us keep our fields in top condition by using trash receptacles and adhering to information posted at each field. Contact the Athletics & Recreation Office at 308- 5080 for information on reserving fields for Massapequa community groups. PUBLIC INFORMATION In an ongoing effort to inform residents of programs, policies, and special events, the District issues news releases to local newspapers and publishes the official newsletter ‘Insight’ several times during the school year.
Insight is produced in electronic format and made available on the district’s website. With the exception of the Budget edition of Insight, print copies are not produced or mailed. The District website, www.msd.k12.ny.us, is in operation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Residents are encouraged to sign up for the District’s E-News service, whereby subscribers receive brief e-mail subscriptions, announcements, and reminders. Visit the website and click on “E-mail Center” for more information. Parents are also provided telephone notifica- tion for emergencies and other important school news via our Parent Notification System.
PESTICIDE NOTIFICATION New York State Education Law Section 409-H, effective July 1, 2001, requires all pub- lic and nonpublic elementary and secondary schools to provide written notification to all persons in parental relation, faculty, and staff regarding the potential use of pesticides periodically throughout the school year. In accordance with this law, the Massapequa School District is required to maintain a list of persons in parental relation, faculty, and staff who wish to receive 48 hour prior written notification of certain pesticide applica- tions.
If you wish to register to receive 48 hour prior notification of any pesticide application that is scheduled for your school, please phone (308-5040) or write to Facilities Department, Massapequa UFSD, 4925 Merrick Road, Massapequa, NY 11758.
If school is closed for emergency reasons, then make-up days will be scheduled in the following order: 1 Make-Up Day - School will be open on May 24 2 Make-Up Days - School will not be rescheduled 3 Make-Up Days - School will be open on April 26 4 Make-Up Days - School will be open on April 25 The Board of Education reserves the right to revise the calendar if emergency school closings during the year require additional teaching days.
DISTRICT POLICIES THE DIGNITY ACT The Dignity Act was signed into law on September 13, 2010 and took effect on July 1, 2012. This legislation amended State Education Law by creating a new Article 2 - Dignity for All Students. The Dignity Act also amended Section 801-a of New York State Education Law regarding instruction in civility, citizenship, and character educa- tion by expanding the concepts of tolerance, respect for others and dignity to include: an awareness and sensitivity in the relations of people, including but not limited to, dif- ferent races, weights, national origins, ethnic groups, religions, religious practices, mental or physical abilities, sexual orientations, gender identity, and sexes.
The Dignity Act further amended Section 2801 of the Education Law by requiring Boards of Education to include language addressing the Dignity Act in their codes of conduct, which the Massapequa School District has done. The complete Code of Conduct is available on the District website www.msd.k12.ny.us/codeofconduct and at each school upon request.
No student shall be subjected to harassment by employees or students on school property or at a school function; nor shall any student be subjected to discrimination based on a person’s actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender (including gen- der identity or expression), or sex by school employees or students on school proper- ty or at a school function. *Please refer to the Dignity Act section on the district website for further information and resources.
Dignity Act Coordinators are expected to: 1.
Promote a safe, orderly and stimulating school environment supporting active teach- ing and learning for all students regardless of actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender or sex. 2. Identify curricular resources that support infusing civility in classroom instruction and classroom management; and provide guidance to staff as to how to access and imple- ment those resources.
3. Be responsible to monitoring and reporting on the effectiveness of the District’s bul- lying prevention efforts. 4. Address issues of harassment or any situation that threatens the emotional or phys- ical health or safety of any student, school employee, or any person who is unlawfully on school property or at a school function. 5. The Dignity Act Coordinators for each school are identified as the following: a. Birch Lane, Building Principal Stephen Aspetti, 308-5100 b. East Lake, Building Principal T. McKillop III, 308-5200 c. Fairfield, Building Principal L. Dano, 308-5300 d. Lockhart, Building Principal S.
Scarallo, 308-5400 e. McKenna, Building Principal A. Lowry, Ed.D., 308-5500 f. Unqua, Building Principal D. Catapano, 308-5600 g. Berner MS, Building Principal J. Esposito, 308-5700 h. MHS Ames Campus, Building Principal Tania Willman, 308-5800 i. MHS Main Campus, Building Interim Principal Brian Conboy, 308-5900 CODE OF CONDUCT The Board of Education is committed to providing a safe and orderly school environment in which students are able to receive and District personnel are able to deliver qual- ity educational services without disruption or interference. Responsible behavior by students, school and District personnel, parents, and other visitors is essential to achiev- ing this goal.
The District has a long-standing set of expectations based on the principles of civility, mutual respect, citizenship, character, tolerance, honesty, and integrity for conduct on school property and at school functions. The information presented here represents a brief overview of the Massapequa School District Code of Conduct. It is not intended to serve as a substitute for the complete Code of Conduct, which is available on the District website www.msd.k12.ny.us/codeofconduct and at each school building upon request. Parents and students are urged to read the complete Code of Conduct and to bring all questions to the attention of our professional staff.
All students will be held responsible for the rules, policies, and procedures as described in the complete version of the Code of Conduct. The Board of Education expects all students to conduct themselves in an appropriate and respectful manner with regard to the rights and welfare of other students, District personnel, and other members of the school community, and in the use of school facilities and equipment. Students may be subject to disciplinary action when they engage in conduct that is disorderly, insubordinate, disruptive, or violent, conduct that endangers the safety, morals, health, or welfare of others, misconduct on a school bus or at a school bus stop, bullying or any form of academic miscon- duct.
Specific details about prohibited student conduct and possible disciplinary actions may be found in the Code of Conduct which has been revised and updated to include all aspects of the Dignity Act.
5 h. MHS Ames Campus, Building Principal Tania Willman, 308-5800 i. MHS Main Campus, Building Interim Principal Brian Conboy, 308-5900
ATTENDANCE The Board of Education recognizes that regular school attendance is an important com- ponent of academic success. Accordingly, the Board has adopted a comprehensive attendance policy, which is available upon request at each school building, the District Office, and on the District website. Below is a brief summary of this policy, which emphasizes specific aspects of the role parents play in student attendance.
For more information, please review the policy in its entirety or contact your home school. Excused absences/tardiness/early departures include the following: • personal illness • illness or death in the family • impassable roads or weather • religious observance • quarantine • required court appearances • scheduled medical treatments/appointments • college visits pre-approved by the principal or his/her designee • cooperative work programs pre-approved by the principal or his/her designee • military obligations • such other reasons as may be approved by the principal or his/her designee All other absences/tardiness/early departures (e.g., class cuts, unverified absences and tardiness, unapproved early leaves) are considered unexcused.
All absences/tardiness/early departures must be accounted for. It is the parent/guardian's responsibility to communicate with the school, either verbally or in writing, to verify a student absence.
Students are expected to attend all scheduled classes. Consistent with the importance of classroom participation, any absence from class that is not made up may result in the loss of points from the student's class participation grade for the marking period. Only those students with excused absences will be given the opportunity to make up a test and/or turn in a late assignment for inclusion in the calculation of the academic per- formance portion of their grade. Make-up opportunities must be completed by a date specified by the student's teacher for the class in question. Family-Oriented Unexcused Absences The District stresses academic rigor and expects full-day attendance by all students.
The school calendar provides ample opportunity for family vacations and/or family-ori- ented activities, both during the summer and at specific dates during the school year. Absences due to family-oriented activities undermine the ethos of academic commit- ment and will disadvantage the student, as work will be interrupted. Therefore, absences/tardiness/early departures due to vacations and/or other activities arranged by the parent/guardian that do not meet the criteria for excused as specified in Board policy 5100 are considered unexcused. Consistent with Board of Education policy, such unexcused absences will result in the loss of points from the student's class participation grade and the student will not be provided the opportunity to make up work missed for academic credit.
Appeals An appeal regarding the determination of an absence as excused or unexcused may be made in writing by the parent/guardian to the building principal or his/her designee within thirty (30) days of the absence in question. Any student who misses a class for any reason is expected upon his/her return to con- sult with his/her teachers regarding missed work. While unexcused absences will not afford a student the opportunity to make up missed work for grading purposes, students must be mindful that missed work will have a direct effect on their overall success in the class and their understanding of the curriculum.
STUDENT DRESS CODE All students are expected to give proper attention to personal cleanliness and to dress appropriately for school and school functions. Students and their parents have the pri- mary responsibility for acceptable student dress and appearance. Teachers and all other district personnel should exemplify and reinforce acceptable student dress and help students develop an understanding of appropriate appearance in the school set- ting. A student’s dress, grooming and appearance, including hair style/color, jewelry, make- up, and nails, shall: 1. Be safe, appropriate and not disrupt or interfere with the educational process.
2. Recognize that extremely brief garments, plunging necklines (front and/or back) and see-through garments are not appropriate. 3. Ensure that underwear and midriffs are completely covered with outer clothing. 4. Include footwear at all times. Footwear that is a safety hazard including footwear with wheels, will not be allowed. 5. Not include the wearing of hats in the classroom except for medical or religious purposes for students grades K-8. 6. Not include items that are vulgar, obscene, suggestive, libelous, or denigrate others on account of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability.
7. Not promote and/or endorse the use of alcohol, tobacco or illegal drugs and/or encourage other illegal or violent activities. This includes, but is not limited to, clothing, jewelry, hats, emblems, and badges that, by virtue of color, arrangement, trademark, or attribute, are associated with or denotes membership in or affiliation with any group or organization that promotes illegal behavior or behavior that is a violation of the District’s Code of Conduct. Students who violate the student dress code shall be required to modify their appearance by covering or removing the offending item, and if necessary or practical, replacing it with an acceptable item.
Any student who refuses to do so shall be subject to discipline, up to and including in-school suspension for the day. Any student who repeatedly fails to comply with the dress code shall be subject to further discipline, up to and including out of school suspension.
6 All students are expected to give proper attention to personal cleanliness and to dress appropriately for school and school functions. Students and their parents have the pri- mary responsibility for acceptable student dress and appearance. Teachers and all other district personnel should exemplify and reinforce acceptable student dress and help students develop an understanding of appropriate appearance in the school setting.
RELEASE OF DIRECTORY INFORMATION In accordance with the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, unless objection to any of the specific items in the following "directory information" is submit- ted in writing by parents, legal guardians, or those students over the age of 18 years, the Massapequa School District herewith gives notice of intention to provide, release or publish in the District Newsletter ‘Insight’, on the District’s website and in other District publications; social media; school or student newspapers; athletic programs; musical, theatrical or award programs; news releases and school-related organizations; any or all of the following directory information pertaining to students as may be appropriate under the circumstances: student's name, parent's name, address, telephone listing, photograph, digital image, video broadcast, sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received and the most recent, previous educational agency or institution attended by the student.
Under the regula- tions of this act, parents, guardians, or students over the age of 18 who do not desire the release of any of the above directory information must make a specific request in writing to the building principal. Failure to make such request shall be deemed consent to release, provide or publish directory information during the current school year. STUDENT RECORDS The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law designed to protect the privacy of student records. The law and corresponding Board of Education Policy affords parents and students over 18 years of age (referred to in the law as "eli- gible students") the following rights: • The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 30 days of the day the district receives a request for access.
• The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate or misleading. • The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. • The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the district to comply with the requirements of FERPA. Questions or inquiries regarding student records should be addressed with the admin- istrative team at your child's school.
HEALTH SERVICES Physicals/Screenings Physical examinations are required by New York State Education Law for all students in kindergarten, first, third, fifth, seventh, ninth and eleventh grades, and when neces- sary for special education evaluations. The examination may be conducted by either the family physician or the school physician. A sports physical is required before a stu- dent may participate in any interscholastic sport or sports practice. The official school form must be used. Physical examinations for fall sports are offered to athletes in school during the month of May and prior to each sports season.
The physical is per- formed by the school physician unless the parent requests a private examination. No student may participate without the approval of the school medical officer. Every stu- dent in the Massapequa Schools receives a visual acuity test and an auditory sweep test in grades K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11. Any newly enrolled student requires a physical and vision and hearing screening. Scoliosis screening of the spine is done for girls in grades 5 and 7, and for boys in grade 9. In cases where a school health examination reveals a potential problem, parents are notified of the need for further study by the family physician or dentist and forms are sent to parents to be filled out by the doctor so that the necessary adjustments may be made in the school program.
Please refer to our website under Health Services & Wellness for additional information. Medication in School Before any medication may be administered to or by any student during school hours, the Board requires a written request by the parent and a written order by the prescrib- ing physician. Specific forms are available through the nurse's office at each school regarding the administration of medication in school, as well as student self-direction and administration of medication.
Immunization Each student must present a record of immunization upon registration signed by a doc- tor or certified by a clinic. Students will not be permitted to attend classes without prop- er immunization as determined by New York State Public Health Law, Education Law, and New York Codes, Rules and Regulations. Concussions/Head Injuries As per the New York State Education Department, any student who exhibits signs, symptoms or behaviors consistent with a concussion (such as loss of consciousness, headaches, dizziness, confusion or balance problems) shall not return to Physical Education or Athletics until cleared by the school medical officer (School District Physician).
HOMEWORK In an effort to provide an instructional program that meets the varying needs of all stu- dents, it is the policy of the Massapequa Public Schools to assign homework beyond the regular school day. Properly designed homework, carefully planned and geared to the development of the individual student, plays an important role in helping students to work independently, practice the skills that have been taught, expose students to content before it is formally taught, and complete projects and research that extend the classroom learning experience. Parents can be invaluable partners in the process by assisting in locating appropriate materials, sharing knowledge and monitoring school- work progress.
Parents should also provide an atmosphere conducive to work at home, setting aside a specific place for homework that is well lit and ventilated and free from distractions and noise. While self-direction is one of the major goals of homework, it is important for parents to be available to provide guidance and oversight. 7
ABSENCE NOTIFICATION The District’s automated telephone notification system will contact parents when their child is noted as having an unverified absence. Attendance is recorded once daily in elementary and each class period in secondary. When a call is received, parents should follow the directions given in order to verify their child’s absence. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT The Massapequa School District has developed an Emergency Management Plan in compliance with New York State Education Department Commissioner's Regulations. The plan is designed to help staff and emergency response officials manage emer- gency situations involving the District.
Building-level emergency response plans have been developed for each school through the collaborative efforts of staff, parents, police and fire department officials with student and staff safety as the primary concern. Parents can obtain information about emergency situations within the District from the District website www.msd.k12.ny.us and PTA representatives.
ESSA NOTIFICATION The Massapequa Schools take great pride in the quality of our staff and work closely with our licensed faculty to ensure they all meet certification requirements and contin- ue to grow in their field. Although the district remains diligent in this area, parents may also, as per the Every Student Succeeds Act, request information concerning the pro- fessional qualifications of their child's classroom teachers. Parental requests to view professional certification status and degrees held by their child's classroom teachers will be fulfilled in accordance with the Freedom of Information Law, and may be directed to: Public Information Officer, Massapequa Public Schools, 4925 Merrick Road, Massapequa, NY 11758 SEX OFFENDER INFORMATION As a result of Megan's Law legislation, the district will occasionally receive information from the Nassau County Police Department about registered sex offenders who reside within school district boundaries.
This information is maintained in a manual of all sex offender notifications received, which is available to community residents at the district central offices during regular business hours.
The district also provides easy access to the Parents for Megan's Law (PFML) e-mail notification system through our website. Subscribers to this system are automatically notified via e-mail of new registrants to the NY State Sex Offender's Registry and direct- ed to the PFML website where they can access the on-line Registry for New York, as well as other states. Residents without home Internet access may utilize this system by means of the Massapequa Public Libraries. Please visit www.msd.k12.ny.us/sexoffender for more information about sex offender notifications and the PFML e-mail notification system.
RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCES The Massapequa School District strives to maintain an inclusive environment for stu- dents that is sensitive to, and respectful of, all religious obligations and observances. Cultivating such an environment requires balance between the accommodation of reli- gious observances and maintaining a rigorous instructional program. In this regard, please note that it is the expectation of the District that regular instruc- tion and assessment shall occur on all days school is in session. On those days where a student may experience conflict between school attendance/school work and reli- gious observance/obligation, the classroom teacher(s) should be notified by the stu- dent/parent in writing in advance so that appropriate accommodations can be made.
Accommodations may include, but are not limited to: excused absence, revised due- dates for assignments, ability to make up missed work, ability to make up missed assessments, etc. Every effort will be made to demonstrate sensitivity toward the reli- gious obligations and observances of our students and their families. Athletic Practice During Religious Observances Athletic practices may be held during religious observances. The decision to hold athletic practices on religious observances will be reviewed on a year-by-year basis, considering the following factors: 1. Proximity of the religious observance to the next scheduled game.
2. The aggressiveness of the sport.
3. The health and safety risks to the student players in not having the practice before the scheduled game. 4. Practices may be conducted on an optional basis as part of the preparation process. Athletes will be informed that the practice is optional, with no implication of penalty for missing the practice. When teams practice on the eve or day of a religious obser- vance, coaches and team members are expected to respect the religious commit- ments and personal obligations of student athletes. 8
STUDENT SERVICES AND PROGRAMS STUDENT ACTIVITIES A wide range of planned activities taking place outside of regular school hours is avail- able to students according to individual interests and abilities, including sports, debates, plays, clubs, musical events, social events, and a student government.
Notices and announcements in each school provide information about the many spe- cific activities available. Participation in two clubs, interscholastic athletic teams or com- munity-based service activities is one of the criteria for eligibility for induction into the National Junior Honor Society at Berner and the National Honor Society at MHS. Students are encouraged to participate in the many activities offered in each school. It is also important that students who participate in activities maintain an acceptable level of academic performance and behavior. The Board of Education has adopted policy establishing academic, attendance, and disciplinary standards for participation in extracurricula activities which applies to all students in grades 9-12.
Further informa- tion is available in each school.
HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION Homebound instruction is available to resident public and private school children in grades one through twelve who are likely to be absent for an extended period of time due to illness. In order to apply for homebound instruction, parents must obtain the appropriate forms, available in their child's school, and have them completed by a physician. This service is not available to children absent from school because of com- municable diseases. At the elementary level, parents should contact the building prin- cipal or assistant principal for information regarding homebound instruction.
At the sec- ondary level, parents should speak to their child's guidance counselor. KINDERGARTEN Massapequa is pleased to offer a full-day Kindergarten program. To be eligible to enter kindergarten, a child must be five years old on or before December 1st of that school year. No exceptions will be made to this policy. Registration is held in late winter for the upcoming school year. Parents with children of kindergarten age who move into the community should contact the District immediately for information about registra- tion. Copies of the District's information booklet, distributed to all parents of new kinder- gartners, are available in the home school’s administration offices.
STUDENT EMPLOYMENT Working papers are required for anyone under 18 to be employed. Application forms are available in the General Office of each school and must be completed by the stu- dent's parent and by the school doctor after a physical examination. The school issues the working papers when the application is completed.
SCHOOL LUNCH SERVICE The cafeteria in each of the Massapequa's nine schools serves a nutritionally balanced lunch that meets all federal guidelines, offering a choice of hot meal or cold sandwich daily. Food preparation and management are under the direct supervision of a profes- sional staff. There are also a number of ‘a la carte’ foods available at an additional cost. Menus and other pertinent information are available at www.msd.k12.ny.us. A comput- erized debit card system that can be used for lunch meals and ‘a la carte’ items has been implemented throughout the District. The price of lunch is $2.75 in the elemen- tary schools and $3.00 in the secondary schools (Yearly Lunch Card no longer avail- able).
An online prepayment system, https://www.myschoolbucks.com , is available for convenience. Cash/checks (made payable to “Massapequa School Lunch”) are accept- ed, however, prepayment is preferred. Account balances carry over year to year as long as student remains in the district. Free or reduced price lunches are available for children in families that qualify for assistance. Applications for this program will be dis- tributed to all students the first day of school. For further information, please contact the School Lunch Office at 308-5745.
EXTRA HELP AND TUTORIAL PROGRAMS Elementary After School Tutorial (EAST) is a supplementary program for elementary pupils who need short term extra help in core academic areas. Sessions are sched- uled either before or after the school day. Pupils are admitted to EAST with the approval of the building principal through recommendation of one of the advisory teams set up in each building (Instructional Support Team, Educational Planning Committee, etc.) In the secondary schools, various extra-help programs are provided. Information is available through the guidance department.
SPECIAL EDUCATION/STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES The school district is required to inform all parents of children entering our schools of their child’s rights with respect to special education under the law governing special education known as The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
In accor- dance with federal and state regulations, the District provides appropriate special edu- cation services to students with disabilities. Any parent who suspects that his/her child may have a disability may refer the child for an evaluation by the Committee on Special Education (CSE) for eligibility for special education services. This written referral can be made to the school’s principal or to the Executive Director for Pupil Personnel Services, Massapequa Public Schools, 4925 Merrick Road, Massapequa, NY 11758. More detailed information on this process is available in A Parent’s Guide to Special Education, which is published on the New York Education Department’s website and can be found at the following links: English Handbook: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/policy/parentsguide.pdf SpanishHandbook: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/policy/SpanishParentGuide.p df.
Before referring a student who is not currently enrolled in the Massapequa Public Schools, the parent/guardian should contact the Central Registrar’s Office at 516- 308-5094 to arrange an appointment to register the child. Forms and other details are available on the district website at www.msd.k12.ny.us.
COMMITTEE ON SPECIAL EDUCATION Parents who suspect that their child under the age of 3 may need special education services should contact the Nassau County Department of Health’s Early Intervention Program at (516) 227-8661. The Massapequa Public Schools has a Committee on Special Education and a Committee on Preschool Special Education which meet on a regular basis throughout the school year. Each committee is composed of administra- tors, teachers, psychologists, speech therapists, social workers and parents. All parents within the District who feel their youngster may need “Special Education Services” have access to these committees by calling (516) 308-5050.
GUIDANCE Guidance Counselors are assigned to students in grades 6 – 12 to assist in making academic decisions that support post-secondary goals, including college and career planning. Counselors collaborate across grade levels and serve as a resource for stu- dents, parents, faculty, and administration. Counselors consistently encourage stu- dents to explore intellectual interests through challenging coursework and to develop extracurricular experiences outside of the classroom. Communication is a cornerstone to the services offered by the Guidance Department. Counselors work with students individually and in groups and offer a variety of in-school and evening workshops to assist students and parents with academic, social, and personal issues.
Please feel free to contact the Guidance Department at each secondary building. MHS Main Campus:308-5930, MHS Ames:308-5830, Berner Middle School:308-5730. PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES The services of school psychologists are available to all students in the Massapequa schools. They may be obtained by pupils themselves or at the request of parents or fac- ulty. Through diagnostic testing, counseling, interviews and consultation with parents and school personnel, school psychologists assist with the educational planning process, individual student issues, and academic recommendations. SOCIAL WORKERS The District provides Social Work services at Berner (308-5750), MHS Ames Campus (308-5850) and MHS Main campus (308-5950).
Services can be obtained by the stu- dent, or at the request of the faculty or parent. Social Workers are trained to address issues such as school, behavioral and family problems as well as substance abuse. They also offer parenting programs throughout the school year and Character Education programs in all three buildings. Please feel free to contact them with any questions or concerns regarding your child.
LITERACY PROGRAM The District’s Literacy Program is developmental in approach and designed to ensure the mastery of skills essential to reading and writing proficiency. The New York State Next Generation Learning Standards provide the foundation for all literacy instruction and as a result, the following six instructional shifts are inherent within all content: Balancing Informational and Literary Text, Knowledge in the Disciplines, Staircase of Text Complexity, Text-based Answers, Writing from Sources, and Academic Vocabulary. The vision of the District’s literacy program is to guide students in becoming avid and skilled readers, writers and researchers.
We accomplish this goal by providing literacy- rich experiences in our elementary classrooms and secondary courses. The District’s Response to Intervention (RtI) Plan assures all students who need additional support in reading and writing, at any point in their development, receive targeted, research- based interventions with continuous progress monitoring.
SUMMER SCHOOL The District offers a secondary summer school program. Secondary summer school is available to pupils in grades 9-12 upon approval from their guidance counselor. TRANSPORTATION The Massapequa School District Transportation Office phone no. is 308-5065 and the emergency after hours no. is 308-5333. The contractors are Educational Bus Transportation (631-842-7373), Educational Bus Inc. (formerly Raybern) (631-694- 5555), Suburban (516-781-5484) and We Transport (516-349-8200). NYS School dis- tricts are required by the Education Law to provide transportation for all elementary pupils residing more than two miles from school and for secondary pupils residing more than three miles from school.
The Massapequa Board of Education has lowered these requirements as follows: Minimum Distance From School Minimum Distance From School Grade Grade Kgn 1/2 mile 6-9 1 mile 1-5 1 mile 10-12 1 1/2 mile Parents of children registered to attend or who are on a waiting list for private or parochial school (gr. K-12) must file an online application for trans- portation before April 1st with the Transportation Office, 4925 Merrick Road, Massapequa, NY 11758. Requests for bus stop changes must be submitted in writing to the Transportation Office. Each child eligible for bus transportation will be issued a bus pass and must present it to the driver upon boarding.
If a pass is lost, a duplicate may be issued through the school's general office for a charge of $2.50. If a pass becomes worn or mutilated through normal use, it will be replaced free of charge upon presentation of the old pass. Inappropriate behavior while on a school bus or improp- er use of the bus pass may result in the loss of bus pass privileges. More information will be provided when the bus pass is issued.
THE TESTING PROGRAM "How am I doing?" Whether asked by students, faculty, school officials, or the New York State Education Department, this question represents the cornerstone of any system of evaluation. Assessing the effectiveness of the curriculum, the teaching and learning that occurs in the classroom, and the success students achieve are all integral parts of an education- al program. The District has a rigorous program of assessment that incorporates a variety of eval- uation systems, from state assessments to evaluative tools and techniques implement- ed by the teaching staff.
All students in New York take part in State assessments as noted below*: • Grade 3 - English Language Arts and Mathematics • Grade 4 - English Language Arts, Mathematics and Science • Grade 5 - English Language Arts and Mathematics • Grade 6 - English Language Arts and Mathematics • Grade 7 - English Language Arts and Mathematics • Grade 8 - English Language Arts, Mathematics and Science • Regents Assessments in the secondary grades The District also utilizes locally determined standardized assessment tools as well as provides secondary students opportunities to take assessments important for higher education, such as the PSAT, SAT, ACT, and Advanced Placement exams.
Results of regular assessments help the District to compare its programs against State and local standards, as well as provide students an understanding of their performance in school. Parents can help their child to demonstrate their best on assessments by: • Encouraging them to take assessments seriously and put forth their best effort.
• Providing a calm and reassuring environment prior to assessments. • Ensuring students receive a good night's rest and nutritious breakfast prior to assessments. * Some students with special needs may instead be administered an alternate assess- ment, as prescribed by the District Committee on Special Education. Students who receive Limited English Proficiency services are administered the New York State English As A Second Language Achievement Test in addition to those noted. IMPORTANT HIGH SCHOOL TEST DATES TEST DATES TEST REGISTRATION DEADLINE 9/8/18 ACT Exam 8/5/18 10/6/18 SAT and SAT Subject Tests 9/6/18 10/13/18 Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT) In School Registration 10/27/18 ACT Exam 9/21/18 11/3/18 SAT and SAT Subject Tests 10/3/18 12/1/18 SAT and SAT Subject Tests 11/1/18 12/8/18 ACT Exam 11/2/18 3/9/19 SAT Test (only) 2/8/19 4/13/19 ACT Exam 3/8/19 5/4/19 SAT and SAT Subject Tests 4/4/19 6/1/19 SAT and SAT Subject Tests 5/1/19 6/8/19 ACT Exam 5/3/19 8/25/19 SAT and SAT Subject Tests 7/24/19 PLEASE NOTE: • Massapequa High School is the Test Center for all SAT Reasoning and SAT Subject test dates except for August 24, 2019.
• Advanced Placement Tests - May 6-17, 2019 • New York State Regents and Regents Competency Exams - June 3 and June 18-26, 2019 • Dates are subject to change by testing agencies. Students should verify test dates and registration deadlines at collegeboard.org and actstudent.org. Contact the MHS Guidance Department with any questions related to the SAT and ACT exams. • The Massapequa High School Code is #333060 • Massapequa High School will only be a test center for ACT exams on Oct 27, 2018, Dec 8, 2018 and Jun 8, 2019 11
COMMUNITY SERVICES AND PROGRAMS MASSAPEQUA TAKES ACTION (MTA) MTA is a group of concerned educators, parents, and community agencies whose goal is to combat substance abuse, violence, and other high-risk behaviors in Massapequa by offering programs that address these issues.
Our mission is to recommend and implement programs that impact young people and their families with the goal of mini- mizing risk-taking behaviors and maximizing positive behaviors and better decision- making. For more information, please visit our link located on the district website or contact Diane Marascia at MHS, 308-5950, or Mark Wenzel at YES Community Counseling Center, 799-3000. We invite you to join us in our efforts. Please call Kathy Samuels at 799-3203 for information.
CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEES The Board of Education and school district annually establish committees to regularly review and provide input and feedback in a variety of areas. Below are listed commit- tees for which annual participation from parents and community members is available and encouraged. Keep in mind that participation and membership in certain commit- tees may be limited to specific members, require expertise in specific areas and/or require appointment by the Board. Buildings and Grounds Committee, Finance Committee, HIV/AIDS Committee and District Safety Committee. Please contact the District Clerk at 308-5001 for informa- tion pertaining to each committee.
VOTER REGISTRATION The Board of Education and central administration encourage all residents and stu- dents who have turned 18 to register to vote. In order to vote, you must be: • 18 years of age or older • A United States Citizen • A resident of the district for more than 30 days prior to the day of the vote (two proofs of residency are required) • Registered with either the school district or the Nassau County Board of Elections For more information, please call the District Clerk at 308-5001 M-TRACT The Massapequa Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center (M-TRACT) is a vital and essential institution for teacher growth and development.
Our programs and services link the district’s need to improve student achievement while promoting a pro- fessional setting for teachers in a supportive, collegial and affirmative environment. For more information contact the center at 308-5800.
ADULT CONTINUING EDUCATION* A variety of approximately 70 courses are available to Massapequa residents each semester through the comprehensive Adult Continuing Education Program. The pro- gram is divided into two semesters - the Fall program and the Spring program. Brochures will be available on our website @ www.msd.k12.ny.us in August and January. For information contact the office at 308-5083. The Massapequa Senior Citizens program is a part of the Adult Education program, with a large membership of senior citizens. The group meets from September to June on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m.
to 4:00 p.m., when school is in session. All meetings are held at the Senior Center, McKenna School, Spruce Street, in Massapequa Park. The telephone number is 308-5585. Friday classes will be held at Bar Harbour Library.
RECREATION* Each of the Massapequa elementary schools offers a Summer Recreation Program. Children entering kindergarten through fifth grade can register to participate in the pro- gram. There is also a Teen Center Program offered for students entering grades 6-8 held at Berner Middle School. Summer sport camps for boys and girls of various ages include: Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Field Hockey, Football, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track & Field, Under the Lights Basketball, Volleyball and Wrestling. All participants must pay a registration fee to attend the camps.
A Winter Recreation open gym Basketball for students in grades 7-12 and alumni. Massapequa students are eligible for employment in the Summer Recreation Program– College Assistant, Leader and Volunteer positions must be applied for. Applications will be available on the district website. Announcements will be made when they are avail- able. For further information regarding the Recreation Programs call Fran Mauceri 308-5080. *These programs are contingent upon the passing of the school district budget. 12
YOUNG PEOPLE'S CULTURAL ARTS WORKSHOP* The Young People’s Cultural Arts Workshop offers Saturday morning classes at a nom- inal cost in art, music, science, hobbies, drama, and special interests to all district chil- dren, grades pre-K through 12.
Celebrating their 52nd year, this nonprofit program is run by volunteer members of the community. The 2018-2019 classes will be held at MHS - Ames Campus. Course brochures will be available on our website MassapequaCulturalArts.org in August and mailed to all District residences in early September. Extra brochures will be available at the Massapequa Public Libraries. Please do not call the school office for information about the program. If you have any questions, please visit our website at MassapequaCulturalArts.org or send an email to contactus@MassapequaCulturalArts.org EXECUTIVE BOARD Judy Novet _ President Christine Poplawski _ _ Vice President Samantha Krieg _ _ Treasurer Jill Wallace _ _ Secretary Joni Pjura _ _ Secretary In-person registration will be held Saturday, September 15 from 10:00 a.m.
to 1:00 p.m. at Berner Middle School and Monday, September 17 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at MHS - Ames Campus on a first-come, first-served basis. Numbered tickets will be handed out starting one hour before registration begins. Mail-in registration will be accepted from September 18 through September 28. Class dates: October 13, 20, 27 November 3, 10, 17 December 1, 8, 15 and January 5, 12, 19.
MASSAPEQUA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA* The Massapequa Philharmonic Orchestra, led by music director David Bernard, offers four free concerts (no tickets required) during the 2018-2019 school year. The orches- tra features outstanding soloists, and a variety of programs ranging from classical mas- terworks to a lighter pop repertoire. This season includes concerts on October 14, December 9 (a Holiday Concert ), March 17, and May 5, 2019. All concerts are held in the Berner Middle School Auditorium and will begin at 3 p.m. For more information please call 516-387-6761 or visit the orchestra’s website www.massphil.org.
SUMMER FINE ARTS PROGRAMS* Our Summer Fine Arts Programs are offered for 5 weeks during the summer at MHS. Programs include: Instrumental Music, Jazz Band, Musical Theater and Visual Arts. Each program will conclude with a musical demonstration performance or visual arts exhibit.
For more information, please see ou Haiku page http://goo.gl/xPZrKna or contact email@example.com *These programs are contingent upon a passed School District budget. MASSAPEQUA PUBLIC LIBRARY www.massapequalibrary.org The Massapequa Public Library is one of the largest and best Libraries in Nassau County. Over the last twevle months our statistics for the past year show that over 327,000 people visited our two buildings and over 26,000 patrons attended our programs. Our staff has answered over 50,000 reference questions and our public computers were used more than 35,000 times. The total collection circulation exceeded 355,000 items borrowed while our website was visited over 106,000 times and finally, our circulation of e-books remains the highest in Nassau County.
Our new parking lot entrance at Bar Harbour has been an overwhelming success, you love it! The enhancements we made to our Young Adult space and the addition of new programs has been a hit! As we move forward to complete the renovation at Bar Harbour watch for a refurbished, more interactive Children’s Room, a more comfortable and inviting auditorium and, the icing on the cake is the addition of a “Makers Space” which will host a variety of new and exciting programs for adults and teens. Our staff works tirelessly to meet the needs of the community and the response from you, our patrons confirms this!
Our Library houses a vast collection of bestsellers, classics, magazines, newspapers, DVDs, and audiobooks. Books are ready to be downloaded to your tablets, mobile devices, computers or eReaders, and information from soup to nuts is available on our website, as well as within our Library. Come in and discover our new self-checkout machines at Bar Harbour. Support online continues with our live tutors from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., 7 days a week, and help is also available with topics such as job searching, writing a resumé, citizenship tests and report writ- ing, 24/7. Visit our social media pages: Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
"Friends of Massapequa Library" was created by community members who advocate for our Library as a life-long learning resource that continues to meet the needs of the community. We hope you will consider joining this wonderful group. Please pick up a Friends brochure at the Library, or visit their website at www.friendsmassapequalibrary.org. Our goal remains a constant, YOU, our patrons come first, as we continue to offer the broadest spectrum of services, while spending your tax dollars wisely and efficiently. We remain vigilant in managing our resources without compromising the quality of Library services.
All of us at the Library greatly appreciate your support and we continue to strive to do our very best to serve you.
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