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Massapequa Public Schools
2006-2007  CALENDAR AND
                                              2018-2019 CALENDAR AND HANDBOOK
                                                                     HANDBOOKDIRECTORY
                                                                              DIRECTORY

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Board of Education                               ii           Absence Notification                       8
Public Meeting Dates                             ii           Emergency Management                       8
                                                              ESSA Notification                          8
Central Office Directory                                      Sex Offender Information                   8
        Central Administration                   1            Religious Observances                      8
        Business Office                          1
        K-12 Program Administrators              1    Student Services and Programs
        District Office Hours                    1            Student Activities                        9
        Student Registration                     1            Homebound Instruction                     9
        Central Switchboard                      1            Kindergarten                              9
                                                              Student Employment                        9
Directory of Schools                             2            School Lunch Service                      9
                                                              Extra Help and Tutorial Programs          9
Parent-Teacher Associations                      3            Special Education/Student Support Svcs    9
                                                              Guidance                                  10
School Information                                            Psychological Services                    10
        Emergency Closing of Schools             4            Social Workers                            10
        Make-Up Days Schedule                    4            Literacy Program                          10
        Delayed School Opening                   4            Summer School                             10
        Messages for Children and Teachers       4            Transportation                            10
        Parent Conferences and Visits            4            The Testing Program                       11
        School Playgrounds                       4            Important High School Test Dates          11
        Public Information                       4
        Pesticide Notification                   4    Community Services and Programs
                                                           MTA                                          12
District Policies                                          Citizens Advisory Committees                 12
         Dignity Act/Code of Conduct             5         Voter Registration                           12
         Attendance Information                  6         M-Tract                                      12
         Student Dress Code                      6         Adult Continuing Education                   12
         Release of Directory Information        7         Recreation                                   12
         Student Records                         7         Young People’s Cultural Arts Workshop        13
         Health Services                         7         Massapequa Philharmonic Orchestra            13
         Homework                                7         Summer Fine Arts                             13
                                                           Massapequa Public Library                    13

 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             Unq        =       Unqua
              EL       =       East Lake              BMS        =       Berner Middle School
              FF       =       Fairfield              MHS        =       Massapequa High School
              RJL      =       Lockhart               Wksp       =       Workshop
              McK      =       McKenna

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Massapequa Public Schools
MASSAPEQUA UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT
                                                      Town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York
                                                       Massapequa Board of Education 2018 - 2019

            BOARD OF EDUCATION                                                                      BOARD OF EDUCATION PUBLIC MEETINGS

The Massapequa Board of Education consists of                                                      The Board of Education generally holds two busi-
five members, each elected by the registered vot-                                                  ness meetings per month, normally scheduled on
ers of the Massapequa Union Free School District,                                                  the first and third Thursdays in the Board Room,
Town of Oyster Bay for three-year terms who serve                                                  Administrative Wing of Massapequa High School.
without pay. The Board, representing the residents                                                 Except as noted on the calendar, meetings are
of the District, is the legislative and policy-making                                              called to order at 7 p.m., at which time the Board
body responsible for all regulations governing pub-                                                enters into Executive Session for the purpose of
lic education within District schools. The Board of             Timothy Taylor    Gary Baldinger   discussing specific personnel, negotiations and/or
Education delegates the overall management of                     President       Vice President   contractual items. The public session begins at
these policies to the Superintendent of Schools as                                                 approximately 8 p.m. Changes in the date, time,
its Chief Executive Officer. The Superintendent                                                    and/or location of Board meetings, as well as
may, in turn, further delegate authority to the                                                    advance copies of Board meeting agendas, are
administrative staff, to faculty members, and to                                                   available      on       the     District     website
students.                                                                                          www.msd.k12.ny.us, or by contacting the District
                                                                                                   Clerk (308-5001) the Monday preceding a meeting.
         Timothy Taylor, President                                                                 The public is welcome and encouraged to attend
                                                                                                   and participate in all regular meetings of the Board
         Anne Marie Bellizzi, School District Clerk
                                                                                                   of Education. Residents’ input and questions will
         Lisa Beratis, School District Treasurer
         Guercio and Guercio, School District Attorneys        Jeanine Caramore   Kerry Wachter    be addressed within reasonable time frames and
                                                                   Secretary         Trustee       procedures as set by the Board of Education.

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 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
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**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.

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                                                                                                   MHS V/JV Fall                               ACT*
                                                                                                   Parent/Athlete Mtg,
                                                                                                   7PM

                                                Superintendent’s
                          Labor Day             Conference Day           Teacher Orientation Day
                          Schools Closed        Schools Closed           Schools Closed            First Day of School   Kindergarten Begins
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                                                                                         Unq PTA Gen Mtg                                BL PTA Gen Mtg          Young People’s Cultural
                                                                                         9:45 AM                                        9:45 AM                 Arts Wksp In-Person
                                                                                                                                                                Registration
                                                                                                                                        MHS College Mini Fair   10 AM-1 PM @ BMS
                                                                                         BMS Fall Sports begin
                                                                                                                                        #1 8:15 AM - 9:45 AM
                                                                                         Ames Back to School
                                                                                         Night 7PM

                                                                                         Library Bd Mtg 7:45PM

                                                                                         Senior Center @ McK
                                 Rosh Hashanah**                                         Begins                  BOE Public Session
                                 Schools Closed                                                                  8 PM Board Room1

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                                 BMS Back to School               McK PTA Exec/Gen Mtg                           RJL PTA Gen Mtg        MHS College Mini Fair
                                 Night Gr 6 only, Time            9 AM                                           9 AM                   #2 10:30 AM - 12 PM
                                 TBA
                                 BMS Back to School               Jr/Sr PTSA Gen Mtg                             EL PTA Exec Mtg
                                 Night Gr 7 & 8 only,             BMS 7:30 PM                                    7PM
                                 Time TBA
                                                                                                                 BL, FF, Unq Back to
                                 PTA Council Exec Mtg                                                            School Night 7PM
                                 MHS 7:45 PM
                                 Young People’s Cultural                                                         MHS Gr 12 “College
                                 Arts Wksp In-Person                                                             Application Process”
                                 Registration                                                                    Wksp 7PM
                                 7- 9 PM @ AMES                                          Yom Kippur**

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                                 BMS Fall Parent/Athlete MHS Back to School              EL, RJL, McK Back to    MHS Gr 12 “Financial   MHS College Mini Fair
                                 Mtg 7PM                 Night 7PM                       School Night 7PM        Aid for College”       #3 8:15 AM - 9:45 AM
                                                                                                                 Wksp 7PM
                                 FF PTA Gen Mtg                                          SEPTA Gen Mtg
                                 7PM                                                     McK Sr. Ctr 7PM

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                                                                                                                 BOE Public Session
                                                                                                                 8 PM Board Room1
1Please refer to page ii for more information about the Board of Education meetings.
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                        Adult Education Begins                                                Open Recreation                                 SAT/SAT Subject
                                                                                              Gr 7-12 & Alumni
                                                                                              @ MHS 7 - 10 PM

                                                                                                                   First Mid-Quarter
                                                                                                                   Appraisals, Gr 6-12

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                                                                   Ames Guidance Wksp                              BL PTA Gen Mtg            PSAT/NMSQT
                                                                   “Successful Start to HS”                        9:45 AM
                                                                   7 PM                                                                      Young People’s Cultural
                                                                                                                                             Arts Wksp @ Ames
                                                                   Unq PTA Exec/Gen Mtg
                                                                   6:30 PM / 7:00PM

                                                                   Library Bd Mtg 7:45 PM

                        Columbus Day                                                          BOE Public Session
                        Schools Closed                                                        8 PM Board Room1
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 Mass Phil Orch Concert PTA Council Exec Mtg                      EL PTA Gen Mtg 9 AM                                                     Homecoming Parade
 BMS 3 PM               MHS 7:45 PM                                                                                                       12:30 PM Varsity
                                                                  FF PTA Gen Mtg                                                          Football vs Baldwin
                                                                  9:45 AM                                                                 2 PM

                                                                  McK PTA Exec/Gen Mtg                                                    Young People’s Cultural
                                                                  7 PM                                                                    Arts Wksp @ Ames

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                                                                  RJL PTA Gen Mtg 7 PM Jr/Sr PTSA Gen Mtg                                 ACT
                                                                                       BMS 7:30 PM
                                                                                                                                          Young People’s Cultural
                                                                                                                                          Arts Wksp @ Ames

                                                                                                                BOE Public Session
                                                                                                                8 PM Board Room1

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 MHS SADD                                                         Tri-M Induction        Adult Ed Classes NOT
 “Safe Halloween”                                                 MHS 7 PM               in Session
 1-4 PM

1Please refer to page ii for more information about the Board of Education meetings.
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    SUNDAY                    MONDAY               TUESDAY            WEDNESDAY              THURSDAY        FRIDAY                   SATURDAY

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                                                                                                        McK PTA Exec/Gen Mtg SAT/SAT Subject
                                                                                                        9 AM

                                                                                                        MHS Drama
                                                                                                        Presentation, Aud 7 PM
                                                                                                                                 Young People’s Cultural
                                                                                                                                 Arts Wksp @ Ames

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                        BMS Winter I Sports    Adult Ed Classes NOT   Varsity/JV Wrestling                                       Young People’s Cultural
                        Begin                  in Session             Begins                                                     Arts Wksp @ Ames

                        PTA Council Exec Mtg
                        MHS 7:45 PM

                                               Superintendent’s
                                               Conference Day

                                               Election Day                                             First Marking Period
                                               Schools Closed                                           Ends, Gr 6-12
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                                                                  RJL PTA Exec Mtg 7PM Unq PTA Gen Mtg            FF PTA Exec/Gen Mtg   BMS Musical             BMS Musical
                                                                                           9:45 AM                7 PM
                                                                  BL PTA Exec/Gen Mtg                                                                           Young People’s Cultural
                                                                  6:45 PM                  SEPTA Exec/Gen Mtg                                                   Arts Wksp @ Ames
                                                                                           McK Sr. Ctr 7 PM
                                                                  EL PTA Exec Mtg 7 PM
                                                                                           Library Bd Mtg 7:45 PM
                                                                  Winter Varsity/JV Sports
                                                                  Begin

                                 Veterans Day                                                                     BOE Public Session    LISFA Secondary         LISFA Secondary
                                 Schools Closed                                                                   8 PM Board Room1      Rehearsals, Gr 9 - 12   Rehearsals, Gr 9 - 12

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 LISFA Secondary                 BMS Winter I           MHS Winter              Adult Ed Classes NOT
 Concert                         Parent/Athlete Mtg 7PM Parent/Athlete Mtg 7 PM in Session

                                 Adult Ed Classes NOT                                    Rapid Dismissal Drills
                                 in Session                                              Gr K-12

                                                                                                                  Thanksgiving Day
                                                                                                                  Schools Closed

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                                                                  MHS Gr 11 College      Jr/Sr PTSA Exec/Gen      NYSSMA All-State      NYSSMA All-State
                                                                  Admissions Wksp        Mtg MHS 7:00 PM          Conference            Conference
                                                                  Part 1, 7 PM

                                 AIDS Awareness Week
1Please refer to page ii for more information about the Board of Education meetings.
Massapequa Public Schools
DECEMBER
          NOVEMBER 2018                                                                                                               JANUARY 2019
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                                                                                                                                                 Open Recreation
                                                                                                                                                 Gr 9-12 & Alumni
                                                                                                                                                 @ MHS 1-4 PM

                                                                                                                                                 Young People’s Cultural
                                                                                                                                                 Arts Wksp @ Ames

                                                                                                                                                 NYSSMA All-State
                                                                                                                                                 Conference

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Open Recreation         BMS Gr 6             MHS Gr 11 College    Elementary                                                                     ACT
Gr 7-12 & Alumni        Parent/Teacher       Admissions Wksp      Parent/Teacher
@ MHS 1-4 PM            Conferences, 7-9PM   Part 2, 7 PM         Conferences, Gr K-5                                                            Young People’s Cultural
                                                                  Report Cards distributed                                                       Arts Wksp @ Ames
NYSSMA All-State                             BMS Gr 6             @ conference
Conference                                   Parent/Teacher       Early Dismissal on
                                             Conferences, 7-9PM   12/5-12/7
                                                                  Schedule to follow

                                                                  Afternoon & Evening        Afternoon Conferences   Afternoon Conferences
                                                                  Conferences
                                                                                             BOE Public Session      K-5 Report Cards on
                                                                                             8 PM Board Room1        Parent Portal
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Mass Phil Orch Concert Library Bd Mtg                           BMS Concert #1, 7 PM   BMS Concert #2, 7 PM   BMS Concert #3, 7 PM                          Young People’s Cultural
BMS 3 PM               7:45PM                                                                                                                               Arts Wksp @ Ames

                                 First Night of                                                                                      Second Mid-Quarter
                                 Hanukkah                                                                                            Appraisals, Gr. 6-12

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                                                                BMS Concert #4, 7 PM   MHS Holiday Concert    MHS Holiday Alumni
                                                                                       Aud 8 PM               Concert Aud 8 PM

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                                                                                          Holiday Recess
                                                                                          Schools Closed

                                 Christmas Eve

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                                                                                                                                     Massapequa Holiday
                                 New Year’s Eve                 Christmas Day                                                        Wrestling Tournament
1Please refer to page ii for more information about the Board of Education meetings.
JANUARY
         DECEMBER 2018                                                                                                          FEBRUARY 2019
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                                                                     Incoming Gr 9 Parent                                                   Young People’s Cultural
                                                                     Orientation 7PM Ames                                                   Arts Wksp @ Ames
                                                                     Cafeteria

                                               New Year’s Day

                                               Holiday Recess                               BOE Public Session
                                               Schools Closed                               8 PM Board Room1

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                        Current Gr 6 & 7      BL PTA Gen Mtg         FF PTA Gen Mtg         RJL Gr 5 Companion   NMEA Division 1            NMEA Division 1
                        Electives Mtg 7pm BMS 6:45 PM                9:45 AM                Night 7 PM           Reharsal All County        Reharsal All County
                                                                                                                 Gr. 5                      Gr. 5
                        PTA Council Exec Mtg   Ames Winter Concert   NMEA Division 1
                        MHS 7:45 PM            @ MHS 8 PM            Reharsal All County                                                    Young People’s Cultural
                                                                     Gr. 5                                                                  Arts Wksp @ Ames

                                                                     Incoming Gr 6 Parent
                                                                     Orientation BMS 7pm
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 NMEA Division 1                 McK PTA Exec/Gen Mtg EL PTA Exec Mtg 7 PM Unq PTA Gen Mtg                                                                      Young People’s Cultural
 Reharsal All County             7 PM                                         9:45 AM                                                                           Arts Wksp @ Ames
 Gr. 5                                                 McK Gr 5 Companion
                                 Library Bd Mtg 7:45PM Night 7 PM             SEPTA Gen Mtg
                                                                              McK Sr. Ctr 7 PM
                                                       NMEA All County
                                                       Rehearsals & Concerts FF Gr 5 Companion
                                                       Divisions 2-5, Gr 6-12 Night 7 PM
                                                       (1/15 - 1/20)

                                                                                                              BOE Public Session
                                                                                                              8 PM Board Room1

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 NMEA All County                                                  EL Gr 5 Companion      Unq Gr 5 Companion   RJL PTA Exec Mtg 7 PM                             Young People’s Cultural
 Rehearsals & Concerts                                            Night 7 PM             Night 7 PM                                                             Arts Wksp Inclement
 Divisions 2-5, Gr 6-12                                                                                                                                         Weather Make Up Day
 (1/15 - 1/20)                                                    BMS Winter II Sports   Jr/Sr PTSA Gen Mtg                                                     @ Ames
                                                                  Begins                 MHS 7:30 PM

                                 Martin Luther                    Midterm & Regents
                                 King Jr. Day                     Testing Days Gr 9-12                                                  Second Marking Period
                                 Schools Closed                                                                                         Ends, Gr 6-12

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                                 Summer Recreation CA, BL Gr 5 Companion                                      BMS Winter II
                                 Leader & Volunteer    Night 7 PM                                             Parent/Athlete Mtg 7 PM
                                 Online Application
                                 Process Begins

1Please refer to page ii for more information about the Board of Education meetings.
FEBRUARY
                JANUARY 2019                                                                                                             MARCH 2019
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*Kindergarten Registration - Incoming Kindergartners for Sept. 2019.
Announcement mailed home and information made available on district website.                                            1                     2

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                       PTA Council Exec Mtg                             RJL PTA Gen Mtg 9 AM                            BL PTA Gen Mtg
                       MHS 7:45 PM                                                                                      9:45 AM

                                                                                               BOE Public Session &
                                                                                               Budget Presentation #1
                                                                                               8 PM Board Room1
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                                 MHS Band Concert                 FF PTA Gen Mtg 7 PM   Unq PTA Gen Mtg 7 PM
                                 8 PM
                                                                  EL PTA Gen Mtg 7 PM
                                 Library Bd Mtg 7:45PM

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                                                                                           Winter Recess
                                                                                           Schools Closed

                                 Presidents’ Day

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                                                                                        Jr/Sr PTSA Gen Mtg
                                                                                        MHS 7:30 PM

                                                                  Kingergarten
                                                                  Registration*
                                                                  EL, RJL, McK
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MARCH
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*Kindergarten Registration - Incoming Kindergartners for Sept. 2019.
 Announcement mailed home and information made available on district website.                                 1                         2
                                                                                                              LIFSFA Intermediate
                                                                                                              Rehearsals & Concerts
                                                                                                              Gr 5-8

                                                                                                              Kingergarten
                                                                                                              Registration*
                                                                                                              BL, FF, Unq

                                                                                                              Third Mid-Quarter
                                                                                                              Appraisals, Gr 6-12

3                         4                       5                     6            7                        8                         9
LISFA Intermediate        MHS Varsity/JV Spring                                      Senior Citizen Preview   MHS Musical               MHS Musical
Concert                   Sports Begin                                               of MHS Musical
                                                                                     MHS Aud, 12:30 PM                                  SAT
                          PTA Council Exec Mtg
                          MHS 7:45 PM

                                                                                     BOE Public Session &
                                                                                     Budget Presentation #2   K-5 Report Cards on
                                                                                     8 PM Board Room1         Parent Portal
10                               11                              12                    13                    14                       15                      16
                                 MHS Varsity/JV Spring            EL PTA Exec Mtg 7 PM FF PTA Exec/Gen Mtg                            McK PTA Exec/Gen Mtg
                                 Parent/Athlete Mtg,                                   9:45 AM                                        9 AM
                                 7 PM                             BL PTA Exec/Gen Mtg
                                                                  6:45 PM              Unq PTA Gen Mtg
                                 Library Bd Mtg 7:45PM                                 9:45 AM

                                                                                       SEPTA Exec/Gen Mtg
                                                                                       McK Sr. Ctr 7 PM

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Mass Phil Orch Concert                                            MHS Orchestra/Jazz   MHS Chorus                                     Summer Recreation CA,
BMS 3 PM                                                          Concert 8 PM         Concert 8 PM                                   Leader & Volunteer
                                                                                                                                      Online Application
                                                                                                                                      Deadline

                                                                                                             BOE Public Session &
                                                                                                             Budget Presentation #3
                                                                                                             8 PM Board Room1

24                               25                              26                    27                    28                       29                      30
                                 Faculty Recital                  RJL PTA Gen Mtg 7 PM World Language
                                 MHS 7 PM                                              Festival MHS 7 PM

                                                                                       Jr/Sr PTSA Exec/Gen
                                                                                       Mtg BMS 7 PM

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APRIL
              MARCH 2019                                                                                                                 MAY 2019
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    SUNDAY                       MONDAY                TUESDAY          WEDNESDAY                THURSDAY                  FRIDAY                 SATURDAY

                           1                       2                    3                      4                      5                      6
                           BMS Spring Sports                            MHS Mandatory Prom     RJL PTA Exec Mtg 7PM                          Science Discovery Fair
                           Begin                                        Meeting 7 PM

                           PTA Council Exec Mtg
                           MHS 7:45 PM
                                                                            Gr 3-8 NYS
                                                                          ELA Assessments
                                                                              (4/1-4/8)

                                                                                               BOE Public Session &
                                                                                               Budget Adoption        Third Marking Period
                                                                                               8 PM Board Room1       Ends, Gr 6-12

7                          8                       9                    10                     11                     12                     13
10th Annual 1K/3K          Library Bd Mtg 7:45PM   MHS Mandatory Prom   FF PTA Gen Mtg 7 PM    BMS Spring             BL PTA Gen Mtg         ACT*
Wellness Run & Fair                                Meeting 7PM                                 Parent/Athlete Mtg     9:45 AM
9 AM                       Gr 3-8 NYS                                   Unq PTA Exec/Gen Mtg
                           ELA Assessments         SEPTA Exec/Gen Mtg   6:30 PM / 7:00 PM
                           (4/1-4/8)               McK Sr. Ctr 7PM
                                                                        NYSSMA Solo Festival   NYSSMA Solo Festival
                                                                        @ Plainedge HS         @ Plainedge HS
14                              15                               16                       17                     18                       19                            20
                                 McK PTA Exec/Gen Mtg EL PTA Gen Mtg 9AM                  Elementary Advanced
                                 7PM                                                      Concerts:
                                                      Elementary Advanced                 RJL @ McK 7PM
                                                      Concerts:                           BL @ MHS 7PM
                                                      EL @ BMS 7PM                        Unq @ BMS 7PM
                                                      FF @ MHS 7PM
                                                      McK @ McK 7PM

                                                                  BOCES Budget Vote

                                                                                                                                              Good Friday
                                                                                                                  BOE Public Session          First Night of Passover
                                                                                                                  8 PM Board Room1            Schools Closed

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                                                                                             April Recess
                                                                                            Schools Closed

                                                                                                                  Emergency Make-Up           Emergency Make-Up
 Easter Sunday                                                                                                    Day #4                      Day #3                    Last Night of Passover

28                              29                                30                      MHS is NOT a test center for the ACT on April 13.

                                                                  Tri-M Recital MHS 7pm

                                                                  Jr/Sr PTSA Gen Mtg
                                                                  MHS 7:30 PM

Greek Orthodox Easter
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MAY
              APRIL 2019                                                                                                        JUNE 2019
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    SUNDAY                    MONDAY           TUESDAY            WEDNESDAY               THURSDAY                  FRIDAY                SATURDAY

                                                                 1                      2                      3                     4
                                                                  AP Studio in Drawing  MHS NHS Induction       NYSSMA Ensembles & SAT/SAT Subject
                                                                  Exhibit MHS Upper Gym 7PM                    All-State Auditions @
                                                                  7:30pm                                       JFK HS Bellmore/Merrick

                                                                  Meet the Candidates
                                                                  MHS Aud 7:30PM

                                                                                             Gr 3-8 NYS
                                                                                          Math Assessments
                                                                                              (4/30-5/7)

5                       6                  7                     8                      9                      10                    11
Mass Phil Orch Concert BMS Spring Concert #1 BMS Spring Concert #2 BMS Spring Concert #3 All Elementary        BL PTA Gen Mtg
BMS 3 PM                                                                                 Rehearsal #1 @ BMS    9:45 AM
                       PTA Council Exec Mtg                                              6:30 - 8:30 PM
                       MHS 7:45 PM

                        Gr 3-8 NYS
                        Math Assessments
                        (4/30-5/7)

                                                                                        BOE Public Session &
                                                                                        Budget Hearing
                                                                   Advanced Placement
                                                                                        8 PM Board Room1
                                                                         Exams
12                             13                               14                        15                        16                   17                    18
                                McK PTA Exec/Gen Mtg All Elementary         BMS Spring Concert #4 RJL PTA Gen Mtg 9AM
                                9 AM                 Rehearsal #2 @ BMS
                                Unq PTA Gen Mtg      6:30 - 8:30 PM                               FF PTA Gen Mtg
                                9:45 AM                                                           9:45AM
                                                     EL PTA Gen Mtg 7 PM
                                Elementary Beginner                                               BMS NJHS Induction
                                Concerts:            Voter Registration Day                       7 PM
                                FF @ MHS 7 PM        @ each Voting Location
                                EL @ BMS 7 PM        4 - 8 PM                                     Last Day for Voter
                                McK @ McK 7 PM                                                    Registration
                                                                                                                                         Fourth Mid-Quarter
                                Library Bd Mtg 7:45PM                                      Advanced Placement                            Appraisals, Gr 6-12
                                                                                                 Exams

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                                All Elementary                  BL Beginner Concert       Elementary Beginner       Tenure & Retiree
                                Concert @ BMS                   MHS 7 PM                  Concerts:                 Reception
                                7:30 PM                                                   RJL @ McK 7 PM
                                                                                          Unq @ BMS 7 PM

                                                                        Budget Vote       Gr 4 & 8 NYS Science
                                                                        6 AM - 9 PM       Performance
                                                                                          Assessment (5/22-5/31)
                                                                                          NAHS Induction
                                                                                          Ceremony MHS 7pm

                                                                                          Registration Begins for   BOE Public Session   Emergency Make-Up
                                                                                          Summer Programs           8 PM Board Room1     Day #1

26                             27                               28                        29                        30                   31
                                                                MHS Guidance Wksp         Ames Spring Concert       Jr/Sr PTSA Gen Mtg
                                                                “Transition to College    MHS 8 PM                  Ames 7:30 PM
                                                                for Senior Parents” in
                                                                conjunction with YES                                Science Research
                                                                Community Counseling                                Symposium MHS 7PM
                                                                Center, 7 PM

                                                                Kindergarten Screening
                                                                for incoming K Students
                                                                5/28-5/31

                                                                Gr 4 & 8 NYS Science
                                                                Performance
                                Memorial Day
                                                                Assessment (5/22-5-31)
                                Schools Closed
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JUNE
              MAY 2019                                                                                                         JULY 2019
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    SUNDAY                    MONDAY               TUESDAY           WEDNESDAY              THURSDAY                FRIDAY               SATURDAY

                                                                                                                                    1
                                                                                                                                    SAT/SAT Subject

2                       3                      4                     5                    6                     7                   8
                        BMS Gr 6 & 7 Award     MHS Concert #1        MHS Concert #2       BMS Gr 8 Award                            ACT
                        Ceremony 7PM                                                      Ceremony 7PM
                                               BL PTA Gen Mtg        SEPTA Awards Night
                        Gr 4 & 8 NYS Science   6:45 PM               McK Sr. Ctr 7PM      Ames HS Art Exhibit
                        Written Assessment                                                7PM
                                               BMS NJAHS Induction
                                               Ceremony 6PM

                                               BMS Art Exhibit 7PM

                        Global History and
                        Geography Regents                                                 BOE Public Session
                        Testing - Grade 10                                                8 PM Board Room1
9                                10                              11                        12                      13                    14              15
                                 PTA Council Installation FF PTA Reorg Mtg                 3rd Grade Intrumental MHS Senior Awards
                                 Ames 7PM                 9:45 AM                          Parent Mtg @ McK 7PM 6 PM MHS Aud

                                 Library Bd Mtg 7:45PM            McK PTA Gen Mtg 6PM BMS Whole New World
                                                                                      Gr 5 Parent Meeting
                                                                  RJL PTA Gen Mtg 7PM 6PM

                                                                  Unq PTA Gen Mtg 7PM

                                                                  Senior Athletic Awards
                                                                  Banquet 7 PM
                                                                                                                   Gr 9-12 Final Exams
                                                                                                                   Begin

16                               17                              18                        19                      20                    21              22
                                                                  PTA Council Reorg Mtg Jr/Sr PTSA Gen Mtg         FF Moving Up          BL Moving Up
                                                                  McK Sr. Ctr 7:45 PM   MHS 7:30 PM                Ceremony              Ceremony

                                                                                                                   McK Moving Up         RJL Moving Up
                                                                                                                   Ceremony              Ceremony

                                                                                                                   BOE Public Session
                                                                                                                   8 PM Board Room1
                                 Regents Testing Days

23                               24                              25                        26                      27                    28              29
                                 EL Moving Up                     Unq Moving Up            Last Day of School
                                 Ceremony                         Ceremony

                                 Early Dismissal
                                 All Elementary Schools

30
                                                                                           K-5 Report Cards on
                                                                                           Parent Portal
                                 Regents Testing Days
                                                                                           Fourth Marking Period
                                 MHS Graduation                                            Ends, Gr 6-12
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JULY 2019
        Sunday                           Monday                          Tuesday            Wednesday       Thursday            Friday       Saturday

                                 1                               2                      3               4                  5             6

                                                                  BOE Public Session
                                                                  8 PM Board Room1                      Independence Day

 7                               8                               9                      10              11                 12            13
                                  Summer Rec Begins

14                               15                              16                     17              18                 19            20

21                               22                              23                     24              25                 26            27

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AUGUST 2019
        Sunday                           Monday                          Tuesday             Wednesday           Thursday                Friday              Saturday

                                                                                                         1                         2                    3

                                                                                                              BOE Public Session
                                                                                                              8 PM Board Room1
                                                                                                         kk

4                                5                               6                       7               8                         9                    10
                                                                                                                                   Last Day of Summer
                                                                                                                                   Rec, 1/2 Day

11                               12                              13                      14              15                        16                   17

                                                                  Regents Testing Days

18                               19                              20                      21              22                        23                   24
                                                                                                                                                        SAT/SAT Subject
                                                                                                                                                        MHS is NOT a test center

25                               26                              27                      28              29                        30                   31

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CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION                                                                                OFFICE

                     District Administration Building                             The Board of Education, Administrative and Business Offices are open daily through-
                        Massapequa High School                                    out the year from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, except for legal and certain school holidays.
                4925 Merrick Road, Massapequa, NY 11758                           Hours may be slightly different during the summer.
                                   516-308-5000
                                                                                                               SCHOOL TELEPHONES
Lucille F. Iconis, Superintendent of Schools
Alan C. Adcock, Deputy Superintendent                                             STUDENT REGISTRATION 308-5094
Dr. Thomas J. Fasano, Asst. Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction
Diana Haanraadts, Asst. to the Superintendent for Instructional Support &         CENTRAL SWITCHBOARD 308-5000
General Administration                                                            The switchboard is open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Hours may be slightly different dur-
Robert Schilling, Asst. to the Superintendent for HR and General Administration   ing the summer.
Bryan R. Piotrowski, Executive Director Technology and General Administration
Jordan McCaw, Executive Director for Pupil Personnel Services
Lisa Silveri, Administrative Associate General Administration                      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
                             BUSINESS OFFICE                                       Curriculum and Instruction, Dr. Thomas Fasano and Asst. to the Superintendent for
                                                                                   HR and General Administration, Robert Schilling, Massapequa Public Schools, 4925
Christine Petrullo, Assistant Business Director/Purchasing Agent                   Merrick Road, Massapequa, New York, 11758, telephone 308-5000, and the admin-
Timothy O’Donnell, Director of Facilities and Operations                           istrative staff as the district officials responsible for the coordination of activities relat-
Keyana Wright, Supervisor of Transportation                                        ing to compliance with Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972. The District
Paul Heckelman, Director of School Lunch                                           CSE Chairperson, Dr. Jennifer Mazzotta-Perretti, Massapequa Public Schools, 4925
                                                                                   Merrick Road, Massapequa, New York, 11758, telephone 308-5000 is the appointed
                K - 12 PROGRAM ADMINISTRATORS                                      individual responsible for coordination of activities related to compliance with Section
                                                                                   504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
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               The Board of Education condemns all harassment of a sexual nature between staff,
William Anderson, Curriculum Associate for World Languages                        students and staff, and students. The Board acknowledges that such conduct is illegal,
ToniAnne Summers, Curriculum Associate for Math                                   in that it violates an individual’s civil rights, and under certain circumstances may con-
Lisa Caputo, Curriculum Associate for Science                                     stitute criminal conduct or may be in violation of the laws against child abuse or mal-
Dr. Brian Trapani, Curriculum Associate for Social Studies                        treatment. District policy and regulations regarding sexual harassment are available to
TBA, Supervisor of Literacy K-12                                                  the public in each school building and at the District Office.

                                                                                  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.

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DIRECTORY OF SCHOOLS

BIRCH LANE SCHOOL                                                               ALFRED G. BERNER MIDDLE SCHOOL
41 Birch Lane, Massapequa Park                     Stephen Aspetti, Principal   50 Carman Mill Road, Massapequa          Jason Esposito, Principal
Grades K-5                                             Telephone: 308-5100      Grades 6-8                             Telephone............308-5700
School Hours:                                             9:15 am - 3:30 pm                                       Attendance Office.........308-5720
                                                                                                                   Guidance.....................308-5730
                                                                                                                  Social Worker...............308-5750
EAST LAKE SCHOOL                                                                School Hours: 8:02 am - 2:55 pm
154 East Lake Ave., Massapequa Park            Thomas McKillop III, Principal
Grades K-5                                            Telephone: 308-5200
School Hours:                                            8:30 am - 2:45 pm      MASSAPEQUA HIGH SCHOOL - AMES CAMPUS
                                                                                198 Baltimore Ave., Massapequa            Tania Willman, Principal
                                                                                Grade 9                                Telephone............308-5800
FAIRFIELD SCHOOL                                                                                                   Attendance Office.......308-5820
330 Massapequa Ave., Massapequa                         Lori Dano, Principal                                        Guidance...................308-5830
Grades K-5                                             Telephone: 308-5300                                         Social Worker.............308-5850
School Hours:                                             9:15 am - 3:30 pm     School Hours: 7:25 am - 2:18 pm

RAYMOND J. LOCKHART SCHOOL                                                      MASSAPEQUA HIGH SCHOOL - MAIN CAMPUS
199 Pittsburgh Ave., Massapequa                   Stephen Scarallo, Principal   4925 Merrick Road, Massapequa       Brian Conboy, Interim Principal
Grades K-5                                             Telephone: 308-5400      Grades 10-12                            Telephone............308-5900
School Hours:                                             8:40 am - 2:55 pm                                        Attendance Office.......308-5920
                                                                                                                    Guidance...................308-5930
                                                                                                                   Social Worker.............308-5950
JOHN P. McKENNA SCHOOL                                                          School Hours: 7:30 am - 2:25 pm
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

   Specific information about the dismissal of walkers and changes in bus
               schedules will be provided by building principals.

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PARENT-TEACHER
                                                PARENT-TEACHER ASSOCIATIONS
                                                                ASSOCIATIONS
                                               Web
                                               Web Page:
                                                   Page: www.massapequapta.org
                                                         www.massapequapta.com
          PTA COORDINATING COUNCIL OFFICERS                                         JOHN P. McKENNA SCHOOL PTA

President                 Ann Hedgis             458-8956           President                 Kerry Wachter           797-4641
First Vice President      Allison Prystupa       680-5316           First Vice President      Lori Verdone            804-8312
Second Vice President     Cher Lepre             319-5931           Second Vice President     Michelle Eslinger       809-5653
Treasurer                 Theresa Capone         795-0044           Treasurer                 Regina Rodriguez        457-9386
Recording Secretary       Marion Murphy          643-3993           Recording Secretary       Dina Guido              804-8498
Corresponding Secy        Lori Verdone           804-8312           Corresponding Secretary   Carina Hale             732-0669

                  BIRCH LANE SCHOOL PTA                                                   UNQUA SCHOOL PTA

President                 Kristine Magnifico     428-9286           President                 Cindi St. George        382-2522
First Vice President      Crissy Mullooly        220-6104           Vice President            Christina Dell’Anno     965-7121
Second Vice President     Linda Venuto           646-294-1089       Treasurer                 Denise Pacchiano        212-203-3788
Treasurer                 Amy MacLeod            647-7728           Recording Secretary       Kate Martin             917-941-3201
Recording Secretary       Tara Fay               510-7334
Corresponding Secretary   Kaitlyn Beleckas       406-1519                                 JUNIOR/SENIOR PTSA

                  EAST LAKE SCHOOL PTA                              President                 Michelle Silverman      631-983-9418
                                                                    VP Membership             Debbie Fick             840-0458
Co-Presidents           Jennifer Azzariti        917-907-2595       VP MHS Main Campus        Diane Portogallo        359-9438
                        Judy Snyder              557-3690           VP MHS Ames Campus        Michelle Santabarbara   652-1363
First Vice President    Jamie Farrell            308-3345           VP Berner MS              Allison Prystupa        680-5316
Second Vice President   Janine Hunter            718-578-8300       Treasurer                 Theresa Capone          924-6830
Treasurer               Michele Wienczorkowski   541-3013           Recording Secretary       Gina Cutter             343-7586
Recording Secretary     Hope Wygand              765-3018
Corresponding Secretary Leah Rezza               809-6326                             SEPTA (Special Education)

                     FAIRFIELD SCHOOL PTA                           Co-Presidents           Susan Altamura            880-4145
Co-Presidents             Kelly Rowland          996-5411                                   Angela Grisanzio          359-5100
                          Donna McGoey Scheuer   680-2366           First VP Fundraising    Chris Masciovecchio       318-6714
First Vice President      Sheila Grauling        804-2192           Second VP Programming Anne Hedgis                 458-8956
Second Vice President     Tatum Salembier        809-6907           Third VP Membership     Dan Batik                 209-1734
Treasurer                 Kathleen Romano        695-1688           Treasurer               Jennifer Brown            380-3125
Recording Secretary       Alisha Grimm           506-8854           Recording Secretary     Stacey LoBello            375-4284
Corresponding Secretary Ilisa Polansky           528-8461           Corresponding Secretary Amanda Varelakis          605-4455

            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

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SCHOOL INFORMATION

                EMERGENCY CLOSING OF SCHOOLS                                                                PARENT CONFERENCES AND VISITS
Occasionally, hazardous weather conditions or other issues may necessitate the alter-      It is essential that those who most directly influence the student's academic and social
ing of arrival and dismissal times, or the closing of schools for the day. In these        life and development - parents and teachers - develop a harmonious partnership on
circumstances, families will be notified via our automated telephone Parent Notification   behalf of the youngster. To help establish and nurture this partnership, the
system. Additionally, all information will be posted on the district’s website             Massapequa School District strongly supports the practice of individual parent-teacher
www.msd.k12.ny.us and sent to subscribers of the district’s e-mail center. The             conferences. In addition, parents are encouraged to request a conference with the
following radio and TV stations will also be notified of any closing event:                child’s teacher, instructional team and/or guidance counselor to discuss any concerns.
WALK (97.5 FM), WBAB (102.3 FM), WBLI (106.1 FM), and LI News Channel 12.                  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-
     EMERGENCY CLOSING MAKE-UP DAYS SCHEDULE                                               ferences before and after school. While parents are welcomed and encouraged to visit
 If school is closed for emergency reasons, then make-up days will be scheduled in         their child’s school, arrangements must be made in advance through the principal's
 the following order:                                                                      office.
                                                                                                                     SCHOOL PLAYGROUNDS
                  1   Make-Up   Day -    School will be open on May 24                     Residents are welcome to use school playgrounds and fields when not in use by the
                  2   Make-Up   Days -   School will not be rescheduled                    District or community groups that have arranged for their use, or closed by the District.
                  3   Make-Up   Days -   School will be open on April 26                   Please help us keep our fields in top condition by using trash receptacles and adhering
                  4   Make-Up   Days -   School will be open on April 25                   to information posted at each field. Contact the Athletics & Recreation Office at 308-
                                                                                           5080 for information on reserving fields for Massapequa community groups.
 The Board of Education reserves the right to revise the calendar if emergency school
 closings during the year require additional teaching days.                                                            PUBLIC INFORMATION
                                                                                           In an ongoing effort to inform residents of programs, policies, and special events, the
                       DELAYED SCHOOL OPENING                                              District issues news releases to local newspapers and publishes the official newsletter
Sometimes weather conditions are such that a delayed opening is preferable to clos-        ‘Insight’ several times during the school year. Insight is produced in electronic format
ing schools for the whole day. On these days, schools will open on a one or two hour       and made available on the district’s website. With the exception of the Budget edition
delay. Students will be picked up at their regular bus stops one or two hours later than   of Insight, print copies are not produced or mailed. The District website,
the normal schedule. All out of district school openings will be delayed by one or two     www.msd.k12.ny.us, is in operation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Residents are
hours, including private, parochial and occupational education programs.                   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-
The following programs will be cancelled entirely when a delayed opening is
announced. Students should NOT report to these programs:                                   tion for emergencies and other important school news via our Parent Notification
                                                                                           System.
                           YMCA Child Care (before school)
                           All scheduled field trips                                                                PESTICIDE NOTIFICATION
                           All before school programs                                      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
Dismissal from school will be at the regular time. Parents are reminded to check the       persons in parental relation, faculty, and staff regarding the potential use of pesticides
District website www.msd.k12.ny.us for additional information about delayed openings.      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-
          MESSAGES FOR CHILDREN AND TEACHERS
                                                                                           tions.
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
                                                                                           If you wish to register to receive 48 hour prior notification of any pesticide application
may be left with the General Office.
                                                                                           that is scheduled for your school, please phone (308-5040) or write to Facilities
                                                                                           Department, Massapequa UFSD, 4925 Merrick Road, Massapequa, NY 11758.

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DISTRICT POLICIES
                               THE DIGNITY ACT                                                                      Dignity Act Coordinators are expected to:

The Dignity Act was signed into law on September 13, 2010 and took effect on July 1,          1. Promote a safe, orderly and stimulating school environment supporting active teach-
2012. This legislation amended State Education Law by creating a new Article 2 -              ing and learning for all students regardless of actual or perceived race, color, weight,
Dignity for All Students. The Dignity Act also amended Section 801-a of New York              national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation,
State Education Law regarding instruction in civility, citizenship, and character educa-      gender or sex.
tion by expanding the concepts of tolerance, respect for others and dignity to include:       2. Identify curricular resources that support infusing civility in classroom instruction and
an awareness and sensitivity in the relations of people, including but not limited to, dif-   classroom management; and provide guidance to staff as to how to access and imple-
ferent races, weights, national origins, ethnic groups, religions, religious practices,       ment those resources.
mental or physical abilities, sexual orientations, gender identity, and sexes. The            3. Be responsible to monitoring and reporting on the effectiveness of the District’s bul-
Dignity Act further amended Section 2801 of the Education Law by requiring Boards of          lying prevention efforts.
Education to include language addressing the Dignity Act in their codes of conduct,           4. Address issues of harassment or any situation that threatens the emotional or phys-
which the Massapequa School District has done. The complete Code of Conduct is                ical health or safety of any student, school employee, or any person who is unlawfully
available on the District website www.msd.k12.ny.us/codeofconduct and at each                 on school property or at a school function.
school upon request.                                                                          5. The Dignity Act Coordinators for each school are identified as the following:

No student shall be subjected to harassment by employees or students on school                         a.   Birch Lane, Building Principal Stephen Aspetti, 308-5100
property or at a school function; nor shall any student be subjected to discrimination                 b.   East Lake, Building Principal T. McKillop III, 308-5200
based on a person’s actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic                   c.   Fairfield, Building Principal L. Dano, 308-5300
group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender (including gen-            d.   Lockhart, Building Principal S. Scarallo, 308-5400
der identity or expression), or sex by school employees or students on school proper-                  e.   McKenna, Building Principal A. Lowry, Ed.D., 308-5500
ty or at a school function.                                                                            f.   Unqua, Building Principal D. Catapano, 308-5600
*Please refer to the Dignity Act section on the district website for further information               g.   Berner MS, Building Principal J. Esposito, 308-5700
and resources.                                                                                         h.
                                                                                                       h.   MHS Ames
                                                                                                            MHS    Ames Campus,
                                                                                                                         Campus, Building
                                                                                                                                    Building Principal
                                                                                                                                              Principal Tania
                                                                                                                                                        Tania Willman,
                                                                                                                                                               Willman, 308-5800
                                                                                                                                                                        308-5800
                                                                                                       i.   MHS Main Campus, Building InterimInterim Principal
                                                                                                                                                     Principal Brian
                                                                                                                                                               Brian Conboy,
                                                                                                                                                                     Conboy, 308-5900
                                                                                                                                                                              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.

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ATTENDANCE                                                  policy, such unexcused absences will result in the loss of points from the student's class
The Board of Education recognizes that regular school attendance is an important com-         participation grade and the student will not be provided the opportunity to make up work
ponent of academic success. Accordingly, the Board has adopted a comprehensive                missed for academic credit.
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           Appeals
emphasizes specific aspects of the role parents play in student attendance. For more          An appeal regarding the determination of an absence as excused or unexcused may
information, please review the policy in its entirety or contact your home school.            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.
Excused absences/tardiness/early departures include the following:
   • personal illness                                                                         Any student who misses a class for any reason is expected upon his/her return to con-
   • illness or death in the family                                                           sult with his/her teachers regarding missed work. While unexcused absences will not
   • impassable roads or weather                                                              afford a student the opportunity to make up missed work for grading purposes, students
   • religious observance                                                                     must be mindful that missed work will have a direct effect on their overall success in the
   • quarantine                                                                               class and their understanding of the curriculum.
   • required court appearances
   • scheduled medical treatments/appointments                                                                            STUDENT DRESS CODE
   • college visits pre-approved by the principal or his/her designee                         All students
                                                                                              All students are
                                                                                                             are expected
                                                                                                                 expected to
                                                                                                                           to give
                                                                                                                              give proper
                                                                                                                                   proper attention
                                                                                                                                           attention to
                                                                                                                                                     to personal
                                                                                                                                                        personal cleanliness
                                                                                                                                                                  cleanliness andand to
                                                                                                                                                                                     to dress
                                                                                                                                                                                        dress
   • cooperative work programs pre-approved by the principal or his/her designee              appropriately for school and school functions. Students and their parents have the pri-
                                                                                              appropriately for school and school functions. Students and their parents have the pri-
   • military obligations                                                                     mary responsibility for acceptable student dress and appearance. Teachers and all
                                                                                              mary responsibility for acceptable student dress and appearance. Teachers and all
   • such other reasons as may be approved by the principal or his/her designee               other district personnel should exemplify and reinforce acceptable student dress and
                                                                                              other  district personnel
                                                                                              help students    develop anshould  exemplify of
                                                                                                                           understanding     and reinforce appearance
                                                                                                                                               appropriate  acceptable student     dress set-
                                                                                                                                                                           in the school  and
                                                                                              help
                                                                                              ting. students  develop  an understanding   of appropriate appearance    in  the school setting.
All other absences/tardiness/early departures (e.g., class cuts, unverified absences
                                                                                              A student’s dress, grooming and appearance, including hair style/color, jewelry, make-
and tardiness, unapproved early leaves) are considered unexcused.
                                                                                              up, and nails, shall:
                                                                                                        1. Be safe, appropriate and not disrupt or interfere with the educational
All absences/tardiness/early departures must be accounted for. It is the                                process.
parent/guardian's responsibility to communicate with the school, either verbally or in                  2. Recognize that extremely brief garments, plunging necklines (front and/or
writing, to verify a student absence.                                                                   back) and see-through garments are not appropriate.
                                                                                                        3. Ensure that underwear and midriffs are completely covered with outer
Students are expected to attend all scheduled classes. Consistent with the importance                   clothing.
of classroom participation, any absence from class that is not made up may result in                    4. Include footwear at all times. Footwear that is a safety hazard including
the loss of points from the student's class participation grade for the marking period.                 footwear with wheels, will not be allowed.
                                                                                                        5. Not include the wearing of hats in the classroom except for medical or
Only those students with excused absences will be given the opportunity to make up a                    religious purposes for students grades K-8.
test and/or turn in a late assignment for inclusion in the calculation of the academic per-             6. Not include items that are vulgar, obscene, suggestive, libelous, or
formance portion of their grade. Make-up opportunities must be completed by a date                      denigrate others on account of race, color, religion, creed, national origin,
                                                                                                        gender, sexual orientation or disability.
specified by the student's teacher for the class in question.
                                                                                                        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
Family-Oriented Unexcused Absences                                                                      limited to, clothing, jewelry, hats, emblems, and badges that, by virtue of
                                                                                                        color, arrangement, trademark, or attribute, are associated with or denotes
The District stresses academic rigor and expects full-day attendance by all students.                   membership in or affiliation with any group or organization that promotes
The school calendar provides ample opportunity for family vacations and/or family-ori-                  illegal behavior or behavior that is a violation of the District’s Code of Conduct.
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-            Students who violate the student dress code shall be required to modify their
ment and will disadvantage the student, as work will be interrupted.                          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
Therefore, absences/tardiness/early departures due to vacations and/or other activities       to discipline, up to and including in-school suspension for the day. Any student who
arranged by the parent/guardian that do not meet the criteria for excused as specified        repeatedly fails to comply with the dress code shall be subject to further discipline, up
                                                                                              to and including out of school suspension.
in Board policy 5100 are considered unexcused. Consistent with Board of Education

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RELEASE OF DIRECTORY INFORMATION                                                  student may participate without the approval of the school medical officer. Every stu-
In accordance with the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, unless                dent in the Massapequa Schools receives a visual acuity test and an auditory sweep
objection to any of the specific items in the following "directory information" is submit-      test in grades K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11. Any newly enrolled student requires a physical
ted in writing by parents, legal guardians, or those students over the age of 18 years,         and vision and hearing screening. Scoliosis screening of the spine is done for girls in
the Massapequa School District herewith gives notice of intention to provide, release or        grades 5 and 7, and for boys in grade 9. In cases where a school health examination
publish in the District Newsletter ‘Insight’, on the District’s website and in other District   reveals a potential problem, parents are notified of the need for further study by the
publications; social media; school or student newspapers; athletic programs; musical,           family physician or dentist and forms are sent to parents to be filled out by the doctor
theatrical or award programs; news releases and school-related organizations; any or            so that the necessary adjustments may be made in the school program. Please refer
all of the following directory information pertaining to students as may be appropriate         to our website under Health Services & Wellness for additional information.
under the circumstances: student's name, parent's name, address, telephone listing,
photograph, digital image, video broadcast, sports, weight and height of members of             Medication in School
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-           Before any medication may be administered to or by any student during school hours,
tions of this act, parents, guardians, or students over the age of 18 who do not desire         the Board requires a written request by the parent and a written order by the prescrib-
the release of any of the above directory information must make a specific request in           ing physician. Specific forms are available through the nurse's office at each school
writing to the building principal. Failure to make such request shall be deemed consent         regarding the administration of medication in school, as well as student self-direction
to release, provide or publish directory information during the current school year.            and administration of medication.

                                                                                                Immunization
                              STUDENT RECORDS
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law designed to              Each student must present a record of immunization upon registration signed by a doc-
protect the privacy of student records. The law and corresponding Board of Education            tor or certified by a clinic. Students will not be permitted to attend classes without prop-
Policy affords parents and students over 18 years of age (referred to in the law as "eli-       er immunization as determined by New York State Public Health Law, Education Law,
gible students") the following rights:                                                          and New York Codes, Rules and Regulations.
    • The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 30 days
       of the day the district receives a request for access.                                   Concussions/Head Injuries
    • The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the
       parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate or misleading.                        As per the New York State Education Department, any student who exhibits signs,
    • The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information                symptoms or behaviors consistent with a concussion (such as loss of consciousness,
       contained in the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA            headaches, dizziness, confusion or balance problems) shall not return to Physical
       authorizes disclosure without consent.                                                   Education or Athletics until cleared by the school medical officer (School District
    • The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning            Physician).
       alleged failures by the district to comply with the requirements of FERPA.

Questions or inquiries regarding student records should be addressed with the admin-
                                                                                                                                    HOMEWORK
istrative team at your child's school.                                                          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
                               HEALTH SERVICES                                                  the development of the individual student, plays an important role in helping students
Physicals/Screenings                                                                            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
Physical examinations are required by New York State Education Law for all students             classroom learning experience. Parents can be invaluable partners in the process by
in kindergarten, first, third, fifth, seventh, ninth and eleventh grades, and when neces-       assisting in locating appropriate materials, sharing knowledge and monitoring school-
sary for special education evaluations. The examination may be conducted by either              work progress. Parents should also provide an atmosphere conducive to work at
the family physician or the school physician. A sports physical is required before a stu-       home, setting aside a specific place for homework that is well lit and ventilated and free
dent may participate in any interscholastic sport or sports practice. The official school       from distractions and noise. While self-direction is one of the major goals of homework,
form must be used. Physical examinations for fall sports are offered to athletes in             it is important for parents to be available to provide guidance and oversight.
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

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ABSENCE NOTIFICATION                                                                        RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCES
The District’s automated telephone notification system will contact parents when their        The Massapequa School District strives to maintain an inclusive environment for stu-
child is noted as having an unverified absence. Attendance is recorded once daily in          dents that is sensitive to, and respectful of, all religious obligations and observances.
elementary and each class period in secondary. When a call is received, parents               Cultivating such an environment requires balance between the accommodation of reli-
should follow the directions given in order to verify their child’s absence.                  gious observances and maintaining a rigorous instructional program.

                       EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT                                                   In this regard, please note that it is the expectation of the District that regular instruc-
The Massapequa School District has developed an Emergency Management Plan in                  tion and assessment shall occur on all days school is in session. On those days where
compliance with New York State Education Department Commissioner's Regulations.               a student may experience conflict between school attendance/school work and reli-
The plan is designed to help staff and emergency response officials manage emer-              gious observance/obligation, the classroom teacher(s) should be notified by the stu-
gency situations involving the District. Building-level emergency response plans have         dent/parent in writing in advance so that appropriate accommodations can be made.
been developed for each school through the collaborative efforts of staff, parents, police    Accommodations may include, but are not limited to: excused absence, revised due-
and fire department officials with student and staff safety as the primary concern.           dates for assignments, ability to make up missed work, ability to make up missed
Parents can obtain information about emergency situations within the District from the        assessments, etc. Every effort will be made to demonstrate sensitivity toward the reli-
District website www.msd.k12.ny.us and PTA representatives.                                   gious obligations and observances of our students and their families.

                                                                                              Athletic Practice During Religious Observances
                             ESSA NOTIFICATION
The Massapequa Schools take great pride in the quality of our staff and work closely          Athletic practices may be held during religious observances. The decision to hold
with our licensed faculty to ensure they all meet certification requirements and contin-      athletic practices on religious observances will be reviewed on a year-by-year basis,
ue to grow in their field. Although the district remains diligent in this area, parents may   considering the following factors:
also, as per the Every Student Succeeds Act, request information concerning the pro-                    1. Proximity of the religious observance to the next scheduled game.
fessional qualifications of their child's classroom teachers.                                           2. The aggressiveness of the sport.
                                                                                                        3. The health and safety risks to the student players in not having the
Parental requests to view professional certification status and degrees held by their                   practice before the scheduled game.
child's classroom teachers will be fulfilled in accordance with the Freedom of                          4. Practices may be conducted on an optional basis as part of the
Information Law, and may be directed to: Public Information Officer, Massapequa                         preparation process.
Public Schools, 4925 Merrick Road, Massapequa, NY 11758
                                                                                              Athletes will be informed that the practice is optional, with no implication of penalty
                     SEX OFFENDER INFORMATION                                                 for missing the practice. When teams practice on the eve or day of a religious obser-
As a result of Megan's Law legislation, the district will occasionally receive information    vance, coaches and team members are expected to respect the religious commit-
from the Nassau County Police Department about registered sex offenders who reside            ments and personal obligations of student athletes.
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.

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STUDENT SERVICES AND PROGRAMS

                             STUDENT ACTIVITIES                                                  daily. Food preparation and management are under the direct supervision of a profes-
A wide range of planned activities taking place outside of regular school hours is avail-        sional staff. There are also a number of ‘a la carte’ foods available at an additional cost.
able to students according to individual interests and abilities, including sports,              Menus and other pertinent information are available at www.msd.k12.ny.us. A comput-
debates, plays, clubs, musical events, social events, and a student government.                  erized debit card system that can be used for lunch meals and ‘a la carte’ items has
Notices and announcements in each school provide information about the many spe-                 been implemented throughout the District. The price of lunch is $2.75 in the elemen-
cific activities available. Participation in two clubs, interscholastic athletic teams or com-   tary schools and $3.00 in the secondary schools (Yearly Lunch Card no longer avail-
munity-based service activities is one of the criteria for eligibility for induction into the    able). An online prepayment system, https://www.myschoolbucks.com , is available for
National Junior Honor Society at Berner and the National Honor Society at MHS.                   convenience. Cash/checks (made payable to “Massapequa School Lunch”) are accept-
Students are encouraged to participate in the many activities offered in each school.            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-
It is also important that students who participate in activities maintain an acceptable          tributed to all students the first day of school. For further information, please contact
level of academic performance and behavior. The Board of Education has adopted                   the School Lunch Office at 308-5745.
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.
                                                                                                              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-
                        HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION                                                    uled either before or after the school day. Pupils are admitted to EAST with the
Homebound instruction is available to resident public and private school children in             approval of the building principal through recommendation of one of the advisory teams
grades one through twelve who are likely to be absent for an extended period of time             set up in each building (Instructional Support Team, Educational Planning Committee,
due to illness. In order to apply for homebound instruction, parents must obtain the             etc.) In the secondary schools, various extra-help programs are provided. Information
appropriate forms, available in their child's school, and have them completed by a               is available through the guidance department.
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-
                                                                                                     SPECIAL EDUCATION/STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES
ondary level, parents should speak to their child's guidance counselor.                          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-
                                 KINDERGARTEN                                                    dance with federal and state regulations, the District provides appropriate special edu-
Massapequa is pleased to offer a full-day Kindergarten program. To be eligible to enter          cation services to students with disabilities. Any parent who suspects that his/her child
kindergarten, a child must be five years old on or before December 1st of that school            may have a disability may refer the child for an evaluation by the Committee on Special
year. No exceptions will be made to this policy. Registration is held in late winter             Education (CSE) for eligibility for special education services. This written referral can
for the upcoming school year. Parents with children of kindergarten age who move into            be made to the school’s principal or to the Executive Director for Pupil Personnel
the community should contact the District immediately for information about registra-            Services, Massapequa Public Schools, 4925 Merrick Road, Massapequa, NY 11758.
tion. Copies of the District's information booklet, distributed to all parents of new kinder-    More detailed information on this process is available in A Parent’s Guide to Special
gartners, are available in the home school’s administration offices.                             Education, which is published on the New York Education Department’s website and
                                                                                                 can be found at the following links:
                           STUDENT EMPLOYMENT                                                    English Handbook:
Working papers are required for anyone under 18 to be employed. Application forms                http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/policy/parentsguide.pdf
are available in the General Office of each school and must be completed by the stu-             SpanishHandbook:
dent's parent and by the school doctor after a physical examination. The school issues           http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/policy/SpanishParentGuide.pdf.
the working papers when the application is completed.
                                                                                                 Before referring a student who is not currently enrolled in the Massapequa Public
                          SCHOOL LUNCH SERVICE                                                   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
The cafeteria in each of the Massapequa's nine schools serves a nutritionally balanced
                                                                                                 available on the district website at www.msd.k12.ny.us.
lunch that meets all federal guidelines, offering a choice of hot meal or cold sandwich

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