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Instructions for Parents on Home Schooling

  • Immunization, Public Health Law 2164 has resulted in parents inquiring about home schooling.  If you are intending to home school your child(ren), the Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District requires parents to notify us via email of that intention.  Pursuant to Commissioner’s Regulation 100.10 (CR 100.10), parents/guardians are required to complete an Individualized Home Instruction Plan (IHIP) and submit that plan to the District. Please note that New York State Department of Education (NYSED) refers to home schooling as “Home Instruction”.

    These are the steps to take if you plan to home instruct your child.  A link to CR 100.10 is provided for your reference.

        1. Notify the District, via email, your intention to home instruct your child(ren).  In the email, please include the name(s) and school(s) your child(ren) attend.  Emails should be sent to who is the Director of Pupil Personnel Services.

        2. NYSED Instructions for Parents Intending to Home School


District Announcements

Superintendent Highlights

  • October 11, 2019

    Returning to school themselves, the parents of the Class of 2032 learned more about POB’s Literacy and Mathematics programs at the Kindergarten Literacy and Math Night. Led by our elementary Principals and Literacy and Mathematics Chairpeople, parents learned alongside each other and worked in groups on math fluency games. Principals shared their favorite read alouds, even some they remembered from their own childhoods. Ms. Annino, our District Chairperson for Literacy, explained kindergarten reading level expectations and how we instruct our youngest readers and writers.

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  • October 4, 2019

    The accolades have been pouring in for the Class of 2020! Last month, we found out that five scholastically talented seniors were named as Semifinalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Competition. They are among 16,000 students who have continued this far in the competition. These talented students have an opportunity to be considered for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million.

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  • September 27, 2019

    The POB community showed up in force at this year’s annual American Heart Association’s (AHA) Long Island Heart Walk. It was a glorious day to be at Jones Beach for this 4-mile walk for this worthy cause.

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  • September 20, 2019

    Towards the end of the summer our lunches became much healthier, thanks to the Pasadena garden. We were amazed at the volume and variety of the crop produced from the tiny seeds planted by the students last June.

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  • September 13, 2019

    The Arts are alive and well here at Plainview-Old Bethpage, and one student in particular is certainly “Moving Mountains” throughout the department and beyond. Every year, 11th grade students apply for arguably the most prestigious Fine Arts distinction across Long Island - the Scholar Artist Award presented by the Long Island Arts Alliance and Newsday.

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