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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


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    Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    On December 4, 2019, students, Board of Education trustees, and honored guests were invited to Old Bethpage Elementary School for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the new school building extension housing two Kindergarten classrooms, the nurse, and support staff offices. 

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Superintendent Highlights

  • December 6, 2019

    POBMS held another successful STREAM (Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Art and Math) Day on November 25th. The entire day was centered around problems that were developed from the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. To make the day more exciting, the theme this year was based on the following quote by J.K. Rowling: “We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.”

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  • November 27, 2019

    When we chose our theme of “Moving Mountains”, little did I know that it would generate such heroic acts of faith across the District. I see us “Moving Mountains” of kindness and generosity each time a member of the POB family is in need, or a student needs that extra attention to get over the next hurdle. Through the magic of your labor, you cause the impossible to become a reality. I know that your families will celebrate this Thanksgiving season with the assurance that we have done our very best to make POB Schools a magical place for learning. In addition to having the most dedicated staff, BOE and PTA in my life to work daily miracles, I am also giving thanks for my first Thanksgiving with my grandson Luke. Such blessings! From my table to yours, I wish you a Thanksgiving of abundant joy and gratitude for your blessings. Gratefully, Lorna

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  • November 22, 2019

    Throughout the month of October, the POB School District and community joined together to support Stacy’s Warriors, a local non-profit founded by Plainview resident Stacy Brennan in 2007 in response to her diagnosis of breast cancer. The BElieve THEre is HOPE campaign, organized by POB DECA seniors Dani Mintz, Nikki Mastorides and Amanda Ortsman and overseen by DECA advisor Lindsay DeLucca, planned and implemented numerous events and fundraisers with the goal of raising awareness and funds for this well-deserving organization.

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  • November 15, 2019

    It was our honor and privilege to find ways to express our appreciation for the service of the veterans in our community who gave so much for our Nation’s freedom. This week, veterans from the Plainview VFW Unit 5942 visited students at JJP. At POBMS, the eighth grade MAP Leaders honored our veterans by hosting its annual “Vets Tea” on Friday, November 8th during Extended MAP.

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  • November 8, 2019

    “Give peace a chance!” This was the theme of our first ever Pathways to Peace Celebration in partnership with the Shanti Fund at POBMS on Friday, October 25th. What better way to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, as well as the beginning of Diwali, than through an evening of fun and peaceful celebration!

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