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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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Superintendent Highlights

  • 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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  • November 1, 2019

    #POBPride filled the halls of JFK High School during Spirit Week, October 21-25, leading up to Saturday’s Homecoming celebration. Each day of the week followed a different theme set by the Student Government Executive Board, advised by Ms. Donna Fielding. Themes this year included America Monday, Tourist Tuesday, Orange Unity Day Wednesday, Camo Thursday, and Blue and White Friday.

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  • October 25, 2019

    It is that time of year when our POBJFK HS marching band get to show off their talent at the Newsday Marching Band Festival. After months of rehearsal, our musicians took the field adorned with new uniforms and percussion equipment, displaying some of their finest work to date.

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  • October 18, 2019

    Building on the great success of our Challenger Basketball Program over the past few years, the Plainview-Old Bethpage CSD decided to start a Challenger Soccer Program this fall. The team currently has 8 student athletes in grades 7-12.

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  • 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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