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Date: May 15, 2020

Medical Insurance Opt-Out Notification

due May 15th!

If you would like to opt-out of the medical insurance

offered by the district, for the 2020-2021 school year, you

must follow the steps listed below, by May 15, 2020:

1.Print and complete the Opt-out form which can be found on

the "Forms" page of this website.

2.Photocopy the front & back of your insurance card.

3. Mail all documents to Leslie Tolan, in the business office


Leslie Tolan


Island Trees Karopczyc School

74 Farmedge Road

Levittown, NY 11756

You will receive and email confirmation once she receives it.

** Should you not receive a confirmation email, please email

Leslie to confirm she has received your paper work.**


Dental/Vision Enrollment and Payment for the 2020-2021

School Year Due May 24, 2020.

Enrollment Form can be found on the "Forms" page of this website.

Please fill out the Enrollment Form, attach a check, and 

mail to the designated person in your building by May 24,2020

High School: Doug Rigo, Middle School: Jeff Esposito,

Stokes: Patti Fabrizio, and Sparke: Kathy Burke  

Please note the changes to the Vision Plan that begin

September 1, 2020 on the enrollment form. 

Checks are to be made out to "UTIT Welfare Fund." 

Post date your check for July 1, 2020.

It will not be cashed before that date. 

If you have a change in address, name, dependent coverage,

marriage, etc. you will need to fill out the 

Ameritas New Dental/Vision Form(Located on the Forms page).

If you have any questions, email one of the members on the

Welfare Trust Committee below. 

Thank you, 

Doug Rigo 
John Callis 
Jaime Cleary 
Jeff Esposito 
Patti Fabrizio


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As you know Governor Cuomo has closed schools for the remainder

of the 2019-2020 school year, due to the corona virus.

Please find below, the link to the Weekly Log for Employer

Directed Work, which should be completed by teachers:

Weekly Log

The link below will take you to a sample of the log:

Sample Weekly Log


Full Time Union Dues for 2019

were $1049.

U.S. government has moved tax filing day to July 15, 2020,

from April 15,2020.


Additional Contact info for Ameritas:

Dental or Vision Claim: 800-487-5553

Monday-Thursday- 7AM-to-12AM CT

Friday- 7AM-to-6:30PM CT

Group Claims:

PO BOX 82520

Lincoln, NE 68501

E-Mail: group@ameritas.com



For NYSUT Member Benefit Information visit the link below:

Visit: http://www.nysut.org/memberbenefits/mbRedirect.html


NYSUT-supported Homework Hotline back on the air

Source: NYSUT Communications
Homework Hotline

Students returning to the classroom in the fall will find a familiar and helpful friend available if they are faced with a particularly challenging homework assignment this year.

Homework Hotline returns to public broadcasting stations across New York State on Sept. 12, offering homework help on the air and online to students in grades four through 12.

The award-winning program, which is beginning its 27th season, is funded in part by NYSUT, one of the original underwriters, and produced by WXXI in Rochester. Teachers from Dial-A-Teacher – members of the Rochester Teachers Association -- take students’ calls and send them to the studio, where the hosts -- also RTA members and experts in subjects across the curriculum -- assist the students work through their homework assignments live on television. Students not making it on the TV program are still helped by the Dial-A-Teacher volunteer.

This season, the show will air live Monday through Thursday starting at 4:30 p.m., an hour earlier than in past years. Alison Zero Jones, WXXI’s director of sales and marketing, explained that the PBS affiliates requested the earlier timeslot, saying the program could be even more useful if it was broadcast closer to the time students return home from school.

Meanwhile, a live webcast at homeworkhotline.org means anyone who needs help can see the show from his or her computer or phone. Past shows are also available on the website.

In addition to the homework help, Homework Hotline video segments explore careers, animals, New York State history and the arts. Special guests show up for live performances and students can win prizes with “Math Mazes” and “Science Challenges.”

Six master teachers host the series; all are RTA members. They include math teachers Laura Drake, Ed Hathaway, Donna Mineo and ;Samuel Simpson, and science teachers Craig Zaremba and Joe Zuniga.

Homework Hotline’s website features video segments that are searchable by subject, plus access to interactive games, homework help tips and a list of educational links. Homework Hotline is also on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, where it shares homework tips, behind-the-scenes work on the show and entertaining educational facts.



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