State updates immunization requirements
The New York State Department of Health
revised immunization requirements for school attendance effective
July 1 to reduce the number of vaccine-preventable diseases. While no new vaccines are required,
the number of doses required and the time intervals between doses have
Body Mass Index is part of required school health check
New York State Education Law
requires body mass index, or BMI, and weight status group to be included in
a student’s school health examination.
To determine BMI, a student is weighed and his/her
height is measured. The BMI helps the nurse or doctor know if the
student’s weight is in a healthy range or is too high or too low.
Each year, the New York State Department of
Health will survey some schools for the number of pupils in each of six
possible weight status categories.
a sample of school districts will be selected to
take part in a survey by the New York State Department of Health. If
Schoharie Central School District is selected to be part of the survey,
the district will report information about students' weight status
groups to the Health Department. Such information will then used by
state officials to develop programs to help children be healthier.
Only summary information is sent. No names or
information about individual students are included. However, parents and
guardians may choose to have their child’s information excluded from the
Parents/guardians who do not want their child’s
weight status group information included as part of the Health
Department’s survey this year should contact Elementary School
Nurse Sherry Roy, R.N.at 295-6660, or Jr./Sr. High School Nurse Suzan
Weber, R.N. at 295-6634.
Elementary students honored on Moving-Up Day
Schoharie Elementary held its annual Moving-Up Day
on June 26, where students celebrated their accomplishments and were
honored with awards and recognition for their good work throughout the
past school year. Highlights of the day included the New York State Attorney General Triple C
Award, which was presented by Sheila Hay-Gillespie of the State
Attorney General's Office (see photo above) to 6th graders Shawna
Bailey and Louis Hardendorf in honor of their character, courage and commitment.
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Students cap off a great year of
The Schoharie Elementary Helpers Club
wrapped up a successful year with a celebration of their good
work and recognition of the teachers and school staff who partnered
with them. Fifth grade students also capped a year of
brightening the days of men and women in military service, sending
more than 20 packages of donated items to the soldiers.
Book Fairs at Schoharie Elementary offer
students a great read.
Singing with the Zucchinis
Cheese, the environment and even a birthday were the
subjects of songs enjoyed by Schoharie Elementary students on May 8,
when the Zucchini Brothers performed in their auditorium. The assembly
was sponsored by the ETPSO.
New testing resources for students, families,
Recently added to the family resource section of
EngageNY, the New York State Education Department's website for current
materials and resources related to the Regents Reform Act:
Regents Exams: English Language Arts – Webcasts
Annotated 2013 3-8 ELA and Mathematics State Test Questions
Math & science fun
Math & Science Fun Night 2014 was a hit with Schoharie
Central students and staff alike, as they explored new worlds together
and discovered the fun in learning.
Let the Games begin!
Thanks to Mother Nature, Schoharie Elementary
students were able to hold their winter Olympics this week. Click
on the links below to see results and photos for each day (PDF format).
5th Grade Team Homework and Helper website
The fifth grade team maintains a website to provide students and parents with homework assignments, fun activities and additional
references for help. Link to the site by
Elementary Teacher Parent Student Organization (ETPSO)
You can view a complete list of events on
EPTSO Web Page.
Informational Brochures for Parents
Published by the State Education Department
The State Education Department has published many
brochures designed to help parents help their children. Below are links
to printable PDFs of some of the brochures available.
Helping Your Child With Homework (PDF)
Helping Your Child Learn Science (PDF)
Helping Your Child Learn Mathematics (PDF)
Families can take part in encouraging reading growth
for their children by visiting the "Get Ready to Read!" Web site at
www.getreadytoread.org. The site offers a number of
skill-building activities for free as well as a selection of
downloadable materials. There is a "Transitioning to Kindergarten"
tool kit to help early childhood professionals and parents plan
activities and collect observations throughout the year leading up to
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