Value of the month: Kindness
Stand up, reach out, be a good friend
State tests are required
SCS students take a number of exams every year, including Regents exams,
Advanced Placement exams, local exams and required New York State
assessments. Neither state law nor the education commissioner’s
regulations provide any legal right or mechanism for students – or
school districts – to opt out of required state assessments, except for
certain exceptions such as those involving students with disabilities.
Districts may not make "Adequate Yearly Progress" in the state’s
accountability system and could lose federal Title I funding if
participation in the tests falls below 95 percent.
The tests help parents and teachers know—from one objective view—how
well students' achievement measures up to the Common Core Learning
Standards. Test scores also help determine what additional academic help
a student may need to reach the expectations for his or her grade level.
Revised late bus procedures focus on safety
The Schoharie Central Schools Transportation
Department has revised the procedures parents and guardians follow to
secure late bus transportation for their children. Changes include
designated runs and stop locations and required completion of alate
bus request form.
Schoharie Valley FFA shines at HS Days
Twenty-two members of the Schoharie Valley FFA matched knowledge and skills against those of their peers
from 24 other schools at the annual High School Days competition at
SUNY Cobleskill. Schoharie students placed very high in their events,
including several top-10 placings.
Flu Facts - Helpful info for parents, guardians, all
Influenza (the flu) is an infection of the nose,
throat and lungs caused by influenza viruses, of which there are many,
constantly changing strains. Flu is a serious and sometimes fatal
illness. How to protect against the flu?
READ MORE by downloading this helpful fact sheet (PDF).
Why we need to pay attention to our kids' social
Just when you think you have a handle on all the
social media sites your child could possibly frequent, a new one crosses
your radar. What are the dangers, and what can a parent/guardian do?
You don't have to be a parent to
enjoy Parent Today!
Parent Today is a free, bi-monthly, award-winning
e-mail newsletter and companion website designed to help build a
stronger bridge between families and the classroom.
Filled with research-based
information, Parent Today addresses four “chapters” of
life – early learners, elementary school, the middle years and high
school – with stories about what is happening in the classroom and
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. The State Health Department
also surveys some schools concerning BMI each year.
Protect your kids! Prescription drug alert
Many young people believe it is safe to take
“medicine” out of the cabinet even if that medicine was not prescribed
for them. And many of today's prescriptions are written for pain
medications that can be deadly, addictive and in some cases lead to
the use of very dangerous illegal drugs like heroin.
Education is the key. Parents: speak to your teens
about the dangers of misusing prescription drugs and why they should not
use other persons' medications.
For more information go to
http://www.samhsa.gov/prevention/ or contact your local Prevention
Coalition through the Capital Region BOCES at (518) 464-3944 or
Join the Parent Teacher Student Advisory Council
Common Core Standards and the Community Garden were
just two topics recently discussed by the Jr./Sr. H.S. Parent Teacher Student Advisory Council
(PTSAC). New members are welcome. contact the high school office if you
are interested in joining.
SCS graduates: Good work ensures a bright future
Schoharie High School's Class of 2014 achieved the following:
• 54 percent earned a Regents diploma.
• 22 percent earned an Advanced Regents diploma.
• 7 percent earned an Advanced Regents with Honors diploma.
• 72 percent planned to attend a two- or four-year college.
• 22 percent planned to enter the workforce directly.
• 6 percent planned to join the military.
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