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A message from Governor Cuomo

Fellow New Yorker,

The ugly events that took place in Charlottesville must never be repeated, and in New York we are taking a united stand against hate in all of its forms.

In the aftermath of the violent and deadly events in Charlottesville, I am advancing legislation to add the crimes of inciting to riot and targeted rioting against people based on their identity including, race and ethnicity, to the list of specified offenses under New York’s hate crimes law. In addition, I’m calling on legislative action to amend the Human Rights Law to protect all public school students and institutions from discrimination.

Known as the ‘Charlottesville provisions,’ the changes will reaffirm that while peaceful demonstrations are allowed, New York will never tolerate advocacy or the incitement of imminent violence against protected classes within our communities.

As New Yorkers, we must always stand together against hatred in all forms. Add your name now and become a citizen co-sponsor of these proposed changes to strengthen our hate crime laws.

Our diversity is our strength and this legislation will help protect public safety and send a clear signal that violence and discrimination have no place in our society.

New York is one community and one family, and we will never stop fighting to ensure the safety and equal treatment of all New Yorkers.

Thank you for your support, ever upward.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Greenwich Community Activity Fair

Greenwich Community Activity Fair

Greenwich Primary School Gym/Cafeteria

Wednesday, October, 4, 2017

6:00-8:00 PM

The Greenwich School District is committed to providing a school environment that promotes and protects children’s health, well-being, and the ability to learn by fostering healthy eating and physical activity. The District seeks to ensure all of its students obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to make nutritious food selections and enjoy lifelong physical activity.

To that end the Greenwich Central School District Wellness Committee is organizing a Community Activity Fair for the fall of 2017.

The goal of the Community Activity Fair is to bring community partners to school in order to showcase the full extent of activities, services, and resources that are available to students and families in the Greenwich School District community.

Click here for additional information and a registration link.

NYSED Weekly

FYI

2017-18 SIRS Reporting Memo and Timeline (see attached)

  • You are receiving this communication to highlight revisions and additions to data collection requirements and deadlines for reporting 2017-18 school year data.
  • For information regarding the SIRS data reporting timeline, see attached timeline titled, “2017-18 Data Reporting Timeline”, or visit http://www.p12.nysed.gov/irs/
  • Questions may be directed to the Office of Information and Reporting Services-Data Support @ https://datasupport.nysed.gov or by contacting the Program office at 518-474-7965.

 

FYI

Update on the 2017-18 Elementary-and Intermediate-level Testing Schedule

  • You are receiving this memorandum to provide clarification concerning the administration windows for the Spring 2018 New York State Grades 3–8 English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics Tests, in view of the recently announced change in the number of test sessions associated with each of these tests from three to two. Along with this memorandum, the Department has posted an updated 2017–18 Elementary- and Intermediate-level Testing Schedule.
  • Questions regarding this memorandum may be directed to the Office of State Assessment at (518) 474-8220 or emscassessinfo@nysed.gov.

 

Reminder – FYI

Clarification of 4+1 Graduation Pathway Options (see attached)

  • You are receiving this communication to provide you with the necessary understanding of how your staff must code graduation pathways in your District’s Student Management System.
  • You will have the opportunity to verify and certify this data with your End of Year Certification.
  • The +1 Pathway Data will be reported with our 2017 Grad Rate Release and continuing forward.
  • Questions may be directed to the Office of Information and Reporting Services, at 518-474-7965, or datasupport@nysed.gov.
  •  Please see the attached memo titled, “Pathways to Graduation”.

Subject Line: Greenwich Parent Survey

Subject Line: Greenwich Parent Survey

Dear Parent,

Greenwich CSD is participating in a research study about parent participation in education politics, including opting out of standardized tests.  As part of this work, we would like every parent/guardian to take an anonymous online survey and share their opinions on various education topics.  The survey takes around 15 minutes to complete and all participants will be entered into a raffle to win one of four $25 Amazon e-giftcards.  To access the survey and receive further information, please click the link below or copy it into the web browser on your computer or mobile device.

 

Survey Link: tiny.cc/GreenwichSurvey

 

Your voice is extremely important at Greenwich CSD, so we appreciate you taking the time to complete this survey.  The survey will be accessible until 10:00pm on Friday August 25, and we will send out a couple reminders over the next two weeks.  If you have any questions about this survey, you may contact the survey administrators directly at EdParticipationResearch@gmail.com.

 

Thank you in advance for helping with this important work!

NYSED Summer Weekly

ACTION REQUIRED

Preschool Special Class Integrated Setting (SCIS) Surveys (see attached)

  • The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is collecting information regarding preschool Special Class Integrated Setting (SCIS) programs for the purpose of developing an alternative reimbursement methodology for preschool special education integrated programs.  As part of this work, NYSED will be reviewing State Administered Prekindergarten programs (such as UPK, Statewide Universal Full-Day Pre-K, Priority PreK, Expanded Pre-K, etc.) and NYSED approved SCIS programs to examine how changes to the existing program requirements and funding structure could be implemented to better support quality program opportunities for preschool students with disabilities to be educated in the least restrictive environment.
  • In order to solicit input from relevant stakeholders, NYSED has developed the attached surveys:
  • SCIS School District Survey – School districts ensure that the full continuum of special education programs and services are available for all students with disabilities.  NYSED is requesting that School District, BOCES, and CPSE Chairs and/or Committee Members complete this survey (attached).
  • SCIS Provider Survey – Current and past providers of approved SCIS programs are encouraged to complete this survey (attached).

 

 

ACTION REQUIRED

Financial Submissions Through the NYSED Portal (see attached)

  • This communication serves to inform Districts and BOCES that financial data for 2016-17, and subsequent years, will be processed via the NYSED Portal.  We strongly encourage those with electronic capabilities to use the portal as it will eliminate the need for mailings and aid NYSED in processing the various forms of financial data that we receive.
  • For information regarding due dates for financial submissions, please see the attachment titled, “Due Dates for Financial Submissions Through the NYSED Portal.”
  • A tutorial on how to submit financial data using the NYSED Portal is currently being developed. You will be notified when it is ready for distribution.
  • A webinar on how to use the NYSED Portal for Financial Submissions will be held on August 16, 2017. All school Superintendent’s and School Business Official’s will receive an email to register, others who would like to register should submit an email to OAS@nysed.gov with your name and email. The subject line should state: ‘Webinar Aug. 16, 2017.’
  • Questions may be directed to the Office of Audit Services, (518)-473-4516, or FSandSingleAudit@nysed.gov.

 

FYI

NYSED Funding Opportunity: Building Quality Student Learning Objectives (SLO) Workshops

 

FYI

Updated Request for Qualifications: Qualifications for Independent Receivers

  • The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has issued a newly updated Request For Qualifications (RFQ) for Independent Receivers to enable non-profits, individuals, and school districts in good standing to apply to become Approved Independent Receivers of Persistently Struggling and Struggling Schools.
  • While applications may be submitted at any time, NYSED recommends applicants submit no later than the end of August to maximize consideration for the 2017-18 school year.
  • For additional information, please review the full Request for Qualifications document.

 

TIME SENSITIVE FYI – Third Posting

Expiring Initial and Professional Certificate Holders (see attached)

  • You are receiving this communication to provide you with the helpful information to ensure that certificate holders in your district act quickly so that their certificates do not expire.
  • District/School administrative personnel may contact the Office of Teaching Initiatives at otiadmin@nysed.gov or by phone at (518) 474-4661.
  • Please see the attached memo titled, “Expiring Initial and Professional Certificate Holders”.

 

Greenwich seeking Cafeteria Aides

Greenwich Central School District is seeking cafeteria aides. This is a part time position for 2  hours per day during the school year, September through June only when school is in session. The hourly rate of pay is $10.40.

NYSPHSAA News

NYSPHSAA Hall of Fame Class of 2017
Congratulations to the NYSPHSAA Hall of Fame Class of 2017
(From L to R, seated to standing)
Hank Roth-Section I, Administrator/Coach
Lloyd Mott-Section 2, Administrator/Coach
Mark Ward-Section VI, Administrator
Pat Pizzarelli-Section VIII, Administrator/Coach
Richard Castellano-Section XI, Coach
Ed Danowski-Section XI, Athlete (Posthumously)
Central Committee Meeting Recap
The 94th annual Central Committee Meeting was held July 25-26 in Clayton, NY.
Many important items were voted on by the committee including championship venue approvals for 2018-2020:
Girls Swimming and Diving-Ithaca College
Boys Volleyball-Albany Capital Center
Girls Gymnastics-Cold Spring Harbor High School
Other noteworthy items voted on were Football and Girls Volleyball classification numbers cut-offs for the Fall 2018 season, adding 2 minutes of playing time per period to Boys Ice Hockey, moving up the Modified sports start date, and revisions to the graduated scale for the combining of teams.
West Inducted into National High School
Hall of Fame
Missy West National HOF Induction Speech - The benefits of the High School Experience.
2016 NYSPHSAA Hall of Fame inductee Missy West was inducted into the National High School Hall of Fame on June 25th as part of the Class of 2017.
West was chosen as the Induction Class Speaker to deliver the address for all eleven inductees. You can see here entire speech above.
Missy was a standout high school student-athlete at Franklin Academy in Section X.
Hazing Prevention Course Being Offered
Hazing Prevention Course Preview
NYSPHSAA, along with AliveTek and Having Prevention.org are offering a Hazing Prevention Course.
The course costs $100 for up to 50 facilitators. If you have questions about the course or want more info, please contact Director of Special Programs Kristen Jadin
Upcoming AD Workshops-
Mon., August 21, 11:30am-Section VI
(Erie 1 BOCES, West Seneca)
Tues., August 22, 8:00am-Section V
(Burgundy Basin Inn, Pittsford)
Tues., September 12, 8:30am-Section VII
(Olympic Training Center, Lake Placid)
Thurs., September 14, 8:30am-Section XI
(Holbrook Country Club)
Fri., September 15, 8:30am-Section VIII
(Nassau County BOCES, Garden City)
Mon., September 18, 8:30am-Section I
(TBA)
Tues., September 19, 9:30am-Section IX
(Wallkill High School)
Thurs., September 21, 8:30am-Section X
(St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES, Canton)
Tues., September 26, 9:00am-Section IV
(Chenango Valley High School)
Wed., September 27, 8:00am-Section 2
(VanPatten Country Club, Clifton Park)
Thurs., September 28, 8:30am-Section III
(Rusty Nail, Canastota)
Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Members Chosen for 2017-18
The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) is pleased to announce the members of the 2017-18 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
This year 13 new members will join the SAAC teaming with the nine returning members who served as juniors last year. Members were chosen based on an academic resume which included GPA, extracurricular activities, and participation in sports. In all, the SAAC is made up of two student-athlete representatives from each of the eleven sections in New York State.

*indicates new member

The 2017-18 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

Section                                 Student                                                School

I                             Matthew Lucido               Clarkstown High School South
Kiera Jackson                  New Rochelle High School
2                              Cameron Bleibtrey           Queensbury High School
Grace Wysocki*                Hoosick Falls Jr/Sr High School

III                            Jake Geitner                       G. Ray Bodley High School

Kathleen Starr                   Cortland Jr/Sr High School

IV                            Jasper Koota*                    Delaware Academy High School

Lizzy Rayle*                       Ithaca Senior High School

 

V                             Alana Kornaker                 Wayne Central High School

Payton Powers*                 Dalton-Nunda High School

 

VI                            Clayton Osborne*              Williamsville-East High School

Lillian Wozniak*                Orchard Park High School

 

VII                          Paul Fine-Lease                Willsboro Central School

Allison Post*                      Peru Secondary School

 

VIII                         Olivia Rodriguez*             South Side High School

Kathryn Rosshirt*            South Side High School

 

IX                            Deeya Modhwadiya*        Newburgh Free Academy

Andrew Strobach*             Wallkill Senior High School

 

X                              Claire Donaldson              Lisbon Central School                                                                    Alex Steele                      Heuvelton Central School

 

XI                            Amanda DiDonato*          Mount Sinai High School

Matt Weltmann *                Half Follow Hills High School East

New Partnership with Legend Rings
NYSPHSAA is proud to announce a new partnership with Legend Rings. Legend is now the Official Ring Supplier for 2017-18 Championships and the 2017 NYSPHSAA Hall of Fame.
For more information about the partnership read the release here
Sport Coordinators Meeting-
Reminder, the annual Sport Coordinator Meeting will take place:
Wednesday, August 9th at the Albany Capital Center

Something to Think About
 “Just keep going, everybody gets better if they just keep at it”.
-Ted Williams

Battenkill Conservancy’s Outdoor Adventure Trip

Battenkill Conservancy’s Outdoor Adventure Trip (OAT) for Youth returns to offer another great outdoor educational experience for youth aged 11 through 15. Dates for the program are Monday, August 7 to Thursday, August 10, 2017.  Randy Jennings, BSA Crew 17 Advisor and NOLS trained, returns to lead a small group of middle school/high school students in a series of water focused, outdoor activities in the Battenkill watershed with the Battenkill Valley Outdoors Log House, in Cambridge, NY serving as home base.
Read more at http://www.battenkillconservancy.org/2017-outdoor-adventure-trip-oat.html#Rp38eYw1d8pXQler.99

Greenwich Teacher plans special activity

Check out this DonorsChoose.org : Happy KinderBottoms

My students need 3 Wobble chairs, 5 Wobble cushions, 3 lap trays, and 5 stack stools to accommodate different learning strategies to meet the needs of each child within our Co-Teach classroom.

Greenwich Community Activity Fair

Greenwich Community Activity Fair

Greenwich Primary School Gym/Cafeteria

Wednesday, October, 4, 2017

6:00-8:00 PM

The Greenwich School District is committed to providing a school environment that promotes and protects children’s health, well-being, and the ability to learn by fostering healthy eating and physical activity. The District seeks to ensure all of its students obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to make nutritious food selections and enjoy lifelong physical activity.

To that end the Greenwich Central School District Wellness Committee is organizing a Community Activity Fair for the fall of 2017.

The goal of the Community Activity Fair is to bring community partners to school in order to showcase the full extent of activities, services, and resources that are available to students and families in the Greenwich School District community.

Click here for additional information and a registration link.

Greenwich Community Activity Fair- showcase your activities and services

Greenwich Community Activity Fair

Greenwich Primary School Gym/Cafeteria

Wednesday, October, 4, 2017

6:00-8:00 PM

The Greenwich School District is committed to providing a school environment that promotes and protects children’s health, well-being, and the ability to learn by fostering healthy eating and physical activity. The District seeks to ensure all of its students obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to make nutritious food selections and enjoy lifelong physical activity.

To that end the Greenwich Central School District Wellness Committee is organizing a Community Activity Fair for the fall of 2017.

The goal of the Community Activity Fair is to bring community partners to school in order to showcase the full extent of activities, services, and resources that are available to students and families in the Greenwich School District community.

Click here for additional information and a registration link.

Greenwich Teachers Trained in Writer’s Workshop

During the week of July 10 – 13, 2017, the Greenwich K-6 elementary teachers participated in Units of Study Writer’s Workshop training at WSWHE BOCES. We worked with Logan Fisher, teacher/trainer form the Glens Falls City SD. This support offered to our staff will allow us to implement a new curricular tool intended to enhance our writing instruction. Our staff was very excited to receive this training! In fact, their participation was near 100%.

NYSED News

News and Notes
Dear Colleagues,
I hope you’re enjoying your summer. At the State Education Department, we just completed our July Board of Regents meeting where we highlighted changes we made to the draft Every Student Succeeds Act Plan in response to public comment we received from you and others. Also included in this edition of News and Notes is information on the:
As always, thank you for all you do for the students of New York State.
Sincerely,
MaryEllen Elia
Commissioner
essapublicUpdate on Draft Every Student Succeeds Act Plan

 

This week the State Education Department presented revisions to the draft Every Student Succeeds Act plan (revised summary available here) to the Board of Regents. Since releasing the draft plan in May, the Department received more than 1,070 public comments, both in writing and verbally at the 13 public meetings held across the state, and made revisions to the draft plan in response to those comments.

The revised draft plan continues to emphasize fostering equity in education for New York’s students; expands measures for school support and accountability and student success; and requires school-level improvement plans for the lowest performing schools overall as well as schools with the lowest performance for certain student populations. The plan also includes strategies for supporting the professional growth of educators and ensuring that all students have access to a well-rounded, culturally responsive education that supports their academic and social-emotional development.
The plan will next be submitted to the governor, who has 30 days to review the plan. Following the governor’s review, the Board will be asked at its September meeting to take action to approve the ESSA plan so that on September 18, 2017 the State Education Department can submit the plan to the United States Department of Education (USDE) for review and approval.
After the plan is approved by the USDE, the Department will work with BOCES District superintendents, superintendents, the ESSA Think Tank and other stakeholder groups to develop and provide guidance on implementing the ESSA plan. Further, NYSED is developing summary documents for parents and teachers to explain the changes in the ESSA plan.
For more information on changes to the plan, view our news release and the Department’s ESSA webpage.
reading Summer Reading Program

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It’s summer reading time! Over 1,000 public libraries across the state are offering free summer reading programs to children and families this summer. Last year, more than 2.1 million students and children statewide participated in a summer reading program.
Visit the Summer Reading at New York Libraries website for more information about the program, including reading lists and to find a summer reading program in your community.
foodSummer Food Service Program

The Summer Food Service Program is up and running at more than 3,000 sites across New York.
Each day this summer, approximately 400,000 free meals will be served to children. The interactive USDA online map has been updated this year to provide an easy-to-use tool for families to find a meal site by address, city or zip code.
OCEresources Office of Cultural Education Resources for Teachers

  • WMHT Vietnam War Resources – Capital Region PBS station WMHT is in the process of collecting Vietnam War experiences for a regional storytelling project leading up to the September 17 premiere of Ken Burns’ “The Vietnam War”. Do you teach students about the war? Educator lesson plans and stories can be used as teaching tools for others. Visit bit.ly/ShareVietnamWMHT for more information on how to participate.
social Follow Us on Social Media

Follow the State Education Department on Facebook and Twitter!
Our Facebook and Twitter pages feature the latest news from SED as well as links to resources for teachers, students, and parents.
Follow us on Twitter for ideas on what to do with your kids during summer vacation. On Twitter, you can search the hashtag #EducationVacation to find suggestions including museums, science centers, and parks. Let us know if you are taking an educational vacation with your family this summer by tweeting us using the hashtag #EducationVacation.
Our Twitter handle is @NYSEDNews. Our Facebook page is www.facebook.com/NYStateEd.

Things to do from the Capital District Council for the Social Studies

Friday, July 14, 2017
Talk “Alexander Hamilton: The Man vs. the Musical”
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED – Call us (518) 434-0834 to reserve.
Recently, Alexander Hamilton has received increased attention and respect due to the blockbuster hit musical on Broadway – “Hamilton: An American Musical.” There have been numerous people asking, “Is this show exaggerating Hamilton’s importance during the founding era, or is it justified?” AHA Society President Rand Scholet compares and ranks Hamilton’s contributions with seven other Founding Fathers. Mr. Scholet also shares a number of photos and personal anecdotes from his four year relationship with the musical and its creative genius, Lin-Manuel Miranda, as well as Hamilton author Ron Chernow that inspired the musical.” And singing has been known to ‘rise up’…

This event is part of a multi-day celebration at the Schuyler Mansion for its centennial of opening to the public as a State Historic Site. Original Schuyler and Hamilton artifacts and letters will be on display throughout the weekend. This programming is also part of the AHA Society’s Hamilton on the Hudson weekend.

House Admission: $5
Time: 6 pm, Friday, July 14th
Location: Schuyler Mansion
32 Catherine Street, Albany, NY

Painting Unveiling at the Schuyler Mansion
The first-ever painting depicting George Washington, Philip Schuyler, and Alexander Hamilton together be on public display for the first time at the Schuyler Mansion. The painting is by Len Tantillo and on loan from a private collector.

This event is part of a multi-day celebration at the Schuyler Mansion for its centennial of opening to the public as a State Historic Site. Original Schuyler and Hamilton artifacts and letters will be on display throughout the weekend. This programming is also part of the AHA Society’s Hamilton on the Hudson weekend.

House Admission: $5
Time: 7 pm, Friday, July 14th
Location: Schuyler Mansion
32 Catherine Street, Albany, NY

Hamilton Themed Open-House at the Schuyler Mansion
Visit the Schuyler Mansion during a Hamilton-themed open-house.

This event is part of a multi-day celebration at the Schuyler Mansion for its centennial of opening to the public as a State Historic Site. Original Schuyler and Hamilton artifacts and letters will be on display throughout the weekend. This programming is also part of the AHA Society’s Hamilton on the Hudson weekend.

House Admission: $5
Time: 7:15-8 pm, Friday, July 14th
Location: Schuyler Mansion
32 Catherine Street, Albany, NY

Saturday, July 15, 2017
“Eliza at the Schuyler Mansion”
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED – Call us (518) 434-0834 to reserve.
AHA Society Vice-President Nicole Scholet de Villavicencio will speak on the life of Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, specifically on her time at the Schuyler Mansion. Ms. Scholet de Villavicencio will share stories of notable moments from different periods of Eliza’s life in the house, including when she and her family first moved into the house, the Loyalist attack that she survived during the Revolutionary War, her wedding to Alexander Hamilton, her pregnancy with her first son Philip, and her and Alexander’s convalescence from yellow fever there.

This event is part of a multi-day celebration at the Schuyler Mansion for its centennial of opening to the public as a State Historic Site. Original Schuyler and Hamilton artifacts and letters will be on display throughout the weekend. This programming is also part of the AHA Society’s Hamilton on the Hudson weekend.

House Admission: $5
Time: 1 pmSaturday, July 15th
Location: Schuyler Mansion
32 Catherine Street, Albany, NY

“Hamilton: His Life and Times in Story and Song” by the Hudson River Ramblers
Enjoy the music and story-telling of the Hudson River Ramblers in a special performance about Alexander Hamilton.

This event is part of a multi-day celebration at the Schuyler Mansion for its centennial of opening to the public as a State Historic Site. Original Schuyler and Hamilton artifacts and letters will be on display throughout the weekend. This programming is also part of the AHA Society’s Hamilton on the Hudson weekend.

House Admission: $5
Time: 2 pmSaturday, July 15th
Location: Schuyler Mansion
32 Catherine Street, Albany, NY

“Reading of Alexander and Eliza’s Love Letters” at the Schuyler Mansion
Mariana & Tom Oller, Chair & Vice Chair of the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society, read aloud letters written by Alexander Hamilton to Eliza.

This event is part of a multi-day celebration at the Schuyler Mansion for its centennial of opening to the public as a State Historic Site. Original Schuyler and Hamilton artifacts and letters will be on display throughout the weekend. This programming is also part of the AHA Society’s Hamilton on the Hudson weekend.

House Admission: $5
Time: 3 pmSaturday, July 15th
Location: Schuyler Mansion
32 Catherine Street, Albany, NY

Hamilton Themed Open-House at the Schuyler Mansion
Visit the Schuyler Mansion during a Hamilton-themed open-house.

This event is part of a multi-day celebration at the Schuyler Mansion for its centennial of opening to the public as a State Historic Site. Original Schuyler and Hamilton artifacts and letters will be on display throughout the weekend. This programming is also part of the AHA Society’s Hamilton on the Hudson weekend.

House Admission: $5
Time: 2-5 pmSaturday, July 15th
Location: Schuyler Mansion
32 Catherine Street, Albany, NY

Sunday, July 16, 2017
“Hamilton’s Albany” Walking Tour
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED – Call us (518) 434-0834 to reserve.
Join a walking tour starting at WASHINGTON AVE ENTRANCE to THE CAPITOL BUILDING (this has changed) . The walking tour will stretch one mile and end at Albany First Church, the historic Dutch Reform Church where the Schuylers attended and where Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton’s marriage was recorded. There visitors will be able to view Hamilton related documents and objects.
This programming is part of the AHA Society’s Hamilton on the Hudson weekend.

Admission: Walking tour is $5. Limited spots: register for tour at (518) 434-0834
Time: 10:30 amSunday, July 16th
Meeting Location: Albany First Church
110 N Pearl St, Albany, NY

Greenwich Board of Education

At last evening’s Greenwich School Board reorganization meeting Annie Miller was elected President of the Board for the 2017-2018 school year.  Laura Hall was elected to serve as Vice President.  James Nolan was seated to serve as a board member until the next regular school board election on May 15,2018.

NYSED News

Good Afternoon,

 

This will be the last NYSED Weekly for the summer.  We will be back in mid-August with our back-to-school edition of the NYSED Weekly.

Enjoy a safe and wonderful summer!

 

MUST KNOW

Birthdate Ranges for Students with Disabilities Participating in the 2017-18 New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA)  (see attached)

  • You are receiving this communication in order to provide the Birthdate Ranges for Students with Disabilities Participating in the 2017-18 New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA).
  • This information is available at: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/assessment/nysaa/.
  • See attached titled, “Age Range Chart NYSAA 2017-18”
  • Questions may be directed to the Office of State Assessment at (518) 474-5902 or jacqueline.harnett@nysed.gov

 

FYI

Funding Opportunity for 2017-18 School Year

  • Additional Grants for the Expanded Prekindergarten for Three- and Four-Year Old Students in High-Need School Districts are available.
  • Additional information is available in the Request for Proposals available at: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/funding/currentapps.html#expanded-pre-k.
  • To assist the Department in planning for the grant review process and expediting the announcement of awards, school districts that intend to submit a proposal must submit a Notice of Intent via email to PREKRFP@nysed.gov no later than July 14, 2017.

 

FYI

STREAMLINING SCHOOL DISTRICT PLANNING & REPORTING: School Reporting Requirements (SRR) web-based system

  • The School Reporting Requirements (SRR) web-based system provides school districts, charter schools, and BOCES with a single access list of reporting requirements, pertaining to educational and financial plans, applications, reports, and data for Prekindergarten through Grade 12 that must be submitted to the New York State Education Department.
  • To access the School Reporting Requirements, visit School Reporting Requirements (SRR) web-based system. For further information regarding the requirements, access the SRR website at  School Reporting Requirements.
  • Please send questions on the content of the requirements to the appropriate New York State Education Department program office listed in the SRR system.

 

FYI

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION’S INVASIVE SPECIES EDUCATION & OUTREACH – 4th Annual Invasive Species Awareness Week July 9-15

  • The mission of ISAW is to promote knowledge and understanding of invasive species by engaging citizens in a wide range of activities across the state, and empowering citizens to take action.
  • More than 75 events have been scheduled. Visit the statewide events calendar to learn about what’s happening in your community.
  • By attending an ISAW event, teachers, students, and families can gain a better understanding invasive species ecology, identification, mapping, and surveying to incorporate into curriculum activities in the classroom and in their community.
  • If you have any questions or want to learn more about how to incorporate invasive species into your students’ learning, contact the Department of Environmental Conservation’s Invasive Species Education & Outreach Coordinator at Megan.Phillips@dec.ny.gov.

 

FYI

2017-18 LEA Application for ESSA-Funded Programs – Technical Assistance (see attached)

  • You are receiving this communication as a notice that the Title I Office will conduct a series of regional workshops focused on the new application, as well as the tools, supports and guidance materials available to LEAs as they work to complete the process. Please see the attachment titled, “TechnicalAssistanceWorkshopAnnouncementESSA2017-18.pdf”.
  • Visit the Title I Office’s newly-updated 2017-18 LEA Application for ESSA-Funded Programs website at: http://www.nysed.gov/essa/schools/consolidated-application for registration information and video-conferencing satellite locations.
  • If you have any questions or concerns about the technical assistance workshops, please contact the Title I School and Community Services Office at 518-473-0295 or via email at conappta@nysed.gov.

 

FYI

Office of Facilities Planning – Changes to the Project Review Process

  • The Office of Facilities Planning has been working hard to reduce the time between submission of school district capital projects to our office and the issuance of building permits.  We will need to make temporary alterations to our workflow in order to build the capacity we need to be more effective in processing projects.
  • Please visit our website at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/facplan/ for more information about the upcoming change in our project review process.

Greenwich Community Activity Fair

Greenwich Community Activity Fair

Greenwich Primary School Gym/Cafeteria

Wednesday, October, 4, 2017

6:00-8:00 PM

The Greenwich School District is committed to providing a school environment that promotes and protects children’s health, well-being, and the ability to learn by fostering healthy eating and physical activity. The District seeks to ensure all of its students obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to make nutritious food selections and enjoy lifelong physical activity.

To that end the Greenwich Central School District Wellness Committee is organizing a Community Activity Fair for the fall of 2017.

The goal of the Community Activity Fair is to bring community partners to school in order to showcase the full extent of activities, services, and resources that are available to students and families in the Greenwich School District community.

Click here for additional information and a registration link.

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