NYS Department of Education requires that all school districts post specific documentation on a variety of matters related to educational law for parents. On this page you will find the code of conduct & attendance, teacher notification forms, DASA reports (see student tab for more information), asbestos information, immunizations and other important regulatory documents. We have also added district specific policies and procedures for your review such as the volunteer handbook and the acceptable use policy.
Please contact the Superintendent of Schools with any questions regarding the documents below.
Required Documentation & District Specific Information for Parents
Student/Community Behavioral and Social Expectations: Acceptable Use Policy- Technology , Chromebook Policy, Code of Conduct & Attendance, Title VI, Title IX & Section 504 Information & DASA Report-Form
Parent Informational Rights & District Responsibilities: Parent Bill of Rights, Teacher Qualifications, Opt-Out of Media Publications & FERPA
Parent Involvement: Volunteer Handbook
Health Services: Immunization & Physical Exam Requirements , Pesticide Information
APPR Faculty Plan
CHILD ABUSE HOTLINE TELEPONE NUMBER AND DIRECTIONS TO ACCESSING THE NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES WEBSITE Click to view attachment
- The toll-free telephone number for the New York State Office of Children and Family Services 1-800-342-3720 operated by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) to receive reports of child abuse or neglect, and directions for accessing the OCFS website http://ocfs.ny.gov/main/cps/.
- Questions may be directed to the Office of Student Support Services at StudentSupportServices@nysed.gov or by calling (518) 486-6090.
NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFICATION AS PART OF DISTRICTS’ PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN Click to view attachment
- As a reminder to superintendents, engaging in National Board Certification may be included in the BOCES or district Professional Development Plan for CTLE hours. When a teacher completes National Board Certification in any five-year cycle, this rigorous, research-based teacher quality initiative and professional learning meets the required 100 hours of CTLE provided the required CTLE in language acquisition is met.
- Districts will be eligible to apply for a one time reimbursement of up to $500 for candidate support services for each teacher in the district awarded the Albert Shanker Grant during the 2016-2017 school year. The District can apply for reimbursement during the period from April 1, 2017 – June 30, 2017. Additional information regarding this reimbursement and necessary forms may be found at: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/kiap/ashanker/albertshanker.html
- Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.nbcny.org for additional information on National Board candidate support and regional offerings in NYS.
TIMELINES FOR TRANSITION OF STATE ASSESSMENTS TO UNIFIED ENGLISH BRAILLE - February 2017 Click to view attachment
- Timeline for the transition from English Braille American Edition (EBAE) to Unified English Braille (UEB) format for New York State assessments. This information is available at: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/assessment/ei/eigen.html and http://www.p12.nysed. gov/assessment/hsgen/.
- This memorandum also includes information on how to order instructional materials in UEB. Schools must order instructional materials and provide instruction in UEB to ensure students who are blind and visually impaired receive instruction in reading UEB and can practice and refine this skill prior to their participation in State assessments in the UEB format.
- Questions may be directed to the Office of Special Education at (518) 473-2878 or email@example.com and to the Office of State Assessment at (518) 474-5900 or EMSCASSESSINFO@nysed.gov.
STEM SUMMER OPPORTUNITY - APPALACHIAN REGIONAL COMMISSION (extended deadline)
- STEM summer opportunity for high school students and teachers, and middle school students from New York State's Appalachian Region (Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, Schoharie, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga and Tompkins counties).
- The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), in collaboration with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, is sponsoring a two-week residential hands-on learning institute focusing on math, science, and technology.
- The two-week Summer Institute for high school students and teachers will be held from July 8-21, 2017. The 2017 Middle School Summer Science Academy will be held from July 16-21, 2017.
- Applications must be submitted to New York State Education Department, Office of Curriculum and Instruction and are due no later than March 8, 2017 (extended deadline) New York State will select two nominees for each teacher and student summer session. Alternates may also be nominated to attend on a space-available basis.
- For more information about this exciting STEM opportunity and details about the program and application process please visit the Office of Curriculum and Instruction website at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/ciai/arc/home.html
2017 NATIONAL YOUTH SCIENCE CAMP OPPORTUNITY
- The National Youth Science Camp is a residential science education program for young STEM enthusiasts the summer after they graduate from high school.
- Two graduating high school students will be selected to represent New York at the all-expenses paid honors program which will be held from June 14 through July 8, 2017. More information can be found on the Department’s web site at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/ciai/mst/sci/programs.html
- The online application to attend the 2017 National Youth Science Camp (NYSC) is now available at http://apply.nysc.org/. All applications and all supporting documents/forms must be submitted online no later than 6:00 PM EST March 1, 2017.
- For questions about the application process, please contact Ms. Elisabeth Egetemeyr at 518-474-5922 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org