Sunday, August 20, 2017



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At Arkport Central School we teach to motivate and equip learners to achieve their maximum potential and prepare them for tomorrow’s challenges.



Attention Parents of Incoming 7th graders:

There will be an informational meeting on August 29th at 7:00 p.m. in the PAC. This meeting is for parents (not students) who would like more information about their child's transition to the middle and high school. Please join Mrs. Steiner and Ms. Eggleston for some helpful information about our high school policies, procedures, and opportunities for your child! Thank you for partnering with us to make 7th grade a successful year for all!



Parent Today: Help your child skip the summer slide

photo of girl reading in the sun
July 19, 2017 -- While the summer is meant to be a time for school-aged children to recharge their batteries before the start of a new school year, learning loss, sometimes referred to as “the summer slide,” can affect students when they’re not engaging in educational activities over the summer.

Follow this link to read the full story about how to help kids skip the slide.






Free summer meals for kids and teens

image of school lunchIn the Food Bank of the Southern Tier's six-county service area, more than 50 percent of children are eligible for free and reduced-priced meals at school. But when school lets out for the summer, many of the children who rely on school meals during the academic year lose access to nutritious food. 

This is where the Summer Food Service Program fills the gap. Throughout the summer, children and teens 18 years and under are welcome at open meal sites, such as parks and community centers, to eat free meals and snacks. There is no registration or paperwork required.

Click here to learn more and find out what sites will be open locally this summer.



Arkport, Canaseraga BOEs to discuss exit survey results

survey graphicJune 12, 2017 -- The Board of Education would like to thank those who took the time to complete an exit poll survey during the May 2017 budget vote. The survey was related to the two possible methods for a potential merger study between the Arkport and Canaseraga school districts.

The survey information has been tabulated and arranged in an easy-to-read format. This information can be viewed by clicking on the icon below.  The Arkport BOE will be discussing the survey results on June 14, and the Canaseraga BOE will be discussing the survey results on June 22. No official action is expected at either meeting. 

(For anyone unable to access the information online, hard copies of the results also will be available in the Arkport and Canaseraga district offices.)




Arkport-Canaseraga Athletic Merger Survey

During the school board meeting on February 16, 2017, the respective Superintendents for the Canaseraga and Arkport schools formally introduced the idea of combining our athletic programs. Over numerous years, we have been able to bring athletes together to provide opportunities and to “save” teams from not being offered.

The Superintendents and Athletic Directors will be working together over the coming weeks to develop a formal plan to combine our programs. A plan will be presented to each school board on March 22 (Arkport) and March 23 (Canaseraga).
A formal recommendation will then be presented during each school board meeting held at the beginning of April – Canaseraga’s meeting will be held on April 6, 2017.
As the Superintendents and Athletic Directors begin their work, we would like to hear your thoughts / questions / comments / concerns. Your feedback can be provided by using the following survey link:


https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GZQT3KY





What happens when weather delays or closes school?

weather related infographicsDec. 9, 2016 -- With flurries flying, now’s a good time to review how Arkport Central School District handles weather-related closings and delays.

One-hour delay: School will begin at 8:55 a.m. for students.

Two-hour delay: School will begin at 10 a.m. for students.

Cancellation of after-school activities:  

  • All school-related activities are canceled for the evening.
  • Cancellations include all away competitions regardless of the other school’s status.

Cancellation of school:

  • Only those faculty and staff members designated as essential may enter the building.
  • The school is closed for the entire day.
  • All activities for the day are cancelled regardless of other schools’ status.

Ways to get information: School Messenger will be the district’s primary method of communication. In addition, the information will be posted on the district website and Facebook page and disseminated to:

  • Fox Rochester – WHAM ABC 13
  • News 4 – WNLO CW 23
  • Time Warner Cable News
  • WLEA/WCKR
  • WENY
  • WETM (Elmira)


Response to Intervention and Academic Intervention Services Plan

Arkport Central School has updated its RtI/AIS plan in compliance with the recent adoption by the Board of Regents of the amendment of subdivision (ee) of section 100.2 of the Commissioner's regulations relating to the methodology by which school districts shall identify students in grades 3-8 who receive AIS (Academic Intervention Services).  The revised plan is provided below.



Sign up to receive emergency alerts via text message

chalk image of text message

Arkport Central School District recently partnered with the notification service School Messenger to send “short message service” (SMS) texts to school community members who “opt in” to receive them.

The district will use this technology to remind residents about upcoming events and school activities, as well as notify them about inclement weather, safety alerts, school closings and delays or other important information impacting the school district.

Interested? Just text the word YES or OPTIN to 67587. (You can opt out of alerts at any time by replying STOP to any message you receive, or HELP if you need assistance.)



Residents can look up tax bill information online

photo of computer laptopSteuben County has set up a Web page where residents of Arkport Central School District can look up information on their 2014-15 tax bills from last summer, as well as their upcoming 2015-16 tax bills.

Click here to access the page.




Arkport Central School Closing and Delay Procedures

ONE HOUR DELAY PROCEDURES
In the event that the school district commences a "One Hour Delay" the following will occur:
•   The automated notification system will be used to notify staff and students
•   Principals will contact any necessary personnel for supervision
•   All faculty and staff are expected to report to school as close to 8:00 AM as possible
•   Cereal, juice, and milk will be the only items provided for breakfast in the cafeteria
•   Any Regents exams that may be scheduled will take place at their scheduled time
•   Students will be transported to morning BOCES
•   School will begin at 9:05 AM

TWO HOUR DELAY PROCEDURES
In the event that the school district commences a "Two Hour Delay" the following will occur:
•    The automated notification system will be used to notify staff and students
•   Principals will contact any necessary personnel for supervision
•   All faculty and staff are expected to report to school as close to 8:00 AM as possible
•   Cereal, juice, and milk will be the only items provided for breakfast in the cafeteria
•   Any Regents exams that may be scheduled will take place at their scheduled time
•   There will be no morning BOCES bus run.  Full day and afternoon students will be transported in the afternoon run.
•   School will begin at 10:05 AM

SCHOOLCLOSING PROCEDURES
In the event that the school district commences a "Closure" the following will occur:
• The automated notification system will be used to notify staff and students
• All after school activities are automatically cancelled
• The following TV stations are contacted:  YNN, WETM, and WENY
• The following radio stations are contacted: WLEA/WCKR, WHHO/WKPQ, WHAM

And as always, check the school web site for the most up-to-date information.




Helpful Links for Parents

PTA & NYSUT publication about the Common Core

EngageNY ELA Videos
EngageNY Math Videos

Common Core Math Video Gallery

EngageNY Student Activities
www.Learnzillion.com 

Additional links are available by clicking on the "Parents" link above, then clicking on "common Core" links on the left side of the page.




Annual Professional Performance Review Information

In accordance with Education Law 3012-d the Arkport Central School District will make available to parents or legal guardians your child’s current teacher’s final rating and composite effectiveness score beginning October 28, 2016. You must make this request to the grade level principal (K-6:  Mrs. Dewey; 7-12: Mr. Harper) and will be required to come to the school for a brief meeting to receive the scores.

To view the District's APPR plan click on the "documents" link on the left of the page.

In accordance with Section 1 of subpart F of Chapter 56 of the laws of 2016, it should be noted that the district is not using any standardized tests not specified by the NYSED.


Attachments:

 1._School_District_Information_516536-school_district_information-49890906.pdf
 10._Composite_Scoring_-_Principals_514779-composite_scoring_-_principals-50017817.pdf
 11._Additional_Requirements_-_Principals_516216-additional_requirements_-_principals-50017817.pdf
 12._Joint_Certification_of_APPR_Plan_510579-joint_certification_of_appr_plan-49890906.pdf
 2._State_Growth_or_Comparable_Measures_-_Teachers_509362-state_growth_-_teachers-49890906.pdf
 3._Locally_Selected_Measures_-_Teachers_514311-local_measures_-_teachers-49890906.pdf
 4._Other_Measures_of_Effectiveness-_Teachers_516188-other_measures_-_teachers-50017817.pdf
 5._Composite_Scoring_-_Teachers_513934-composite_scoring_-_teachers-50017817.pdf
 6._Additional_Requirements_-_Teachers_507982-additional_requirements_-_teachers-50017817.pdf
 7._State_Growth_or_Comparable_Measures_-_Principals_515843-state_growth_-_principals-49890906.pdf
 8._Locally_Selected_Measures_-_Principals_513014-local_measures_-_principals-49890906.pdf
 9._Other_Measures_of_Effectiveness_-_Principals_510338-other_measures_-_principals-50017817.pdf