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WATERVILLE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

CALENDAR FOR THE 2011/2012 SCHOOL YEAR


A MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT Dear District Resident: On behalf the Waterville Board of Education we would like to extend a special thank you to our community for their continued support of our students and educational programs in Waterville. The state fiscal crisis will continue to negatively impact the state aid we receive in future years. With our long-range budget planning and support of the community, we will continue to strive to expand the educational opportunities for our students. It is our intention to make every school year better for our students than the one before. In our effort to provide students with the best education possible we will offer: • • • • • • • • •

Advanced Placement course in chemistry Applications of geometry class Nanotechnology course for the second year Honors Global 9 class Mandarin Chinese for the fifth year Extensive extra-curricular, music and athletic programs Average class size of twenty students at the elementary and Jr/Sr high levels Expanded learning technologies at all levels Science 7 Honors/Math 7 Accelerated

Mrs. Maureen Gray was appointed as Director of Special Programs and Services/Director of Athletics effective July 1. We are confident that with Mrs. Gray’s experience in special education and her past experience as Interim Dean of Students/ Athletic Director she will do an excellent job and continue to be an asset to our District. I trust you will find the contents of this calendar helpful in planning and becoming more knowledgeable about our District. If you have any questions throughout the school year about our school programs or activities, please call the appropriate building principal or the District Office at 841-3915. On behalf of the Board of Education I welcome all of you to another productive and successful school year. I look forward to seeing you at the many school and community functions throughout the year. Thank you. Gary Lonczak Superintendent of Schools

WATERVILLE CENTRAL SCHOOL DIRECTORY

Administration: Mr. Gary J. Lonczak, Superintendent of Schools Mr. Jon E. Thummler, Secondary Principal Mr. Matthew St. Peter, Elementary Principal Mrs. Maureen Gray, Director of Special Programs & Services/ Director of Athletics District Office Staff: Mrs. Julie Ingalls, Superintendent’s Secretary/Board Clerk Business Office Staff: Mr. Steven Murphy, School Business Administrator Mrs. Linda Hughes, Deputy Treasurer/Tax Collector Mrs. Kim Fancett, Teacher Aide Jr/Sr High School Office Staff: Mrs. Deborah Gerhardt, Principal’s Secretary Mrs. Carrie Woodhouse, Teacher Aide Guidance Staff: Ms. Lisa Crabtree, Counselor Mr. Robert Gray, Counselor Mrs. Laurie Ostrander, Guidance Secretary Elementary Office Staff: Mrs. Sheri Brennan, Principal’s Secretary Mrs. Brenda Evans, Teacher Aide Transportation: Mr. Paul Holic Jr., Transportation Supervisor Mrs. Phyllis Evans, Transportation Aide

PHONE DIRECTORY Business Office District Office Jr/Sr High School Office Jr/Sr HS Attendance/notes/absences Jr/Sr High School Guidance Jr/Sr High School Nurse Elementary Office/notes/absences Elementary School Nurse Transportation CSE Office Athletic Office

841-3900 841-3915 841-3800 841-3810 841-3823 841-3821 841-3700 841-3743 841-3787 841-3850 841-3803


JR./Sr. HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULE GRADES 7-12 Teachers on Duty Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 Period 4 Period 5

BOARD OF EDUCATION 2011-2012 Russell Stewart, President Roberta Williams, Vice President Bud Dorr William Lachmann Shana Pughe Susannah Quayle Craig Tilbe

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETINGS - 6:30 p.m. August 23, 2011 September 13, 2011 September 27, 2011 October 11, 2011 October 25, 2011 November 8, 2011 November 22, 2011

March 13, 2012 March 27, 2012 April 3, 2012 April 24, 2012

7:50

MPS Daily Schedule Teachers on Duty

7:50 - 8:10

Breakfast Program

8:10 - 8:50

Specials (Grade 6)

8:53 - 9:33

Specials (Grade K)

9:35- 10:15

Specials (Grade 5)

10:20 - 11:00

Specials (Grade 2)

11:03-11:43

Specials (Grade 3)

11:46 - 12:26

Specials (Grade 4)

12:30 - 1:10

Specials (Grade 1)

June 12, 2012 June 26, 2012

2:20

July 10, 2012

February 14, 2012 February 28, 2012

Period 7 Period 8 Period 9 Period 10

May 8, 2012 May 22, 2012

December 13, 2011 January 10, 2012 January 24, 2012

Period 6

Dismissal

7:50 8:00-8:38 8:41-9:19 9:22-10:00 10:03-10:41 10:43-11:13 (P.M. CTE Lunch & Jr. High Lunch, 30 min.) 11:13-11:25 (Senior High Band, Chorus, Study Hall, 42 min.) 11:15-11:57 (Jr. High Band, Chorus, Study Hall, 42 min.) 11:27-11:57 (Senior High Lunch 30 min.) 12:00-12:38 12:41-1:19 1:22-2:00 2:03-2:41

Notice of Compliance The Waterville Central School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, handicap or age in employment or in providing student access to educational programs, courses and activities. This policy is in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975. Any alleged grievances should be reported to: Steven Murphy, School Business Administrator Waterville Central School District 381 Madison Street, Waterville, NY 13480 Telephone: (315) 841-3913

REGARDING CALENDAR DATES

Dates are subject to change. Please refer to the latest information from your child’s school office. Elementary changes will go home with your child. If you have a question, please telephone the school. Memorial Park Elementary Office • 841-3700 Jr/Sr High School Office • 841-3800 District Office • 841-3915 Business Office • 841-3900


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UGUST 2011

S M 3 4 10 11 17 18 24 25 31

JULY 2011 T W T F S 1 2 5 6 7 8 9 12 13 14 15 16 19 20 21 22 23 26 27 28 29 30

“Listen to your dreams - those are the sounds no one else can hear.” - Kobui Yamada

SEPTEMBER 2011 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30


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Football Begins

21

22 Fall Sports - JV/Varsity Begin

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Board of Education Mtg., 6:30 p.m.

30 7th Grade Orientation

31 Grades 8-12 Student Schedules Mailed


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EPTEMBER 2011

AUGUST 2011 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

“The real secret of success is enthusiasm.” - Walter Chrysler

OCTOBER 2011 S M T W T F 2 9 16 23 30

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S 1 8 15 22 29


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School Tax Collection starts

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Patriot Day Grandparents’ Day

Labor Day

12 Music Booster Pie Sale

6

Superintendent’s Conference Day

13 Board of Education Mtg., 6:30 p.m.

7

First Day of Classes Grades K-12

8

Brothertown Soccer Tourney, HS

Brothertown Soccer Tourney, HS

Senior Class Mtg., HS Cafe

PTA Mtg., 6 p.m., MPS Library

14

15

Senior Class Magazine Sale

Emergency Bus Drill, 2:40 p.m. Dismissal, Jr/Sr HS

Sports Booster Mtg., 6:30 p.m., HS Library

ACT Test, Open Test Center, 8 a.m. Music Dept. Car Wash, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Brothertown Soccer Tourney, HS

16

17 4th Annual Cruise In Foundation Alumni Celebration, 6 p.m., Waterville Library

District Foundation Reorg. Mtg., 6 p.m., Waterville Public Library

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20 Emergency Bus Drill Rain Date, 2:40 p.m. Dismissal, Jr/Sr HS

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27 Board of Education Mtg., 6:30 p.m.

21 Eighth Gr. Parent Night, Large Group

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23

Autumn Begins

Back-to-School Night, 6-7:30 p.m., MPS

Jr/Sr HS Open House, 6:30 p.m.

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Rosh Hashanah

30 Last Day to Pay School Taxes w/out Penalty

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CTOBER 2011

SEPTEMBER 2011 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

“Give the world the best that you have, and the best will come back to you.” - Madeline Bridges

NOVEMBER 2011 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30


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S 1 SAT & Subject Tests, 8 a.m., Open Test Center

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High Ropes Course, Adirondacks

7 PTA Mtg., 6 p.m., MPS Library

8

Yom Kippur

Intermediate Progress Reports, Grs. 3-6 Progress Report Period Ends, Grs. 7-12

9

10

Columbus Day

11 Academic Union Candy Sale MVCA College Night, 6 p.m., SUNYIT Jostens Class Ring Orders, 11:25 a.m., HS Cafeteria

No School

16

17

Boss’s Day

MPS School Pictures

12

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14 Music Booster Fruit Sale Begins

Jostens Class Ring Orders, 11:25 a.m., HS Cafeteria PSAT, Auditorium

15

Progress Reports 7-12 U.N. Day, 9 a.m., Colgate University

Sports Booster Mtg., 6:30 p.m., HS Library

Board of Education Mtg., 6:30 p.m.

18

19

Jr/Sr HS Pictures, 8 a.m.

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21

Senior Class Cookie Dough Sale

Superintendent’s Conference Day

22 ACT Test, Open Test Center MPH Model U.N. Conference, 8 a.m., Manlius Pebble Hill

No School

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24

25 Board of Education Mtg., 6:30 p.m.

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31

Halloween

Last Day to Pay School Taxes Outdoors Club Annual Wreath Sale Begins

26

27 PLAN, Auditorium

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Rotary Party/MPS Pumpkin Outdoors Club Annual Lighting, 6:30 p.m., MPS Haunted House, 5 p.m., TBD Gym/Cafe

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OVEMBER 2011

OCTOBER 2011 S M T W T F 2 9 16 23 30

3 4 5 6 7 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 24 25 26 27 28 31

S 1 8 15 22 29

“Success is a journey, not a destination.” - Anonymous

DECEMBER 2011 S M T W T F 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 19 20 21 22 23 25 26 27 28 29 30

S 3 10 17 24 31


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Daylight Savings Time Ends

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All Saints’ Day

Election Day

MPS Parent/Teacher Conf. 1/2 Day (12-6 p.m.) 11:20 a.m. Dismissal

Musical Auditions, Auditorium

Board of Education Mtg., 6:30 p.m.

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Fall Sports Assembly, 7 p.m., HS Auditorium

PRISM Concert, 7 p.m., HS Aud.

Senior Citizens Breakfast, 9 a.m., MPS Cafeteria

PTA Mtg., 6 p.m., MPS Library

9

10

Emergency Bus Drill, 2:40 p.m. Dismissal, Jr/Sr HS Sports Booster Mtg., 6:30 p.m., HS Library

F 5

SAT & Subject Tests, 8 a.m., Open Test Center

11

Secondary Schools United Nations Symposium, Montreal, Canada Report Cards - Grades K-6

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Emergency Bus Drill Rain Date, 2:40 p.m. Dismissal, Jr/Sr HS

MPS Parent/Teacher Conf. 1/2 Day (12-3 p.m.) 11:20 a.m. Dismissal, Grs. K-6

Musical Auditions, HS Aud.

Secondary Schools United Nations Symposium, Montreal, Canada Marking Period Ends 7-12

21 Photo Retake Day & Large Group Photo Day, 8 a.m., HS Auditorium

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Drama Club Production, 7:30 p.m., HS Aud. Secondary Schools United Nations Symposium, Montreal, Canada

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HS Prize Speaking, 7 p.m., HS Aud.

Area All State, Ilion

Area All State, Ilion

Report Cards 7-12

SABA Shadowing Day

USC Career Day (9th Graders)

Model U.N. Conf., Hilton School

Model U.N. Conf., Hilton School

22

Early Dismissal Emergency Drill, 2 p.m., MPS

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Thanksgiving

25

Photo Retake Day, MPS

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26 2011 Alumni Basketball Tournament, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., HS Gym

Board of Education Mtg., 6:30 p.m.

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12

No School

Financial Aid Night, 6:30 p.m. Large Group

20

Veterans Day

Drama Club Production, 7:30 p.m., HS Aud.

District Foundation Mtg., 6 p.m. Waterville Public Library

Secondary Schools United Nations Symposium, Montreal, Canada

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No School- Thanksgiving Recess

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ECEMBER 2011

NOVEMBER 2011 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

“March to the beat of your own drummer.” - Henry David Thoreau

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JANUARY 2012 M T W T F S 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 23 24 25 26 27 28 30 31


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NYSSMA Conference, Rochester

3 NYSSMA Conference, Rochester

PTA Mtg., 6 p.m., MPS Library

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NYSSMA Conference, Rochester

Jr. High Winter Art Show Reception, 6:30 p.m., HS Lobby

8

9

13 Board of Education Mtg., 6:30 p.m.

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19

Kindergarten PTA Breakfast with Santa, 9 a.m., Cafeteria

14

21

Hanukkah

HS Winter Concert/ Art Show - Snow Date, 7 p.m., HS Auditorium

ACT, 8 a.m., Open Test Center Upper Mohawk Valley Model U.N., Hamilton College

15

Sports Booster Mtg., 6:30 p.m., HS Library

SAT & Subject Tests, 8 a.m., Open Test Center

10

Bus Driver Appreciation Breakfast, 8:30 a.m., MPS Cafe.

12

NYSSMA Conference, Rochester

SABA Breakfast Celebration

Jr. High Winter Concert/Art Show, 7 p.m., HS Aud.

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HS Winter Concert/ Art Show, 7 p.m., HS Aud.

Intermediate Progress Reports, Grs. 3-6

Winter Art Show Reception, 6:30 p.m., HS Library

Progress Report Period Ends, Grs. 7-12

22

Winter Begins

Freshmen Class Frozen Food Sale Begins

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Progress Reports Issued, Grs. 7-12

MPS Winter Concert, 6:30 p.m., HS Auditorium

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Christmas

26

Kwanzaa

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No School- Winter Recess

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New Year’s Eve


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ANUARY 2012

DECEMBER 2011 S M T W T F 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 19 20 21 22 23 25 26 27 28 29 30

S 3 10 17 24 31

“The time is always right to do what is right.” - Martin Luther King

FEBRUARY 2012 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29


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New Year’s Day

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Winter Recess Ends, School in Session

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CNY Model U.N. Conference, Syracuse University

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CNY Model U.N. Conference, Syracuse University

PTA Mtg., 6 p.m., MPS Library No School- Winter Recess

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

10

11

Board of Education Mtg., 6:30 p.m.

Jr. High All County Auditions, Jr. High All County Auditions NY Mills Snow Date, TBD Music Dept. Fundraiser District Foundation Mtg., 6 p.m., Waterville Public Library Sports Booster Mtg., 6:30 p.m., HS Library

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No School

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Board of Education Mtg., 6:30 p.m.

Marking Period Ends, Grs. 7-12 Report Cards, Grs. K-6

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SAT & Subject Tests, 8 a.m., Open Test Center


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JANUARY 2012 M T W T F S 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 23 24 25 26 27 28 30 31

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” - Frederick Douglass

S M 4 5 11 12 18 19 25 26

MARCH 2012 T W T F 1 2 6 7 8 9 13 14 15 16 20 21 22 23 27 28 29 30

S 3 10 17 24 31


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Groundhog Day

PTA Mtg., 6 p.m., MPS Library

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8 Sports Booster Mtg., 6:30 p.m., HS Library

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Report Cards Issued, Grs. 7-12

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MPS Prize Speaking SNOW DATE, 6:30 p.m., HS Aud.

MPS Prize Speaking & Art Fair, 6:30 p.m., HS Aud.

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Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday

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Valentine’s Day

15

Board of Education Mtg., 6:30 p.m.

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President’s Day

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Ash Wednesday Lent Begins George Washington’s Birthday

No School- Mid-Winter Recess

26

27 Mid-Winter Recess Ends School in Session

28 Board of Education Mtg., 6:30 p.m.

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ARCH 2012

FEBRUARY 2012 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29

“No dreamer is ever too small; no dream is ever too big.” - Anonymous

S 1 8 15 22 29

APRIL 2012 M T W T F S 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 23 24 25 26 27 28 30


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PTA Mtg., 6 p.m., MPS Library

Laser Tag Outdoors Club, Funwarehouse

Academic Union Coffee Sale

Intermediate Progress Reports, Grs. 3-6 Progress Report Period Ends, Grs. 7-12

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8

National HS Model U.N. Conference, NYC

11

Daylight Savings Time Begins

12

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Board of Education Mtg., 6:30 p.m.

9

National HS Model U.N. Conference, NYC

National HS Model U.N. Conference, NYC

Jr. High All County, Holland Patent

Jr. High All County, Holland Patent

Oneida Jazz Festival

SAT Only, 8 a.m.,, Open Test Center

UNAR, St. John Fisher Progress Reports Issued, Grs. 7-12

Cub Scout Blue & Gold Banquet, 7 p.m., HS Cafeteria

16

17

15 Musical Production, 7:30 p.m., HS Aud.

Sports Booster Mtg., 6:30 p.m., HS Library Winter Sports Assembly, 7 p.m., HS Cafeteria

19

20

Spring Begins

21

Superintendent’s Conference Day

Musical Production, 7:30 p.m., HS Aud.

District Foundation Mtg., 6 p.m., Waterville Public Library

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10

SABA Shadowing Day

National HS Model U.N. Conference, NYC UNAR, St. John Fisher

Musical Production, 7:30 p.m., HS Aud.

No School

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NHS Induction, 7 p.m., Audition

25 Outdoors Club Annual Pancake Breakfast, 8 a.m.12 p.m., HS Cafeteria

26

27 Board of Education Mtg., 6:30 p.m.

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Instrumental Recital, 6 p.m., MPS Gym Spring Photo Day, MPS

Art Club Talent Show, 7 p.m., HS Auditorium

St. Patrick’s Day


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PRIL 2012

S M 4 5 11 12 18 19 25 26

MARCH 2012 T W T F 1 2 6 7 8 9 13 14 15 16 20 21 22 23 27 28 29 30

S 3 10 17 24 31

“The race is not always to the swift, but to those who keep on running.” - Anonymous

S M 6 7 13 14 20 21 27 28

MAY 2012 T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 8 9 10 11 12 15 16 17 18 19 22 23 24 25 26 29 30 31


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Palm Sunday

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Good Friday

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Passover

PTA Mtg., 6 p.m., MPS Library

Board of Education Mtg., 6:30 p.m.

Marking Period Ends, Grs. 7-12 No School - Spring Recess

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Easter

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District Foundation Mtg., 6 p.m., Waterville Public Library

ACT, 8 a.m., Open Test Center

No School- Spring Recess

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Patriot’s Day

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Senior Citizens Spring Tea, Emergency Bus Drill, 9 a.m., MPS Cafeteria 2:40 p.m. Dismissal, Jr/Sr HS

Spring Recess Ends School in Session

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Report Cards, Grs. K-12 Senior Class Trip, TBD

Sports Booster Mtg., 6:30 p.m., HS Library

22

Earth Day

23

24 Emergency Bus Drill Rain Date, 2:40 p.m. Dismissal, Jr/Sr HS Board of Education Mtg., 6:30 p.m.

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25 OCMEA Scholarship Auditions, HS Aud.

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JV Marching Band Bake Sale, 6:30 p.m. MPS Cafe.

Upstate NY Model U.N., Jamesville-Dewitt HS Music Booster Bottle Drive, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., TBD Music Booster Spaghetti Dinner, 4-7 p.m., HS Cafeteria

MPS Musical Production, 6:30 p.m., MPS Gym


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AY 2012

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APRIL 2012 M T W T F S 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 23 24 25 26 27 28 30

“Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well.” - Earl of Chesterfield

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JUNE 2012 T W T F S 1 2 5 6 7 8 9 12 13 14 15 16 19 20 21 22 23 26 27 28 29 30


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Teacher Appreciation Week (May 7-11)

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Board of Education Mtg., 6:30 p.m.

National School Nurse Day

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College Tours (10th Gr.)

11

SAT & Subject Tests, 8 a.m., Open Test Center

12

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 8 a.m., Gym

Sports Booster Mtg., 6:30 p.m., HS Library

Jr/Sr Prom, 7 p.m., White Eagle

District Foundation Mtg., 6 p.m., Waterville Public Library

13

Mother’s Day

15

14

Budget Vote, 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m., HS Cafe.

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18 Intermediate Progress Reports, Grs. 3-6 NYSSMA Solo Festival

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NYSSMA Solo Festival

Progress Report Period Ends, Grs. 7-12

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21

Board of Education Mtg., 6:30 p.m.

23

HS Spring Concert/ Art Show, 7 p.m., HS Aud.

24

Progress Reports Issued, Grs. 7-12

Honor Our Local Veterans Celebration, 8:45 a.m., MPS Cafe & Gym Spring Art Show Reception, 6:30 p.m., HS Lobby District Foundation Mtg., 6 p.m., Waterville Public Library

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day Parade

29 Kindergarten Screening By Appointment Only Spring Sports Assembly, 7 p.m., HS Aud.

No School

30 Kindergarten Screening By Appointment Only Jr. High Spring Art Show Reception, 6:30 p.m., HS Lobby Jr. High Spring Concert, 7 p.m., HS Aud.

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31 Kindergarten Screening, by appt. only

Armed Forces Day

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MAY 2012 T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 8 9 10 11 12 15 16 17 18 19 22 23 24 25 26 29 30 31

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” - Eleanor Roosevelt

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M 2 9 16 23 30

JULY 2012 T W T 3 4 5 10 11 12 17 18 19 24 25 26 31

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Sherburne Pageant of Bands, Sherburne

SAT & Subject Tests, 8 a.m., Open Test Center Sherburne Pageant of Bands

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3 Music Boosters Ice Cream Social, 4-7 p.m., HS Cafeteria

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HS Awards Ceremony, 7 p.m., Auditorium

PTA Mtg., 6 p.m., MPS Library

8

9 Senior Picnic, 7 a.m.

Violet Festival, Dolgeville ACT, 8 a.m., Open Test Center

Senior Banquet, 6 p.m., WCS Cafeteria Scholar Athlete Program, 8:30 a.m., HS Cafeteria

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13

Board of Education Mtg., 6:30 p.m.

14

Flag Day

District Foundation Mtg., 6 p.m., Waterville Public Library

Incoming Kindergarten Class Parent Orientation, MPS Spring Concert/Art Show, 6 p.m., MPS Cafe 6:30 p.m., HS Aud. Brothertown Scholarship Sports Booster Mtg., 6:30 p.m., Banquet, 6-8:30 p.m., HS Cafe. HS Library

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7th & 8th Grade Awards Ceremony, 8:15 a.m., Auditorium NJHS Induction, 8:15 a.m., Aud. MPS 1/2 Day School Dismissal at 11:20 a.m.

WCSD Foundation Annual Golf Tournament, Barker Brook Golf Club

Regents Test Days

17

Father’s Day

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20

6th Grade Award Ceremony/ Graduation, 6:30 p.m., HS Auditorium

Summer Begins

Kindergarten Celebration, 6 p.m., MPS Gym/Cafe

21

22

MPS Last Day of School MPS 1/2 Day School Dismissal at 11:20 a.m. MPS Report Cards Issued

Superintendent’s Conference Day Regents Rating Day

23 Graduation, 10:30 a.m., Auditorium

Graduation Rehearsal, 9:30 a.m., Auditorium Baccalaureate, 7 p.m.

No School

Regents Test Days

24

25 Report Cards Mailed 7-12

26 Outdoors Club End of Year Trip, TBA Board of Education Mtg., 6:30 p.m.

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JUNE 2012 T W T F S 1 2 5 6 7 8 9 12 13 14 15 16 19 20 21 22 23 26 27 28 29 30

“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it, you will land among the stars.” - Les Brown

AUGUST 2012 T W T F S 1 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 21 22 23 24 25 27 28 29 30 31

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Independence Day

Board of Education Mtg., 6:30 p.m.

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STRATEGIC PLAN Charting a Course for Continuous Improvement As the administration and the board of education have considered the future of the Waterville Central School District, we remained true to our vision, a vision that pledges our commitment to the academic and personal success of each student in the district. From the inception of this school, the district has earned a reputation for success, one that is reflective of our outstanding staff and students. However, we must not become complacent. We must have a plan that will support unprecedented academic success and unparalleled personal growth for every student. The strategic plan is the blueprint that will propel our great district into the future, and it calls for measurement along the way. We are excited about the future of our district – a future that is completely centered on teaching and learning. If we take ownership of this plan, if we determine that together we will make it our roadmap, Waterville students will achieve even greater success. During the fall of 2006, the Waterville Central School District Board of Education began a process to define the school district’s strategic purpose in the education of nearly 950 students. The strategic plan, a culmination of many months of work from a variety of stakeholder groups, represents a commitment to the educational excellence that makes Waterville a special place. The board of education deserves credit for initiating this crucial process of defining how teaching and learning will look in Waterville.

What is a Strategic Plan? A strategic plan is the district’s compass. It is the map toward a destination of success for students. In short, the strategic plan is a description of everything the district wants to be for the students and how it intends to get there. The plan starts with the identification of the district’s core beliefs. These beliefs represent a compilation of ideas and desires that parents, students, teachers, administrators, and elected officials have for the Waterville Central School District. In short, these beliefs are the blueprint for what this community holds most dearly when it comes to public education. This is the basis for what the Waterville Central School District wants to become. From the core beliefs, the district’s mission, vision, and commitments can be identified. Specific goals can be developed to complement the vision, and specific measurable targets will be created to ensure the plan moves toward its ultimate purpose – the success of each and every student.

Why Does the District Need a Strategic Plan? Planning and goal setting are essential in keeping a school district on track for continuous improvement. The focus of every school district should be on teaching and learning; however, the demands of budget, personnel, facilities, and state requirements can easily overwhelm a district. A strategic plan is a powerful tool in maintaining focus as school districts face many challenges.

Who Has Participated in the Plan? Everybody. People from all areas of the organization are responsible for student learning. Every core team member and strategic partner has completed the strategic plan by answering one key question: What can I do to support and / or advance personalized student learning?

Strategic Goals x

Measurable Results 1. All grade 3-8 students will score 3 or 4 on state assessments. 2. By the end of third grade, all students will read at grade level. 3. All K-12 students are literate in all content areas. 4. 75 percent of Waterville graduates will receive a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation.

How Will the District Know if the Plan Has Been Successful? Measurable academic and personal growth targets will monitor the plan’s success. These targets are specific, focused, and determined by the strategic planning team. As determined by the strategic planning team and strategic partners, these goals have been deemed to be important to the education of our students. The measurable results will be used to monitor our strategic plan’s success.

Our Mission: The mission of the Waterville Central School District is to prepare each student to be a successful and productive contributor to society.

Meet or exceed the expectations of the curriculum of the Waterville Central School District and the New York State Learning Standards leading to graduation with a Regents diploma.

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Demonstrate his or her appreciation for life long learning.

Measurable Results 1. All high school students will successfully complete a minimum of three credits per semester. 2. All students at the high school will have an academic plan to support their interests and aspirations. 3. All students will exhibit respect, responsibility, and ethical behavior. 4. All students will make meaningful contributions to the community.


USE OF DISTRICT FACILITIES

We are proud of our district facilities which are available for use by the community. Interested groups should contact the District Office at 841-3915 for the necessary form. All activities are scheduled in advance on a master list in the District Office. Written proof of insurance and other requirements must be met according to Board of Education Policy.

DISCIPLINE PHILOSOPHY

Ideal discipline is self-directed and self-controlled. At times, individuals may choose to violate rules which have been established by the school community for the common good. At this time, cooperative discipline strategies will be used to work with students, assisting them to understand and adjust the undesirable behavior. Should this cooperative approach not be effective in a particular situation, disciplinary forces outside the control of the individual must be imposed to protect the right of others. The staff and administration’s goal is that all discipline is a behavior-changing process.

DEFINITION OF DISCIPLINARY ACTION x Lunch Detention—Students who are placed on this form of detention will report to the assigned teacher or appropriate lunchroom supervisor at the beginning of the lunch track. x After-School Detention—Students who violate classroom or school rules may be given one or more periods of detention. The student will take the late bus, which leaves at approximately 3:30 p.m. x Loss of Privileges—Student privileges, such as driving to school or open lunch for seniors, may be rescinded following continued misbehavior. x Extended After-School Detention—Based on the individual circumstances, the administration may contact parents to keep students until 6 p.m. This detention will be used when regular detentions are not changing behavior. x In-School Suspension—Students who have more serious violations of school infractions: i.e., profanity, classroom disorder, etc. may be given one or more days of this form of suspension. The suspended student reports to the supervised suspension area with homework assignments. This also included lunch detention. In-school suspension in finished at the regular dismissal time. x In-School Suspension With Extended After School Detention—Students who have not changed their behavior after a regular in-school suspension will be assigned to In-School Suspension with a 5 p.m. or 6 p.m. detention attached on the same day. The purpose of this Disciplinary action is to change behavior without students being suspended out of school. x Out-of-School Suspension—Serious infractions of school regulations, such as insubordination and vandalism, will require out-of-school suspension for one or more days. A parental conference may be necessary before the student returns. x Superintendent’s Hearing—Acts which result in, or pose a direct threat, to the safety of the students and school or a continuation of acts that tend to disrupt the learning climate of the school. A Superintendent’s Hearing may result in permanent suspension, alternative schooling, community service, or other placement deemed appropriate. * For a complete list of definitions, please refer to the Student-Parent Handbook.


ATTENDANCE The Board of Education, in accordance with the Student Education Law, requires that each minor, from six to sixteen or seventeen, years of age, shall regularly attend school full time, unless he or she has completed a four year high school course of study. He/she may attend a school other than a public school or receive home instruction, provided the instruction is equivalent to that given in the public schools.

UNEXCUSED ABSENCES

Attendance by all students enrolled in Waterville Central School District is essential. It is the responsibility of students, parents, and guardians, as members of the school community, to maintain regular attendance. In addition, regular attendance is directly related to academic and career success.

2. Unlawful absence - any absence from school with parent’s permission or knowledge for a reason other than legal. Examples: Hunting or fishing Vacation trips with family Shopping Missing the bus (oversleeping) Needed at home: i.e., baby-sitting, cleaning, working, etc. Personal reasons: i.e., job interview, driver’s test, off campus lunch, etc. Senior Skip Day Tanning appointment

It shall be the responsibility of the Superintendent of Schools to prepare, the Board of Education to enact, and district staff to enforce appropriate rules and regulations to monitor the attendance of all children. Such rules shall include provisions for home contact at the start of a specified number of absences and establish minimum attendance regulations. Please refer to the appropriate Student-Parent Handbook for more attendance information.

EXCUSED ABSENCES 1. Illness

1. Truancy - any absence from school without consent or knowledge of parent, guardian or school. Examples: Skipping school Tardiness to school Leaving school without permission from the office

If you arrive late to school, you must report immediately to the office for a tardy slip and to be “Logged-in.” Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action. Repeated tardiness will result in penalties up to and including suspension and requiring a parent/pupil/administrator conference. Students must be in Block 1 class at 8:00 a.m. Many studies indicate there is a direct correlation between student achievement and student attendance. It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to have their student here on time. Consequences for illegal tardiness by semester will be progressive. Chronic tardiness may result in initiated action in the form of an informal PINS petition to the Oneida County Probation Department.

3. Penalties for illegal absence/insubordination may range from parent notification to detention, in-school suspension or removal from a class.

2. Sickness or death in family 3. Impassable roads or weather

TARDINESS

EMERGENCY SNOW CLOSINGS

4. Religious observance

School closings will be announced on the following radio and television stations. Please listen to these stations rather than calling the school.

5. Quarantine

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6. Approved college visit 7. Required in court 8. Music lesson 9. Attendance in health clinic 10. Medical appointments 11. Approved cooperative work program 12. Military obligations

Radio WKTV Channel 2 WSTM Channel 3 WTVH Channel 5 WSYR Channel 9 News 10 Now

Web www.uticaod.com www.watervilleschools.org

BUG 99.7 FM KISS - 97.9 / 105.5 FM WFRG 104.3 FM WIBX 950 AM WLZW 98.7 FM WOUR-96.9 FM WODZ 96.1 FM

The Superintendent will use the Global Connect System to notify staff and parents of any emergency closings.


ASSISTANCE DIRECTORY

The list below represents the most frequent problems encountered by students and the place where help may be obtained. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19.

Academic Problems ....................... Classroom Teacher, Guidance Accidents ....................................... Mrs.Eisenhut (Jr/Sr HS), Nurse Mrs. Petrie (MPS), Nurse Athletic Information ...................... Coaches/Athletic Director Attendance (Grades 7-12) .............. Jr/Sr High Office Attendance (Elementary) ............... MPS Office Automobile Parking Permit ........... Jr/Sr High Office Club Information ........................... Club Advisor as applicable College Application ....................... Guidance Daily Announcements.................... Office Early Dismissal .............................. Office Employment/Working Papers ........ Jr/Sr High Office Ill-Permission to Leave .................. Nurse (Jr/Sr HS), Office (MPS) Late ................................................ Office Locker Information ........................ Homeroom Teacher Lost and Found Objects ................. Office Permission to Leave Building........ Office Personal Problems ......................... Guidance/Teacher/Administration Report Cards .................................. Jr/Sr High Guidance, MPS Office Scholarship Information ............... Guidance

SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM

Our school lunch program is a fine one with excellent quality meals. Each day your child may either purchase milk or a Class A lunch. The cost for school lunch is $2.00. Our school participates in the Federal Hot Lunch Program and offers, for those students who qualify, a free or reduced price lunch. Application forms for free or reduced lunch are available in the elementary and high school offices. One application is sufficient for each family regardless of which buildings your children attend. Families must apply each year even if they participated in the program the previous year. If for any reason your student forgets his money or should lose his lunch, a student can charge a lunch - all one must do is ask. No child will be denied eating for any reason. Please remind your student to practice the same table manners that they would at the table at home. You may either return the completed application to your children’s school office or you can mail it directly to: BOCES School Food Services Perry Junior High School Weston Road New Hartford, NY 13413

SCHOOL BREAKFAST PROGRAM

Waterville Elementary and Jr./Sr. High School will be participating in a free and reduced breakfast program. Breakfast is available daily and provides proper nutrition for your child. The breakfast program will begin at 7:30 a.m.

WATERVILLE PESTICIDE NOTIFICATION

PARENT CONFERENCES

The Waterville teaching staff understands the important role of communicating with parents. Teachers are available to meet with parents during the school day or after school by appointment. If at any time during the school year you wish to schedule a conference or to speak to a teacher, please call us at 841-3823 for a student in 7th-12th grade and 841-3700 for the elementary school grades K-6. The message will be relayed to the teacher who will be in contact with you. Please do not hesitate to call the school and ask to speak to a teacher.

Waterville Central School District uses current Integrated Pest Management practices to reduce the use of pesticides in our buildings and on our grounds. It may be necessary, however, to use pesticides periodically during the year. New York state law requires that schools maintain a list of staff who wish to receive written notice forty-eight hours prior to a pesticide application at their school facility. If you wish to be included on the School District notification list, or further information on the district’s pesticide program, please contact Steven Murphy at (315) 841-3913.

ANNUAL ASBESTOS NOTIFICATION

In accordance with the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act of 1987 (AHERA), a copy of the Waterville Central School District buildings inspection report and management plan is available for review during business hours by appointment Please contact Steven Murphy at (315) 841-3913 if you need to set up an appointment or if you have any questions.


Support Memorial Park students and join THE MPS PTA! Your time and ideas can be wonderful contribution to building the partnership between school, home and community.

Asbestos Reinspection Notifications In compliance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA), we performed asbestos reinspections of each of our school buildings for asbestos containing building materials. The inspection findings are in the asbestos management plan and are on file in each school administrative office and our central administrative office. The EPA requires us to perform reinspections of the asbestos materials every three years. During the school year, the NYS Department of Labor (NYSDOL) certified asbestos inspector performed these inspections. A certified (NYSDOL) asbestos management planner reviewed the reinspection results and developed recommended actions we should take to safely manage the asbestos material in our buildings. There were no significant findings noted during the reinspection of Waterville Jr/Sr High School. All asbestos material in the school remains in good condition and we will continue to manage it in place as recommended by EPA guidelines and the NYSDOL certified asbestos management planner. Results of the reinspection are on file in two locations: 1. the school administrative office and 2. the district administrative office. You are welcome to view these materials anytime during normal school hours (Monday-Friday, 8 AM—4 PM). The Asbestos Program Manager (Asbestos Designee), Steven Murphy is available to answer any questions you may have about asbestos in our buildings. He may be contacted at 841-3900.

Kindergarten Screening

Kindergarten screening is held in May for children who will be five years of age by December 1, and entering kindergarten for the first time in September of the same year. The child’s general abilities in the cognitive, verbal, and motor areas are assessed primarily by a kindergarten teacher, speech and language therapist, and physical education teacher. Results of the assessment indicate whether a child is potentially advanced, at level, or at-risk for future difficulties in kindergarten. Parents of children who are experiencing difficulty are notified and have the opportunity to speak to an evaluator. Parents are required to accompany their child on the day of the screening. An information day for parents of these children, including a tour of the building, is held in conjunction with this screening in June.


SCHOOL PROGRAMS Developmental Education MPS strives to teach students according to their developmental abilities. A developmental education is best when it is age-appropriate and includes meaningful learning experiences. Educators make decisions in the classroom by combining their knowledge of the individual student with an understanding of child development to achieve desired and meaningful outcomes.

Response to Intervention Team Children experiencing educational or social problems as expressed in academic performance and/or behavioral difficulties are referred to the Response to Intervention Team. A team of professionals, including the child’s teacher, the principal, the school social worker, the school psychologist, a special education teacher, and a remedial teacher outline the problem, what has been done to address the problem, and the effectiveness of these strategies. The team then brainstorms solutions and recommends a course of action. Parental awareness and input is highly valued at all stages.

Academic Intervention Services Remedial reading and math instruction is given to students scoring below state-wide minimum standards of performance and/or experiencing difficulties in these subjects.

Special Education Services Instruction by a special education teacher is provided to students identified by the Committee on Special Education as having a learning disability. Special education instruction, based on the child’s needs, is either provided in resource room or the general education classroom with support. If a student needs lessons retaught or reinforced, the student is typically taught by a resource room teacher. Some students with special educational needs also receive such support services as speech and language therapy, occupational and/or physical therapy, or counseling to allow for maximum benefit of their educational program.

All special education students receive a minimum of the following mainstream activities: homeroom, lunch, recess, and specials (i.e., art, music, library and gym), all of which are attended with their homeroom class. Most special education students are main-streamed into regular academic subjects depending on the student’s ability.

science and art fairs and various assemblies. The PTA also works with the school staff and parents to make school a fun place to be by helping to organize such events as the annual pumpkin lighting, breakfast with Santa, ice cream parties and by providing refreshments for a wide range of school events.

Breakfast Program

The cost of PTA sponsored events comes completely from funds that are raised through an annual fund raising event. In addition to funding special events, PTA money is used to purchase classroom materials, such as music computer program and equipment, that otherwise could not be purchased during a tight school budget.

Waterville Elementary and Jr/Sr High School is participating in a free and reduced breakfast. Breakfast is available daily and provides proper nutrition for your child.

Counseling Part-time staff consisting of the guidance counselor, social worker and school psychologist provide regularly scheduled or crisis counseling for students who are experiencing emotional problems. Students may receive counseling for a limited time or ongoing throughout the school year, depending on the problem and the student’s needs.

Student Council Student Council is made of elected fifth and sixth grade students who meet regularly to plan and organize school activities. The goal of the student council is to promote leadership through decision making. Student Council encourages cooperative learning and gives children a sense of accomplishment and self-esteem as they learn that they can make a difference in their school and community.

PTA The PTA strives to organize and promote activities that bring together parents, teachers, administrators and community members to enrich the learning an social environment for Memorial Park School students. The PTA sponsors events that compliment the school curriculum, such as a reading program that encourages family members to help our students learn the love of reading, noncompetitive

Prize Speaking This contest is open to all third, fourth, fifth and sixth grade students. Each child presents a memorized selection of prose or poetry, approximately 1 to 4 minutes in length, on stage before an audience and panel of judges. First, second and third prizes are awarded by grade level. Contestants are judged on memory, poise, voice, gesture and overall ability to communicate to an audience.


SCHOOL PROGRAMS HOMEWORK HOTLINE

The district has established a telephone communications system that will allow parents direct access to homework assignments for grades 6-12. The telephone number is:

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If there is something that you want to know about school, if something has happened at school that worries you or your child, if there is a misunderstanding, or if you need more information for any reason, see your child’s principal.

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Visit your school. You, as a parent, are not only welcome at school, you are urged to visit. It is highly desirable that you attend the various meetings arranged by the principal and teachers.

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You will also want to know your child’s teacher. If you wish to confer with a teacher, please call the school and make an appointment.

Junior/Senior High School ...................................................................... 841-3888

STUDENT PROGRESS REPORTS

Parents are kept informed of their child’s progress through Progress Reports. These reports will highlight progress or lack of progress in various courses. A Grade Book Report may be sent at any time during the school year and a progress report at regularly scheduled intervals. The report indicates satisfactory performance in a particular school subject, not necessarily a failing report. Parents are encouraged to arrange for interviews with teachers when there are unanswered questions about their child’s progress.

IDEAS FOR HELPING YOUR CHILD WITH HOMEWORK

Parents can do their part to improve homework when they: 1. Cooperate with the school to make homework effective. 2. Provide their children with suitable study conditions (desk or table, lights, books, and supplies.) 3. Reserve a time for homework and turn off the television. 4. Encourage their children, but avoid undue pressure. 5. Show interest in what their children are doing, but do not do the work for them. 6. Understand that the school expects homework to be completed and returned.

GENERAL SUGGESTIONS TO PARENTS 1.

Students are not to bring dangerous or distracting articles to school, such as g u n s , knives, water guns, toys, radios, jewelry, etc.

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Place student identification on articles of certain clothing - especially coats, sneakers, starter jackets, etc.

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The school maintains a lost and found department. Please feel free to investigate if your student loses or misplaces something.

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Your child must have plenty of sleep each night for him/her to do well with school work.

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To leave the school grounds during school hours, students must have permission from the principal’s office (HS/MS).

GUIDANCE SERVICES

The Guidance Department’s functions are many. The counselors’ chief roles are in the areas of personal, education and career counseling. In order to accomplish this, they perform such tasks as pupil scheduling, career information, post-secondary education student and parent orientation programs, referrals for outside services, pupil testing and maintaining pupil records. Each morning the Guidance Department has announcements on the public address system, which are for your benefit. Also, students should review the guidance bulletin board area.

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

Students are selected in their junior year. They must fulfill the following four qualities: Scholarship (having a cumulative grade point average of 87 through the end of the first semester of their third year in high school), Leadership, Service and Character.

DIPLOMA AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

The Waterville Central School District offers a variety of courses and programs designated to meet the needs of all students. All graduating seniors must successfully complete the following program requirements for a New York State Department of Education diploma.

STUDENT PROGRAM LOAD (minimum requirements)

Each full time student must carry the equivalent of six (6) academic units plus physical education, (exclusive of band and chorus.) Seniors who are on work release must be enrolled in a minimum of four (4) courses and may not leave the building before the end of period 5 (11:25 a.m.). If a student decides to leave the building before the end of period 5, he or she will be required to enroll in another course.


JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grade levels. One half unit credit is granted for successful completion of a subject studied one block a day for one full quarter.

Regents Diploma 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

English Social Studies Mathematics Science Health Real World Skills Art or Music Foreign Language* Electives Physical Education

4 units 4 units 3 units 3 units ½ unit ½ unit 1 unit 3 units 1 unit 2 units

*Can substitute 5 units of fine art / music / career and technical education in place of 3 units of foreign language. Upon completion of these units, diplomas will be issued according to the following criteria:

Class of 2012 and beyond – all students must receive a grade of 65 or better on all five Regents exams and will receive a Regents Diploma. Students classified through the committee on Special Education can earn a local diploma by earning grades of 55-64 percent on the required Regents exams or 65 percent of the respective RCT exam. Regents Diploma - students must pass the following Regents exams with a grade of 65 or above, English Language Arts, United States History & Government, Global Studies, or Algebra and Science. Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation - students must pass the following Regents exams with a grade of 65 or above: English Language Arts, United States History & Government, Global Studies, or (Algebra, Geometry, & Algebra II/Trignometry), Life Science, Physical Science, and Foreign Language. Students can replace the Foreign Language requirement with a five-credit sequence in Fine Arts, Music or Technology.

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Passing Grade 9-12 65% for school credit 65% for Regents examinations for Regents Diploma credit For a 1 credit course, students must have a 65% average based on four marking periods and the final exam. For a 1/2 credit course, students must have a passing average based on two marking periods and the final exam. (Solely passing a Regents exam does not grant automatic course credit.)

GUIDANCE INFORMATION The purpose of the Guidance Office is to assist students in their efforts to grow and develop. This assistance might take the following forms: 1. 2. 3.

Personal, social, or academic counseling with students and their peers. Consultation with teachers and parents. Coordination of various resources available to students.

The counselors at Waterville Central School will be as available as possible. The education of your children is important. Please do not hesitate to call! Students have several options after graduating from high school. A student may join the military, may seek employment, or apply for post-secondary training via apprenticeships, two-or four-year college work.

Regents with Advanced Designation with Honors - students must fulfill the Advanced Designation Exam requirement with an average of 90 or above on all Regents exams.

For any of these choices, it is important that students: 1. Know themselves (strengths, weaknesses, and interests). 2. Know your market (what job, branch of the military, or college will get me where I want to go). 3. Narrow your choices (visit those campuses or interview for those jobs most interesting to you). 4. Make your choice.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

While these steps seem overwhelming, there are people available for you to get some answers. Administrators, teachers, counselors and parents are willing and able to help!

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Unit of Credit - One unit of credit is granted for the successful completion of a subject studied one period a day for one full semester. Credit is granted for work done at the ninth,


JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS NEW YORK STATE REGENTS

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS - CLASS OF 2011 AND BEYOND Who are the students in the Waterville Central School District who must meet the new graduation requirements? All students, must pass five (5) Regents exams with a grade of 65 or above and acquire at least twenty-two (22) units of credit in order to obtain a Regents Diploma. For those students with severe disabilities, the IEP diploma will continue as an option. However, students receiving special education services and pursuing regular diplomas will take all required Regents examinations. Graduating Class Required Regents Exam Class of 2012 & Beyond Math Global Studies Science English/Language Arts U.S. History

Grade Taken 8/9/10 10 9/10 11 11

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POST SECONDARY PLANNING

Newsletters will be mailed to students and parents on a regular basis listing events and deadlines that must be met in the college application process. Contact the Guidance Office if you have any questions.

STUDENT COUNCIL

Represents all students in grades 7-12 and gives them a share in the management of their school. Any student in the school may present a request of a project for consideration by presenting this in writing to any member of the council. The faculty and administration will cooperate with the student government officers in every possible way to insure that any and all student government undertakings are worthwhile and successful. The objective of the Student Council is to promote student activities that generate interest and spirit in the school. Additionally, students will be able to experience activities that will foster democratic values, interact with the instructional staff and administration, and provide opportunities for self-government.

EMPLOYMENT CERTIFICATES

The high school office will supervise the issuance of employment certificates to students 14 years of age or over to work in those places of employment that conform to State and Federal rules with respect to the employment of youth. Information about employment certificates, working papers and of the Child Labor Law shall be made available at the Jr/Sr High School Office.

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Each year many of the Waterville students become involved with dozens of activities that are designed to help students grow as people and to add enjoyment to their school years. Students are encouraged to review the activities available and to select the activities based on their interests and the time they have available. If there is sufficient interest in some new activity that is not currently being offered, we will do our best to help students start that activity as has been done in the past.

ORGANIZATIONS AND ACTIVITIES

The following activities are currently available for student participation. All Athletics 7-12 Class Officers 9-12 Color Guard 7-12 Drama Club 9-12 Jazz Band 7-12 Drumline 7-12 Marching Band 7-12 Men’s Ensemble Ski Club 7-12

Model U.N. 9-12 Musicals 7-12 Outdoor Club 8-12 Prize Speaking 9-12 Student Council 7-12 Swing Choir 9-12 Yearbook 7-12 Various after school clubs


HEALTH SERVICES CHILD HEALTH PLUS FOR WORKING FAMILIES

Child Health Plus is a state-subsidized health insurance program for children under the age of 19 who currently have limited or no health insurance. Child Health Plus is for families who do not have access to comparable, comprehensive health coverage, the child must be a New York State resident, under the age of 19 and not to be eligible for Medicaid. Benefits under Child Health Plus include: well-child care, immunizations, emergency care, hospitalization, prescription and non-prescription drugs, vision, dental, speech and hearing services and much more. There are currently no co-payment for services. The three insurance companies who administer Child Health Plus benefits in Oneida and Madison county are: HMO Blue, Kaiser Permanente, and United Health Care. The only differences in the three plans are the providers who participate with each plan and full premium cost. The Mohawk Valley Prenatal Network has been sub-contracted by the New York State HMO Council to provide outreach and education for Child Health Plus Insurance for kids in Oneida County and Family Ties Network in Madison County. For more information, applications and help regarding Child Health Plus eligibility and enrollment, call 1-877-267-6193, the Mohawk Valley Prenatal Network [MVPN] at 315-732-4657, Madison County Health Department at 315-363-5490 or email MVPN at mvpn@borg.com.

EMERGENCY AUTHORIZATION FORMS

Pre-k and kindergarten students are required to see their own Health Care Provider for a physical and booster immunizations prior to the first day of school. The completed physical exam form and updated immunization certificate must be on file in the Health Office prior to the first day of school. Blood Lead Test requirement for Pre-k students: NYS Public Health Law Article 13, Title 10, Section 1370 states that Parents/Guardians must provide proof that their child has had a blood lead test within three months of enrollment.

MEDICATION DURING THE SCHOOL DAY

School policies regarding administration of medication are consistent with procedures established by Educational Law. For students to receive medication (prescription or non-prescription including cough drops and other “over the counter” drugs) during the school day, the following procedures MUST be followed and renewed each year. x x

The parent or legal guardian must submit a written request to the school authorities together with a written request from the prescribing physician indicating the frequency and dosage. The medication must be brought to the school by a responsible adult in the original container labeled with the name of the drug and dosage. Medication should NOT be brought to and from school. Please supply only what is needed during the hours of school and keep the rest at home. Students may NOT carry the medication on themselves.

These forms are important when parents are not available and it is imperative that someone responsible for the child is located. The responsibility for transporting a child in the even of illness or injury lies with the parent or guardian.

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The Health History form must be filled out and signed by the student’s parent/guardian. Your signature authorizes the school authorities to seek emergency medical care for your child, and to share medical information with appropriate staff members on a need-to-know basis.

Unless all procedures are followed, medication CANNOT be administered at school.

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If the above procedures are not followed discipline procedures, as outlined in the school handbook, will be followed.

STUDENT PHYSICALS

The Education Law of New York State requires that each new entrant to the district and students in grades Pre-k , K, 2nd, 4th, 7th, and 10th, must have a physical examination, either by the school doctor or family physician. A vision, hearing, growth and scoliosis screening will be done by the nurse. Parents will receive packets when school starts, or when a student enters the District. This packet includes: permission slip for a physical, health history form, physical exam form, and medication policy. Students can have a physical performed by their own

First Offense Second Offense

A warning and parental notification Parental conference with the building principal

Disciplinary Action (ie: detentions, suspensions) may be taken. If you have any questions or concerns, or if you need forms, please contact the Health Office at 841-3821.

Health Care Provider. A new entrant must have this physical competed within two weeks of entering the District or within one month if transferring from out of state. Physicals at

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Vision Screening is mandated in grades K, 1, 2, 3. 5, 7, and 10.

school are performed by the School Nurse Practitioner. Please read, sign and send the permission slips in as soon as possible. Students will be scheduled for a physical in school per NYS regulation if the permission or completed physical is not received in a timely manner.

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Hearing Screening is mandated in grades K, 1, 3, 5, 7, and 10.

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Scoliosis screening is mandated in grades 5 through 9.

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Height and weight are done with health appraisals and yearly in the elementary school.


HEALTH SERVICES HEALTH/IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS In accordance with statues referencing requirements for students to be immunized, the Waterville Central School District recognizes the necessity of immunization to protect individual students, as well as groups of students, from communicable diseases. In addition, the Waterville Central School District recognizes the importance and responsibility to protect any and all students from contact with individuals who have not been properly immunized and, because of this, may affect the health, safety and welfare of the individual and the student body in general. Pursuant to assuming the responsibility to protect all of its students, the district adopts the following policy/procedures:

Requirements for School Attendance

Beginning September 1, 1990, students entering kindergarten were required to show proof of having received two vaccinations against measles. The first dose must have been received on or after the first birthday and the second after the age of 15 months, but preferably between four and six years of age. There should be at least a three month interval between doses.

After September 1, 1990, anyone entering kindergarten and any student in grades 1-12, who was born on or after January 1, 1985, is required to have two doses of measles vaccine. Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccine is the preferred vaccine for both doses of measles immunization. Students born on or after January 1, 1993, must have the Hepatitis B series of three immunizations prior to entering kindergarten. All children entering seventh grade shall have completed one of the two recommended schedules for immunization against Hepatitis B infections, unless they can show serologic (blood work) evidence of past immunization or prior or current infection with Hepatitis B. Students born on or after January 1, 1994, and entering 6th grade or a comparable level special education program on or after September 1, 2008, are required to provide proof that the student has been immunized for Tdap [Tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis]. Proof of Varicella vaccine immunization or immunity is also required for 6th grade students. Proof of disease requires documentation from the Health Care Provider [separate note from the shot record] or a documented positive blood titer. The above requirements must be on file in the MS Health Office prior to the first day of school. A principal or person in charge of school shall NOT permit a child to be enrolled in school unless a person in parental relationship to the child has furnished the school with appropriate evidence that the child has been properly immunized.

TRANSPORTATION - (841-3787) Busing Rules Riding the bus is a privilege not a right. By observing the following rules, you will not be denied that privilege. 6. Do not smoke. 1. Observe same conduct as in the classroom. 7. Do not be destructive. 2. Be courteous, use no profane language. 8. Stay in your seat. 3. Do not eat or drink on the bus. 9. Keep heads, hands and feet inside the bus. 4. Keep the bus clean. 10. Bus driver is authorized to assign seats. 5. Cooperate with the driver.

Student Conduct on Buses These rules and regulations are established as the process for dealing with student violations of bus rules. The process will be as follows: All students must behave appropriately as passengers of a school bus. Clearly understood and well enforced rules are necessary for the successful management of pupils who ride the buses. Problems of misbehavior on the buses will be handled in the following manner: (Copies of all written disciplinary notices are forwarded to the transportation supervisor and the appropriate building principal). Fighting or physical endangerment - automatic three-day suspension. Major infractions (smoking, illegal substances, weapons) automatic suspension, time to be determined.

Verbal Warning The bus driver should make an attempt to correct any discipline problems by asking the pupil to behave, and, if necessary, to assign seats to certain pupils.

First Written Notice The bus driver will write a �Disciplinary Notice� and inform the student that he/she is being written up. There can be only one write-up per student per trip. Copies of the write-up will be given to the driver, transportation office, the school administrator involved and the parent. The copy given to the driver will describe the action taken.

Second Written Notice The second written notice will follow the same procedure as the first. In addition, a hearing will be scheduled with the parents, building administrator, driver and transportation supervisor. If the parent fails to appear, a summary of the findings will be sent. If warranted, the building principal will suspend bus riding privileges for a maximum of three (3) days.

Third Written Notice The third written notice will follow the same procedure as the first and second and will be reviewed by the Superintendent or designee. If the facts are confirmed, immediate suspension of bus riding privileges is automatic. A hearing must be held with the parents to determine when or if the riding privileges will be reinstated. (The hearing will include appropriate building principal, parents, bus driver, transportation supervisor, and superintendent of schools.)


Your Public Libraries, Check Us Out! WATERVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY

841–4651 Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday 2:00-8:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. www.midyork.org/waterville

CLARK MEMORIAL LIBRARY

Oriskany Falls 821–7850 Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9:30-11:30 a.m., 2:00-5:30 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday 2:00-8:00 p.m. Saturday 9:30-11:30 a.m. (May-Sept. Closed on Saturday) Full selection of books, audios and videos – plus reference assistance and computers for public use!


MISSION STATEMENT The mission of the Waterville Central School District is to prepare each student to be a successful and productive contributor to society.

ALMA MATER In this peaceful little village Where we love to dwell, Stands a part of all its Beauty, School we love so well. Sing of high school, Praise her ever, let this be

WATERVILLE CENTRAL SCHOOL Waterville, New York 13480 Administration Gary J. Lonczak, Superintendent of Schools Steven Murphy, School Business Administrator Matthew St. Peter, Elementary Principal Jon Thummler, Secondary Principal Maureen Gray, Director of Special Programs & Services/Director of Athletics Board of Education Russell Stewart, President Roberta Williams, Vice President Bud Dorr William Lachmann Shana Pughe Susannah Quayle Craig Tilbe

Our Rule. Loyalty through all our School Days. Dear old Waterville.

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