General Information

 


DISTRICT BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS ARE MONITORED BY DISTRICT PERSONNEL AND SECURITY CAMERAS.

THERE IS NO EXPECTATION OF PRIVACY WHERE SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS ARE IN USE.

 

ABSENCE PROCEDURE

Absences other than sickness, health treatment, death in the family, religious obligations, and impassable roads are considered illegal.

When a child is absent or tardy, parents are asked to phone the school nurse's office where the child attends. State law requires that every absence from school, legal or illegal, be explained by a written note from a parent or guardian upon the student's return to school. This note should specifically state the date and cause of absence. A dental or doctor's appointment is not usually a reasonable excuse for a whole day's absence unless the child is ill.

Early dismissal from school requires a written excuse from the parent or guardian indicating time, date and reason. All students must be signed out at the security desk.

In the event that a child does not report to school, and a parent or guardian or other designated adult (ex. baby sitter) has not phoned school to advise of the child's absence, the school nurse will begin calls to contact the parent, guardian or responsible adult at home or work. Parents are reminded that a current telephone number where they may be reached during daytime hours must be on file in the school office.

ANNUAL NOTIFICATION OF THE AVAILABILTY OF THE DISTRICT AHERA ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT PLAN

North Warren Central School District has submitted† information regarding asbestos containing building materials in the school district to the† New York State Education Department, in compliance with the Departmentís notification procedures.† †This information is documented in the school districtís Asbestos Management Plan, which consists of documentation that there is no asbestos in the district facilities.†† This is in accordance with the United State Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) of 1987 (40 CFR Part 763).† †This memorandum is intended to fulfill annual notification requirements.† For more information contact the Superintendent at 494-3015.

ATTENDANCE AT SCHOOL

All children of school age in proper physical and mental condition are required to attend school in New York State. Daily attendance is a strong indication of interest in school and a good predictor of school success. Children and youth who are regular in attendance will benefit from continuity of instruction. Making up for days missed is difficult and never as beneficial as experiencing regular instruction. Employers and colleges look to attendance patterns as a strong measure of a student's dependability.

DISTRICT-WIDE SAFETY PLAN

The North Warren Central School District has developed a District-wide Safety Plan as required by New York State Safe Schools Against Violence in Education Act (S.A.V.E. Law).† As required a copy of the plan is submitted to the State Education Department annually, prior to June 30th.† The S.A.V.E. Law requires that each public school district has a comprehensive district-wide safety plan and building-level emergency response plans in place, and that information on emergency procedures be provided to all students, staff and law enforcement agencies.† The district will provide training throughout the year and conduct at least twelve (12) fire drills, as well as an “Early Dismissal” drill to test components of the plan.† Emergency evacuation information is posted in each classroom.† For more information concerning the district-wide safety plan please contact NWCSD Superintendent at (518) 494-3015.

DRIVING TO SCHOOL

Students who drive to school must register with† the Security Monitor.† Permits will be issued when registration is completed.† Students must park in the designated parking lot and the vehicle must display the parking tag.† Students will not remove vehicles from the school parking until the end of the day unless permission is granted from the High School Office. Students must obey all traffic laws and be respectful of requests from faculty and staff to insure the safety of all persons.

Failure to comply with the driving rules will result in immediate suspension of the student's permit. Parking and driving privileges will be denied.

FOSTER CARE LIAISON

Please contact NWCSD Superintendent Michele Gill French at (518) 494-3015.

KINDERGARTEN CENSUS WEEK

The week of February 8, 2016 is Kindergarten Census Week.† If you have a youngster, or know of one, who will be five years old on or before December 1, 2016, please call the school at 494-3015, ext. 704 Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:30 AM and 3:30 PM.

PESTICIDE NEIGHBOR NOTIFICATION

The use of pesticide products may be applied periodically throughout the school year at the North Warren Central School District.† Under the Pesticide Neighbor Notification Law the District is required to maintain a list of parents/guardians, and school staff that wish to receive 48 hour advanced written notice of an actual pesticide application in the facilities or on school grounds.† You may register for 48-hour notification or obtain additional information on the Pesticide Neighbor Notification Law by contacting the Superintendentís Office between the hours of 8:30 AM and 3:00 PM at 494-3015.

 

STUDENT RECORDS

Each year we like to remind parents that you have the following rights according to Section 99.7 of the Family Rights and Privacy Act of 1974:

  • The right to inspect and review your child's educational records.
  • The right to exercise a limited control over other people's access to your child's educational records.
  • The right to seek to correct your child's educational records, in a hearing, if necessary.
  • The right to file a complaint with the United States Department of Education, Washington, DC, if we should fail to comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Regulations.

A copy of our district's Student Records Policy may be obtained in the Main Office. If you have any questions in reference to any of the above items, please call 494-3015.

TESTING - ASSESSMENTS

All states that receive federal funding are required to test all students in Grades 3 through 8 in English Language Arts and Mathematics. These tests are aligned to the New York State Learning Standards. The New York State testing program is used to determine that schools are making adequate yearly progress in achieving state standards.

Grades 3-8: English Language Arts and Mathematics
Grade 4 & 8: Science

Students who do not perform satisfactorily on these New York State Assessments are required to receive extra help.

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