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 AVAILABILITY 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 District Management Plan, which consists of documentation from the architectural firm who designed and oversaw the construction of district facilities that no known asbestos containing building materials were used. 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.

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

If you have a youngster, or know of one, who will be five years old on or before December 1, 2022, 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.

STUDENT ASSESSMENTS

All states that receive federal funding are required to test all students in Grades 3 through 8. These assessments are aligned to the New York State Learning Standards. This testing program is used to determine if schools are making adequate yearly progress in achieving state standards. This information is also important to identify strengths and areas in need of improvement for students. In addition to universal screening and local school assessments, this data is used to determine if other interventions/supports are needed for students.

Assessments are given to students at the following grade levels:

Grades 3 - 8: English Language Arts and Mathematics

Grade 4 & 8: Science

For more information, visit the NYS Education Department Website.