ENews Reminders 12/14/2020

Please participate in our survey

How are we doing?  Your feedback will help us improve. 
Each day we work to provide an environment for our students to learn, teachers to teach, employees to work and parents to send their children for an excellent education.  We want to know how we are doing.  Please tell about your experience and how things are going for you by taking a quick survey.  Your input and feedback is important.  The results will be used to let us know what we are doing well and areas where we need to improve.  The survey is anonymous, available in multiple languages, and should only take a few minutes to complete.  It is open through December 21.

PARENTS - Please complete the survey here: https://huron.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e8VljqNOWyHZXRH

STUDENTS - Please complete the survey here:https://huron.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3k5lSSKV6LFpLCt
  
SCSD Employees - Please complete the survey here:  https://huron.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3VDKa9ndYbcSrqd


About “IE” on your child’s report card

What is an IE on my child's report card? An IE stands for “Insufficient Evidence” and is used by a teacher when he or she is not able to assign a reflective grade on your child’s report card. An IE could be the result of barriers such as internet issues, technology issues, or a student not being able to demonstrate growth toward the standards through learning platforms such as Google Meets.  IE’s can also reflect when a student has not turned in mandatory assignments that are needed to calculate the grade or because a student has been absent or ill.

The reason for an IE should be included on your child’s report card. Additionally, you should be notified by your child’s teacher regarding the barriers or issues that led to the IE.

If you have any questions or are not sure why your child received an IE, please contact the teacher by email.  Your child’s teacher will make arrangements to discuss this with you.

Consent for COVID-19 Testing
This is a follow-up reminder that we are seeking parental consent for COVID-19 testing in school.  This is so we have consent on file if our community enters a micro-cluster hotspot, outlined by the governor, that would require testing in order for us to remain open for in-person instruction.   

More information is postedhere.    You can give consent electronicallyhere

Federal Impact Survey -LAST CALL
The Schenectady City School District is entitled to receive Federal Impact Aid funding for students whose parents or guardians meet certain qualifications.

Please clickhereto take a quick three question survey to see if your family qualifies to help us receive this funding.  If you respond “yes” to any of the three questions, you will receive a followup survey in the mail to be completed and returned to us in a postage-paid envelope.  Your responses are confidential and will only be used for this purpose.  

Meals
Keane Elementary School is now a meal pick up site

Keane Elementary School, located at 1252 Albany Street, is now a morning and afternoon meal pick-up location for virtual learners.  

Meals can be picked up on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 9 a.m. or 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. at Keane or Schenectady High School.

Meals can be picked up on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 3:30 -5:30 p.m. at any of the following locations:

Central Park Middle School

Keane Elementary School

Mont Pleasant Middle School

Oneida Middle School

Paige Elementary School

Schenectady High School

Van Corlaer Elementary School

You can pick up your child’s meal from any location regardless of where they attend school. 

Holiday Drive-Thru Pop Up Event
We will be holding a holiday drive-thru pop up event on Monday, December 21 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Yates Elementary School.  Students will receive a holiday treat bag with their lunch and dinner meals.

The pop up event is open to all district students. 

Emergency Early Release
On Wednesday, December 23, we will conduct an annual “Emergency Early Release Drill” which is an exercise of our school emergency management plan.  All hybrid students will be dismissed 15 minutes earlier than usual.  

Dismissal times on December 23 are as follows:

Elementary school:  11:45 a.m.

Middle school and Washington Irving Education Center at SHS:  12:25 p.m.

If your child rides a bus, please expect the bus to arrive at the bus stop earlier than normal.

COVID-19
Thank you for all that you are doing to keep our students and staff safe.  Please continue to follow all safety protocols including:

  • Do not send your child to school if he or she has any symptoms of illness including fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, congestion or runny nose.

  • Always wear a face covering that covers both your mouth and nose anytime you are outside your home or around anyone who lives outside your home.

  • Wash hands with soap and water frequently.  If you cannot use soap and water, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

Let’s work together to keep our school community healthy and safe.


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