eMail Updates and Reminders February 23 2021

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eNews, Updates and Reminders
February 23 2021

Parents, Guardians and Caretakers,
Thank you for taking the time to complete our survey regarding learning pods.  If you responded that you are interested in having your child participate in one of our learning pods, we will be reaching out to you.  If you have any questions, please reach out to your child’s school.


Parent Portal

 We have made registering for the parent portal much easier.  You can now register online.  Click here to register now.    


What is the Parent Portal?  The Infinite Campus Parent Portal is an information system where you can access your child’s school information such as schedule, attendance, grades, behavior, health updates, assessment scores, report cards and more.  Once you are registered, you can log in here.   If you registered and forgot your login information, click on “forgot password” or “forgot username.”  


Attendance

Please remember that daily school attendance is critical, regardless of whether your child is attending virtually or in-person.  Click here for a chart that shows when you should be concerned and why school attendance matters.  If you have concerns about your child’s attendance or need resources or support, please contact your child’s teacher.  We are here to help and support you.  


Board of Education Meeting

The next Board of Education Meeting is Wednesday, February 24, 7 p.m.  It will be held virtually.  Presentations at Wednesday’s meeting will include:

An overview, findings, and recommendations of a district needs assessment that was completed, upon the request of the board of education.  In October the board adopted ‘areas of priority’ which included a study of personnel/human resources policies and procedures and the district organizational structure.  Capital Region BOCES completed the assessment and will share findings and recommendations.

 An update on the Superintendent Search.

 The meeting agenda is posted on Board Docs

 You can attend the virtual meeting here.

 Username: meet@apps.schenectady.k12.ny.us

 Password: Schenectady2020 (be sure the S is capitalized)

Asynchronous Wednesdays

Following are the dates for upcoming asynchronous Wednesday:

February 24, March 10, March 24, April 14, April 28, May 12, May 26



2021-2022 Pre-Kindergarten

 Please do not mail Pre-K applications for the 2021-2022 School Year yet.  The Pre-K Lottery application for next year will be posted and shared with you by April.  


Summer Enrichment Program

We will soon be opening an idea box regarding the 2021 Summer Enrichment Program.  We are interested in your thoughts and hearing about what you might like to see in the program this summer.  Our goal is to make it the best one yet!  Look for the idea box within the next week.  We will email the link to you as well as post on the homepage of our website.   


Congratulations

Congratulations to Charlie Post, a graduate of Mont Pleasant High School who is an audio engineer nominated for a Grammy for his work on the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s 2019 recording of Shostakovich’s Symphony No 13.   Mr. Post also attended Lincoln Elementary School.  We wish him much luck at the Grammys.   News 10 video interview


Are you in need of food?

Call 518-458-1167 to find out how to access food resources including food pantry deliveries, drive thru pantries, pantry locations, veggie mobile stops and grab-and-go meals for pick up.  You can download the flyer with  more information here


Pantry Events Coming Up

 Thursday, February 25

 Mass food distribution

 SICM

 839 Albany Street

 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.


Wednesday, March 10

 Mass food distribution

 Mt. Carmel Church, 1255 Pleasant Street

 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.


#MaskOn2021

 Creative  Challenge Offers $1,000 Prize for Best Mask-Wearing Message

 BABY B.A.C.K., a Syracuse-based behavioral health service provider, has launched the #MaskOn2021 competition to harness the creative power of kids.  Any New York student in grades K-6 can submit a video of themselves wearing a mask and performing a skit, song, rap, dance, poem - any form of expression -  that encourages others to wear a mask and adhere to CDC guidelines and precautions.  The student who submits the most creative entry will receive a $1,000 prize.  Entries will be accepted until 12:00 a.m. on March 7.   Video entries can be posted on Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #MaskON2021 or submitted online at MaskOn2021.com.  Online submissions require a YouTube or Vimeo link.  Instructions are posted on the website.  The winner will be selected around March 15.  


Please check our website often for updates.  Visit www.schenectady.k12.ny.us


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