October 30, 2014 - New York State Education Department requires that all school districts conduct annual drills to prepare for the evacuation of students and staff in case of an emergency. As part of our district-wide safety plan, The Hoosic Valley Central School will be conducting the Emergency Go Home drill on Monday, November 10th.
Parents who wish to pick up their children at dismissal may do so, but they must be at school by 1:40 pm. The SACC program will run as usual on this day. Students who attend the SACC program will evacuate with the rest of the students and then return to the elementary school after the drill is over.
arents, it is so important that we have written notices about bus changes, absences, early dismissals and other situation that will change how or when you student gets to school or delivered back home. It may be easier to use our Parent Communication Form to send in these important messages. You can either print out the blank form and complete or fill out online, print, sign and send in to school. Remember, we need absence notes within five days of the students return for the absence to count as a legal absence.
As part of Race to the Top, New York State has adopted the Common Core Standards. These standards define the knowledge and skills students should have throughout their academic career here at Hoosic Valley.
Use the links below to learn more about these standards and the impact on our classrooms.
The elementary school has a school store available for students to pick up pens, pencils and some special supplies. The store will open October 7th and be located outside the Elementary Main Office. Store hours are Monday through Friday 8:05 – 8:20, 11:40 – 12:10 and Fridays 1:00 – 1:30. Click here to check our some of our new items.
The school store offers our sixth graders the opportunity to "run" a business. They have to manage their inventory, work with customers and make a profit! The money they earn helps offset the sixth grade end of year field trips.
Elementary School Behavioral Expectations
We have all worked diligently to decrease bullying in our district. The recent Dignity for All Students Act now requires many of the steps we have taken. We are currently working on the establishment of “school-wide expectations”, which is a key step in building a comprehensive bullying prevention program.The expectations that were chosen by students and staff are: Be Responsible, Be Ready to Learn, Be Respectful and Use Self-Control. Click here to read more about our expectations
DID YOU KNOW HELP IS AVAILABLE?
If you share housing with relatives, friends or others because you lost your housing or have nowhere else to go, you may be covered under the McKinney-Vento Act. Students covered under the Act have the right to stay in the same school and get transportation to school, or immediately enroll in the local school.
PTO is excited to announce that they are partnering with CapCom Federal Credit Union to once again offer school banking to our students in grades K-6. Besides saving, CapCom offers rewards to students with their Great Grades and Reading Program. If you have used school banking in the past you'll have to transfer your account, please check out the CapCom website for more info on account creation, transfers and promotions.
The bank will be open every Friday from 8:15 – 8:45 am in the library. PTO is looking for volunteers to help our students become savers. If you can help out from 8 - 9 once a month on Fridays please contact Becky Calhoun or a PTO Officer.
Schaghticoke, NY 12154