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CCSD 2023-2024 Calendar & Parent Guide

CCSD 2023-2024 Calendar & Parent Guide

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CAZENOCAZENOVIA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICTVIA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT 2023-2024 BOARD OF EDUCATION A Trad椀琀i漀渀 of Exce氀氀ence & Equ椀琀y President 31 Emory Ave., Cazenovia, N.Y. 13035-1098 Mrs. JoAnne Race  ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀jrace@caz ⸀cnyric ⸀org District of昀椀ce: (315) 655-1317 Vice President Fax: (315) 655-1375 Mrs. Meghan Kelly  ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀mekelly@caz ⸀cnyric ⸀org Website: www.cazenoviacsd.com Ms. Judith Hight  ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀jhight@caz ⸀cnyric ⸀org CENTRAL OFFICE STAFF: Mr. Ronald Luteran  ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀rluteran@caz ⸀cnyric ⸀org Mr. Christopher DiFulvio  ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ Superintendent of Schools Mr. David Mehlbaum  ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀dmehlbaum@caz ⸀cnyric ⸀org Mrs. Emily Ayres  ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ Executive Asst. to the District Of昀椀ce & District Clerk Ms. Jennifer Parmalee  ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀jparmalee@caz ⸀cnyric ⸀org Mr. Thomas Finnerty  ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ Assistant Superintendent for Business Dr. Jan Woodworth  ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ jwoodworth@caz ⸀cnyric ⸀org Mr. Kevin Linck  ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀Asst. Superintendent of Instruction, Equity & Personnel Mrs. Donna Meyers  ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀District Treasurer MEETINGS will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the district of昀椀ce, located Mrs. Victoria Galek  ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀Payroll & Bene昀椀ts Coordinator inside Cazenovia Middle School, on the following dates: 7/3/23 Mrs. Donna Kiselica  ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀Purchasing & Accounts Payables (Organizational), 8/14, 9/18, 10/16, 11/20, 12/18, 1/16/24, 2/12, Mrs. Julie Mattina  ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀School Tax Collector 3/18, 4/15, 5/14 (Budget Hearing), 5/21 (Budget Vote) and 6/17 ⸀ Mrs. Micael Speirs  ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀Director of Special Education Mrs. Helen Curtis  ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ Internal Claims Auditor FOR MORE INFORMATION: www ⸀cazenoviacsd ⸀com/board Mrs. Shannon Corlis  ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀Business Of昀椀ce Clerk Mrs. Karen Brouillette  ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀Transportation Supervisor Mr. Eric Benedict  ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ Director of Facilities COMMUNITY FORUMS: Mr. Mike Byrnes  ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀Coordinator of Athletics & Communications At various times during the school year, the District’s superintendent and Board Mrs. Jennifer Raux  ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀Director of Instructional Technology of Education may set aside special sessions for parents, alumni and other district BUILDING PRINCIPALS: residents to participate in open forums that are deigned to gather feedback from the Mrs. Cristina Knapp  ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ Principal, Burton Street Elementary School greater school community ⸀ Ms. Amy Getman-Herringshaw  ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀Principal, Cazenovia Middle School Please look for future announcements during the school year on the CCSD website, Facebook, Twitter, Peachjar and in the “Cazenovia Republican” as to when community Mrs. Molly Hagan  ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀Principal, Cazenovia High School forums are scheduled ⸀ Mr. Chris Bubble  ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ ⸀Assistant Principal, Cazenovia High School OUR MISSION NOTE: We nurture every student’s maximum personal, intellectual, and civic potential The information provided in the school calendar is based on the best information in a safe and stimulating environment for all that fosters creativity, innovation, available at the time of publication ⸀ Information, dates and times are subject to and readiness for a dynamic world. change. Consult your child’s school of昀椀ce, ParentSquare, Peachjar 昀氀iers or the District website www ⸀cazenoviacsd ⸀com for the most up-to-date information ⸀

CAZENOVIA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT PARENT/GUARDIAN GUIDE 2023-2024 2 DISTRICT INFORMATION CAZENOVIA PTA AND PTSA: TEXTBOOKS, LIBRARY BOOKS: Cazenovia Central School District is a member of the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA), Textbooks and library books are provided for pupils in accordance with NYS Education Law. These books the largest volunteer association in America. PTA works for the education, health and safety of all remain the property of the school district and they are loaned to pupils with the understanding that pupils children. Cazenovia has three separate PTA organizations within the District. are responsible for the reasonable care and safe return of any texts or library books they borrow. Lost or Burton Street PTA and the Cazenovia Middle School PTA are PTA organizations, and the Cazenovia damaged books will be paid for by the students to whom they were loaned. High School is a Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA), which promotes student membership CAZENOVIA ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION: and leadership. The Cazenovia Athletic Association supports and promotes the athletic programs of the Cazenovia Central School The mission of our PTA program is to support and speak on behalf of children and youth in schools, District. Annual membership forms are available through FamilyID and CazLakers.com. to assist parents in developing skills they need to raise and protect their children, and to encourage parent and public involvement in the public schools. Please join us and have a voice. The CAA Of昀椀cers are Co-President: Ben Reilley, Co-President: Kate Ducey, Vice President, Pamela Prior, Secretary, Jessica Colby, Treasurer, Lorraine Lawson, and District Advisor, Mike Byrnes. The CAA is recruiting new leaders and Burton Street PTA Of昀椀cers: volunteers. Contact Mr. Byrnes for assistance. [email protected] President: TBD Secretary: Lindsey Henning EARLY SCHOOL CLOSING: Vice President: Jaci Korver Of昀椀cer at Large: Amanda Traynor If it should be necessary to close school before the usual time, it is important for your child to know what Treasurer: Beth Alton Teacher Liaison: Katie McGinnis to do. This is especially important if both parents work and there is no one to look after your child if there is an early dismissal. Please discuss this possibility with your child. All after school activities are canceled Middle School PTA Of昀椀cers: when school is dismissed early. [email protected] President: Colleen Fox Treasurer: TBD NOTIFICATION OF TEACHER QUALIFICATIONS: Vice President: TBD Secretary: TBD In accordance with the No Child Left Behind Act, parents are entitled to information regarding the Cazenovia High School PTSA: professional quali昀椀cations of their child’s classroom teacher. You may receive information by contacting [email protected] Treasurer: Debora Millson your principal. President: Kathleen Benedict Secretary: Mary Kate Gutierrez The information will include: Vice President: Kimberly Richardson • whether the teacher has met NYS certi昀椀cation requirements for the grade levels and the subject areas in Vice President: Emily Benedict which he/she provides instruction; [email protected] • whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional conditions by which NYS PUBLIC NOTICE OF FREE LUNCH PROGRAM: certi昀椀cation requirements have been waived; In accordance with the National School Lunch Act governing schools participating in the National • the baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate certi昀椀cation or degree held by the teacher, and the 昀椀eld of discipline of the certi昀椀cation or degree; and Lunch Program, CCSD will provide free lunches for students from quali昀椀ed families. It is required • whether the child is provided services by teacher assistants and, if so, the teacher assistants’ quali昀椀cations. that such notice be sent out to all families of school children in the district. Application forms for free meals will be mailed to all families with school children in the district. ART APPRECIATION: The forms are available at all the school of昀椀ces and online. Quali昀椀ed families must apply each Cazenovia is fortunate to have one of the 昀椀nest art departments in Central NY. This year’s calendar year for free meals even if they have participated during the previous school year. Forms should features works created by the artists of Burton Street Elementary School, under the direction of art teacher, be returned to the school district treasurer as soon as possible. Forms will be made available to students new to the district at the time of registration. Mrs. Jennifer Facteau.

CAZENOVIA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT PARENT/GUARDIAN GUIDE 2023-2024 3 SNOW DAYS: DIGNITY FOR ALL STUDENTS ACT: If snow has fallen heavily during the night and you wonder if schools will be open or closed, turn on The Board of Education recognizes that teaching students respect, civility and understanding toward the television and watch one of the following stations: Channel 3, Channel 5, or Channel 9. All local others, as well as the practice and reinforcement of appropriate behavior and values of our society, is an broadcasters have the news by 6 a.m. Local news channel websites and some radio stations are good important function of the Cazenovia Central School District. resources. The District will send out an alert via ParentSquare. The district website and social media Cazenovia CSD wishes to foster an environment in which students exhibit behavior that promotes positive platforms (Facebook and Twitter) will also provide early updates. educational practices, allows students to grow socially and academically, and encourages healthy dialogue ATTENDANCE: in respectful ways. By presenting teachers and staff as positive role models, the district stresses positive communication and discourages disrespectful treatment. All school-age children in New York State in proper physical and mental condition are required to attend school. The following are legal reasons for being absent: personal illness; illness The Dignity Act policy is not intended to deprive and/or restrict any student of his/her right to freedom of or death in the family; required court appearance; remedial health treatment (doctor or dentist); expression. Rather, it seeks to maintain, to the extent possible and reasonable, a safe, harassment-free and religious observance; pre-approved or pre-validated college visit; impassable roads or severe educationally conducive environment for all students and staff. weather; approved cooperative work program; road test for drivers license (but not all day). Furthermore, the district shall ensure that the course of instruction in grades K through 12 includes a It is required by state law that every absence, excused or unexcused, be explained by a component on civility, citizenship and character education in accordance with Education Law. Character written note from home, signed by the parent, upon the student’s return to school. The note education is the deliberate effort to help students understand, care about and act upon core ethical values. should speci昀椀cally state the date and cause of absence. Burton Street Elementary, Cazenovia Middle School and Cazenovia High School each have a designated ABSENCES: Dignity Act coordinator. These coordinators have been trained to handle human relations in the areas of 1. For middle and elementary school students, please call the Health Of昀椀ce of your child’s school in race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, the morning if your child is absent. gender (identity or expression) and sex. 2. A written excuse from the parent/guardian giving the child’s name, date of absence, and speci昀椀c DIGNITY ACT COORDINATORS: reason for the absence is required the day the child returns to school. Elementary: Mrs. Cristina Knapp [email protected], (315) 655-1325 3. Please report any communicable diseases to the school nurse immediately Middle School: Ms. Amy Getman-Herringshaw. . . . . . . . . . . . . . [email protected], (315) 655-1324 (i.e. “strep” throat, COVID-19, chicken pox, head lice, etc.) High School: Mrs. Molly Hagan [email protected], (315) 655-1314 4. A student, absent for 昀椀ve or more days, will be asked to present a doctor’s note to verify re-admittance and note any restrictions the student might have. CONSENT FOR USE OF PHOTOGRAPHS/VIDEOS: 5. Any middle or high school student arriving tardy to school as a result of a health appointment must Throughout the school year, photographs or video might be taken of students for use in district-produced provide a doctor’s note that day to be eligible for extracurricular activities, including athletics. publications and videos or by the news media. If you do not wish your child to be photographed or STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS: Cazenovia Central School District provides programs and services for students who have videotaped, please indicate this, in writing, to your child’s school. special needs. Usually these needs are related to learning basic skill areas (e.g. reading, mathematics, writing). Each building has teachers who are trained to help these students and to assist these students’ other teachers. In addition, the district employs specialists (a school psychologist, a speech/ language therapist, an occupational therapist, and a physical therapist), who provide services to help students with learning related differences. The overall objective is to help each student to utilize his or her potential ability and to learn to the maximum extent possible. Parents who would like more information about special services or the Committee on Special Education should contact the principal of the school that their child attends.

CAZENOVIA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT PARENT/GUARDIAN GUIDE 2023-2024 4 FERPA: ACCESS TO STUDENT RECORDS: ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT PLAN: Notice is hereby given to residents of the Cazenovia Central School District that the school regularly In accordance with the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) of 1987, Cazenovia Central collects information on students and maintains this material in student records. Pursuant to the School District’s facilities have been inspected and response actions are planned to ensure a continued Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), parents of district children and safe environment for our students and employees. An update of the district’s management plan was students over 18 years of age have a right to inspect and review any and all of昀椀cial records, 昀椀les, completed in 2022. The triennial review and inspection was completed in 2022. Copies of the district’s and data directly related to their children or themselves, including all material that is incorporated asbestos inspection report (and lead testing results) may be inspected during normal of昀椀ce hours in the into each folder intended for school use or to be available to parties outside the school system; Business Of昀椀ce at 31 Emory Ave., by prior appointment. and speci昀椀cally including but not necessarily limited to: identifying data, academic work Please contact the Business Of昀椀ce at (315) 655-1340. completed, level of achievement, attendance data, scores on standardized tests, health data, family PEST MANAGEMENT: background information, teacher or counselor ratings and observations, and veri昀椀ed reports of New York State Education Law Section 409-H requires all public and non-public elementary and secondary serious or recurring behavior patterns. Requests to review of昀椀cial records must be in writing to the building principal or superintendent of schools. schools to provide written noti昀椀cation to all persons in parental relation, faculty, and staff who wish to In addition, parents of a student under 18 have the right to request a correction of any information receive 48-hour prior written noti昀椀cation of certain pesticide applications. If you would like to receive 48- contained in the student record that they believe to be in error, misleading or otherwise hour prior noti昀椀cation of pesticide applications that are scheduled to occur in your school, please complete inappropriate. the form provided on the CCSD Website. For further information on these requirements, please contact the district’s Integrated Pest Management Parents also have the opportunity to forbid their child’s participation in any survey that reveals information on certain types of personal behavior or political beliefs. Program Leader by calling the Business Of昀椀ce at (315) 655-1340 to be assisted. Parents also have the opportunity to exclude their child from any activities in which personal FIRE INSPECTION REPORT POLICY: information will be gathered from students and used for marketing purposes. Notice is hereby given that the annual inspection for 2023 of structures within the Cazenovia Central School District for 昀椀re hazards, which might endanger the lives of students, teachers, and employees Such requests shall be 昀椀led in writing with the principal of the school having the record with a copy therein, has been completed. sent to the superintendent. In the event such a request is denied, the interested parties have the Structures inspected include all buildings owned by the district. The report is available for review by all right to appeal to the superintendent for a hearing. Parents, guardians, or eligible students may: 1. 昀椀le a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education alleging failure of the district to interested persons by contacting the Facilities Department at (315) 655-5354. comply with FERPA and its regulations; and USE OF SCHOOL FACILITIES: 2. obtain copies of this policy and the locations where copies may be obtained. All use of school buildings and grounds will be recorded and available to view through ML Schedules at CODE OF CONDUCT: the school website. Approved use of outdoor athletic facilities is organized by the Coordinator of Athletics. The Cazenovia Board of Education is committed to providing a safe and orderly learning All other facility use is approved by the Director of Facilities. Community groups may request the use of environment in which students may receive – and Cazenovia school personnel may deliver – facilities by following directions on our website. If you do not have internet access, please call the Business Of昀椀ce at (315) 655-1340 for assistance. Two weeks notice is appreciated for all facility use requests. quality educational services without disruption or interference. Responsible behavior by students, Insurance is required. Outside groups may be charged at rates set by the Board of Education at its annual teachers, other Cazenovia Central School District personnel, parents and other visitors is essential organizational meeting in July. to achieving this goal. To this end, the Board of Education has adopted a district Code of Conduct. The code applies to all students, school personnel, parents and other visitors when on Cazenovia Central School District property or attending a Cazenovia school function. Copies of the code of conduct are available in the district of昀椀ce and on the school website.

CAZENOVIA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT PARENT/GUARDIAN GUIDE 2023-2024 5 RELEASE OF STUDENT INFORMATION TO BMI REPORTING POLICY: New York State requires schools to track each student’s Body Mass Index (BMI) and weight status category MILITARY RECRUITERS: as part of school health examinations. Every year, the NYS Department of Health will survey some schools As part of the No Child Left Behind Act, military recruiters and institutions of higher learning have for the number of pupils in each of six possible weight status categories. If Cazenovia is surveyed by the access to secondary students’ directory and public relations information. Directory and public state, the district will share summary group data only, not individual names or information. Parents who relations information means name, address, telephone number, date and participation in activities wish to exclude their child’s data from such group calculations must contact the child’s school nurse. recognized as of昀椀cial student organizations, and other similar information already a matter of public knowledge in the school community. HEALTH INFORMATION PRIVACY: A high school student or parent may ask that the district not release such information without prior Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), some districts or schools may be written parental consent. a “covered entity”. If a district or school (or person within that school, i.e. the school nurse) is included in Student records other than directory and public relations information, and any material contained the “covered entity” category, then the district must provide notice of its privacy practices with regard to therein that is personally identi昀椀able, are con昀椀dential and may not be released or made available protected health information. to persons other than parents or students without prior written consent of such parents or student. HOMELESS STUDENTS POLICY: There are exceptions to this rule such as other school employees and of昀椀cials, and certain state and As required by No Child Left Behind, all districts have responsibilities to homeless students in the district. federal of昀椀cials who have a legitimate educational need for access to such records in the course of In order to serve these students, each district must appoint a liaison for homeless children that are their employment. This directory information is exempt from the provisions of the Privacy Act and may be made public currently residing within a district. The liaison must 昀椀rst identify these students and, to aid in doing so, without written consent of parent or student. This includes publication on the district website. post noti昀椀cationsregarding educational services and contact information at places where the parents However, students 18 and over or the parents or guardians of students of any age can request of homeless students will see it. These locations can include, but are not limited to, homeless shelters, that the school not make directory information available. Those requests will be honored. Please medical clinics, post of昀椀ces and local social service of昀椀ces. The Director of Pupil Personnel Services is the liaison for Cazenovia Central School District. send a letter to the Superintendent of Schools for Cazenovia Central School District, 31 Emory Ave., Cazenovia, N.Y. 13035. IDLING SCHOOL BUSES ON SCHOOL GROUNDS: STUDENT PRIVACY POLICY: New York Codes, Rules and Regulations require that the engine of a bus or truck powered by diesel fuel shall not idle for more than 昀椀ve consecutive minutes when the bus or truck is not in motion except when The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) to the federal Family Educational Rights and a bus or truck is forced to maintain motionless because of the traf昀椀c conditions over which the operator Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents certain rights regarding district surveys, collection and use of information for marketing purposes, and certain physical exams. Parents may exercise their right to thereof has no control or when state regulations require the maintenance of a speci昀椀c temperature for excuse their child from participating in any survey created by a third party (before it is distributed passenger comfort. to students) and questionnaires intended to collect personal information from students for marketing purposes. NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY: Cazenovia Central School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, religion, creed, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, race, or sex regarding its educational or employment practices. Inquiries concerning this policy of equal opportunity and questions on grievance procedures should be referred to the Superintendent of Schools, Cazenovia Central Schools, 31 Emory Ave, Cazenovia, NY 13035, (315) 655-1317.

CAZENOVIA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT PARENT/GUARDIAN GUIDE 2023-2024 6 TRANSPORTATION STUDENT REMINDERS: OFFICE (315) 655-1326 • Be 15 feet away, ready and waiting at the bus stop when the bus arrives. • Wait for the bus to come to a complete stop. Wait for the crossing signal from the driver before moving toward the bus. The Transportation Department consists of Bus Drivers, Attendants, Mechanics and the of昀椀ce staff: Kim • Students should remain seated whenever the bus is moving. All buses have seat belts, available for student use. Nowak, Of昀椀ce Assistant, and Karen Brouillette, Transportation Supervisor. Throughout the school year • Students should talk quietly. the staff takes part in workshops, refreshers, annual reviews, medical examinations and random drug testing. We are committed to the safe transportation to and from school every day for every student. • Manageably sized backpacks are recommended. We wish you a healthy and happy school year. • Eating and drinking on the bus is not permitted. SCHOOL BUS SERVICE FOR 2023-2024 SCHOOL OPENING: • Problems should be reported to the driver, building principal, teacher or parent. Students should not try to • School buses will operate on Thursday, September 7, 2023 for students in grades UPK-12. handle problems themselves. • Bus route information will be shared with families prior to the 昀椀rst day of school. • Drivers may assign seats. Drivers may issue student conduct reports. • Buses traveling to non-public schools and BOCES will operate according to the school calendar for PARENT REMINDERS each school. • Day care information should be in place by August 1st. This information must be renewed each school year. It is helpful to correct this information prior to the 昀椀rst day of school to ensure your child is on the correct bus. SAFETY AT THE BUS STOP: • Eating and drinking on the school bus are not allowed due to the danger of choking and risk to those with • Younger children and pets should be kept clear of the bus stop. The full attention of the driver food allergies. • Live pets, even when caged, are not allowed on the buses. No glass items of any kind are permitted. Skateboards, and students is necessary. sleds, ice skates, snowboards and scooters should be transported by parents, as these items may cause injury to • Parents or caregivers of younger students should be visible at the time students are dropped off. passengers. • UPK and Kindergarten students must be dropped off to an adult. • Backpacks should be used to help keep items together and be of a size that can be easily and safely managed • Students should move 15 feet away from the bus. by the child. • Students should never cross behind the bus or try to get on from behind the bus. • Large musical instruments, large athletic bags and fragile projects may need to be transported by parents, due • Students should follow the safe crossing procedures explained by the school bus driver. to limited space. • All students will participate in a school bus evacuation and safety drill during the 昀椀rst seven days of school and at LATE BUS ROUTES: least two other times during the school year. • Students participating in after-school activities need a late bus pass from the teacher/coach to ride • Belongings should be marked with the student name and the school attending. a late bus. • All changes should be in writing to the school. Bus passes will be issued for all bus changes. Verbal requests from students must be veri昀椀ed. • Late buses leave from the Middle School bus circle. • Every effort should be made to call before 1 p.m. with any changes for the afternoon schedule for your child. SCHOOL CLOSINGS OR DELAYS: • Afternoon bus routes will only transport your child to home or to daycare. • Any day school is closed due to adverse weather conditions no buses will run. On days when • Transportation will not be provided for play dates, lessons, work or parties. school is delayed, weather permitting, the afternoon schedule will resume. The radio, television • Please communicate with our of昀椀ce in a timely manner if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s transportation needs. and the internet will provide up-to-date information. Transportation Supervisor, Karen Brouillette, [email protected]

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CAZENOVIA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT PARENT/GUARDIAN GUIDE 2023-2024 SEPTEMBER 2023 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday AUGUST OCTOBER Check out our full 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 listing of CCSD events 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 on our website. 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 27 28 29 30 31 29 30 31 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Staff Development Staff Development First Day of School for Students Labor Day 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Patriot Day Rosh Hashanah Rosh Hashanah begins at sunset 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 BOE Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Rosh Hashanah 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Staff Development Yom Kippur Yom Kippur No School begins at sunset

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CAZENOVIA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT PARENT/GUARDIAN GUIDE 2023-2024 OCTOBER 2023 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Indigenous Peoples’ Day No School 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 BOE Meeting, 6:30 p.m. 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Check out our full SEPTEMBER NOVEMBER listing of CCSD events 1 2 1 2 3 4 on our website. 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 26 27 28 29 30

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CAZENOVIA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT PARENT/GUARDIAN GUIDE 2023-2024 NOVEMBER 2023 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday OCTOBER DECEMBER Check out our full 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 listing of CCSD events 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 on our website. 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 29 30 31 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Daylight Savings Veterans Day Time ends Election Day No School 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 BOE Meeting, Parent - Teacher 6:30 p.m. Conferences Thanksgiving Day 1/2 Day for Students Thanksgiving Break – No School 26 27 28 29 30

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CAZENOVIA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT PARENT/GUARDIAN GUIDE 2023-2024 DECEMBER 2023 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday NOVEMBER JANUARY Check out our full 1 2 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 listing of CCSD events 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 on our website. 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 26 27 28 29 30 28 29 30 31 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Hanukkah 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Hanukkah ends 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 BOE Meeting, 6:30 p.m. 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Christmas Eve Christmas Day Kawanza begins New Year’s Eve Holiday Recess - No School

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CAZENOVIA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT PARENT/GUARDIAN GUIDE 2023-2024 JANUARY 2024 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 5 6 Kwanzaa ends New Years Day Holiday Recess - No School 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 BOE Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Day No School 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Regents Exams 28 29 30 31 Check out our full DECEMBER FEBRUARY listing of CCSD events 1 2 1 2 3 on our website. 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 25 26 27 28 29 31

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CAZENOVIA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT PARENT/GUARDIAN GUIDE 2023-2024 FEBRUARY 2024 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday JANUARY MARCH Check out our full 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 listing of CCSD events 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 on our website. 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 28 29 30 31 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Groundhog Day 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Staff Development BOE Meeting, 6:30 p.m. 1/2 Day for Students Valentine’s Day 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 President’s Day Winter Recess - No School 25 26 27 28 29

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CAZENOVIA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT PARENT/GUARDIAN GUIDE 2023-2024 MARCH 2024 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday FEBRUARY APRIL Check out our full 1 2 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 listing of CCSD events 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 on our website. 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 25 26 27 28 29 28 29 30 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Parent-Teacher Conferences Daylight Savings 1/2 Day for Students Time Begins 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 BOE Meeting, 6:30 p.m. St. Patrick’s Day 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Palm Sunday Staff Development Good Friday Easter No School

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CAZENOVIA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT PARENT/GUARDIAN GUIDE 2023-2024 APRIL 2024 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 5 6 In the event the district uses more snow days than allocated, this day may become a student instructional day ⸀ No School 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Grades 3-8 NYS Assessment Days 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 BOE Meeting, 6:30 p.m. 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Earth Day Spring Recess - No School 28 29 30 Check out our full MARCH MAY listing of CCSD events 1 2 1 2 3 4 on our website. 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 26 27 28 29 30 31 31

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CAZENOVIA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT PARENT/GUARDIAN GUIDE 2023-2024 MAY 2024 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday APRIL JUNE Check out our full 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 listing of CCSD events 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 on our website. 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 28 29 30 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Grades 3-8 NYS Assessment Days 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Budget Hearing, 6:30 p.m. Mother’s Day 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 BOE Meeting, In the event the district uses more snow days 6:30 p.m. than allocated, this day Budget Vote & BOE Election may become a student instructional day ⸀ 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. No School 26 27 28 29 30 31 Memorial Day No School

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CAZENOVIA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT PARENT/GUARDIAN GUIDE 2023-2024 JUNE 2024 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday MAY JULY Check out our full 1 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 listing of CCSD events 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 on our website. 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 26 27 28 29 30 31 28 29 30 31 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Regents Exams 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Regents Exams 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 BOE Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Juneteenth Father’s Day Regents Exams No School Regents Exams 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Last day for students Summer Break Begins Regents Exams 1/2 Day for Students 1/2 Day for Students

CAZENOVIA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT PARENT/GUARDIAN GUIDE 2023-2024 JULY 2024 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 5 6 Independence Day School Buildings Closed 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Check out our full JUNE AUGUST listing of CCSD events 1 1 2 3 on our website. 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 30

CAZENOVIA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT PARENT/GUARDIAN GUIDE 2023-2024 AUGUST 2024 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday JULY SEPTEMBER Check out our full 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 listing of CCSD events 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 on our website. 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 28 29 30 31 29 30 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

CAZENOVIA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT PARENT/GUARDIAN GUIDE 2023-2024 7 BURTON STREET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 37 Burton Street, Cazenovia, NY 13035 (315) 655-1325 Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday Principal: Mrs. Cristina Knapp, [email protected] STAFF DIRECTORY: UPK Special Education School Psychologist Mrs. King PARENT/GUARDIAN-TEACHER CONFERENCES: Mrs. Bailey Mrs. Brink Mrs. Wight Mrs. Kogut Miss Ryan Mrs. Carkey Speech Therapist Mrs. Marsland Parent/guardian-teacher conferences are an important and valuable part of pupil reporting procedures Kindergarten Mrs. Desmond Mrs. Stevens Mrs. Melvin in our schools. At least two parent-teacher conferences are scheduled yearly for each child in Mrs. Allen Art Mrs. Saya (Part-Time) Mrs. Ryan kindergarten through fourth grade, with one expected to be in-person or video conference. Mrs. Fowler Mrs. Facteau Mrs. Snyder Parent/guardian-teacher conferences offer a valuable exchange of important information, which can Mrs. Maggio Occupational Custodians help both parties have a better understanding of the child, their abilities and needs, the experiences ENL Therapist Mr. Nieman Mrs. Comeau Miss Bushey Mr. Marris that have formed the child’s background to date, and the aspirations that will form their educational Miss Ward Mr. Tedesco experience in the future. Grade 1 Library Media Physical Therapist Mr. White Please plan to keep the conference schedule as determined by the classroom teacher. If you are unable Mrs. Meagher Specialist Mrs. Frazee (Part-Time) Monitors to keep your appointment, kindly notify the school as soon as possible. Another appointment will Mrs. Morgan Mrs. McGinnis Mrs. Linck (Part-Time) Mrs. Bushneck be arranged. To the greatest degree possible, please make arrangements to come to the conference Miss Ristau School Nurse School Secretary Mrs. Duby without the child or other children, as to reduce distractions and best utilize time. Before attending the Mrs. Rutkey Mrs. Fuller, RN Mrs. Marsch Mrs. Garber conference, you might 昀椀nd it helpful to make a list of the things you wish to discuss with the teacher. Mrs. Smith Physical Education Mrs. Richer Mrs. Goodfellow KINDERGARTEN ELIGIBILITY: Grade 2 Mr. Condon Computer Services Mrs. Graham Mr. Prenoveau Technician Mrs. Proctor Children who will be 5 years old on or before Dec. 1, 2023, are eligible to attend kindergarten during Mrs. Condon Mrs. Chiarello Mrs. Wheeler the 2024-2025 school year. At the kindergarten registration time in March 2024 an appointment will Mrs. Dawson Reading Center be made for each child to be screened. Mrs. Kielbasinski Mrs. Cattadoris Computer Support School Resource It is a requirement for all public schools in New York state to screen all new entrants to determine those Mrs. Rightmyre Mrs. Denton Specialist Of昀椀cer students who may be gifted or who might possibly have special needs. The screening is a preliminary Grade 3 Mrs. Fey Miss Emmons Mr. Stala method of distinguishing such students from the general population. Mrs. Burry Mrs. Lenning Aides Social Worker Mrs. Chase AIS Math Specialist Library, Mrs. Wells Ms. Tibbits In order for registration to be complete, each child is required to provide a copy of the birth certi昀椀cate, Mrs. Storrier Mrs. Lidell proof of residency, proof of custody, if applicable, and evidence of immunization against measles, Teaching Assistants rubella (German measles), mumps, polio, hepatitis B, diphtheria and chicken pox. Grade 4 Instructional Coach Mrs. Dougherty Ms. Ashcroft Mrs. Doherty Mrs. Ellithorpe Mrs. Hotchkiss Music Mrs. Fitzpatrick Mrs. Lints Mrs. Johnson Mrs. Huftalen Mr. Smith Mrs. Isbell Mr. Tchurekow

CAZENOVIA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT PARENT/GUARDIAN GUIDE 2023-2024 8 BURTON STREET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (cont.) SIX-DAY CYCLE AND REPORT CARDS: DROPPING OFF STUDENTS AT ARRIVAL TIME: Burton Street Elementary School operates on a cycle that allows for a repeat of special activities Parents/guardians may drop students off at the back entrance of the school (parking lot, Clark Street every six days. These activities include physical education, art, music and library. Physical education entrance). Students will be permitted into the building at 7:58 a.m. Parents/guardians will follow a classes meet four times every six days; music meets twice; art and library meet once each cycle. single lane traf昀椀c pattern and have their child exit the vehicle onto the sidewalk. Vehicles will depart single 昀椀le following the car in front. For student safety, do not pass the vehicle in front of you and stay Teachers will share information about the classroom special schedule in on-going home/school in the single lane. Parents/guardians are not permitted to park and walk their child to their classroom. communication. School staff will be located at the entrance to help and support students should it be needed. Report cards for kindergarten through fourth grades are issued at regular, 10-week intervals throughout the school year. PICKING UP STUDENTS AT DISMISSAL TIME: SCHOOL AND CLASSROOM VISITATION: Students are dismissed from school at 2:28 p.m. Parents/guardians will be issued a speci昀椀c number For the safety of our students and staff, doors will be locked at all times. Students will say goodbye and rear view mirror tag that corresponds to the child/children they are picking up. Parents/guardians to their families in their vehicle or at the outside doors of the school. Parents/guardians are not will wait in their vehicle until their child is dismissed from the building. Students will safely walk permitted to walk their child to the classroom. This allows students to transition to school with independently or be escorted to the vehicle. Adults are not permitted to park and enter the building at their peers with minimal interruptions and ensures student and staff safety. Burton Street staff dismissal time. Once the child is in the vehicle and safely buckled, parents/guardians are required to members will be located at the entrance to help and support students should it be needed. leave the designated area following the car in front of them, single 昀椀le. Students who are not picked up by 2:45 p.m. will be escorted to the main of昀椀ce to wait for an adult pick up. Parents and guardians are welcome members of the Burton Street community. All visits to Should a parent/guardian be picking up your child that does not normally do so, parents/guardians are school for the purpose of visiting your child’s class must be pre-arranged with the teacher and/ or administrator. Planned events will be communicated with families in a timely manner. All required to call the main of昀椀ce and notify the school of who will be picking up the student. The adult picking up the child will be required to sign out and pick up the child. visitations should be pre-arranged and visitors must sign in at the main of昀椀ce and obtain a To reduce congestion in the designated areas at arrival and dismissal times, we strongly encourage visitor badge. parents to have their children ride the bus. TRAFFIC SAFETY: LATE ENTRY/EARLY DEPARTURE PROCEDURES: Traf昀椀c congestion at the school continues to be a safety concern. Parents/ guardians are strongly encouraged to have their child learn to use the school bus, and use the bus to go to and from Elementary students are expected to be on time for the start of classes, which is at 8:10 a.m. daily. school on a regular basis. Walkers and students driven to school should not arrive prior to 7:58 a.m. If it becomes necessary to bring your child into the building following the start of the school day, you must accompany your child Should parents choose to drop off or pick up their child, please do so safely: into the building and sign the child into school for the day. • Obey the speed zone • Be cautious of other vehicles and particularly Should you need to pick up your child early from school, please send a note with your child on the • Follow the traf昀椀c 昀氀ow patterns at the school the movements of parents and their children morning of the day they are to be dismissed. The note should give the child’s name and the reason for • Park in designated parking areas entering and exiting the school facilities the early departure. The note will be sent to the of昀椀ce and recorded. • Do not block 昀椀re lanes or loading dock and grounds • Do not let your child enter or exit the vehicle • When dropping off, please have students When you arrive to pick up your child, when entering the building, please sign your child out with of昀椀ce staff. After your child has been signed out, they will be called to the vestibule for dismissal. in traf昀椀c exit on the sidewalk side Parents may not pick up their child directly from the classroom under any circumstances. If a departure WALKERS: plan changes during school hours, please call the of昀椀ce with the changes before 1:00 p.m. Independent walkers will be dismissed as a cohort and will leave school grounds separate from bus departure.

CAZENOVIA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT PARENT/GUARDIAN GUIDE 2023-2024 9 CAZENOVIA MIDDLE SCHOOL 31 Emory Avenue, Cazenovia, NY 13035 (315) 655-1324 Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday Principal: Amy Getman-Herringshaw, [email protected] Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year at Cazenovia Middle School! The CMS Family Handbook SERVICES: is the best guide for families to get answers to questions regarding the policies, procedures, and Individual counseling, group counseling, classroom presentations, orientation programs, parent resources available at CMS. If you need another handbook, please contact the main of昀椀ce. Below conferences, and outside referrals are some of the services provided by the middle school. The middle are a few highlights from the handbook. school maintains an open door policy, making services readily available to students, parents and STAFF DIRECTORY: teachers. Your students are very important. If you have concerns, we want to help. Contact our school psychologist, or our school social worker at (315) 655-1324. Grade 5 Music – Instrumental Social Worker Admin. Assists. CURRICULUM: Mrs. Bliss Mrs. Coburn Mrs. Kilpatrick Mrs. Blanchard Ms. Cleary Ms. Hoige Special Education Ms. Zeller Students in grades 5th through 7th will take courses in Math, Science, Social Studies, English Language Mrs. Phillips Mr. Macreery Mr. LaFever Teaching Assistants Arts, and World Language. All students will be scheduled for Physical Education, Art, and Music. Mrs. Slocum Music Mrs. Sauve Mrs. Curtis Students can also take part in Band, Orchestra, and/or Chorus (6th & 7th). In addition to these classes, Mrs. Webb Ms. Dougherty Miss Romagnoli Ms. Earley 5th and 6th grade students will be scheduled for the Explore class which is an additional class for Math Grade 6 Ms. Hoige Mrs. Etringer and English Language Arts. At the end of Grade 6, students may be recommended, based on set criteria, Mr. Bobbett Mr. Macreery ENL Teacher Mrs. Millard for Math 7/8 which is a compacted course consisting of the 7th and 8th grade math curriculums in Mrs. Henneberry Mr. Cole Mr. Scaramuzzino one year. Grade 7 students will have Computer and Technology Education (CTE) classes which provide Mrs. Springs Physical Education Mrs. Comeau Mr. Slocum experiences in multiple CTE courses. More information will be provided to students in the Spring Mr. Tucci Mr. Malmsheimer Instructional Coach Mrs. Szalach regarding courses for the following school year. TBD Ms. Beth Poulos Mrs. Doherty Mrs. Lukowski EMAIL: (PE, Health) Grade 7 Miss Gilliland Computer Services Every staff member at Cazenovia Middle School has an email account. If you are unsure of the teacher Academic Mr. Carroll Intervention Services Speech Therapist Technician or staff member’s email address you may use the link on the middle school website. District emails mostly consist of 昀椀rst name initial, last name, @ caz.cnyric.org. (For example, Joe Smith would be Mrs. Reichert Mrs. Corsette Mrs. Greene Mrs. Chiarello Mrs. Scanlon Mrs. Stickle Cafeteria Monitors Mr. Combes [email protected]). In some instances, especially when it involves time-sensitive inquiries, please Mr. Tugaw Mrs.Curtis call the main of昀椀ce. School Resource Art Library Media Mrs. Hansen Of昀椀cer POWERSCHOOL: Ms. Macreery Specialist Mr. McGuire Mr. Regan All Cazenovia Middle School students and parents have access to the PowerSchool parent/guardian and Mrs. McHugh Mrs. Mohammed Foreign Language School Psychologist TBD student portal. The web-based system allows parents to view information about their student’s educational Mrs. Kleiner TBD Nurse program as well as how their student is doing in school. Open your Web browser to our district’s website at www.cazenoviacsd.com. Click on Powerschool and enter your user name and password. Incoming 5th (French/Spanish) Mrs. Pushlar, RN Ms. Shippee graders will receive their username and password from the middle school of昀椀ce. Interim Reports and (Spanish) Quarterly Report Cards will be posted on the Parent Portal. If you do not have access to a computer and require a paper copy, please contact the middle school of昀椀ce at (315) 655-1324.

CAZENOVIA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT PARENT/GUARDIAN GUIDE 2023-2024 10 CAZENOVIA MIDDLE SCHOOL (cont.) PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES: Conferences at the middle school are held as needed. If you would like to request a conference, please call (315) 655-1324 for Ms. Zeller. EXTRA HELP FOR STUDENTS: Classroom teachers are available to provide extra help as needed for any student. Students seeking extra help should talk to their teachers and arrange a time when the student can get extra individual help. Parents may also directly contact teachers to request that their child receive extra help. CAZENOVIA LAKERS ATHLETICS (grades 7-12) ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES For up-to-date school sports game schedules and possible game or practice cancellations, please use the district website and click on the menu for Athletics. Follow the menus to 昀椀nd the schedule you are looking for. The Athletic Of昀椀ce uses ScheduleGalaxy to share team game schedules. Cazenovia’s account can be accessed at https://www.schedulegalaxy.com/schools/21. The online schedules will always be the most accurate schedules available and are updated daily. If you are having trouble accessing the schedules or other athletics news online, please call Coordinator of Athletics, Mike Byrnes in the athletic department of昀椀ce at (315) 655-1349. You may also 昀椀nd it helpful following us on Twitter at: @CazenoviaLakers.

CAZENOVIA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT PARENT/GUARDIAN GUIDE 2023-2024 11 CAZENOVIA HIGH SCHOOL HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION SOURCES High School Principal .............Mrs. Hagan College Seminar ...........School Counselors 31 Emory Avenue, Cazenovia, NY 13035 Assistant Principal ...............Mr. Bubble College Reps ..............School Counselors (315) 655-1314 Advance Placement Program ......Mr. Bubble Committee on Special Education ..Mrs. Speirs Athletic Programs (Gr. 7-12) .......Mr. Byrnes Field Trips .......................Mrs. Hagan Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday Athletic Trainer. . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ms. Sherman, ATC High School Building Use .........Mrs. Hagan Principal: Mrs. Molly Hagan, [email protected] BOCES .....................Counseling Of昀椀ce Mental Health Of昀椀ce ....................TBD Assistant Principal: Mr. Chris Bubble, [email protected] Cafeteria ........................Mrs. Grimes High School Nurse ..............Mrs. Hudson STAFF DIRECTORY: Science School Resource Of昀椀cer (SRO) Career and Technical Education (CTE) Health and Physical Education Mrs. Blount Mr. Regan Mr. Hammond (Business/Computer) Mr. Condon, Dept. Leader Mr. Carroway TBD Mr. Hyatt (Technology) Mr. Ellithorpe Mrs. Johnson Teacher Aides and Assistants Mrs. McDowell (Family & Cons./Sci.) Miss Merkley Mr. S. Kelly Mrs. Dewan, Library Aide Mr. Merithew (Technology) Mrs. Moesch (Health) Mr. Martin Mrs. Earley, Teaching Assistant Miss Millen (Agriculture) Mr. Pritchard Mrs. Falso, Teaching Assistant Mrs. New (Business), Dept. Leader World Languages Mr. Schug, Dept. Leader Mrs. McCullough, Teaching Assistant Mrs. Bullis, Dept. Leader Social Studies Mrs. Miller, Teaching Assistant Copy Center Mrs. Esposito Mr. Cappella Ms. Smith, Teaching Assistant Mrs. Warren, Copy Technician Mrs. Kaleta Mr. Harney Mrs. Swart, Teaching Assistant ESL Mr. Kinsella Mr. M. Kelly Mrs. Thomas, Teaching Assistant Ms. Cole Ms. Miller Mrs. Sessler Administrative Assistants English Library Media Specialist Mr. Schettine Mrs. Forrett, Counseling Assistant Mrs. Brenneck Mr. Wightman Mr. Wheeler, Dept. Leader Mrs. Haube, Administrative Assistant to the Mrs. Chiarello, Dept. Leader Mathematics Special Services H.S. Principal, and Attendance Of昀椀cer Ms. DiNapoli Miss Byrne Mrs. Axe (Special Education) Christi Gesner, Administrative Assistant to the Mrs. Everard Mrs. Milana Miss Bushey, Occupational Therapist Assistant Principal Mrs. Littlepage Mrs. R. Miller Mrs. Cooke (Special Education) Computer Support Specialist Mr. Murlin Mrs. Schug, Dept. Leader Mr. Fesko (Special Education) Mrs. Trish Chiarello Fine Arts Mrs. Senehi Mrs. Frazee, Physical Therapist Athletic Of昀椀ce Mrs. Coburn (Music) Mrs. Stauffer Mrs. Greene, Speech Pathologist Mr. Byrnes, Coordinator of Athletics Mr. Dolloff (Music) School Counseling Mrs. Linck, Physical Therapist Mrs. Blanchard, Administrative Assistant Ms. Dougherty (Music) * Ms. McCarthy (Grades 7-9 / A-Z) Mr. MacIntosh (Special Education) Mrs. Frear (Art) Mr. Old昀椀eld (Grades 10-12 / A-K) Mr. Mascari (Special Education) (M.S. Of昀椀ce) Mr. Macreery (Music) Ms. Zumpano (Grades 10-12 / L-Z) TBD, (Special Education) Mr. Reynolds (Art) TBD, School Psychologist * Fine Arts Dept. Leader Mrs. Speirs, Director of Special Education Mrs. Trush, Administrative Assistant to Special Education (at Burton St.)

CAZENOVIA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT PARENT/GUARDIAN GUIDE 2023-2024 12 CAZENOVIA HIGH SCHOOL (cont.) HIGH SCHOOL GRADE LEVEL CLASSIFICATION HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELING The criteria for classi昀椀cation at each of the grade levels is outlined below: th Phone: (315) 655-5301 GRADE 9: Satisfactory completion of 8 grade GRADE 11: Satisfactory completion of 9.50 units. Cazenovia High School students are assigned counselors by grade level and by alphabetical course work, and/or faculty recommendation and division. Counselors assist students with their social, emotional and educational development. approval of principal. GRADE 10: Satisfactory completion of 4.75 units. GRADE 12: Satisfactory completion of 13.25 units. The Counseling Of昀椀ce is located in Room 109. Counselors provide information or direct services related to: HIGH SCHOOL DAILY TIME SCHEDULES academic support; 昀椀nancial aid information; college support process and scholarships; college applications; course selections; resume writing; graduation requirements; career counseling; Regular Day Schedule Half Day Schedule (no lunch) personal issues; scheduling; and special programs scheduling. 7:45 ..............................Drop Off 7:45 ..............................Drop Off In order to reach out to all students, counselors engage in a variety of activities: one-to-one 8:03 ..........................Warning Bell 8:03 ..........................Warning Bell counseling, group counseling, parent consultation, student/teacher/parent conferences, etc. 8:05-8:10 ........................Homeroom 8:05-8:10 ........................Homeroom The counselors maintain an open-door policy, making themselves readily available to students, 8:14-8:54 .........................1st Period 8:13-8:32 .........................1st Period parents and teachers. 8:58-9:38 ........................ 2nd Period 8:35-8:54 ........................ 2nd Period 9:42-10:22 ......................3rd Period 8:57-9:16 ........................ 3rd Period 2023-2024 STANDARDIZED TESTING AND 10:26-11:06 ......................4th Period 9:19-9:38 .........................4th Period COLLEGE PREPARATION DATES 11:10-11:50 ...............5th Period (lunch) 9:41-10:00 ................5th Period (lunch) 11:54-12:34 ...............6th Period (lunch) 10:03-10:22 ...............6th Period (lunch) Aug. 26, 2023 – SAT 12:38-1:18 ................7th Period (lunch) 10:25-10:44 ...............7th Period (lunch) – 1:22-2:02 .........................8th Period 10:47-11:06 ......................8th Period Sept. 2023 - Dec. 2023 Visits by college admissions reps. 2:06-2:46 .........................9th Period 11:09-11:29 ......................9th Period Sept. 9, 2023 – ACT 2:50-3:30 ........................ Detention 11:30 ............................Dismissal Oct. 7, 2023 – SAT – Oct. 11, 2023 (tentative) PSAT / H.S. Gymnasium Two-Hour Delay Schedule One-Hour Delay Schedule Oct. 28, 2023 – ACT 9:45 ..............................Drop Off 8:45 ..............................Drop Off Nov. 4, 2023 – SAT 10:03 .........................Warning Bell 9:03 ..........................Warning Bell Dec. 2, 2023 – SAT 10:05-10:10 .....................Homeroom 9:05-9:10 ........................Homeroom Dec. 9, 2023 – ACT 10:13-10:41 ......................1st Period 9:13-9:48 .........................1st Period Dec. 2023 - March 2024 – Send scholarship applications 10:44-11:12 ..................... 2nd Period 9:51-10:26 ...................... 2nd Period March 9, 2024 – SAT 11:15-11:42 ...............5th Period (lunch) 10:29-11:04 .....................3rd Period February 10, 2024 – ACT 11:45-12:12 ...............6th Period (lunch) 11:07-11:41 ......................4th Period April 13, 2024 – ACT 12:15-12:42 ...............7th Period (lunch) 11:44-12:18 ...............5th Period (lunch) May 4, 2024 – SAT 12:45-1:13 ......................3rd Period 12:21-12:55 ...............6th Period (lunch) June 1, 2024 – SAT 1:16-1:44 .........................4th Period 12:58-1:32 ................7th Period (lunch) June 8, 2024 – ACT 1:47-2:15 .........................8th Period 1:35-2:09 .........................8th Period Visit: www.actstudent.org, www.collegeboard.org 2:18-2:46 .........................9th Period 2:12-2:46 .........................9th Period 2:50-3:30 ........................ Detention 2:50-3:30 ........................ Detention

CAZENOVIA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT PARENT/GUARDIAN GUIDE 2023-2024 13 CAZENOVIA HIGH SCHOOL (cont.) GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS HIGH SCHOOL REPORT CARD INFORMATION It is the expectation at Cazenovia High School that all students will graduate with a Regents or Regents with Advanced Designation diploma. All students must pass all 昀椀ve required Regents Exams with a score Marking Period Honors of 65 or above. Honor Roll: 85.0 - 89.9 In addition, students with IEPs, who do not score between 55 and 64 percent, have a continuation of the “Safety Net” as established by the NYS Board of Regents. If a student with an IEP does not score between High Honor Roll: 90.0 - 94.9 55 and 64 percent on one or more of the 昀椀ve required Regents Exams, they will be allowed to take a Highest Honors: 95.0 - 100 Letter grades are no longer used on interim progress reports, report cards or transcripts. Regents Competency Test. Students who have a 504 Plan, which speci昀椀cally states that the student is eligible for the “safety net,” can obtain a local diploma. In these cases, passing Regents Competency The following system can be used as a reference for letter grades. Some resources might list letter Test(s) gives the student local credit toward Graduation. grades. Below are the numerical equivalents: Please see the Program of Studies Guide for more detailed information regarding graduation requirements. The Program of Studies Guide is available on the school website. 100–97 A+ 87–89 B+ 77–79 C+ 65–69 D GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS AND DIPLOMA 93–96 A 83–86 B 73–76 C Below 65 F DESIGNATIONS WILL BE AS FOLLLOWS: 90–92 A– 80–82 B– 70–72 C– Report Cards Regents with Advanced Designation Report Cards Credits Subject Credits Subject 4.0 English 4.0 English Quarterly report card averages shall be calculated using a weight equal to the credit value of the 4.0 Social Studies 4.0 Social Studies course, excluding P.E. classes, which are not included in the averages. This will also be the basis for 3.0 Math 3.0 Math calculating quarterly Honor Rolls. 3.0 Science 3.0 Science End-of-year or course 昀椀nal averages shall also carry an extra credit value for AP exam courses. A 0.5 Health 0.5 Health value of 1.06 shall be added to the annual course average for a student who has been enrolled in 1.0 Arts 1.0 Arts and completes an AP course, including taking the AP exam. AP weighting takes place after the AP 3.5 Elective Courses 1.5 Elective Courses exam. If a student in grades 9-12 enrolled in an AP course does not take the AP exam at the end of 2.0 Physical Education 2.0 Physical Education 1.0 Foreign Language 3.0 Foreign Language the year, then that 昀椀nal course grade shall not have an AP extra credit value. (or 5 units of Fine Arts COMMUNITY SERVICE GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS or CTE replacement) C.C.S.D. requires all students to complete 40-hours of community service to graduate. Students may begin accumulating hours July 1st of their 8th grade year. To be eligible for early release/late 22.0 Minimum Required 22.0 Minimum Required Exam Requirements: Exam Requirements: entry privileges, seniors must have 30-hours of community service completed by the 昀椀rst day of Regents Regents with Advanced Designation school their senior year and 40-hours by the 1st day of the 2nd semester senior year. English English The Seal of Civic Readiness is a formal recognition that a student has attained a high level of Global Studies Global Studies pro昀椀ciency in terms of civic knowledge, civic skills, civic mindset, and civic experiences. In order to U.S. History and Government U.S. History and Government obtain the Seal of Civic Readiness, a student must complete all requirements for a New York State (One) Science (Two) Sciences local or Regents diploma and earn a total of six points with at least two points in Civic Knowledge and at least two points in Civic Participation. Students may also earn points by completing a Foreign Language (pro昀椀ciency exam*) Foreign Language or Replacement Sequence middle school Capstone project or a high school Capstone project. Algebra 1 Algebra 1 *Or pass (1) HS Foreign Language course Geometry (The Foreign Language exam) Algebra 2

CAZENOVIA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT PARENT/GUARDIAN GUIDE 2023-2024 14 SCHOOL DISTRICT CONFLICT RESOLUTION Let Us Help You Resolve Conflicts and Concerns Administrators, faculty and staff members at Cazenovia Central School District recognize parents and community members might have concerns or complaints regarding instruction, district programs, materials and student management. The district welcomes any constructive criticism when it is motivated by a sincere desire to improve our educational programs and increase school ef昀椀ciency. Of昀椀cials at the Cazenovia Central School District believe complaints and grievances concerning school personnel are best handled and resolved as close to their origin and in as timely a manner as possible in order to be fair to all involved. Therefore, the proper channeling of concerns and/or complaints initiated by a student or parent must be followed. Start here and work through the channels of communication until resolution is achieved: After discussing the issue at the school and district level, and if the complainant is still not satis昀椀ed, the complainant should present their issue in writing to the Board of Education. Factual material such as names, dates, names of witnesses and other speci昀椀cs should be included in the written complaint. In order to discourage hearsay, rumors and prejudiced opinion, students and their parents are encouraged to contact school personnel at the time of any incident.

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