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2020- 2021 Calendar direCtory - Union Free School District - DEER PARK TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION
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Deer Park
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Table of Contents
Athletic Examinations.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 37
                                                                                                                                                          Deer Park 2020-2021
Before- and After-School Child Care (SCOPE). .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 40
Board of Education Meetings/Guidelines.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 3
Calendar of Significant Dates.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 41
Central Ad­mini­stra­tion.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 5
Cellphone Use in School.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 33                           A Message From Your Superintendent of Schools
Central Registration .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 35
Child Abuse and Neglect.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 33                       To All Deer Park Community Members:
College Information/Testing Schedules/Class Rank.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 38-39
DASA, Section 504 and Title IX.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 33
Delayed Opening of Schools.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 31                             As we embark on the 2020-21 school year, I am pleased to present the Deer Park
District Administrators and Department Directory .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 4­                                                         UFSD Calendar & Directory. This comprehensive document provides a detailed
Directions.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 42   listing of daily activities and events that will take place over the course of the next
District Profile. .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 5     school year. In addition, you will find important information with regards to
Early Dismissal Schedule. .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 30                       school information, policies, operating procedures, phone numbers and services
Emergency Closings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31                                                        that will help the next year be more exciting and rewarding.
Guidance Coun­sel­ors. .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 37
Health and Mental Health Education .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 36
Health Services, Physical and Dental Examinations.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 36                                                            The events listed are a direct result of tireless planning from the Deer Park Board
Home Instruction . .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 37               of Education, administration, faculty, staff, as well as the myriad of parent and
Internet Policy. .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 32        volunteer groups.
Kindergarten.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 34
New York State Standards.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 28                         In addition to this publication, you can find up to date announcements and
Personal Property.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 33
                                                                                                                                                        changes on the district website at www.deerparkschools.org. There are also several
Pesticide Notification .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 32
Pool Information. .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 40             social media sites managed by buildings, departments, teams, groups, etc., that you
Prekindergarten. .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 34           can subscribe to in order to receive notifications for events and activities.
Psychological Services.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 37
Report Cards.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 33       I firmly believe that a good home/school partnership is critical to our shared
School Organizations (includes PFCs) .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 43                                          success. If you do not find the information you are looking for in this publication,
School Visitation.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 29           please don’t hesitate to call the district office or your child’s school.
Sex Offender Alert System. .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 32
Snow Days. .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 31
Special Education Classes/Committees.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 37                                           On behalf of all of the district’s staff, I am excited to be welcoming all the
Speech/Language/Hearing .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . ­37                           students back for another great year, and I look forward to seeing all of you at the
Student Records/Biographical Information .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 33                                                  wonderful events and activities planned throughout the school year.
Suspensions/Penalties .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 33
Telephone Directory, Schools, District.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 4                                       Sincerely,
Title I: Right to Know. .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 33
Trans­por­ta­tion/Rules/Bus Schedules/School Hours.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 30-31
Use of School Facilities.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 29                   James Cummings
Voting/Reg­is­tra­tion.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 5          Superintendent of Schools                                                                 2
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                                                             Deer Park 2020-2021
                                                             School District Directory & Calendar
BOARD MEETING GUIDELINES
1. The Board of Education is a statutorily
con­sti­tut­ed body en­gaged in public education. The
Board acts in ac­cor­dance with the authority and
re­spon­si­bil­ity vested in it by law. The Board may seek
advice and sug­ges­tions from the public but may not
abdicate its legal responsibility to make decisions.
Each member volunteers their time and receives no
renumeration for their service.

2. Board of Education meetings are scheduled to
consider and act upon specific items of business as
listed on the agenda made avail­able to the public at
the beginning of each meeting.

3. The Board has set aside time at the monthly open                    The Deer Park 2020-2021 Board of Education: (back, from left) trustee Anthony Henkel, trustee Jerry D. Jean-Pierre,
meetings when residents may address the Board. This             trustee Al Centamore, trustee Donna Gulli Grunseich, trustee Robert Marino, Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Personnel Services
time is listed on the agenda. A per­son wishing to speak         Alicia Konecny, (front, from left) Vice President Kristine Rosales, President Donna Marie Elliott, Superintendent of Schools James
must sign in prior to the meeting commencing. The              Cummings, and Assistant Superintendent for Business and Operations Marguerite Jimenez (not pictured: District Clerk Lisa Brennan)
resident will be re­quested to record his or her name
and address, the organization, if any, that he or she                      Board of Education Meetings:
represents, and the agenda item or topic to be dis­cussed.      Regular open Board meetings are generally held on the fourth
                                                                                                                                                  BOARD MEMBERS
                                                                Tuesday of each month at 8 p.m. (except school holidays).
                                                                                                                                   Donna Marie Elliott, Pres.      Elliott.d@deerparkschools.org
4. Questions should be directed to the                          Work sessions are held at 7:30 p.m. All meeting dates and          Kristine Rosales, Vice Pres. Rosales.k@deerparkschools.org
presi­dent of the Board. Every effort will be made to           times are subject to change at the Board’s discretion.             Al Centamore                Centamore.a@deerparkschools.org
provide answers based upon available factual                                                                                       Donna Gulli Grunseich       Grunseich.d@deerparkschools.org
in­for­ma­tion. Questions requiring a review of policies
                                                                    BOARD OF EDUCATION                                             Anthony Henkel                 Henkel.a@deerparkschools.org
                                                                   The Board of Education has seven mem­bers, each
or information not im­me­di­ately avail­a ble to the                                                                               Jerry D. Jean-Pierre         JeanPierre.j@deerparkschools.org
                                                                elected for a term of three years. Each member volunteers
Board or to the school ad­min­is­tra­tors present at a                                                                             Robert Marino                  Marino.r@deerparkschools.org
                                                                their time and receives no renumeration for their service.
meeting will be referred for study and replied to at a          Candidates for the Board must be qualified voters of the
future date.                                                    school district and are nomi­nated by petition. Such petitions     Lisa Brennan, District Clerk Brennan.l@deerparkschools.org
                                                                shall be directed to the clerk of the school district, and shall                                               631-274-4013
5. The minutes of Board of Edu­ca­tion meetings are a           be signed by at least 25 qualified voters of the district or 2
matter of pub­lic record and may be accessed online at          per­cent of the number of voters who voted in the previous         Check the Board of Education calendar on the district website
www.deerparkschools.org under the BOE section.                  election, which­ever is greater.                                   for updates or changes.
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                  Deer Park 2020-2021                                                          DISTRICT PHONE NUMBERS
                  School District Directory & Calendar                                Athletics, Physical Education, Health and
                                                                                       Recreation.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .              631-274-4180
          Deer Park High School              May Moore Primary School
                                                                                      Business and Operations .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                  631-274-4020
                    (DPHS)                                (MM)
                  Grades 9-12                   Grades Prekindergarten-2              Curriculum and Instruction .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                     631-274-4050
           Principal – Charles Cobb             Principal – Philip Paniccia           District Clerk .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                631-274-4013
                 1 Falcon Place                      239 Central Ave.                 District Offices (Information Attendant) .  .  .  .                                                     631-274-4000
         Main Office – 631-274-4110            Main Office – 631-274-4460             Personnel. .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .           631-274-4030
        Guidance Office – 631-274-4120        Nurse’s Office – 631-274-4480           Pool.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .   631-274-4186
         Nurse’s Office – 631-274-4130         Attendance – 631-274-4483              Pupil Personnel Services.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                               631-274-4040
          Attendance – 631-274-4133
                                                                                      Superintendent’s Office .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                               631-274-4010
        Robert Frost Middle School
                       (RF)
                    Grades 6-8
         Principal – Eliana Levey, Ed.D.
             450 Half Hollow Road
          Main Office – 631-274-4210
         Nurse’s Office – 631-274-4230
          Attendance – 631-274-4233
                                                    Central Registration at
    John F. Kennedy Intermediate School                District Office
                      (JFK)                         Main Office – 631-274-4372
                   Grades 3-5                      James Petti – Attendance Officer
            Principal – Kelly Benson
                  101 Lake Ave.                Buildings and Grounds Facility
          Main Office – 631-274-4310                       41 Homer Ave.
          Nurse’s Office – 631-274-4330      Administrator of Facilities and Operations –
           Attendance – 631-274-4333                      Robert Woolsey
                                                           631-274-4080
    John Quincy Adams Primary School
                      (JQA)                         Transportation Facility
             Grades Prekindergarten-2                       81 Lake Ave.
         Principal – Christopher Molinelli                Karen Camodeo
              172 Old Country Road                         631-274-4060
           Main Office – 631-274-4410
          Nurse’s Office – 631-274-4430              School Organizations
           Attendance – 631-274-4433               See Page 43 for Officer Listings
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                                         Deer Park 2020-2021
                                         School District Directory & Calendar

     DISTRICT PROFILE                                                   VOTING/REGISTRATION
       The Deer Park Union Free School              Qualified residents vote each year on the annual school budget and the election
     District encompasses 5½ square miles         of Board of Education members. The budget covers the operation and main­te­
     in the Town of Babylon and serves            nance of the schools for one fiscal year, from July 1 to June 30.
     approximately 37,000 residents. There are      For information on how to register to vote, please check the district website or
     five public schools in the dis­trict: Deer   call the district clerk’s office.

     Park High School (9-12), Robert Frost          The vote is held in May and the polling place is in the Deer Park High School
                                                  gymnasium at 1 Falcon Place, Deer Park.
     Middle School (6-8), John F. Ken­nedy
                                                    Residents are qualified to vote in a school district election if they are: (a)
     Intermediate School (3-5), John Quincy
                                                  citizens of the United States; (b) 18 years of age and over; (c) residents of the
     Adams Primary School (Pre-K-2) and
                                                  school district for 30 days prior to the date of voting; and (d) registered voters.
     May Moore Primary School (Pre-K-2).
     Total enrollment (Pre-K through 12) is
     approximately 4,000 students.
                                                                 LA VOTACIÓN/REGISTRACIÓN
                                                    Residentes calificados votan cada año por el presupuesto escolar anual y la
    CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION                        elección de los administradores de la Junta Educativa. El presupuesto cubre la
    James Cummings, Superintendent of Schools     operación y mantenimiento de las escuelas para un año fiscal del 1 de julio al 30

                 631-274-4010                     de junio.
                                                    Para información con respeto a como registrar para votar, vea el sitio del web
                                                  del distrito o llame a la oficina del oficinista del distrito.
             Assistant Superintendents
                                                    El lugar de votación para registración y votación es el gimnasio de la Escuela
                                                  Secundaria de Deer Park, 1 Falcon Place, Deer Park.
    Marguerite Jimenez, Business and Operations
                                                    Residentes tienen las calificaciones para votar en una elección del distrito
                   631-274-4020                   escolar si son: (1) ciudadanos de los Estados Unidos Americanos; (2) tienen 18
                                                  años o más; (3) residentes del distrito por 30 días antes de la fecha de votación;
      Alicia Konecny, Pupil Personnel Services    (4) votantes registrados.
                   631-274-4040
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                                           Superintendent’s        Superintendent’s       Superintendent’s        Labor Day
                                           Conference Day          Conference Day         Conference Day            Recess

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                                                                  Modified Fall                                                      (Other Sites)
                       Schools Closed     DPHS/RF Qtr. 1          Sports Practices                            Districtwide Flag
                                          Semester 1 Begins                                                   Planting/Spirit Day:
                        Pool Closed                               JQA/MM Pre-K                                Wear Red, White &
                                          JQA/MM No Pre-K         Open House                                  Blue

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DPHS Fall Sports    DPAC Mtg. @ DPHS     RF PFC Mtg. 7p.m.      DPHS Back to            Rosh Hashanah
     Physicals           7p.m.                                       School Night 7p.m.    Begins at Sundown
                                              JFK PFC Virtual
                                                                                          RF Fall Sports Physicals
     DPHS PFC Hoodie                          Mtg. 7p.m
     Sale Begins                                                                          JQA Welcome Back Staff
                                              DPCA Mtg. @                                 Breakfast
     JQA/MM First Full                        District Office
                                                                                          MM Smencil Sale, Spirit
     Day of Pre-K                             7p.m.                                       Day: Wear Grey, White
                                                                                          & Maroon

                                            JFK Virtual Book Fair

13   GRAY (A)    14      GRAY (B)    15       VIRTUAL (A)   16       MAROON (A)  17       MAROON (B)       18                        19
     SEPFC Membership    BOE Regular Open    JFK Gr. 4 Curriculum    JFK Gr. 5 Meet the                              SAT 8a.m.
     Drive Begins        Mtg. @ District     Mtg. 6p.m., Gr. 3       Teacher 6p.m.,                                  (Other Sites)
                         Office 8p.m.        Meet the Teacher        Gr. 5 Curriculum
                                             6p.m., Gr. 4 Meet the   Mtg. 6:30p.m.
                                             Teacher 6:30p.m.,
                                             Gr. 3 Curriculum Mtg.
                                             6:30p.m.
                                             JQA PFC Mtg.
                                             4:30p.m.
                                             MM PFC Mtg. 7p.m.

                                             JFK Virtual Book Fair

20   GRAY (A)    21      GRAY (B)   22        VIRTUAL (B)   23       MAROON (A)   24      MAROON (B)      25                     26
        Yom Kippur                            DPHS PFC Hoodie                                  Important Dates – August
                                              Sale Ends
       Schools Closed
                                              JQA Meet the                                Aug. 20-21: DPHS Senior Portraits
                                              Teacher/Curriculum                          Aug. 25: BOE Work Session/Open Meeting
                                              Night                                       @ District Office 8p.m.
                                                                                          Aug. 27: RF Gr. 6 Orientation 9a.m.
                                              MM Meet the
                                              Teacher/Curriculum                          Aug. 27: JFK Gr. 3 Scavenger Hunt 12-1p.m.
                                              Night                                       Aug. 29: SAT 8a.m. (Other Sites)

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                                                                                                    Check District Website for
                                                                                                       Fall Pool Schedule
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     Sunday                           Monday               Tuesday           Wednesday               Thursday               Friday              Saturday
                                                                                                  DPHS Coffee                                SAT 8a.m.
                                                                                                  with the Principal                         (Other Sites)
                                                                                                  10a.m.

                                                                                                  RF Back to School
                                                                                                  Night 7p.m.

                                                                                                  MAROON (A)       1   MAROON (B)      2                                       3
                                   DPHS Financial Aid   DPAC Mtg. @ DPHS   MM Family Fun          DPHS/RF Parent       DPHS Senior Class     DPHS Homecoming
                                   Night @ HS Audito-   7p.m.              Night Taco Bash @      Portal Closed        Photo                 Parade 11a.m.
                                   rium 6:45p.m.                           Moe’s in Commack
                                                                                                  JQA Class Parent     JFK Spirit Day:           Pool Closed
                                                                                                  Tea 4p.m.            Halloween Crazy
                                                                                                                       Hair

                                                                                         JQA Fall Photos

                                                                           MM Virtual Book Fair

                               4   GRAY (A)       5     GRAY (B)       6   VIRTUAL (A)      7     MAROON (A)       8   MAROON (B)        9                       10
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Columbus Day        BOE Committees        DPHS PSAT &                             MM Smencil Sale,
                                          6:30p.m./Work         Career Day                              Spirit Day: Wear
                      Schools Closed      Session 7:30p.m.                                              Orange & Black
                                          @ District Office     JFK PFC Virtual                         MM Second Step
                                          DPHS/RF Qtr. 1                                                Kick-Off
                       Pool Closed                              Mtg. 7p.m
                                          Progress Reports,                                             MM Halloween
                                          Parent Portal Open
                                                                                                        Goody Bag Forms
                                          MM KidStuff
                                          Coupon Book
                                                                                                        Due
                                          Fundraiser Begins
                                                                            MM Virtual Book Fair
                                          MM Class Parent

           11                   12        Tea 4p.m.
                                          GRAY (A)       13      GRAY (B)     14      MAROON (A)   15   MAROON (B)    16                        17
DPHS Michael Sena   JQA Miss Chocolate                          JQA PFC Mtg.     JQA Pumpkin Patch      DPHS Falconettes        ACT 8a.m.
  Run for Hope      Fundraiser Begins                           7p.m.                                   Kickline Pasta Basket   (Other Sites)
   Registration                                                 MM Pre-K Pumpkin JQA Pre-K Pumpkin      Fundraiser
  7:30a.m., Start   MM Class of the                             Workshop         Workshop
                                                                                                        JQA Spirit Day: Wear
     8:30a.m.       Month Ice Cream                             MM PFC Mtg.                             Orange & Black
                    Social                                      7p.m.
   Pool Closed                                                  DPCA Mtg. @                             JQA Pumpkin Patch
                                                                District Office                         Rain Date
                                                                7p.m.
                                                                                                        MM KidStuff Coupon
                                     DPHS Senior Portrait Make-ups                                      Book Fundraiser Ends

           18       GRAY (A)    19        GRAY (B)     20       VIRTUAL (B)   21      MAROON (A)   22   MAROON (B)     23                       24
                    JFK/MM White          BOE Regular Open      RF PFC Mtg. 7p.m                        JFK Gr. 3 Halloween         Halloween
                    Post Farms Pie Sale   Mtg. @ District                                               Parade 11:30a.m.
                    Begins                Office 8p.m.                                                  JQA Halloween
                                                                                                        Parade 10a.m.
                    MM Pumpkin Patch      MM Pumpkin Patch                                              MM Halloween
                                                                                                        Parade
                                          Rain Date
                                                                                                        SEPFC Districtwide
                                                                                                        Halloween Dance @
                                                                                                        RF 7p.m.
                           DPHS Underclassmen Photos                           RF Fall Photos

                                                               RF/JFK Red Ribbon Week

          25        GRAY (A)   26         GRAY (B)      27      VIRTUAL (A)    28     MAROON (A)   29   MAROON (B)     30                   31
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     Sunday                         Monday                 Tuesday             Wednesday              Thursday               Friday               Saturday
Daylight Saving                 JFK Student               Election Day       JFK PFC Virtual                            RF Early Winter        SAT @ DPHS 8a.m.
Time Ends –                     Government                                   Mtg. 7p.m.                                 Sports Physicals
Set Clocks Back                 Assembly & Voting        Schools Closed
One Hour                        9:30a.m.                                     MM PFC Food
                                                       Pool Closed           Drive Begins
                                JQA Miss Chocolate
                                Fundraiser Ends    BOE Committees
                                                   6:30p.m./Work
                                MM Holiday         Session 7:30p.m.
                                Fundraiser Begins  @ District Office

                            1                      2                     3                     4                    5                      6                            7
                                DPHS Winter            DPHS/RF Qtr. 1                              DPHS/RF Qtr. 2       JFK Spirit Day:
                                                                                Veterans Day
                                Sports Physicals       Ends, Parent Portal                         Begins               JFK Day/Wear
                                                       Closed                  Schools Closed                           School Colors
                                RF First Day of                                                    DPHS Varsity Fall
                                Modified Early         DPAC Mtg. @ DPHS                            Sports Recognition   MM Smencil Sale,
                                                                                 Pool Closed
                                Winter Sports          7p.m.                                       Ceremony 6p.m.       Spiritwear: Jersey
                                Practices                                                                               Day
                                                                                                   SEPFC Mtg. @ JFK
                                                                                                   7p.m.                MM Holiday
                                                                                                                        Fundraiser Ends

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DPHS First Day of   BOE Regular Open      JQA PFC Mtg.          DPHS Parent-          JFK/JQA/MM
              Winter Sports       Mtg. @ District       4:30p.m.              Teacher Evening       Trimester 1 Ends
                                  Office 8p.m.                                Conferences
                                                                              5-8p.m.
              RF Parent-Teacher                         MM White Post                               DPHS Falconettes
              Conference Online   DPHS/RF Qtr. 1        Farms Pie Sale Ends   DPHS Giving Tree      Kickline Bingo
              Scheduler Open      Report Cards,                               @ Cafeteria 5-8p.m.   Basket Fundraiser
                                  Parent Portal Open    MM PFC Mtg.
                                                        7p.m.                 JQA Fall Photo
                                                                              Make-ups
                                  JFK White Post
                                  Farms Pie Sale Ends   DPCA Mtg. @           MM PFC Food
                                                        District Office       Drive Ends
                                                        7p.m.

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                                                                                                                    20          21
              RF Parent-Teacher   RF Parent-Teacher     Districtwide                                                     Pool Closed
              Conference Online   Evening               1/2 Hour Early
              Scheduler Closed    Conferences
                                  5-8p.m.               Dismissal Drill

              JFK/JQA/MM                                MM White Post
                                  JFK White Post
              Parent-Teacher                            Farms Pie Pickup
                                  Farms Pie Sale
              Conference Online
                                  Pickup
              Scheduler Open
                                                                                        Thanksgiving Recess
              MM Class of the                                                        Schools Closed – Pool Closed
              Month Ice Cream
              Social

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Pool Closed   JFK/JQA/MM
              Parent-Teacher
              Conference Online
              Scheduler Closed

              MM PFC Toy Drive
              Begins

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      Sunday                           Monday           Tuesday           Wednesday               Thursday                Friday                Saturday
                                                    DPAC Mtg. @ DPHS    DPHS                  JFK Parent-Teacher                            SAT 8a.m.
                                                    7p.m.               Underclassmen         Evening                                       (Other Sites)
                                                                        Photo Make-ups        Conferences
                                                                                              5-8p.m.
                                                                        JQA/MM Parent-
                                                                        Teacher Evening
                                                                        Conferences
                                                                        5-8p.m.

                                                                           JFK/JQA/MM Parent-Teacher Conferences Pre-K-2 & 1/2 Days *

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                                                    RF Fall Photo       MM PFC Holiday         Hanukkah Begins      JFK Spirit Day:         ACT 8a.m.
                                                    Make-ups            Goody Bag Forms          at Sundown         Crazy Boots             (Other Sites)
                                                                        Due
                                                                                              JQA Pre-K             MM Smencil Sale,
                                                                                              Gingerbread           Spiritwear: Wear
                                                                                              Houses                Holiday Sweaters

                                                                                              MM PFC Toy Drive
                                                                                              Ends

                                                                         JFK Holiday Fair

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DPHS/RF Parent   BOE Work Session/    DPHS/RF Qtr. 2
     Portal Closed    Open Meeting         Progress Reports,
                      8p.m. @ District     Parent Portal Open
                      Office               DPCA Mtg. @
                                           District Office
                                           7p.m.

                                 JQA Holiday Fair
                                            MM Holiday Fair

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                                          JFK/JQA/MM                                 Christmas Day      First Day of
                                          Santa Visit &                                                  Kwanzaa
                                          Winter
                                          Sing-along
                                          JFK/JQA Spirit Day:
                                          Wear Ugly                     Winter Holiday Recess
                                          Sweaters & Festive                Schools Closed
                                          Colors                        Check District Website
                                          MM PFC Holiday                  for Pool Schedule
                                          Goody Bag
                                          Distribution

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                                                                 New Year’s Eve

                                                                                                      *NOTE
                                                                  Pool Closed

                      Winter Holiday Recess – Schools Closed                                          • J FK dismissal
                      Check District Website for Pool Schedule                                           starts at 11a.m.

                                                                                                      • J QA and MM
                                                                                                         dismissals start
                                                                                                         at 11:30a.m.

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   Sunday                          Monday          Tuesday            Wednesday            Thursday            Friday               Saturday
                                                                                                            New Year’s Day

                                                                                                             Schools Closed

                                                                                                              Pool Closed

                                                                                                                             1                              2
                                                BOE Committees       DPHS DECA                             LISFA Secondary       LISFA Secondary
                                                6:30p.m./Work        Regional                              Rehearsals            Rehearsals
                                                Session 7:30p.m.     Competition
                                                @ District Office    @ Selden

                                                JFK New Year’s
                                                Celebration

                                                DPAC Mtg. @ DPHS
                                                                          DPHS Winter Concerts 7p.m.
                                                7p.m.
                                                DPHS Winter Concert Dress Rehearsals

                               3            4                    5                     6               7                     8                              9
LISFA Secondary   JFK Valentine        DPHS Junior Parent       JFK PFC Mtg. 7p.m.     JFK ENL Culture     RF Late Winter
Concert           Chocolate Pop Sale   Night                                           Night               Sports Physicals
                  Begins               @ Auditorium             SEPFC Mtg. @ JQA
                                       7p.m.                    7p.m.                                      JFK Spirit Day:
                                                                                                           Pajama Day

                                                                                                           MM Smencil Sale,
                                                                                                           Spiritwear:
                                                                             MM Picture Day                Mismatch Day
                                                         RF Winter Concert Dress Rehearsals
                                                                        RF Winter Concerts 7p.m.

            10                11                     12                           13                14                  15                  16
                    Martin Luther      BOE Regular Open         JQA PFC Mtg.           JFK Winter          DPHS/RF Qtr. 2,      LISFA Intermedi-
                     King Jr. Day      Mtg. @ District          7p.m.                  Concerts 6:30p.m.   Semester 1 Ends,     ate Rehearsals &
                                       Office 8p.m.                                    & 8p.m.             Parent Portal        Concert
                    Schools Closed                              MM PFC Mtg.                                Closed
                                       RF First Day of          7p.m.
                     Pool Closed       Modified Late                                                       JQA Spirit Day:
                                       Winter Sports            DPCA Mtg. @                                Crazy Hair Day
                                       Practices                District Office
                                                                7p.m.                                      LISFA Intermediate
                                                                                                           Rehearsals

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24                DPHS/RF Qtr. 3,
                  Semester 2 Begins

                                       JFK Gr. 4/5 Sports
                                                                JFK/JQA/MM
                                                       ENL Parent-Teacher Conferences

                                                             RF PFC Mtg. & Stu-
                                                                                  DPHS/RF Qtr. 2
                                                                                  Report Cards,
                                                                                                                   DPHS Winter Play 7p.m.

                  JQA READ Kick-off
                                       Night 6:30p.m.        dent of the Month    Parent Portal Open
                  MM Class of the                            7p.m.
                  Month Ice Cream                            MM Valentine         JFK Gr.3 Sports
                  Social                                     Goody Bag Forms      Night 6:30p.m.
                                                             Due

                                                                            MM STEAM Expo

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10 11 12 13 14 15   16                                       February is Black History Month                                                     14 15   16   17   18   19   20
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    Sunday                      Monday                Tuesday            Wednesday              Thursday                Friday                  Saturday
                             JQA READ Begins       DPAC Mtg. @ DPHS                                          DPHS/RF                         ACT 8a.m.
                                                   7p.m.                                          ENL Parent-Teacher Conferences             (Other Sites)
                                                                                              MM ENL Family        JFK Spirit Day:
                                                                                                                                             DPHS Junior Ring
                                                                                              Fun Night            Favorite Sports
                                                                                                                                             Dance
                                                                                                                   Jersey
                                                                                                                   JFK Valentine
                                                                                                                   Chocolate Pop Sale
                                                                                                                   Deadline
                                                                                                                   MM PFC
                                                                                                                   Chocolate Roses
                                                                        JFK Spring Photos                          Order Forms Due

                                               1                   2                     3                    4                       5                                  6
                             DPHS National         BOE Committees        JQA Kindergarten     MM Kindergarten        CHINESE NEW YEAR
                             Honor Society         6:30p.m./Work         Registration Appt.   Registration Appt.
                                                                         Only 8a.m.-3p.m.     Only 8a.m.-3p.m.     DPHS Senior Breakfast
                             Induction 7p.m.       Session 7:30p.m.                                                DPHS/RF/JFK P.S. I Love
                                                   @ District Office   JQA Pajama Night       DPHS Blood Drive     You Day
                                                                       MM Photo               JQA Pre-K Heart      JFK Spirit Day: Wear
                                                                                              Workshop             Purple
                                                                       Make-ups                                    JQA READ Ends
                                                                                              MM Pre-K Winter      MM Smencil Sale, Spirit
                                                                                              Workshop             Day: Wear Red
                                                                JQA Book Fair                                      MM PFC Chocolate Rose
                                                                                     JFK Laser Show                & Pop Sale, Valentine
                                                                                                                   Goody Bag Distribution
                                                                                DPHS/JQA World Language Video Conferences

                         7                     8                   9                 10                   11       MM Chinese
                                                                                                                   New Year Parade
                                                                                                                                  12                               13
Valentine’s Day     Presidents Day

                                                  Midwinter Recess – Schools Closed
                                                 Check District Website for Pool Schedule

           14                 15                  16                  17                    18               19       20
                  DPHS PFC/SEPFC      BOE Regular Open    DPHS Early College NYSCAME All-        JFK/JQA/MM
                  Scholarship         Mtg. @ District     Planning Night     County Rehearsals   Trimester 2 Ends
                  Applications        Office 8p.m.        7p.m.
                  Mailed                                                                         NYSCAME All-
                                      JFK Spring Photo    SEPFC Mtg. @ MM                        County Rehearsals
                  MM PFC Jerry T’s    Make-ups & Club     7p.m.                                  & Concert 7:30p.m.
                  Fundraiser Begins   Photos

                                      MM Class of the
                                      Month Ice Cream
                                      Social

          21                  22                   23                 24                    25                26      27

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                                             M A R CH                                                                                             APRIL 2021
 S M     T   W     T    F    S                  March is World Languages and Cultural Awareness Month                                           S M T W T F         S
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 7 8     9   10   11   12   13                            March is Music in Our Schools Month                                                   3 4 5 6 7 8         9
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21 22   23   24   25   26   27                           March is Theater in Our Schools Month                                                 17 18 19 20 21 22   23
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                                                           March is Women’s History Month

   Sunday                           Monday               Tuesday              Wednesday             Thursday               Friday             Saturday
                                 JFK/JQA/MM           DPHS/RF Parent        RF Parent-Teacher   DPHS/RF Qtr. 3       JFK Variety Show      SCMEA All-County
                                 Parent-Teacher       Portal Closed         Conference Online   Progress Reports,    7p.m.                 Div. I, II & III
                                 Conference Online                          Scheduler Open      Parent Portal Open                         Rehearsals
                                 Scheduler Open       DPAC Mtg.                                 DPHS Varsity         JQA World
                                                      @ DPHS 7p.m.                              Winter Sports        Language
                                 MM READ Kick-off                                               Recognition          Exploration Day
                                                                                                Ceremony 6p.m.
                                                                     JFK Book Fair
                                                                       DPHS DECA State Career Conference (Rochester, NY)
                                                                              JFK READ Week

                                               1                       2                   3                   4                       5                      6
                                 DPHS Spring Sports   BOE Work Session/     DPHS National       RF Parent-Teacher    JFK Spirit Day:       SAT 8a.m.
                                 Physicals            Budget Mtg. 1         Math & Science      Evening              Nerd Day              (Other Sites)
                                                      @ District Office     Honor Societies     Conferences
                                 JFK/JQA/MM           7:30p.m.              Induction 7p.m.     5-8p.m.              MM Smencil Sale       SCMEA All-County
                                 Parent-Teacher                             RF Parent-Teacher                                              Div. I, II & III
                                 Conference Online                          Conference Online                        MM PFC Spring         Rehearsals,
                                 Scheduler Closed                           Scheduler Closed                         Goody Bag Forms       All-County Div. III
                                                                            MM Pajama Night                          Due                   Concert

                                                                                      JFK Reading Assembly           SCMEA All-County
                                                                                                                     Div. I, II & III
                                                                 MM Book Fair
                                                                                                                     Rehearsals

                             7                  8                      9                 10                  11                   12                      13
Daylight Saving        DPHS First Day of          DPHS PFC Coffee           JQA Pre-K                MM Pre-K           RF Spring Sports
Time Begins –          Spring Sports              with the Principal    Registration Appt.       Registration Appt.     Physicals
Set Clocks Forward                                10a.m.                Only 8a.m.-3p.m.         Only 8a.m.-3p.m.
One Hour               MM PFC Jerry T’s                                   St. Patrick’s Day    JFK Parent-Teacher       JQA Yearbook
                       Fundraiser Ends                                                         Evening Conf. 5-8p.m.,   Photos Due
SCMEA All-County                                                       JQA Spirit Day: Wear    Science Fair 5:30-7:30   MM Auction
                                                                       Green                   JQA/MM Parent-
Div. I & II Concerts                                                   MM PFC Mtg. 7p.m.       Teacher Evening
                                                                       DPCA Mtg. @             Conferences 5:30-8p.m.
                                                                                                                                 RF Drama Club Play 7p.m.
                                                                       District Office 7p.m.   SEPFC Mtg. @ JFK 7p.m.

                                                                           JFK/JQA/MM Parent-Teacher Conferences Pre-K-2 & 1/2 Days *
                                                                                        JQA Circus

              14                      15                       16                      17                     18                           19                20
                       DPHS College & Career      BOE Open Mtg./       RF PFC Mtg.             DPHS Parent-             RF ENL Heritage &       Passover Begins at
                       Fair 5:30-7:30p.m.,        Budget Mtg. 2 @      & Student of the        Teacher Evening          Culture Night               Sundown
                       SAT/ACT Info Session
                                                  District Office      Month 7p.m.             Conferences              @ Cafe
                       5:30p.m., NCAA
                       Student-Athlete            8p.m.                                        5-8p.m.
                       Workshop 6:30p.m.                               JQA PFC Mtg.                                     MM World
                                                  MM Author Day        4:30p.m.                MM Display My Art        Language
                       RF First Day of Modified
                                                                                               Begins                   Exploration Day
                       Spring Sports Practices

                       MM Class of the Month                                                                            MM PFC Spring
                       Ice Cream Social                                                                                 Goody Bag
                                         NYSSMA Solo West Piano Festival @ Five Towns College                           Distribution

             21                        22                     23                       24                    25                            26                27
   Palm Sunday                                                         MM Family Fun
                                                                       Day
                                                                       @ Adventureland

                                     Spring Holiday Recess – Schools Closed
                                                                                                                                                *NOTE
                                     Check District Website for Pool Schedule                                                                   • J FK dismissal
                                                                                                                                                  starts at 11a.m.

                                                                                                                                                • J QA and MM
                                                                                                                                                  dismissals start
                                                                                                                                                  at 11:30a.m.

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                                                                      in session on 4/5 & 5/28                                             30 31

    Sunday                            Monday                  Tuesday            Wednesday      Thursday              Friday              Saturday
                                                                                             MM Family Fun            Good Friday       DPHS Falconettes
                                                                                             Day                                        Kickline Clinic
                                                                                             @ Adventureland
                                                                                             Rain Date

                                                                                                     Spring Holiday Recess
                                                                                                         Schools Closed
                                                                                                      Check District Website
                                                                                                        for Pool Schedule

                                                                                                            1     DPHS/RF Qtr. 3
                                                                                                                                    2                      3
   Easter Sunday                     Spring Holiday        DPHS/RF World Lang.               DPHS Breakfast for
                                          Recess           FLACS Speaking Task               Champions @ DPHS     Ends, Parent Portal
                                                               Tests Begin                                        Closed
    Pool Closed                       Schools Closed                                         Library 8a.m.
                                       Check District     DPAC Mtg. @ DPHS                                        DPHS Sports Night
                                         Website                                             MM Display My Art
                                                          7p.m.                                                   7p.m.
                                         for Pool                                            Ends
                                         Schedule                                                                 JQA Spirit Day:
                                                                                                                  Dress Like Your
                                                                                                                  Teacher
                                      Contingency
                                     Snow Day #2*

                                 4                  5                       6            7                  8                       9                   10
DPHS/RF Qtr. 4       BOE Work            JFK PFC Mtg. &          DPHS/RF Qtr. 3       JFK Spirit Day:        ACT 8a.m.
     Begins               Session 7:30p.m.    Nominations 7p.m        Report Cards,        Old People Day         (Other Sites)
                          @ District Office                           Parent Portal Open
                                              JQA Spring Photos                            JQA Auction            DPHS Musical
                                                                                           MM Smencil Sale,       1p.m.
                                                                                           Spirit Day:
                                                                                           Superhero Shirt

                                                                                                       DPHS Musical 7p.m.

11                12                   13                     14                  15                     16                       17
       K-12 NYSESLAT       JFK Grades 3-5 NYS ELA Assessments                                JFK/RF Grades 3-8
     Testing (Speaking)                                                                     NYS ELA Assessments
                                                   RF Grades 6-8 NYS ELA Assessments             Make-ups
           Begins
                          MM Spring Photos
                                              DPHS PFC                DPHS World
     SEPFC Scholarship
                                              Scholarship Essays      Language Honor
     Applications Due                         Due
                                                                                           JFK Auction 7p.m.
                                                                      Society Induction
                                              JQA PFC Mtg. &          Ceremony
                                              Nominations 7p.m.       @ Auditorium
                                              MM PFC Mtg. &
                                                                      7p.m.
                                              Nominations 7p.m
                                              DPCA Mtg. @                                    DPHS ICDC Conference (Anaheim, CA)
                                              District Office 7p.m.

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     RF National Junior   BOE Regular Open    DPHS Open House         International
     Honor Society        Mtg. @ DPHS 8p.m.   for Incoming            Poetry Festival       NYSSMA Area 1
     Induction 7p.m.                          Freshmen 7 p.m.         Gr. K-12 @ DPHS       Solo & Ensemble
                                                                      Auditorium 7p.m.           Festival
     MM Class of the                                                                        @ West Babylon
     Month Ice Cream
     Social                                                                                RF 20th Annual
                                                                                           French Dinner @
               JFK/RF Grades 3-8                                                           Cafe 4-6p.m.
         NYS ELA Assessments Make-ups
                                                                                           SEPFC Fun Night
       DPHS ICDC Conference (Anaheim, CA)
                                                                                           Out Fundraiser

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Budget Vote
      in DPHS Gymnasium
          May 18, 2021
   APRIL 2021
                                                    MA Y
                                               May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month
                                                                                                                      CHECK DISTRICT
                                                                                                                    MAILINGS THIS MONTH
                                                                                                                     FOR BUDGET VOTER
                                                                                                                    REGISTRATION DATES

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    Sunday                      Monday           Tuesday            Wednesday                Thursday                Friday              Saturday
                                                                                                                                       NYSSMA Area 1
                                                                                                                                       Solo & Ensemble
                                                                                                                                            Festival
                                                                                                                                       @ West Babylon

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                                                                                          DPHS Blood Drive        JFK/RF Grades 3-8   SAT @ DPHS 8a.m.
                                                JFK Grades 3-5 NYS Math Assessments
                                                                                                                      NYS Math
                                              DPAC Mtg. @ DPHS                                                      Assessments
                                                                       RF Grades 6-8 NYS Math Assessments
                                              7p.m.                                                                   Make-ups
                                                                                JQA Plant Sale                   MM Smencil Sale,
                                                                                          JQA ENL Family Fun     Spirit Day: Crazy
                                                                                          Night                  Hair Day
                                                                                                        JFK Plant Sale
                                                                                                       MM Plant Sale
                                                                     DPHS AP Exams

                           2              3                  4                        5                      6                   7                                 8
Mother’s Day                                                                                          Eid al-Fitr     DPHS/RF Qtr. 4
                           JFK/RF Grades 3-8 NYS Math
                              Assessments Make-ups
                                                                                                                      Progress Reports,
                                                                                                  Superintendent’s    Parent Portal Open
                                            BOE Work Session                                      Conference Day
                                            7:30p.m. @ District                                                       JFK Spirit Day:
                                            Office                                               Schools Closed for   Disney
                                            DPHS/RF Parent                                           Students
                                            Portal Closed                                                             JQA Spirit Day:
                                                                                                    Pool Closed       Mismatch
                                                      JFK Spring Concerts 7p.m.
                                                                           DPHS AP Exams

               9                     10                      11                        12                      13                       14           15
                      K-12 NYSESLAT
                                                                        JFK PFC Mtg. &           JFK Psychic Dinner   JQA Spring Dance
                                               Districtwide School
                                                                        Elections 7p.m.                               7p.m.
                      Testing Begins           Budget Vote & BOE
                    (Reading, Writing,        Trustee Elections @                                MM Gr. 2 Visit to
                                            DPHS Gym 7a.m.–9p.m.        JQA Gr. 2 Visit to JFK   JFK
                        Listening)
                                                 El Voto Para el        JQA PFC Mtg. &
                                            Presupuesto del Distrito    Elections 4:30p.m.
                                            Escolar y Elección de los                            MM McTeacher
                                             Administradores de la      MM PFC Mtg. &            Night
                                                Junta Educativa         Elections 7p.m.
                                              @ DPHS 7a.m.-9 p.m.

                                            JFK Gr. 5 Maturity Day      DPCA Mtg. @
                                            Districtwide STEAM          District Office 7p.m.
                                            Expo @ DPHS 6-8:30p.m.      SEPFC Mtg. @ JFK

          16                     17                         18                         19                      20                     21             22
                                            Pool Closed                 7p.m.

23                 24
                   JQA Field Day
                                                    RF/JFK
                                                 Grades 4 & 8
                                                 NYS Science
                                                 Performance
                                                                        MM Field Day             MM Field Day Rain
                                                                                                 Date
                                                                                                                       Memorial Day Recess

                                                                                                                          Schools Closed
                                                                                                                                             Pool Closed

                   MM Class of the            Assessment Begins
                                                                                                                           Check District
                   Month Ice                                                                                                  Website
                   Cream Social             BOE Regular Open
                                                                                                                         for Pool Schedule
                                            Mtg. @ DPHS 8p.m.
                                                                                                                         K-12 NYSESLAT
                                                              RF Spring Concert Dress Rehearsals                         All Testing Ends
                           Memorial Day
                           Schools Closed                                        RF Spring Concerts 7p.m.
     Pool Closed                            JQA Field Day                                                                 Contingency
                             Pool Closed
                                            Rain Date                                                                    Snow Day #2*

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    Sunday                     Monday               Tuesday               Wednesday                 Thursday                  Friday                  Saturday
                                                 DPHS U.S. History       DPHS Boys Fall          JQA/MM Pre-K                  RF/JFK              SAT 8a.m.
                                                 & Government            Sports Physicals        Orientation                Grades 4 & 8           (Other Sites)
                                                 Regents Exam                                    9:45a.m.                   NYS Science
                                                                                                                            Performance
                                                                         JQA/MM                                           Assessment Ends
                                                 JFK Musical 7p.m.       Kindergarten
                                                                         Orientation                                         DPHS/RF World
                                                 Districtwide            9:45a.m.                                           Language FLACS
                                                                                                                         Speaking Task Tests End
                                                 Retirement Tea
                                                 @ District Office
                                                                          DPHS Spring Concert Dress Rehearsals
                                                 2:30p.m.                                                               DPHS Girls Fall
                                                                               DPHS Spring Concerts 7p.m.               Sports Physicals
                                                                                                                        JFK Spirit Day:

                                                                     1                      2    DPHS Senior
                                                                                                                  3     Wear Tie Dye
                                                                                                                                            4      ACT @ DPHS 8a.m.
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                                 RF/JFK               RF/JFK Grades 4 & 8 NYS Science                                   RF Girls Fall Sports
                              Grades 4 & 8             Written Assessment Make-ups               Awards 7p.m.           Physicals
                               NYS Science
                           Written Assessment    DPHS Varsity                                    JFK Field Day, Gr. 4   JFK Field Day, Gr. 3
                                                                         RF PFC Mtg. &
                                                 Spring Sports           Student of the          Events 9:15a.m.        Events 9:15a.m.
                           RF Boys Fall Sports   Recognition             Month 6p.m.
                           Physicals             Ceremony 6p.m.          RF Incoming Gr. 5       JQA Pre-K Family       MM Smencil Sale,
                                                                         Parent Orientation      Picnic                 Spirit Day: Luau
                           DPHS Music            RF In-Class Final       7p.m.
                                                                                                                        Day
                                                                         JFK Field Day
                           Showcase              Exams Begin                                     MM BOGO Book
                                                                         Opening Ceremony &
                                                                         Gr. 5 Events 9:15a.m.   Fair
                                                 DPAC Mtg.

                       6                    7                        8                      9                  10                       11                          12
                                                                         MM Summer
                                                 @ DPHS 7p.m.            Goody Bag
                                                                         Forms Due
Flag Day         BOE Work Session/      JFK Gr. 5 End of Year    MM Gr. 2 Moving      JFK Gr. 5
                                     Regular Open Mtg. @    Event                    Up Ceremony Rain     Celebration &
               Districtwide Spirit   DPHS 8p.m.                                      Date                 Yearbook Signing
               Day: Wear Red,        DPHS/RF Last Day of    MM Gr. 2 Moving
                                     Classes                Up Ceremony 10a.m.
               White & Blue                                                                               JFK Drive-In Movie
                                     DPHS/RF Qtr. 4,        DPCA Mtg. @
                                     Semester 2 Ends,       District Office 7p.m.                         Night
               JFK Field Day Rain    Parent Portal Closed
               Date                  DPHS Senior Picnic                                                MM Gr. 2 Grill &
                                     RF Gr. 8 Picnic                                                   Chill Moving Up
               JQA Gr. 2 Moving      JFK Field Day Rain                                                BBQ
               Up Ceremony           Date                                    DPHS/RF Regents & Final Exams
                                     JQA Gr. 2 Moving

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                                     Up Ceremony
                                     Rain Date

Father’s Day   DPHS Senior Walk      JFK Moving             RF Gr. 8 Moving Up       DPHS Senior Prom       Last Day of School
               @ JQA/MM              Up Ceremony            Rehearsal &              6p.m.
                                                                                                            Regents Rating Day
                                     9:45a.m.               Breakfast
               MM Gr. 2 Grill &      MM Summer              8-10:30a.m.              JQA Gr. 2            DPHS Graduation
               Chill Moving Up       Goody Bag Distri-      RF Gr. 8 Moving Up       Celebration & Tree   6p.m. (Rain or Shine)
               BBQ Rain Date         bution                 Ceremony 6p.m.           Planting             DPHS/RF Qtr. 4
                                                            RF Gr. 8 Dance                                Report Cards, Parent
                                                            7:30-10p.m.                                   Portal Open

                                                                                    JFK/JQA/MM 1/2 Days *
                                                     DPHS/RF Regents & Final Exams

        20                   21                     22                    23                      24      Pool Closed
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                                                                                                                                  • JFK dismissal
                                                                                                                                     starts at 11a.m.

                                                                                                                                  • JQA and MM
                                                                                                                                     dismissals start
                                                                                                                                     at 11:30a.m.

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               JULY 2021                                                                                1               2             3

                                            Have a Safe Summer!

                                   4                  5             6                  7                8               9             10
                                       Independence                 BOE Tentative
                                            Day                     Reorganization
                                                                    Mtg. @ District
                                        Pool Closed                 Office
                                                                    Time TBD

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     AUGUST 2021                                                     Open Mtg. @
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                                                         MM             JQA              RF Gr. 6
                                                         Kindergarten   Kindergarten     Orientation 9a.m.
                                                         Playdate       Picnic           JFK Gr. 3 Scavenger
                                                                        MM               Hunt & Visit
    JULY 2021                                                           Kindergarten     12-1p.m.
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      Deer Park School District                                                                        Deer Park 2020-2021
      Curriculum and Instruction                                                                       School District Directory & Calendar
ABOUT NEW YORK STATE STANDARDS                                                     The Deer Park School District is committed to continuing to develop
   The New York State Next Generation English Language Arts and                New York State curricula with the “whole child” at the core of the
Mathematics Learning Standards were developed through numerous                 educational experience, recognizing that a well-rounded education, positive
phases of public comment as well as virtual and face-to-face meetings          learning environment, strong home-school connection and high expectations
with committees consisting of New York State educators, teachers               all contribute to student success.
of English language learners/multilingual learners and students with
disabilities, parents, curriculum specialists, school administrators,          HOW PARENTS CAN SUPPORT LEARNING
college professors, and experts in cognitive research. The standards             As a parent, you can help by: talking with your child, asking open-ended
reflect the collaborative efforts and expertise among all constituents         questions about what he or she learned in school each day, reading his or her
involved.                                                                      homework, attending school events to learn about what teachers expect and
                                                                               emphasizing the importance of school.
THE NEW YORK STATE STANDARDS:
• Provide educators, parents and students with a common                       SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL LEARNING
   understanding of what students are expected to learn and be able to            In keeping with the Deer Park School District’s mission statement which
   do within their K-12 education.                                             states that we wish to help make our students productive members of society,
• Prepare students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed         we will be incorporating additional social/emotional learning into our K-12
   in college and careers in an increasingly integrated and competitive        curriculum. We believe that it is important to focus on educating the whole
   global economy.                                                             child, specifically, focusing on helping to develop character traits that ensure
• Reflect the need for a highly skilled workforce that has mastered           that our students will be successful both in and out of school.
   academic content and is able to think critically, solve complex                Students will be engaged in lessons, activities, and presentations that focus
   problems and communicate effectively.                                       on developing and fostering the following character traits:
• Allow districts to develop or select their own curricula, programs and         1. Respect
   lessons.                                                                       2. Responsibility
                                                                                  3. Citizenship
         NEW YORK STATE NEXT GENERATION                                           4. Kindness/Caring
         LEARNING STANDARDS HIGHLIGHTS                                            5. Acceptance/Equity
              ELA                                    MATH                         6. Integrity/Sportsmanship
                                                                                  7. Perseverance
• D evelop practices to foster       • I mprove the focus of major content      8. Courage
   lifelong readers and writers.         and skill to ensure grade level          9. Self-Control/Self-Discipline
                                         appropriateness.                         10. Honesty/Trustworthiness
• Encourage a healthy balance
   of informational reading and       • Develop knowledge and
                                         understanding to function in          PARENT RESOURCES:
   literary text to ensure students
                                         a world dependent upon the              • The New York State Education Department has posted materials at
   read both full-length text and        application of mathematics.                www.engageny.org.
   shorter pieces.                    • Provide a balance of conceptual         • The National Parent Teacher Association offers grade-by-grade guides
• Promote reading and writing for       understanding, procedural fluency          for the Standards, available in English and Spanish for grades K-8 and
   enjoyment and self-expression.        and application.                           9-12 at www.pta.org.
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     VISITORS TO THE SCHOOLS
         The Board recognizes that the success of the school program depends, in part, on support by the
                                                                                                                   School District Directory & Calendar
     larger community. The Board wishes to foster a positive climate where members of the community
     have the opportunity to observe the hard work and accomplishments of the students, teachers and
     other staff. Since schools are a place of work and learning, certain limits must be set for such visits.
     The principal or his or her designee is responsible for all persons in the building and on the grounds.
     For these reasons, the following rules apply to visitors to the schools:
         1. Anyone who is not a regular staff member or student of the school will be considered a visitor.
         2. All visitors should call in advance, whenever possible, and make an appointment with the
             school employee they wish to visit.
         3. All visitors to the school must enter through the designated single point of entry and show
             identification before entering. Upon verification of purpose of visit, admission will be granted.
             A visitor’s identification badge will be issued, which must be worn at all times while in the
             school or on school grounds. The visitor must return the identification badge to the security
             desk before leaving the building.
         4. Visitors attending school functions after regular school hours that are open to the public, such
             as parent-teacher organization meetings or public gatherings, are not required to register, but
             must have proper ID readily available.
         5. Visitors should not expect to take class time to discuss individual matters.
         6. Any unauthorized person on school property will be reported to the principal. Unauthorized
             persons will be asked to leave. The police may be called if the situation warrants.
         7. All visitors are expected to abide by the rules for public conduct on school property contained
             in the code of conduct, found on the district’s website.
         8. School facilities and grounds are primarily for the use of students. They are not available for
             public use during the hours that school programs are in progress.

                        PARKING/FIRE LANE PUBLIC NOTICE                                                          USE OF SCHOOL FACILITIES
                                                                                                                     School build­ings and grounds may be used by nonprofit, nonsec­tar­
         Access onto school premises for fire and emergency service equipment must be provided at all            ian or­gani­za­tions for meet­ings and sports activities dur­ing times they
     times by clear, unobstructed access roads and/or designated fire lanes in accordance with the New           are not in use by the schools.
     York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code 1161.2. Pathways from exit doors and                       Ap­pli­ca­tion forms for build­ing use may be ob­tained at the schools
     rescue windows must remain clear and unobstructed for easy evacuation. Parking areas have been              and from the business office at the district administration building.
     designated for your convenience. Please abide by all parking rules and regulations (handicapped                 A fee is charged to cover the cost of cus­to­dial serv­ices. For more
     stalls, fire zones, etc.). Please be advised that the Town of Babylon will issue tickets for illegally      in­for­ma­tion about regu­la­tions gov­ern­ing the use of school facilities,
     parked vehicles.                                                                                            con­tact the business office at 631-274-4020.
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       BUS SCHEDULES/SCHOOL HOURS
                                                                        Deer Park 2020-2021
                                                                        School District Directory & Calendar
                          Deer Park High School
 Pick Up   School Begins School Ends                      Bus Departs
 6:50 a.m. 7:22 a.m.     2:10 p.m.                        2:15 p.m.
 Late Bus:			                                             2:55 p.m.

                        Robert Frost Middle School
 Pick Up   School Begins School Ends                      Bus Departs
 7:30 a.m. 8 a.m.        2:35 p.m.                        2:40 p.m.
 Late Bus:			                                             3:25 p.m.

                   John F. Kennedy Intermediate School
 Pick Up        School Begins            School Ends      Bus Departs
 8:25 a.m.      8:55 a.m.                3:05 p.m.        3:10 p.m.

      John Quincy Adams Primary School & May Moore Primary School
 Pick Up        School Begins            School Ends      Bus Departs
 9 a.m.         9:30 a.m.                3:40 p.m.        3:45 p.m.

                                Prekindergarten
 AM Session
 Pick Up        School Begins            School Ends      Bus Departs
 8:30 a.m.      9:15 a.m.                11:45 a.m.       11:50 a.m.

 PM Session                                                               EARLY DISMISSAL SCHEDULE
 Pick Up        School Begins            School Ends      Bus Departs        In the event schools need to be dismissed
                                                                          early, the following bus pickup times will be
 12:20 p.m.     1 p.m.                   3:30 p.m.        3:40 p.m.
                                                                          utilized:
                                                                             No p.m. Pre-K, No p.m. Tech
                      Ss. Cyril and Methodius School                         HS		           12:10 p.m.
                                                                             RF		           12:35 p.m.
Pick Up         School Begins            School Ends      Bus Departs
                                                                             JFK		          1:05 p.m.
7:50 a.m.       8:25 a.m.                2:45 p.m.        2:50 p.m.          JQA/MM 1:40 p.m.
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                                                         School District Directory & Calendar
EMERGENCY CLOSINGS                                          CONTINGENCY EMERGENCY CLOSING DAYS
                                                                Contingency Make-up Day #1 is May 28, 2021. Contingency Make-up Day #2 is April 5, 2021. School will
  Periodically, weather conditions are so se­vere           be in session on these days if more than four snow days are used. In the event all snow days are not used, the district
that in the interest of safety the district decides not     has the right to close for an extra day around the Memorial Day weekend.
to open schools. When that hap­pens, a telephone
message will be sent to all student households.             TELEPHONE ALERT SYSTEM
Additionally, an­nounce­ments will be carried on the            The district utilizes a telephone alert system called “School Messenger.” The system enables the district to
following radio and television stations:                    automatically send prerecorded phone messages to all district parents in a matter of minutes. It is commonly used to
                                                            get important messages to parents in a timely manner, such as a school closure or emergency.
                                                                The district is collecting your phone number for communications purposes. By providing the number, you agree
        WALK......................97.5 FM                   that the school may contact you by phone or text, regarding school emergencies, school events and any other school-
        WBAB......................102.3 FM                  related communications as well as other information deemed relevant by the school district.
        WKJY......................98.3 FM
        WCBS......................880 AM
        Cablevision..............News 12 Long Island
                                                            TRANSPORTATION
                                                               Transportation is provided in our district for students in grades K-12, based on where they live in relation to the
        Verizon FiOS...........FiOS1 News Long Island       location of the school they are attending. The following students are eligible for transportation to and from school:
        Network TV.............WABC Channel 7               students enrolled in grades K-2 residing a distance of 1/4 mile or greater from their school; students in grades 3-5 residing
                                  WCBS Channel 2            a distance of 1/2 mile or greater from their school; students in grades 6-8 residing a distance of 1 mile or greater from their
                                  WNBC Channel 4            school; and students enrolled in grades 9-12 who reside a distance of 1.5 miles or greater from Deer Park High School.
                                  WNYW Channel 5               Transportation eligibility according to distance limits is determined by careful mea­sure­ment to provide absolute
                                                            accuracy. We adhere scru­pu­lously to the State Edu­ca­tion Law and mileage limits adopted by the Board of Education
                                                            and cannot make exceptions. All requests for nonpublic school transportation for the 2020-2021 school year must be
                                                            filed no later than April 1, 2020.
 DELAYED OPENING OF SCHOOLS                                    Bus passes are issued to all students eligible for transportation and will be checked regularly. Students will not be
                                                            admitted on a bus without a pass. The bus drivers are not responsible for the supervision of children before the child
       On other occasions, it may be pos­sible to           enters or after the child exits the bus. Therefore, for younger children in particular, it is imperative that an adult be
                                                            present to receive them. For questions concerning bus transportation, please call 631-274-4060.
   salvage much of the school day by start­ing
   classes at a later hour. News of such delayed            BUS TRANSPORTATION STUDENT RULES
   open­ings will also be carried on the stations
                                                            1. The driver is in charge of the bus. Follow the driver’s instructions.
   listed above. The two-hour delayed opening
                                                            2. Be on time at your bus stop. The bus will not wait for you.
   sched­ule bus pickup times will be as follows:           3. Stand back from the street and wait for the bus to stop. Form a line before approaching the bus at your stop.
                                                            4. Speak in a normal tone and do not use offensive language.
   High School........................... 8:50 a.m.         5. Do not push, shove or fight on the bus or while you are waiting at your stop.
   Robert Frost.......................... 9:30 a.m.         6. Board the bus in an orderly fashion and go di­rectly to your seat.
   John F. Kennedy................... 10:25 a.m.            7. Do not litter, write on or damage the bus in any way.
   May Moore............................ 11 a.m.            8. Remain seated while the bus is moving.
   John Quincy Adams.............. 11 a.m.                  9. Keep all parts of your body and all objects inside the bus.
   Ss. Cyril and Methodius........ 9:50 a.m.                10. If you cross the street when you get off the bus, wait for the driver to signal that it is safe to cross. Always cross in
   Prekindergarten:                                              front of the bus, never behind it.
   AM Pre-K.............................. Canceled          11. No eating, drinking or smoking is permitted on the bus.
   PM Pre-K.............................. Regular Time      12. No unauthorized passengers are permitted to ride. Your bus pass is your ticket.
                                                                         Failure to comply with these rules could lead to a suspension or loss of bus rider privileges.
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                                                   School District Directory & Calendar
SEX OFFENDER NOTIFICATIONS                                                                                  OFFICIAL ASBESTOS NOTIFICATION
   Parents for Megan’s Law will email district                                                                As required by law every three years, the
residents who have registered, informing                                                                    Triennial Asbestos Inspection of the Deer Park
them of any new sex offender’s presence and                                                                 School District is scheduled for September 2020.
                                                                                                            Each inspection is performed in accordance
directing them to the PFML website where
                                                                                                            with 40 CRF 763.85 and based on the EPA’s
they can access a full copy of the notification.
                                                                                                            (Environmental Protection Agency) publication,
  If you have not already registered to receive                                                             “A Guide to Performing Reinspections Under the
current or future sex offender notifications,                                                               Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act”. These
please contact the Parents for Megan’s Law              • I f an emergency exists that necessitates        reports are available upon request from the plant
Helpline at 631-689-2672 or go to their                    an emergency application, a good faith           facilities office. For more information, call Robert
website at www.parentsformeganslaw.org                     effort will be made to provide advance           Woolsey, plant facilities administrator, at
and click on the “Sex Offender Email Alert                 notification.                                    631-274-4080.
Registration Program” link on the homepage.             •C  ertain pesticide applications are exempt
                                                           from the notification process.                   INTERNET POLICY
                                                        •T  o place your name on the above-                    The Deer Park Union Free School District
PESTICIDE NOTIFICATION                                     mentioned list, please mail your name,
   The Deer Park Union Free School District                                                                 believes that the use of the internet is an integral
                                                           address, and phone number to:                    part of the educational process. Therefore, it
has developed an integrated pest management                               Robert Woolsey                    should be viewed as a teaching and learning
program for managing, preventing and                                     Deer Park Schools                  resource, as are approved textbooks and other
suppressing pests with minimal impact on                        Office of Buildings and Grounds             curriculum-based tools.
human health, the environment and nontarget                              41 Homer Ave.                          The Deer Park Union Free School District
organisms. Pesticides are only used as a last                        Deer Park, NY 11729                    utilizes internet-filtering software to assist in the
resort. If pesticides are needed, the least-toxic                                                           prevention of inappropriate sites and materials
                                                       If you have questions or comments regarding          reaching the student. We believe that the best
pest-specific alternative is selected.
                                                            these requirements, please contact:             vigilance is provided by the professional and lay
   This notice is intended to advise you as
                                                             Stephen Hampson, safety officer,               staff in our employ.
required by Section 409-h of the Education                           at 631-274-4084.
Law that:                                                                                                       Should a parent/guardian wish for their child
                                                              Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.                  not to have access to this valuable resource, they
   • Pesticide products may be used periodically
                                                                                                            may do so by not signing the Acceptable Use
      throughout the school year.                                        FRAUD ALERT                        Policy form which is available in all our schools
   • This district is required to maintain a list    If you are aware of any violations of the Workers’    or on the district’s website under the IT section.
      of parents, guardians and staff who wish to     Compensation law in the district, please notify the   If they wish to rescind a previous Acceptable
      receive 48-hour written notice of an actual             Business Office at 631-274-4020.              Use Policy form, they may submit a letter to the
      pesticide application.                                   All calls will remain anonymous.             building principal.
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                                                  Deer Park 2020-2021
                                                  School District Directory & Calendar
STUDENT BIOGRAPHICAL                                    CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT                                       sexual harassment or discrimination are covered by
INFORMATION                                                New York State Law Chapter 1039 add­ed a new               Policies 0110 and 0115. Complaint forms can be
  The district is committed to safeguarding             Title VI, Section 411, Child Pro­tec­tive Ser­vic­es Act to   found on the district website under the District tab.
personal and confidential information about its         the Social Services Law. Its purpose is to encourage             All complainants and those who participate in the
students. Some student information is considered        a more complete re­port­ing of sus­pected child abuse/        investigation of a complaint in conformity with state
“directory information” and may be released by          mal­treat­ment and to es­tab­lish in each county a            law and district policies, who have acted reasonably
the district without prior consent of the parents,      Child Protective Service capable of in­ves­ti­gat­ing         and in good faith, have the right to be free from
including names, names of parents, grade,               such reports swiftly and com­plete­ly and of providing        retaliation of any kind.
major field of study, participation in recognized       protection for the child from fur­ther such sit­u­a­tions.
school activities, extracurricular activities, sports      The law man­dates that school personnel report             PERSONAL PROPERTY
programs, academic honors, achievements,                suspected cases to the New York State Central                    Students should not wear jewelry or other
awards, scholarships and similar information,           Register of Child Abuse and Mal­treat­ment.                   expensive personal items to school, nor should these
including photographs. Schools will make                                                                              items be stored in lockers. Storage of these items in
every effort to inform parents when requests
for information are made. Parents who do not            DASA, SECTION 504 AND TITLE IX                                lockers is the personal re­spon­si­bil­i­ty of the student.
desire release/publication of this information              The Board of Education, its officers and                  The school district is not responsible for loss or theft.
must make a specific request, in writing, to the        employees shall not discriminate in its programs
superintendent by Sept. 15, 2020. Failure to            and activities on the basis of race, color, weight,           SUSPENSIONS/PENALTIES
make such a request will be deemed implied              national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious               Parents and students should be aware of policies
consent. This includes release of high school           practice, disability, sex, sexual orientation or gender       regarding cut­ting and/or sus­pen­sions. The student
students’ information to military recruiters.           (including gender identity/expression). The district          handbook contains complete details of all rules and
                                                        will provide notice of this policy in accordance with         regulations. Review this document carefully with
ACCESS TO STUDENT RECORDS                               federal and state law and regulation.                         your child and check the district website for further
   Parents and eligible students (at least 18 years         The district provisions prohibit discrimination
of age or attending a postsecondary educational                                                                       information found in the Code of Conduct.
                                                        and harassment against any student by employees,
institution) are entitled to inspect and review any     employees by student, employees by employees, or
and all educational records related to themselves       anyone on school property or at a school function,            CELLPHONE USE IN SCHOOL
or their children, including the right to challenge     that creates a hostile environment by conduct, with              Students are prohibited from using cellphones/
the content of the information, and to correct any      or without physical contact and/or by verbal threats,         headphones during instructional time unless
misleading or inaccurate information.                   intimidation or abuse, of such a severe nature                authorized by their classroom teacher. Please
                                                        that has or would have the effect of unreasonably             discourage use during this time. Parents can contact
TITLE I: RIGHT TO KNOW                                  and substantially interfering with a student’s or             their child by calling the main office.
   Under the provisions of the Every Student            employee’s performance, opportunities or benefits,
Succeeds Act, parents of children receiving Title I     or mental, emotional and/or physical well-being.              REPORT CARDS
funds (May Moore, John Quincy Adams and John                                                                              Report cards on pupils in all grades are issued three
                                                            Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Personnel
F. Kennedy) have a right to request information
                                                        Services Alicia Konecny has been designated                   times a year at the elementary level or four times a year
regarding the professional qualifications of their
student’s classroom teachers. Please address a letter   to handle inquiries regarding the district’s                  at the secondary level, except for kindergarten pu­pils,
of request to the child’s principal. See the district   nondiscrimination policies. Her contact information           who re­ceive one eval­u­a­tion in the fall and one in the
website for more information.                           is available on the district website. Complaints of           spring, and can be accessed via the parent portal.
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