CELEBRATING BREWSTER SCHOOLS ! - BREWSTER CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT CALENDAR2015/2016

 
CELEBRATING BREWSTER SCHOOLS ! - BREWSTER CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT CALENDAR2015/2016
Brewster Central School District
Calendar2015/2016

          Celebrating Brewster Schools !
CELEBRATING BREWSTER SCHOOLS ! - BREWSTER CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT CALENDAR2015/2016
Brewster Central School District

School Board Information
The Board of Education usually meets two Tuesdays each month. The seven members of the Board
are elected by the qualified voters of the district to serve without remuneration for three-year terms.
All citizens are encouraged to take an active role in the development of our schools by attending
the public Board meetings which are held in the Administration Building.

Board of Education
                       Dr. Stephen O. Jambor, President                              845-278-6242
                       Ms. Sonia Mesika, Vice President                              845-279-5633
                       Mr. Scott Dakin, Trustee                                      914-673-3152
                       Ms. Alberta Kozma, Trustee                                    845-279-2510
                       Ms. Mary Cay Nilsen, Trustee                                  845-494-3565
                       Ms. Diane E. O’Brien, Trustee                                 845-416-6777
                       Mr. S. Peter Pastore, Trustee                                 845-721-0719
School Board Elections
Candidates for the Board of Education must file a petition with the District Clerk thirty (30) days
before the election.
Qualifications for voting in any school district election are:
                   1. U.S. Citizen
                       2. 18 years of age by the date of the election
                       3. A resident of the school district thirty (30) days prior to the election.

 Mission:
 To create a culture within BCSD that embraces the whole child, challenges children’s abili-
 ties, values diversity, incorporates relevant technology, and develops a Professional Learning
 Community that strives to rigorously evaluate its effectiveness on student learning.

                                          Board of Education E-Mail Address
                                       boe@brewsterschools.org

 Asbestos Management Plan
 In accordance with the provision of the 40 CFR 763.93 (e) of the Federal AHERA law, notice is hereby given of the availability of
 the Management Plan and subsequent inclusions. The semi-annual surveillance has been performed as per the Management Plan
 and the results of the surveillance are included in the Management Plan. Any response action(s) taken in the past year are also
 part of the document. The document is available for inspection in the Operations and Maintenance Office and the main offices of
 the school buildings.

                                                                                                                                     2
Brewster Central School District
                September 2015
        Sunday                             Monday                         Tuesday                            Wednesday                                Thursday                                  Friday                             Saturday

NOTES:                                                            1    BHS Marching Band Camp
                                                                       3:00-9:00PM BHS
                                                                                                       2    DW First Day of School for all
                                                                                                            Students
                                                                                                                                             3     BHS Performing Arts Boosters
                                                                                                                                                   7:00PM BHS Choir Room
                                                                                                                                                                                  4      BHS Picture Day
                                                                                                                                                                                         Underclassmen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           5
                                                                                                            WMS Modified Fall Sports Begin         CVS ESL Open House Grade 3
                                                                                                            JFK PTA Meeting                        5:30PM
                                                                                                            6:30 PM Exec. Mtg. only                CVS Open House Grade 3
                                                                                                                                                   6:00PM

6                                 7    DW Labor Day
                                       School Closed
                                                                  8     DW Board Meeting
                                                                        6:30PM District Office
                                                                                                       9    CVS Open House Grade 4
                                                                                                            6:00PM                           10 JFK ESL Open Houses
                                                                                                                                                9:00-10:00AM/2:30-3:30PM
                                                                                                                                                                                  11                                      12
                                                                        BHS Picture Day                                                            JFK Open House-Kindergarten
                                                                        Underclassmen                                                              6:00PM
                                                                        WMS/CVS I/MS PTA Meeting                                                   WMS School Pictures
                                                                        6:30PM Exec. Mtg. Only
                                                                        CVS Library

13   DW Grandparent's Day
                                  14 DW  Rosh Hashanah
                                     School Closed
                                                                  15   DW Rosh Hashanah
                                                                       School Closed                   16 CVS Open House Grade 5
                                                                                                          6:00PM
                                                                                                                                             17 JFK Open House Grade 1
                                                                                                                                                6:00PM                            18     BHS PLC Friday
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          19
     DW Rosh Hashanah begins at
     Sundown                                                                                                                                      BHS Senior Program
                                                                                                                                                  6:30-9:00PM PAC

20                                21 CVS School Pictures
                                     BHS Senior Application
                                                                  22   BHS College and Questions for
                                                                       Parents 8:00-9:00AM CCR         23 DW  Yom Kippur
                                                                                                          School Closed
                                                                                                                                             24 JFK Open House Grade 2
                                                                                                                                                6:00PM
                                                                                                                                                                                  25                                       26
                                       Workshop Periods 1-9 CCR        DW Yom Kippur begins at
                                                                       Sundown

27                                28    BHS Senior Portraits
                                                                  29   DW Board Meeting 6:30PM
                                                                       District Office
                                                                                                       30    BHS Senior Portraits             NOTES:
                                                                                                                                              7/7/15 DW Board Meeting 6:30PM District Office               8/25/15 BHS Freshman Orientation/Freshman
                                                                       JFK Reading Open House                                                 8/16/15 DW BEF Early Bird Drawing                                    Picture Day 8:15 - 12:15 PAC/Cafeteria
                                                                       5:30PM                                                                 8/17/15 BHS All HS Fall Sports Begin                                 BHS Senior Portraits
                                                                       JFK School Pictures                                                    8/18/15 DW Board Meeting 6:30PM District Office              8/26/15 BHS Senior Portraits
                                                                       BHS Senior Portraits                                                   8/20/15 BHS Senior Portraits                                 8/27/15 BHS Senior Portraits
                                                                                                                                              8/21/15 BHS Senior Portraits                                 8/28/15 BHS Senior Portraits
                                                                                                                                              8/24/15 WMS 6th Grade Orientation & Pictures                 8/31/15 BHS Marching Band Camp 3:00-9:00PM BHS
                                                                                                                                                      BHS Senior Portraits                                         BHS Senior Portraits

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3
Brewster Central School District
                 October 2015
         Sunday                               Monday                          Tuesday                     Wednesday                              Thursday                                Friday                            Saturday

NOTES:                                                                                                                                   1    BHS Open House 6:00 PM
                                                                                                                                              BHS Senior Portraits
                                                                                                                                                                             2     BHS PLC Friday
                                                                                                                                                                                   BHS Senior Portraits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3    BHS 38th Annual Brewster Bear
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Cross Country Classic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         DW Performing Arts Tag Sale
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         HH Wells Parking Lot

4    DW Fire Prevention Week
                                     5    BHS Senior Application
                                          Workshop Period 1- 9 CCR
                                                                     6     BHS Spirit Week
                                                                                                    7    BHS NJROTC Boosters Meeting
                                                                                                         5:00PM
                                                                                                                                         8    BHS College Admissions Panel
                                                                                                                                              6:30-9:00PM PAC
                                                                                                                                                                             9     DW Emergency Mgt. Plan Drill -
                                                                                                                                                                                   School Dismissed 15 Minutes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10
                                          BHS Spirit Week                                                WMS Open House 6:00PM                BHS Performing Arts Boosters         Early
                                                                                                         BHS Spirit Week                      7:00PM BHS Choir Room                BHS Homecoming/Spirit Day
                                                                                                                                              BHS Spirit Week

11                                   12 DW  Columbus Day
                                        School Closed                13 DW   Board Meeting 6:30PM
                                                                        District Office
                                                                                                    14 BHS PSAT Testing 8:00AM
                                                                                                       BHS 10:15AM Early Dismissal
                                                                                                                                         15 DW  SEPTA Meeting 6:30PM
                                                                                                                                            CVS Library
                                                                                                                                                                             16 JFK Fall Festival 6:30-8:30PM       17
                                                                                                         for students NOT taking
                                                                                                         PSAT exam
                                                                                                         DW PTA/I/MS/PTSA Meeting
                                                                                                         Cyber-Bully Workshop
                                                                                                         6:30PM Exec. Mtg., 7:30PM
                                                                                                         General Mtg. Wells Auditorium

18 DW  4th Annual Grin N’ Bear It
   5K Run/Walk sponsored by
                                  19 DW School Bus Safety Week
                                     BHS Senior Application
                                                                     20                             21 DW  1/2 Day Student/1/2 Day
                                                                                                       Professional Learning-Early
                                                                                                                                   22 BHS Naviance Workshop
                                                                                                                                      6:30-9:00PM PAC                        23 BHS College and Questions for
                                                                                                                                                                                Parents 8:00-9:00AM CCR
                                                                                                                                                                                                              24
     I/MS PTA and BHS Safe Driving        Workshop Period 1- 9 CCR                                       Dismissal for all Schools            BHS Senior Application               BHS PLC Friday
     Program                                                                                             10:10AM-WMS                          Workshop Period 1- 9 CCR
     9:00AM Turf Field                                                                                   10:15AM-BHS
                                                                                                         11:15AM-CVS
                                                                                                         11:25AM-JFK

25                                   26 BHS Senior Application
                                        Workshop Period 1- 9 CCR
                                                                     27 DW   Board Meeting 6:30PM
                                                                        District Office
                                                                                                    28 BHS Picture Retakes               29 BHS Picture Retakes
                                                                                                                                            BHS Sports Assembly for
                                                                                                                                                                             30                                     31
                                                                          WMS Picture Retakes                                                 Parents/Athletes of Winter
                                                                                                                                              2015 Sports 7:00PM Gym

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         4
Brewster Central School District
        November 2015
     Sunday               Monday                              Tuesday                        Wednesday                              Thursday                               Friday                            Saturday

1                2     BHS Senior Application
                       Workshop Period 1- 9 CCR
                                                     3    DW Superintendent's
                                                          Conference Day                4    BHS Fall Sports Awards Night
                                                                                             6:30PM Gym
                                                                                                                            5     BHS High School Drama
                                                                                                                                  7:30PM PAC                    6     WMS/CVS 2nd Annual Family
                                                                                                                                                                      Activity/Game Night
                                                                                                                                                                                                     7    BHS High School Drama
                                                                                                                                                                                                          7:30PM PAC
                                                          School Closed                      BHS NJROTC Boosters Meeting          BHS Senior Portraits                6:30PM Wells Cafeteria
                                                          DW Board Meeting 6:30PM            5:00PM NJROTC Room                                                       BHS High School Drama
                                                          District Office                                                                                             7:30PM PAC
                                                                                                                                                                      BHS PLC Friday
                                                                                                                                                                      BHS Senior Portraits

8                9     DW National Education Week
                                                     10 BHS Salute to Veterans Choral
                                                        Concert 7:00PM PAC
                                                                                        11 DW  Veteran's Day
                                                                                           School Closed                    12                                  13 BHS College & Questions for
                                                                                                                                                                   Parents 8:00-9:00AM CCR           14    DW BEF Corvette Raffle
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Drawing-Ingersoll Auto of
                       BHS Winter Sports Begin
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Pawling 1:00PM
                                                                                                                                                                      BHS/WMS End of 1st Quarter
                                                                                                                                                                      Marking Period 7:30 PM
                                                                                                                                                                      DW Girls Night Out Sponsored
                                                                                                                                                                      by BEF/BHS Safe Driving
                                                                                                                                                                      Program 7:00PM
                                                                                                                                                                      Starr Ridge Banquet Hall

15               16                                  17 DW   Board Meeting 6:30PM
                                                        District Office
                                                                                        18    DW PTA/I/MS/PTSA Meeting
                                                                                              Mental Health Awareness       19 BHS Performing Arts Boosters
                                                                                                                               7:00PM BHS Choir Room            20 BHS Area All-State Festival
                                                                                                                                                                   Dover HS
                                                                                                                                                                                                     21 BHS Area All-State Festival
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dover HS
                                                                                              Workshop 6:30PM Exec. Mtg.,         DW SEPTA Meeting 6:30PM CVS         WMS Middle School Musical            WMS Middle School Musical
                                                                                              7:30PM General Mtg. PAC             Library                             7:30PM Wells Auditorium              7:30PM Wells Auditorium
                                                                                                                                                                      CVS Picture Retakes
                                                                                                                                                                      BHS PLC Friday

22               23 BHS Senior Portraits             24 BHS Senior Portraits            25   DW Thanksgiving Recess
                                                                                             School Closed
                                                                                                                            26 DW  Thanksgiving Recess
                                                                                                                               School Closed
                                                                                                                                                                27 DW  Thanksgiving Recess
                                                                                                                                                                   School Closed
                                                                                                                                                                                                     28

29               30 CVS/JFK End of First Trimester   NOTES:
                    BHS Financial Aid Meeting
                       6:30PM PAC
                       WMS Modified Winter
                       Sports Begin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       5
Brewster Central School District
                December 2015
         Sunday                      Monday                        Tuesday                          Wednesday                              Thursday                               Friday                               Saturday

NOTES:                                                     1    BHS Senior Application
                                                                Workshop Periods 1-9 CCR
                                                                                              2     WMS 7th Grade Concert 7:00PM
                                                                                                    Wells Auditorium               3    JFK Picture Retakes
                                                                                                                                                                       4     CVS/JFK Book Fair
                                                                                                                                                                                                                5    JFK Book Fair
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     BHS SAT Testing 8:00AM
                                                                                                                                        JFK 2nd Grade Panoramic              CVS/JFK Parent/Teacher
                                                                WMS 6th Grade Concert               BHS NJROTC Boosters Meeting         Picture                              Conferences
                                                                7:00PM Wells Auditorium             5:00PM NJROTC Room                  CVS/JFK Book Fair                    11:15AM Early Dismissal CVS
                                                                                                    CVS/JFK Report Cards                                                     11:25AM Early Dismissal JFK
                                                                                                                                        DW Parent/Teacher Evening
                                                                                                    Distributed                         Conferences (5:00-7:00PM)            CVS Winter Festival/Holiday
                                                                                                                                        NO Early Dismissal                   Fair 6:00PM CVS

6    DW Hanukkah begins at
     Sundown                 7    DW Hanukkah
                                  CVS Book Fair
                                                           8    DW Board Meeting
                                                                6:30PM District Office
                                                                                              9     BHS Cornell Trip
                                                                                                    CVS CV Starr Concert
                                                                                                                                   10 WMS  8th Grade Concert
                                                                                                                                      7:00PM Wells Auditorium
                                                                                                                                                                       11 BHS Cornell Trip
                                                                                                                                                                          WMS/CVS Senior Citizens'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                12
                                                                CVS/JFK Parent/Teacher              (Chorus 6:30PM/Band, Orch           BHS Cornell Trip                     Luncheon SNOW DATE
                                                                Conferences                         7:30PM) Wells Auditorium                                                 12:00PM CVS Gym
                                                                                                                                        BHS Performing Arts Boosters
                                                                11:15AM Early Dismissal CVS         WMS/CVS Senior Citizens'            7:00PM BHS Choir Room                CVS Winter Festival/Holiday Fair
                                                                11:25AM Early Dismissal JFK         Luncheon 12:00PM CVS Gym
                                                                                                                                        DW SEPTA Meeting                     SNOW DATE 6:00PM CVS
                                                                                                                                        6:30PM CVS Library

13                           14 WMS  Concert SNOW DATE
                                7:00PM Wells Auditorium
                                                           15 BHS Holiday Concert
                                                              7:00PM PAC                      16 BHS Cornell Trip SNOW DATE        17 CVS Concert SNOW DATE
                                                                                                                                      (Chorus 6:30PM/Band, Orch        18 BHS PLC Friday                        19
                                                                                                                                        7:30PM) Wells Auditorium

20                           21 BHS Holiday Concert SNOW
                                DATE 7:00PM PAC
                                                           22                                 23 DW  Early Dismissal for all
                                                                                                 Schools
                                                                                                                                   24 DW  Holiday Recess
                                                                                                                                      School Closed
                                                                                                                                                                       25 DW  Christmas/Holiday Recess
                                                                                                                                                                          School Closed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                26
                                                                                                    10:10AM-WMS
                                                                                                    10:15AM-BHS
                                                                                                    11:15AM-CVS
                                                                                                    11:25AM-JFK

27                           28 DW  Holiday Recess
                                School Closed
                                                           29 DW  Holiday Recess
                                                              School Closed
                                                                                              30 DW  Holiday Recess
                                                                                                 School Closed
                                                                                                                                   31 DW  Holiday Recess
                                                                                                                                      School Closed
                                                                                                                                                                       NOTES:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              6
Brewster Central School District
         January 2016
     Sunday                Monday                             Tuesday                    Wednesday                             Thursday                            Friday                         Saturday

NOTES:                                                                                                                                                   1    DW New Year's Day/Holiday
                                                                                                                                                              Recess School Closed
                                                                                                                                                                                          2

3                  4                                 5                              6    BHS NJROTC Boosters Meeting
                                                                                         5:00PM NJROTC Room
                                                                                                                       7                                 8    BHS PLC Friday
                                                                                                                                                                                          9

10                 11                                12 DW   Board Meeting 6:30PM
                                                        District Office
                                                                                    13 WMS/CVS  I/MS PTA Meeting
                                                                                       6:30PM Exec. Mtg. Only
                                                                                                                       14 BHS Performing Arts Boosters
                                                                                                                          7:00PM BHS Choir Room
                                                                                                                                                         15 DW  BEF Sponsored "Brewster's
                                                                                                                                                            Got Talent" 7:30PM PAC        16    DW BEF Sponsored "Brewster's
                                                                                                                                                                                                Got Talent" SNOW DATE
                                                                                         CVS Library                                                                                            7:30PM PAC
                                                                                         JFK PTA Meeting
                                                                                         6:30 PM Exec. Mtg. only

17                 18 DW  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
                      School Closed
                                                      19 BHS Junior Program
                                                         6:30-9:00PM PAC
                                                                                    20   BHS PTSA Meeting
                                                                                         6:30PM Exec. Mtg. Only
                                                                                                                       21 BHS Junior Program SNOW
                                                                                                                          DATE 6:30-9:00PM PAC
                                                                                                                                                         22                               23 DW Brewster Sports Foundation
                                                                                                                                                                                             Annual Gala 6:30PM
                                                                                         Main Office Conference Room        DW SEPTA Meeting 6:30PM                                            Starr Ridge Banquet Hall
                                                                                                                            CVS Library                                                        BHS SAT Testing 8:00AM

24                 25                                26 BHS Regents Week
                                                        DW Board Meeting 6:30PM
                                                                                    27 BHS Regents Week                28 BHS Regents Week               29 BHS Regents Week
                                                                                                                                                            WMS/CVS 3rd Annual Faculty
                                                                                                                                                                                          30
                                                          District Office                                                                                     Olympics (WMS vs. CVS)
                                                                                                                                                              7:00PM WMS Gym

              31
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               7
Brewster Central School District
         February 2016
     Sunday                Monday                               Tuesday                          Wednesday                             Thursday                                 Friday                             Saturday

NOTES:            1                                    2                                    3    BHS NJROTC Boosters Meeting
                                                                                                 5:00PM NJROTC Room
                                                                                                                               4    BHS "Pops" Concert 7:00PM
                                                                                                                                    PAC
                                                                                                                                                                      5     WMS/CVS 3rd Annual Faculty
                                                                                                                                                                            Olympics SNOW DATE              6    WMS PCMEA Jr. High All-County
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 George Fischer MS
                                                                                                                                                                            7:00PM WMS Gym
                                                                                                                                                                            BHS/WMS End of 2nd Quarter
                                                                                                                                                                            Marking Period
                                                                                                                                                                            WMS PCMEA Jr. High All-County
                                                                                                                                                                            George Fischer MS
                                                                                                                                                                            BHS PLC Friday

7                 8                                    9    BHS "Pops" Concert SNOW DATE
                                                            7:00PM PAC                      10 DW PTA/I/MS/PTSA Behavioral
                                                                                               Management Workshop
                                                                                                                           11 BHS 8th Grade Parent
                                                                                                                              Night PAC
                                                                                                                                                                      12                                    13
                                                            WMS PCMEA Jr. High All-County        6:30PM Exec. Mtg., 7:30PM          BHS Performing Arts Boosters
                                                            George Fischer MS                    General Mtg. JFK Auditorium        7:00PM BHS Choir Room
                                                            DW Board Meeting 6:30PM
                                                            District Office

14                15 DW  President's Day/Winter
                     Recess School Closed
                                                       16 DW  Winter Recess
                                                          School Closed                     17                                 18                                     19 BHS PLC Friday                     20

21                22                                   23 DW   Board Meeting 6:30PM
                                                          District Office
                                                                                            24                                 25 DW  SEPTA Meeting 6:30PM
                                                                                                                                  CVS Library
                                                                                                                                                                      26                                    27
                                                                                                                                    BHS Sports Assembly for
                                                                                                                                    Parents/Athletes of Spring 2016
                                                                                                                                    Sports 7:00PM Gym

28                29 BHS 8th Grade Parent Night        NOTES:
                       SNOW DATE 7:00PM PAC
                       JFK Kindergarten Registration

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 8
Brewster Central School District
                March 2016
         Sunday                           Monday                                 Tuesday                          Wednesday                                 Thursday                                 Friday                            Saturday

NOTES:                                                                  1    JFK Kindergarten Registration
                                                                                                             2    CVS/JFK End of Second Trimester
                                                                                                                  JFK Kindergarten Registration
                                                                                                                                                    3    JFK Kindergarten Registration
                                                                                                                                                                                          4    JFK Kindergarten Registration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               5
                                                                                                                                                         BHS Winter Sports Awards Night        CVS/JFK Report Cards
                                                                                                                  BHS NJROTC Boosters Meeting            6:30PM Gym                            Distributed
                                                                                                                  5:00PM NJROTC Room

6                                7     BHS All HS Spring Sports Begin
                                       JFK Spring Book Fair
                                                                        8     DW Board Meeting 6:30PM
                                                                              District Office
                                                                                                             9    CVS/JFK I/MS PTA Camp Fair
                                                                                                                  6:30-8:30PM JFK Café/Gym
                                                                                                                                                    10 BHS Performing Arts Boosters
                                                                                                                                                       7:00PM BHS Choir Room
                                                                                                                                                                                          11 CVS/JFK Parent/Teacher
                                                                                                                                                                                             Conferences
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               12 WMS/CVS    PCMEA Elementary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  All-County Wells Auditorium
                                                                              CVS/JFK Parent/Teacher              WMS/CVS I/MS PTA Meeting               DW SEPTA Meeting 6:30PM               11:15AM Early Dismissal CVS
                                                                              Conferences                         5:30PM Exec. Mtg. Only                 CVS Library                           11:25AM Early Dismissal JFK
                                                                              11:15AM Early Dismissal CVS         JFK PTA Meeting 5:30PM Exec.           JFK Spring Book Fair                  WMS/CVS PCMEA Elementary
                                                                              11:25AM Early Dismissal JFK         Mtg. Only                                                                    All-County Wells Auditorium
                                                                                                                                                         BHS Winter Sports Awards Night
                                                                              JFK Spring Book Fair                JFK Spring Book Fair                   SNOW DATE 6:30PM Gym                  BHS PLC Friday
                                                                                                                                                                                               JFK Spring Book Fair

13 WMS/CVS    PCMEA Elementary
   All-County Wells Auditorium
                                 14 WMS/CVS   PTA Book Fair
                                    CVS Library                         15 CVS 4th Grade Art & Science
                                                                           Expo 7:00PM
                                                                                                             16 CVS 5th Grade Art & Science
                                                                                                                Expo 7:00PM
                                                                                                                                                    17 WMS/CVS   PTA Book Fair
                                                                                                                                                       CVS Library
                                                                                                                                                                                          18 WMS/CVS   PTA Book Fair
                                                                                                                                                                                             CVS Library                       19
                                                                              WMS/CVS PTA Book Fair                WMS/CVS PTA Book Fair
                                                                              CVS Library                          CVS Library
                                                                                                                   BHS PTSA Meeting 6:30PM
                                                                                                                   Exec. Mtg. Only
                                                                                                                   Main Office Conference Room

20                               21 DW  Spring Recess
                                    School Closed
                                                                        22 DW  Spring Recess
                                                                           School Closed
                                                                                                             23 DW  Spring Recess
                                                                                                                School Closed
                                                                                                                                                    24 DW  Spring Recess
                                                                                                                                                       School Closed
                                                                                                                                                                                          25 DW  Good Friday/Spring Recess
                                                                                                                                                                                             School Closed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           26

27 DW Easter                     28 WMS
                                    Begin
                                          Modified Spring Sports
                                                                        29 DW   Board Meeting 6:30PM
                                                                           District Office
                                                                                                             30                                     31                                    NOTES:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                9
Brewster Central School District
                April 2016
        Sunday                       Monday            Tuesday                        Wednesday                            Thursday                                Friday                            Saturday

NOTES:                                                                                                                                                  1    BHS PLC Friday
                                                                                                                                                                                             2

3                               4             5    WMS/CVS NYS ELA Assessment
                                                   Grades 3-8
                                                                                6    BHS NJROTC Boosters Meeting
                                                                                     5:00PM NJROTC Room            7     BHS High School Musical
                                                                                                                         7:30PM PAC
                                                                                                                                                        8    BHS High School Musical
                                                                                                                                                             7:30PM PAC
                                                                                                                                                                                             9    BHS High School Musical
                                                                                                                                                                                                  2:00PM Matinee & 7:30PM PAC
                                                                                     WMS/CVS NYS ELA Assessment          WMS/CVS NYS ELA Assessment                                               BHS Mu Alpha Theta
                                                                                     Grades 3-8                          Grades 3-8                                                               Math-a-thon 11:00 AM-2:00PM
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Café

10   DW National Library Week
                                11            12 DW   Board Meeting 6:30PM
                                                 District Office
                                                                                13 WMS/CVS
                                                                                   Grades 3-8
                                                                                             NYS Math Assessment
                                                                                                                 14 WMS/CVS
                                                                                                                    Grades 3-8
                                                                                                                              NYS Math Assessment
                                                                                                                                                  15 DW  BEF Gala 6:30PM
                                                                                                                                                     Salem Golf Club                         16
                                                                                                                         BHS Performing Arts Boosters        BHS/WMS End of 3rd Quarter
                                                                                                                         7:00PM BHS Choir Room               Marking Period
                                                                                                                                                             WMS/CVS NYS Math Assessment
                                                                                                                         BHS Spring Choral Concert           Grades 3-8
                                                                                                                         7:00PM PAC

17                              18            19                                20                                 21 JFK Senior Citizens' Luncheon
                                                                                                                      12:00PM
                                                                                                                                                        22 DW  1/2 Day Student/1/2 Day
                                                                                                                                                           Professional Learning-Early
                                                                                                                                                                                       23 DW Passover
                                                                                                                         DW SEPTA Meeting 6:30PM             Dismissal for all Schools
                                                                                                                         CVS Library                         10:10AM-WMS
                                                                                                                                                             10:15AM-BHS
                                                                                                                                                             11:15AM-CVS
                                                                                                                                                             11:25AM-JFK
                                                                                                                                                             DW Passover begins at Sundown

24                              25            26 DW  Administrative
                                                 Professional's Day
                                                                                27 DW  PTA/I/MS/PTSA Budget Vote
                                                                                   Presentation 6:30PM Exec. Mtg.,
                                                                                                                   28 BHS NHS Induction
                                                                                                                      7:00PM PAC
                                                                                                                                                        29 DW  NYSSMA Solo Festival
                                                                                                                                                           Putnam Valley
                                                                                                                                                                                             30 DW  NYSSMA Solo Festival
                                                                                                                                                                                                Putnam Valley
                                                   DW Board Meeting 6:30PM           7:30PM General Mtg.                                                     BHS PLC Friday
                                                   District Office                   BHS Library

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                10
Brewster Central School District
                May 2016
         Sunday                   Monday                                Tuesday                         Wednesday                            Thursday                                Friday                               Saturday

1                        2     BHS AP Exam Week
                                                              3    BHS AP Exam Week
                                                                                                  4    BHS AP Exam Week
                                                                                                                                     5     BHS AP Exam Week
                                                                                                                                                                          6    BHS AP Exam Week
                                                                                                                                                                               WMS/CVS 3rd Annual Bingo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   7    BHS SAT Testing 8:00AM
                               DW Teacher Appreciation Week                                            BHS NJROTC Boosters Meeting         BHS Mu Alpha Theta/Science
                                                                                                       5:00PM NJROTC Room                  Honor Society Induction             Night 6:00-8:00PM
                                                                                                                                           7:00PM PAC                          Wells Cafeteria
                                                                                                       DW PTSA/I/MS PTA/PTA Meet
                                                                                                                                                                               DW National School Nurse Day
                                                                                                       the Candidates
                                                                                                       6:30PM Exec. Mtg. 7:30PM
                                                                                                       General Mtg. JFK Cafeteria

8    DW Mother's Day
                         9     BHS AP Exam Week
                                                              10 BHS AP Exam Week
                                                                                                  11 BHS AP Exam Week                12    WMS 6th Grade Spring Concert
                                                                                                                                           7:00PM Wells Auditorium
                                                                                                                                                                          13    BHS AP Exam Week
                                                                                                                                                                                BHS Junior Prom
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   14
                                                                 DW Board Meeting 6:30PM
                                                                   District Office                                                         BHS AP Exam Week                     DW NYSSMA Majors Festival
                                                                                                                                           DW NYSSMA Majors Festival            (Instrumental) George Fischer MS
                                                                                                                                           (Instrumental) George                BHS PLC Friday
                                                                                                                                           Fischer MS
                                                                                                                                           BHS Performing Arts Boosters
                                                                                                                                           7:00PM BHS Choir Room

15                       16 WMS  Curriculum Night (All
                            Grades) 6:30PM
                                                              17 CVS 3rd Grade Concert
                                                                 7:00PM PAC
                                                                                                  18                                 19 WMS   7th Gr. Concert/WMS 8th
                                                                                                                                        Gr. Concert 6:30PM/7:45PM
                                                                                                                                                                          20                                       21
                              Wells Auditorium                     DW Budget Vote & Board                                                 Wells Auditorium
                                                                   Election
                                                                   JFK Elementary Day Concerts
                                                                   10:00AM PAC

22                       23                                   24 DW   Board Meeting 6:30PM
                                                                 District Office
                                                                                                  25 CVS NYS Science Performance
                                                                                                     Assessment Grade 4
                                                                                                                                     26 DW  Memorial Day Recess
                                                                                                                                        School Closed
                                                                                                                                                                          27 DW  Memorial Day Recess
                                                                                                                                                                             School Closed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   28
                                                                                                       DW NYSSMA Majors Festival          DW NYSSMA Majors Festival
                                                                                                       (Choral) Wells Auditorium          (Choral) Wells Auditorium
                                                                                                       BHS Spring Concert
                                                                                                       7:00PM PAC

29                       30 DW  Brewster Memorial Day
                            Parade (Marching Band)
                                                              31 WMS  6th & 7th Grade Scholars'
                                                                 Night 7:00PM Wells Auditorium
                                                                                                  NOTES:

                               DW Memorial Day                      CVS NYS Science Performance
                               School Closed                        Assessment Grade 4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 11
Brewster Central School District
               June 2016
        Sunday                   Monday                               Tuesday                       Wednesday                                    Thursday                               Friday                            Saturday

NOTES:                                                                                        1     BHS Common Core Testing
                                                                                                    BHS NJROTC Boosters Meeting
                                                                                                                                         2    CVS 2nd Grade Parent Night
                                                                                                                                              6:00PM
                                                                                                                                                                             3    WMS NJHS Induction Ceremony
                                                                                                                                                                                  8:00AM Wells Auditorium
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   4    BHS SAT Testing 8:00AM

                                                                                                    5:00PM NJROTC Room                        CVS NYS Science Performance         CVS NYS Science Performance
                                                                                                    CVS NYS Science Performance               Assessment Grade 4                  Assessment Grade 4
                                                                                                    Assessment Grade 4                        WMS NYS Science Performance         BHS Senior Prom
                                                                                                    WMS NYS Science Performance               Assessment Grade 8
                                                                                                    Assessment Grade 8                        BHS Performing Arts Awards
                                                                                                    BHS Spring Sports Awards Night            7:00PM BHS Cafeteria
                                                                                                    6:30PM Gym

5                       6    WMS 5th Grade Parent Night
                             6:30PM Wells Auditorium          7    DW Board Meeting 6:30PM
                                                                   District Office
                                                                                              8      JFK Kindergarten Visitation &
                                                                                                     Parent Orientation                  9    BHS Performing Arts Boosters
                                                                                                                                              7:00PM BHS Choir Room
                                                                                                                                                                             10 WMS  8th Grade Dinner Dance
                                                                                                                                                                                6:30PM Gym
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   11
                             WMS/CVS NYS Science Written                                             CVS Spring Concert - 4/5 Grade           BHS Scholars' Night                 JFK Kindergarten Concerts
                             Assessment Grades 4 & 8                                                 Chorus 6:30PM & 5th Grade                6:30-9:00PM PAC                     Auditorium
                             DW PTSA/I/MS PTA/PTA Officer                                            Band/Orchestra 7:30PM
                             Installation/Volunteer                                                  Wells Auditorium
                             Appreciation 6:30PM Exec. Mtg.
                             7:30PM General Mtg.
                             Wells Cafeteria
                             BHS Senior Picnic

12                      13 CVS Spring Concert-4th Grade
                           Band/Orchestra 7:00PM Wells
                                                              14 JFK Field Day Grades 1 & 2
                                                                 BHS Final Exam/Regents Week
                                                                                             15 BHS Final Exam/Regents Week
                                                                                                JFK Second Grade Celebration
                                                                                                                             16 JFK Field Day Grades 1 & 2
                                                                                                                                RAIN DATE
                                                                                                                                                                             17 DW  BEF 50 Year Graduate
                                                                                                                                                                                Dinner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   18 BHS Graduation
                             Auditorium                                                                                                       BHS Final Exam/Regents Week         CVS/JFK End of Third Trimester
                                                                   DW Flag Day                      BHS Sports Assembly for
                                                                                                    Parents/Athletes of Fall 2016             JFK Second Grade Celebration        BHS Final Exam/Regents Week
                                                                                                    Athletes 7:00PM Gym                       RAIN DATE                           WMS Early Dismissal -10:10AM
                                                                                                                                              BHS Senior Awards Ceremony          JFK Kindergarten Field Day
                                                                                                                                              6:30-9:00PM PAC

19 DW Father's Day      20 BHS Final Exam/Regents Week
                           WMS Early Dismissal -10:10AM
                                                        21 BHS Final Exam/Regents Week
                                                           DW Early Dismissal for all
                                                                                       22 BHS Final Exam/Regents Week
                                                                                          BHS/WMS End of 4th Quarter
                                                                                                                                         23 DW  Superintendent's
                                                                                                                                            Conference Day
                                                                                                                                                                             24                                    25
                                                                   Schools                          Marking Period
                              JFK Kindergarten Field Day
                              RAIN DATE                            10:10AM-WMS                      DW Last Day of School for Students
                                                                   10:15AM-BHS                      Early Dismissal for all Schools
                              WMS 8th Grade Moving Up              11:15AM-CVS                      10:10AM-WMS
                              Ceremony 5:30PM BHS                  11:25AM-JFK                      10:15AM-BHS
                                                                                                    11:15AM-CVS
                                                                   DW Board Meeting 6:30PM          11:25AM-JFK
                                                                   District Office                  CVS/JFK Report Cards Distributed

26                      27                                    28                              29                                         30                                  NOTES:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 12
Brewster Central School District
          School Directory

       BREWSTER                   HENRY H. WELLS                   C.V. STARR                   JFK ELEMENTARY                     SPECIAL
     HIGH SCHOOL                  MIDDLE SCHOOL               INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL                   SCHOOL                       EDUCATION

   50 Foggintown Road               570 Route 312              20 Farm to Market Road          31 Foggintown Road            50 Foggintown Road
   Brewster, NY 10509             Brewster, NY 10509             Brewster, NY 10509            Brewster, NY 10509            Brewster, NY 10509

  PHONE: 845-279-5051           PHONE: 845-279-3702             PHONE: 845-279-4018           PHONE: 845-279-2087           PHONE: 845-278-8570
   FAX: 845-279-6730              Fax: 845-279-3192              FAX: 845-278-8154             FAX: 845-279-7638             FAX: 845-278-8576
http://www.brewsterschools.   http://www.brewsterschools.     http://www.brewsterschools.   http://www.brewsterschools.   http://www.brewsterschools.
  org/bhsmain/index.html          org/wells/index.html            org/starr/index.html           org/jfk/index.html       org/programs_services/spec
                                                                                                                            ial_education/index.html
Joseph R. Castagnola, Ed.D.          Michelle Gosh                Robin Young, Ed.D.          Frank Zamperlin, Ed.D.
         Principal                     Principal                       Principal                     Principal                   Selena Fischer
                                                                                                                          Director of Special Education
       Kieran Stack           Monifa Tippitt-Wilhite, Ed.D.        Nancy Ferrarone                 John Conroy
     Assistant Principal           Assistant Principal             Assistant Principal           Assistant Principal           Elizabeth Kennedy
                                                                                                                              CSE/504 Chairperson
     Danielle Sullivan                John Clark
     Assistant Principal            Dean of Students                                                                         Jacqueline Smallwood
                                                                                                                                Special Education
       Dean Berardo                                                                                                               Administrator
     Director of Physical
    Education, Health &
          Athletics

                                                                                                                                                          13
Brewster Central School District
               Food Services Information
Food Services Information                                                         Brewster Central School District                              BCSD Food Services Department
Brewster Central Schools believes that one of the most                                      Food Services                                       Brewster Central School District proudly participates in the
important ways in which we can help our children perform                   30 Farm To Market Road, Brewster, New York 10509                     National School Lunch Program. The USDA (Department of
better in their classrooms is to provide them with the nutri-                                                                                   Agriculture) has established new dietary guidelines that moderate
                                                                    August 2015
tion necessary for the healthy growth of their minds and
                                                                    Dear Parent/Guardian:                                                       calories while increasing whole grains, fruits and vegetables.
bodies. Therefore, we provide breakfast and/or lunch in
our schools every day.                                              Children need healthy meals to learn. Brewster Central School District
                                                                                                                                                Breakfast includes:
                                                                    offers healthy meals every school day. Breakfast costs $1.60 for Henry          2 servings of whole grains, (cereal, bagels, muffins,
We invite students to show their support for their school           H. Wells Middle School, C. V. Starr Intermediate School and John F.             breakfast bars, cereal bars)
food service program through participation.                         Kennedy Elementary School and $1.80 for Brewster High School;                   1 cup fresh, canned or frozen fruit (apple, orange, banana,
                                                                    lunch costs $2.75 for Brewster High School, $2.50 for Henry H. Wells
     Current School Lunch Prices                 Daily              Middle School and C. V. Starr Intermediate School and $2.25 for John            peaches, applesauce, strawberries)
     Brewster High                               $2.75              F. Kennedy Elementary School. Your children may qualify for free                8 fluid ounces of milk (1 % or Fat Free)
                                                                    meals or for reduced price meals. Reduced price is $0.25 for breakfast      Students must select a minimum of three items and one MUST
     Henry H. Wells                              $2.50              and $0.25 for lunch.
                                                                                                                                                be a fruit or vegetable serving to be charged the meal price.
     C. V. Starr                                 $2.50              1. DO I NEED TO FILL OUT AN APPLICATION FOR EACH                            Lunch includes:
     John F. Kennedy                             $2.25                 CHILD? No. Complete the application to apply for free or
                                                                       reduced price meals. Use one Free and Reduced Price School                   2 oz of meat/meat alternative
                                                                       Meals Application for all students in your household. We cannot              1 cup fruit serving
     Current School Breakfast Prices             Daily                 approve an application that is not complete, so be sure to fill out          ¾ cup vegetable serving (1 cup High School)
                                                                       all required information. Return the completed application to                2 servings of whole grains
     Brewster High                               $1.80                 Brewster Central School District, Food Services, 30 Farm to
                                                                       Market Road, Brewster, NY 10509, (845) 279–3702 EXT 2125.                    8 fluid ounces of milk (1% or Fat Free)
     Henry H. Wells                              $1.60
                                                                    2. WHO CAN GET FREE MEALS? All children in households receiv-
                                                                                                                                                Students must select a minimum of three items and one MUST
     C. V. Starr                                 $1.60
                                                                       ing benefits from SNAP, the Food Distribution Program on Indian          be a fruit or vegetable serving to be charged the lunch price.
     John F. Kennedy                             $1.60
                                                                       Reservations or TANF, can get free meals regardless of your              Additional items are offered a la carte for an additional charge.
                                                                       income. Also, your children can get free meals if your household’s       Should you have any questions, please feel free to call the Food
Make checks payable to: Brewster Central School District.              gross income is within the free limits on the Federal Income
                                                                       Eligibility Guidelines.                                                  Services Department at 279-3702, Ext. 2125. Thank you for your
Checks not issued payable to the order of Brewster Central School
District will be returned.                                                                                                                      interest and support of the School Lunch Program
                                                                    3. CAN FOSTER CHILDREN GET FREE MEALS? Yes, foster chil-
                                                                       dren that are under the legal responsibility of a foster care agency
As the lunch program is a self-sustaining operation, prompt
                                                                       or court, are eligible for free meals. Any foster child in the house-   8. I GET WIC - CAN MY CHILD(REN) GET FREE MEALS?
payment of any charged lunches is greatly appreciated. Should          hold is eligible for free meals regardless of income.
you be experiencing some type of problem, please feel free to                                                                                     Children in households participating in WIC may be eligible for
contact the Director of Food Services at 279-3702, ext. 2125.       4. CAN HOMELESS, RUNAWAY, AND MIGRANT CHILDREN GET                            free or reduced price meals. Please fill out a FREE/REDUCED
                                                                       FREE MEALS? Yes, children who meet the definition of homeless,             PRICE MEAL application.
ALL JUNE 2015 FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH                                   runaway, or migrant qualify for free meals. If you haven’t been         9. WILL THE INFORMATION I GIVE BE CHECKED? Yes and we
ACCOUNTS WILL BE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE                                 told your children will get free meals, please call or e-mail              may also ask you to send written proof.
MONTH OF SEPTEMBER ONLY. A NEW APPLICATION                             Brewster Central School District. Ms Jacqueline Smallwood, (845)
MUST BE SUBMITTED BY SEPTEMBER 30, 2015.                               278-8570 to see if they qualify.                                        10. IF I DON’T QUALIFY NOW, MAY I APPLY LATER? Yes, you may
                                                                                                                                                   apply at any time during the school year. For example, children
                                                                    5. WHO CAN GET REDUCED PRICE MEALS? Your children can                          with a parent or guardian who becomes unemployed may become
                                                                       get low cost meals if your household income is within the reduced           eligible for free and reduced price meals if the household income
                                                                       price limits on the Federal Eligibility Income Chart, shown on this         drops below the income limit.
                                                                       application.
                                                                                                                                               11. WHAT IF I DISAGREE WITH THE SCHOOL’S DECISION
                                                                    6. SHOULD I FILL OUT AN APPLICATION IF I RECEIVED A                            ABOUT MY APPLICATION? You should talk to school officials.
                                                                       LETTER THIS SCHOOL YEAR SAYING MY CHILDREN ARE                              You also may ask for a hearing by calling or writing to: Mr. Victor
                                                                       APPROVED FOR FREE MEALS? Please read the letter you got                     Karlsson. School Business Administrator, Brewster Central School
                                                                       carefully and follow the instructions. Call the school at (845)             District, 30 Farm to Market Road, Brewster, NY 10509, (845)
                                                                       279–3702 EXT 2125 if you have questions.                                    279–8000, vkarlsson@brewsterschools.org.
                                                                    7. MY CHILD’S APPLICATION WAS APPROVED LAST YEAR. DO                       12. MAY I APPLY IF SOMEONE IN MY HOUSEHOLD IS NOT A
                                                                       I NEED TO FILL OUT ANOTHER ONE? Yes. Your child’s appli-                    U.S. CITIZEN? Yes. You or your child(ren) do not have to be U.S.
                                                                       cation is only good for that school year and for the first 30 days of       citizens to qualify for free or reduced price meals.
                                                                       this school year. You must send in a new application unless the
                                                                       school told you that your child is eligible for the new school year.                                                   Continued on page 15
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         14
Brewster Central School District
                Food Services Information
13. WHO SHOULD I INCLUDE AS MEMBERS OF MY HOUSE-                           How to Apply: To get free or reduced price meals for your children             USDA is an equal opportunity employer.
    HOLD? You must include all people living in your household,            you may submit an Eligibility Letter for Free Meals received from the          Meal Service to Children With Disabilities: Federal regulations require
    related or not (such as grandparents, other relatives, or friends)     NYS Education Department, OR carefully complete one application                schools and institutions to serve meals at no extra charge to children
    who share income and expenses. You must include yourself and           for your household and return it to the designated office. If you now          with a disability which may restrict their diet. A student with a disability
    all children living with you. If you live with other people who are    receive SNAP, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) for                is defined in 7CFR Part 15b.3 of Federal regulations, as one who has a
    economically independent (for example, people who you do not           any children, or participate in the Food Distribution Program on               physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more
    support, who do not share income with you or your children, and        Indian Reservations (FDPIR), the application must include the chil-
    who pay a pro-rated share of expenses), do not include them.                                                                                          major life activities. Major life activities are defined to include functions
                                                                           dren's names, the household food stamp, TANF or FDPIR case num-                such as caring for one’s self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing,
14. WHAT IF MY INCOME IS NOT ALWAYS THE SAME? List the                     ber and the signature of an adult household member. All children               hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working. You must request
    amount that you normally receive. For example, if you normally         should be listed on the same application. If you do not list a food            the special meals from the school and provide the school with medical
    make $1000 each month, but you missed some work last month             stamp, TANF or FDPIR case number for all the children for whom you             certification from a medical doctor. If you believe your child needs
    and only made $900, put down that you made $1000 per month.            are applying, the application must include the names of everyone in            substitutions because of a disability, please get in touch with us for
    If you normally get overtime, include it, but do not include it if     the household, the amount of income each household member, and                 further information, as there is specific information that the medical
    you only work overtime sometimes. If you have lost a job or had        how often it is received and where it comes from. It must include the          certification must contain.
    your hours or wages reduced, use your current income.                  signature of an adult household member and the last four digits of
                                                                           that adult's social security number, or check the box if the adult does        Confidentiality: The United States Department of Agriculture has
15. WE ARE IN THE MILITARY. DO WE INCLUDE OUR HOUSING                                                                                                     approved the release of students names and eligibility status, without
                                                                           not have a social security number. An application that is not complete
    ALLOWANCE AS INCOME? If you get an off-base housing                                                                                                   parent/guardian consent, to persons directly connected with the
                                                                           cannot be approved. Contact your local Department of Social Services
    allowance, it must be included as income. However, if your hous-                                                                                      administration or enforcement of federal education programs such as
                                                                           for your food stamp or TANF case number or complete the income
    ing is part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative, do not                                                                                  Title I and the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP),
                                                                           portion of the application.
    include your housing allowance as income.                                                                                                             which are United States Department of Education programs used to
16. MY SPOUSE IS DEPLOYED TO A COMBAT ZONE. IS HER                         Reporting Changes: The benefits that you are approved for at the time          determine areas such as the allocation of funds to schools, to evaluate
    COMBAT PAY COUNTED AS INCOME? No, if the combat pay is                 of application are effective for the entire school year. You no longer         socioeconomic status of the school's attendance area, and to assess
    received in addition to her basic pay because of her deployment        need to report changes for an increase in income or decrease in                educational progress. Information may also be released to State health
    and it wasn’t received before she was deployed, combat pay is not      household size, or if you no longer receive SNAP.                              or State education programs administered by the State agency or local
    counted as income. Contact your school for more information.           Income Exclusions: The value of any child care provided or arranged,           education agency, provided the State or local education agency admin-
17. MY FAMILY NEEDS MORE HELP. ARE THERE OTHER                             or any amount received as payment for such child care or reimburse-            isters the program, and federal State or local nutrition programs simi-
    PROGRAMS WE MIGHT APPLY FOR? To find out how to apply                  ment for costs incurred for such care under the Child Care                     lar to the National School Lunch Program. Additionally, all informa-
    for SNAP or other assistance benefits, contact your local assistance   Development (Block Grant) Fund should not be considered as                     tion contained in the free and reduced price application may be
    office or call 1-800-342-3009.                                         income for this program.                                                       released to persons directly connected with the administration or
                                                                                                                                                          enforcement of programs authorized under the National School
                                                                           Nondiscrimination Statement: This explains what to do if you believe           Lunch Act (NSLA) or Child Nutrition Act (CNA); including the
           2015-2016 INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES                         you have been treated unfairly.                                                National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs, the Special
       FOR FREE AND REDUCED PRICE MEALS OR FREE MILK                       The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination             Milk Program, the Child and Adult Care Food Program, Summer Food
          REDUCED PRICE ELIGIBILITY INCOME CHART                           against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on             Service Program and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for
                                                                           the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender        Women Infants and Children (WIC); the Comptroller General of the
   Total                                Twice        Every                 identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, mari-   United States for audit purposes, and federal, State or local law
  Family                                 per          Two                  tal status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part    enforcement officials investigating alleged violation of the programs
   Size     Annual       Monthly        Month        Weeks      Weekly     of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance pro-           under the NSLA or CNA.
                                                                           gram, or protected genetic information in employment or in any pro-            Reapplication: You may apply for benefits any time during the school
   1       $ 21,775      $ 1,815       $ 908         $ 838       $ 419
                                                                           gram or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all pro-          year. Also, if you are not eligible now, but during the school year
   2       $ 29,471      $ 2,456      $ 1,228      $ 1,134       $ 567     hibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)        become unemployed, have a decrease in household income, or an
                                                                           If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination,        increase in family size you may request and complete an application
   3       $ 37,167      $ 3,098      $ 1,549      $ 1,430       $ 715
                                                                           complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (PDF),                 at that time.
   4       $ 44,863      $ 3,739      $ 1,870      $ 1,726       $ 863     found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html,           The disclosure of eligibility information not specifically authorized
   5       $ 52,559      $ 4,380      $ 2,190      $ 2,022     $ 1,011     or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You         by the NSLA requires a written consent statement from the parent/
                                                                           may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in         guardian. We will let you know when your application is approved
   6       $ 60,255      $ 5,022      $ 2,511      $ 2,318     $ 1,159     the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail           or denied.
   7       $ 67,951      $ 5,663      $ 2,832      $ 2,614     $ 1,307     at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication,
                                                                           1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by
   8       $ 75,647      $ 6,304      $ 3,152      $ 2,910     $ 1,455     fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.                        Sincerely,
*Each Add’l person add                                                     Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities
           $ 7,696        $ 642        $ 321         $ 296       $ 148     and you wish to file either an EEO or program complaint please con-
                                                                           tact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or
                                                                           (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).                                                   Cathy Ashe, RD, CDN, Director, Food Services
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          15
Brewster Central School District
               Food Services Information

                                                                                                          OTHER BENEFITS:
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS                                                                                  Your child may be eligible for benefits such as Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program
To apply for free and reduced price meals, submit a Free Meals/Milk Eligibility Letter received from
                                                                                                          (CHIP). In order to determine if your child is eligible, program officials need information from your
the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance OR complete only one application for your
                                                                                                          free and reduced price meal application. Your written consent is required before any information may
household using the instructions.. Sign the application and return the application to Brewster Central
School District, Food Services, 30 Farm to Market Road, Brewster, NY 10509. If you have a foster          be released. Please refer to the attached parent Disclosure Letter and Consent Statement for informa-
child in your household, you may include them on your application. A separate application is no           tion about other benefits.
longer needed. Call the school if you need help: (845)279-3702 Ext. 2125 . Ensure that all information    PRIVACY ACT STATEMENT
is provided. Failure to do so may result in denial of benefits for your child or unnecessary delay in
approving your application.                                                                               Privacy Act Statement: This explains how we will use the information you give us.

PART 1                                                                                                    The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act requires the information on this application. You do
ALL HOUSEHOLDS MUST COMPLETE STUDENT INFORMATION. DO NOT FILL OUT MORE                                    not have to give the information, but if you do not, we cannot approve your child for free or reduced
THAN ONE APPLICATION FOR YOUR HOUSEHOLD.                                                                  price meals. You must include the last four digits of the social security number of the adult household
    (1) Print the names of the children, including foster children, for whom you are                      member who signs the application. The last four digits of the social security number are not required
        applying on one application.                                                                      when you apply on behalf of a foster child or you list a Food Stamp, Temporary Assistance for Needy
    (2) List their grade and school.                                                                      Families (TANF) Program or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) case number
    (3) Check the box to indicate a foster child living in your household, and check the box              or other FDPIR identifier for your child or when you indicate that the adult household member signing
        for each child with no income.                                                                    the application does not have a social security number. We will use your information to determine if
PART 2                                                                                                    your child is eligible for free or reduced price meals, and for administration and enforcement of the
HOUSEHOLDS GETTING FOOD STAMPS, TANF OR FDPIR SHOULD COMPLETE PART 2 AND                                  lunch and breakfast programs. We MAY share your eligibility information with education, health, and
SIGN PART 5.                                                                                              nutrition programs to help them evaluate, fund, or determine benefits for their programs, auditors for
    (1) List a current Food Stamp, TANF or FDPIR (Food Distribution Program on Indian                     program reviews, and law enforcement officials to help them look into violations of program rules.
        Reservations) case number of anyone living in your household.. Do not use the 16-digit
        number on your benefit card. The case number is provided on your benefit letter.                  DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINTS
    (2) An adult household member must sign the application in PART 5. SKIP PART 4.                       The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees,
        Do not list names of household members or income if you list a food stamp case                    and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender
        number, TANF or FDPIR number.
                                                                                                          identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental sta-
PART 3                                                                                                    tus, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance pro-
   Before completing an application for a child who may be homeless, a migrant education student,
                                                                                                          gram, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or
   or a runaway, please call your school’s homeless liaison or migrant education coordinator at
   (845) 279-3702, Ext. 2125                                                                              funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment
                                                                                                          activities.)
PARTS 4 & 5
ALL OTHER HOUSEHOLDS MUST COMPLETE THESE PARTS AND ALL OF PART 5.                                         If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program
    (1) Write the names of everyone in your household, whether or not they get income. Include            Discrimination Complaint Form (PDF), found online at
        yourself, the children you are applying for, all other children, your spouse, grandparents, and   http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to
        other related and unrelated people in your household. Use another piece of paper if you           request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form.
        need more space.
                                                                                                          Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture,
    (2) Write the amount of current income each household member receives, before taxes or                Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by
        anything else is taken out, and indicate where it came from, such as earnings, welfare,
        pensions and other income. If the current income was more or less than usual, write that          fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov
        person’s usual income. Specify how often this income amount is received: weekly, every other
        week (bi-weekly), 2 x per month, monthly. If no income, check the box. The value of any
        child care provided or arranged, or any amount received as payment for such child care or
        reimbursement for costs incurred for such care under the Child Care and Development Block
        Grant, TANF and At Risk Child Care Programs should not be considered as income
        for this program.
    (3) The application must include the last four digits only of the social security number of the
        adult who signs PART 5 if Part 4 is completed. If the adult does not have a social security
        number, check the box. If you listed a food stamp, TANF or FDPIR number, a social
        security number is not needed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             16
17
Brewster Central School District
              Student Information
Registration: Any resident child who will be five years of age   Parents are requested to cooperate with the school nurse in        Kindergarteners are expected to have a complete physical
on or before December 1st of that school year is eligible for    completing the requirements of the law. Exceptions allowed         examination submitted in June prior to entrance.
admission to Kindergarten. Registration for Kindergarten         by the law will be honored; however, parents are reminded          It is recommended that your child have a regularly sched-
is held in the winter of the year prior to entrance.             that the law requires that students not meeting all require-       uled dental examination by your family dentist.
Documentary proof of the child’s date of birth must be           ments must be excluded from school.
presented at the time of registration. Health immunization                                                                          Student Medication: Medication must be delivered to the
                                                                 Working Papers: The middle and high school Guidance                school nurse by the parent or guardian in the original
information must be documented. Parents of children not          Departments provide applications for working papers. This
registered in the winter should contact their neighborhood                                                                          container. A physician’s written order and parent or
                                                                 application requires certification of health and a parent’s        guardian request signed by both must accompany the pre-
school or contact the District Office. Registration of new       signature. The working card must be signed in the presence
elementary pupils (other than Kindergarten) is handled by                                                                           scribed medication. This also includes any over the counter
                                                                 of a staff member.                                                 medications.
the principal. Parents of new pupils are urged to contact the
principal in advance by phone. Secondary school                  Student Accident Insurance: The Board of Education pro-
registration is arranged through the guidance department.        vides school time non-duplicating accident insurance for all                                PARENTS BILL OF RIGHTS
A contact by phone will facilitate the registration.             students in kindergarten through grade 12. In addition, all        Dear Parents and Community Members,
Appointments should be made since parents must accompa-          injuries resulting from interscholastic athletics, including       As you may know, last year’s discussion regarding the New York State
ny the new pupil. Information required at registration           football, are also covered by the insurance plan.                  Education Department’s requirement that school districts submit
includes birth certificate, health records, previous school                                                                         more than two hundred “data points” of student data to a third party
                                                                 The accident insurance coverage pays for injuries sustained        “clearinghouse” was accompanied by widespread concerns from
grades (report cards), and proof of residency in the district.   while in attendance of classes, while traveling directly or        parents regarding the process for dissemination of confidential student
If there is any doubt as to the school your child should         without interruption to or from the insured’s residence and        data to third parties.
attend, telephone the District Office.                           school for regular school sessions; and while participating        As a result of those concerns, legislation was recently enacted requiring the
Immunization: All students must meet the immunization            in or attending school functions and supervised activities         posting of a “Parental Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security” on dis-
requirements as set forth in Section 2164 of the New York        including all sports.                                              trict websites. The mandatory transmission of student data points to third
Public Health Law. The following immunizations are requir-                                                                          party clearinghouses was also eliminated, as a result of this legislation.
                                                                 Students who are injured during regular school hours or
ed and the school nurse must have the proper documenta-                                                                             The attached link contains the Parental Bill of Rights developed by SED
                                                                 during an after-school activity, including interscholastic
tion or a student is subject to being excluded from school:                                                                         in accordance with this legislation on July 29, 2014.
                                                                 athletics, are to report their injury to their teacher or coach,
                                                                                                                                    The Bill of Rights contains important information regarding
   Three or more doses of diphtheria toxoid.                     and to the school nurse assigned to their school.
                                                                                                                                    confidentiality and security of student data, as well as procedures to
   Three or more doses of oral polio or four of more doses       The plan will help pay the cost of treatment for accidental        ensure that student data provided to third party contractors with the
                                                                 bodily injury up to the specified medical limit per claim.         District will remain confidential.
   of inactivated poliomyelitis vaccine (IPV) administered
   after 1968.                                                   Since the school’s student accident insurance plan is non-         Some of the highlights of the legislation include the following:
                                                                 duplicating, the individual’s coverage is limited to hospital          • student data cannot be sold or released for commercial purposes;
   All children entering Kindergarten are now required to        and surgical costs that were not covered under any group or            • parents have the right to inspect and review the complete contents
   have 1 dose of MMR vaccine (measles, mumps, rubella)          blanket insurance the family might have.                                  of their child's education record;
   and a second MMR by age 7.                                                                                                           • State and Federal laws protect the confidentiality of personally
                                                                 Health Examinations: Students who choose to use their
   All students must receive the Tdap vaccine by 12 years                                                                                  identifiable information, and that safeguards to protect personally
                                                                 family physician at their own expense MUST see the school
                                                                                                                                           identifiable information are utilized by the school district (e.g.,
   of age.                                                       nurse for the proper forms and return these forms to the                  encryption, firewalls, and password protection);
                                                                 nurse for final approval by the school physician no later
   Effective September 1, 2000, all children entering the                                                                               • a list of all student data elements collected by the State is
   7th grade must have received three doses of                   than October 1st. If it is necessary to make a later appoint-             available for public review; and
   Hepatitis-B vaccine.                                          ment with the family physician, please send the appoint-               • parents have the right to have complaints addressed about possible
                                                                 ment date to the school by October 1st and return the                     breaches of student data.
   All Kindergarten students entering school in 2003, who        examination form to the school after it is completed and           You can read the entire bill of rights at the following web site:
   are born on or after 1/1/98, are now required to have         signed by the physician. If there is no return by October 1st      http://www.p12.nysed.gov/docs/parents-bill-of-rights.pdf
   one dose of varicella (chicken pox vaccine).                  we will assume that you wish your child to be examined by
                                                                 the school physician.                                              Should you have any questions, please contact me directly.
   All students entering 6th Grade as of September 2005                                                                                  Steven C. Moskowitz, Ed.D.
   must have 2 doses of varicella (chicken pox                   NY State Education Law requires that every child have a                 Brewster Central School District
   vaccine) or present to the school nurse a history of          complete physical examination upon entrance to school
                                                                                                                                         30 Farm to Market Road
   varicella disease as documented by a heath care               and routinely at grades K, 2, 4, 7 and 10. A duly licensed
                                                                                                                                         Brewster, NY 10509
   provider. Parents should make special note of this            physician shall sign each certificate. Your family physician is
   new requirement.                                              familiar with the health needs of your child and is best able           (845) 279-8000 Ext. 6125
                                                                 to institute prompt treatment if it is indicated.                       smoskowitz@brewsterschools.org

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    18
Brewster Central School District
              Transportation Information
General Contact Information                                        School Bus Safety and Conduct
                                                                                                                                             When leaving the bus, if you have to cross,
The Brewster Central School District maintains and operates        Please be sure your student is aware of his/her responsibility
                                                                                                                                            ALWAYS CROSS IN FRONT OF THE BUS
its own fleet of buses to serve the districts’ students.           as a safe rider by understanding and following the school
Transportation is vital to the operation of the school district.   bus safety rules. Any student misbehavior is referred to the       Walk out far enough so you can see the bus driver
Please contact us with any issues and concerns. We are here        school building administration for resolve.                        through the windshield; wait for the driver to signal you
to assist and confirm your transportation requirements.                                                                               to cross, and then proceed to cross.
                                                                   Please work with us to re-enforce these safety rules
   Transportation Department                                       at home:
   40 Farm to Market Road
                                                                     • Wait for your bus well off the roadway and respect
   Brewster, NY 10509
   845 279-4700 (office)                                               the property of others.                                           NEVER ATTEMPT TO RETURN TO THE BUS
   845 279-3458 (fax)                                                • Enter the bus single file in an orderly manner and                ONCE YOU LEAVE, UNLESS INSTRUCTED TO
   transportation@brewstershools.org                                                                                                             DO SO BY THE DRIVER.
                                                                       be seated quickly.
                                                                     • Remain in your seat while the bus is in motion.
Childcare Transportation                                                                                                            Any student who destroys or damages any part of the
                                                                     • Follow the instructions of your drivers and monitors.        bus will be held responsible for the cost of repair or
Request for childcare transportation should be made ten
days in advance of your need. Call or visit the transportation       • Keep aisles clear at all times. Remain quiet and             replacement.
office for the appropriate forms. The childcare facility               orderly.                                                     Objects Prohibited
must be within the school district. Our office will work to                                                                         New York State Law prohibits certain objects to be brought
                                                                     • Stop, Look, Listen at all railroad crossings with
accommodate your needs. Please allow us sufficient time                                                                             on the bus. Here is a list:
to schedule your requirements.                                         the driver.
                                                                     • Be courteous to your driver and fellow passengers.           Glass objects (bottles, Pyrex dishes, glass containers), bats,
Private School Transportation                                                                                                       batons, metal bars, slingshots, large toys, camping
                                                                       No fighting, yelling, or throwing of objects is allowed.
Requests for transportation to private schools must be made                                                                         equipment, motorbikes, bicycles, helmets, clothes hangers,
                                                                       Bad language or rude behavior will not be tolerated.
in writing by April 1 as provided by state law. If the parent or                                                                    umbrellas, pets, guns and large musical instruments.
guardian of a child does not live in the district on April 1,        • No smoking, eating or drinking is allowed on the bus.        Small instruments must be placed on lap or under seat. Also
he/she must submit a written request within 30 days after              Help keep your bus neat and clean.                           prohibited are construction materials such as bricks, boards,
establishing residence in the district. Requests made after                                                                         boxes, and pointed objects such as knives, darts, arrows,
April 1 may be granted, subject to available space, provided         • Do not open the windows without permission.
                                                                                                                                    screwdrivers, scooters, rollerblades, skateboards and skis.
that granting the request would not add to transportation              When allowed to open windows, do not extend head,            If an authorized school activity requires any of these or
costs. Always contact us for more information to assist your           hands, arms, or any object out of the window.                similar objects, please arrange to transport them yourselves.
needs.                                                                                                                                          If you have any questions, please call us in
A Note to Kindergarten Parents                                                                                                                  advance. Your driver may have to refuse an
                                                                                                                                                object to be transported at the stop before your
As newcomers to school, kindergarten children need to                                                                                           student boards the bus. Weapons are not
know the rules of riding the bus. Please take the time to                                                                                       allowed on buses or on school property.
explain school bus safety rules to your child, and escort
him/her to the school bus stop so that together, we can                                                                                         Unauthorized Boarding
ensure the safety of your child. For the safety of your                                                                                         Only students, drivers, monitors and persons
child, we encourage parents to arrange for their child to                                                                                       authorized by the school district are allowed
be personally brought to the bus stop in the morning and                                                                                        on buses.
to meet the bus at your stop in the afternoon when we bring                                                                                     Parents and the public are not allowed to board
your child home. If you have any questions, please do not                                                                                       any bus as provided by state law.
hesitate to call us at 279-4700.

                                                                                                                                                                                                     19
Brewster Central School District
                Sports
Championships 2014-2015
     LEAGUE                 LEAGUE                       LEAGUE
       Fall                  Winter                       Spring

Boys Cross Country   Boys Indoor Track & Field       Boys Track & Field

                         Girls Gymnastics
                                                       Girls Softball-
                                                 Undefeated League Champs

Awards Night Ceremonies                                                                                                                    General Information
Athletic Awards Nights are held at the conclusion of                                                                                       What does an athlete need to play an interscholastic sport?
each season. Our athletes are honored before their peers,
                                                                                                                                             1- A Code of Ethics (verified by the nurse, and signed
coaches and parents.
                                                                                                                                                by the parent and the athlete)
All Varsity, Junior Varsity and/or Freshmen athletes will be
                                                                                                                                             2- Health History (verified by the nurse and signed
honored at each ceremony. Teams will meet individually to
                                                                                                                                                by the parent)
give out awards and honor members of their teams either
on Awards Night or at a different time and location. At the                                                                                  3- Concussion/ImPact Consent Form (signed by the
conclusion of the team awards, all athletes, coaches and                                                                                        parent and returned to the Athletic Department)
parents will meet in the gymnasium for Coaches, Most                                                                                       What is the best way to get an up-to-date schedule of games?
Valuable Player, League and Section Awards.
                                                                            Parent Sports Assembly Dates For 2015-2016:                    The most up to date game information is located on the
The Awards Night Dates for 2015-2016:                                                                                                      Brewster Central School District webpage. Scroll down the
                                                                            The Athletic Department hosts an assembly for student ath-
                                                                                                                                           left hand side and click on “athletics.” Scroll across the page
   November 4, 2015 Fall Sports Awards 6:30PM                               letes and parents prior to the beginning of each sports sea-
                                                                                                                                           and under the picture click on “Tandem Sports Calendar.”
    BHS Gymnasium                                                           son. The athlete and one parent should attend this meeting.
                                                                                                                                           This calendar lists the dates, times and locations of all inter-
                                                                            The purpose of this meeting is to open the lines of commu-
   March 3, 2016 Winter Sports Awards 6:30PM                                                                                               scholastic events. In addition, the calendar lists the dates,
                                                                            nication between the parent, athlete and athletic depart-
                                                                                                                                           times and locations of all community groups that use the
    BHS Gymnasium                                                           ment so that the needs of all can be served. Topics to be
                                                                                                                                           facilities of the Brewster Central School District.
                                                                            covered include: athletic paperwork, program philosophies
   March 10, 2016 Winter Sports Awards 6:30PM                                                                                              What other information is listed on the “Athletics
                                                                            and keys to successful participation between the parent,
    BHS Gymnasium (SNOW DATE)                                               player and coach.                                              Webpage?”
   June 1, 2016 Spring Sports Awards 6:30PM                                   October 29, 2015 Winter Athletes 7:00PM                      The “Athletics Webpage” contains information about the
     BHS Gymnasium                                                                                                                         New York State Concussion Management Policy, Selection
                                                                                BHS Gymnasium
                                                                                                                                           Classification and all forms that are necessary to participate
                                                                              February 25, 2016 Spring Athletes 7:00PM                     in an interscholastic sport. If you have any questions, please
                                                                                BHS Gymnasium                                              call the athletic department at 279-5051 x1148.

                                                                              June 15, 2016 Fall Athletes 7:00PM                           START DATES FOR SPORTS 2015-2016:
                                                                                BHS Gymnasium                                              FALL       Aug. 17th- All High School Sports
                                                                                                                                                      Sept. 2nd- All Modified Fall Sports
                                                                                                                                           WINTER     Nov. 9th- All High School Winter Sports
                                                                                                                                                      Nov. 30th- All Modified Winter Sports
                                                                                                                                           SPRING     March 7th- All High School Spring Sports
                                                                                                                                                      March 28th- All Modified Spring Sports
                                                                                                                                                                                                              20
You can also read