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DOLGEVILLE CENTRAL SCHOOL The Dolgeville Central School District is a community‐minded learning ins tu on that is commi ed to sending all students into the world well prepared. 2021‐22 District Calendar and Guide
Administration & Board of Education BOE Members Term Expires Dear Parents, Students and Community Members – Sco Hongo II, President 2026 Welcome to the 2021‐22 school year! I hope everyone enjoyed their summer and is ready Jennifer Williams, V. President 2023 for another exci ng year of learning here at DCS. We are heading into the new year re‐ Robert Maxwell 2022 energized, renewed, and focused on all the great opportuni es available to our students. Julie Izzo 2023 James (Bob) Schmid 2024 To start, I hope you enjoy our calendar that is ﬁlled with informa on and important dates. Craig Spoﬀord 2025 This year’s calendar not only features a collec on of useful informa on, but inspira onal Carolyn Williams 2026 messages from some of our graduates. BOE Mee ngs/Important Dates‐ 6 PM High School Cafeteria During the summer months, our teachers and staﬀ have worked hard to ensure that all of the posi ve momentum from last year con nues throughout the 2021‐22 school year. September 21 April 20 (Top Senior Dinner, We’ve faced some great challenges during the past year and a half, but they have made us October 19 BOCES Budget Vote) a stronger learning community. We have so many points of pride here at Dolgeville, and November 16 May 10 (Budget Hearing) December 21 our students con nue to thrive because of our wonderful programs and talented and ded‐ Auditorium icated staﬀ. Let’s have a great school year! January 18 May 17 (Budget Vote) 2‐8 p.m. February 15 May 18 Joseph Gilfus March 15 Superintendent June 21 April 19 (Tenure Celebra on) Administra on Main Phone Number ……………………………………………315‐429‐3155 Email D C S Joseph Gilfus, Superintendent ............................ ………….Ext. 3500 email@example.com 38 Slawson Street Ruth Leavi , High School Principal ..................... ………….Ext. 2701 rleavi @dolgeville.org Dolgeville, New York 13329 Crystal Chrisman, Elementary Principal ……………………....Ext. 1701 firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 315.429.3155 Jessica Radley, Business Manager ………………………. .Ext. 3002 email@example.com Fax: 315.429.8473 Michelle Primeau, Supervisor of Special Educa on ……..Ext. 2803 firstname.lastname@example.org E‐mail: email@example.com www.dolgeville.org Please note: dates are subject to change. Please visit www.dolgeville.org for the most up‐to‐date events.
September 2021 ‐ Honestly do what you have to do and put in the work, because in the long run, it will be worth it and help you a lot. Don’t give up even though mes can be hard and stressful. You got this. ‐ Jadon Price Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 ‐ Superintendent’s 2 3 4 Conference Day ‐ Superintendent’s ‐ Kindergarten Orienta on, Conference Day 5 PM ‐ STPA mee ng, 4 PM ‐ Grade 7 Parent and Student Orienta on, 6 PM 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Labor Day First Day of School ‐ (NO SCHOOL) 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 ‐ Open House for Grades 7‐12, 6‐7 PM ‐ Freshman Parent and Student Orienta on, 6:45 PM 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 ‐ DES Book Fair, Elementary ‐ Board of Educa on mee ng, ‐ DES Book Fair, Elementary ‐ Open House for Grades Library 6 PM, HS cafeteria Library Pre‐K‐6, 6‐7 PM ‐ DES Book Fair, Elementary ‐ DES Book Fair, Elementary Library Library 26 27 28 29 30 ‐ School Pictures for Grades Pre‐K‐12
October 2021 ‐Always work on yourself. These people you call best friends could be nothing more but a memory in a few years. People will not always be there, but you always will. So always choose what is best for you, for your future, and what you could do to be er yourself. Never allow another person to aﬀect your academics, your ac vi es, or your life in a nega ve way. Stay true to yourself and be the best person you can be. There is no be er me to start than when you are ﬁnding your way into adulthood. – Charlie Benoit Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 ‐ End 5‐Week Progress Period 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ‐ DESPTO, 4 PM, Community ‐ STPA mee ng, 4 PM ‐ 5 Week Progress Period for Schools Room Q1 distributed 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Columbus Day ‐ PSAT’s at Dolgeville (NO SCHOOL) 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 ‐ Board of Educa on mee ng, ‐ Superintendent’s 6 PM, HS cafeteria Conference Day (No School for Students) 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 ‐ SAT’s at Dolgeville 31 Halloween
November 2021 ‐Never take things for granted and work hard, whether it be in school, sports or drama club. Also, treat people with respect. You never know what is happening in someone else's life, so be kind. Make sure to trust the process.— Brady Wilcox Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 5 6 ‐ DESPTO, 4 PM, Community ‐ Grade 7‐12 picture make ups ‐ STPA mee ng, 4 PM ‐ End of First Quarter Schools Room ‐ Fall Picture Retakes, Grades Pre‐K‐6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 ‐ Q1 Report Cards distributed ‐ DES Veterans Day Assembly Veterans Day (NO SCHOOL) 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 ‐ Board of Educa on mee ng, ‐ Parent‐Teacher ‐ Parent‐Teacher 6 PM, HS cafeteria Conferences (half‐day for Conferences (half‐day for students) students) 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Thanksgiving Recess (NO SCHOOL) Thanksgiving 28 29 30
December 2021 ‐ Take ownership of yourself and your ac ons. Remember that it is up to you to decide what type of person you are and who you will become. – Kyle Paracka Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 ‐ STPA mee ng, 4 PM 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 ‐ DESPTO, 4 PM, Community ‐ End 5‐Week Progress Period ‐ Semi‐Formal, 6‐9 PM Schools Room for Q2 12 13‐ 14 15 16 17 18 ‐ DESPTO Christmas Shoppe ‐ DESPTO Christmas Shoppe ‐ DESPTO Christmas Shoppe ‐ Grades 7‐12 Winter Chorale ‐ 5‐Week Progress Reports for Concert, 6:30 PM Q2 Distributed ‐ DESPTO Christmas Shoppe 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 ‐ Board of Educa on mee ng, Winter Recess 6 PM, HS cafeteria (NO SCHOOL) CHRISTMAS 26 27 28 29 30 31 Winter Recess (NO SCHOOL) New Year’s Eve
January 2022 ‐ It’s okay to take a break and enjoy your high school experience, because it will be over in a blink of an eye. The key to working hard is passion. Be passionate about learning and proud about that assignments you turn over. –Audrey Williams Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 New Year’s Day 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ‐ DESPTO, 4 PM, Community ‐ STPA mee ng, 4 PM Schools Room 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 ‐ Grades 7‐12 Winter Band Concert, 6:30 PM 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Mar n Luther King Day ‐ Board of Educa on mee ng, ‐ Grades 5‐6 Winter Concert, 6 PM, HS cafeteria 6:30 PM (NO SCHOOL) 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Regents/Midterms—NO CLASSES FOR GRADES 9‐12 ‐ End of Second Quarter 30 31
February 2022 ‐ Ge ng a bad grade is not the end of the world. You should care about your grades, but experience and friendships are also very important. Not everything in life is measured in a number grade. – Megan Hartman Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 5 ‐ STPA mee ng, 4 PM ‐ Report Cards for Q2 Distributed 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 ‐ DESPTO, 4 PM, Community Schools Room 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 ‐ Board of Educa on mee ng, 6 PM, HS cafeteria Valen ne’s Day 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Mid‐winter Recess (NO SCHOOL) President’s Day 27 28
March 2022 ‐ Be posi ve, have fun, and cherish every moment. – Maighen Ehrle ‐ Make the most of high school days. Don’t wish your me away. – Kyle Jaquay Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 5 ‐ STPA mee ng, 4 PM ‐ End 5‐Week Progress Period for Q3 5 7 8 9 10 11 12 ‐ DESPTO, 4 PM, Community ‐ 5‐Week Progress Reports for Schools Room Q3 Distributed 13 14 15 16 17 18 ‐ Parent‐Teacher 19 ‐ Board of Educa on mee ng, Conferences (half‐day for ‐ All‐County II at DCS: Concert 6 PM, HS cafeteria students) at 3 PM ‐ All‐County II at DCS St. Patrick’s Day ‐ Pre‐K/Kindergarten Registra on 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Grades 3‐8 ELA Assessments
April 2022 ‐Don’t wait un l the last second to do your homework. Don’t be afraid to try new things. Never let fear decide your future. If you work hard and stay mo vated, you can accomplish anything you put your mind to. – Haylie Lyon Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 ‐ Spring Musical ‐ Spring Musical 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ‐ DESPTO, 4 PM, Community ‐ STPA mee ng, 4 PM ‐ End of Third Quarter Schools Room ‐ Grades 7‐12 Spring Band Concert 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Spring Recess (NO SCHOOL) 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Easter Spring Recess ‐ Board of Educa on mee ng, ‐ BOE Top Senior Recep on and ‐ Report Cards for Q3 6 PM, HS cafeteria BOCES Budget Vote, 6 PM Distributed (NO SCHOOL) Earth Day 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Grades 3‐8 Math Assessments
May 2022 ‐ You should learn how to be you ﬁrst—you are not your 100m me or your test score. Be your own person ﬁrst, because that is what ma ers in the long run, and is what people will remember about you Enjoy this me and don’t waste your moments looking only toward what will happen next.— Annaliese Davies Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ‐ DESPTO, 4 PM, Community Schools Room 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 ‐ Budget Hearing, 6 PM, HS – Jr./Sr. Prom cafeteria ‐ Teacher PD (half‐day for students) Mother’s Day – End of 5 Week Progress Reports for Q4 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 SCHOOL BUDGET VOTE, ‐ Board of Educa on mee ng, ‐ Grades 7‐12 Spring Chorale – 5‐Week Progress Reports for 6 PM, HS cafeteria Concert, 6:30 PM Q4 Distributed HS cafeteria, 2‐8 p.m. ‐ Kindergarten Screening ‐ Kindergarten Screening ‐ Kindergarten Screening 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Memorial Day (NO SCHOOL) ‐ Memorial Day Parade
June 2022 ‐ Ask for help when needed. It’s okay if you don’t know what you’re going to do in life yet. You will ﬁgure it out. – Brianna Bruce Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 ‐ Piano Recital, 3 PM, HS ‐ Sherburne Pageant of Bands ‐ Sherburne Pageant of Bands auditorium 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 ‐ Grade 4 and 8 NYS Science ‐ HS Jazz Concert, 6:30 PM ‐ Violet Fes val Art Show ‐ Violet Fes val Art Show Wri en Test ‐ DESPTO, 4 PM, Community Schools Room 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 ‐ Violet Fes val Art Show ‐ Last Day of Classes for Grades 7‐12 ‐ Senior Class Banquet Regents Exams 19 20 21 22 23 24 ‐ Superintendent’s 25 Juneteenth ‐ Board of Educa on mee ng, Conference Day ‐ Gradua on, 10 AM 6 PM, HS cafeteria ‐ Report Cards for Q4 Mailed (observed) Home Grades 7‐12 ‐ Mandatory Gradua on Rehearsal, 9 AM Regents Exams 26 27 28 29 30
July 2022 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
August 2022 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Notes and Reminders
Notes and Reminders
General Informa on District Code of Conduct Please note that all skirts need to be at least as long as mid‐thigh and shorts Annually the Dolgeville Central School District must, by law, adopt a must have inseams no shorter than 5.” Those who want to view the Dress District Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct includes the following Code in its en rety may do so by going to the District website at sec ons: an introduc on; deﬁni ons; student rights and responsibili es; an www.dolgeville.org. explana on of the responsibili es of essen al partners in educa on; the student dress code; prohibited student conduct; responsibili es for District Website repor ng Code viola ons; disciplinary consequences, procedures, and The 2021‐22 school year features a new district website (h ps:// referrals; alterna ve instruc on; disciplining students with disabili es; www.dolgeville.org) focused on accessibility and ease of naviga on. The corporal punishment; prohibited staﬀ conduct; visitors to school; public website will also highlight district news and show pictures of student life. For conduct on school property; and Board of Educa on Policies related to the updated calendar informa on, please see the new site. You can also ﬁnd Code of Conduct. Those who want to view the District Code of Conduct in its other important documents and no ces on the site. en rety may do so by going to the District website at www.dolgeville.org. Hard copies of the Code may also be obtained from the high school oﬃce, Public Records Access elementary school oﬃce, or district oﬃce. The Freedom of Informa on Law (FOIL) provides any ci zen the right of ac‐ cess to many public records. Dolgeville Central School has adopted the The DCS Creed regula ons when, where, and how you may view the public records that we All Dolgeville Central School teachers, staﬀ, and students have the right to: maintain. The regula ons may be viewed at all places where records are Teach, work, and learn in an environment free from distrac on and dis‐ kept. turbance According to these regula ons, public records may be viewed and Feel and be safe and healthy. copied at: Be respected for who they are and what they believe. Dolgeville Central School District Oﬃce Dress Code 38 Slawson Street When selec ng clothing and footwear for your children to wear to Dolgeville, NY 13329. school, remember to select items that are appropriate in accordance to the guidelines in our District’s Dress Code. All students are expected to give proper a en on to personal cleanliness and to dress appropriately for school and school func ons. The school cannot and does not dictate styles. However, a student’s dress, grooming, and appearance, including jewelry, must be safe and not disrupt or interfere with the educa onal process.
General Informa on Con nued Safe Prom, Tes ng and Gradua on Season Highly Qualiﬁed Teachers Prom/Tes ng/Gradua on season brings excitement and dangers. Please In accordance with the Every Student Succeeds Act, parents have the keep these two important reminders with you during this me: right to request informa on about the professional qualiﬁca ons of their Safety ‐ Adults that serve alcohol to minors are legally liable. Please children’s teachers. You have the right to know: do not put our students at risk. Please talk to your child about the Whether the teacher is “highly qualiﬁed,” having met New York State dangers of driving recklessly, drinking and other behaviors. We all cer ﬁca on and/or licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject want to have happy memories of this school year. areas the teacher teaches. Academics ‐ Students need to be in school and rested. Ask how they Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other are doing. If you have any doubts, call the guidance oﬃce at 429‐ provisional status under which state qualiﬁca on or licensing criteria 3155, ext. 2800. Seniors cannot walk the stage unless they have all of have been waived. their requirements met! The teacher’s college major, whether the teacher has any advanced degrees, and, if so, the subject of those degrees. Dance Guest Policy If your child receives services from any instruc onal assistants or It is the general policy of Dolgeville Central School to keep our dances similar paraprofessionals, the qualiﬁca ons of those individuals. closed to ensure student and chaperone safety, and provide an atmos‐ phere conducive to good clean fun for our students. However, in an Civil Rights Statement eﬀort to give our students the opportunity and privilege of invi ng The Dolgeville Central School hereby advises students, parents, friends to Dolgeville dances from outside the district, the Board of employees, and the general public that it oﬀers employment and educa‐ Educa on has decided to allow students to bring a guest to the Home‐ onal opportuni es, including voca onal educa on, without regard to coming Dance, Winter Semi‐Formal, Valen ne’s Day Dance, and Prom actual or perceived race, color, religion, religious prac ces, creed, under the following condi ons: na onal origin, disability, gender, weight, sexual orienta on, gene cs, Student guests from outside the district must be under the age of 21. and/or veteran’s status. Inquiries regarding this non‐discrimina on policy Each Dolgeville student who wishes to invite a guest must complete may be directed to the District Title IX Compliance Oﬃcer, the district dance guest request form and submit it to the high school Michelle Primeau, at 429‐3155, ext. 2803. oﬃce by the Monday prior to the dance along with a copy of the guest’s drivers license or birth cer ﬁcate. The DCS student is responsible for his/her guest’s conduct.
State‐Mandated No ces Policy for Acceptable Use of District Technology FERPA Con nued... Students of Dolgeville Central School District have access at school to electronic telecom‐ In compliance with the Elementary and Secondary Educa on Act (ESEA) of 1965, as munica ons and District owned/provided hardware and so ware. The primary educa on‐ amended by the No Child Le Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), and the Na onal Defense al goals of this access are increasing the accessibility of informa on, improving communi‐ Authoriza on Act, the School District by law rou nely releases this student directory ca on, increasing the integra on of technology into teaching and learning, and preparing informa on to Military Recruiters. Any parent/eligible student wan ng to opt out of students for full par cipa on and ci zenship in a technology‐dependent world. the public, nonconsensual disclosure of directory informa on to Military Recruiters should no fy the district in wri ng by Sept. 10 of each school year. Le ers should be Network and internet access are provided as educa onal tools. Dolgeville Central School sent to Daniel Guenthner, High School Guidance Counselor at Dolgeville Central District reserves the right to monitor, inspect, copy, review and store all usage of the School, 38 Slawson Street, Dolgeville, NY, 13329, or e‐mailed to dguenth‐ computer network, internet, and data/informa on created, transmi ed, or received firstname.lastname@example.org. during usage. All such ﬁles, data, and informa on shall be and remain the property of the Dolgeville Central School District and no user shall have any expecta on of privacy regard‐ Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) ing such materials. The Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) was signed into law by Governor David A. Pat‐ Dolgeville Central School District uses internet ﬁltering so ware in compliance with the erson in 2010 and became eﬀec ve on July 1, 2012. The intent of DASA is to provide Federal Children’s Internet Protec on Act and it is the District’s belief that we must do our all public school students with an environment free from discrimina on and harass‐ best to support our students’ learning in a manner that supports the District’s mission ment and to foster civility in public schools. while providing a safe learning environment. Use of ﬁltering so ware cannot guarantee that all inappropriate sites can never be accessed. However, it dras cally reduces that As a result of DASA, students will receive instruc on that supports the development of possibility. Any a empt to bypass school ﬁltering or security will result in disciplinary a school environment free of discrimina on and harassment, including, but not limited ac on. The complete Policy for Acceptable Use of District Technology can be found on the to, instruc on that raises awareness and sensi vity to discrimina on and harassment District website. based on a person’s actual or perceived race, color, weight, na onal origin, ethnic group, religion, religious prac ce, disability, sexual orienta on, gender (including FERPA gender iden ty or expression), and sex. Also required by DASA, the District Code of Under the Family Educa onal Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the Dolgeville Central School Conduct reﬂects language that complies with DASA. A complete copy of the Code of District may release the following deﬁned directory informa on: student name, age, Conduct is available on the district website. major ﬁeld of study, grade level, par cipa on in sports and ac vi es, weight and height (for members of athle c teams), dates of a endance, honors/degrees/awards, and Under DASA, all school employees will undergo mandatory training regarding DASA photographs. Allowing directory informa on permits the District to use student directory and its implementa on on the ﬁrst superintendent’s conference day annually. The informa on for such limited purposes as school yearbooks and newsle ers, honor roll District also has appointed one DASA coordinator. School staﬀ, parents, students, and lists, gradua on programs, musical theater programs, sports programs, and other similar others may reports incidents of discrimina on and harassment to the following DASA uses without obtaining individual consent. A parent or eligible student (a student 18 years coordinator: of age or older who is a ending an ins tu on of post‐secondary educa on) has the right to request that “directory informa on” not be disclosed without prior wri en consent of Mirella Pazzaglia, Guidance Counselor – 429.3155, ext. 2804, the parent or eligible student. Directory informa on does not include a student’s social email@example.com security number.
Academic Informa on Dismissal Procedures Honor rolls are Gradua on Requirements Regents Advanced Regents Grades K–2 2:55 PM determined at Courses Diploma Diploma Grades 3‐4 2:52 PM the end of each English 4 Credits 4 credits Grades 5 and 6 2:50 PM marking period. Social Studies 4 credits 4 credits Grades 7‐12 2:55 PM Math 3 credits 3 credits Principal’s List Science 3 credits 3 credits Middle‐Senior High School Period Schedule Art/Music 1 credit 1 credit 95‐100 Breakfast 7:45 AM ‐ 8:04 AM Health 1/2 credit 1/2 credit High Honor Roll Physical Educa on 2 credits 2 credits Warning Bell 8:02 AM 90‐94.9 Spanish 1 credit 3 credits Tardy Bell 8:05 AM Elec ves 3 1/2 credits 3 1/2 credits Honor Roll Block One 8:05 AM ‐ 9:24 AM Total 22 credits 24 credits 85‐89.9 Block Two 9:27 AM ‐ 10:46 AM Block Three A 10:49 AM ‐ 11:29 AM Regents Diploma Advanced Regents Regents Test Requirements Diploma Requirements Block Three B 11:31 AM ‐ 12:11 PM Diploma with English Regents English Regents Block Three C 12:13 PM ‐ 12:53 PM Global Studies Regents Global Studies Regents Honors = Block Four 12:56 PM ‐ 2:15 PM U.S. History and Government U.S. History and Government Average of 90 Math Regents 3 Math Regents Block Five 2:18 PM ‐ 2:55 PM on all Required Science Regents 2 Science Regents Regents Exams 4 + 1 Op on‐ (requires English Regents, a Math Regents, one Science and one 2021‐2022 SAT and SAT Subject Dates History Regents PLUS an addi onal Math or Science Regents) See Mr. Guenthner in Guidance for Registra on and Informa on Test Dates: Register By: Progress Reports and Report Cards October 2 September 21 November 6 October 26 5‐week Marking 5‐week Reports Quarter Ends Report Cards December 4 November 23 Period Ends Distributed Distributed March 12 March 1 Quarter 1 10/1/21 10/8/21 11/5/21 11/12/21 May 7 April 26 Quarter 2 12/10/21 12/17/21 1/28/22 2/4/22 June 4 May 25 Quarter 3 3/4/22 3/11/22 4/8/22 4/21/22 Quarter 4 5/13/22 5/20/22 6/23/22 6/24/22
Calling All Parents... It is cri cal that parents partner with our school district to ensure that their Parent Square: Receive news and children are receiving the highest quality educa on possible. The following are updates via Parent Square at several ways that we encourage parent involvement: Dolgeville Parent/Teacher Conferences The Dolgeville Central School District Because parental involvement is so important, our district sets aside mul ple launched a ParentSquare account last days for parents to conference with their children’s teachers. This is an oppor‐ fall to communicate with parents. Go tunity for parents to discover how their children are doing in school, what their to h ps://www.parentsquare.com to children’s strengths and/or needs are, how parents can assist their children at sign up. home to be more successful in school, and what services the school can provide to further assist their children in school. Communica ons sent via ParentSquare may include: Contac ng Teachers news and reminders from the In addi on to these regularly scheduled conference days, parents are district or school encouraged to contact their children’s teachers at any me with ques ons or urgent alerts such as school concerns. Parents are encouraged to contact teachers via phone, voice mail, or cancella ons, early dismissal or delayed start e‐mail (all of our teachers’ e‐mail addresses may be found on the District messages from your child’s teacher website), or to set up a me to meet with teachers in person. Parents can also register for ParentSquare through the ParentSquare app which Parents as Reading Partners (PARP) is available for Apple and Android devices. PARP is a collabora ve eﬀort among students, parents, staﬀ, and the community to build a partnership between home and school. Reading is the single most The ParentSquare app allows parents to: important ac vity in a child’s educa on. Students who read at home become control how and when they receive no ﬁca ons from the district/school; be er readers and have higher success rates in school. As part of PARP, parents update contact informa on, such as email addresses or phone numbers; set aside just 15 minutes three days per week to read with their children (Of send and receive messages from teachers and other staﬀ; course, reading more than that is just ﬁne with us). review and comment on informa on shared by the school or district; and translate communica ons into a preferred language.
Health & Safety Informa on Visitors to the School Emergency Closings During the school day there are only two doors where visitors may enter the Dolgeville Central School uses the Parent Square messaging system to deliver building: the front door to the high school building and the front door to the important messages to parents of our students. The message system may elementary building. When entering these doors, all visitors are asked to sign deliver rou ne reminders, important informa on, or emergency in at the security oﬃce windows. Visitors will be issued badges, which they announcements such as school closings or delays. In order to insure that you are required to wear throughout their stay in the building. A er signing in receive our Parent Square messages, the school must have updated and and being issued a badge, visitors will be admi ed to the school through the accurate informa on on ﬁle. Go to h ps://www.parentsquare.com to sign up. security doors and be directed to their des na on. We appreciate your In the event of an emergency closing or delay, informa on will also be coopera on with this process which protects the safety and security of our available at: students, and also minimizes any disrup ons to the educa onal process. Television Sta ons: Security Camera Privacy Statement WKTV (News Channel 2), News 10 Now, WNYT, WRGB, WTEN, WXXA, WYNN Dolgeville Central School District u lizes exterior and interior security camer‐ as on and in of all district buildings as well as on its school buses. Security Radio Sta ons: cameras are used to discourage and iden fy viola ons of the District Code of BUG Country (FM 99.7, FM 101.1, AM 1570), WIBX Big Frog 104 (FM 104.3, FM Conduct; protect persons and property; and, when necessary, provide law 98.7, FM 96.1, AM 950), WGY (AM 810), SYJB (FM 95.5), WRVE – The River (FM enforcement assistance in the prosecu on of criminal ac vity. Cameras are 99.5) installed in public loca ons where students, staﬀ, and visitors would not have an expecta on of privacy, such as hallways, cafeterias, and entrances/exits. Newspaper Website: Cameras are not and will not be installed in areas where staﬀ, students, and U ca Observer Dispatch at www.u caod.com visitors have a reasonable expecta on of privacy, such as restrooms and locker rooms. District Facebook Page: Go to www.dolgeville.org and click on the Facebook link. Asbestos Awareness In accordance with the repor ng requirements of the Asbestos Hazard Emer‐ Integrated Pest Management gency Response Act (AHERA), Dolgeville Central School has undergone a In accordance with District Policy and State Educa on Law, DCS will give prior Surveillance Report. No changes in asbestos condi ons in the school were wri en no ce of all pes cide applica ons to anyone who has asked to receive such no ce. Request forms may be accessed on the district website or in any noted since the previous inspec on. For more informa on, contact David district oﬃce. For more informa on, contact David Redmond, the District’s Redmond, the District’s Asbestos Management Coordinator, at 429‐3155. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Coordinator, at 429.3155, ext. 1752, ext. 1752, or firstname.lastname@example.org. or email@example.com.
School Nutri on Services We are pleased to announce a new service that will be available to students and staﬀ that will include an a er school healthy snack bar. This program will be piloted through September and will con nue throughout the school year if it shows a beneﬁt to our students and staﬀ. There will be a variety of healthy snacks oﬀered and cost will be determined based on distributor pricing. The following items will be made available. ● Juice ● Water ● Assorted low fat chips ● Granola bars ● Pop tarts ● Nutrigrain bars ● Fresh fruit ● Yogurt ● String cheese ● Co age cheese ● Pudding ● Uncrustables This service will be available from 2:55‐3:15 p.m. daily at the secondary cafeteria (High School). The snack bar will be cash or available student’s accounts funds only. No charging will be allowed. Again, the a ernoon snack bar will be evaluated through the month of September, and will be evaluated based on ac vity and beneﬁts to our students and staﬀ a er school.
School Nutri on & Transporta on Balancing Calories: Our transporta on staﬀ works during July and August se ng up bus routes for Enjoy your food, but eat the next school year and would be glad to assist in arranging your student bus less. schedule. New bus route informa on is available star ng 10 days prior to the ﬁrst Avoid oversized por ons. day of school each year. The Transporta on Supervisor, Joseph Stack, may be reached at (315) 429‐9388, Fax (315) 429‐8791, or via email at Foods to Increase: firstname.lastname@example.org. In the event a change needs to occur on a par cular day for Make half your plate fruits a student in grades K‐6, please contact Paula Mosher in the Elementary oﬃce at and vegetables. 429.3155 x1701. Wri en requests from parent (subject to approval of the princi‐ Make at least half your pal’s oﬃce staﬀ) to go home on an alternate route must be sent in to the school grains whole grains. with the child. Telephone request will be at the discre on of the principal. Switch to fat‐free or low‐fat (1%) milk. Transporta on Rules and Guidelines: (Complete list is available in the District Code of Conduct) Foods to Reduce: Students must pass in front of the school bus far enough to be seen by the Compare sodium in foods like soup, bread, and frozen meals – and choose driver. Students must wait at the right side of the highway, 10 feet ahead of the foods with lower numbers. the bus, for the school bus driver to mo on them to cross. This is the most Drink water instead of sugary drinks. dangerous ac vity of transpor ng students because the student is not inside the bus. The school bus is an extension of the school grounds. Behavior not Important Dates acceptable in school is not acceptable on the school bus. Students must cooperate in the maintenance of clean, sanitary, and Na onal School Lunch week: Oct. 11‐15, 2021 comfortable transporta on. Public Health regula ons prohibit ea ng and School Lunch hero day: May 6, 2022 chewing gum on a school bus. Na onal School Breakfast week; March 7‐11. 2022 In no phase of the school program is “horseplay” or “fooling around” more dangerous, than on a bus. The School Nutri on Director, Anthony Dupuis, can be reached at: The school bus driver is designated as the authority on the bus. Repeated (315) 429‐3155 Ext 2951 infrac on of the rules is to be reported to the building principals or superintendent of schools. Incorrect behavior may lead to the suspension of riding privileges. Students should be ready for the bus 10 minutes before the scheduled pick up me. Parents must make visual eye contact with the bus driver for any child under fourth grade at the a er school bus stop. If there is no visual eye contact the bus driver will return your child back to the school.
Blue Devil Athle cs Athle c Director Dan Zilkowski| Phone: 315‐429‐3155, Ext. 2900 | Email: email@example.com Football Modified Football Varsity Cross Country for Boys Varsity Soccer (merged with 9/4 @ Canajoharie 10 AM 9/16 vs. Mount Markham 4:30 PM both Boys and Girls Little Falls 9/10 @ Sauquoit 6 PM 9/21 @ Westmoreland 4:30 PM 9/15 @ Little Falls 4:30 PM 8/31 @ OESJ 4 PM 9/18 vs. Notre Dame 1:30 PM 9/30 vs. West Canada Valley 4:30 PM 9/22 @ Oriskany 4:30 PM 9/7 @ Waterville 6 PM 9/24 @ Frankfort-Schyuler 7 PM 10/7 @ Little Falls 4:30 PM 9/8 @ TBA (Tournament) 9/29 vs. Canasto- 10/2 vs. Waterville 1:30 PM 10/14 @ Herkimer 4:30 PM 9/11@ TBA (Tournament) 10/9 vs. Sandy Creek 1:30 PM 10/21 vs. Frankfort-Schyuler 4:30 PM ta,Westmoreland, Little 9/13 vs. Sherburne-Earlville 6 PM 10/15 @ Herkimer 7 PM Falls,Waterville 4:30 PM 9/15 @ Holland Patent 4:30 PM 10/23 vs. Onondaga Central 1:30 PM 10/6 @ NY Mills 4:30 PM 9/18 @ Clinton 3 PM Girls Varsity Soccer 9/21 @ Westmoreland 4:30 PM Girls JV Soccer 8/31 @ OESJ 5 PM` 9/23 vs. Canastota 6 PM 9/7 @ Clinton 4:30 PM 9/2 vs. Sauquoit Valley 4:30 PM Girls Modified Soccer 9/25 vs. Waterville 11 AM 9/13 @ Little Falls 4:30 PM 9/9 @ Cooperstown 4:30 PM 9/16 vs. UAS 4:30 PM 9/28 @ Frankfort-Schyuler 6:30 PM 9/15 vs. Holland Patent 4:30 PM 9/14 @ Herkimer 7 PM 9/20 vs. Adirondack 4:30 PM 10/2 @ Sherburne-Earlville 11 AM 9/18 vs. Frankfort-Schyuler 11 AM 9/16 vs. UAS 4:30 PM 9/22 @ WCV 4:30 PM 10/4 vs. Holland Patent 6 PM 9/21 vs. Poland 4:30 PM 9/20 vs. Adirondack 4:30 PM 9/24 vs. Frankfort-Schyuler 4:30 PM 10/6 vs. Clinton 6 PM 9/23 vs. Adirondack 4:30 PM 9/22 @ WCV 4:30 PM 10/1 @ Herkimer 4:30 PM 10/8 vs. Westmoreland 6 PM 9/27 vs. Clinton 4:30 PM 9/24 vs. Frankfort-Schyuler 4:30 PM 10/5 @ UAS 4:30 PM 10/12 vs. Frankfort-Schyuler 6 PM 9/29 vs. Canajoharie 4:30 PM 9/27 vs. Cooperstown 4:30 PM 10/7 @ Adirondack 4:30 PM 10/14 @ Canastota 7 PM 10/1 vs. Little Falls 4:30 PM 9/29 @ Mount Markham 4:30 PM 10/13 vs. WCV 4:30 PM 10/5 @ Holland Patent 4:30 PM 10/1 vs. Herkimer 4:30 PM 10/16 @ Frankfort-Schyuler 11 AM 10/7 @ Frankfort-Schyuler 4:30 PM 10/5 @ UAS 4:30 PM 10/19 vs. Herkimer 4:30 PM 10/13 @ Canajoharie 4:15 PM 10/7 @ Adirondack 4:30 PM 10/15 @ Adirondack 4:30 PM 10/9 @ Sauquoit Valley 11 AM 10/18 @ Poland 4:30 PM 10/11 vs Mount Markham 11 AM 10/13 vs WCV 4 PM 10/16 @ Frankfort-Schyuler 11 AM Please note: SCHEDULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. For up‐to‐date schedules, visit Schedule Galaxy: h ps://www.schedulegalaxy.com/schools/34
Blue Devil Athle cs Con nued Parent and Spectator Behavior, Ethics, and Consequences Consequences for Unacceptable Parent/Spectator Behavior “Student-athletes compete with honor and integrity, and play for the love Parents or spectators who engage in unacceptable behaviors before, of the game, so let’s all cheer for our team, have fun and support the during, or after athletic contests – regardless of the venue – will be spirit of Section III Athletics.” warned and requested by school staff (principals, superintendent, ~ New York State Public High School Athletic Association athletic director, coaches, chaperones) or of icials to stop the said behaviors. Parents or spectators who do not comply with said requests General Guidelines: The following are guidelines for parent and will be directed to leave school premises. Parents or spectators who spectator behavior and ethics which are promoted by the New York State refuse to leave shall be subject to ejection and/or arrest. Depending on Public High School Athletic Association. the severity of the behavior or repeated violations over time, the parent/ Direct all energies to encouraging your team. spectator may be immediately ejected and/or banned from attending Avoid actions which offend visiting teams or individual players. athletic events in the future. Show appreciation of good play by both teams. Learn the rules of the game in order to be a more intelligent Athletic Code Of Conduct spectator. In order for a student-athlete to participate in the school’s Interscholas- Treat all visiting teams in a manner in which you would expect to be tic Athletic Program, the student-athlete and his/her parent or guardian treated. must meet eligibility requirements for the sport as well as complete the Accept the judgment of coaches and of icials. Athletic Code Of Conduct. Encourage other spectators to participate in the spirit of good sportsmanship. A complete version can be found on the District website: Be positive. www.dolgeville.org. Parent Con licts with Coaches or Of icials: From time to time, con licts arise between parents and their children’s coaches or the of i- cials. At no time is it appropriate to go onto a ield or court of play to ap- proach a coach or of icial whether before, during, or after an athletic con- test, regardless of the venue. Additionally, it is inappropriate for a parent to verbally confront a coach or of icial at any time before, during, or after an athletic contest. If a parent has a con lict with a coach or of icial, it is expected that the parent will contact the coach or the athletic director via phone the day after the athletic contest to discuss the con lict or ask to set up a meeting to address the con lict in person. The athletic director, building principal, and/or superintendent will be in attendance at the meeting.
The Arts at DCS There are plenty of ar s c events planned for the upcoming school year. Please check Parent Square and the district website for dates and updates. Below is a one‐page guide to arts events for the 2021‐22 school year. All‐County and Area All‐State Music Fes vals All‐County Music Fes vals feature choirs and bands of select music students from Herkimer County schools. The Area‐All State concert Concerts features student musicians from three coun es who are selected All concerts are free. Please visit the website and Parent Square for by solo audi on. All fes vals culminate in Saturday a ernoon any changes/updates to the schedule. concerts that are open to the public. For more informa on, go to www.hcmea.org. Winter Choral Concert Winter Band Concert Dolgeville Violet Fes val Art Exhibit Grades 5‐6 Winter Concert Artwork created by DCS students in grades K‐12 is exhibited Spring Band Concert annually during Dolgeville’s Violet Fes val. This year, it runs from Grades 5‐6 Spring Concert June 10‐12 in Gym 1 at DCS. The exhibit is free and open to the Jazz Band Concert public. Spring Choral Concert Piano Recital featuring DCS piano class students Musical Theater DCS is well known for its outstanding annual musical theater Parades produc ons. Last year, students performed the Li le Mermaid Jr. The award‐winning DCS marching band, percussion ensemble, and to an exuberant audience. The 2022 produc on takes place from color guard perform annually in three parades: April 1‐2. Though ckets are available at the door, these produc‐ Dolgeville Memorial Day Parade ons are usually extremely well a ended, so it is best to buy ck‐ Sherburne Pageant of Bands ets in advance if possible. All proceeds support the Theater Club Dolgeville Violet Fes val Parade and future produc ons.
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