Manhasset Public schools - Calendar & Handbook 2019-2020 - Manhasset ...

 
Manhasset Public schools - Calendar & Handbook 2019-2020 - Manhasset ...
Manhasset Public Schools
    Calendar & Handbook 2019-2020
Manhasset Public schools - Calendar & Handbook 2019-2020 - Manhasset ...
MANHASSET PUBLICPlease
                                 SCHOOLS                     TELEPHONE DIRECTORY
                                     note: All numbers are 516 area code.
                           District Office                                               Calendar Prepared by Maureen Margulies,                                                 Munsey Park Elementary School
                  Main Number—267-7700                                                       Superintendent’s Office, 267-7705                                                            Main Number—267-7400
Superintendent...................................................267-7705                                                                                                Main Office, Principal, Assistant Principal.....267-7405
                                                                                      Science.................................................................267-7565
Business...............................................................267-7724                                                                                          Attendance..........................................................267-7411
                                                                                      Social Studies......................................................267-7575       Custodial Services..............................................267-7415
Central Registrar................................................267-7777             Social Worker, Grades 7-9.................................267-7509                 Guidance..............................................................267-7448
Curriculum and Instruction ............................267-7742                       Social Worker, Grades 10-12 ............................267-7618                   Health Office.......................................................267-7410
District Clerk......................................................267-7724          Student Activities, Grades 7-12........................267-7605                    Library Media Center........................................267-7430
Facilities, Buildings, Grounds...........................267-7720                     World Languages................................................267-7687            Psychologist, K-Grade 1, Grades 2-6 ....267-7426/7425
Food Services......................................................267-7780                                                                                              Social Worker......................................................267-7517
Human Resources .............................................267-7730                     Directors and District Coordinators
Special Education & Pupil Personnel Services......267-7671                            Fine and Performing Arts Director..................267-7641                                Shelter Rock Elementary School
Transportation....................................................267-7777            Physical Education and Interscholastic Athletics                                                    Main Number—267-7450
                                                                                         Director...........................................................267-7550     Main Office, Principal, Assistant Principal.....267-7455
            Manhasset Secondary School                                                English Language Arts Coordinator................267-7582                          Attendance .........................................................267-7463
                  Main Number—267-7600                                                Instructional Technology and Libraries                                             Custodial Services..............................................267-7490
Main Office/Principal .......................................267-7605                    Director...........................................................267-7530     Guidance..............................................................267-7448
Assistant Principal, Grades 7-12......................267-7505                        Math Coordinator..............................................267-7570             Health Office.......................................................267-7460
Attendance, Grades 7-12 (call-in absence).....267-7502                                                                                                                   Library Media Center........................................267-7470
                                                                                      Science, Technology and Health Education
Custodial Services..............................................267-7760                 Coordinator....................................................267-7560         Psychologist, K-Grade 2, Grades 3-6.....267-7459/7469
Dean of Students, Grades 7-12.........................267-7508                        School Counseling Services (Guidance)                                              Social Worker......................................................267-7475
Art........................................................................267-7641      Director...........................................................267-7611       Note: Abbreviations used in the calendar are:
Athletics...............................................................267-7550      Social Studies Coordinator................................267-7576                   ACT = American College Testing
Drama..................................................................267-7641       Special Education/Pre-K-Grade 6                                                      CAC = Citizens Advisory Committee
English Language Arts.......................................267-7581                     Assistant Director.........................................267-7679               CASA = Coalition Against Substance Abuse
School Counseling Svcs. (Guidance), Grades 7-8....267-7511                            Special Education/Grades 7-12                                                        CEEB = College Entrance Examination Board
School Counseling Svcs. (Guidance), Grades 9-12...267-7610                               Assistant Director.........................................267-7672               CR = Community Room in Administration Building
Health Office, Grades 7-12................................267-7520                    World Languages Coordinator.........................267-7685                         HS = High School
Library Media Center, Grades 7-8....................267-7660                                                                                                               MAAC = Manhasset Athletics Advisory Committee
Library Media Center, Grades 9-12.................267-7585                                             Calendar Cover Art by                                               MP = Munsey Park School
Math.....................................................................267-7571                        Kyra McLaughlin                                                   MS = Middle School
Music....................................................................267-7641                    Grade 12, Secondary School                                            NYS = New York State
Physical Education.............................................267-7550                                                                                                    PASE = Parent Association for Special Education
P/E – Grades 7-8 (Girls/Boys)................267-7654/7656                                                     Transportation                                              PSAT/NMSQT =Preliminary SAT/National Merit
                                                                                                  • District Office—267-7777                                                         Scholarship Qualifying Test
P/E – Grades 9-12 (Girls/Boys)..............267-7653/7658
                                                                                                  • Huntington Coach                                                       SCA = School Community Association
Psychologist, Secondary (7-8)..........................267-7514
                                                                                                                                                                           SR = Shelter Rock School
Psychologist, Secondary (9-12)........................267-7617                                     (District Transportation Provider)
                                                                                                                                                                           SS = Secondary School
Psychologist, Secondary (7-12) .......................267-7681                                     442-5773 or 442-5774
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MANHASSET PUBLIC SCHOOLS EMERGENCY CLOSING PROCEDURES
School Closing                                                                                Inclement Weather Make-Up Days
   • Whenever it is necessary to close the schools due to the weather, the Superintendent     In the event schools are closed for more than 4 days in the 2019-2020 school year
      of Schools will make the decision based on area weather reports, local weather          due to inclement weather, an instructional day will be made up as follows:
      conditions, checks of road conditions by school district personnel and the District’s
                                                                                                                             Thursday, April 9, 2020
      primary transportation provider, police department reports, and road conditions
      from local villages and the county.
   • All community members with children in grades K-12 will be contacted via the
                                                                                              Early Dismissal
      District’s telephone-email outreach system.                                               • Early dismissals are considered only in extreme situations due to weather conditions
   • On days when schools are closed, all school programs, including sports and                   or other emergencies such as power failures.
      extracurricular activities, will be canceled.                                             • Th
                                                                                                    e availability of school buses will determine whether early dismissal is possible.
   • Cancellation information about school activities scheduled on weekends will be            • Early dismissals will be reported on radio, television, through the District’s website
      made available on the District’s website, the telephone-email outreach system, and           and the District’s telephone-email outreach system.
      the District’s electronic e-Alerts listserv.
                                                                                                • Secondary students will be dismissed first so that they will be home to care for
   • School closing or delayed opening announcements are provided via the telephone-
      email outreach system and through the following media (announcements will                    younger siblings. Elementary students will be dismissed once the secondary students
      ordinarily be made prior to 6 am):                                                           are home.
          Radio				                                                                             • Every effort will be made by the District’s communication systems and the SCA to
          WALK (97.5 FM)             WBLI (106.1 FM)                                               contact parents in emergency situations. However, parents are advised to be alert to
          WCBS (880 AM)              WBZO (103.1 FM)                                               weather conditions which may require schools to be closed and to make safe and
          WINS (1010 AM)             WBAB (102.3 FM)
                                                                                                   appropriate arrangements for their child in the event of an early dismissal.
    Television
  	FIOS News 1; WCBS Channel 2; WNBC Channel 4; WYNY, Channel 5;                             Private, Parochial, BOCES and Special Schools
    WABC, Channel 7; News 12 Long Island Cable Network.                                          • When the Manhasset Public Schools close, all bus transportation provided by the
                                                                                                    District for students attending private, parochial, BOCES and other special schools
Delayed Opening                                                                                     outside the District will be canceled.
   The opening of school may be delayed by ONE or TWO hours due to early morning                 • When the Manhasset Public Schools delay the opening of school by one hour or
weather conditions. The delayed school opening schedule is as follows:                              two hours, buses used to transport students to private, parochial, BOCES and other
   School		                        ONE-Hour Delay            TWO-Hour Delay                         special schools outside the District will also be delayed by one or two hours.
   Secondary School		9:13 am			10:13 am                                                          • When the Manhasset Public Schools announce an early dismissal, bus service for
   Shelter Rock School		           9:25 am 		                10:25 am                               students attending private, parochial, BOCES and other special schools outside the
   Munsey Park School		9:55 am			10:55 am                                                           District will depend on availability of drivers and dismissal times requested by the
   Bus schedules will also be delayed by one or two hours. For example, if your child’s             schools. Each non-public school must make its own decision on an early dismissal.
regular school bus pickup time is 7:54 am, a one-hour delay will change the bus pickup
time to 8:54 am and a two-hour delay will change the bus pickup time to 9:54 am.              Have you subscribed to our District Listserv/E-Alerts?
   Announcements are provided via the District’s telephone-email outreach system and            E-Alerts is a service that allows parents, students, faculty/staff and community
                                                                                              members to sign up to receive emails on school-related information. E-Alerts makes it
by the radio stations, TV channels and websites identified above.
                                                                                              easier than ever for you to stay in touch with important news and events in your schools.
   A delayed opening is subject to change if the weather and/or road conditions remain        Subscribers will automatically receive news of interest at their selected email address.
hazardous. The Superintendent retains the option to close the schools when the potential      Go to the District’s website at www.manhassetschools.org and click on “Subscribe to
for a hazardous situation exists. An announcement, if necessary, will generally be made       e-Alerts” to sign up.
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MANHASSET PUBLIC SCHOOLS
                                                            MISSION STATEMENT
  We recognize each child as an individual with the potential to achieve their personal best. We are committed to guiding our students on their unique
educational journeys by nurturing their abilities and encouraging a growth mindset, while challenging and supporting their academic development and fostering
their social-emotional and physical well-being. We celebrate diversity, an inclusive learning environment, and respect for others as important components in
developing global citizens.

                                                              VISION STATEMENT
  We prepare each student for a continuously changing world by cultivating passion for discovery, creativity in solving problems, wisdom in making decisions,
a willingness to take measured risks, and perseverance in the face of adversity. We foster independent thinkers who work collaboratively, respect each other’s
individuality, and embody integrity, honesty, empathy and compassion. Our students will be able to succeed today, with the self-confidence, motivation and
resiliency to succeed tomorrow.
                                                                                           Meeting dates are also published in the local newspaper, sent via e-Alert and posted
                                                                                           on the District’s website.
                                                                                             The Board of Education appoints community members to its Audit
                                                                                           Committee and can appoint Citizens Advisory Committees on School Finance,
                                                                                           Athletics, Technology and Legislative Affairs. Other committees can be
                                                                                           appointed on an as-needed basis by the Board. The Board of Education email is
                                                                                           BOE@manhassetschools.org.

                                                                                           District Website - http://www.manhassetschools.org
                                                                                              The District’s website provides comprehensive information regarding all
                                                                                           aspects of our schools. Navigation through the site can be accomplished by
                                                                                           category, such as Academics, Administration, Arts, Athletics, Board of Education,
                                                                                           Counseling, Schools, or by using the search engine on the home page of the
                                                                                           website to locate specific names, documents and/or topics. Additionally, High
                                                                                           School clubs and organizations maintain webpages regarding specific activities.
2019-2020 Board of Education                                                               You might want to consider bookmarking our website.
  The Board of Education serves as a governance or policy-making body, with the
Superintendent of Schools as its Chief Executive Officer. Left to right, Ann Marie Curd,
Patricia Aitken, President, Christine Monterosso,Vice President, Carlo Prinzo and
Regina Rule.

Meetings of the Board
  The Board of Education meets regularly during the school year, usually on the first
and third Thursdays of the month. All meetings are open to the public and are generally
held in the Community Room at the Manhasset Administration Building, 200 Memorial
Place, at 8 pm. Board meetings are also held in other District schools and at other
community locations as announced or as listed in this calendar. Announcements of
meetings or changes of meeting dates and locations are posted in each school building.
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AUGUST 2019                                                                                                                                                                                   OCTOBER 2019
                           Aug. 14 - Sports Physicals 9 am                                                                                             Aug. 28-29 Grade 7 Locker Setup
 S M T W T        F    S                                                                                                                                                                        S M T     W     T    F    S
             1    2    3   Aug. 19 - Varsity/JV Football                                                                                               9 am-1 pm                                     1    2    3    4    5
 4 5 6 7 8        9   10   Begins                                                                                                                       Aug. 29 - MP New Student Tour and       6 7 8      9   10   11   12
11 12 13 14 15   16   17   Aug. 24 - SAT Exams 8 am                                                                                                     Ice Cream Social 4-5 pm & SR New       13 14 15   16   17   18   19
18 19 20 21 22   23   24   Aug. 26 - All Other HS Sports Begin                                                                                         Student Tour and Ice Cream Social      20 21 22   23   24   25   26
25 26 27 28 29   30   31   Aug. 28-29 - Superintendent’s                                                                                                4-5 pm                                 27 28 29   30   31
                           Conference Days for Staff

      Sunday                            Monday                           Tuesday                     Wednesday                     Thursday                       Friday                     Saturday
                                                                        FIRST DAY OF
		                           1                            2         SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS       3        HALF DAY FOR
                                                                                                                           4         FULL-DAY         5                             6                                7
                                                                                                    KINDERGARTEN ONLY           KINDERGARTEN BEGINS        MP Room Rep Mtg. K-6
                                      LABOR DAY                      HALF DAY, GRADES 1-6
                                                                      SR Dismissal 11:25 am                                                                9:30 am
                                    SCHOOLS CLOSED                    MP Dismissal 11:55 am         FULL DAY, GRADES 1-6       MS Fall Sports Begin
                                                                                                                   SENIOR PORTRAITS
                                                                      Kindergarten Parent
                                                                      Orientation Meetings                                                                 SR Room Rep Mtg.
                                                                     (By Appointment Only)                                                                 K-6 9:30 am
                                                                                                                               Board of Ed Mtg.
                                                                  MS Fall Sports Team Meetings    MS/HS Sports Physicals
                                                                                                  3:15-5 pm                    @ District Office 8 pm
                                                                  3:15 pm

                             8                            9                                 10                           11    SCA Saturday Series
                                                                                                                                                      12   SCA Open Exec.         13                                14
                                                                  MP/SR New Parents                                                                        Board Mtg. 9 am              ACT (Not at MHS)
                                                                                                                               Musical Theatre Sign-
                                                                  Welcome                                                      Up @ Manhasset Public       SCA HS/MS Joint Parent
                                                                  SR 9 am and MP 9:30 am                                       Library 7 pm                Council Mtg. 10 am
                                                                                                                                      GRADES 7-11 PHOTO DAYS & ID CARDS
                                                                  MP/SR EVENING OPEN
                                                                                                                                                           Board Policy
                                                                  HOUSE GRADES K-1                                                                         Committee Mtg. 11 am
                                  MP/SR EVENING OPEN
                                                                                                  12th Gr. Parent Night @      MS OPEN HOUSE
                                  HOUSE GRADES 2-4
                                                                  Booster Club 7:30 pm            HS Auditorium 7 pm           7 pm

                           15                           16                                 17     SR SCA Parent
                                                                                                  Council Mtg. 9:15 am
                                                                                                                         18                        19                          20                                   21
                                                                                                                                                                                        HOMECOMING
                                                                                                                                                           Board Policy                 Homecoming Parade
                                                                                                  MP SCA Parent Council Mtg.
                                                                                                  9:30 am
                                                                                                                                                           Committee Mtg. 8:30 am       1:30 pm
                                                                                                                               High School Student                                      HS Football Home vs.
                                                                                                  HS Science Research Open                                 HS Mini College              Bellmore JFK 2 pm
                                                                                                  House, Room 129 6 pm (For    Senate 6 pm                 Fair 9-10:30 am
                                                                                                  Parents of New Research
                                                                                                  Students Only)                                           Middle School                Marching Band
                                  MP/SR EVENING OPEN                                                                           Board of Ed Mtg.                                         Competition
                                                                                                                                                           Welcome Back Dance
                                  HOUSE GRADES 5-6                                                HS OPEN HOUSE 7 pm           @ District Office 8 pm      7:30-9:30 pm                 @ Lindenhurst

                           22                           23                                 24                            25                        26                          27                                   28
                                                                  PASE @ Community                                                                         Board Policy                 SCA Saturday Series
                                                                  Room 9:15 am                                                                             Committee Mtg.               Begins
                                                                                                                                                           8:30 am
                                  Thespian Honor
                                                                                                                                                           HS Mini College
                                  Society Induction 7 pm                                                                                                   Fair 11 am-12:30 pm
                                  MAAC 7:30 pm

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 Row for the Fight                   ROSH HASHANAH                                                                                         Reminder: Middle/High School
 North Hempstead                     SCHOOLS CLOSED
 Beach 8 am-1 pm
                                                                                                                                           health history forms due within
                                                                                                                                           30 days prior to the start of the
 Marching Band
 Competition
                                                                                                                                           sports season.
 @ Manhasset
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DISTRICT        ADMINISTRATION
                                                                                 Please note: All numbers are 516 area code.
Office of the Superintendent of Schools                                                                                           School Counseling Services
District Office—Administration Building, 200 Memorial Place, Manhasset, NY 11030                                                  2019-2020 School Counselors (Guidance)
Superintendent of Schools: Vincent Butera, Ed.D.                                                                                  Munsey Park Grades K-6: Amanda Gimondo
 vbutera@manhassetschools.org....................................................................................... 267-7705      agimondo@manhassetschools.org................................................................................... 267-7448
Deputy Superintendent for Business and Operations: Rosemary Johnson                                                               Shelter Rock Grades K-6: Jenny Chen
 rosemary_johnson@manhassetschools.org................................................................... 267-7724                 jenny_kim@manhassetschools.org.................................................................................. 267-7784
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction: Gaurav Passi, Ed.D.                                                      Middle School Grades 7-8 Blue Team: TBD
 gpassi@manhassetschools.org.......................................................................................... 267-7740    .............................................................................................................................................. 267-7512
Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources: Jean Kendall, Ed.D.                                                                 Middle School Grades 7-8 Orange Team: Brittany Longhway
 jkendall@manhassetschools.org...................................................................................... 267-7730      brittany_longhway@manhassetschools.org.................................................................... 267-7513
Executive Director for District Special Education Programs and Pupil Personnel Services:                                          High School, Grades 9-12
Allison Rushforth, allison_rushforth@manhassetschools.org....................................... 267-7671                          Danielle Cerulli—danielle_cerulli@manhassetschools.org......................................... 267-7615
District Treasurer: Brian Lonegan—brian_lonegan@manhassetschools.org........... 267-7712                                           Kimberly Cosenza—kcosenza@manhassetschools.org................................................ 267-7620
District Clerk: Christine Michelen—christine_michelen@manhassetschools.org... 267-7724                                             Joy-Anne D’Anca—jdanca@manhassetschools.org....................................................... 267-7611
Assistant District Clerks:                                                                                                        Marcy Fogel—marcy_tucker@manhassetschools.org................................................... 267-7619
 Maureen Margulies—mmarguli@manhassetschools.org............................................. 267-7706                             Jennifer Landman—jlandman@manhassetschools.org................................................ 267-7616
 Kristina Mennuti—kmennuti@manhassetschools.org................................................. 267-7720                         Lori Margulies—lori_margulies@manhassetschools.org............................................. 267-7632
                                                                                                                                   Kristen Ruthkowski—Kristen_ruthkowski@manhassetschools.org........................... 267-7624
Susan McGreevy—smcgreevy@manhassetschools.org................................................. 267-7718

District Directors and Coordinators                                                                                                                   Student Counselor Breakdown can be found on the
Directors, K-12                                                                                                                                    District website and also in the Secondary School Student
Physical Education and Interscholastic Athletics: James Amen                                                                                                         Handbook and Planner.
 james_amen@manhassetschools.org............................................................................... 267-7550
Fine and Performing Arts: Christopher Hale, Ed.D.
 chale@manhassetschools.org........................................................................................... 267-7641
                                                                                                                                  Secondary School Administration
                                                                                                                                  Manhasset Secondary School—200 Memorial Place, Manhasset, NY 11030
School Counseling Services: Joy-Anne D’Anca, Ed.D.
                                                                                                                                  Main Number High School: 267-7600 Main Number Middle School: 267-7500
 jdanca@manhassetschools.org ........................................................................................ 267-7611
                                                                                                                                  Principal, Grades 7-12: Dean Schlanger, Ed.D.
Instructional Technology and Libraries: Sean Adcroft, Ph.D.
                                                                                                                                  dschlanger@manhassetschools.org.................................................................................. 267-7605
 sadcroft@manhassetschools.org ..................................................................................... 267-7530
                                                                                                                                  Assistant Principal, Grades 7-12: Peter J. Vercessi
Assistant Directors, Pre-K-12
                                                                                                                                  peter_vercessi@manhassetschools.org............................................................................ 267-7505
Special Education, CPSE/Elementary: Gary LaFemina
                                                                                                                                  Dean of Students: Kelly Ramsey
 gary_lafemina@manhassetschools.org............................................................................ 267-7679
                                                                                                                                  kelly_ramsey@manhassetschools.org.............................................................................. 267-7637
Special Education, Secondary: Stewart Grabelsky
 stewart_grabelsky@manhassetschools.org..................................................................... 267-7672
District Coordinators, K-12
                                                                                                                                  Elementary School Administration
                                                                                                                                  Munsey Park School—1 Hunt Lane, Manhasset, NY—Main Number 267-7400
English Language Arts: Rebecca Chowske, Ed.D.
                                                                                                                                  Principal: Chad Altman
 rebecca_chowske@manhassetschools.org ..................................................................... 267-7582
                                                                                                                                   caltman@manhassetschools.org...................................................................................... 267-7405
Math: Lauren Tallarine
                                                                                                                                  Assistant Principal: Brian Nolan
 lauren_tallarine@manhassetschools.org......................................................................... 267-7570
                                                                                                                                  brian_nolan@manhassetschools.org............................................................................... 267-7441
Science, Technology and Health Education: Thomas Elkins
                                                                                                                                  Shelter Rock School—27A Shelter Rock Rd, Manhasset, NY—Main Number 267-7450
 thomas_elkins@manhassetschools.org........................................................................... 267-7560
                                                                                                                                  Principal: Richard Roder
Social Studies: Mara Steindam
                                                                                                                                  rroder@manhassetschools.org.......................................................................................... 267-7455
 mara_steindam@manhassetschools.org......................................................................... 267-7576
                                                                                                                                  Assistant Principal: Paulette Williams
World Languages: Laurie Marshall-Lauria
                                                                                                                                  paulette_williams@manhassetschools.org...................................................................... 267-7457
 laurie_lauria@manhassetschools.org.............................................................................. 267-7685
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SEPTEMBER 2019                                                                                                                                                                      NOVEMBER 2019
 S   M    T    W    T     F    S                                                                                                                                                     S M T W T F         S
 1    2   3     4   5     6    7                                                                                                                                                                    1    2
 8    9   10   11   12   13   14                                                                                                                                                     3 4 5 6 7 8         9
15   16   17   18   19   20   21                                                                                                                                                    10 11 12 13 14 15   16
22   23   24   25   26   27   28                                                                                                                                                    17 18 19 20 21 22   23
29   30                                                                                                                                                                             24 25 26 27 28 29   30

          Sunday                            Monday                     Tuesday                 Wednesday                   Thursday                      Friday                   Saturday
		                                                                                       1                        2                         3                           4                           5
                                                                   ROSH HASHANAH             MP Photo Day                                        MP Photo Day                SAT Exams 8 am
                                                                                                                       CASA Sector Meeting
                                                                   SCHOOLS CLOSED                                      @ Community Room
                                                                                                                       9-10:30 am                End of 1st Progress         SCA Saturday Series
                                                                                             9th Gr. Parent Night @                              Report Period Grades
                                                                                             HS Auditorium 7 pm                                  7-12
                                                                                                                       Guidance Financial Aid
                                                                                             Board of Ed Mtg.          Night @ HS Auditorium
                                                                                             @ District Office 8 pm    7 pm

                                    6                       7                            8                        9                         10   Senior Photo Retakes   11                         12
                                                                                                                                                 SCA Open Exec.
                                                                                                                                                                             Marching Band
MWCABC 5K 9:30 am                                                                                YOM KIPPUR                                      Board Mtg. 9 am             Competition
                                                                                               SCHOOLS CLOSED                                                                @ S. Huntington
                                                                                                                                                 SCA HS/MS Joint
                                                                                                                                                 Parent Council Mtg. 10 am
                                                                                                                                                 HS Mini College Fair
                                                                       YOM KIPPUR                                                                11 am-12:30 pm
                                                                      Begins at Sunset
                                        Audit Committee 7:30 pm                                                                                  Board Policy
                                                                                                                                                 Committee Mtg. 11 am

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Marching Band                                                                                HS Community              Grades 7-11 Photo         Board Policy                PSAT 8 am
Competition                                                                                  Service Fair 10 am        Retakes                   Committee Mtg. 8:30 am
                                           COLUMBUS DAY
@ Bergenfield, NJ                                                                            HS Main Hallway                                                                 SCA Saturday Series
                                          SCHOOLS CLOSED
                                                                                                                                SHELTER ROCK PHOTO DAYS
                                                                  Booster Club 7:30 pm
                                                                                                                       HS Student Senate 6 pm    HS Blood Drive
                                                                                             MWCABC Ladies Night
                                                                  Board of Ed Mtg.           Out 6:30 pm                                         HS Mini College
                                                                  @ District Office 8 pm
                                                                                                                                                 Fair 9-10:30 am

                                   20                     21      PASE @ Community
                                                                                      22                          23                        24                          25                         26
Marching Band                                                     Room 9:15 am
NYS Championships                                                                                                                                                       ACT (Not at MHS)
                                                                  SCA MP/SR Joint                                                                Board Policy
@ Central Islip                                                   Parent Council Mtg. @ MP                                                       Committee Mtg. 8:30 am SCA Saturday Series
                                                                  9:30 am
                                                                                              RED RIBBON WEEK
                                                                  Art for a Cure                                                                 MP/SR Halloween             Shed the Meds @ SR
                                                                  Charity Auction                                      CASA Community            Parties Grades 5-6          10 am-12 pm
                                                                  @ HS Cafeteria                                       Presentation @ HS         6:30-8:30 pm
                                        MAAC 7:30 pm              Preview, 6:30 pm
                                                                  Auction, 7 pm                                        7:30 pm                   @ Each School

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               DIWALI
                                                                                                                                                    Reminder: Middle/High
                                                                                                                                                    School health history forms
                                                                  Board of Ed Tenure                                                                due within 30 days prior to
                                                                  Recognition Event @                                                               the start of the sports season.
                                                                  Black Box Theatre                                    MS Halloween Party
                                                                  7:30 pm                                              7-9 pm
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VOTING INFORMATION
Annual Vote and Election                                                                         Votación y elección anuales
   The annual School District budget vote and election of School Board members,                     La votación del presupuesto anual del distrito escolar y la elección de los miembros
as set by the New York State Legislature for all public school districts in the state, is        de la Junta Escolar, conforme a lo establecido por la Legislatura del Estado de Nueva
held on the third Tuesday in May. The 2020-2021 school budget vote will be held                  York para todos los distritos escolares públicos del estado, se llevarán a cabo el tercer
on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 from 6:30 am to 10 pm.                                                  martes de mayo. La votación del presupuesto escolar 2020-2021 se llevará a cabo el
                                                                                                 martes 19 de mayo de 2020 de 6:30 a. m. a 10:00 p. m.
Voter Registration Procedures                                                                    Procedimientos para la inscripción de votantes
   The Board of Education notifies all eligible voters that the Nassau County voter
                                                                                                    La Junta de Educación notifica a todos los votantes elegibles que los padrones
registration rolls and the District Board of Registration’s voter list will be the official
                                                                                                 electorales para la inscripción de votantes del condado de Nassau y la lista de votantes
voter lists for all district votes.
                                                                                                 de la Junta de Inscripciones del distrito serán las listas de votantes oficiales para todas
   Manhasset residents who are not registered with the County Board of Elections
                                                                                                 las votaciones del distrito.
or who have registered with the County Board of Elections but have not voted in
                                                                                                    Los residentes de Manhasset que no estén inscritos en la Junta de Elecciones del
a town, county, state or national election in the last four calendar years or in the
                                                                                                 condado o que se hayan inscrito en dicha Junta pero que no hayan votado en una
School District’s vote in 2019 must register to vote with either the School District’s
                                                                                                 elección de la localidad, el condado, el estado o nacional en los últimos cuatro años
Board of Registration or the County Board of Elections.                                          calendario o en la votación del distrito escolar de 2019 deberán inscribirse para votar
   Community members may register to vote in the office of the District Clerk at                 en la Junta de Inscripciones del distrito escolar o en la Junta de Elecciones del condado.
the Administration Building, 200 Memorial Place, from 8 am to 4 pm on days when                     Los miembros de la comunidad podrán inscribirse para votar en la oficina de la
school is in session and from 8 am to 3 pm during the summer months.                             secretaria del distrito en el edificio administrativo, 200 Memorial Place, de 8:00 a. m.
                                                                                                 a 4:00 p. m. durante el ciclo lectivo y de 8:00 a. m. a 3:00 p. m. durante los meses de
Eligibility Requirements for Voter Registration                                                  verano.
You are eligible to register to vote if:
  • You are a citizen of the United States.                                                      Requisitos de elegibilidad para la inscripción de votantes
  • You are at least 18 years of age.                                                            Podrán inscribirse en la votación las personas que cumplan con los siguientes requisitos:
  • You are a resident of the School District for at least the 30 days immediately                •     Sean ciudadanas de los Estados Unidos.
     prior to the vote.                                                                           •     Tengan, al menos, 18 años.
  • You have not been disqualified from voting under Election Law 5-106.                           •	   Sean residentes del distrito escolar durante, al menos, los 30 días
                                                                                                         inmediatamente anteriores a la votación.
                                                                                                   •     No hayan sido inhabilitadas para votar en virtud de la Ley Electoral 5-106.

                  GENERAL INFORMATION FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS
Attendance                                                                                            At the Secondary School level, each student is required to be in attendance for the entire
   It is important that children learn from the first day of kindergarten that school is           school day in order to participate in any co-curricular or after-school activities including,
important to them and that they have an obligation to be punctual and to regularly attend          but not limited to, athletics practices or competitions, theater/performing arts practices
school. Regularity of attendance and punctuality are essential for steady progress of a child      or productions, clubs, concerts, dances or other events. On any day preceding a weekend
throughout school life.                                                                            or holiday, this requirement applies to playing in or practicing for sports competitions,
   Students are expected to be in school on time on all days when school is in session. The        performing arts events, or other co-curricular or school related activities during the upcoming
Board of Education affirms the importance of enforcing high standards of self-discipline,          weekend or holiday.
attendance and punctuality with all students who are required by law to attend instruction            State laws and the regulations of the Commissioner of Education regarding attendance in school
in the public schools. All students shall attend regularly and punctually for the entire time      give very little discretion to either parents or to schools regarding what constitutes legal absence
during the school day and throughout the school year that classes, school activities and other     from school. For additional information, please see School Board Policy 5100 and 5100.1.
school-sponsored programs are in session.                                                                                                                                                            7
OCTOBER 2019                                                                                                                                                                       DECEMBER 2019
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      Sunday                             Monday                    Tuesday                 Wednesday                    Thursday                        Friday                    Saturday
                                                                                                                                                SCA Open Exec. Board
                                                                                                                                                Mtg. 9 am
                                                                                                                                                                         1                                       2
                                                                                                                                                                             SAT Exams 8 am
                                                                                                                                                SCA HS/MS Joint Parent
                                                                                                                                                Council Mtg. 10 am           SCA Saturday Series
                                                                                                                                                Board Policy
                                                                                                                                                Committee Mtg. 11 am         Marching Band
                                                                                                                                                                             Competition USSBA
                                                                                                                                                Harlem Wizards Basketball    Championship
                                                                                                                                                Community Event @ HS
                                                                                                                                                Gym 7 pm                     Allentown, PA

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                                                                 ELECTION DAY
                                                                                                                    11th Gr. Parent Night @     End of 1st Marking
                                                                                                                    HS Auditorium 7 pm          Period Grades 7-12
                                                               SUPERINTENDENT’S
                                                                CONFERENCE DAY
                                    Senior Banquet              Schools Closed for                                  Board of Ed Mtg.
                                    @ Leonard’s 6:30 pm             Students             Tower Foundation           @ Shelter Rock 8 pm
                                                                                         Bingo Grades 3-5
                                    Audit Committee 7:30 pm                              6 pm

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                                                              MS Winter I Sports         SR Photo Makeup Day        MP Photo Makeup Day         Board Policy                 SCA Saturday Series
                                                              Begin                                                                             Committee Mtg. 8:30 am
                                        VETERANS DAY                                     SCA Fall Luncheon                                                                  LI String Festival
                                                              HS Winter Wrestling/
                                       SCHOOLS CLOSED         Bowling Begin                                         HS Student Senate 6 pm      LI String Festival Gr. 9-12 Gr. 9-12
                                                                                         Tower Foundation
                                                                                         Bingo Grades 1-2           English Honor Society       9th Grade Pink Ball @
                                                                                         6 pm                       Induction @ HS              SVCC 7:30 pm
                                                              Booster Club 7:30 pm                                  Auditorium 7:30 pm

                               17   Varsity/JV Winter
                                                        18                         19                        20                         21      Board Policy           22    SCA Saturday Series
                                                                                                                                                                                                            23
 LI String Festival                 Sports Begin              PASE @ Community                                                                  Committee Mtg. 8:30 am
 Gr. 9-12                                                     Room 9:15 am
                                    HS Math Honor Society                                                                        HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, THURSDAY, FRIDAY
                                    Induction @                                                                                           & SATURDAY 7:30 PM
                                    SR Auditorium 7 pm
                                                                                             MP BOOK WEEK                                                                    SCA Family Theatre
                                    MAAC 7:30 pm                                                                                                                             Presentation @ MP
                                                                                                                    Board of Ed Mtg.
                                                                                                                                                                             2 pm
                                                                                                                    @ District Office 8 pm

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                                       K-6 ELEMENTARY
 HS Musical 2 pm                       PARENT-TEACHER                                    Management Plan
                                       CONFERENCE DAY                                    Early Dismissal Drill
                                                                                                                                THANKSGIVING RECESS
                                        NO ELEMENTARY                                    K-12 (NYS required);
                                            CLASSES                                                                               SCHOOLS CLOSED
                                                                                         Schools dismiss 15
                                                                                         minutes prior to regular
                                    HS Social Studies         PoCoHo @ Black Box
                                    Honor Society                                        dismissal
                                                              Theatre 7:30 pm
                                    Induction 7 pm
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GENERAL INFORMATION FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS/Continued
Excused and Unexcused Absences                                                                                 Failure to return, pay for or reimburse the District for lost books or other equipment
    The following reasons for absences, tardiness and early departures (ATEDs) from class                   can jeopardize a student receiving placement letters in the summer or their participation at
or school are recognized by the Manhasset Board of Education as excused ATEDs: personal                     graduation exercises or commencement.
illness, illness or death in the family, impassable roads or weather, religious observances,
quarantine, required court appearances, attendance at health clinics, approved college visits,              School Lunch Program
approved cooperative work programs, military obligations, medical visits that have been                        The cafeterias are operated on a self-sustaining basis in all Manhasset Schools. Each day
pre-approved by the Principal or his/her designee, or other such reasons as may be approved                 both hot and cold balanced lunches are offered in the elementary schools for $3.00, and in the
by an Attendance Review Team.                                                                               Secondary School cafeteria for $3.50. Lunch items may also be purchased on an à la carte basis
                                                                                                            at the Secondary School. In addition, assorted sandwiches, snacks and beverages are available
All other ATEDs are considered unexcused absences. All ATEDs must be accounted for:                         for purchase. Students who bring lunch from home can purchase soup, snacks, milk, fruit or
   • When a student is absent or late to class, parents will receive notification by phone of the          water.
      specific event and a reminder of the District policy on attendance.                                      Elementary and Secondary School students (grades 7-10) who remain at school for lunch are
   • Parents are responsible to notify the school within 24 hours of the reason for a student’s absence.   not permitted to leave the school grounds. There is always adult supervision in the lunchroom
   • They must provide a written excuse upon the student’s return to school.                               and on the playground following lunch. On days when the weather is unsuitable for outdoor
   • Students’ records will contain absence frequency and type.                                            play, indoor activities are provided under adult supervision in the elementary schools.
   • Students arriving more than 15 minutes after the period has begun without a valid excuse                 The District participates in the National School Lunch Program at the elementary schools
      or pass will be deemed absent.                                                                        and it also offers an equivalent free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch program at the
   • Unexcused absences may result in disciplinary action consistent with the District Code                Secondary School. Residents with limited incomes may be eligible for either free or reduced-
      of Conduct.                                                                                           price lunches for their children. Complete information and applications for the program are
   • Classroom participation may be incorporated as a factor in determining a student’s grade.             available at each school. Applications are handled in complete confidence, and care is exercised
      Absence from or lateness to class may, therefore, have a negative impact upon a student’s             to protect the anonymity of the participating students. Applications should be submitted to
      grade.                                                                                                building principals immediately after the start of the school year in September to ensure that
   • If a student exceeds three latenesses to school per quarter, then a single detention will be          students begin receiving their free or reduced-price lunch as soon as possible.
      assigned for every lateness thereafter for the remainder of that quarter.                                In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil
   • Only those students with excused absences or early dismissals will be given the opportunity           rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices and employees, and institutions
      to make up a test or other missed work and/or turn in a late assignment for inclusion in              participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based
      their final grade.                                                                                    on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression),
                                                                                                            sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from
Loss of State Aid                                                                                           a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights
   State aid is based on attendance, and all absences, excused or unexcused, cause loss of state
                                                                                                            activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all
aid to the School District.
                                                                                                            programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.
                                                                                                               Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program
Messages to Children                                                                                        information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact
   Parents are asked not to call school to give messages to children except in emergencies.
                                                                                                            the responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at 202-720-2600 (voice and TTY) or
Student Use of Telephones                                                                                   contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Additionally, program
   Students in the elementary, Middle and High Schools will be permitted to use telephones                  information may be made available in languages other than English.
located in main offices, with the permission of a staff member, when it is necessary to contact                To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination
parents during school or after school hours and in special circumstances.                                   Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination
                                                                                                            Complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in
Students’ Responsibility for School Property                                                                the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint
   It is essential that students learn to be responsible for school property. As with library books,        form, call 866-632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail:
students are required to pay for lost or damaged musical instruments, equipment (including                  U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400
Chromebooks), textbooks or workbooks that have been provided by the school. The charge                      Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: 202-690-7442; or (3) email:
for lost or damaged school property is based on the net cost of replacing them at current prices.           program.intake@usda.gov.
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NOVEMBER 2019                                                                                                                                                               JANUARY 2020
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                          sports season.

      Sunday                      Monday                    Tuesday                Wednesday                    Thursday                       Friday                    Saturday
		                        1                        2                         3                          4       GRADES 7-12        5   Board Policy
                                                                                                                                       Committee Mtg. 8:30 am   6   SAT Exams 8 am                7
                                                                                                              PARENT-TEACHER            GRADES K-12 PARENT-         HS Wrestling
                                                                                                              CONFERENCE DAY                  TEACHER               Tournament All Day
                                                                                                                                          CONFERENCE DAY
                                                                                                                 5:30-8:30 pm          NO CLASSES FOR STUDENTS
                                                                                                                                                                    8 am-6 pm

                              HS Science Honor                                                                               NYSSMA ALL-STATE CONFERENCE
                                                                                 Standardized Testing
                              Society Induction                                  Overview @ HS              Board of Ed Mtg.       JV Wrestling       SCA Saturday Series
                                                                                                                                   Tournament HS Only Musical Theatre
                              7 pm                                               Auditorium 7 pm            @ Munsey Park 8 pm     5 pm               Presentation @ SR 2 pm

                          8                        9                        10                      11                          12     End of 2nd Progress
                                                                                                                                                            13                               14
 NYSSMA All-State                                                                                           HS Student Senate          Report Period Grades 7-12
                                                                                                                                                                    ACT (Not at MHS)
 Conference                                                                                                 6 pm
                              National Honor Society                                                                                   Board Policy Committee       Girls and Boys
                              Induction 7 pm                                                                MS Holiday Concert I       Mtg. 8:30 am                 Basketball
                                                                                                            7:30 pm                                                 Tournament
                                                                                                                                       SR Grade 4 Concert 9:15 am
                              MP Holiday Concert       SR Holiday Concert
                              Band & Orchestra         Gr. 5-6 Choruses @ MP     HS Holiday Concert I       Girls Basketball           Boys Basketball
                              7:30 pm                  7:30 pm                   8 pm                       Tournament                 Tournament

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                                                                                                            MP Grade 4 Concert         HS Candy Cane
                              HS Holiday Concert 2     MP Holiday Concert                                                              Tournament
                                                                                                            9:15 am
                              8 pm                     Gr. 5-6 Choruses
                                                       7:30 pm

                                                       SR Holiday Concert
                                                       Band/Orchestra            MS Holiday Concert 2       Board of Ed Mtg.
                                                       7:30 pm                   7:30 pm                    @ District Office 8 pm

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      HANUKKAH                                            CHRISTMAS EVE            CHRISTMAS DAY
                                  FIRST DAY OF
     Begins at Sunset
                                   HANUKKAH
                                                                                  HOLIDAY RECESS
                                                                                  SCHOOLS CLOSED

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                                                           NEW YEAR’S EVE

                                             HOLIDAY RECESS
                                             SCHOOLS CLOSED

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GENERAL INFORMATION FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS/Continued
Point of Sale Meal Payment System
   The District has established a computerized prepayment system where students
may pay for meals, milk and/or snacks through a Point of Sale (POS) prepayment
system. A unique four-digit PIN number is assigned to each student for quick access
to her/his account. A student’s PIN will remain with him/her throughout the student’s
enrollment in the Manhasset School District. When a student makes a purchase,
he/she will enter their PIN, and the sale will be recorded. Parents are encouraged,
but not required, to pre-fund the student’s account. The account may be funded
weekly, monthly, or for the entire school year. Parents who do not want their child to
participate in the POS system should opt out of the system. Please refer to the Board’s
policy on Charging School Meals and Prohibition Against Shaming on the District’s
website. For more information, please call Food Services at 516-267-7780.

                                                           ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
Reporting to Parents, Grades K-6
   Report cards for students in Kindergarten through Grade 6 provide indicators of         Elementary School Homework
achievement and are posted to the parent portal three times a year in grades 2 through        Homework is assigned to elementary school students to reinforce skills or concepts
6 (fall, spring and immediately after the closing of school in June), and two times        taught during the day. A regular daily study time should be set aside for elementary
a year for students in grades K and 1 (spring and immediately after the closing of         school students to independently read and/or complete assigned homework.
school in June). In addition to report cards, parent-teacher conferences are scheduled
for all students in the fall and on an as-needed basis in spring. Parents are always       After-School Academic Enrichment Program, Grades 5 and 6
                                                          encouraged to contact               Participation in the Academic Enrichment Program is based upon student
                                                          their children’s teachers to
               School Hours                               schedule appointments to
                                                                                           aptitude and academic performance. The program is organized in a trimester
                                                                                           format which consists of three 8-week sessions. Students can be identified for one,
                                                          discuss their progress and/      two or all three terms based upon annually established criteria. The program is
                 MUNSEY PARK SCHOOL                       or other important matters.
                       1 Hunt Lane                                                         scheduled after school at the Middle School on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30 pm for
                                                          Report cards will be available   Shelter Rock students, and on Thursdays from 4-5 pm for Munsey Park students.
                Main Number 516-267-7400
                                                          online through the parent        Students identified for participation will receive written notification.
   School Hours
   Grades K-6           8:55 am-3:23 pm                   portal via the Manhasset            • S ession 1: Mathematics
                                                          Public Schools’ website.            • Session 2: Humanities
                SHELTER ROCK SCHOOL                       If you need assistance in           • S ession 3: STEM
                  27A Shelter Rock Road                   setting up a parent portal          For additional information on the Enrichment Program, please visit the
                Main Number 516-267-7450                  account, please contact the      District website.
   School Hours                                           Technology Office via email
   Grade K-6           8:25 am-2:53 pm                    at mpp@manhassetschools.
                                                          org.
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DECEMBER 2019                                                                                                                                                                                      FEBRUARY 2020
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          Sunday                            Monday                   Tuesday                 Wednesday                     Thursday                               Friday                         Saturday
		                                                                                                               1                                  2                                3                            4
                                                                                            NEW YEAR’S DAY

                                                                                                                        HOLIDAY RECESS
                                                                                                                        SCHOOLS CLOSED

                                   5                       6                         7                           8   CASA Sector                    9   SCA Open Exec. Board       10       Pre-ACT 8 am
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 11
                                                                                                                     Meeting @ Community Room           Mtg. 9 am
                                         SCHOOLS REOPEN         All County Div 1 W                                   9-10:30 am
                                                                Rehearsal 4 pm                                                                          SCA HS/MS Joint Parent Council      All County Div 1 W
                                                                                                                     All County Div 1 W Rehearsal       Mtg. 10 am                          Concert 2:30 pm
                                                                                                                     4 pm                                                                   @ Tilles Center
                                                                                                                                                        Board Policy Committee Mtg.
                                                                                                                     SCA Saturday Series                11 am
                                                                                          8th Gr. Parent Night       Musical Theatre Sign-Up
                                                                                                                     @ Manhasset Public Library 7 pm    All County Div 1 W Rehearsal 4 pm
                                                                                          @ HS Auditorium
                                                                                          7 pm                       Board of Ed Mtg.                   Frosh/Soph Dance @ North
                                                                                                                     @ EOC Building 8 pm                Hempstead Country Club 8-10 pm

                                   12                      13                        14                       15                               16       Board Policy               17                            18
                                                                                                                                                        Committee Mtg. 8:30 am
                                                                               ELEMENTARY HEALTH & WELLNESS WEEK

                                        Keyboard Recital                                             ALL-COUNTY REHEARSALS
                                        7:30 pm                                                                      HS Student Senate 6 pm
                                                                                                                                                                        ALL-COUNTY CONCERTS
                                        Audit Committee                                                              Senior Science Research                               @ TILLES CENTER
                                        7:30 pm                                           Booster Club 7:30 pm       Symposium 7 pm

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        ALL-COUNTY                       MARTIN LUTHER          MS Winter 2                                                                             End of 2nd Marking
         CONCERTS                                                                                                                                                                            LUNAR NEW YEAR
                                           KING JR. DAY         Sports Begin                                                                            Period Grades 7-12
      @ TILLES CENTER                    SCHOOLS CLOSED
                                                                                MID-TERMS/NYS REGENTS EXAMS/NO REGULAR CLASSES AT SS

                                                                                          Board of Ed Mtg.
                                                                                          @ District Office 8 pm

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                                                                PASE @ Community          SR Guess Who’s             MP Guess Who’s                     Board Policy
                                                                                          Coming to Read?            Coming to Read?                    Committee Mtg. 8:30 am
                                                                Room 9:15 am

                                                                Chris Herren
                                                                “Prevention Starts
                                                                                                                     HS Winter Concert
                                                                With All” Community       National Junior Honor      Symphonic Choir
                                        MAAC 7:30 pm            Presentation 7:30 pm      Society Induction 7 pm     8 pm
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SECONDARY SCHOOL
                                                                                                     Secondary School Testing Policy, Grades 7-12
                      2019-2020 Bell Schedule                                                           In order to ensure a fair and equitable testing procedure for grades 7-12, the following
                                                                                                     testing policy has been adopted for all assessments that require study on the part of students.
      *8:13-9:00 am Period 1                          12:08-12:50 pm Period 6                        Tests will be administered in accordance with the following schedule, unless specifically noted
       9:04-9:46 am Period 2                          12:54-1:36 pm Period 7                         in the Course Selection Directory. Presentation projects are exempt from this policy.
       9:50-10:32 am Period 3                          1:40-2:22 pm Period 8                                              EVEN DAYS                          ODD DAYS
      10:36-11:18 am Period 4                          2:26-3:08 pm Period 9                                              a. World Languages                 a. Math
                                                      *Class begins at 8:13 am, Pledge of                                 b. Social Studies                  b. English Language Arts
      11:22 am-12:04 pm Period 5                      Allegiance/Announcements at 8:57 am                                 c. Even-day Science Lab            c. Odd-day Science Lab
                                                                                                                          d. Even-day Health                 d. Odd-day Health
                             End of Marking Period Dates                                                                  e. Other Electives                 e. Every-day Health
    First Quarter—Nov. 8, 2019                       Third Quarter—April 8, 2020
    Second Quarter—Jan. 24, 2020                     Fourth Quarter—June 24, 2020                    Electronic Devices and Testing
                                                                                                         In accordance with New York State guidelines, in order to ensure the integrity of testing,
                                                                                                     students are prohibited from bringing cellular or smart phones, wearing a smartwatch,
                                                                                                     or using other electronic devices in classrooms or other exam locations (i.e., gymnasium,
Changing Level of Core Academic Courses                                                              cafeteria) during testing and state assessments unless specific permission has been given
     A student who was recommended for a particular level of a required course (AP, Honors           in advance.
or Regents) may find that the rigor of the course is more difficult than they had anticipated.            Test proctors, monitors and school officials shall retain the right to collect and hold any
If they prefer to enroll in another level of the same subject, the following policies will apply:    prohibited electronic device(s) prior to the start of the test administration and to hold them
•The level of a full-year course cannot be changed after the last day of the second quarter        for the duration of the test. Admission to the test will be prohibited to any student who has a
                                                                                                     prohibited electronic device in their possession and does not relinquish it.
   (Jan. 24, 2020).                                                                                     Any student observed with any prohibited device while taking a state test must be directed
•If the level of a full-year course is changed prior to the end of the second quarter, students    to turn it over to the proctor or monitor immediately. To allow for all possible outcomes of
   understand that their grade in the higher-level course will carry over to the new course.         procedural due process, the student should be allowed to complete the test. The incident must
                                                                                                     be reported promptly to the school principal. If the student had a prohibited device in his or
Dropping Honor Overrides                                                                             her possession during the test administration, the student’s test must be invalidated. No score
                                                                                                     may be calculated for that student.
  The parent and student must agree that the student remain in the Honors course for at least             Students with individualized education plans (IEPs), 504 Plans, or documentation from
one quarter before any reconsideration. Only one override may be exercised per year. Refer to        a medical practitioner that specifically requires the use of an electronic device may do so,
pages 9-10 in the 2019-2020 High School Course Catalog.                                              as specified.

Dropping Courses                                                                                     Final and Mid-Term examinations will be administered as follows:
                                                                                                     Classes Giving Uniform Tests
   After consultation with the guidance counselor, who will confer with the parent, teacher            • Are assigned specific days to give Finals/Mid-Terms during Test Week.
and coordinator/director, a student who wishes to drop a course that is not required for               • Subjects that require an oral component will also be assigned specific dates upon which
graduation will understand that the following policies are in place:                                      to administer that part of the exam.
   • A half-year course cannot be dropped after the last day of Quarter One (Nov. 8, 2019).           • Weighting of final exams toward the final course grade can be found in each class outline.
   • A full-year course cannot be dropped after the last day of Quarter Two (Jan. 24, 2020).
   • A half-year course dropped from a student’s schedule prior to the midpoint of Quarter
                                                                                                     Reporting to Parents, Grades 7-12
                                                                                                        Report cards using letter grades (A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, F) are issued
      One (Oct. 4, 2019) will not appear on the student’s transcript.                                four times each year. Board policy governs the weighting of grades in Honors and Advanced
   • A full-year course dropped from a student’s schedule prior to the last day of Quarter One      Placement (AP) classes. Juniors and seniors have an opportunity to take one non-required
      (Nov. 8, 2019) will not appear on the student’s transcript.                                    course on a Pass/Fail basis. Interim reports, similar to report cards, are issued four times
   • Students who desire to drop a half-year course and receive approval to do so after the         a year. All progress reports and report cards are posted online to our parent portal. Paper
                                                                                                     copies are only issued upon parent request. If you need assistance in setting up a parent portal
      midpoint of first quarter will understand that the course grade will appear as a “W”           account, or wish to request paper copies of grade data, please contact the Technology Office
      (withdrawn) on their transcript.                                                               via email at mpp@manhassetschools.org.
   • Students who drop a full-year course and receive approval to do so after the last day of the      Parent-teacher conferences are initiated by either the parent or the teacher whenever the
      second quarter will understand that the course grade will appear as a “W” (withdrawn)          need arises. Guidance counselors are also available to assist parents. Whenever parents wish
      on their record.                                                                               to see a teacher or counselor or simply visit the school, an appointment should be made in
                                                                                                     advance. Parents are urged to schedule at least one conference a year with the counselor.
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JANUARY 2020                                                                                                                                                             MARCH 2020
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 5 6 7 8      9    10   11                                                                                                                                            8    9   10   11   12   13   14
12 13 14 15   16   17   18                                                                                                                                           15   16   17   18   19   20   21
19 20 21 22   23   24   25                                                                                                                                           22   23   24   25   26   27   28
26 27 28 29   30   31                                                                                                                                                29   30   31

      Sunday                          Monday                 Tuesday              Wednesday                    Thursday                     Friday                 Saturday
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                                                                                                                                                              SCA Saturday Series
 Reminder: High School health                                                                                                                                 Begins

 history forms due within 30 days
 prior to the start of the sports
 season.

                             2                       3                      4                          5   MP/SR Cognitive       6                        7                                    8
                                                                                SCA MP/SR Joint            Abilities (CogAT)         Board Policy             ACT (Not at MHS)
                                                                                Parent Council Mtg.        Testing Grades 4-6        Committee Mtg. 8:30 am
                                                                                @ SR 9:15 am                                                                  SCA Saturday Series
                                                                                                           10th Gr. Parent Night
                                                                                SCA HS/MS Joint            @ HS Auditorium 7 pm
                                                                                Parent Council Mtg.                                             MIDDLE SCHOOL PLAY
                                                                                7:30 pm                    Board of Ed Mtg.                 FRIDAY AND SATURDAY 7:30 PM
                                                                                                           @ District Office 8 pm

                             9                   10                     11                            12                        13                      14                                    15

                                                                                                           HS Student Senate 6 pm

                                                                                Booster Club 7:30 pm       PoCoHo @ Black Box
                                                                                                           Theatre 7:30 pm

                             16                  17                     18                            19                        20                      21                                    22
                                    PRESIDENTS DAY

                                                                                    WINTER RECESS
                                                                                   SCHOOLS CLOSED

                             23                  24                     25                            26                        27                      28                                    29
                                                         PASE @ Community
                                   SCHOOLS REOPEN                                                                                    Board Policy             SCA Saturday Series
                                                         Room 9:15 am
                                                                                                                                     Committee Mtg. 8:30 am

                                                                                Guidance Mock College
                                  MAAC 7:30 pm                                  Interview Program          Board of Ed Mtg.
                                                                                6:30 pm                    @ District Office 8 pm
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SECONDARY SCHOOL/Continued
Homework Policy, Grades 7-12                                                                     Teacher Responsibilities
   Homework is an important student activity which contributes to a successful educational       Homework should be:
process. Homework is defined as a task assigned in the classroom but completed during              •P  urposeful - Students should have a clear understanding that they are asked to do
out-of-class time. Teachers are encouraged to provide homework assignments that permit                homework to either review material that has been taught in class or to prepare them for
students to exercise choice in the means by which they master the material.                           discussions and other classroom activities and assessments.
                                                                                                   •A  ppropriate - Homework should be class-appropriate in terms of its length and degree of
Homework may include:                                                                                 sophistication. Teachers are best able to judge the appropriateness of assignments for the
  • Practice assignments designed to reinforce newly acquired skills or knowledge.                   courses they teach. More challenging courses, as designated in the course catalog, such
  • Preview assignments such as reading on a specific topic designed to provide information          as AP and Honors courses, will call for more challenging homework.
     before class discussion or demonstration.                                                     • Reviewed - Homework should be reviewed and/or evaluated on a regular basis. The
  • In-depth follow-up of classroom activities.                                                       successful completion of homework should be incorporated into each student grade in a
  • Independent long-term projects that parallel class work.                                          manner to be determined by the teacher and indicated to the student.

Parent/Guardian Responsibilities                                                                   We hope to enable students to fulfill their responsibilities and develop good study skills.
  • Set a regular study time each day, and establish a study area, away from household          With these goals in mind, the following expectations are set forth:
     distractions, with a good light and space for studying.                                       •H  omework should not be assigned on the eve of a full-period test or its equivalent in
  • Make sure your child has the materials he/she needs to do assignments (paper, dictionary,        that class.
                                                                                                   • Teachers will make a conscientious effort to provide anticipated assignments prior to
     etc.) and a safe place to store them.
                                                                                                      each week.
  • Have your child organize school materials, study notes, assignments, books, papers, etc.
                                                                                                   • Long-term assignments should have checkpoints to ensure students’ progress toward
  • Check the assignment calendar each evening and review the homework assignments.
                                                                                                      completion with specific due dates defined from the onset.
  • Be supportive and give assistance when your child gets frustrated or discouraged with         • Teachers may assign work consistent with what would be considered a weekend
     assignments.                                                                                     assignment during the December vacation period. Any long-term assignment, which
  • Contact the teacher to clear up any misunderstandings, troubleshoot problems and be              would be due after the vacation period, should be assigned prior to Dec. 1.
     better informed about your child’s learning progress.                                         • For February and spring vacation periods, homework that exceeds a regular weekend
  • Contact the Guidance Office to request homework/class assignments when the student is            assignment shall be given to students at least six school days prior to the start of the
     absent for more than two days. (Children should check on assignments with classmates             vacation period.
     when they are absent for one or two days.)

Student Responsibilities
  • Write down all assignments.
  • Be sure you understand the assignments.
  • Bring required materials home.
  • Set aside a regular time for studying.
  • Find a quiet, well-lit, comfortable place to study.
  • Set timelines for completion of long-range assignments.
  • Complete assignments.
  • Turn the assignments in by the specified due date.

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