Manhasset Public schools - Calendar & Handbook 2020-2021 - Manhasset Union Free ...

 
Manhasset Public schools - Calendar & Handbook 2020-2021 - Manhasset Union Free ...
Manhasset Public Schools
 Calendar & Handbook 2020-2021
Manhasset Public schools - Calendar & Handbook 2020-2021 - Manhasset Union Free ...
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, Grades K-2, Grades 3-6 ..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..............................................................267-7669
Assistant Principal, Grades 7-12......................267-7505                        Mathematics 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 District Office
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                                                                                                                 MP = Munsey Park School
                                                                                                 Calendar Cover Art Donated by                                             MS = Middle School
Mathematics........................................................267-7571
                                                                                                   Manhasset Artist Cao Jun                                                NYS = New York State
Music....................................................................267-7641
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                                                                             Early Dismissal
   • Whenever it is necessary to close the schools due to the weather, or any other        • Early dismissals are considered only in extreme situations due to weather conditions
      reason, the Superintendent of Schools will make the decision based on area weather
      reports, local weather conditions, checks of road conditions by District personnel       or other emergencies such as power failures.
      and the District’s primary transportation provider, police department reports, and     • Th
                                                                                                e availability of school buses will determine whether early dismissal is possible.
      road conditions from local villages and the county.                                    • Early dismissals will be reported on radio, television, through the District’s website
   • All community members with children in grades K-12 will be contacted via the
                                                                                               and the District’s telephone-email outreach system.
      District’s telephone-email outreach system.
   • On days when schools are closed, all school programs, including sports and             • Secondary students will be dismissed first so that they will be home to care for
      extracurricular activities, will be canceled.                                            younger siblings. Elementary students will be dismissed once the secondary students
   • Cancellation information about school activities scheduled on weekends will be
                                                                                               are home.
      made available on the District’s website, the telephone-email outreach system, and
      the District’s electronic Community listserv.                                          • Every effort will be made by the District’s communication systems and the SCA to
   • School closing or delayed opening announcements are provided via the telephone-          contact parents in emergency situations. However, parents are advised to be alert to
      email outreach system and through the following media (announcements will
                                                                                               weather conditions which may require schools to be closed and to make safe and
      ordinarily be made prior to 6 am):
          Radio				                                                                            appropriate arrangements for their child in the event of an early dismissal.
          WALK (97.5 FM)             WBLI (106.1 FM)
          WCBS (880 AM)              WBZO (103.1 FM)                                       Private, Parochial, BOCES and Special Schools
          WINS (1010 AM)             WBAB (102.3 FM)
                                                                                              • When the Manhasset Public Schools close, all bus transportation provided by the
    Television                                                                                 District for students attending private, parochial, BOCES and other special schools
  	FIOS News 1; WCBS Channel 2; WNBC Channel 4; WYNY, Channel 5;                              outside the District will be canceled.
    WABC, Channel 7; News 12 Long Island Cable Network.
                                                                                              • When the Manhasset Public Schools delay the opening of school by one hour or

Delayed Opening                                                                                two hours, buses used to transport students to private, parochial, BOCES and other
   The opening of school may be delayed by ONE or TWO hours due to early morning               special schools outside the District will also be delayed by one or two hours.
weather conditions. The delayed school opening schedule is as follows:                        • When the Manhasset Public Schools announce an early dismissal, bus service for
   School		                        ONE-Hour Delay            TWO-Hour Delay                    students attending private, parochial, BOCES and other special schools outside the
   Secondary School		9:13 am			10:13 am                                                        District will depend on availability of drivers and dismissal times requested by the
   Shelter Rock School		           9:25 am 		                10:25 am                          schools. Each non-public school must make its own decision on an early dismissal.
   Munsey Park School		9:55 am			10:55 am
   Bus schedules will also be delayed by one or two hours. For example, if your child’s
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 Community Listserv?
                                                                                              The Community Listserv is a service that allows parents, students, faculty/staff and
   Announcements are provided via the District’s telephone-email outreach system and
                                                                                           community members to sign up to receive emails on school-related information. The
by the radio stations, TV channels and websites identified above.
                                                                                           Community Listserv makes it easier than ever for you to stay in touch with important
   A delayed opening is subject to change if the weather and/or road conditions remain
                                                                                           news and events in your schools. Subscribers will automatically receive news of interest
hazardous. The Superintendent retains the option to close the schools when the potential
                                                                                           at their selected email address. Go to the District’s website at www.manhassetschools.
for a hazardous situation exists. An announcement, if necessary, will generally be made
                                                                                           org and click on “Subscribe to the Community Listserv” to sign up.
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MANHASSET PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  Disclaimer: Due to restrictions related to Covid-19, information provided in this calendar is subejct to change. Please consult the District’s website for more
current information.
                                                           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.
                                                                                             The Board of Education appoints community members to its Audit
                                                                                           Committee and may appoint Citizens Advisory Committees on School Finance,
                                                                                           Athletics, Technology and Legislative Affairs. Other committees may 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
2020-2021 Board of Education                                                               of the website to locate specific names, documents and/or topics. Additionally,
  The Board of Education serves as a governance or policy-making body, with the
                                                                                           High School clubs and organizations maintain webpages regarding specific
Superintendent of Schools as its Chief Executive Officer. Left to right, Ann Marie Curd,
                                                                                           activities. You might want to consider bookmarking our website.
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 District Office, 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. While Covid-19 restrictions remain in effect,
Board meetings will be held via Zoom, video communications, and available via live
stream. Announcements of meetings or changes of meeting dates and locations are
posted in each school building. Meeting dates are also published in the local newspaper,
sent via Community Listserv and posted on the District’s website.
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AUGUST 2020                                                                                                                                                          OCTOBER 2020
 S M T W T F S         Aug. 29 - SAT Exams                                                                                                                             S M T W T        F    S
                   1                                                                                                                                                               1    2    3
 2 3 4 5 6 7 8                                                                                                                                                         4 5 6 7 8        9   10
 9 10 11 12 13 14 15                                                                                                                                                  11 12 13 14 15   16   17
16 17 18 19 20 21 22                                                                                                                                                  18 19 20 21 22   23   24
23 24 25 26 27 28 29                                                                                                                                                  25 26 27 28 29   30   31
30 31

      Sunday                      Monday                   Tuesday               Wednesday                  Thursday                      Friday                     Saturday

Although locations are indicated, due to
                                                                           1                       2                            3                         4                             5
                                                                                                         SUPERINTENDENT’S
 restrictions related to Covid-19, certain                                      SUPERINTENDENT’S          CONFERENCE DAY
                                                                                 CONFERENCE DAY
 events/meetings may be held remotely
 and not in-person. Please check with
 meeting organizers regarding virtual                                                                   SCA MP/SR New
 meeting alternatives.                                                                                  Student Tour 4-5 pm @
                                                                                                        Each School

                         6                        7                        8                        9       FIRST DAY OF
                                                                                                                            10                            11                           12
                                                                                                                                       FULL DAY FOR ALL        ACT
                                  LABOR DAY           SUPERINTENDENT’S         SUPERINTENDENT’S         SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS               STUDENTS
                                SCHOOLS CLOSED         CONFERENCE DAY           CONFERENCE DAY            FULL DAY GR. 1-12

                                                                                             SENIOR PORTRAITS
                                                                                                          Kindergarten Parent       Board Policy Committee
                                                                                                          Orientation Meetings      Meeting 8:30 am
                                                                                                         (By Appointment Only)
                                                                                                                                    SCA MP/SR Room Rep
                                                                                                        Board of Ed Mtg. 8 pm       Mtg. 9:30 am

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                                                                                                                                    SCA Open Exec.
                                                      MP/SR New Parents                                                             Board Mtg. 9 am
                                                      Welcome                                                                                                   ROSH HASHANAH
                                                                                                              GRADES 7-11 PHOTO DAYS & ID CARDS
                                                      SR 9 am and MP 9:30 am
                                                                               MS OPEN HOUSE                                        SCA HS/MS Joint
                                                                               7 pm                     High School Student         Parent Council Mtg.
                              MP/SR EVENING OPEN                                                        Senate 6 pm                 10 am
                                                      MP/SR EVENING OPEN       Booster Club Mtg.
                              HOUSE GRADES 2-4        HOUSE GRADES K-1                                                              Board Policy
                                                                               7:30 pm                  12th Gr. Parent Night       Committee Meeting
                                                                                                         7 pm                       11 am

                       20                       21                       22                        23                      24                             25                           26
                             MP/SR EVENING
                                                                               SCA SR Parent Council                                Board Policy
   ROSH HASHANAH             OPEN HOUSE GRADES                                                                                      Committee Meeting
                                                      PASE 9:15 am             Mtg. 9:15 am             HS Science Research
                             5-6                                                                                                    8:30 am
                                                                                                        Open House 6 pm
                                                                               SCA MP Parent Council    (For Parents of New         HS Mini College
                             Thespian Honor                                    Mtg. 9:30 am             Research                    Fair 9-10:30 am
                             Society Induction 7 pm
                                                                                                        Students Only)
                                                                               Board of Ed Mtg. 8 pm
                             MAAC 7:30 pm
                                                                                                        HS OPEN HOUSE 7 pm

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                                 YOM KIPPUR                                                                   Reminder: Middle/High School health
                               SCHOOLS CLOSED                                                                 history forms are due within 30 days prior
                                                                                                              to the start of the sports season through
                                                                               Guidance Financial Aid
 Yom Kippur Begins at
 Sunset                                                                        Night 7 pm                     FAMILY ID Online Platform.

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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                                                  2020-2021 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_chen@manhassetschools.org................................................................................ 267-7455
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction: Gaurav Passi, Ed.D.                                                      Middle School Grades 7-8 Blue Team: Jennifer Yepes
 gpassi@manhassetschools.org.......................................................................................... 267-7740    jennifer_yepes@manhassetschools.org........................................................................... 267-7512
Executive Director of District Special Education Programs and Pupil Personnel Services:                                           Middle School Grades 7-8 Orange Team: Brittany Longhway
Allison Rushforth, allison_rushforth@manhassetschools.org....................................... 267-7671                          brittany_longhway@manhassetschools.org.................................................................... 267-7513
Administrator of Assessment and Data Analysis:                                                                                    High School, Grades 9-12
Adam Kuranishi —Adam_Kuranishi@manhassetschools.org...................................... 267-7716                                 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                                            Marcy Fogel—marcy_fogel@manhassetschools.org..................................................... 267-7619
Assistant District Clerks:                                                                                                         Jennifer Landman—jlandman@manhassetschools.org................................................ 267-7616
 Maureen Margulies—mmarguli@manhassetschools.org............................................. 267-7706                            Lori Margulies—lori_margulies@manhassetschools.org............................................. 267-7632
 Kristina Mennuti—kmennuti@manhassetschools.org................................................. 267-7720                          Kristen Ruthkowski—Kristen_ruthkowski@manhassetschools.org........................... 267-7624
Virginia Waters-Coleman—virginia_coleman@manhassetschools.org..................... 267-7638
                                                                                                                                                   Student Counselor Breakdown can be found on the
District Directors and Coordinators                                                                                                             District website and also in the Secondary School Student
Directors, K-12                                                                                                                                                   Handbook and Planner.
Physical Education and Interscholastic Athletics: James Amen
 james_amen@manhassetschools.org............................................................................... 267-7550
Fine and Performing Arts: Christopher Hale, Ed.D.                                                                                 Secondary School Administration
 chale@manhassetschools.org........................................................................................... 267-7641   Manhasset Secondary School—200 Memorial Place, Manhasset, NY 11030
Guidance and 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: Kristi Keingstein, Ed.D.                                                                      Dean of Students: Kelly Ramsey
 kristi_keingstein@manhassetschools.org....................................................................... 267-7679           kelly_ramsey@manhassetschools.org.............................................................................. 267-7637
Special Education, Secondary: Stewart Grabelsky
 stewart_grabelsky@manhassetschools.org..................................................................... 267-7672             Elementary School Administration
District Coordinators, K-12                                                                                                       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
Mathematics: Lauren Tallarine                                                                                                     Assistant Principal: Brian Nolan
 lauren_tallarine@manhassetschools.org......................................................................... 267-7570          brian_nolan@manhassetschools.org............................................................................... 267-7441
Science, Technology and Health Education: Teresa McGrath                                                                          Shelter Rock School—27A Shelter Rock Rd., Manhasset, NY—Main Number 267-7450
 teresa_mcgrath@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 2020                                                                                                                                                                NOVEMBER 2020
 S M T     W    T     F    S                                                                                                                                                  S   M     T   W     T    F    S
      1     2   3    4     5                                                                                                                                                  1    2    3    4    5    6    7
 6 7 8      9   10   11   12                                                                                                                                                  8    9   10   11   12   13   14
13 14 15   16   17   18   19                                                                                                                                                 15   16   17   18   19   20   21
20 21 22   23   24   25   26                                                                                                                                                 22   23   24   25   26   27   28
27 28 29   30                                                                                                                                                                29   30

      Sunday                            Monday                    Tuesday                Wednesday                   Thursday                     Friday                   Saturday
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                                                                                                                                           Board Policy Committee      SAT Exams 8 am
   Reminder: Middle/High                                                                                                                   Meeting 8:30 am             CASA Shed the Meds @
   School health history forms                                                                                                                                         SR 9:30 am-12:30 pm
                                                                                                                                           HS Mini College Fair
   due within 30 days prior to                                                                                                             11 am-12:30 pm
   the start of the sports season.

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MWCABC 5K 9:30 am                                                                                                CASA Sector Meeting       Senior Photo Retakes
                                                                            SCA MP PHOTO DAYS
                                                                                                                 9-10:30 am
                                                                                                                                           Board Policy
                                                                                                                                           Committee Meeting
                                                                                                                                           8:30 am
                                                                                      9th Gr. Parent Night
                                    Thespian Honor Society                                                       Board of Ed Mtg. 8 pm
                                                                                      7 pm                                                 HS Mini College Fair
                                    Induction 7 pm                                                                                         11 am-12:30 pm

                               11                     12                         13                        14                         15   SCA Open Exec.        16                                   17
                                                                                                                                           Board Mtg. 9 am             PSAT/NMQT
                                                             End of 1st Progress      HS Community               Grades 7-11 Photo
                                       COLUMBUS DAY          Report Period Grades                                                          SCA HS/MS Joint
                                                                                      Service Fair 10 am         Retakes
                                      SCHOOLS CLOSED         7-12                     HS Main Hallway                                      Parent Council Mtg.
                                                                                                                                           10 am
                                                                                                     SCA SR PHOTO DAYS
                                                                                                                                           HS Mini College Fair
                                                                                                                 HS Student Senate 6 pm    11 am-12:30 pm

                                                                                                                                           HS Blood Drive

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                                                             PASE 9:15 am                                                                                              ACT (Not at MHS)
                                                                                                                 Board of Ed Tenure        Board Policy
                                                                                                                 Recognition Event         Committee Meeting
                                                                                                                                           8:30 am
                                                                                                                 7 pm

                                                             Art Charity Event                                   Board of Ed Mtg. 8 pm
                                                                                      MWCABC Ladies Night
                                    MAAC 7:30 pm                                      Out 6:30 pm

                               25                     26                         27                          28 		 29                      Board Policy
                                                                                                                                           Committee Meeting
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                                                                                                                                           8:30 am
                                                                                      RED RIBBON WEEK
                                                             CASA Red Ribbon                                                               SCA MP/SR Halloween
                                                             Week SCA MP/SR                                                                Parties Grades 5-6
                                                             Parent Council 9:30 am
                                                                                                                                           6:30-8:30 pm
                                                                                                                 CASA Community
                                                                                                                 Presentation 7 pm
                                                                                                                                           SCA MS Halloween
                                                                                                                                           Party 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 2021-2022 school budget vote will be held                  York para todos los distritos escolares públicos del estado, se llevarán a cabo el tercer
on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 from 6:30 am to 10 pm.                                                  martes de mayo. La votación del presupuesto escolar 2020-2021 se llevará a cabo el
                                                                                                 martes 18 de mayo de 2021 de 6:30 a. m. a 10 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 2020 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 2020 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 a.m. a 4
                                                                                                 p.m. durante el ciclo lectivo y de 8 a.m. a 3 p.m. durante los meses de verano.
Eligibility Requirements for Voter Registration
You are eligible to register to vote if:                                                         Requisitos de elegibilidad para la inscripción de votantes
  • You are a citizen of the United States.                                                      Podrán inscribirse en la votación las personas que cumplan con los siguientes requisitos:
  • You are at least 18 years of age.                                                              •     Sean ciudadanas de los Estados Unidos.
  • You are a resident of the School District for at least the 30 days immediately                •     Tengan, al menos, 18 años.
     prior to the vote.                                                                           •	   Sean residentes del distrito escolar durante, al menos, los 30 días
  • You have not been disqualified from voting under Election Law 5-106.                                 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
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      Sunday                         Monday                      Tuesday                Wednesday                      Thursday                     Friday                   Saturday
                            1                           2                         3                            4                         5                          6                                   7
                                                               ELECTION DAY                                                                                             SAT Exams 8 am
                                                                                                                                             Board Policy Committee
                                Tower Foundation Bingo
                                                                                                                                             Meeting 8:30 am
                                Grades 3-5                   SUPERINTENDENT’S
                                6 pm                          CONFERENCE DAY
                                                              Schools Closed for                                                             Manhasset’s Got Talent
                                Senior Banquet                    Students                                                                   Show @ HS Auditorium
                                @ Leonard’s 6:30 pm                                                                Board of Ed Mtg.
                                                                                                                                             7 pm
                                                                                                                   @ Shelter Rock 8 pm

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                                                                                                                                             Period Grades 7-12
                                                                                                                                                                   13                              14
                                                            SCA MP Photo Makeup                                                                                                DIWALI
                                                            Day
                                                                                         VETERANS DAY                                        SCA Open Exec.
                                Winter 1 Middle School                                                                                       Board Mtg. 9 am
                                Sports Begin                Tower Foundation            SCHOOLS CLOSED                                                                  SCA Family Theater
                                                            Bingo Grades 1-2
                                                            6 pm                                                                             SCA HS/MS Joint
                                                                                                                                             Parent Council Mtg.
                                English Honor Society                                                              11th Gr. Parent Night @   10 am
                                Induction @ Black Box       Booster Club Mtg. @ HS                                 HS Auditorium 7 pm
                                Theatre 7 pm                Media Center                                                                     Board Policy Committee
                                                            7:30 pm                                                                          Meeting 11 am

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                                                            PASE @ Community          SCA SR Photo Makeup                                    Board Policy Committee
                                Winter HS Varsity & JV
                                Sports Begin                Room 9:15 am              Day                                                    Meeting 8:30 am
                                                                                                      HS Student Senate 6 pm
                                                                           SCA MP/SR BOOK WEEK @ EACH SCHOOL
                                HS Math Honor Society                                 SCA Fall Luncheon
                                Induction @                 PoCoHo @ Black Box                                                HIGH SCHOOL PRODUCTION, THURSDAY, FRIDAY
                                SR Auditorium 7 pm                                                                                       & SATURDAY 7:30 PM
                                                            Theatre 7 pm              Board of Ed Mtg.
                                MAAC 7:30 pm                                          @ District Office 8 pm

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                                   K-6 ELEMENTARY                                     Management Plan
 HS Production                     PARENT-TEACHER                                     Early Dismissal Drill
                                   CONFERENCE DAY                                     K-12 (NYS required);                     THANKSGIVING RECESS
                                    NO ELEMENTARY                                     Schools dismiss 15                         SCHOOLS CLOSED
                                        CLASSES                                       minutes prior to regular
                                                            Standardized
                                                            Testing Overview @        dismissal
                                HS Social Studies
                                Honor Society               Auditorium 7 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
preapproved by the Principal or his/her designee, or other such reasons as may be approved by               both hot and cold balanced lunches are offered in the elementary schools for $3.00, and in the
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 who remain at school for lunch are not
   • Parents are responsible to notify the school within 24 hours of the reason for a student’s absence.   permitted to leave the school grounds. There is always adult supervision in the lunchroom and
   • They must provide a written excuse upon the student’s return to school.                               on the playground following lunch. On days when the weather is unsuitable for outdoor play,
   • Students’ records will contain absence frequency and type.                                            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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          Sunday                            Monday                    Tuesday                  Wednesday                   Thursday                      Friday                   Saturday
		                                                                                      1                          2       GRADES 7-12        3                         4                              5
 Reminder: Middle/High School                                                               SCA MP/SR Joint              PARENT-TEACHER
                                                                                                                                                    GRADES K-12 PARENT-     SAT Exams 8 am
                                                                                                                                                         TEACHER
 health history forms are due                                                               Parent Council Meeting       CONFERENCE DAY
                                                                                                                            5:30-8:30 pm              CONFERENCE DAY
                                                                                            @ SR 9:15 am                                                                    SCA Saturday Series
 within 30 days prior to the start                                                                                                                     NO CLASSES FOR
                                                                                                                                                         STUDENTS
                                                                 HS Science Honor
 of the sports season through                                    Society Induction                                                              NYSSMA ALL-STATE CONFERENCE
 FAMILY ID Online Platform.                                      7 pm                                                  Board of Ed Mtg.            Board Policy Committee
                                                                                                                       @ Munsey Park 8 pm          Meeting 8:30 am

                                                                                                                                                                            ACT
                                    6                       7                           8                          9                       10         FIRST DAY OF
                                                                                                                                                       HANUKKAH
                                                                                                                                                                       11                         12
 NYSSMA All-State                                                                                                           HANUKKAH                                        SCA Saturday Series
 Conference                                                                                                                Begins at Sunset       Board Policy Committee    Hoffman Girls
                                        National Honor Society                                                                                    Meeting 8:30 am           Basketball
                                        Induction 7 pm                                                                 HS Student Senate                                    Tournament 10 am
                                                                                                                                                  SR Grade 4 Concert        Championship 2 pm
                                                                                            SR Holiday Concert         6 pm                       9:15 am
                                                                 MP Holiday Concert                                                                                         Sims/Mueller Boys
                                                                 Band & Orchestra           Gr. 5-6 Choruses @ MP      Hoffman Girls              Sims/Mueller Boys         Basketball
                                                                                            7:30 pm                    Basketball Tournament      Basketball Tournament     Tournament 12 pm
                                                                 7:30 pm
                                                                                                                       5 pm & 7 pm                5 pm & 7 pm               Championship 4 pm

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                                                                                                                       End of 2nd Progress        Board Policy
                                                                                                                       Report Period Grades       Committee Meeting         SCA Saturday Series
                                                                 MP Holiday Concert                                    7-12
                                                                 Gr. 5-6 Choruses                                                                 8:30 am
                                                                 7:30 pm                                               MP Grade 4 Concert
                                                                                                                       9:15 am
                                        MS Holiday Concert 1     SR Holiday Concert         HS Holiday Concert I
                                        7:30 pm                  Band/Orchestra             7:30 pm                    Board of Ed Mtg.
                                                                 7:30 pm
                                                                                                                       @ District Office 8 pm

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                                                                                                                          CHRISTMAS EVE              CHRISTMAS DAY

                                                                                                                                  HOLIDAY RECESS
                                                                                                                                  SCHOOLS CLOSED
                                        MS Holiday Concert 2     HS Holiday Concert 2
                                        7:30 pm                  7:30 pm

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                                                                               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, two or
                                                          discuss their progress and/      all three terms based upon annually established criteria. The program is scheduled
                 MUNSEY PARK SCHOOL                       or other important matters.
                       1 Hunt Lane                                                         after school at the Middle School on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30 pm for Shelter
                                                          Report cards will be available   Rock students, and on Thursdays from 4-5 pm for Munsey Park students. Students
                Main Number 516-267-7400
                                                          online through the parent        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 516-267-7455                  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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		                                                                                                                                                                 1                                  2
                                                                                                                                                 NEW YEAR’S DAY
                                                                                                                                                 SCHOOLS CLOSED

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                                                                                                                                              Board Policy
                                     SCHOOLS REOPEN          All County Div 1 West                                                            Committee Meeting        Pre-ACT
                                                             Rehearsal 4 pm                                      CASA Sector Meeting
                                                                                                                 @ Community Room             8:30 am
                                                                                                                 9-10:30 am                                            All-County Div 1 West
                                                                                                                                              All County Div 1 West    Concert @ Tilles Center
                                                                                                                 All County Div 1 West                                 11:30 am
                                                                                      8th Gr. Parent Night       Rehearsal 4 pm               Rehearsal 4 pm
                                                                                      @ HS Auditorium
                                                                                                                 Board of Ed Mtg.             Frosh/Soph Dance         SCA Saturday Series
                                                                                      7 pm                       @ EOC Building 7:30 pm       8-11 pm

                               10                       11                     12                        13                          14       SCA Open Exec.      15                                 16
                                                                                                                                              Board Mtg. 9 am
                                                                                                                                                                       All-County Div II & III
                                                                              SCA MP/SR HEALTH & WELLNESS WEEK                                                         Rehearsals 8:30 am
                                    All-County Div 1V        All-County Div III & V  All-County Div II & IV All-County Div II, IV & V SCA  HS/MS Joint
                                                                                                                                      Parent Council Mtg. 10 am
                                                                                                            Rehearsals 4 pm                                            All-County Div V
                                    Rehearsal 4 pm           Rehearsals 4 pm         Rehearsals 4 pm                                  All-County Div III & V           Concert @ Tillles Center
                                                                                                                                      Rehearsals 4 pm                  Vocal 2:30 pm
                                    Keyboard Recital                                 Booster Club Mtg. @ HS HS Student Senate 6 pm                                     Instrumental 7 pm
                                                                                     Media Center                                     All-County Div IV
                                    7:30 pm                                          7:30 pm                Senior Science Research Concert @ Tilles Center
                                                                                                            Symposium 7 pm            8 pm

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All-County Concerts @                 MARTIN LUTHER          Winter 2 Middle School                                                           Board Policy             SCA Saturday Series
Tilles Center                           KING JR. DAY         Sports Begin                                                                     Committee Meeting
Div II 11 am                          SCHOOLS CLOSED
                                                                                                                                              8:30 am
Div III 4 pm                                                 PASE @ Community
                                                             Room 9:15 am
                                                                                      National Junior Honor      Board of Ed Mtg.
                                                                                      Society Induction 7 pm     @ District Office 8 pm

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                                                                                    SCA SR Guess Who’s SCA MP Guess Who’s
                                                                                                                           Period Grades 7-12                          SCA Saturday Series
                                                                                    Coming to Read?    Coming to Read?
                                                                             MID-TERMS/NYS REGENTS EXAMS/NO REGULAR CLASSES AT SS

                                    MAAC 7:30 pm
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                                                                                                     Secondary School Testing Policy, Grades 7-12
                      2020-2021 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. 13, 2020                      Third Quarter—April 23, 2021
    Second Quarter—Jan. 29, 2020                     Fourth Quarter—June 15, 2021                    Electronic Devices and Testing
                                                                                                         In accordance with New York State guidelines, to ensure the integrity of testing, students
                                                                                                     are prohibited from bringing cellular or smartphones, wearing a smartwatch, or using other
                                                                                                     electronic devices in classrooms or other exam locations (i.e., gymnasium, cafeteria) during
Changing Level of Core Academic Courses                                                              testing and state assessments unless specific permission has been given in advance.
     A student who was recommended for a particular level of a required course (AP, Honors                Test proctors, monitors and school officials shall retain the right to collect and hold any
or Regents) may find that the rigor of the course is more difficult than they had anticipated.       prohibited electronic device(s) prior to the start of the test administration and to hold them
If they prefer to enroll in another level of the same subject, the following policies will apply:    for the duration of the test. Admission to the test will be prohibited to any student who has a
•The level of a full-year course cannot be changed after the last day of the second quarter        prohibited electronic device in their possession and does not relinquish it.
                                                                                                        Any student observed with any prohibited device while taking a state test must be directed
   (Jan. 24, 2020).                                                                                  to turn it over to the proctor or monitor immediately. To allow for all possible outcomes of
•If the level of a full-year course is changed prior to the end of the second quarter, students    procedural due process, the student should be allowed to complete the test. The incident must
   understand that their grade in the higher-level course will carry over to the new course.         be reported promptly to the school principal. If the student had a prohibited device in his or
                                                                                                     her possession during the test administration, the student’s test must be invalidated. No score
Dropping Honor Overrides                                                                             may be calculated for that student.
                                                                                                          Students with individualized education plans (IEPs), 504 Plans, or documentation from
  The parent and student must agree that the student remain in the Honors course for at least        a medical practitioner that specifically requires the use of an electronic device may do so,
one quarter before any reconsideration. Only one override may be exercised per year. Refer to        as specified.
pages 9-10 in the 2020-2021 High School Course Catalog.
                                                                                                     Final and Mid-Term examinations will be administered as follows:
Dropping Courses                                                                                     Classes Giving Uniform Tests
                                                                                                       • Are assigned specific days to give finals/mid-terms during Test Week.
   After consultation with the guidance counselor, who will confer with the parent, teacher            • Subjects that require an oral component will also be assigned specific dates upon which
and coordinator/director, a student who wishes to drop a course that is not required for                  to administer that part of the exam.
graduation will understand that the following policies are in place:                                   • Weighting of final exams toward the final course grade can be found in each class outline.
   • A half-year course cannot be dropped after the last day of Quarter One (Nov. 13, 2020).
   • A full-year course cannot be dropped after the last day of Quarter Two (Jan. 29, 2021).        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
   • A half-year course dropped from a student’s schedule prior to the midpoint of Quarter          four times each year. Board policy governs the weighting of grades in Honors and Advanced
      One (Oct. 9, 2020) will not appear on the student’s transcript.                                Placement (AP) classes. Juniors and seniors have an opportunity to take one non-required
   • A full-year course dropped from a student’s schedule prior to the last day of Quarter One      course on a Pass/Fail basis. Interim reports, similar to report cards, are issued four times
      (Nov. 13, 2020) will not appear on the student’s transcript.                                   a year. All progress reports and report cards are posted online to our parent portal. Paper
   • Students who desire to drop a half-year course and receive approval to do so after the         copies are only issued upon parent request. If you need assistance in setting up a parent portal
                                                                                                     account, or wish to request paper copies of grade data, please contact the Technology Office
      midpoint of first quarter will understand that the course grade will appear as a “W”           via email at mpp@manhassetschools.org.
      (withdrawn) on their transcript.                                                                  Parent-teacher conferences are initiated by either the parent or the teacher whenever the
   • Students who drop a full-year course and receive approval to do so after the last day of the   need arises. Guidance counselors are also available to assist parents. Whenever parents wish
      second quarter will understand that the course grade will appear as a “W” (withdrawn)          to see a teacher or counselor or simply visit the school, an appointment should be made in
      on their record.                                                                               advance. Parents are urged to schedule at least one conference a year with the counselor.

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      Sunday                      Monday                     Tuesday                  Wednesday                  Thursday                   Friday                   Saturday
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                                                                                                             SCA MP/SR Joint          Board Policy Committee
                                                                                                                                      Meeting 8:30 am          ACT
                                                                                                             Parent Council Meeting
                                                                                                             @ MP 9:30 am                                    HS Varsity Wrestling
                                                                                                                                      JV Wrestling           Tournament
                                                                                                                                                             9 am-5 pm
                                                                                                                                      Tournament 6 pm
                                                        SCA HS/MS Joint            HS Winter Concert                                              MIDDLE SCHOOL PLAY
                                                                                                             Board of Ed Mtg.
                                                        Parent Council Mtg.        Symphonic Choir                                          FRIDAY AND SATURDAY 7:30 PM
                                                                                                             @ District Office 8 pm
                                                        7:30 pm                    7:30 pm

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MS Play 2 pm                                                                                                                            LUNAR NEW YEAR
                                                                                                                                        SCHOOLS CLOSED
                                                                                   10th Gr. Parent Night
                                                                                   @ HS Auditorium 7 pm

                              Lunar New Year Arts       PoCoHo @ Black Box         Booster Club Mtg. @
                              Festival @ HS 7 pm        Theatre 7 pm               HS Media Center
                                                                                   7:30 pm

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                                PRESIDENTS DAY

                                                                                       WINTER RECESS
                                                                                      SCHOOLS CLOSED

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                                                        PASE @ Community                                                              Board Policy             SCA Saturday Series
                                                        Room 9:15 am                                                                  Committee Meeting
                                                                                                             HS Student Senate
                                                                                                                                      8:30 am
                                                                                                             6 pm

                                                                                   CASA Community
                              MAAC 7:30 pm                                         Presentation @ HS         Board of Ed Mtg.
                                                                                   7 pm                      @ District Office 8 pm

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                                                                                                                         Reminder: High School health
                                                                                                                         history forms due within 30 days
                                                                                                                         prior to the start of the sports
                                                                                                                         season.
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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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FEBRUARY 2021                                                                                                                                                                       APRIL 2021
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        Sunday                            Monday                    Tuesday                Wednesday                   Thursday                       Friday                    Saturday
                                                            1                        2                         3                          4     SCA Open Exec.         5                            6
                                                                                                                                                Board Mtg. 9 am
                                                                                                                                                                           SCA Saturday Series
                                                                                                                                                SCA HS/MS Joint
                                                                                                                                                Parent Council Mtg.
                                                                                                                   6th Gr. Parent Night         10 am
                                                                Guidance Mock College                              @ HS Auditorium                                     Junior Prom
                                                                Interview Program                                  Tours 6:30 pm and            Board Policy Committee Promenade 6 pm
                                                                                                                   Program 7 pm                 Meeting 11 am          Dance 8-11:30 pm
                                                                6:30 pm

                                  7                         8                        9                     10                             11                          12   SAT Exams 8 am (Not
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                                                                                                                                               End of 3rd Progress
                                                                                                                                               Report Period Grades        at MHS)
                                                                                                                                               7-12

                                                                                                                                               Board Policy Committee      SCA Saturday Series
                                                                                                                                               Meeting 8:30 am
                                      Science Research Expo                                                        Board of Ed Mtg./                                       Tower Dinner Dance
                                                                                         MP/SR Parent/Teacher
                                                                                         Evening Conferences       Budget Presentation         Molloy College Health
                                      @ HS Cafe 7-9 pm                                                                                         Fair 8:30 am-3 pm
                                                                                         (By Appointment Only)     @ District Office 7 pm
                                                                                                                                               MS Gym

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                                      HS Lacrosse/Baseball/     Committee @
                                      Softball/Crew/Track and   Community Room                           CASA Sector Meeting
                                                                                         CASA National Kick
                                      Field Begin                                                        @ Community Room                              HIGH SCHOOL SPRING PLAY 7:30 PM
                                                                10 am                    Butts Day       9-10:30 am
                                                                          SCA MUNSEY PARK/SHELTER ROCK BOOK FAIRS
                                      SCA Family Night at                                Booster Club Mtg. @
                                      Book Fair                                                                                                MS Fundraising Event
                                                                                         HS Media Center           HS Student Senate 6 pm      7:30-9:30 pm
                                      MP: 5:30-8:30 pm                                   7:30 pm
                                      SR: 4:30-8:30 pm
                                 21   HS Golf/Tennis/
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                                      Badminton Begin           PASE @ Community                                                               Board Policy Committee
                                                                Room 9:15 am                                                                   Meeting 8:30 am             FIRST SEDER
                                      MP/SR New
                                      Kindergarten Parent
                                      Orientation 7 pm @
                                      Each School                                        Pops Concert @ Gym        Board of Ed Mtg.
                                                                                         8 pm                      Informal Budget
                                      MAAC 7:30 pm                                                                 Hearing @ SR 8 pm

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FIRST DAY OF                                                                                                             Reminder: Middle/High School health
PASSOVER
                                                                                                                         history forms are due within 30 days prior
                                                                   SPRING RECESS
PALM SUNDAY
                                                                  SCHOOLS CLOSED                                         to the start of the sport season through
                                                                                                                         FAMILY ID Online Platform.
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