Principal's Message

Laptop User Agreement: Agreement Form

9-15-2020

Good Evening,

This is Mr. McCabe the principal of Spencerport High School.  I just wanted to provide a quick update for parents and guardians after the first two days of school.  Please note that I have sent an email home tonight with my complete update and also posted the update on the high school web page. In this update I have information on Open House (which is this Thursday and will be virtual) as well as updates on our daily schedule and letter day rotation, student pictures, lunches, our daily health screening process and a few other topics. Overall, from my perspective, the first few days of school have gone very well and I could not be any more proud of how our students have handled the transition back to school.  I know I speak for the entire staff when I say that it has been awesome to have the kids back in school and we cannot wait for the day when we are back full time.  Until that time we will continue to tweak and improve our processes and procedures to try and make them as effective as possible for students and staff.  As always please reach out to me directly with any questions or concerns.  I hope everyone has a great night.

 

Daily Health Screening for Students Who Will Be On Campus:

Overall this has gone very smoothly the first two days.  I do know there are a few families who are having trouble receiving the emails in the morning.  Please continue to reach out to us and we will get this fixed.  Always remember that we do have a screening process in place at the high school if you forget to complete this….so students will not be turned away!  If possible take a screen shot/picture of the confirmation you receive for each student and then send it to them which will allow us to quickly check students into school. 



 

Laptop Help: If students need any assistance with instructional technology (e.g. laptops) please call 349-5106 which is our tech help desk.  They are awesome and will do their best to take care of the issue as quickly as possible. 

 

School Pictures:  Picture "day" for our Blue, Gold, and Ranger groups is Sept. 14-Sept. 25 and will take place during students' "in-person" physical education class. Make ups can be done during this eight-day period anytime during study halls or Lunch. Other arrangements can be made if a student misses this eight-day window. 

 

For our remote students picture day will take place on Wednesday, September 23rd from 10am-4pm in the East Gym. Please have your student enter the school through the Ranger Entrance near the back bus loop. Other arrangements can be made if necessary if this day/time does not work….just let us know !

Working Permits:  If your child needs a working permit I have relinquished this duty to Mrs. Schmitt in the counseling office.  Just email her at mschmitt@spencerportschools.org .

 

Open House:  The annual Open House for parents and guardians of Spencerport High School students will be held on Thursday, September 17th, 2020, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Open House will take place virtually over Zoom. Families can follow their student’s schedule following the times outlined below. First, families will go through their student’s A-Day Schedule, followed by a B Day Schedule.

A DAY                                          

Block 1                    6:00 p.m. - 6:10 p.m. 

Block 2                    6:15 p.m. - 6:25 p.m. 

Block 3                    6:30 p.m. - 6:40p.m. 

Block 4                    6:45 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. 

B DAY 

Block 1                    7:00 p.m. - 7:10 p.m. 

Block 2                    7:15 p.m. – 7:25 p.m. 

Block 3                    7:30 p.m. - 7:40 p.m. 

Block 4                    7:45 p.m. – 7:55 p.m. 

To access a course’s Zoom link, visit that course’s Schoology page and the Zoom link will be listed at the top.  Please work with your student on how to access their Schoology pages. This will provide our parents and guardians an opportunity to experience what our students experience while learning remotely.

We look forward to “seeing” everyone.

Any questions please reach out to Dr. Calzi a dcalzi@spencerportschools.org (585)349-5211.

 

 

Daily Schedule: Below is the schedule we follow for Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  Students should be following this schedule while they are in school or at home.  Remote students are expected to be “on time” for their classes unless they have reached out previously to their teachers. 

 

DAILY SCHEDULE

Spencerport High School 20-21

 

Period

Time

Length

1

7:25-8:50

85 minutes

2

9:00-10:20

80 minutes

3

10:30-12:40

120 minutes

4

12:50-2:10

80 minutes

 

 

Lunch 1

Lunch 2

Lunch 3

Period

Time

Period

Time

Period

Time

3a (lunch)

10:30-11:05

3a (class)

10:30-11:10

3a (class)

10:30-11:10

3b (class)

11:15-11:55

3b (lunch)

11:20-11:50

3b (class)

11:20-11:55

3c (class)

11:55-12:40

3c (class)

12:00-12:40

3c (lunch)

12:05-12:40

 

4-DAY CYCLE

Spencerport High School operates on an 8-day cycle of class schedule that alternates every other week.  The first day of school is designated “A Day.”  For the first week of school, Monday will be “A Day”, Tuesday “C Day”, Thursday “B Days” and Friday “D Days.” The following week, Monday will be “C Day”, Tuesday “A Day, Thursday “D Day”, Friday “B Day”. The schedule with then repeat.  The majority of classes are held twice weekly. The exceptions are Physical Education and some Academic Intervention Services that meet for a single block.

  • Blue group: In-person on Monday/Thursday, remote Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday
  • Gold Group: In-person on Tuesday/Friday, remote Monday/Wednesday/Thursday

 

 

Schedule on Wednesdays: Wednesdays follow a four week rotating schedule. The first Wednesday will be an A-Day, the Second Wednesday will be a B-Day, the third Wednesday will be a C-Day and the fourth Wednesday will be  D-Day and then the cycle repeats.  This is a modified day for students and they are only responsible for meeting with teachers from 7:25-9:20 during classes and then they can participate in Office Hours from 9:25-9:55.

 

  • 7:25-7:50- Block 1
  • 7:55-8:20- Block 2
  • 8:25-8:50- Block 3
  • 8:55-9:20- Block 4
  • 9:25-9:55- Open Office Hours
  • 9:55-2:10- Students are able to work on their own

 

Letter Day Rotation Calendar: The letter day rotation calendar can be found on the high school web site under the tab “Rotation Calendar”

 

 

Text Books from Last Year:  Students should bring with them any textbooks they have at home on the day they have that subject area class.  For example, if a student has a Global I textbook they would bring that book in on the day they now have Global II and the teacher will collect it from them.  As simple as that.  We are going to start with this as the process to collect any outstanding textbooks.  We will adjust as necessary. 

 

School Lunches

 

Lunches

 

 

We have two locations in the district where meals can be picked up for students learning remotely.  Those two locations are Munn and Cosgrove, and they are open for meal pickup from 10 am until noon.  Both locations are a drive-up pickup service so you will not have to get out of your cars.  Students will get a breakfast and a lunch.  Munn's pickup area is located on the side of Munn and Cosgrove is in the Front loop.

 

Conclusion:  Well… the first two days of the 20-21 school year are in the books.  Different to be sure but it was great to be able to have kids back in the building working with our teachers and staff.  One more step closer to normalcy J. I greatly appreciate everyone’s patience and flexibility as we navigate all of our new processes and procedures.  I really feel confident by the end of next week we will have everything locked down and kids will be in a good routine (whether they are hybrid or remote).  As always any questions at all please just reach out to me.  Sean

 

9-10-2020

 

Good Evening,

 

This is Mr. McCabe the principal of Spencerport High School. We are so excited to start welcoming our students back to the high school next Monday whether it be through the hybrid model or remote learning model.  So just a few quick updates/reminders.  I have sent home a fairly extensive update via email tonight which has very important info for all of our students related to the first week of school.  The two biggest points I want to hit in this message right now are the importance of completing the daily health screen and the importance of students checking their school email as well as Schoology accounts each day.  When students log into the school email accounts they will find information from their teachers on what their first day of school is going to look like for them if they are starting off at home…so on Monday this would be our gold group and fully remote group.  I will go into more detail in my email update on both of these points so please make sure to check your email or read the high school web site.    I sent this update out tonight so that if you have any questions you have tomorrow to reach out to me, one of the Assistant Principals or your child’s counselor.   As challenging as the last few months and days have been for all of us in our community it will be simply awesome to have school back up and running and kids back in the building.  We cannot wait.  Wishing you each the very best.

 

Daily Health Screening for Students Who Will Be On Campus:

 

The Spencerport Central Schools has adopted the Qualtrics Daily Health Screening.  Each morning the parents/guardian of our hybrid students will receive an email reminder to complete the Daily Health Screening on the days that their student is attending school.  The email will have a link to complete the survey.  Reminders will be emailed at 6:00 am, 7:00 am and 8:00 am.  The screening will coincide with the in-person rotation days of our Blue, Gold, Ranger and Spencerport groupings. 

If your student is approved, you will receive a green check mark.  If your student is not approved, you will receive a red X and you should report your student’s absence to the attendance office and they will help you with the next steps.    

 

Student Arrival on Campus:

 

Students may be dropped off at school by car in the front loop starting at 6:45 a.m. and enter school through the front entrance. Students using the bus will be dropped off in the bus loop and will enter the school through the blue “arches.”  At both entrances we will have staff to greet students and to check that they have completed the screening (above).  If possible please “screen shot” the green check mark for each student and send it to their phones.  Students with the screen shot can then just show it to the staff member for confirmation their screening is completed and enter the building.  If students do not have the screen shot they will be directed to a line where we will have a list of each student who has completed the screening and they will be confirmed through that manner.  Finally if a student does not have the screening completed we will have a line where students can have their temperature checked and the screening can be completed.  Point of Emphasis:  If screenings are done at home the process will be much quicker for students.  Second Point of Emphasis: Students will not be turned away from school if the screening has not been completed…so don’t worry if you forget one day…it happens to the best of us and we will get it done at school!! J

 

The first few days of this process and I sure we will have a few “hiccups” as we get use to this new process but I am certain within a week or so we will all have it “down pat” and it will just be part of our everyday routine.

Health Screening

 

 

Student Pickup: Students may be picked up by guardians/parents in the front loop starting at 2:10.  There are no after school activities currently so all students will be leaving at 2:10. Either by parent pick up, walking or bus.

 

Student Email Accounts:

Please reinforce with your child the importance of checking their school email account on a daily basis as well as Schoology.  This will be vital this year.  The following is a link that can be followed for a quick tutorial on how to access student email accounts (super easy):

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8l-TbNz3dg 

 

IF STUDENTS NEED ANY HELP LOGGING INTO SCHOOLOGY OR WITH THEIR COMPUTER PLEASE HAVE THEM CALL THE TECH HELP DESK AT 349-5106.

 

 

First Day of School:

 

On Monday 9/14 school starts for EVERY student.  Blue group students will be at the high school and Gold and Remote Students will be following their schedule on line.  Gold and Remote students should be logged in and ready to go for their first class at 7:20 a.m.!!  Gold and Remote students must check their student email accounts for information from their teachers on how to access their courses on the first day of school.  Please note (especially our 9th grade parents) staff will be throughout the hallways to help students who are in person get to their classes.  No one will be marked late for getting a little lost J.  I don’t want anyone stressed about getting lost on the first day. 

 

Below is a great example of an email I just received as a parent from Mr. Dowd who is one of the members of our awesome PE staff.  Students and parents should be receiving similar emails from each of their teachers over the coming days:

 

Welcome back everyone!  I'm sure your both excited and nervous to return to school.  Things will be a little different this year but we will find a way to still have fun and get exercise.  

 

Blue Group - I will see on your letter day (Monday - A, Tuesday - C, Thursday - B, Friday - D). We will be doing Day 1 Orientation.  Please remember to wear your mask, practice social distancing and sanitize your hands before and after you enter the gym.  We will go over class procedures, get ID pictures taken etc.  You will receive instructions at that time for what your hybrid day will look like.  We will be using schoology to post assignments when you are not here.  We will also be using zoom to have shorter face to face meetings on the Wednesday that is assigned your letter day.  I will explain more and answer all of your questions when I see you next week.  Please do not stress - we are in this together.  I look forward to seeing you then.

 

Gold Group - Your first class will not be in person. - you will start on your hybrid/at home day.  You will "sign in" to class on infinite campus, however, your participation grade will be earned by doing an activity and assignment in your schoology folder.  Each weeks hybrid assignment will be listed by date and will be due by the end of that 2 week cycle.  The first assignment is very simple. Your job is to read through the P.E. class procedures (ie. the syllabus) and participate in a discussion forum.  Your daily participation grade will be based on a submission in the discussion thread.  The following class you will be here live and in person and we will do orientation, ID photos etc. We will also be using zoom to have shorter face to face meetings on the Wednesday that is assigned your letter day.  I will explain more and answer all of your questions when I see you next week.  Please do not stress - we are in this together.  I look forward to seeing you then.

School Pictures:

This has been a hot topic over the last few days and I apologize for not getting more information to parents on this. 

 

Picture "day" is Sept. 14-Sept. 25 and will take place during students' "in-person" physical education class. Make ups can be done during this eight-day period anytime during study halls or Lunch. Other arrangements can be made if a student misses this eight-day window. 

For remote students, we are scheduling a time on a Wednesday afternoon (still waiting on LifeTouch to get back to me on the exact date) for students to take pictures. More details to come.

Fully Remote Students all grade levels 9-12(not Blue or Gold students):

In preparation for the start of the school year, we wanted to reach out and let you know that we have dedicated time for you to come in and pick up the items you would typically receive during Period Zero on the first day of school.  Please stop by the High School Main Office and see Mrs. Hill on September 11 from 1:00-3:00 to get these items. Please contact the main office at 349-5210 with any questions.

 

Fully Remote 9th Grade Students:  If you have not picked up your laptop yet you can do so at the RANGER Entrance (back of the building) tomorrow (Friday 9/11) from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm and from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. 

 

Open House: We will be holding a virtual open house next Thursday (9/17) starting at 6:00 p.m. I will be sending out more information early next week on this but essentially you will be following a modified version of your child’s schedule like you would a in person open house EXCEPT you can do it from the comfort of your own home J.  You will access your child’s classes as they would/do, through Schoology.  It will provide parents/guardians an opportunity to experience remote learning like their children.  More info to come on this…

 

Text Books from Last Year:  Students should bring with them any textbooks they have at home on the day they have that subject area class.  For example, if a student has a Global I textbook they would bring that book in on the day they now have Global II and the teacher will collect it from them.  As simple as that.  We are going to start with this as the process to collect any outstanding textbooks.  We will adjust as necessary. J

 

Attendance Office: Please email or call our Attendance Secretary Ms. Ferris in the attendance office with notes for student absences, for being late or for being dismissed for appointments.  We are going to do our best to limit the amount paper going back and forth in all aspects of running the school.  Ms. Ferris contact information is (585)349-5250 and dferris@spencerportschools.org.   

 

Conclusion:

 

Our learning community has been through a lot over the last few months and I cannot thank our parents and students enough for their flexibility and understanding as we have navigated through these uncharted waters.  Monday will be a great day for us….it won’t be perfect….but it will be an important step towards a return to normalcy for all of us.  I am proud and thankful to be able to start this journey with each of you.  I love the way Mr. Dowd ended his message to parents and students so I am going to end this message the same way, “Please do not stress - we are in this together.” 

 

Lastly (I promise), below is an “At A Glance” document that Dr. Calzi made for students and parents.  If some of your questions were not answered above hopefully they will be answered here.

 

 

 

2020 Senior High School Protocols for Students and Families

AT A GLANCE

A quick guide to some new protocols for this year

 

 

Entering the building

  • It is required that you complete the pre-screening survey each day for each one of your children. It will be sent at 6am daily. Please make sure to complete the survey by 6:30 a.m. Students who do not have the screening completed prior to arriving at school we be screened by school staff.
  • Please send students a screen shot of the Green Checkmark confirmation for quick access into school.

 

Throughout the Building:

  • Students and staff are required to wear masks are to be worn at all time with few exceptions such as mask breaks and lunch (extra masks will be provided).
  • High touch surfaces will be sanitized throughout the day.
  • Bring a water bottle to use at water bottle filling stations.
  • 10 minute passing time so staff and students have more time to use the rest room and get ready for class (both the physical and virtual setup).

 

While in Class:

  • Students are to maintain proper social distancing and wear masks while in class.
  • Mask breaks can take place at the teacher’s discretion while students are sitting six feet apart and following other guidelines.
  • Hand sanitizer and wipes will be in every classroom.
  • Only one student will be allowed out of class to the bathroom at a time.
  • Limited student movement in and out of the classroom.
  • For students participating asynchronously, the mini-lesson or teacher directed portion of the lesson will be recorded and uploaded to the class Schoology page.

 

While Learning at Home:

  • While attending class remotely, students need to mark their attendance in Infinite Campus for each class.
  • Students follow their schedule while following remotely (revised schedule on Wednesday). The expectation is that students are following their schedule in “real-time”. If there extenuating circumstances, please contact your teacher or administrator.
  • Students are expected to follow the Code of Conduct while learning remotely.

 

After School:

  • Currently, there are no after school activities and students are not permitted to stay after for any reason.

 

Other Items:

  • Wash hands and use hand sanitizer regularly. You may bring your own but there are hand sanitizer stations throughout the school.
  • If you need a mask, one will be provided by the school.

 

 

 

Grade Level Administrators and Counselors

 Grade 9: Steve Lysenko: 349-5229, slyensko@spencerportschools.org

Grade 10: Amy Sullivan: 349-5231, asullivan@spencerportschools.org

                   Jenn Placito (Interim): 349-5171, jplacito@spencerportschools.org

Grade 11: Mike Calzi: 349-5211, mcalzi@spencerportschools.org

Grade 12: Jessica Silsby: 349-5221, jsilsby@spencerportschools.org

Building Principal: Sean McCabe: 349-5202, smccabe@spencerportschools.org

School Counselors:

A-K (grades 9 & 11) Mrs. Morgan (585) 349-5212 hmorgan@spencerportschools.org

L-Z (grades 9 & 11) Mrs. Gillett (585) 349-5244 agillett@spencerportschools.org

A-K (grades 10 & 12) Mrs. Krywy (585) 349-5243 jkrywy@spencerportschools.org

L-Z (grades 10 & 12) Mrs. Paolozzi (585) 349-5246  jpaolozzi@spencerportschools.org

Academy, 15:1:1, & 12:1:1 (all grades) Mrs. DiNatale (585) 349-5242 rdinatale@spencerportschools.org






















Please note Class of 2020 the graduation ceremony videos and Senior video are at the end of this update....just scroll down :-)

 

9-2-2020

 

Good Evening,

 

This is Mr. McCabe the principal of Spencerport High School.  This will be my one phone message this week….I promise.  Just a few quick updates.  I have sent home a short update via email tonight which has very important info for our WEMOCO students and some reminders for our 9th grade students and parents/guardians regarding orientation (which is occurring tomorrow).  The other update that I wanted to provide was that student schedules are now viewable in Infinite Campus.  Interesting aside….My daughter who is a junior at the high school has already called and sent me multiple texts at work to complain about her schedule….seriously.  So I know this is exciting news for many of our students but please make note of the following; the schedules are not final; we are still making slight adjustments based on student groupings and supporting social distancing. We are also working on some final room assignments for study halls etc. so you may notice these may be missing….fear not….by the first day of school these will be done.  If you have any questions or concerns about your schedule PLEASE email your counselor.  Our counselors are now back at school full time.  PLEASE do not simply show up at school to meet with your counselor.   Meetings are by appointment only at this point.  So again any questions or concerns email your counselor and they will be happy to help you.  I hope everyone has a great rest of the evening. 

 

WEMOCO Students:  Exciting news.  WEMOCO is starting next Thursday (9/10) for our AM students and on Friday (9/11) for our PM students.  On these two days transportation will be provided to WEMOCO from your home and then back to your home after WEMOCO. Please note that normally transportation will only pick up and drop off at student homes on Wednesday’s for WEMOCO. Click Here for WeMoCo information

 

9th Grade Orientation: I have just copied the information I sent home on Monday below.  The one piece I do want to emphasize is the need for parents/guardians to complete the health screening questionnaire for each of their students attending.  This is going to be a daily requirement for attending school and this will be a great opportunity to practice this new procedure.  So please be checking your email starting at 6AM tomorrow.  If this is not completed we will be able to complete the screening in person with each student via hard copy/paper tomorrow (so we will not turn student away…don’t worry about that J).  Please also reinforce with your child the need to practice mask wearing and social distancing as well as frequent hand cleaning.  During orientation we will review this with the students as well as other information related to COVID and supporting a safe school environment for everyone.  Any reinforcement you can provide at home would be greatly appreciated. 

 

We are very excited to have our Freshman Class on campus this coming Thursday.   We want to reiterate the procedures for the day to assure that we are able to maximize our time with our students.   Please review the information carefully and do not hesitate to reach out to Jen Placito at jplacito@spencerportschools.org with any questions.

 

  1. Session times:

Reminder that students in the Blue Group will attend the 7:30-9:30 session and students in our Gold Group will attend from 10:00-12:00.  Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to allot for check in time.  Drop off logistics are further outlined below.  Please make sure students have their Laptops and power cords to trade in!

 

  1. Health Screening: (Enlarged and in bold on purpose!! J)

Parents will receive a link at 6 a.m. for the screening process that must be completed prior to students coming in to the building for their session.  This link will be sent to the first e-mail contact that is listed in Infinite Campus.  If you need to update this information, please contact the High School Registrar at 585-349-5248.  Please review the questions carefully as the link can only be completed once. Students who arrive to school without the required Qualtrics screening will be screened by our staff upon arrival. 

 

  1. Drop off & Pick Up Locations:

To further assure we are providing a positive experience adhering to Social Distancing Guidelines, we are asking that you follow the drop off and pick up logistics below.  Students will be divided in to two separate orientation groups within their session, one group being in the West Café/PAC and the other being in the East Gym/East Café.

 

Students with the last name listed below are to be dropped off in the front loop of the high school and enter through the PAC Doors after being cleared by staff.

Blue Group: Last Name A-L

Gold Group: Last Name A-Mal

 

Students with the last names listed below are to be dropped on the east lot and enter through the East Gym Hallway doors, after being screened by staff.

Blue Group: Last Name M-Z

Gold Group: Man-Z

Proctors will be on site to assist students throughout the check in process.

  1. Schoology:

All groups, parking information, and Orientation Materials are available on the Freshman Orientation Schoology Course.  All students have been added to this course, and the access code for parents is below:

QGGP-JDTV-7DJJT

This course is now open and can be accessed by students and parents.

 

  1. Remote Learner Orientation/Laptop pickup
    • All information has been placed in the Freshman Orientation Schoology Course.  Students can access this information, but please reach out to the administrative team if you have any additional questions!
    • If your remote learner would like to attend orientation, please contact Jen Placito at jplacito@spencerportschools.org by Tuesday, September 1st.
    • Laptop and material pick up (text books etc.) will be on Friday 9/11 from 1-3 at the RANGER Entrance at the back of the school.You will be able to drive right up in your cars to complete the laptop pick up and then park and come to the main office to pick up any materials from orientation and other materials that will be passed out on the first day(s) of school for our hybrid learners. Please contact the main office 349-5210 with any questions.
  2. Laptops
    • Students attending orientation will swap out their laptops during their session. Please make sure to bring your old laptop and power cord.A new laptop will not be issued until these are turned in. 

 

Grade Level Administrators and Counselors

 Grade 9: Steve Lysenko: 349-5229, slyensko@spencerportschools.org

Grade 10: Amy Sullivan: 349-5231, asullivan@spencerportschools.org

                   Jenn Placito (Interim): 349-5171, jplacito@spencerportschools.org

Grade 11: Mike Calzi: 349-5211, mcalzi@spencerportschools.org

Grade 12: Jessica Silsby: 349-5221, jsilsby@spencerportschools.org

Building Principal: Sean McCabe: 349-5202, smccabe@spencerportschools.org

School Counselors:

A-K (grades 9 & 11) Mrs. Morgan (585) 349-5212 hmorgan@spencerportschools.org

L-Z (grades 9 & 11) Mrs. Gillett (585) 349-5244 agillett@spencerportschools.org

A-K (grades 10 & 12) Mrs. Krywy (585) 349-5243 jkrywy@spencerportschools.org

L-Z (grades 10 & 12) Mrs. Paolozzi (585) 349-5246  jpaolozzi@spencerportschools.org

Academy, 15:1:1, & 12:1:1 (all grades) Mrs. DiNatale (585) 349-5242 rdinatale@spencerportschools.org




Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony

Football Stadium
8:00am Ceremony
9:30am Ceremony
11:00am Ceremony
12:30pm Ceremony
2:00pm Ceremony
3:30pm Ceremony

Ranger (Soccer) Stadium
8:00am Ceremony
9:30am Ceremony
11:00am Ceremony
12:30pm  Ceremony
2:00pm Ceremony
3:30pm Ceremony

Special Military Graduation

Finally, a special "shout out" to Becca Cubiotti who did an amazing job on this year's "Senior Video". Her video can be found at here: Senior Video


8-28-2020

Good Evening,

This is Sean McCabe, the principal of Spencerport High School.  I just wanted to let everyone know that I have sent home another parent/student update this evening so please check your email or the high school web site for the complete update.  The only points I will highlight in this message are First, the need to complete the Laptop User Agreement for each student.  A link to complete this agreement can be found on the high school web site with the entire weekly update.  Second, Seniors, there will be information on how to complete your PEP pass application on line in my full update, and finally just a reminder to our newest Rangers…the Class of 2024,  that orientation is next Thursday….and more information can be found in my update on that event. Parents and guardians of members of the Class of 2024 I will be sending out a separate message to each of you on Monday to review final details for orientation.   I hope each of you have a great weekend and as always any questions or concerns please reach out to me directly. 

Below is my weekly update.  I hope everyone had a great week and that you have a wonderful weekend.  All the best.  Sean

9th-12th Grade: Laptop User Agreement: Before the start of the school year all parents/guardians must complete the Laptop User Agreement form.  This can be accessed on the high school web site or by following the link below:

https://spencerport.revtrak.net/Laptop-User-Agreement-Protection-Plan/#/list 

It only takes a few minutes to complete and you can also choose to purchase the laptop insurance for the year for $30.00 when completing the form.  With everything else going on in our world today I realize this might seem like a “small thing” but by completing this it will help us to kick off the 20-21 school year just a little bit more smoothly.  I had honestly forgotten to complete it for my daughter until I wrote this little piece and just was able to complete it in about one minuteJ .  Any questions at all related to this or student technology can be referred to our Tech Help Desk at 349-5106. 

12th Grade: PEP Passes:  Parental Exit Permission (PEP) passes allow our 12th grade students to leave campus when they do not have a class.  We have moved this form from paper to electronic (we are starting to enter the 21st Century lol).  This form can be found on Ms. Silsby page on the High School Web Site. Go to Assistant Principals, click on Ms. Silsby and then scroll to the bottom of her page.  You will then find information on parking passes and a link for the PEP pass.  This is a secure system and will require parents to use their login to access it (it is the same process used for our Laptop Agreement Form, Athletic Forms, etc.).  It will literally take one minute to complete.  That being said I ask students and parents/guardians to read all of the information provided carefully as our expectations for students using this privilege are explained.

Ms. Silsby's Page

9th-12th Grade Hybrid Learning Groupings:  These are available through Infinite Campus Backpack.  Any questions or concerns with these please reach out to me directly.  I was able to make great progress on requests that were made to change groups for extenuating circumstances and will be in touch on Monday 8/31 with a status update for everyone that made a request.  I truly appreciate everyone’s patience with this and please know we are working hard to be as flexible as possible. 

9th Grade: Orientation on Thursday 9/3: A letter was sent home this week with all of the specific details for this event.  We are really looking forward to getting to meet many of our newest Rangers.  On Monday 8/31 I will be sending a message home to 9th grade families only.  In this message I will review the process for completing the health screening students need to complete prior to attending orientation (this will be emailed home and is also discussed in the “handbook” I have created).  I will also have information on the virtual orientation students can complete and the webinar I will be holding for parents at 6 pm on 9/3.   Please note I will also be sharing next Monday the plan for students to swap out their laptops for a new one if they are not attending orientation.  Fear not…we have a plan for this that we are just finalizing.  Any questions can be directed to me.

9th-12th Grade: Schedule for 20-21: The district has sent home via email and posted on our website a plethora of information regarding the start of the school year related to the impact of the Corona Virus.  The link below will take you to a great deal of information that may be able to answer any questions that you have: https://www.spencerportschools.org/district/road_map_to_reopen_spencerport_c_s_d

This is literally updated daily as we learn more information from the state and continue our planning process.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions that you might have after reading through this….either I or one of the awesome Assistant Principals I work with will get back in touch with you.  Our goal will continue to be to have student schedules available via Infinite Campus on Thursday 9/3. 

Re-opening “Handbook”:

 

I have attached to the message I sent home today the start of a “handbook” to be used as a resource for students and parents as we get ready to start the 2020-2021 school year.  I have also added this to the high school web page.  This is the very definition of a “living document.”  I will be adding to it every week, modifying information based on new learning and experiences, etc.  I will work on getting it more organized by categories as well.  As of today it is just a collection of frequently asked questions that you will have to read through to get to you answers….but again I will work on this over the coming weeks.  I appreciate everyone’s patience with this. 

 

I look forward to working with each of you during the 20-21 school year.  We are working hard and will be ready to welcome students back on 9/14 (whether they have chosen remote or hybrid learning)!  .  Again any issues or questions please just reach out to me directly and we will work through them together.  All the best.  Sean

 

Grade Level Administrators and Counselors

 Grade 9: Steve Lysenko: 349-5229, slyensko@spencerportschools.org

Grade 10: Amy Sullivan: 349-5231, asullivan@spencerportschools.org

                 Jenn Placito (Interim): 349-5171, jplacito@spencerportschools.org

Grade 11: Mike Calzi: 349-5211, mcalzi@spencerportschools.org

Grade 12: Jessica Silsby: 349-5221, jsilsby@spencerportschools.org

Building Principal: Sean McCabe: 349-5202, smccabe@spencerportschools.org

School Counselors:

A-K (grades 9 & 11) Mrs. Morgan (585) 349-5212 hmorgan@spencerportschools.org

L-Z (grades 9 & 11) Mrs. Gillett (585) 349-5244 agillett@spencerportschools.org

A-K (grades 10 & 12) Mrs. Krywy (585) 349-5243 jkrywy@spencerportschools.org

L-Z (grades 10 & 12) Mrs. Paolozzi (585) 349-5246  jpaolozzi@spencerportschools.org

Academy, 15:1:1, & 12:1:1 (all grades) Mrs. DiNatale (585) 349-5242 rdinatale@spencerportschools.org





 

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