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EARLY DISMISSAL - NOVEMBER 13TH

On Friday, November 13th, the district will be releasing students early. The Elementary School will dismiss at 11:30 AM and the HS/MS will dismiss at 11:45 AM. There will be no virtual learning in the afternoon on this day as staff will be engaging in professional responsibilities. Lunches will still be available to all students, however some of our students will be provided a grab and go lunch.

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2ND SEMESTER HYBRID/VIRTUAL LEARNING MODELS

Information will be provided regarding families wishing to change their student's learning model for the second semester. Second semester will begin on February 1st. A survey will be sent home to all families on November 24th. Only those families wishing to change their child’s instructional model for the second half of the school year need to complete this form. The survey will need to be completed by December 4th. Based on the results of that survey, the district may need to make further adjustments to the schedules at each building to accommodate safety requirements, transportation, and instruction.

VIRTUAL SNOW DAYS

The school district plans on participating in the NYSED pilot program this year, transitioning to remote instruction during “snow days.” Each school will have a set schedule for students to follow on days when the buildings are closed due to inclimate weather. Please review the virtual/snow day schedule:


Period 1: 8:30-9:00

Period 2: 9:10-9:40

Period 3: 9:50-10:20

Period 4: 10:30-11:00

Period 5: 12:00-12:30

Period 6(Lunch): 12:40-1:10

Period 7: 1:20-1:50

Period 8: 2:00-2:30

 

 

HOW VIRTUAL SNOW DAYS WILL WORK IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL

Students will be asked to log into 1st period. Teachers will take attendance, review the entire schedule and remind students where their assignments will be posted.

 

Students will have the option to complete their coursework during the class period they are scheduled to attend or may elect to complete their assignments at an alternative time during the day.

 

 

 

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ADVANTAGES OF VIRTUAL SNOW DAYS

Depending on current weather conditions and predictions, Dr. Stratton may have the ability to announce a snow day earlier. Potentially, this may assist families with developing contingency plans for things, such as child care, etc.

As you may know, the state requires students to attend 180 days of school each year. Typically, school districts reserve a few days in their calendar for snow emergencies/closures. If a school district exceeds their number of snow days, schools are required to use vacation days (possibly spring break) to reach the required number of school days. The advantage of utilizing virtual snow days would reduce the possibility of using vacation days.

ACADEMIC INTERVENTION SERVICES - AIS

AIS services will be offered to students starting in November. If your child qualifies for AIS services, you will be notified and a letter explaining how these services will be delivered will be mailed home. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the middle school office.

 

 

MATH MODULE VIRTUAL INFORMATIONAL NIGHT FOR 6TH GRADE FAMILIES - NOVEMBER 17TH AT 6:45 PM

Parents, do you ever find yourself asking;

 

What is Rekenrek?

What are Sprints, Number Bonds, Happy Counting, and Tape Diagrams?????

 

Does this sound familiar? Please join Susan Hernandez, our K-8 Math Coach for this special event. Mrs. Hernandez will examine what math modules are and how they’re designed to help students achieve a deeper understanding of numbers.

 

Here is the link to the google meet meet.google.com/jks-uwgx-crj or you can Join by phone

?(US) +1 269-718-3107? PIN: ?707 940 482?#

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COMMUNITY FORUM - NOVEMBER 19TH 6:00PM

The district will be hosting our next community forum on November 19th. You can find the link on the district website under COVID-19 & Reopening Updates.

 

 

CLASSROOM CELEBRATIONS!

Corinth Cafe Catering is offering our services for classroom celebrations. We take care of everything from delivery to allergy safety while following our COVID Food Safety plan.

 

If your student has a birthday coming up, the classroom can celebrate with a special pizza party. Each student receives a slice of pizza, veggie sticks w/ dip, fruit and milk all enclosed in a pizza box. School meals are free this school year so all you would need to pay for is the cupcake, cookie or ice cream treat for the class!

 

In addition, we will celebrate upcoming Holidays by offering special treats. Stay tuned for our Christmas treat menu to be shared in the next newsletter.


Please contact the Food Service office at (518) 654-9005 extension 3114 or email tevendalel@corinthcsd.org for any questions or to place an order.

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IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

  • November 11th: Veterans Day - No School

  • November 13th: End of 1st marking period, Early dismissal 11:45 AM

  • November 23rd and November 24th are full days for grades 6-8. We are aware of the error in the district calendar that shows half days for grades K-8 on these dates. Grades K-5 will have half days, grades 6-8 will be full days.

  • November 25th-27th: Thanksgiving Recess - No School

Nov 09, 2020