DISTRICT NEWS & NOTES
Capital Project Update: Our capital project is nearing completion with window replacement in the Middle School, heating and ventilation work at both elementary schools and a Health Department required secondary well being drilled at Saranac Elementary. Also, Clinton County Highway Department is constructing a pathway along Picketts Corners Road that will allow for safer foot and bike traffic to the schools. All work is progressing satisfactorily and, as of this writing, we are on schedule to have work in all instructional areas completed before September 2nd. Although some adjustment in our summer schedules has been necessary to allow this work to be done, the benefit of a more efficient, comfortable and safe school environment well into the future will make it all worthwhile.
Common Core State Standards (CCSS): The NYS Board of Regents adopted the New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards in January 2011. The English Language Arts and Math standards were implemented throughout NYS schools beginning in the 2012-2013 school year. The standards have been adopted by 45 States and are designed to reflect the knowledge and skills our students need for success in college and careers. To inform and assist parents, teachers and administrators with the implementation of the CCSS, the NYS Education Department encourages individuals to utilize the following website: www.engageny.org. Once on the site, please click on one of the following six (6) tabs: Common Core Curriculum and Assessments; Teacher/Leader Effectiveness; Data Driven Instruction; Video Library; Professional Development and Network teams; and Parent & Family Resources. Refer to Frequently Asked Questions.