Principal's Message

Good evening,

We enjoyed a great week this week as we welcomed our in person learners four days per week. It has been nice to have more students back in the building as we continue to move towards normalcy and takes us one step closer to five days of in-person learning across the district beginning on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. If your child is currently in the full remote model and you are interested in having them return to in person instruction, please contact me directly.

Here are a number of updates for next week and beyond.

Weekly Day Rotation:

5/10 – D

5/11 – E2

5/12 – D Remote

5/13 - A

5/14 – B

 

8th Grade Moving-Up Day: Save the date! 8th grade moving up day will be held by team on Monday, June 21 (Omega) and Tuesday, June 22 (Beta) at 1:30pm at the High School Football Stadium. In case of inclement weather, a virtual ceremony will be held for our 8th grade students and families will receive instruction on how to access this event and attend remotely. We are still working on the logistics of this event and more information will be shared soon.

NWEA MAP assessments: Attached to this email you will find a letter that explains the NWEA MAP assessment that will be administered on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 and Wednesday, May 26, 2021. NYSED has asked school districts to monitor learning loss because of the pandemic and these assessments provide us insight on the academic progress of your children. Here are the details:

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 (ELA)

  • Students will log into their 1st period A day class via Zoom
  • Students should check into all of their classes for the day when they log in at 8 am.
  • The Map assessment will begin at 8:05 am.
  • Students will complete the assessment at their own pace.
  • The assessment should take roughly 1-2 hours to complete.
  • When students finish the MAP assessment, they do not have to log into any other classes for the day.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 (Math)

  • Students will log into their 1st period B day class via Zoom
  • Students should check into all of their classes for the day when they log in at 8 am.
  • The Map assessment will begin at 8:05 am.
  • Students will complete the assessment at their own pace.
  • The assessment should take roughly 1-2 hours to complete.
  • When students finish the MAP assessment, they do not have to log into any other classes for the day.

 

End of School Year (from last week): As previously shared, the last day for instruction this year at Cosgrove is on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. Teachers may administer in class final exams before the end of the school year. These exams will count towards a student’s fourth quarter grade.

Regents Exams: For 8th grade parents- as a reminder – opt in forms should be submitted by Friday, May 14, 2021 at 3:00pm. These only need to be submitted for students who are taking the Algebra and/or Earth Science exam this spring.

Erin’s Law (reminder from last week): In August 2019, New York State became the 37th state to sign Erin’s law into legislation. Erin’s law requires public schools to provide each child sexual abuse and exploitation prevention classes in grade K-8. As you know, our students have been receiving the Child Safety Matters curriculum for the past three years in grades K-5 and that the Teen Safety Matters program is an extension of this work.

Through our partnership with Bivona, we are committed to supporting the needs of our students and equipping them with skills and strategies to self-advocate.  We encourage parents to engage in dialogue with their children and to monitor any sudden change in their behavior.  The partnership that families share with the district is critical as we rely on one another to support student learning and personal growth.  Please remember that any child can speak with their school counselor at any point and that Spencerport has a Family Support Center available free of charge to help students and parents navigate any situation.  

Below is our plan for presenting this information to students:

6th grade: Presenters from the Bivona Child Advocacy Center will present during literacy classes in late May/early June.

7th grade: Mrs. Robinson and Ms. Cerretto have begun to present during student’s regularly scheduled health class.

8th grade: On Wednesdays (virtually) in late April/May during the 2.5 hour instructional block in the morning. These began this week.

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to me, Mrs. D’Alonzo, or Dr. Russell with any questions about any of the information shared in this email. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Take care,

Jim

Grade level contact information:

Administrator

Counselor

6th – Jim Centola

349-5302

jcentola@spencerportschools.org

Jackquelyn Woodard

349-5343

jwoodard@spencerportschools.org

7th – David Russell

349-5311

drussell@spencerportschools.org

Julianne Henninger

349-5342

jhenninger@spencerportschools.org

8th Tracey D’Alonzo

349-5321

tdalonzo@spencerportschools.org

Erin Bell

349-5345

ebell@spencerportschools.org

Social Worker

Traci Powlowski

349-5361

tpowlowski@spencerportschools.org

You are always welcome to contact me, or your grade level counselor or administrator with any questions or concerns.

 

Important Contact Info

Jim Centola

Principal Jim Centola

jcentola@spencerportschools.org
Main Office:  585-349-5300


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