Principal's Message

Good afternoon,

I hope this message finds you well. Thank you for all of your continued support as we continue to adjust to being back in school full time. I hope that your student has adjusted well and I would encourage you to reach out your student’s counselor if they are currently struggling. This is a transition for all of us and I know that by continuing to stick together, we will all be stronger in the long run.

Here are my updates for next week:

Day rotation:

10/25 – B day

10/26 – C day

10/27 – D day

10/28 – E1 day

10/29 – A day

Community Circles: Our next community circle day is Wednesday, October 27. Students will report to the same room as last week.  We will follow an altered schedule on this day (attached).

Red Ribbon Week: RRW is next week. Please see below for the themed days during that week. Our 7th and 8th grade students will participate in the Monroe County Youth Risk Behavior survey on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 during advisement. 6th grade students will report to advisement as normal.

Physical Education: As the weather begins to change in the coming weeks, our Physical Education classes will be moving all units indoors.  With this, our physical education staff will be safely offering units such as, tumbling, swimming, volleyball, wrestling, basketball, and many more exciting movement opportunities. Please reach out to your student’s PE teacher with any questions or concerns.

Halloween:  I encourage students to participate in our Red Ribbon dress up days next week to continue to raise awareness of RRW and the importance of living a drug free life. Please note that Halloween costumes/masks are not permitted to be worn at school.

Yearbooks: You may now pre order this year’s yearbook. To do so, please visit:  jostensyearbooks.com. If you have any questions about this year’s yearbook, please reach out to Mr. Brandon Sartin (bsartin@spencerportschools.org).

High School Scheduling Information Night for Next School Year (for 8th grade parents): On Monday, November 22 at 6:00 p.m. there will be a presentation concerning the scheduling process for the upcoming school year.  There will also be a Zoom option.   It is recommended that parents/guardians of current 8th - 11th grade students attend this presentation, and students are more than welcome to attend as well.  More information will be shared as we get closer to the event.

Digital Equity Survey: As mentioned last week, Spencerport will be distributing a Digital Equity Survey to our parents/guardians using Infinite Campus.  The Digital Equity Survey is a requirement by the New York State Education Department and it is designed to gauge the access that families have to the internet and computer devices.  The survey is nine questions long; can be accessed through the Infinite Campus parent portal; and needs to be completed for each student in grades K-12.  The survey will open on Friday, October 29, 2021 and will include questions such as:

  • Did the school district issue your student a dedicated school or district-owned device for use during the school year?
  • What is the device your student uses most often to complete learning activities away from school? (This can be a school-provided device or another device, whichever the student is most often using to complete their schoolwork.)
  • Is the primary learning device sufficient for your student to fully participate in all learning activities away from school?             
  • Is your student able to access the internet in their primary place of residence? 

COVID Protocol Reminder: This is a quick reminder of the process to follow if your student is feeling unwell. Our nurses are required to follow Monroe County Department of Public Health protocols for students who are sick. If your student has one or more of the following symptoms, please keep your student home and call their health care provider. 

·         A temperature greater than 100.0 F

·         Fever, chills

·         Shortness of breath

·         Sore throat

·         Loss of taste or smell

·         Headache

·         Loss of appetite

·         Cough

·         Nasal Congestion  

·         Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea

·         Fatigue

·         Muscle or body aches

Your student may return to school with a signed note from their health care provider explaining an alternate diagnosis or a COVID-19 negative PCR test. Please note that only PCR test results can be accepted. Test results can be faxed to the Health Office or emailed to either of our nurses.

Our school nurses are working hard to keep all of our students safe and healthy! If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Health Office at 345-5351. Liz Prokopienko and Jaclyn Barker are more than happy to address any questions or concerns you have! 

 

COVID-19 Updates and Resources (from last week): The district will no longer distribute a weekly COVID-19 update on Wednesdays, but all of the information is available using the link below.

https://www.spencerportschools.org/district/2021-22_c_o_v_i_d-19_updates_and_resources

 

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns. Grade level contact information is listed below,

Take care,

Jim

Grade level contact information:

Administrator

Counselor

6th – Jim Centola

349-5302

jcentola@spencerportschools.org

Erin Bell

349-5345

ebell@spencerportschools.org

7th Tracey D’Alonzo/ Pam Robinson

349-5321

tdalonzo@spencerportschools.org

probinson@spencerportschools.org

Jackquelyn Woodard

349-5343

jwoodard@spencerportschools.org

8th – David Russell

349-5311

drussell@spencerportschools.org

Julianne Henninger

349-5342

jhenninger@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.

 

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Important Contact Info

Jim Centola

Principal Jim Centola

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


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