Upcoming BOE Meeting

 

 

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The Spackenkill Union Free School District Board of Education will hold a Regular Meeting on Monday, September 25 at 6 pm at Todd Middle School.  The Board anticipates taking a vote to go directly into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing matters related to the superintendent's evaluation. The Regular Meeting will follow. The Public Hearing for the Capital Project will take place at 7 pm in the Todd Middle School Dining Hall. The Elementary Administration Update is also on the agenda.

The community is welcome and always encouraged to attend.  For information about any BOE meeting presentations, please visit the BoardDocs section of this website, which is located under the Board of Education drop-down menu, or CLICK HERE FOR BOARDDOCS INFORMATION.

 

Capital Project Public Hearing on September 25

public referendum

There has been quite a buzz within the district and the community about the Capital Project. Presentations have been made by School Business Manager Michele Moloney, Facilities Director Dave Downes, and architects from Clark Patterson Lee and construction manager The Palombo Group about the needs of each school. On August 2, 2017, the architects and construction manager presented an update to the Board of Education. Please click on this link to view the presentation.

proposed projects for Capital Plan

Scope of the project includes

  • new roofs at each school
  • ADA compliance requirements
  • mechanical needs, such as HVAC/ventilation
  • upgrades to our high school track and field

The Public Hearing is set to take place on September 25 at 7 pm, Todd Middle School. We will mail out a brochure with detailed descriptions after the Board finalizes the scope on September 25. The vote is tentatively set for December 5 from 7 am to 9 pm, Richard D. Woolley Auditorium, Spackenkill High School.

Please click here for a Q&A on the project

Learn more by reading Board presentations, available by clicking here.

 

 

 

Important Notice Regarding School Calendar

changes in school calendar

At the September 11th Board of Education meeting the school calendar was changed, moving our Superintendent's Conference Day from November 7th to November 17th.

This change will allow for K – 5 parent conferences at Nassau and Hagan Elementary Schools. Nassau and Hagan will also host after school parent conferences on November 16th. This change is in response to the NYS Education Department’s interpretation of half days as not meeting attendance requirements. The June half days listed as 19th – 21 for K – 8 are dependent upon weather closings and meeting the minimum attendance requirements as prescribed by education law.

Todd Middle and Spackenkill High School will host staff development activities therefore no students will be in attendance on November 17th.

November 7th is Election Day and Spackenkill High School will serve as a voting location.

Flags Fly at Elementary Schools

Hagan flag display
Nassau flag display

September 11 is National Day of Service and Remembrance. To commemorate the 16th anniversary of 9/11, Spackenkill Cub Scout Pack 223 put up flags at Hagan and Nassau schools.

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School Calendar Date Changes

At the September 11th Board of Education meeting, the school calendar was changed, moving our Superintendent's Conference Day from November 7th to November 17th.

This change will allow for K – 5 parent conferences at Nassau and Hagan Elementary Schools. Nassau and Hagan will also host after school parent conferences on November 16th. This change is in response to the NYS Education Department’s interpretation of half days as not meeting attendance requirements. The June half days listed as 19th – 21 for K – 8 are dependent upon weather closings and meeting the minimum attendance requirements as prescribed by education law.

Todd Middle and Spackenkill High School will host staff development activities therefore no students will be in attendance on November 17th.

November 7th is Election Day and Spackenkill High School will serve as a voting location.


Dutchess County Offers Citizens Preparedness Training

The recent events of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma highlight the importance of being prepared. In September, the Dutchess County Departments of Behavioral & Community Health (DBCH) and Emergency Response recognize National Preparedness Month, an effort to strengthen citizen’s awareness and preparedness capabilities.  Citizens Preparedness Training will be held on September 19th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the DBCH Training Room, located at 230 North Road in Poughkeepsie, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Another Citizens Preparedness Training session will be held on September 26th at 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 1949 in the Town of Dover. For more information, contact Mario Gonzales at (845) 486-3534 or email mgonzales@dutchessny.gov.


Join the Spackenkill Alumni Association

Join the Spackenkill Alumni Association on its Facebook page! The organization is open to graduates and friends of Spackenkill.
Click on this link to the Alumni Association to join: https://www.facebook.com/spack-alumni/


District Adopts Non-Resident Tuition Policy

At the July 5, 2017 Board of Education meeting, the District adoped a tuition policy for non-residents.  You may access the Non-Resident Tuition Policy by clicking on this link .


Water Testing Results

New York State schools are now required to test for lead in drinking water. Please read a letter below that was emailed to elementary school families. We will continue to update the website to make this information known to our schools and families.

Please CLiCK HERE to read a letter to Spackenkill Elementary families regarding water testing for lead.

Please CLICK HERE to read a letter to Todd families regarding water testing for lead.

Please CLICK HERE to read a letter to Spackenkill High School families regarding water testing for lead.

Please CLICK HERE to read a Q&A on lead testing from New York State.


Child Abuse Hotline Telephone Number

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services  ​http://ocfs.ny.gov/main/cps/ maintains a child abuse hotline.

The Statewide Toll Free Telephone Number is 1-800-342-3720
If you are deaf or hard of hearing, call TDD/TTY at 1-800-638-5163 
or have your Video Relay System provider call 1-800-342-3720
If you believe that a child is in immediate danger,  call 911 or your local police department.

Número de Teléfono de la Línea Directa de Abuso Infantil

La Oficina Estatal de Servicios para Niños y Familias del Estado de Nueva York http://ocfs.ny.gov/main/cps/ mantiene una línea directa de abuso infantil.

El número de teléfono gratuito de Statewide es 1-800-342-3720 
Si usted es sordo o tiene problemas auditivos , llame a TDD / TTY al 1-800-638-5163 
O haga que su proveedor de Video Relay System llame al 1-800-342-3720 
Si usted cree que un niño está en peligro inmediato, llame al 911 o al departamento de policía local.


District Green Initiative

Every year, the Spackenkill District follows the ED-1 Records Retention and Disposition Schedule issued by the New York State Archives to facilitate the systematic disposal of unneeded records.This year, the district began a new initiative with Legal Shred for environmentally friendly records destruction, filling 31 bins with an average capacity of 175-200 pounds each, It is estimated that the total weight for the service was 5,500 pounds, about 2.75 tons. After shredding, the company recycles the paper for security purposes and to benefit the environment. Recycling that amount saved about 40 trees and over 7 cubic yards of landfill. The district will continue to find ways to lessen the ecological impact of school operations. 


Strategic Plan 2015-2020

CLICK HERE TO READ THE BOARD-APPROVED SUFSD STRATEGIC PLAN FOR 2015-2020


School Breakfast Program Open to All

We encourage your child(ren) to take advantage of our breakfast program, which can be enjoyed upon arrival at school. If you should have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact Food and Nutrition Services @ 463-7836 or email lisa.french@sufsdny.org


 

Parents' Bill of Rights

The purpose of the Parents’ Bill of Rights is to inform parents of the legal requirements regarding privacy, security and use of student data . CLICK HERE TO READ THE PARENTS' BILL OF RIGHTS.


Dutchess County HELPLINE

The Dutchess County Department of Mental Hygiene has expanded its 24-hour HELPLINE service to include texting.   Dutchess TEXTS is designed as an alternate way to access mental health assistance since many people, particularly young adults and teenagers, often prefer to text rather than talk on the phone.    Young people can access support services by texting “DMH” to 741 741 READ MORE ABOUT THE DUTCHESS COUNTY HELPLINE..


 

Upcoming BOE Meeting

 

 

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The Spackenkill Union Free School District Board of Education will hold a Regular Meeting on Monday, September 25 at 6 pm at Todd Middle School.  The Board anticipates taking a vote to go directly into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing matters related to the superintendent's evaluation. The Regular Meeting will follow. The Public Hearing for the Capital Project will take place at 7 pm in the Todd Middle School Dining Hall. The Elementary Administration Update is also on the agenda.

The community is welcome and always encouraged to attend.  For information about any BOE meeting presentations, please visit the BoardDocs section of this website, which is located under the Board of Education drop-down menu, or CLICK HERE FOR BOARDDOCS INFORMATION.

 

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