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Red Ribbon Week
by Kristy Markham, Elementary Teacher
Kendall Elementary students celebrated Red Ribbon Week during the week of Oct. 27-31. Red Ribbon Week is a drug awareness week held each year in tens of thousands of schools across the nation. It is a week where schools focus on educating young people about the dangers and consequences of drugs. Red Ribbon Week was started in 1985 in memory of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena to honor his drug enforcement efforts. More information about Red Ribbon Week and DEA Agent Camarena can be found on the website:

Kendall's focus for Red Ribbon Week was making good choices. Students and staff participated in events based on the daily themes. Monday's theme was “I Can Make Good Choices.” This day kicked off our discussions about making positive choices in our lives. It also kicked off our canned food drive to benefit the Kendall Food Pantry. Other daily themes were “One School, One Goal, Bully and Drug Free,” “I'm a Jean-ius, I'm Drug Free,” and “Team Up Against Drugs.” Students enjoyed participating in the daily themes. Students and staff also signed a star that signified their promise to make good choices in their lives. These stars will be used to create a yearlong display outside the Elementary Gymnasium. Please stop and see our pledge wall when you are in the building.

Red Ribbon Week was a great success again this year. Students participated in age-appropriate discussions about healthy choices and avoiding drugs and bullying. Students and staff also donated 369 food items to the Kendall Food Pantry. Great job, Kendall Elementary!

Capital Improvement Project
Summary Report #01

November, 2013

Faculty, alumni, and family members are invited to join the Senior High Band in playing "Carol of the Bells" (our new "alumni song") at our Holiday Concert on December 18th, at 7 p.m. in the Jr/Sr High School Auditorium. For more information and music see the Jr/Sr High School Music Department page.

Walking Program Disclaimer Form and Walking Program Map (Elementary School) can be found on the following page - Forms for Parents/Community

November 20, 2014 Staff Development followed by Parent/Teacher Conferences
no school for students

On Thursday, 11/20/14 the Kendall Jr/Sr High School will be closed due to parent/teacher conferences. However, morning and afternoon WeMoCo classes are still in session and all students enrolled in WeMoCo are encouraged to attend their classes.

Although KCS will not be picking up or dropping off students at their houses on 11/20, the district will be running a bus to and from WeMoCo for all morning and afternoon WeMoCo students. Therefore students will need to be dropped off at KCS at the appropriate departure time and subsequently picked up at the appropriate arrival time.

If you have any questions about next Thursday's parent/teacher conferences or if you have any other question regarding your child's WeMoCo program, including attendance, please do not hesitate to contact Kevin Watson (585-659-2706) at your earliest convenience.

November 20th -Free Clothing Swap
During Parent Teacher conferences the PTSA and the nurse will be holding our annual clothing exchange in the elementary school cafeteria. Please bring any clean clothing of any size (infant to adult) in good condition to the elementary school office labeled for the nurse prior to November 20th. Footwear is also welcome at the clothing exchange as well as coats, boots, hats and mittens. Everyone is welcome to take anything that they can use for their family regardless of whether they donated something or not. Good reason to clean out your closets and drawers and help community members at the same time!!

Zach Adams of Kendall Central School, playing in his first varsity game
last week against Bolivar-Richburg, scored his first goal thanks to an
unforgettable act of sportsmanship by Bolivar-Richburg players.
{Olean Times Herald}

Photo courtesy
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Kendall Staff Attends Poverty Simulation

Pictured above, from left, Spanish teacher Gretchen Rosales and Principal Carol D'Agostino attend the Poverty Simulation at the United Methodist Church in Batavia. Community Action of Orleans & Genesee hosted the event, which gave participants a look at life in a low-income household and all the financial choices that need to be made in a month. For more information on the event, visit
Photo courtesy of Nathan Varland (Community Action of Orleans & Genesee)

Chores are an important part of growing up. Completing tasks at home teaches life skills and allows children to contribute to the running of the household. Chores also support your child's academic life. As a preschooler, chores give practice with sorting, matching and patterning. Elementary school age children gain a sense of responsibility and organization. They learn that contributing to the completion of household chores gives them a sense of satisfaction. High school children lead busy lives with school, homework and extracurricular activities. Continuing to be responsible for household chores develops time management skills that will benefit their adult life. {read more}

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

The Character Education Club would like to thank all the teachers, community members, and especially the students for participating this Sunday, October 26th in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk at Watt Farms. We had strong showing from our girls and boys soccer teams and the Leo Club. Thanks to everyone’s efforts, we were able to raise almost $1,000 for this worthy cause. You are the best!

2014 BOCES 2 Capital Improvements Project {open}

Dignity for All Students Act
New York State's Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act) seeks to provide the State's public elementary and secondary school students with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying on school property, a school bus and/or at a school function. To comply with the Dignity Act, at least one staff member in each school must be designated as the DAC and be thoroughly trained to handle human relations.
Elementary Building
Mrs. Sharon Smith
High School Building
Mr. Kevin Watson
More information:
Kendall Central School Code of Conduct {page 7}
Kendall Central School Board of Education Policies

Parents' Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security
As part of the Common Core Implementation Reform Act, Education Law §2-d requires that each educational agency in the State of New York must develop a Parents' Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security (Parents' Bill of Rights). See

The purpose of the Parents' Bill of Rights is to inform parents (which also include legal guardians or persons in parental relation to a student, but generally not the parents of a student who is age eighteen or over) of the legal requirements regarding privacy, security and use of student data. In addition to the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Education Law §2-d provides important new protections for student data, and new remedies for breaches of the responsibility to maintain the security and confidentiality of such data.

Additional information will be provided by the Department's Chief Privacy Officer (CPO). The office of the CPO can be reached at

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