David J. Doyle Kendall Jr/Sr High School Administration
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16887 Roosevelt Hwy ~ Kendall, NY 14476 ~ (585) 659-2706



Jr/Sr High Principal
Mrs. D'Agostino
email
Jr/Sr High Assistant Principal
Mr. Watson
email


KENDALL CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
1932 Kendall Road
Kendall, New York 14476


Superintendent
(585) 659-2741
(585) 659-8903 FAX


Principal
David J. Doyle
Jr. Sr. High School

(585) 659-2706
(585) 659-8988 FAX


Assistant Principal
Athletic Director

(585) 659-2706
(585) 659-8988 FAX


Principal
Elementary School

(585) 659-8317
(585) 659-8940 FAX


Coordinator Special Education
(585) 659-8906
(585) 659-8904 FAX
September 2014

Dear Students, Parents, and Community Members:

Welcome back! The beginning of another school year brings anticipation for new classes and fun experiences with extra-curricular activities. The months of July and August have been very busy in the building. We have incorporated new courses and services for our kids and the buildings and grounds folks have worked diligently to prepare the building for our students. Many teachers have worked collaboratively to write and update various curriculums so our students are provided with meaningful and rigorous courses that are aligned to the new Common Core Standards.

There are some students in the junior/senior high school who struggle with meeting state standards for a myriad of reasons. Some students struggle with attendance, while other students do not complete their assigned work. In an effort to help all students be successful, we have instituted 8th period this year. 8th period will provide us with a scheduled and mandatory time to help students complete the necessary work so they can pass their courses and state exams.

A summary of 8th period is as follows:
  • Student day: 7:50 3:15 (8th period: 2:35 to 3:15)
  • Students failing one or more classes will be required to attend 8th period
  • Students passing all of their courses will be released at 2:35; however any student can stay after school to receive help
  • BOCES bus will still leave at 7:35
Assigned days for remediation are as follows:
  • Math Monday
  • Meetings Tuesday
  • English Wednesday
  • SS Thursday
  • Science Friday
  • Other content areas teachers will publish their expectations
Logistics:
  • Students will be re-evaluated every five weeks
  • Students may be removed from the list if they earn a grade of 85 or higher (NYS mastery level)
  • Students are responsible to submit completed paperwork to the office
This year will be the third year of the implementation of the New Common Core Standards for Math and ELA in New York State. There are six major shifts in both disciplines. The math shifts include focus, coherence, fluency, deepening understanding, application, and dual intensity. The ELA shifts focus on informational and literary texts, knowledge in the disciplines, staircase of complexity, text-based answers, writing from sources, and academic vocabulary. We continue to be committed to providing the necessary instruction so students can meet New York State standards.

The District is continuing to infuse PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports). The high school Code of Conduct committee decided that students will be able to use their cellphones for educational purposes. Students cannot use their electronic devises for texts or phone calls. Additional information was shared with students on the first day of school. If you have any questions please contact an administrator. The committee will also continue to focus on student attendance.

Our students are already excited about Homecoming, which is scheduled for September 26th and the 27th. This is traditionally a weekend when our students and community members come together to enjoy many events, including a pep rally, soccer camp, carnival, community soccer game, parade, JV and varsity athletic events, and a Homecoming dance. We encourage all students, parents, and community members to join us for the carnival Friday, September 26th. The classes will provide food and games for all ages. The parade begins at 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning. Don't miss your opportunity to see the class floats and costumes. Our athletic events follow the parade. Please join us for this weekend full of festivities.

Parents of children in grades 7 12 can access their children's grades through the use of the Parent Portal. Detailed instructions for how to access the Parent Portal are available on the school's website.

If you have any concerns or questions please contact me at 659-2706. I look forward to greeting our students on September 2, 2014 for the first day of school. This promises to be a rewarding and productive year.


Sincerely,
Carol D'Agostino
Kendall Junior/Senior High School Principal


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