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

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

1932 Kendall Road
Kendall, New York 14476

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

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

Elementary School

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

Coordinator Special Education
(585) 659-8906
(585) 659-8904 FAX
September 2015

Dear Parents, Students, and Community Members,

Welcome back! The beginning of another school year brings anticipation for new classes and enjoyable experiences with extra-curricular activities. We are especially excited about our newly renovated building. The bright classrooms and common areas are awesome! The buildings and grounds staff worked diligently to ensure our school was ready for students and staff. Open House was a resounding success! Community members, alumni, grandparents, parents, and students were here to celebrate the transformation of the building. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedules to come and enjoy the building. Thank you for supporting the Sports Boosters chicken barbeque. The proceeds from the event will be used to improve the programs we provide our athletes. Thank you to the PTSA for making hundreds of root beer floats. It made the night even sweeter! It is our plan to host another Community Open House next year to highlight the accomplishments of the building's phase-two projects. Our science wing, main entrance, and office areas are scheduled to be renovated. We hope to see you next year, too!

Infusing technology into the building will be one of my main goals for the coming year. Please consider following my Twitter page. You can either access my posts and pictures @KendallJrSrHigh or you can go directly to the District website and click-on my account. It is my intention to celebrate students' accomplishments by sending out tweets about sporting events, the arts, extra-curricular activities, etc.

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 instituted 8th period last year. 8th period provides 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:

  • If a student fails a course during the year, he/she will be placed on the ineligibility list following each five weeks.
  • 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·
8th Period
  • 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 has the option to stay after school to receive help.
Our students are already excited about Homecoming, which is scheduled for September 25th and the 26th. This is traditionally a weekend when our students and community come together to enjoy many events, including a pep rally, 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 Friday, September 26th for the parade, which will begin at 5:00, and the carnival immediately following the parade to the high school. In the past, the parade was scheduled for Saturday, but this year we have moved it to Friday. The parade and carnival are organized for the entire community, including elementary families. The 7 – 12 classes will provide food and games for all ages. There will also be a free outdoor movie for families to attend. Don't miss your opportunity to see the class floats and costumes. Please join us for this weekend full of festivities.

Parents of children in grades 7 – 12 can access their child'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 need help signing up for the Parent Portal, then please contact Katie Gentzke at 659-8929 or cgentzke@kendallschools.org.

I look forward to greeting our students on September 8, 2015 for the first day of school. This promises to be a rewarding and productive year.

If you have any questions please contact me at 659-2706 or email me at cdagostino@kendallschools.org.

Carol D'Agostino
Kendall Junior/Senior High School Principal

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