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David J. Doyle
Jr. Sr. High School
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Dear Parents and Community Members:
We are currently revising various practices in the high school to ensure that we have programs and policies in place to help students succeed. Two updates include:
- School attendance is vitally important for many reasons, and we want to remain active partners with students and parents to ensure students meet or exceed the NYS Learning Standards. The Kendall Board of Education policies and the Kendall School District Code of Conduct consider the following as excused absences: personal illness, illness or death in the family, religious observance, required court appearances, approved college visits, approved cooperative work programs, military obligations or other such reasons as may be approved by the Board of Education or administration. The following are unexcused absences: a reason that does not fall in the above categories, such as a family vacation, hunting, babysitting, obtaining a learner's permit, taking a road test or oversleeping, to name a few.
- Students Going on Vacation During the School Year: Vacations (illegal absences) are particularly challenging for both students and teachers. It can be difficult to predict the progress classes will make over a week of absences, and it is difficult for students to complete homework/independent practice for concepts and topics that were taught in their absence. Some teachers assign work prior to a vacation, while others provide work after a student returns from a vacation. It is important that vacationing students check with each of their teachers prior to leaving so that they clearly understand what is expected of them. If a student is assigned work prior to a vacation, it is due upon the student's return to school to earn full credit. Likewise, if a student is provided work after returning from a vacation, they will have one school day to complete the work for each day that they missed up to five total days (for example, if a student misses two days of school, he will have two school days to complete the work and turn it in to his teachers for full credit).
If you have any questions please contact me at 659-2706 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- This is a great time to review the new Kendall Central Schools Eligibility Guidelines with your child so he or she remains eligible. Please discuss these expectations with your child. It is our goal to help your child stay eligible and ultimately raise his or her grades. Please remember that the Kendall Junior /Senior High School revised its school day this year from 7:45 a.m.-2:35 p.m. to 7:50 a.m.–3:15 p.m. Students passing all of their courses are rewarded by having the opportunity to leave early each day at 2:35 p.m. All others are required to stay per Board of Education-approved Code of Conduct until they are passing their courses.
- Assigned Days:
Math – Monday
Meetings – Tuesday
English – Wednesday
Social Studies – Thursday
Science – Friday
Other content areas – teacher's schedule
Students will be re-evaluated every five weeks
Slips need to be completed for credit and returned to the Main Office
Students can earn their way off the list by earning 85 percent and receiving teacher consent
8th period is quiet and focused – no casual visiting
All students can stay for help, not just students who are failing
Kendall Junior/Senior High School Principal