A Note from the School Nurse
Parent/Guardians: Please call 863-8412 ext 24 and leave a message if your child is going to be tardy or absent. If we do not receive a call we will call to ensure the child is safe and indeed at home. It would really help us if you could please just call and leave a message. All absences require a note within 48 hours of returning to school.
Thank you Mrs. Sniezyk School Nurse
The ECS Service Club is ready to get work! The sixth graders, who were all members of the club during the last school year, met last week to brainstorm for the new school year - and they have some awesome ideas that they're excited to work on! Beginning on September 21st, they resumed the recycling program at the school. Each Wednesday morning, two club members collect all of the recyclable paper from each classroom. On that same day, the sixth grade members spoke to the fifth grade class about the goals and ideas of the Service Club, and invited them to join. The ECS Service Club will have it's first full meeting of 5th and 6th graders on September 28th. The club is open to any students in those grades who would like to participate, and they meet during lunch and recess on alternating Wednesdays. Please send any questions or ideas to the club's advisor, Mrs. Paster, at email@example.com.
MANDATORY LEAD TESTING OF WATER
Edinburg Common School water samples were collected September 20, 2016 to be tested for Lead as per new state regulations. The results will be posted on the website in two to three weeks.
2016-2017 School Supply Lists
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IS SEPTEMBER 7, 2016. WE CAN NOT WAIT TO SEE ALL OF YOU, THE BUILDING IS JUST NOT THE SAME WITHOUT THE CHILDREN AND STAFF :)
We are hopping, we are skipping, we are doing cartwheels without the children it is just not a school. Doors open at 7:45 on September 7 for our first full day of school. A sneak peak at classrooms will be held from 2:30-3:00 on September 6. Feel free to bring in your child's supply and come see the classroom and meet the teacher!
*Kindergarten Supplies needed are: a backpack, extra change of clothes, an oversized t-shirt or button up shirt for art class, Two Gallon Sized bags with your child's name on it for storing the Art smock and the Extra Clothes and (4) Eight count boxes of crayons. (They break easily.)
You can expect a mailing from the school with a letter from the teacher, Anne Jones and another letter with bus information in the coming weeks.
If you reside in the Edinburg Common School District and you have a child entering PK-6 Grade please register your child for school immediately if you have not already done so. Deadline for PK and K packets is August 15th.
You can stop by the school between 9 and 4 Mon-Thurs to pick up a registration packet or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-863-8412 ext 20 for a registration packet to be faxed or mailed to you. We are looking to finalize our class lists and staff placements soon so please do not delay, register today :)
Kindergarten and Pre-K packets have all been sent and they need to be turned in as soon as possible. Physicals and immunizations can be completed as they are updated but we need the remaining forms as soon as possible to ensure smooth registration for the start of school. Please drop them off between 9 and 4 M-F or mail them c/o Kimberly Hromada, Edinburg Common School 4 Johnson Rd. Edinburg, N.Y. 12134
If you live in the district and have a child that is three years old, you can take part in our Discovery Kids program. Just email your name, phone number, address and your child's name and date of birth to email@example.com and our Discovery Kids teacher will give you a call with further information.
BUILDING PROJECT PHASE II
The Second Phase of the Building HVAC project has officially started. Workers will be here for approximately four weeks installing units in the classrooms. This project will replace our original pneumatic heating system which has been failing us and also increase ventilation to the classrooms. We appreciate your patience during this construction time. Though we have been assured the rooms will be ready for teachers by September 1, this will give our team very little time before school starts to spruce up their rooms with all of their bulletin boards and interactive learning displays but we will do the best we can. We look forward to a successful and positive school year.
Edinburg Common School Preliminary Smart Schools Investment Plan
As part of the Smart Schools Bond Act, the Edinburg Common School was allocated a total of $84,000.00. The goal of the Act is to improve educational technology and infrastructure to improve learning and opportunity for students throughout the State. Based on guidance from NYSED on how to spend these funds, each district must submit an Investment Plan which allocates funds into several predefined categories and uses. Additionally, expenditures align with our district’s technology plan. This plan is also located on our website and is reviewed annually in conjunction with the required Technology Survey which is filled out and submitted to NYSED by July 1 of each school year.
Our technology survey has been submitted and is awaiting approval by the NY Department of Education. It is posted on our website. At our July, re-organizational board meeting, Mr. Moore, Director of Technology, will discuss the technology survey, tech plan and Smart Schools investment plan proposal in our open session. Our Technology Committee will meet on a bi-weekly basis throughout the 2016-2017 school year and updates will be posted on this district website and during both faculty and open sessions at board meetings.
There were three clear needs that were identified to be addressed through the use of these funds. These were in the categories of School Connectivity, Classroom Technology, and High-Tech Security Features. Our main focus is on increasing our Broadband width, WI Fi and Cabling so that we are able to access the necessary resources for instruction, research and meeting of technology standards. In addition, with on-line testing and the need for students to be comfortable and confident, we need to continue to ensure 1 to 1 chrome books for our students and staff as well as moving forward and adding interactive panels and further Promethean Board support. Professional Development will also be key though not part of the funds allocated it will be part of our District’s 2016-2017 PD Plan.
If the funds are approved by the NY State Education Department, work would take place in the summer of 2017. This plan will be on our website throughout this process and from June 28-July 28 we welcome any feedback or questions in regards to this proposed Smart Schools Investment Plan which we hope to submit to the State Education Department in August, 2016.
Connectivity Projects for Community
Replacement of Classroom Trailers
High-Tech Security Features
The funds allocated in the School Connectivity category would cover the cost of upgrading the Wifi network throughout the district building. This would allow the use of wireless devices in every classroom. The addition of a robust Wifi network was identified as a top priority by the Tech Committee.
The focus of the Classroom Technology category is on the acquisition of learning technology equipment or facilities, including but not limited to interactive whiteboards, computer servers, desktops, laptops, tablets and Chromebooks. Currently, we have several types of desktop computers and mobile access devices in our district including iPads and laptops, and we look to implement independent student devices.
Additionally the focus of High-Tech Security Features category would cover the cost of upgrading our school building Camera Security system to meet security needs as identified by the Technology Committee.
For any questions about our Smart Schools Investment Plan, please contact Thomas Moore, Technology Coordinator at 518-863-8412 or firstname.lastname@example.org
THE MISSION OF EDINBURG COMMON SCHOOL IS TO PROVIDE A QUALITY EDUCATION AND A CARING ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL STUDENTS SO THAT THEY MAY GROW, ACHIEVE, AND MAKE A POSITIVE CONTRIBUTION TO OUR EVER CHANGING WORLD.
Edinburg Common School
Ms. Kimberly S. Hromada, Superintendent
4 Johnson Road
Edinburg, N Y 12134
Phone: (518) 863-8412
Fax: (518) 863-2564
Education + Commitment = Success
Edinburg Common School is an equal opportunity provider.
Education + Commitment = Success
Edinburg Common School- 4 Johnson Road- Edinburg, NY- 12134 * Phone: (518) 863-8412 * Fax: (518) 863-2564