These notices are
required to be made by the school district. They are printed or
posted in other locations in addition to this website.
on the links below to go to that notice immediately.
New York State Child
The New York State Child Abuse Hotline -
toll-free number is 1-800-342-3720.
If you suspect a child is being abused or
maltreated (neglected), report it by calling 1-800-342-3720, a
toll-free 24-hour hotline operated by the New York State Office of
Children and Family Services. If you believe a child is in
immediate danger, call 911 or your local police department.
Information about reporting child abuse and maltreatment (neglect)
is available online at
The Scotia-Glenville Central School District is
committed to ensuring student privacy in accordance with local,
state and federal regulations and district policies. To this end and
pursuant to U.S. Department of Education regulations, the district
is providing the following
Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security (PDF).
The Board of Education of the
Scotia-Glenville Central School District recognizes the importance
of having a learning environment that is safe and supportive for
each student and staff member. Such an environment, which has a
positive impact on a student's ability to learn and achieve at his
or her highest level, is compromised by incidents of harassment,
bullying and discrimination, including but not limited to
cyberbullying, bullying and discrimination and will foster
civility in the schools to prevent and prohibit conduct that is
inconsistent with the district's educational mission.
Here is a downloadable overview of DASA (PDF).
Here is the downloadable DASA referral/complaint form (PDF).
At least one employee at each school will be
designated as the Dignity Act Coordinator in accordance with this
The Scotia-Glenville Dignity Act Coordinators are:
Peter Bednarek and
Thomas Fyvie, High School
Anthony Peconie and
Timothy O'Connell, Middle School
Thomas Eagan and
Skala, Glendaal Elementary
Mark McCarthy and
Nichole Mitchell, Glen-Worden Elementary
Lisa Jeffreys, Lincoln Elementary
Tonya Federico, Sacandaga Elementary
Here is a presentation about DASA made to the Board of Education
Here is the parent brochure about DASA (PDF)
The Scotia-Glenville Central School District has begun the
implementation of a Storm Water Management Plan in order to protect
New York State’s lakes, rivers, and tributaries from pollutants
carried by rain, snow melt run-off, or storm water run-off.
Storm water is water from rain or melting snow that doesn't soak
into the ground but runs off into waterways. It flows from rooftops,
over paved areas and bare soil, and through sloped lawns while
picking up a variety of materials on its way.
As it flows, storm water runoff collects and transports soil, animal
waste, salt, pesticides, fertilizers, oil and grease, debris and
other potential pollutants. The quality of runoff is affected by a
variety of factors and depends on the season, local meteorology,
geography and upon activities which lie in the path of the flow.
As part of the school’s program, the school will implement
construction standards to prevent run-off, engage in public
education and outreach, identify and eliminate unnecessary sources
of storm water run-off, and review pollution prevention and good
housekeeping practices in the district.
How can you help in 5 easy steps?
Find out here.
More information can be obtained from the New York State Department
of Environmental Conservation at
The district’s Storm Water Coordinator is Don Petersen, Director of
Facilities. Mr. Petersen can be contacted at (518) 382-1294/347-3600.
Fire Inspection Reports
Notice is hereby given that the annual
inspection for 2015 of the school buildings of the
Scotia-Glenville Central School District for fire hazards which
might endanger the lives of students, teachers, employees therein,
has been completed and the report thereof is available at the
district office of the Scotia-Glenville Central School District,
900 Preddice Parkway, Scotia, NY 12302 for inspection by all
The Scotia-Glenville CSD Annual Notification of the District-wide
School Safety Plan
The Scotia-Glenville CSD has developed a District-wide School Safety
Plan and confidential Building-level School Safety Plans for each
building as required by New York State Safe Schools Against Violence
in Education (S.A.V.E.) Law. This law requires the district to
annually provide written information to all students and staff about
emergency procedures. As required, the District-wide School Safety
Plan was originally submitted to the New York State Education
Department in June 2001. Each confidential Building-level Emergency
Response Plan was originally submitted to the local police and New
York State Police in June 2001.
The District-wide School Safety Team annually reviews the
District-wide School Safety Plan. The Building-level School Safety
Teams annually review the confidential Building-level Emergency
Response Plans. All updates are approved by the Board of Education
prior to resubmitting them to the New York State Education
Department and the local police and New York State Police
The district will provide training throughout the year and will
conduct at least twelve fire drills and conduct a district-wide
drill to test sheltering plans and/or early dismissal. Tabletop
exercises are also conducted to test the building-level teams’
procedures and ability to respond to various emergency situations.
For more information concerning the District-wide School Safety
Plan, please contact the district’s Emergency Coordinator, Susan
Swartz, Superintendent of Schools, at (518) 382-1215/347-3600.
Section 504 policy and records access
The Scotia-Glenville Central School District hereby advises
students, parents, employees and the general public that it offers
employment and educational opportunities without regard to sex,
race, religion, color, national origin or handicap or disability.
Inquiries regarding this policy may be directed to the Title IX
Coordinator, Joseph Kavanaugh, director of curriculum and
instruction (382-1218/347-3600) or Section 504 Coordinator Dorothy Nolie,
district treasurer (382-1222). Also, all parents and other
authorized persons have full and complete access to their childÕs
student records under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
of 1974. Contact the administrator at the child's school.
The District Committee on Preschool Special Education is responsible
for ensuring that parents are aware of the opportunities available
for evaluation of children ages 3 to 5 who are suspected of having a
disability and for services to children with disabilities. The
committee consists of representatives from preschool special
education agencies, county administrators, parents and the district.
All recommendations for services are made to the Board of Education.
For more information, contact Pupil Personnel Services at 382-1285/347-3600.
Students with disabilities
All recommendations for placement of students with disabilities are
made to the Board of Education by the District Committee on Special
Education. Local programs and local schools are used whenever
possible to meet the child's educational needs. Members of the
Committee on Special Education include the director of Pupil
Personnel Services, a district psychologist, speech therapists,
special education teachers, parent representatives and the school
physician when requested.
For more information, call Pupil Personnel Services at 382-1285.
Parents of a child with disabilities who reside in the district and
who are interested in serving on the CPSE or the CSE should contact
the Pupil Personnel Services Office at 382-1285.
Education Law requires that all students
entering grades 2, 4, 7 and 10, as well as ALL new students
entering any grade, must have a physical examination.
The exam is considered
valid if the date of the exam is within ONE YEAR prior to the
start of the school year in which the physical exam is required.
This may be done by the family doctor or school physician
All parents of
Scotia-Glenville students are reminded of immunization
requirements for school entry. Children must be immunized against
diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, varicella (chicken pox),
measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B. A record of immunizations,
signed by the health care provider, is required for registration.
For the most recent immunization
requirements, check out the
Health Offices page.
BMI/Weight Status Category Reporting
November 22, 2013
As part of a required school health
examination, a student is weighed and his/her height is measured.
These numbers are used to figure out the student’s body mass index
or ‘BMI’. The BMI helps the doctor or nurse know if the student’s
weight is in a healthy range or is too high or too low.
Recent changes to the New York State
Education Law require that BMI and weight status group be included
as part of the student’s school health examination. A sample of
school districts will be selected to take part in a survey by the
New York State Department of Health.
If our school is selected to be part of the
survey, we will be reporting to New York State Department of
Health information about our students’ weight status groups.
Only summary information is sent. No
names and no information about individual students are sent.
However, you may choose to have your child’s information excluded
from this survey report.
Here is the form you need to opt out of this reporting procedure
The information sent to the New York State Department of Health
will help health officials develop programs that make it easier
for children to be healthier.
If you do not wish to have your child’s weight status group
information included as part of the Health Department’s survey
this year, please download and complete the form, and return this
form to your child’s school nurse.
As required by the EPA since 1989, the Scotia-Glenville Central
School District has kept Asbestos Management Plans for the district.
This notification must be given annually, stating that the Asbestos
Management Plans are on file in each Principal’s office and
collectively at the office of Donald Petersen, LEA designee. These
records are available for review during normal business hours. As
required, periodic surveillances are conducted each June and
December. The next three year re-inspection is required to be
performed by July 9, 2016. Currently, there are no projects
scheduled in the district that will disturb asbestos containing
For more information, contact Peter Zwack, LEA Designee, at
The Scotia-Glenville Central School District is taking an
aggressive, yet precautionary, approach to dealing with pesticides
in and around its schools.
The development and implementation of the district's integrated pest
management (IPM) program is the key in
achieving pesticide use reduction while
providing effective and economical pest control.
Any public or nonpublic elementary or secondary
school that decides to use a pesticide
product as a last resort in addressing a pest problem
must comply with the Pesticide
Neighbor Notification Law (section 409-h
of the Education Law) effective July 1, 2001.
This notice is to inform all parents, guardians,
and staff that pesticide products may be used periodically
throughout the school year. Any parents,
guardians and staff who wish to receive a 48-hour written advanced
notice from the schools of an actual pesticide application should
Peter Zwack at 382-1294/347-3600.
New York State Education Department -
Procedural Safeguards Notice
Rights for Parents of Children with
Disabilities, Ages 3-21
As a parent, you are a vital member of the Committee on Special
Education (CSE) or Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE)
in New York State.
The CSE/CPSE is responsible for developing recommendations for
special education programs and services for your child. You must be
given an opportunity to participate in the CSE/CPSE discussion and
decision-making process about your child’s needs for special
The following information concerns procedural safeguards that are
your legal rights under federal and state law to be informed about
and involved in the special education process and to make sure that
your child receives a free appropriate public education (FAPE).
A copy of this procedural safeguards notice must be provided to you
one time a year and:
• upon initial referral or your request for an evaluation of your
• whenever you request a copy.
• upon receipt of the first due process complaint in a school year
requesting mediation or an impartial hearing.
• the first time in a school year when the school district receives
a copy of a State complaint that you submitted to the New York State
Education Department (NYSED).
• when a decision is made to suspend or remove your child for
discipline reasons that would result in a disciplinary change in
The Procedural Safeguards Notice has been adapted from the model
form developed by the United States Department of Education (USDOE).
Information was added regarding New York State’s requirements.
copy of the Procedural Safeguards in PDF
Information and Open Meetings Laws
The Freedom of Information Law, effective
January 1, 1978, reaffirms your right to know how your government
operates. It provides rights of access to records reflective of
governmental decisions and policies that affect the lives of every
New Yorker. The law preserves the Committee on Open Government,
which was created by enactment of the original Freedom of
Information Law in 1974.
Scotia-Glenville adheres to the
Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) and
Open Meetings Law. Both laws are administered by the
New York State Committee on Open Government,
an agency that is part of the New York State Department of State.
Find out more about
Scotia-Glenville's procedures under the law.
Notification under the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy
The federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) allows
schools to disclose, without parental consent, certain "directory
information" such as a student's name, address, telephone number,
date and place of birth, participation in athletics, honors and
awards, photograph and dates of attendance, unless parents have
advised the district to the contrary.
The primary purpose of "directory information" is to allow
Scotia-Glenville to include this type of information in school
publications (Tartan Report and school newsletters) and for
publicity of student accomplishments or specific educational
programs to the electronic (television) and print (newspapers)
Examples of when the district may include directory information
include graduation programs, honor roll and other recognitions, the
annual yearbook, sports activity sheets, a theatrical playbill, a
district or school newsletter and in a story being covered by the
In practice, Scotia-Glenville has historically released only a
student's name, grade, honors, awards and photographs in
publications and to the media. Other directory information is not
A similar procedure regarding the release of information on the
school district website is in place.
Parents not wishing information about their child to be used in
either district publications or in release to the electronic or
print media should write a letter to the principal of their child's
school. The signed and dated letter should state that "directory
information" about (name of student) should not be released under
FERPA. You do not need to give a reason.
This letter must be sent annually by Dec. 31.
Web Publishing Guidelines for the Scotia-Glenville Central School
Statement of Purpose
The Scotia-Glenville Central School District (SGCSD) provides web
server access and server space to individual schools within the
district, academic departments, and teachers for maintaining web
School district sponsored web pages will serve one or more of the
• enhance teaching by providing information that supports classroom
instruction and relates to the curriculum
• inform the community of school-related information and events
• highlight instructional programs
• showcase student achievement in the classroom and in
• support extracurricular activities (sports, clubs, and student
organizations) through posting relevant information that increases
visibility and participation
Contributors to the SGCSD web pages may include administrators,
faculty, and staff who have a district e-mail account. Students may
also participate on a web site development team sponsored by a staff
member. The sponsoring staff member is responsible for ensuring that
any site produced with student collaboration adheres to the subject
and content standards described below. The sponsoring staff member
is directly responsible for posting the information to the web
All subject matter on Scotia-Glenville School District web pages and
their immediate links must relate to curriculum and instruction,
school-authorized activities, or information about SGCSD or its
mission. Staff or student work may be published only as it relates
to a class project, course, or other school related activity.
Faculty, staff, and students may not use the district web server to
host personal non-academic pages, and may not provide links to
personal non-academic pages on other servers.
The content of all pages will adhere to the Copyright Laws of the
United States (see United States Government Copyright Office,
Library of Congress website at http://www.loc.gov/copyright). Web
designers will give credit for text and graphics gleaned from other
sources using appropriate citation styles.
Text, image, movie, or sound that contains pornography, profanity,
obscenity, or language that offends or tends to degrade others will
not be permitted.
Communication regarding the content of web pages should be addressed
to the webmaster, principal, or teachers. Web designers should
provide their district e-mail links on their respective pages. Site
creators are responsible for responding to e-mail inquiries
concerning their web pages in a timely manner.
Use of Student Images, Names, and Work (Intellectual Property) in
Parents and guardians will annually receive the opportunity to
decline the online placement of their child’s likeness, name in any
form, and/or student-produced work. To decline placement, parents
and guardians should send a written request to their child’s school
principal. Web page designers will make every effort to comply with
requests from parents and guardians.
Personal information about a student is not allowed on web pages.
This information includes home telephone numbers, street, or e-mail
addresses, or information regarding the specific location of any
student at any given time.
Student e-mail addresses may not be published. Staff e-mail
addresses may only be published with the permission of the
Photographs of students may be added to web pages as related to the
Statement of Purpose, unless parents or guardians submit a written
request to a school principal. See section below on identification
of students in images, movies, and sound recordings.
Students’ photographs and their work may only be identified by first
name, or where that is not enough, first name and last initial.
Identification beyond this point is not allowed. Students enrolled
in special education programs will never be identified as a
participant in a special education program. Individuals in movies or
sound recordings may not be specifically identified in any fashion.
Student Work (Intellectual Property)
Student work may be added to web pages as indicated in the Statement
of Purpose, unless parents and guardians submit a written request to
a school principal. Student work includes any form of learning
produced by students, either at home or in school. Examples of
student work include, but are not limited to, the following: digital
photographs of art projects, literary products, media presentations,
sound recordings, and reports.
Internet User Policy
The Scotia-Glenville Central School District provides students and
staff (users) with access to the Internet as a learning tool. This
electronic communications network gives users an opportunity to
explore a diverse and unique pool of information.
Utilizing this network in a school setting allows users of all ages
to research information related to their classes, participate in
innovative educational projects, and develop personal skills needed
to communicate with others in the global community.
The students and staff utilize the Internet as an instructional tool
in grades K-12. The following list highlights examples of the
current Internet usage in our schools:
• Searching for information to support
research projects for classes
• Collecting and analyzing information
for exchanges with other classes
• Evaluating web sites for accuracy of
content and bias
• Utilizing interactive simulations
• Participating in enrichment activities
• Researching current events and
The staff guides and supports students in developing skills and
behaviors needed to properly use the Internet. In addition to staff
supervision, the school district network is equipped with software
directed at preventing students from accessing illegal, defamatory,
or potentially offensive resources.
However, the content of the Internet changes on a daily basis and,
even with these safeguards, by chance or determination a user may be
exposed to inaccurate or inappropriate information.
Students, parents/guardians, staff, and administrators must form a
partnership to promote responsible educational use of the Internet.
Federal and State laws as well as Scotia-Glenville Board of
Education policies outline the responsibility and govern the
appropriate use of the Internet and the school district network.
Scotia-Glenville staff will teach and clarify appropriate use
standards to students.
If a student violates acceptable use of the Internet by engaging in
any of the following actions, he or she will face the consequences
as outlined in the District Code of Conduct.
• Sending or receiving offensive
language or graphics
• Violating copyright laws
• Utilizing another user’s password
• Attempting to harm or destroy the
equipment or data of any user or organization
• Posting defamatory or slanderous
• Engaging in unauthorized access of
data or transfer of files
• Using Internet access for
non-educational purposesInternet access is an important privilege to
aid in the educational process and to help prepare our students for
their roles in the 21st century.
It is our intention to provide this access for all of our students
unless parents or guardians indicate that they would rather their
children not have this opportunity. In that case, please send to the
principal a short letter indicating that your child should not have
Internet access during this school year.
Please review this correspondence with your child. Thank you for
helping to effectively extend our school-community partnership into
the area of technology and the Internet.
The Scotia-Glenville Central School District
website design, text, content, organization, and arrangement of
elements are considered to be the intellectual property of the
Scotia-Glenville Central School District and may not be
reproduced, published, or otherwise used without written
The documents posted on this website contain
hypertext links, or pointers, to other World Wide Web sites or
resources that contain information created and maintained by other
public and private organizations.
The Scotia-Glenville Central School District
does not control or guarantee the availability of such sites nor
the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of any
information outside of the www.middleburghcsd.org domain.
Inclusion of links to other sites is not
intended to endorse any views expressed, or products or services
offered, or the organizations sponsoring the sites.
Users acknowledge and agree that the
Scotia-Glenville Central School District shall not be responsible
or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage caused
or alleged to be caused by or in connection with any resources or
information accessed through its website(s).
The Scotia-Glenville Central School District
does not warrant or represent that its website will be error-free,
free of viruses or other harmful components, or that defects will
be discovered and/or corrected. The Scotia-Glenville CSD does,
however, strive to keep this site as updated as possible; if you
see an error or problem, please contact the webmasters maintaining
It is the goal of the Scotia-Glenville Central School District
that the information on this website be accessible to individuals
with visual, hearing or cognitive disabilities.
Good faith efforts have been made to ensure
that our site complies with New York State standards on website
accessibility (New York State OFT
Policy, P04-002, Accessibility of State Agency Web-based Intranet
and Internet Information and Applications).
The majority of pages in our site are
available in a format that can be deciphered by screen readers.
Some documents are in Adobe PDF format. To convert these documents
to a more accessible format, please visit Adobe’s online PDF
conversion web page.
If you are unable to access any page(s) in
our site, please email the webmasters maintaining these pages with
detailed information on the location of the page or document you
were attempting to access. Be sure to include your name, email
address and telephone number so that we may contact you to provide
the information in another format.
Some pages on the Scotia-Glenville Central
School District website contain links to third party sites, which
are not within our control and may not comply with accessibility
standards. The Scotia-Glenville CSD is not responsible for the
content, facts, opinions or accessibility of third party sites.