Here is information that parents may find useful.
Below are a series of links designed to help parents with a variety of topics. Check them out:
Parents' Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security (2014)
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).
Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America. Anyone can be a victim of identity theft, even children.
A 2011 study on child identity theft found one victim who was just five months old. The study also found children were 51 times more likely than adults to become victims of identity theft.
This flyer from the New York State Department of Consumer Protections offers some tips for parents about how this growing problem. [MORE - PDF]
With new standards and tougher tests, state adjusts AIS requirements
October 29, 2013
In light of the major changes taking place in classrooms across the state – including new learning standards and tougher state assessments – state leaders have lowered the threshold that determines when a district must provide formal academic support programming to a student. Read more here (PDF).
Odyssey of the Mind
If your child is very creative, likes to do projects with his or her hands and really enjoys new adventures, joining one of the Odyssey of the Mind teams now forming at Scotia-Glenville may be just the ticket!
Here's the Odyssey of the Mind website - https://sites.google.com/site/sgootm/ - with the most recent updates, required forms and information about this year's problems.
Scotia-Glenville's Non-Resident Tuition Rates
Common Core Learning Standards
▪ This link from the Nassau BOCES has a wealth of information about the Common Core Learning Standards and what students should be able to do by particular grades - http://www.nassauboces.org/Page/1940
▪ Here is the Parent and Family Toolkit for Common Core Implementation website about the Common Core Learning Standards - http://engageny.org/parent-and-family-resources
Online college courses offered at many New York colleges
New York has more than 372 post-secondary institutions, of which 64 offer online programs. Of these accredited online colleges, 16 are public four-year colleges or universities, 15 are public community or technical colleges and 33 are private colleges, universities, or career and vocational schools.
This website shows the accredited online college courses that may be a help for some students: http://www.AccreditedOnlineColleges.Org/New-York/
College Scholarships, Colleges, and Online Degrees
Here's information for parents and students as they begin their search for college scholarships.
Find links to more than 50 free, online scholarship search sites listing thousands of scholarships and financial aid awards worth billions of dollars. Just visit the sites which seem most appropriate for you and find the scholarships for which you are a good match.
Most of the online scholarship search sites include scholarships
that can be used by students enrolled in traditional college
programs or by students earning online degrees. See more at:
Free 5-hour driving class being offered at Martin, Harding and Mazzotti
Martin, Harding & Mazzotti is offering free 5 Hour Classes at their offices on Troy-Schenectady Road in Niskayuna.
The classes are being offered throughout the year to high school students. If you are a high school student and wish to register for a class, follow this link to enroll: http://www.1800law1010.com/five_hour_course_registration/index.php
S-G’s 111-page APPR plan approved by state
January 9, 2013
Scotia-Glenville’s Annual Professional Performance Review Plan (APPR) for teachers and principals was accepted by the state Education Department in a Jan. 9 letter from Commissioner of Education John King. [MORE]
Here is the plan (PDF)
Capital District Child Care Coordinating Council
The Capital District Child Care Coordinating Council is a non-profit organization serving parents in Albany, Fulton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Schenectady counties. The council is a resource and referral agency, providing services for parents seeking New York State licensed child care. The council's website is: http://www.cdcccc.org/
Capital District Center for Independence
Capital District Center for Independence is a private not-for-profit (501(c)(3), community-based Independent Living Center (ILC), located in Albany, NY which provides non-residential services to over 1,250 people with disabilities annually living in the Greater Capital District of New York State.
The Center for Independence promotes independent living for people with disabilities through a wide variety of services, information, education outreach and trainings to people with disabilities. Services provided by the Center include advocacy and self-help instruction, which includes a peer-based approach to managing one’s affairs, the development of self-determination, decision-making skills, self-advocacy skills, assistance in day-to-day community participation, and other social roles to maintain or regain their independence in the community. The center's website is: http://www.CDCIweb.com/index.html
September 12, 2011
The Board of Education has adopted the district's Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) plan. The new evaluation program begins in the 2011-12 school year for teachers of English Language Arts and mathematics in grades 4-8 and their principals and for all teachers and principals in the 2012-13 school year. [MORE]
Response to Intervention (RTI)
Response to Intervention (RTI) is a process used in schools to provide well-designed instruction, closely monitor all students' progress and provide additional instructional supports to students who are not meeting grade level expectations. Read more here (PDF).
Written Report to the Board of Education about RTI (October 22, 2012)
Slide presentation to the Board of Education about RTI (October 22, 2012)
A Parent's Guide to Special Education
Download the Special Education in New York State for Children Ages 3-21 A Parent's Guide in PDF (updated May 2002)
New York State testing programs
This site details the state's testing program: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/assessment/testingprogram.html
Check out this website -
http://www.varsitytutors.com/practice-tests - which offers
free tests in AP, SAT, ACT and other tests students take every
February 6, 2012
Here is a PDF brochure from the state about the revamped testing program [MORE]
Here's an overview of the Grades 3-8 program in PDF
Download the Parent's Guide to Grades 3-8 testing and information from the state Education Department about the testing program, both in PDF
SAT/ACT testing preparation
This site features on-line practice tests at no charge for the SAT: http://www.proprofs.com/sat/
and ACT: http://www.actstudent.org/sampletest/index.html.
Here is another site offering test prep questions for the ACT - http://www.exam2jobs.com/act-test.html
Drug abuse information
Here is an on-line newsletter about drug use and abuse by teens.
Flu season information
Here is information from The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools. Here is a pdf document about the flu.
The NY State Regents recommends reading 25 books a year and writing 1,000 words a month. Here are some suggestions from the Scotia-Glenville library media specialists.
This information is about disability awareness: http://nichcy.org/families-community/awareness
Help with various elementary, intermediate and high school exams
The StudyZone.org website through the Oswego City Schools in collaboration with the state Department of Education may help parents better understand state tests.
Help with math
US Department of Education websites
The US Department of Education has several links to parent websites at http://www.ed.gov/parents/landing.jhtml?src=pn
Check out these US Department of Education publications for parents for helping your child learn to read, do homework and succeed in host of other areas at http://www.ed.gov/parents/academic/help/tools-for-success/index.html.