Language finals are NOT Regents exams

COMMENT: Why is Scotia-Glenville High School telling students that they are taking a Regents Exam in foreign languages??!!  For those who do not know, Regents Exams in languages were eliminated a long time ago.  This district never ceases to amaze me! Deceiving, lying, whatever you want to call it, there are no official Regents exams …

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Spring Fling at the MS

COMMENT: I know that recently,  the kids at the middle school voted on whether they wanted a spring fling or a winter dance. which event was chosen, and when will the event be held? RESPONSE: I can refer to a response from a few weeks ago: There is no spring dance, those formal dances were …

Sixth grader wants to play tennis next year

COMMENT: My sixth grader wants to try out for tennis next year. Where can we get information about this? Also,  are there informational meetings about sports that 6th graders can attend? RESPONSE: Geoffrey Olson, the varsity tennis coach, does provide opportunities for 7th graders to play modified tennis, so this child would be eligible next …

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Is there a link to the GIVE program on this web site?

COMMENT: Is there a link to the GIVE program on this web site? RESPONSE: Yes, there is a page describing the GIVE serving learning program at the high school. It is under the Clubs and Activities link on the high school webpage. It is here – /senior-high-school/clubs-and-activities/#give There is also a separate page dedicated to …

Public Displays of Affection (PDA) at the Middle School

COMMENT: Why did my MS child get PDA for hugging her best friend? RESPONSE: As stated in the Middle School Handbook, “Excessive public displays of affection (PDA) – outside of hand holding – are not appropriate anywhere on school property and are subject to disciplinary actions.” Like any other rule infraction, students consequences are dependent …

Why do we have the Tartan as a mascot?

COMMENT: As both a former student of Scotia-Glenville and a current resident, I am wondering if the choice of school mascot, the Tartan, has ever been revisited as appropriate and relevant. After researching the name, I can only find references to a specific type of plaid. I also found a reference which stated that sometimes …

Middle School Spring Dance?

COMMENT: Is there going to be a spring dance at the SGMS? RESPONSE: There is no spring dance, those formal dances were ended a few years ago. There is a Spring Fling scheduled for Wednesday, June 19. The Spring Fling is an outdoor event with a bouncy bounce, various games, dunking booth, food, DJ, etc.

Are tank tops allowed at the Middle School?

COMMENT: Regarding the Middle school online handbook/code of conduct, me and my daughter are confused as to the fact of if she is allowed to wear tank tops to school (not like tube tops, halters, etc., just a generic tank top). are tank tops allowed or against the rules? RESPONSE: I checked with the Middle …

Trying to find names of staff members on website

COMMENT: Why can’t we just have a convenient quick link somewhere easily accessible to find the names of all of the staff members in each building.  I’ve spent 20 minutes looking for this and I know it is here but it is so ridiculously difficult to find.  Are you trying to hide the names of the …

Is the Middle School a safe place for LGBTQ+ students?

COMMENT: My daughter has been schooling at the SGMS for about 1 semester now (in sixth grade). Our family and friends are supportive of the LGBTQ+ community, but I also understand that many children of that age make fun of other’s sexuality. Is this school considered a safe place for members of this community? RESPONSE: The …

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