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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Can Middle School students come into the building before schools starts?

COMMENT: Before school starts for the school year.  Are middle school students able to come in sometime to put supplies in there lockers?  If so when would this be allowed? RESPONSE:  There will be an orientation for grade 6 students only on August 28th from 10am to 1pm. Students going into 6th will have access to …

When will the 2018-19 calendar be available?

RESPONSE: The Board of Education typically adopts a new school year calendar at one of its meetings in May. The Capital Region BOCES has adopted a calendar for 2018-19. The vacation breaks will most likely be the same; each school district adopts its own local Superintendent’s Conference Day and other individual student days off as …

If we filled out a report card request form to receive a paper copy of the report card last year, do we have to fill out another this year?

RESPONSE: Thanks for your comment. It depends on which school your child attends. At both the middle and high school, you will receive a paper report card if your child is failing two or more classes. High School: A paper report card is no longer an option for other high school parents. High School grades are …

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