Salem Hyde Family Scoop

March 2022

Message from Principal Groat

As we start to look towards Spring, we hope to see COVID numbers continue to decrease. We are looking to return to normalcy at school. We just had our Valentine's Day Tea and our 6th grade dance. We will be doing some fun things for Read Across America (3-2-22) and St. Patrick's Day as well.

When we return from break we will be sending students home with more test kits so student can test the week we return. The test kits were provided by New York State and the results will help Governor Hochul decide whether or not masks will continue to be worn by students and staff.

Please remember that if your child tests positive for COVID please notify our school nurse, Mrs. Domanski. She can be reached at 315-435-4951.

We hope to have more fun activities for students and families so please look for flyers coming home in bookbags as well as messages on Talking Points and our school Facebook page. If you haven't yet followed Salem Hyde on Facebook, please take a minute to follow us

The Book Fair is Coming!

The Scholastic Book Fair will be at Salem Hyde March 1st - March 4th. Information and virtual shopping can be found here :

Please note we are required to collect 8% Sales Tax on all purchases.

After-School Program

In the month of March there will be after-school program running every day! We will also have some virtual guest speakers this month. If there are any questions or concerns, please contact the after-school program coordinators: Mrs. Sturgeon & Ms. Imeri. They can be reached by calling the main office, (315) 435-4570.

Here is a link to our calendar of dates our program is in session:

Salem Hyde ASP 21-22.pdf (

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Attendance Reminder

In order to do their best learning, students need to be in school on time, every day, unless they are sick. If they are sick, please call the office so the absence can be excused. The school day begins at 9:00 a.m., and our doors open at 8:45 a.m.

Please try to avoid early dismissal for your child unless he/she has an appointment. They are missing valuable instructional time when they are picked up early on a regular basis.

National School Social Worker Week

The week of March 7th is National School Social Worker Week.

We want to recognize the effort, care, and love our social workers pour into our students at Salem Hyde. Staff who work in the social work/student support capacity are:

Mrs. O'Hara, Social Worker (Gr K-3 pictured at right)

Ms. Sansone, School Counselor (Gr. 4-6)

Ms. Bri, FSSS ~ Student Support

Ms. McMullen (Ms. M), Promise Zone

Ms. Tucker-Schultz, School Psychologist

Ms. Johnna, School-Based Therapist

Ms. Zalick, Student Support Center Staff

Valentine's Day Tea Party

Children need inspirational adults/teenagers to look up to, to learn from to aspire to be like. Children often look to movie stars and sports figures, BUT at Salem Hyde the heroes our students got to look up to came directly from their community, Henninger High School students. The Henninger students came to lead classrooms in their Valentine’s Day Manners Tea Parties. These amazing role models made a positive impact on our students that will live in their hearts for years. #SalemStrong #HenningerStrong #Butevenstrongertogether

Specials Schedule

At Salem we have a 6 day rotation for specials. Student attend a different specials class every day: library, art, music, and physical education (PE). Student have PE three out of the 6 days. Please remind your child to bring (or wear) sneakers so he/she can participate in PE class.

Ask your child or child's teacher what days they have PE. We want our students to get the physical activity they need!

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Upcoming Events

  • Special Education Chat: Navigating your Child's IEP, March 1 at 5pm

  • Salem Hyde Kindergarten Information Session (Virtual), March 16 at 6pm (for incoming Kindergarten families for Sept 2022)
  • Salem Hyde FTO Board Meeting, March 23 at 6pm
  • St. Patrick's Day Dance & Bingo Night - Date TBD
  • Paint Night with Mr. Foster - Date TBD
  • NYS ELA Assessments, Gr. 3-6, March 29 - March 31
  • Spring Break, April 11-15
  • Salem Hyde FTO General Meeting, April 21 at 6pm
  • NYS Math Assessments, Gr. 3-6, April 26-28
  • Salem Hyde FTO Board Meeting, May 17 at 6pm
  • Salem Hyde FTO General Meeting, June 7 at 6pm
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