GOAL is Great!
September 20-24, 2021
GOAL SENIOR PICTURES!
Friday, October 21st
Anna Holley is a professional photographer but does this free of charge for GOAL students. and we will be able to submit them to the Schroeder Yearbook, Thomas Yearbook and use them for our Yearbook.
Please make sure you have the clothes that you would like to wear with you and have done your hair and make up.
You will have the pictures shared with you and you will be able to make prints at Walgreens/CVS for framing or handing out to family and friends.
There will NOT be an alternate date - this is a one time opportunity and if you are absent, you will not have a second chance.
Your parents will be made aware of this date as well.
Proper Mask Wearing
We want to take a moment to thank all of you who are taking the time and making the effort to not only mask correctly and be a role model for other GOAL students, but also encouraging and correcting others when they are not.
As a reminder: the proper way to wear a mask is over the nose and chin - covering the nose and mouth area completely. Please see the infographic below.
This is a TEAM effort. We all need to work together to keep our community safe, healthy, and IN School.
Public Speaking: This week, students are becoming acclimated with what it means to do public speaking. They're watching famous speeches (Amanda Gorman) and learning how to present information to an audience effectively. Students are also participating in warm-up theater activities that promote feelings of safety in their learning environment, as well as, encouraging them to move outside of their comfort zones. Students are in the beginning stages of developing a GOAL Morning Show and creating content in areas to eventually be broadcast within GOAL. Next week, students will be working on creating unique content for the GOAL Morning Show.
Spanish: This week, students are starting to learn about greetings and introductions, as well as continued practice with the calendar and weather. We are also focusing on culture with a continued musical celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Each day we are listening to songs from two different Spanish-speaking countries, and voting on which one we like best. Eventually we will have heard songs by artists from all 22 countries.
Cinema & Lit: This week, students are learning that literature and plot terms apply to movies as well as stories and novels. Finding movie posters that represent the seven different types of literary conflicts.
Reminders for next week: There will be a quiz on literary terms. Your HW assignment connecting the literature and plot terms to your favorite movie will be due at the end of the week.
STEAM Cafe: Students hosted a coffee taste test for staff to determine which strength brew was best liked.
Essential Skills: We are taking time to look inward and discover the things that are most important to us in our lives. We looked through magazines for words and pictures that inspire us and created a collage. We reflected on the items we chose and categorized them into three areas that really define what we each feel life is all about.
9/11: Mrs. Ernstrom's students worked with the UPK students this week and helped "teach" a P.E. class! The preschoolers had so much fun playing Red Light, Green Light. Friday & Monday, the class will be going on a nature walk at North Ponds Park! (Make sure to bring a jacket or sweatshirt on Monday if it is chilly!)
10/12: This week, students are...participating in indoor archery due to the rainy weather!! We will continue our biking unit next week. Dress appropriately for biking and for the weather!! We've had a great start to the year so far!!
General Chemistry: Students continue to investigate if Time Travel is possible and what paradoxes might occur that would make the possibility questionable.
ELA 9-12: This week, students are finishing up their color meanings unit, decorating their lockers with pictures that represent their personality and interests and designing their fish, which is another way they represent who they are and what is important to them.
Reminder: next week, you will be presenting your fish to the class at some point!
Health: Students began the Drug Unit. They worked independently this week to write down their thoughts about drugs and addiction and then we had a class discussion about some common misconceptions about drugs and addiction.
STEM: Students have been working on building cars and tested them this week against each other. Students realized some errors in their builds and how that affected the car's movement and speed.
Class Ring Orders: Due by September 25th
Make Up Picture Day: October 13th
Stokoe Farms Field Trip: October 14th
GOAL Senior Pictures: October 21st
Forget about school pictures? Make up day is October 13th!
GOAL Student of the Week
C.A.R.E. Quality nominated for:
“I demonstrate resilience by learning to grow stronger through life's challenges. I demonstrate perseverance by sticking to it because it's worth it even when it is tough.”
Victoria decided to take on three mainstream classes this year, even though she didn’t have to. She continues to maintain high grades in both her GOAL and mainstream courses.
Way to go, Tori!
Get to Know...
"I am married to my best friend and we have two amazing children. I love teaching. The Steelers will always be better than the Bills."
How many years have you worked in GOAL?
Solve for x: 3(x - 9) = -6 (Answer is 7 if you're including this year.)
How many years have you worked in education?
Square root of 256
Where did you go to college and what did you study?
Nazareth College of Rochester studying Mathematics with certification in adolescent education.
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Sports team: Steelers!
Favorite book: Cat in the Hat
Favorite TV Show or Movie: Monday Night Football
Favorite food: Fajitas
Favorite drink: Coffee
Favorite hobbies: Woodworking, Golfing, Hiking, Fishing
Favorite restaurant: Don't have one
Why is GOAL great?
GOAL is great because of the relationships that are built and nurtured in our hallway.
Guidelines for Student Return to School After Illness
Confused as to whether or not your child may return to school after they’ve been out for an illness? The district follows the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and the Monroe County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) as outlined below.
The following are symptoms associated with COVID-19: fever greater than 100℉ or chills, loss of taste or smell, shortness of breath, cough, sore throat, fatigue, nasal congestion/runny nose, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, headaches, and muscle or body aches.
If your child is experiencing one or more of these symptoms, are they new, unusual, or worsening for your child?
If the answer is NO (these are normal symptoms experienced by my child for a chronic health condition), then your child may return to school when feeling better, as long as the symptoms remain consistent with what your child normally experiences for this condition. Before returning to school, please consult with the school nurse to make sure she has the necessary medical documentation concerning this chronic condition. Your child must also remain fever-free and exhibit significant improvement of these symptoms. If the symptoms worsen or your child develops symptoms normally not experienced with this condition, your child should be assessed by a healthcare provider. If this happens, follow the directions below.
If the answer is YES (my child is experiencing new, unusual, or worsening symptoms), then your child, whether experiencing these symptoms at home or in school, needs to be evaluated by a healthcare provider and tested for COVID-19 unless the healthcare provider determines testing is not warranted. Please call your child’s healthcare provider and share the symptoms you have described. In order to return to school, your child must remain fever-free (<100℉) for at least 24 hours without fever-reducing medication and exhibit significant improvement of symptoms. Please provide the school nurse with the appropriate written medical clearance prior to your child returning to school as follows:
1. If the healthcare provider determines these symptoms are due to an alternate diagnosis and COVID-19 is not suspected, provide the nurse with a note signed by the healthcare provider explaining the alternate diagnosis.
- This can be a known chronic condition such as asthma or seasonal allergies, or a confirmed infection such as strep throat.
- Unconfirmed viral or bacterial diagnoses such as respiratory infection, stomach bug, or the common cold are not acceptable alternate diagnoses and COVID-19 testing should be done.
2. If the healthcare provider recommends COVID-19 testing, your child needs to remain home from school until the test result is back. If the test result is negative, provide the nurse with a copy of the negative lab report or a note from the healthcare provider indicating the test was negative. Results from home tests will not be accepted.
If your child exhibits symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and you choose not to have your child evaluated by a healthcare provider or if you refuse COVID-19 testing recommended by the healthcare provider, your child must remain home for 10 days from the onset of symptoms, be fever free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications and have significant improvement of symptoms.
If your child tests positive for COVID-19, please notify us immediately. Your child's return to school will be directed by MCDPH.
Students are not permitted to return to school or afterschool activities until the school nurse receives appropriate documentation and clears the student to return.
If you do not have a healthcare provider, please contact the Monroe County Medical Society at 585-473-7573 or email@example.com for a referral. You may also contact the Monroe County COVID-19 Hotline at 585-753-5555 or COVID19@monroecounty.gov. Evaluation at an urgent care center is also acceptable.
NY Project Hope
NY Project Hope is a FEMA funded program that is providing emotional support in response to COVID-19. This includes an Emotional Support Helpline that was initiated at the beginning of the pandemic. This is a free, confidential service offered through this statewide program of the New York State Office of Mental Health.
How does NY Project Hope help?
Our Emotional Support Helpline is staffed by trained crisis counselors who help callers talk through their emotions and find resources to help them with the challenges of COVID. NY Project Hope also has a website filled with resources that folks can access anytime at www.nyprojecthope.org, online support groups, and a supportive social media presence. We welcome you to take a look and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Our services are always confidential, free, and anonymous.
From the Webster Schroeder PTSA...
If you haven’t already done so, please consider joining the Webster Schroeder PTSA.
If you were previously a member, be sure to renew your membership for this school year. Remember, there are no meeting or volunteering obligations as a member. Your membership purchase is a donation to your school's PTSA and helps enable the programs for your children. Adult memberships are just $10 and students can join for only $5. You'll receive a free single page calendar, local discounts and benefits, and be entered to win raffle prizes! Please visit http://www.websterptsa.org/Join for more information.
Visit the Schroeder PTSA website below for more information:http://www.websterptsa.org/Schools.cfm?subpage=475
GOAL enrolls students from both Thomas High School and Schroeder High School, but is housed in the northwest wing of Webster Schroeder High School.
GOAL supports students academically, social emotionally and behaviorally to enable them to earn their NYS Regents Diploma.
The GOAL program helps students who were not successfully able to navigate and achieve in the mainstream high school setting to earn their high school diploma as well as develop college, career and community readiness.
In the GOAL program you will find staff and students who are truly "Compassionately Connected, Joyfully Engaged and Always Learning."
We do second chances
We respect each other
We keep our promises
We never give up
We encourage one another
We laugh often
We are a family
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