Northstar Nation Updates
CNS - Summer 2022
Back to school letters were mailed out this week to all parents, so be on the look out if you haven't gotten anything yet.
Please visit our website for the most up-to-date information!
August 31st - Student Walk through
10th graders can pick their chromebooks up at this time
As a matter of routine, IT will be resetting student passwords to their defaults on August 22. Students should know how to determine their default password, but in case they have forgotten, instructions will be sent to students and parents/guardians. Students and parents will also receive a pop-up message with instructions when they log into their SchoolTool accounts prior to August 22. Additionally, GENERAL information about the reset is posted on the district website.
IT has also created a password reset request form that parents and students can use if they run into an issue. That form will be available on the District website homepage after August 22.
We will offer extra help for core area courses from 7:15-7:30 am every day for students to attend. We will also offer breakfast from 7:15-7:30 am.
Once the seniors and juniors leave, sophomores will go through sophomore orientation and they will have an opportunity to meet all of their teachers.
Medication Drop off
Please be advised that the health office will be open on Thursday September 1st and Tuesday September 6th for medication drop off. Medication forms and instructions are available on the CNS Health office website: https://sites.google.com/nscsd.org/c-nshealthoffice/
Parent Pick-up and Drop off
In the morning, we will not allow students into the building until 7:15 a.m.
Parent pick up and drop off during the school day is located at the main entrance by the flag pole.
Breakfast and Lunch
Breakfast will be served each day from 7:15 am-7:30 am. The price for breakfast is $2.25.
Lunches will be served each day and the price will be $3.50. Milk will be available for purchase for $.70.
Unfortunately, we will not allow outside food to be dropped off at security for students to pick up (McDonalds, Dunkin, etc).
We need to fill the following positions:
Student director, student producers, Harry Potter Historians, Makeup Artist, Actors, Set design/Builders, Graphic Artists, Painters, Program designers, marketing director and costume designers.
We want your talents!
Auditions/Interviews will take place on September 14th and 15th!
See the announcement at the bottom of this page
Spirit Days/Paige's Pajamarama
Monday, October 3rd - Superhero
Tuesday, October 4th - Style Swap
Wednesday, October 5th - Dress for your favorite holiday
Thursday, October 6th - Multiplicity day!
Friday, October 7th - Pajama day for Paige's Pajamarama!
Paige’s Pajamarama is a charity event allowing students to wear their pajamas to school when making a donation to Paige's Butterfly Run, Inc., an organization which supports children with pediatric cancer at Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital.
In 2019, C-NS students challenged Liverpool High School students to raise more money for Paige’s Pajamarama by creating a challenge video, which went viral. While the 2019 challenge was initially only for the high schools, involvement grew and the event expanded to all schools in both districts.
Again this year the North Syracuse and Liverpool school districts reached out to the West Genesee, Baldwinsville, East-Syracuse Minoa and Fayetteville-Manlius districts to partner in the competition. North Syracuse, West Genesee, and Baldwinsville districts teamed up as the Star Alliance and the Liverpool, Fayetteville-Manlius and East-Syracuse Minoa districts came together as the Warrior Alliance.
Donations will be collected in the morning on Friday, October 7th and at the football game against Liverpool, Friday night.
School Counselor Information
House 1 Counseling (Ms. Heffron, Ms. Mack, Ms. Nappi) 315-218-4107
House 2 Counseling (Mr. Breindel, Ms. Kwilos, Ms. Scarcella) 315-218-4207
House 3 Counseling (Ms. Catera, Ms. Lawrence, Ms. Murphy) 315-218-4307
It is the responsibility of the senior and their parents to make sure the photographer (if using one other than Upstate Images) has the link so he/she can submit the photo to the CNS Yearbook: https://www.dropbox.com/request/7GtzqWP5zs2ola3hoaeW
It is also your responsibility to see if your portrait was received by the CNS Yearbook.
IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO MAKE A YEARBOOK
For the last 2 years, the yearbook staff has relied on students and families to submit photos and surveys and it's worked out great. Please be on the lookout for emails and/or texts requesting photos for various events throughout the year.
When can I pre-order a yearbook?
We will start taking pre-orders on Thursday, October 6th at Meet the Teacher night at CNS.
Yearbooks this year will be $65. We will continue preorders until December 22nd in room 318 before school using cash or checks. www.balfour.com must be used for credit cards. The price will increase to $70 on January 1st and pre-orders can only be done online until February 28th.
Meet the Teacher Night
If you are looking for ways to support your student as they gear up for a new year, then join MHANYS Family Education Specialist, Whitney Closson for the latest installment in the Family Education Webinar series: Mental Health Essentials for Back to School. We will share helpful resources, conversation starters and self esteem boosters to help start the school year feeling confident and with a wellness mindset.
The webinar can be viewed here:
Class of 2023
We will be doing two senior clothing sales, one before Christmas and one in the spring. Our main fundraiser will be the sale of senior signs which will begin in April.
We look forward to a great senior year culminating in Senior Ball, Senior Picnic and Graduation!
Class of 2023 website: https://www.nscsd.org/districtpage.cfm?pageid=3363
Class of 2024
The Class of 2024 is about to start their Junior year. Currently there is a bottle and can fundraiser going and that will continue throughout the entire year. To participate, please take bottles and cans to the redemption place in the Walgreens plaza in Cicero and just say to put it on the CNS Class of 2024 account.
For future fundraisers for the year, information will be posted to the CNS Class of 2024 Google Classroom page (the join code is on our Class of 2024 website), posted on the Class of 2024 website, and given through monthly parent updates and daily announcements during school hours for students. With the Junior prom rounding out our year in May and in an effort to keep ticket prices down, we encourage participation from all juniors in the fundraisers.
Class of 2024 website: https://sites.google.com/nscsd.org/class-of-2024/home
PHYSICAL GUIDELINES FOR THE 2022/2023 SCHOOL YEAR:
New York State Education Law requires that all students entering 11th grade and all students who are new to the district have a physical examination by a NY State Licensed Provider. All physicals must on the NYS Health Examination Form or the required health record equivalent
- This certificate must be provided to the school nurse within 30 days of the start of school.
- Acceptable health certificates may be dated anytime within 12 months prior to the start of the 2022/2023 school year (September 7, 2021or later).
- If your child has a physical scheduled, please notify the health office of the appointment date.
*If a copy of a physical or a physical appointment date is not received a physical exam will be conducted at school by a BOE appointed health care provider **
STUDENTS ENTERING 12th GRADE
- Meningococcal Vaccine is required for all students entering 12th grade. Proof of immunization must be received no later than 14 days after the start of school.
- Students not meeting all immunization requirements will not be able to attend school after 9/21/2022*
Medications may be given at school if the following conditions are met:
- Any medication to be taken in school (prescription or over-the-counter) must be brought to the Health Office in it's original container by a parent or guardian .
- A written statement to dispense medication from a NY State licensed health care provider must accompany the medication. The order must include the date, student's name, date of birth, name of the medication, dosage, how often it should be given, and for what length of time. **Medication orders must be renewed each school year; they do not carry over from year to year.
- The parent or guardian must sign a written request for the school nurse to dispense the medication.
- Asthmatic or Allergic students who need to self-carry an inhaler or emergency epinephrine for acute symptoms, or for sports or extracurricular activities must have written authorization to self-carry from both the health care provider and a parent.
- Any medication brought to school must be picked up by a parent or guardian prior to the end of the school year. Medication not picked up will be discarded in the appropriate manner.
Visit the Health office website: https://sites.google.com/nscsd.org/c-nshealthoffice/
School Counselor's Corner
What does the School Counselor do at C-NS?
Below you will see the Alpha Split for the School Counselors with their contact information based on the grade your student is in. School Counselors are here to help our students with social and emotional skills, and academic, college, and career planning. The School Counselor works with parents, students, staff, Administrators, and outside agencies to assist their students to successfully navigate through high school and beyond. If a student needs to be referred to our Social Worker, Student Assistance Counselor, or other therapists in our building, we will do that referral. If you have a general overall concern about your student’s academic progress or personal concerns regarding your student, please reach out to your student’s School Counselor. If you have a specific class you have concerns about, then please contact that certain teacher first. If you are not sure who to contact, the School Counselors are here to help connect you.
Just a reminder about schedule changes – Please give your classes and teachers a chance. No class changes for the first 4 school days. There are no teacher changes. We did the best we could making sure students were able to get the courses they selected back in the Spring.
SAVE THE DATE!! – Oct. 4th 5:30-8PM – C-NS Financial Aid Night & Trades/College Fair will be in-person this Fall! More information to come.
New this year – We will be training students to use Scoir in place of Naviance as our career and college research tool. Students will be receiving an email to their school email to register.
Students should register and they can begin exploring Scoir.
Career Center Updates
- In person college visits will begin September 14. They will be held in the Career Center at 10:45am and 11:45am. These visits will be 30 minutes each. Students can sign up in the Career Center and on SCOIR. The schedule will be updated on the Career Center webpage.
- The CNS College and Trades Fair will be held on Tuesday, October 4th, 5:30pm to 8:00pm in the CNS large gym. Over 80 colleges, universities and trade areas will be represented. More information will be posted on the Career Center webpage in the coming weeks.
- In person Military visits will begin the week of September 19th, Mondays through Thursdays. These visits will take place during lunches in the Student Center in cafeteria 1. The schedule will be posted on the Career Center webpage when it is available.
- The CNS Job Shadow Program will begin October 17th and run through April 2023. See the Career Center website for more information.
- The ASVAB Career Exploration Assessment will be available to all CNS students in October. Date to be determined. Check the Career Center webpage for updates.
Visit the Career Center website through out the year for up to date information: https://sites.google.com/nscsd.org/cnscareercenter/home
During the school year, your son or daughter may have the opportunity to have his/her photo taken, video image and voice recorded, and/or art and written work published in connection with a school district activity or program. Your child’s photo (image), school work and/or name may be published in local newspapers, posted (displayed) on the district’s Internet site, or used by the requesting organization (local TV or print media) for their programming, i.e., backup and their news stories.
If you DO NOT want your child’s picture, name or schoolwork to be used in newspaper articles, video, and/or district publications, including our district’s website, please inform your school principal in writing.