What's going on in GOAL?

Week of October 4th - 8th, 2021

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Important Information for Parents...

  • Please check your email for a message about joining the REMIND app - Mrs. Saiff sent this out last week.


  • Mrs. Villamil sent out information about signing up for Parent/Teacher conferences. Please check your email for this important information if you have not signed up for a conference time yet!

  • There will be NO SCHOOL for students on Thursday, October 20th and Friday, October 21st due to Parent/Teacher Conferences.

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.

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Class Updates

Living Environment:

Students are creating and executing their own experiment to show their knowledge of the scientific method.


General Chem:

Students began learning about meteorology and began their project on natural disasters.


Health:

Students are learning about addiction and ways to get help.


Public Speaking:

This week students are making slides for the Morning Show content and practicing public speaking skills by reading their favorite childhood books aloud to the class.


STEM:

Students are continuing to learn how to create orthographic drawings and building hexagonal tree benches.


Cinema & Lit:

This week, students are being assessed on their ability to apply literary terms and devices to a film by watching the movie Labyrinth and connecting it to plot terms and literary devices.

REMINDER: Some students need to turn in late HW on their favorite movie - connecting it to plot terms and literary devices.

STEAM Cafe:

This week, students made another loaf of "the easiest bread you'll ever make" and tried toasting it on Friday. We topped it with smashed avocado and sea salt and let the GOAL staff taste test - it was a winner!


Physical Education:

9/11: Students did the biking unit this week. They will begin archery next week.

10/12: Students did archery and played yard games due to bad weather and an altered schedule this week!


ELA 9:

Students went over strong vs weak evidence and are now reading "Lamb to the Slaughter".


ELA 10-12:

Students went over strong vs weak evidence and are now researching and writing about the benefits of meditation.

GOAL BIRTHDAYS & IMPORTANT DATES

Happy Birthday...


Adriana - October 4th


Megan - October 31st



Dates to Remember...


Schroeder Homecoming Football Game: Friday, October 8th


Autumn Fanfare: Saturday, October 9th


Make Up Picture Day: October 13th


Military Night: October 13th, 6:00pm - All branches of the military will be here. Fantastic opportunity to learn about options in the military. Schroeder Auditorium


Stokoe Farms Field Trip: October 14th


Parent/Teacher Conferences: October 20th, 21st, 29th

***NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS ON OCTOBER 20th & 21st!***


ASVAB Test: October 22nd, 11:15am - This test is not only used if you are going into the military but is also a great way to explore careers. The results connect you to different careers that fit your answers. Let Mr Specksgoor know if you are interested.

STOKOE FARMS FIELD TRIP

Thursday, October 14th


We will be taking a field trip to Stokoe Farms next week! Students will have the opportunity to pick their own pumpkin, visit the petting zoo, and play on the jumping pillow, slides and other activities that the Farm offers!

Students must be in good standing, behaviorally and academically, to attend this field trip.

Forget about school pictures? Make up day is October 13th!

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GOAL Student of the Week


JACK A.


C.A.R.E. Quality nominated for:

Excellence - "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."


Jack has had an AMAZING start to the school year! He is optimistic about the year and facing challenges head on. Jack, you have a great sense of humor and it's so nice seeing more of your personality this year! You're a leader in many ways.

Get to Know...

Ms. Viavattine


"I have two kids plus a bonus kid and live in Webster. There is always a song in my head (lately it's been music from Hamilton!) and more often than not it will eventually come out of my mouth! I'm so excited to be back working in GOAL this year!"


How many years have you worked in GOAL?

This is year 4


How many years have you worked in education?

9 years


Where did you go to college and what did you study?

SUNY Brockport, Communications

MCC, Human Services/Social Work


Favorite Color: Yellow

Favorite Sports team: Buffalo Bills

Favorite book: Anything by Jodi Piccoult

Favorite TV Show or Movie: The Sandlot

Favorite food: Homemade pasta, sauce & meatballs

Favorite drink: Coffee

Favorite hobbies: Baking cupcakes, softball, working out, playing with my kids!

Favorite restaurant: I don't have a favorite...


Why is GOAL great?

The GOAL clan is a family. I've worked in many other educational settings and there just isn't anything quite like the rapport and relationships that students and staff form anywhere else!

Activity Schedule

We have a couple students who are involved in extracurricular activities. Below is their home event schedule for October if you would like to come out and support them!


Webster Marching Band - Autumn Fanfare

Saturday, October 9th - Gates at 5:00pm


Mod A Football vs. Canandaigua Academy

Wednesday, October 20th at 7:00pm

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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 mcms@mcms.org 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
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GOAL

GOAL or Growth and Opportunity through Alternative Learning is Webster Central School District's alternative high school program for grades 9-12.

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."


In GOAL...

We do second chances

We apologize

We forgive

We respect each other

We keep our promises

We never give up

We encourage one another

We laugh often

We belong

We are a family

Follow GOAL on Twitter!

@GOALisGreat

Below are Webster CSD e-flyers for some upcoming programs and activities in our community!

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The Finger Lakes Youth Apprenticeship Program is entering its third year and is openly taking applications from high school juniors and seniors interested in careers in advanced manufacturing.


Juniors are eligible for an eight-hour job shadow which allows them to visit a local company and check out the manufacturing trade, the company’s culture and more.

Seniors are also eligible for eight-hour job shadows and paid co-ops at up to 2000 hours at $15.00 an hour. These paid co-ops will allow youth apprentices the opportunity to work on state-of-the-art equipment at local manufacturing facilities and gain real-world knowledge and on-the-job experience. Some students may be eligible for dual enrollment credits at MCC as part of the program.

For more information, students can apply at https://fingerlakesyouthapprenticeship.org/for-students-and-parents/ by October 15. Students and parents can also check out videos and job descriptions on the same page. For more information, contact FLYAP at rturner@rtma.org.

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