What's going on in GOAL?
Week of November 1st - 5th, 2021
Important Information for Parents...
- There will be NO SCHOOL on Thursday, November 11th in honor of Veteran's Day.
- Please click here to learn how to log in to Infinite Campus's Parent Portal. Parents will have access to view student attendance, student grades, missing assignments, bus schedules, student schedules, report cards, and testing results (New York State testing).
General Chemistry: This week, students are beginning the Learning Chemistry through Cooking Unit!
Health: This week, students are working on their Public Service Announcements on Drug Information.
Living Environment: Students are looking at why biochemistry is important to life.
ELA 9: Students are finishing up their work with "Lamb to the Slaughter" and writing a paragraph about how irony was used by the author, Roald Dahl. Some students need to make quiz corrections - need to find text evidence for some of your quiz answers.
ELA 10: Students are re-familiarizing themselves with the literature devices used in literature and working on a study guide for "The Monkey's Paw." There will be a quiz on the story next week, so make sure you have read all of it in case you missed a day of class!
ELA 11: This week, students are working on their argument essay from a former regents exam. They are gathering evidence to back up their claim on the exciting question about whether or not soccer players should wear headgear to prevent concussions. Next week, students will be re-familiarizing themselves with the literature devices used by authors in literature in order to be better able to write their paragraph(s) for the third portion of the regents exam.
ELA 12: Students are finishing up their work with "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson. Quiz, study guide and paragraph on a central idea or literary device found in the story. Next week, students will be re-familiarizing themselves with the literature devices used by authors in literature in order to be able to better discuss The Great Gatsby when we start reading in the next week or two.
Public Speaking: Students are planning and advertising upcoming GOAL events (i.e. Thanksgiving Dinner) through multimedia methods. Students are in charge of developing polls, asking for feedback and ideas, and advertising events, throughout the GOAL program and developing slides for the Morning Show. Students will practice public speaking by making announcements of upcoming events in person, and by making pre-recorded video clips for the morning show.
Pumpkin Carving in GOAL
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.
GOAL BIRTHDAYS & IMPORTANT DATES
Storm - November 13
Colin - November 21
Victoria - November 24
Alec - November 26
Suemoddy - November 26
Antonio - November 29
Dates to Remember...
November 11 - Veteran's Day, No School
November 23 - GOALsgiving
November 24, 25, 26 - Thanksgiving Recess, No School
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.”
Landon has had a positive attitude and has been a great contributor to class.
Landon has been a star this year. He has been keeping up on his work and working toward his goal. He is always polite and personable and a pleasure to see in the hallway and class.
Get to Know...
"My husband and I have 2 daughters, ages 15 and 13, and a son who is 5. I did not decide to become a teacher until my own kids all started school. Costa Rica is my favorite place in the world, and I hope to live there some day. "
How many years have you worked in GOAL?
This is my first!
How many years have you worked in education?
This is my first "official" year, though I long-term subbed all throughout my Masters program.
Where did you go to college and what did you study?
I went to SUNY Albany for undergrad and majored in Spanish language and linguistics, with a minor in Latin American and Caribbean studies. I got my Masters in Education from Roberts Wesleyan College.
Favorite Color: Red
Favorite Sports team: The New York Mets!
Favorite book: Little Women
Favorite TV Show or Movie: Gilmore Girls (TV), Sense and Sensibility (Movie)
Favorite food: Tacos (not the fast food version)
Favorite drink: Coffee
Favorite hobbies: walks with my family, traveling, roasting coffee (and drinking it!), rooting for the Mets, singing, reading, watching TV
Favorite restaurant: REDD
Why is GOAL great?
GOAL is great because of the people! The students and the staff make it such a wonderful community to be a part of.
Helping Your Teen Avoid Digital Drama
Parents' Ultimate Guide to Snapchat
Is Snapchat safe for kids? How does it work? And what's with Snapstreaks? Everything curious parents need to know about this ultra-popular app.
Click below to read more...https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/parents-ultimate-guide-to-snapchat
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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