What's going on in GOAL?
Week of January 3rd - January 7th
Please join us for Schroeder's PTSA Meeting!
See the meeting agenda by clicking here.
Important Information for Parents...
- 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).
- Students are encouraged to stay after school on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays to make up any missing or incomplete work they have. There is a late bus that runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Your child would need to have their own transportation if they stay on Wednesdays.
- Ms. Viavattine will be sending out emails every Monday with updates to what assignments your child needs to work on. Please help us help them with their academic success and encourage them to stay after school for that extra help and time!
Pictures of the Week
We had a wonderful time celebrating our students at our GOAL Holiday Celebration. We went bowling, enjoyed a "take out" lunch, decorated cookies, made ornaments and cards and watched movies. Every student received a goody bag filled with items that were donated from local people and businesses!
Webster CSD Offers Rapid PCR Testing Clinic for Students
Webster CSD is offering a rapid PCR testing clinic for students only. Students who are experiencing potential COVID symptoms can come to the clinic by appointment on most Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays after school hours.
See more information, including a link to schedule an appointment here.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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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