What's going on in GOAL?

Week of November 8th-12th, 2021

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Important Information for Parents...

  • 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).
  • Today is the end of the 1st quarter marking period. Report cards will be available on the Parent Portal on November 23rd at 5:00pm.

Class Updates

Cinema & Lit: Students are finishing up their story in pictures project.


General Chemistry: Students are applying their knowledge of chemical mixtures and separation techniques to Thanksgiving Dinner meals.


Health: Students finished up their drug awareness PSAs and will be sharing them next week.


Living Environment: Students are exploring how our own internal regulation systems affects enzymes and the reactions in our body


STEM: This week students are learning how simple machines can be compounded to make everyday tasks easier.


ELA 9: Students are finishing up work with challenging vocabulary they encountered in "Lamb to the Slaughter". There will be a quiz next week on these vocabulary words!


ELA 10: Students are finishing up their work with "The Monkey's Paw" and writing a paragraph explaining the author's use of foreshadowing.


ELA 11: This week, students are continuing their work with a practice regents exam from last June. They are now on Part III where they must read a text excerpt and then explain what central idea they discovered in the text and a literary device they saw the author use repeatedly. Reminder: there will be a quiz on literary devices next week!


ELA 12: Students are finishing up their review of literary terms and devices that creative authors use while writing.


Studio Art: Students are working on their clothing and fashion design projects.


STEAM Cafe: We are finalizing work on our signage and cafe cart.

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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GOAL BIRTHDAYS & IMPORTANT DATES

Happy Birthday...


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


ALEC F.


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

RESPECT:

I demonstrate integrity by keeping my words and actions connected to the best I have to offer.


Alec sets a wonderful example for other students because he works hard, participates in class, and is always kind and respectful to others.

Get to Know...

Mr. Close, Science & Health Teacher, Co-teacher of STEM


"I'm an enigma. I am analytical. I am unique."


How many years have you worked in GOAL?

This is year 9


How many years have you worked in education?

This is year 9


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

N.C. State - Biomedical Engineering, Bioengineering, Genetics, Syracuse - Bioengineering, Medaille College - Biology adolescent education, Oswego - Administration Certification


Favorite Color: Green

Favorite Sports team: Baseball - White sox and Pirates, Football - Bills and Colts, College - Syracuse and Duke, Hockey - Penguins

Favorite book: Don't have one

Favorite TV Show or Movie: A bunch - Love movies and TV

Favorite food: American, Mexican, Asian

Favorite drink: Flavored sparkling water

Favorite hobbies: Exercising, sports, video games, outdoor activities (hiking, kayaking, etc)

Favorite restaurant: Don't have one


Why is GOAL great?

The relationships and authenticity in teaching and conversations with the students and staff

Helping Your Teen Avoid Digital Drama

Social Media. It's a blessing and a curse! A great way to stay in contact with family and friends but can also be a way to create and spread drama. Click below to read about how you can help your teen avoid the digital drama!
https://www.commonsensemedia.org/social-media/how-can-i-help-my-kid-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 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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