State Road Eagle Newsletter

October 2019

Important Dates to Remember!

10/3 to 10/16 - PTSA Online Spirit Wear Sale

10/7 - Activity Period Begins

10/11 - NO SCHOOL - Superintendent's Day

10/14 - NO SCHOOL - Columbus Day

10/15 - PTSA Meeting in Library @ 6:30

10/18 - 1/2 day for Parent Teacher Conferences (Dismissal at 10:20am)

10/24 - 1/2 day for Parent Teacher Conferences (Dismissal at 10:20am)

10/25 - 1/2 day for Parent Teacher Conferences (Dismissal at 10:20am)

10/27 - PTSA Trunk or Treat from 2:45-4:00

Happy October!

We want to start by thanking all of the members of our State Road Community for making this one of the best and smoothest starts to a school year. Curriculum night provided an opportunity for teachers to share valuable information about what students will be learning as well as classroom procedures. As always, if you have questions please contact your child’s teacher.


Parents will meet with their child’s teacher twice a year, once in October and once in March. You will receive two reports cards on the parent portal summarizing your student’s progress towards the end of the year goals - one in January and one in June. The first set of conference days is coming up at the end of the month. Friday, October 18th, Thursday October 24th and Friday October 25th are half days and students are dismissed at 10:20am.


On October 31st, we will have our annual Halloween Parade beginning at 8:30. This is a rain or shine event. If it is nice, we parade outside along the bus loop for all to see. We ask that parents observe from the outside. If it rains, we parade through the school with the parents gathering in the cafeteria to view the students as they parade through. This fun annual event usually last about 20 minutes and then the students head back to their classes for instruction.

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Please STOP for school buses!!

Please STOP for buses when the red lights are flashing. This also applies to any of our buses when they're in the bus loop. If you are dropping your child off, please do so by the playground where the sign is. This is for the safety of all our children.


Thank you!

November 7th is the make up day for school pictures!

REMINDERS FROM THE MAIN OFFICE

School starts at 7:50AM for the regular school day.


Absence Reporting: Please call 217-5306 prior to the start of the school day if your child will be absent from school, or will be late.


When to Send a Note


After School Activity: If your child has an after school activity and for any reason cannot attend please send the teacher a note. This is important at dismissal time so that we know your child is not staying after school, and that someone will be home for the bus drop-off.


Early Dismissal: Send in a note to the teacher with your child if your child needs to be dismissed early. Please include in the note their full name, time of pickup, and reason for pickup.


Bus Passes: Send in a note to the teacher if your child requires a bus pass to a different location. Please include your child’s full name, bus number, street address, and name of where they are going.


Parent Pick-ups at End of Day: Always send in a note to the teacher if you are picking your child up at dismissal time. When you pick up your child, please bring a photo I.D. and be in the entryway. If you will be picking your child up on a regular basis, please send in a note stating the consistent days of pick up.


If an emergency occurs please contact the office (BEFORE 1:30PM) Please always send in a note with your child for early pickups, pick up at dismissal, or bus passes. If something changes during the day and you need to make new arrangements for your child, call the main office by 1:30 p.m. Thank you for your help!


Contact Information Updates: It is extremely important that we are able to contact you during the day, so please notify the office anytime there is a change to your phone, email or mailing address.


Parent Portal


Track Your Child’s Progress

The Infinite Campus Parent Portal is a great way for you to access your child's academic progress throughout the year. The following tools will be available through the parent portal:

- Student schedule

- Attendance

- Report Cards, IEP and RTI Progress Reports

- Transportation information and schedules**

- If you have any questions regarding the parent portal, please contact ICportal@webstercsd.org.

NEWS FROM MRS. DERKS, OUR SCHOOL NURSE

Outdoor allergy symptoms of sneezing, scratchy throat and headaches have begun to slow down.We begin to move into the next phase of illnesses. Respiratory illnesses are now commonly seen and treated in the fall and winter months, along with some of the common general cold symptoms.


Common Symptoms at School:


Mild Cough, Runny Nose or Congestion: General symptoms throughout the year. If there's no fever and the child feels fairly good, school is fine.


Cough: A general cough can take a week or longer to resolve! Children with bad coughs however, may need further evaluation for bronchitis.


Sore Throat: Sore throats can be caused for many reasons. Cough drops can help ease mild throat discomfort. A severe sore throat could be strep even without fever. Symptoms are headache, stomach pain and sometimes patches in the throat. If present, contact a doctor. If strep throat is diagnosed, they can return to school 24 hours after antibiotics start and no fever.


Earache: Earaches can be caused by many things including sinus pressure, wax or infection.

The Health Office is happy to provide your child with any medications to ease the common symptoms and help your child get through the day.


*MEDICATIONS: If your child needs an over-the-counter (OTC) medication during the school day such as Ibuprofen, prescription medication,cough drops, inhaler,etc (temporary or through the school year) we must have a written physician’s order and a signed parental permission to have medications while at school.


Children Sick at School:

When we send a child home:


  • Fever
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Severe injury where a significant sprain, strain or possible fracture
  • Head injury which requires additional evaluation


When to keep your child at home:


Fever: Fever is a common symptom of viral infections. If your child's temperature is over 100, keep them at home, if it is over 100.5 at school, we will send them home.


Diarrhea or Vomiting: Keep at home until illness appears to be over (24 hours after last episode without medicine)..


Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis): There are three types, pink eye can be highly contagious and caused by allergies, a virus, or a bacteria. Bacterial conjunctivitis will require an antibiotic; your doctor should be able to advise which this may be and whether or not they are okay to be at school.

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Library Volunteers Needed!

Come 1x per week, every other week, or even 1x per month.

Help with checking books in and out, returning books to the shelves and special projects. Get your own library account and check out books for your family!

It is fun and MUCH NEEDED! Contact Mrs. Koch, Librarian for more information: andrea_koch@webstercsd.org


October Library Schedule

State Road students have library every 6th school day.

Library Schedule for October

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Author Kevin Sherry to visit State Road

on November 20th!

More information coming soon!


Check out what our Eagles are doing this month!


Our Kinder friends are going to Nazareth College to see the play Dragons Don’t Eat Tacos on October 29!!

In social studies our 2nd graders have been studying communities and how they change.


We're learning about past, present and future. Additionally, we are learning about urban, suburban and rural communities and their characteristics.


In October, all second grade classes will be furthering our exploration of these social studies concepts by participating in a walking tour of Webster and Webster Museum field trip.

The 4th graders are taking a field trip to Ganondagan. Ganondagan is located in Victor, NY and is a National Historic Landmark, the only New York State Historic Site dedicated to a Native American theme (1987), and the only Seneca town developed and interpreted in the United States.


They have also been studying poetry during our module time. We have completed our salt dough maps of NYS. We had a great time at the fun run!!

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State Road Physical Education

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5th Grade Orienteering Day

Parents,


On Thursday, October 10th all fifth graders in the district will be participating in an Orienteering Day at Webster Park. Our fifth graders will navigate through the course from 9:30 to 10:45 and will be back to school at approximately 11:00 am. If it is cancelled due to weather, the rain date for this event will be Thursday, October 17th.


Please check the weather the day of the event. Students should dress according to the weather, as the event will be held outside. Remember insects and poisonous plants are still active this time of year, therefore we suggest that students wear long pants, long sleeves shirts and socks.


What to Bring:

Sneakers, Warm Clothes, Water Bottle with Student’s Name


Parent Volunteers Needed!


Your help is needed to ensure a safe and educational experience for all students from 9-11am.


If interested in volunteering sign up by Monday, Oct 7th on this website:


https://tinyurl.com/mapwork987


Go to State Road PE events and click on Orienteering volunteer signup on the left column. We will contact you with more information as the date nears.


**If you are going to help chaperone, please park on the East Side parking lot where Holt Road meets Lake Rd and check in at 9:00am. Come to our State Road table and we will give you a name tag, map, and assignment where you will help. Thank you!


Your P.E. Team,


Mrs. Carlsen & Mr. Graf

Here is a fun family fitness calendar for your family to try out!

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PTSA News!

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Book Fair is coming! November 5-7 with Family night on 11/6!

Details coming to a backpack near you VERY soon!

A HUGE thank you to all of the staff and families who have purchased a PTSA membership already! If you still need yours, please visit, www.websterptsa.org/join and support all of the amazing activities, programs and events PTSA brings to our school AND save money with discounts all over Webster!

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FROM THE BOARD OF EDUCATION, OCTOBER 2019

ONE WEBSTER OFF TO A GREAT START!


The 2019-20 school year is off to a great start! There is so much going on throughout our district at each of our 11 schools. Be sure not to miss an event by following the district on social media: https://www.facebook.com/WebsterCentralSchools, https://twitter.com/WCSDProud, and Superintendent Gumina’s Twitter feed, https://twitter.com/superwebstercsd. Just this past week, Webster Schroeder High School performed the first musical of the year with amazing performances of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and we watched 700+ One Webster fourth graders enjoy the great outdoors along a mile course at North Ponds Park during the annual Fun Run. We can’t wait to see what the weeks ahead will bring.

Welcome back, everyone!


48th ANNUAL SENIOR CITIZENS’ DAY - OCTOBER 24

The board is pleased to sponsor the 48th Annual Senior Citizens’ Day upcoming on Thursday, October 24. Invitations to senior citizens who live in the district will be mailed the first week of October. This much-anticipated community event is highlighted by performances from our talented student musicians, a wonderful Thanksgiving-style meal, and the ever-popular door prizes donated by area merchants and service organizations. Anyone interested in donating door prizes for this One Webster event, please email Jenifer_Calus@webstercsd.org as soon as possible.


STAY INFORMED WITH YOUR BOARD OF EDUCATION

You can stay informed on your board’s activities by visiting http://www.websterschools.org/board. The board’s web page features agendas, minutes, and even the latest meetings, which are live streamed on the district’s BOE page, and run live (and taped) on WETV, Spectrum Cable Channel 1301. You can also find past taped meetings on the board’s website. Public attendance at meetings and workshops is always encouraged and welcomed.


Be sure to join us for these upcoming board meetings and district-wide events:

  • Thursday, October 3 - BOE Regular Meeting: Safety and Security (6:15 p.m., updated time), Webster Schroeder High School library

  • Saturday, October 5 - Webster Marching Band hosts its Annual Autumn Fanfare field show and competition, Webster Schroeder High School stadium, Gates open at 4:30 p.m., performances begin at 5:30 p.m.; Webster’s Marching Band performs at 6:09 p.m. sharp!

  • Thursday, October 17 - BOE Workshop: Technology, 6:30 p.m. Webster Schroeder High School library

  • Tuesday, October 22 - F.I.R.E. meeting, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m., Webster Schroeder High School library

  • Thursday, October 24 - Senior Citizens’ Day, Webster Schroeder High School

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