What's going on in GOAL?

Week of December 6th-December 10th, 2021

Important Information for Parents...

  • Please click here for a message sent out on Tuesday, December 7th from Brian Neenan and Chief Dennis Kohlmeier regarding school threats and social media.
  • 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).
  • Report cards for Quarter 1 are now available on the Parent Portal!

  • Today was the field trip for 10th graders to EMCC. Students were able to explore two different fields they are interested in for next year.

  • We are now about a month into Quarter 2 - 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 choose to 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!


Happy Birthday...

Nathan - December 28th

Dates to Remember...

December 24th - January 2nd - Winter Break - NO SCHOOL!

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 Student of the Week

Nathan F.

for exemplifying the C.A.R.E. quality:


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

Nathan is a very conscientious student. His character and work ethic are a great addition to our program. Nathan is consistently on task and showing a greater comfort level in asking questions and contributing to class discussions. Nathan is an absolute pleasure to teach.

Get to Know...

Mr. Sepka, Schroeder Assistant Principal

"I love working in education because it allows me to be a part of the lives of students. It is extremely energizing for me to see students grow and improve on a daily basis. Being able to be a small part of this growth process fills me with joy and gives my life purpose. I'm grateful to be here with you all!"

How many years have you worked in Schroeder?

5 years

How many years have you worked in education?

17 years

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

St. John Fisher, Education

Favorite Color: Black

Favorite Sports team: Buffalo Bills

Favorite book: Resilience

Favorite TV Show or Movie: The Office, Last Chance U

Favorite food: Pizza

Favorite drink: Coffee

Favorite hobbies: Exercise, Coaching, Reading, Guitar,

Favorite restaurant: Rizzi's

Why is GOAL great?

GOAL is great because it allows people to be the best versions of themselves. We all deserve an opportunity to show the world our best selves.

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.

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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

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

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