Secondary School News
Honeoye Central School District: January 2021
A Message From Mrs. Klaehn
I don't know about you, but I am always amazed at how quickly the weeks seem to fly by, even though looking at my calendar on Monday morning makes me think each week is going to drag on! We are nearing the half-way mark of the school year, and I continue to be incredibly proud of our student body. Every day I get to witness their growth not only in terms of academic knowledge, but in becoming the well-rounded young adults that we need them to be. When I think about why I became an educator in the first place, and then pursued two additional degrees to stay in the field, it is because of the potential that I see in our youth. They are our future, and I continue to be grateful to be granted this awesome opportunity to partner with families in helping them see the opportunities that lie ahead of them, but also to achieve their goals!
Please Ask Your Student!
Students in grades 6-8: yl3iwn
Students in grades 9-12: 5m5ehjf
Parental Awareness of Avatar "Games"
Additionally, our students spend a significant amount of time on screens during their school day. When schoolwork/homework is done, encourage students to unplug. If need be, keep their devices in a "shared" space at home after the school day. As a parent with two (currently 100% remote...fingers crossed for a return to hybrid for them next week!) school-aged children who spend a lot of time on their devices, I know it can be hard, but it does the body good to take a break!
NOT NEW BUT STILL IMPORTANT!
Learning Model Changes
I would like to stress how important it is for 100% Remote students to log in to their Google Meets and remain logged in until dismissed by their teachers. Students who do not meet these expectations can expect a follow up from a counselor, administrator, or another member of the Student Support Team.
Additionally, if you wish to implement a change in learning model for your student(s), please direct inquiries and requests to your child's counselor who will initiate the process. Teachers need time to modify or alter assignments and adjust their rosters, and the turnaround time may take up to 48 hours. The more time you can provide us to prepare for the switch, the better we can maintain continuous access to learning for your children. Thank you for your partnership as we make these adjustments.
Remote Instruction & Technology Support
- These remote learning expectations continue to be important for our students who are engaging at home.
- The best way to receive tech help from home is to utilize the "Tech Help" button on the district website.
- Whenever possible, please refrain from calling the secondary office for tech support. The most our clerical staff will be able to to do assist in troubleshooting technology is to transfer you to Tech Support.
- Attendance is important on live instruction days for our 100% remote students and our students who are temporarily remote due to COVID-19 guidelines.
- When teachers are absent, it is not likely that the substitute will have access to the Google Meet. Teachers will be pushing out instructions to 100% Remote students through their Google Classes when they are absent.
- Materials for 100% Remote learners can be picked up (or dropped off, if necessary) between 8am and 3pm every Friday. Please come to the window at the district office entrance, give your child(ren)'s name(s) and grade level(s), and you will receive materials.
- Hybrid students who are absent on their cohort days but log in via Google Meet will only be marked "present" in their classes if they receive instructions to do so from the counselor, principal, or school nurse.
- If your student's Google Meet link is not working, wait a few minutes and try again. Teachers may be handling a situation in the classroom and might not be able to start the Meet right away, which will send a message to students that they cannot join at the time. Thanks for your patience!
Important Message From Mrs. Bricco and Mrs. Campbell
The Yearbook Club is back in business and ready to offer families (grades 6-12) an exciting opportunity to purchase a 2021 Honeoye Yearbook. This year, our goal has been to reduce the price of the book, to provide a unique point of view, and to increase the number of candid shots throughout the book. We want a yearbook that your student can look back on in 20 years to remember all of the great things that are able to happen during the 2020-2021 school year.
- If you are interested in purchasing a yearbook at the lowest price of the year, please click here.
- If you are a parent of a senior and are interested in purchasing a PDA (Parent Display of Affection), please visit here.
- If you have any fun pictures of activities your student has been involved in this school year (sports, first day of school pictures, senior banquet, fund candids), please submit here.
- Lastly, if you have any questions, please email the firstname.lastname@example.org, and Carrie Bricco and/or Lorri Campbell will get back to you!
Student Support Team
The team reviews each recommendation and works to establish tiered interventions to support students. Families may hear from a member of the SST (Mrs. VanLare, Mr. Carrier, Mrs. Johnson, Dr. Paler, Mrs. Bush, Mrs. Klaehn, or Deputy Potter) to determine the best course of action for each student.
For students who are 100% Remote, implementing the same interventions pose a little more difficulty, as we do not see students physically in the building. If students are not engaging and our attempts to communicate with families fall short, we will initiate a home visit to check in on our students. If, after a home visit, we are still unable to connect with families and students, we are required to connect with Child Protective Services. This is not meant to be a punishment; it simply means that we need help from outside agencies in connecting and communicating with our families. Please reach out to the Secondary Office if you have any questions about the functionality of the SST.
Tiered Interventions and Supports
- academic performance
- social-emotional needs
- teacher/counselor/administrator recommendation
- ongoing dialogue with parents
This "extra day" is not a full day of in-person instruction, rather a remote learning day that takes place within the building. We are still in the pilot phase of this and will continue t explore more options to meet the needs of our students.
- January 15: Periods 1-4, Cohort 1
- February 12: Periods 5-8, Cohort 2
- March 12: Periods 5-8, Cohort 1
- April 16: Periods 1-4, Cohort 1
Please also note that on the original school calendar, March 12 was a scheduled Superintendent's Conference Day. In July, the BOE updated the calendar to add an additional SCD in September, pushing students' start day back by one day. As a result of that, there is no Superintendent's Conference Day on March 12th.
Mr. Carrier (email@example.com) for middle school and Mrs. VanLare (firstname.lastname@example.org) for high school. Lastly, please find our counseling department on Twitter @hcs_counseling and Instagram @hcs_counseling .