GOAL is Great!
September 27-October 1, 2021
Important Information for Parents...
- Please check your email for a message about joining the REMIND app - Mrs. Saiff sent this out earlier in the week.
- Mrs. Villamil will be sending out information about signing up for Parent/Teacher conferences soon. Please keep an eye on your email for this important information!
GOAL SENIOR PICTURES!
Friday, October 21st
Anna Holley is a professional photographer but does this free of charge for GOAL students. and we will be able to submit them to the Schroeder Yearbook, Thomas Yearbook and use them for our Yearbook.
Please make sure you have the clothes that you would like to wear with you and have done your hair and make up.
You will have the pictures shared with you and you will be able to make prints at Walgreens/CVS for framing or handing out to family and friends.
There will NOT be an alternate date - this is a one time opportunity and if you are absent, you will not have a second chance.
Your parents will be made aware of this date as well.
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.
This week, students are...
continuing to work on content slides for the morning show. They've developed daily themes and are getting creative in how they are deciding to deliver the information to everyone! Students are also continuing to participate in theater activities designed to increase their comfort level talking to others and presenting information.
Cinema & Lit:
This week, students are...
Discussing different types of conflicts in movies and literature, and they will be dissecting their favorite movie into the areas of a plot line while connecting characters and events to literature devices
Reminders for next week...
Quiz on plot and literature terms.
This week, students experimented in baking a bit. We made a super easy muffin recipe (1 can of pumpkin, 1 box of cake mix and some chocolate chips - into the oven at 350 for 25 minutes) and students also made their own loaves of bread that we will be trying on Monday.
9/11: Students went on a walk at North Ponds on Monday and started the biking unit this week!
10/12: This week, students are...
We will be biking in PE this week!!
Reminders for next week..
Please dress to be outside with appropriate footwear!!
This week, students are...
Decorating the outside of their lockers to let the Goal hallway know what is important and interesting to them. Learning about symbols and symbolism and creating symbols of themselves (Fish) to display in Mr. Klehr's ocean.
Reminders for next week...
We will be researching the benefits of meditation. :)
Next week is Schroeder's SPIRIT WEEK and HOMECOMING!
Forget about school pictures? Make up day is October 13th!
GOAL Student of the Week
C.A.R.E. Quality nominated for:
"I demonstrate collaboration by working together to benefit all. I demonstrate communication by understanding what's important to others and how to share what's important to me."
Not only did Marquez demonstrate cooperative behavior in class but he was willing to reach out and help a classmate!! Marquez took it upon himself to individually work with a student who was absent the class before in PE. He taught all 7 stages of shooting in archery to the student and by the end of class, this student was hitting the bull's eye!! This shows what a kind heart he has AND how well he learned the information the class before!! Marquez is a great role model for GOAL!!
Get to Know...
"I grew up in Webster. I am the youngest of four kids (I have three older brothers). I have four kids of my own."
How many years have you worked in GOAL?
How many years have you worked in education?
Where did you go to college and what did you study?
Brigham Young University (History), St. John Fisher (Social Studies, Education)
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Sports team: None
Favorite book: Amy Tan's The Hundred Secret Senses
Favorite TV Show or Movie: Gosford Park
Favorite food: Pizza
Favorite drink: Ice water
Favorite hobbies: Don't start...
Favorite restaurant: Red Robin
Why is GOAL great?
GOAL is great because everyone can be themselves and is encouraged to do their best.
We have a couple students who are involved in extracurricular activities. Below is their home event schedule for October if you would like to come out and support them!
Mod A Football vs. Victor
Tuesday, October 5th at 5:00pm
Webster Marching Band - Autumn Fanfare
Saturday, October 9th - Gates at 5:00pm
Mod A Football vs. Canandaigua Academy
Wednesday, October 20th at 7:00pm
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.
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
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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Below are Webster CSD e-flyers for some upcoming programs and activities in our community!
The Finger Lakes Youth Apprenticeship Program is entering its third year and is openly taking applications from high school juniors and seniors interested in careers in advanced manufacturing.
Juniors are eligible for an eight-hour job shadow which allows them to visit a local company and check out the manufacturing trade, the company’s culture and more.
Seniors are also eligible for eight-hour job shadows and paid co-ops at up to 2000 hours at $15.00 an hour. These paid co-ops will allow youth apprentices the opportunity to work on state-of-the-art equipment at local manufacturing facilities and gain real-world knowledge and on-the-job experience. Some students may be eligible for dual enrollment credits at MCC as part of the program.
For more information, students can apply at https://fingerlakesyouthapprenticeship.org/for-students-and-parents/ by October 15. Students and parents can also check out videos and job descriptions on the same page. For more information, contact FLYAP at email@example.com.