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Sandy Creek Central School District

Sandy Creek Central School District

Public Notifications

ADA Compliance Statement

The Sandy Creek Central School District is committed to providing a website that is accessible to all members of our community. Good faith efforts are being made to ensure that our website complies with web accessibility standards. We are actively working to conform to level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. If you have difficulty accessing information on our website, please contact our webmaster and provide the full URL (web address) of the material you tried to access, the problem you experienced, and your contact information. We will contact you and make every effort to assist you in accessing the information.

Please note that some pages contain links to third-party sites. Sandy Creek Central School District is not responsible for the content, facts, opinions, or accessibility of third-party sites. To file a Section 504/ADA complaint with the District please contact the District Title IX Coordinator, any complaint may also be referred to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), 32 Old Slip, 26th Floor, New York, NY 10005. Telephone (646) 428-3800 (Voice) or (800) 877-8339 (TTY)


Annual Asbestos Notification

In accordance with the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act of 1987 (AHERA)
A copy of the Sandy Creek Central School building inspection report and management plan is available for review during business hours by appointment.
Please contact: Andrew Ridgeway at (315) 387-3445 ext. 1510 if you would like to set up an appointment or if you have any questions.


Annual Fire Inspection Notice

Notice is hereby given that the annual inspection for 2023-2024 of the Sandy Creek Central School District school buildings for fire hazards which might endanger the lives of students, teachers, employees therein, has been completed and the report thereof is available at the District Office at the Sandy Creek Central School District for inspection by all interested persons.


Child Protective Services Information

Do you suspect abuse or maltreatment?
Contact: OCFS website https://ocfs.ny.gov/main/cps/
Call our Statewide Toll Free Telephone Number: 1-800-342-3720
If you are deaf or hard of hearing, call TDD/TTY at 1-800-638-5163 or have your Video Relay System provider call 1-800-342-3720
If you believe that a child is in immediate danger, call 911 or your local police department.


District Report Card

District Report Card


District-Wide School Safety Plan

Emergencies and violent incidents in school districts are critical issues that must be addressed in an expeditious and effective manner. Districts are required to develop a District-wide School Safety Plan designed to prevent or minimize the effects of serious violent incidents and emergencies and to facilitate the coordination of the district with local and county resources in the event of such incidents or emergencies. The district-wide plan is responsive to the needs of all schools within the district and is consistent with the more detailed emergency response plans required at the school building level. Districts are at risk of a wide variety of acts of violence, natural, and technological disasters. To address these threats, the State of New York has enacted the Safe Schools Against Violence in Education (SAVE) law. This component of Project SAVE is a comprehensive planning effort that addresses risk reduction/prevention, response, and recovery with respect to a variety of emergencies in the school district and its schools. Sandy Creek Central School District continues to support this integral component of the SAVE Legislation through the regular review and updating of its contents. The Superintendent of Schools encourages and advocates this ongoing district-wide cooperation and support of Project SAVE.

https://www.sandycreekcsd.org/pub/1319


Initial Notification Regarding Pesticide Use

New York State Education Law Section 409-H, effective July 1, 2001, requires all public and nonpublic elementary and secondary schools to provide written notification to all persons in parental relation, faculty, and staff regarding the potential use of pesticides periodically throughout the school year.

The Sandy Creek Central School District is required to maintain a list of persons in parental relation, faculty, and staff who wish to receive 48-hour prior written notification of certain pesticide applications. The following pesticide applications are not subject to prior notification requirements:

A school remains unoccupied for a continuous 72-hour following an application,
* Anti-microbial products;
* Nonvolatile rodenticides in tamper resistant bait stations in areas inaccessible to children;
* Nonvolatile insecticidal baits in tamper resistant bait stations in areas inaccessible to children;
* Silica gels and other nonvolatile ready-to-use pastes, foams, or gels in areas inaccessible to children;
* Boric acid and disodium octaborate tetrahydrate:
* The application of EPA designated biopesticides;
* The application of EPA designated exempt materials under 40CFR152.25;
* The use of aerosol products with a directed spray in containers of 18 fluid ounces or less when used to protect individuals from an imminent threat from stinging and biting insects including venomous spiders, bees, wasps, and hornets.

In the event of an emergency application necessary to protect against an imminent threat to human health, a good faith effort will be made to supply written notification to those on the 48-hour prior notification list.

If you would like to receive 48-hour prior notification of pesticide applications that are scheduled to occur in your school, please use the following link for instructions on how to sign up.
Signup for Notifications

If you have any questions, please contact our Pesticide Representative Andy Ridgeway at 315-387-3445 or aridgew@sccs.cnyric.org.

Please note that the 48 hour notification form must be completed on a yearly basis.


Parents' Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security

The Sandy Creek Central School District is committed to protecting the privacy and security of student, teacher, and principal data. In accordance with New York Education Law § 2-d, the Sandy Creek Central School District is providing this Parents Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security.

1. A student’s personally identifiable information cannot be sold or released for any commercial purposes.

2. Parents have the right to inspect and review the complete contents of their child’s education record. The procedures for exercising this right can be found in Board Policy 5500, Student Records.

3. State and federal laws protect the confidentiality of personally identifiable information, and safeguards associated with industry standards and best practices, including but not limited to, encryption, firewalls, and password protection, must be in place when data is stored or transferred.

4. A complete list of all student data elements collected by the State is available at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/irs/sirs/documentation/NYSEDstudentData.xlsx and a copy may be obtained by writing to the Office of Information & Reporting Services, New York State Education Department, Room 863 EBA, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12234.

5. Parents have the right to have complaints about possible breaches of student data addressed. Complaints should be directed in writing to the Chief Privacy Officer, New York State Education Department, Room 863 DBA, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12234.

Supplemental Information Regarding Third-Party Contractors


Privacy and Ed Law 2-D

As a parent, you may be aware the New York State Education Department is making a stronger push to monitor the efficacy of school districts in meeting the mandates set forth by part 121 of Education Law 2-D. These actions are being taken by the state to ensure that student (and some teacher) data privacy is being regarded with the utmost security, both in-district and by any approved third parties.

https://www.sandycreekcsd.org/parents/privacy


Student Code of Conduct

Productive, satisfying and wholesome learning environments depend upon relationships which permit students to learn and teachers to teach. Each student is expected to be responsible for his/her own behavior. The following rules of conduct, focusing on personal safety and respect for the rights and property of others, apply both in the classrooms and throughout the school. Students who fail to meet these standards will face disciplinary action appropriate to the seriousness of the offense. For students with disabilities, all regulations in Part 200.10 of the Education Law will be adhered to.

https://www.sandycreekcsd.org/pub/1305


Supplemental Information Regarding Third-Party Contractors

In the course of complying with its obligations under the law and providing educational services, Sandy Creek Central School District has entered into agreements with certain third-party contractors. Pursuant to such agreements, third-party contractors may have access to "student data" and/or "teacher or principal data," as those terms are defined by law. Each contract the Sandy Creek Central School District enters into with a third party contractor where the third party contractor receives student data or teacher or principal data will include the following information:

(1) the exclusive purposes for which the student data or teacher or principal data will be used;

(2) how the third party contractor will ensure that the subcontractors, persons or entities that the third party contractor will share the student data or teacher or principal data with, if any, will abide by data protection and security requirements;

(3) when the agreement expires and what happens to the student data or teacher or principal data upon expiration of the agreement;

(4) if and how a parent, student, eligible student, teacher or principal may challenge the accuracy of the student data or teacher or principal data that is collected; and

(5) where the student data or teacher or principal data will be stored (described in such a manner as to protect data security), and the security protections taken to ensure such data will be protected, including whether such data will be encrypted.