Sandy Creek Central School District
AnnouncementsAugust 12, 2019
Dear Sandy Creek Middle School Parents and Students,
Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! Our custodial staff has been hard at work putting the finishing touches on getting our building ready, and our staff has been in to prepare for the start of what looks to be an amazing school year! As we come together for a new year, I am looking forward to strengthening the relationships I have built with the Sandy Creek community, students, staff and parents. Together, we can provide a strong foundation to ensure the continued success of our students. The following is some basic information as we start the year:
Our school day begins with HR at 8:15. If a student is absent, we ask that you call the attendance office to provide information on the reason for your child’s absence. Please note that a robo call will go home when a student is not in attendance. Students who are late to school must check in with Mrs. Hovey in attendance. There will be consequences for students who have accumulated five or more unexcused tardies. A valid excuse includes: personal illness, illness or death in the family, religious observance, quarantine, required court appearances, attendance at a health based center or other medical visits, approved college visits, military obligations, absence approved in advance by the Principal, and other reasons as may be approved by the Commissioner of Education. In order to combat chronic absenteeism, which is where a student misses 10% or more of the school year, we will be closely monitoring these trends throughout the District.
Please note that if your child is truly sick, we ask that the he/she stays home. However, sometimes you may hear your child say his/her stomach hurts, or doesn’t feel well. Often times that manifests itself in something else that is going on at home or in school. Please talk to your son/daughter and notify the school if there is an issue that needs to be addressed.
Health Based Center
If you haven’t signed up, please make sure you take advantage of our school based health center for all your child’s medical, dental, health/wellness needs. This will also decrease the amount of time students have to be absent from school for these appointments.
Please note that electronic devices are not allowed to be out in school between 8:15-3:05. If students do bring their devices to school they must be kept it in their lockers. Any student found in violation will face consequences.
Every student will be provided a Chromebook to use throughout the school day. These devices are to be kept in school. Students are expected to follow all rules and use these devices appropriately. Any student found to be using these devices inappropriately will face consequences.
Leader in Me
As we continue or Leader in Me initiative here at the middle school, we have a variety of leadership groups our middle school students can join this year. Here at Sandy Creek MS we encourage student participation and provide a niche for every student to contribute to a positive school climate and culture.
In order to keep up with what we’re doing here at the middle school this year, I encourage you to read my monthly newsletter located on my website. I also post information regularly on my Sandy Creek Twitter account which is also located on my middle school website.
If you have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to call or email me here at school. I’m looking forward to a successful year!
Middle School Principal/Director of Special Education
Do you suspect abuse or maltreatment?
Contact: OCFS website http://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.