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Schoology Information

What is Schoology?

Schoology is an online learning, classroom management, and social networking platform that improves learning through better communication, collaboration, and increased access to curriculum.

Teachers use Schoology to post their classroom materials online; provide a forum for students to collaborate on projects; and to assign and collect homework electronically. It helps students stay organized and it keeps the class connected.

A Schoology Parent Account gives you access to:

  • The classes your child is enrolled in.
  • Your child’s upcoming assignments.
  • School and class communications / announcements.

Schoology makes it easy for parents to stay involved in their children’s education.

Video Tutorial

Click on the video box below for a tutorial on Schoology for parents.

How do I get access?

To sign up for a Schoology account or if you forgot your username and/or password, please email Portal Help.

You will be given a username and generic password. You will be given a link to click on to change your password. You should do this on a web browser (like Chrome or Safari) and NOT on the Schoology App.

Get the App on your phone

1. Download the Schoology App

Once you have your password, you are ready to to access your account on your smartphone using the Schoology App.

Download the Schoology App from your app Store. When you first open the App, you will see this screen:

You need to login through by clicking “Continue”

2. How to use the Schoology App

After logging in, click on the three lines at the top left of the screen.

You will now see this

Click on My Children to see information about each of your children, including their course materials and groups. If you have more than one child, you can select between them.

3. What you will see

After selecting your child, you will see this screen (If you only have one child, their information will just need for a choice!)

This page contains updates made by teachers.

Click on courses (at the top left) to the see the courses they are enrolled in. Choose a course and click on it to see the course material. You will see the course the same way your child does!

Click on Groups to see the groups your child is enrolled in.

Click on Calendar to see your child’s calendar, which will show school calendar items, assignments, and due dates.

4. Getting Schoology notifications on your smartphone.

Teachers and Administrators will be using Schoology to communicate.

When Schoology messages are sent, you will receive an email. If you would like to receive Schoology notifications on your smartphone as well, do the following:

Click on the three lines at the top of the Schoology screen, then click Account Settings.

Select the notifications tab at the top, then click “Send notifications to your phone via text message”. Follow the instructions to enter your cell phone number and provider.

Infinite Campus

Infinite Campus Information

What is Infinite Campus?

The Infinite Campus Portal is a confidential and secure web site that allows parents/guardians and students to log in and view their child’s progress in school with real-time access as it is entered by teachers, counselors, and other staff:

  • Schedules
  • Progress reports
  • Assignments (Gradebook)
  • NYS assessments
  • Attendance
  • Immunization information
  • Fees (Chromebook Protection Plan)

How do I get access

To request a portal account or to reset your password, please email the Portal Help.

Video tutorial

Click on the video box below for a tutorial on Infinite Campus for parents.

Get the app on your phone

Click here for a video tutorial for the IOS App
Click here for a video tutorial for the Android App

1. Download the Campus Portal App

Once you have your username and password, you are ready to to access your account on your smartphone or tablet using the Campus Portal App.

Download the Campus Portal App from your app store.

2. Login to Campus Portal App with your username and password

When you first open the App, you will see this screen, where you must enter the school district ID:

The Canandaigua City School District ID is XPTMCL

Enter your username and password and click Login

3. How to use the Campus Portal App

After logging in, you will see the settings screen, which includes your account information, notification preferences, and the logout button.

You can choose to receive notifications on your mobile device by clicking on the notifications buttons as shown.

If you change the notifications, you must save the settings at the bottom of the screen.

5. The Menu Button

To find additional information, select the Menu Button (three lines at the top left).

Your parent account makes it easy to switch between students. Just click the arrow to the right of the student’s name!

Planner holds schedule information.

Grades shows posted and in-progress grades.

Assignments are listed by due dates, and can be filtered by class. More detailed information can be viewed by tapping on any assignment.

Attendance is organized by course and date.

Food services is grayed out because CCSD doesn’t put that info here.

If you are having problems with the app, use the help link to connect to troubleshooting documentation and a support request form.

students practicing bus evacuation

Acronyms / Buzz Words

Acronym or Buzz Words Meaning
504 Section 504 of the 1973 rehabilitation Act: applies to students with milder disabilities than those served by CSE; educational modification plans
ADD Attention Deficit Disorder
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
AIS Academic Intervention Service
APE Adaptive Physical Education
ASL American Sign Language
AT Assistive Technology
BIP Behavior Intervention Plan
BOCES Board of Cooperative Educational Services
BOE Board of Education
CAI Computer Assisted Instruction
CEC Character Education Committee
CIE Committee (or Council) for Instructional Excellence
CPSE Committee on Preschool Education
CRP Community Reading Partnership
CSE Committee on Special Education
CT Consultant Teacher
CTA Canandaigua Teacher Association
DARE Drug Abuse Resistance Education
DBQ Document Based Question
DEAR Drop Everything and Read
DIBELS Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills
DSS Department of Social Services
ED Emotional Disability
EDM Everyday Math
ELA English Language Arts
ELL English Language Learner
ESY Extended School Year
FAPE Free Appropriate Public Education
FBA Functional Behavioral Assessment
FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
Fluency Accuracy, pace, and expression of oral reading
GED General Education Diploma
GUMS Grammar, Usage, Mechanics and Spelling
ICT Integrated Co-Teaching
IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IEP Individualized Education Plan
IHIP Individualized Home Instruction Plan
IST Instructional Support Team
KWL What do I know? What do I want to know? What have I learned?
LD Learning Disability
LEA Local Educational Agency
LEAP Local Educational Agency Program
LEP Limited English Proficiency
LRE Least Restrictive Environment
MST Math, Science, and Technology
MSV Meaning, Structure and Visual Clues when reading
NCLB No Child Left Behind
NSBA National School Boards Association
OHI Other Health Impairment
OI Orthopedic Impairment
OT Occupational Therapy
PFRM Parents for Reading and Math
Phonological Sound sequences of words
PINS Person In Need of Supervision
PPP Primary Prevention Project
PPS Primary Postal Service
PSWD Preschooler with a Disability
PT Physical Therapy
PTO Parent Teacher Organization
RTI Response to Intervention
SED State Education Department
SEIT Special Education Itinerant Teacher
SIP School Improvement Team
SME Success Maker Enterprise Software
SSR Sustained Silent Reading
SSW Sustained Silent Writing
Stretch word out Sound it out
TBI Traumatic Brain Injury
UPK Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program
VESID Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities

School Information

Primary-Elementary School

Primary-Elementary School Supply List

Click onto the Grade for their 2019-2020 Supply List


1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

Headphone Letter Information

Field Trips

Kindergarten Bus Run and Orientation

August TBD, 2020

Parents will be riding the bus to the Primary Elementary School with their Kindergartner

8:35 - 8:45 Arrival

  • Parents drop Kindergartner at their classroom
    • There is a colored dot on your child’s bus tag. Follow the balloons of that color to get to the classroom.
  • Parents go to the Kindergarten Courtyard for a Meet & Greet Reception after dropping child off at the classroom.

8:55 - 9:20 Meet and Greet

  • Kindergartners will be in the classroom with their teacher
  • Parents will enjoy a reception at the Kindergarten Courtyard
  • Please stop at the following tables to meet representatives and pick up important information:
    • Board of Education
    • Transportation Department
    • School Nurses
    • Cafeteria Staff
    • Support Services
    • Administration
    • YMCA
    • PTSA
    • Scouts

9:20-9:30 Dismissal

  • An announcement will be made for parents to pick up children from classroom and board bus to go back home.

If your child is not riding a bus to school, we encourage you to still come to the school on this day. Please come to the West Gibson St. Entrance. It is an opportunity for Kindergartners to see the classroom and meet their teacher!

School Nurses

Primary-Elementary School

Grades UPK-2

Lynnette Jones, RN
Mary Casella, RN


FAX (585)396-3779

Grades 3-5

Jacqui Tessena, RN
Jill Cross, RN


FAX (585)396-3954

UPK Orientation

The following documents are for the parents of newly enrolled Universal Pre-Kindergartners at the Canandaigua Primary-Elementary School.

Middle School

Middle School Supply List

Click onto the Grade for their 2019-2020 Supply List

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

Headphone Letter Information

SchoolKidz - Purchase Option

Let us make school supply shopping a breeze!!!!

Dear Middle School Parents and soon to be MS Parents,

We would like to provide you with an option for convenience. We will be using the convenient services of SchoolKidz, Inc. and their Teacher Tailored® back-to-school supply kit program. Why fight long lines trying to find every single requested item on your child’s supply list? Let us do the shopping for you!

SchoolKidz, Inc. offers brand name items, such as Crayola®, Fiskars® and Elmer’s® and Staples. Each item is chosen by the teachers and is exactly what is on your child’s supply list. Best of all, the entire package comes in a reusable personalized kit.

This program will save you time, making “back-to-school time” less hectic and more enjoyable for both students and parents. We believe you will find the pricing to be very reasonable. The kit will be available for pick up at your child’s orientation day in the fall.

If you have any questions, please contact Nora Cunha at or call 396-3870.

Canandaigua Middle School
2018 School Supply Kits Online Ordering

  • Online Ordering Begins: May 26, 2018
  • Online Ordering Ends: June 21, 2018
  • Orders are ONLY accepted online
  • Only Available for 6th or 7th grade supplies

To order your kit(s) online, please follow these simple steps:

1. Go to

2. Enter the account number: 75763


*** Note… Ear Buds and the Calculator are available for separate purchase as “Bulk Items”.. The calculator is included in the Grade 6 kit but also needed in 7 and 8. We didn’t include it in the kit because you can use the same calculator and not repurchase.

4. Enter your child’s first and last name

5. Add to cart; confirm your order and checkout.



Field Trips

6th Grade

Camp Bristol Hills

Conservation Field Day - September TBD, 2019

8th Grade

Washington DC Trip

Welcome to 8th Grade

Time to start planning for our
8th Grade Trip to Washington, D.C.
May 8, 9, 10, 2020

To register, please download the form and send to:

1st Choice Educational Tours
P.O. Box 950
Batavia, NY 14021-0950

*All students going to DC MUST be registered through 1st Choice Educational Tours.

Fundraising Opportunities:

  • Holiday Sale
  • Walk-A-Thon
  • Spring Sale
  • Group Fundraiser (tbd)
For email updates, please email

Tentative Itinerary

Registration Form

Annual Fall Teambuilding Picnic

When: September TBD, 2019

Where: Baker Park

Our students will be participating in an 8th Grade Fall Team building Picnic. We will depart the building and walk to Baker Park at approximately 10:00 a.m. and return to the building at 2:00 p.m. for regular dismissal. For the cost of $2.00, students will be provided a lunch with drinks and appropriate snacks. They should dress appropriately for the weather and for walking. A bus will be provided for those who aren’t able to walk the distance. In the event of rain, students will resume their normal class schedule.

Please sign the permission slip and have your son/daughter return the permission slip with $2.00 to their Social Studies teacher by Friday, September 15th. Students will not be able to attend if a signed permission slip is not turned in.

If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to call us at (585) 396-3880.

Thank you,

8th Grade Teachers

School Nurses

Middle School

Kelly Smith, RN
Lorraine Ryan, RN


FAX (585)396-3874


High School Supply List

School Nurses

High School

Marcia Jewell, RN
Donna Ryan, RN


FAX (585)396-3957

Yearbook- Senior Photo Information

2019-2020 Academian Yearbook

Class of 2020 Senior Yearbook Baby Ads

Due by November 22, 2019

Baby Ad Form & Information




Please follow these guidelines:

  • pictures submitted to us on a CD or via email:
  • pictures submitted in a Jpeg (.jpg) Format
  • resolution of 300 dpi (525 w x 600 h)

*We will accept a printed photograph if you do not have a digital copy.

Any background color is acceptable, as long is the picture is basically a “head and shoulders” shot. Outfits should be school appropriate. No weapons in any photos.

You are welcome to use any photographer as long as they can meet our specifications and deadline.

DEADLINE: Friday, OCTOBER 4, 2019



**Make your appointment NOW

**Return Proofs Promptly.

**Make sure your photographer can meet required specifications and deadline dates.

All senior photos are due in the Academian office by Friday, October 4, 2019. This means that you MUST make your appointment with a photographer well in advance!

If we do not receive your photo by the deadline date, or if your photo does not meet the above specifications, then your picture either will NOT be in the yearbook or we will use the photo taken for school pictures.

If a photographer cannot meet all the requirements, go to a different photographer!

*Please see Mrs. Coleman as soon as possible if finances are an issue in getting your senior portrait taken.





Personal Information Privacy?

The district has the ability to remotely clear and lock the device so personal data cannot be accessed. The Chromebook would become unusable as it would be locked permanently.

Need Chromebook Help?

Middle School

The library will be the place for students go if the Chromebook is damaged, lost, they forget their Chromebook, or for any additional assistance.


The Student run help desk window next to the library will be the place for students go if the Chromebook is damaged, lost, they forget their Chromebook, or for any additional assistance.

Storing Chromebooks

Prepare Chromebooks for long-term storage
  1. Charge your Chromebooks so that the battery is at least 80% full. This ensures that even when the battery discharges while unplugged over the summer, it won’t fully run out of power.
  2. To slow the discharge rate during storage, do not physically remove the battery from the Chromebook for storage. Instead, take the following steps:
    1. Connect the device to a charger and turn it on.
    2. Hold Refresh and Power at the same time.
    3. While holding these keys, remove the power cable from device and then release the keys. The device should shut down and remain off.
    4. Confirm the battery disconnect worked by pressing the power button.

The device should not power on, despite having a battery charge. The Chromebook won’t power on by touching the power button or opening the lid, until you plug the device back to a power source.

This is the ideal way to store devices. It reduces battery discharge to a minimum, prevents constant charge and discharge from reducing the battery life, and keeps the Chromebook in a stable, powered-off state.

Note: If you can’t put your model of Chromebook into the battery disconnect state described above, charge the battery to at least 80%. Then, turn off the Chromebook, unplug it from a power source, and store it in a cool, dry place.

Do Not Store Chromebooks with Dead Batteries

Fully discharging a lithium ion battery is one of the worst things you can do for battery care. When your Chromebook is not able to run on its battery because it has run out of “juice”, the battery is still not completely discharged. It just can not provide enough power to run the Chromebook. Now, if you take this Chromebook and put it on a shelf for 2-3 months, it will fully discharge prior to using it again. This could cause irreparable damage to the battery.

Instead, charge your Chromebooks before storing them. Most experts say to store lithium ion batteries with about 40% remaining in them. The recommendation is just to fully or close to fully charge your Chromebooks before storing them.

Shutting off a Chromebook

Completely Shut Down Chromebooks

When you typically use a Chromebook you probably don’t shut it down between uses. Either you log off and close the lid, or you lock the Chromebook by closing the lid, or let the Chromebook sit. In all of these cases (with default settings) the screen will turn off eventually. It doesn’t shut down though. Instead it goes into standby. Standby only uses a little about of power, but it does still use it.

Instead of using standby, we want to completely shutdown the Chromebook. You can do this by hold down the power button on the Chromebook until the screen goes blank. This should take less than 5-7 seconds. When you release the power button the screen should remain blank. Occasionally logging off or shutting down your Chromebook is also important for keeping your Chrome OS update to date.



The Canandaigua Parent-Teacher-Student Association (PTSA) believes in making every child's potential a reality by being the premier organization for parent involvement and advocacy. Canandaigua PTSA is a powerful voice for all children, a significant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for the education and well-being of every child.

The PTSA provides critical financial support for various school activities and resource or equipment needs. It strongly supports the community-wide Character Education, Health & Wellness, and Family Involvement initiatives of our school district.

Contact us at:

Please Join Us!

PTSA Flyers

The PTSA Flyer Program: In partnership with the school district, the Canandaigua PTSA makes it possible to provide informational flyers directly to students and parents on a timely basis. PTSA Flyers are online! You can check anytime for updates. Flyers are posted on this site immediately upon approval. Flyer information is also utilized in the monthly PTSA e-newsletter.
Find them by scrolling to the bottom of the latest PTSA Newsletter.

PTSA continues to recognize the high value of community and family involvement in the growth and education of our youth. Enrichment opportunities are a great community asset. The PTSA Flyer concept was introduced to enable effective and inexpensive promotion/marketing of these activities. Flyers are posted in an electronic format, available for browsing and printing directly from the site. This helps cut costs and reduces paper waste.

All flyers must be produced and made available in an electronic format by the submitting organization (see below). This is a great way for non-profits and school-related organizations to reach students and parents directly with information about upcoming activities. Posting occurs as soon as each flyer is approved by the District Community Relations office. Please plan accordingly.

Important Notes:
  1. Only non-profit and/or school-related organizations may participate.
  2. Flyers in electronic format may be any size. But they must be in either Word or Adobe .pdf format.
  3. Note the schedule posted in the district calendar monthly and plan accordingly for proper lead time for your event. No exceptions will be made if submissions are late.
  4. All materials to be posted must first be approved by the school district. Contact Communications - Caroline Chapman: (585)396-3714.
  5. Materials submitted for posting should be focused on general information such as the announcement of a meeting, a sign up for future activities, or a special event. These materials cannot be solicitations, proselytizing in nature, or designed for any commercial purpose.
  6. Submit your electronic flyer to:

PTSA - Heather Holman at
CCSD - Caroline Chapman

We hope that you find these procedures helpful. PTSA and the school district thank you for your support of our community’s youth.

For any other information, contact Heather Holman, PTSA Flyer Program Coordinator, at


The PTSA sponsors many varied activities and we really need your support. Explanations of just some of the opportunities are listed below. Volunteer your time, donate and/ or become a PTSA member…it is up to you!

PTSA Committee Member / District Committee Member Are you interested in being a parent rep for any one of a variety of District-wide school committees?

Box Tops, UPC’s, and Cartridge (BUCs) Helper Help earn $ and products for our schools. Cut, sort, count, and bag Box Top coupons and UPC’s from labels. This is done at your convenience and in the comfort of your home. For BUCs donations, send all items to the PTSA mailbox at each school building

BUCs* Coordinator:
Jennifer Conklin

Staff Recognition Week Helper Be part of the committee to help prepare staff recognition events for the district.

Gleaner’s Food Drive Help with this special one-time event. Come in to the school to help gather and stack the canned food being donated, by students, to local food pantries.

Summer Programs Fair Help coordinate this spring event that provides parents with information on many Summer Programs available for their kids.

Kindergarten or UPK Screening Do you like to lead a small group of children from place to place? Come help for a few hours in the spring as the incoming kindergartners move about the building for screening.

Art Show Set-up (Primary/Elementary) Help put up artwork prior to the spring Art show.

In-School Laminating Laminate materials for staff as needed. You make your own hours.

Clothing Closet Helper Help out at your convenience in the PTSA Room to keep the clothing and shoes neat.

There are many other volunteer opportunities that arise during the school year.



Board of Education Meetiing
Operations Center
IB Pinning Ceremony
CA Library
UPK Application Deadline
PTSA Meeting, CMS Library
CMS Library

PTSA Officers

PTSA Officers

President: Leslie Mast

Lead Building Representative/VP: Mary Kate Cywinski

Treasurer: Heather Holman

Secretary: Julie Henry

Notifications and Resources

Emergency Notifications

School Messenger Logo

Parents and Guardians
You can take advantage of our
Text Messaging Service

Our school utilizes the SchoolMessenger system to deliver text messages, straight to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts and more.

You can participate in this free service* just by sending a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to our school’s short code number, 67587.

You can also opt out of these messages at any time by simply replying to one of our messages with “Stop”.

SchoolMessenger is compliant with the Student Privacy PledgeTM, so you can rest assured that your information is safe and will never be given or sold to anyone.

Opt-In from your mobile phone now! Just Send "Y" or "Yes" to 67587.

School Messenger QR Code

Parent Notifications

Parents' Bill of Rights for Data Privacy & Security

In accordance with Education Law Section 2-d, the Canandaigua City School District hereby sets forth the following Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security, which is applicable to all students and their parents/legal guardians.

1. A student’s personally identifiable information cannot be sold or released by the District or BOCES for any commercial or marketing purposes;
2. In accordance with FERPA, Section 2-d and Board of Education Policy 7250 Student Records: Access and Challenge, parents have the right to inspect, review and/or receive a copy of the complete contents of their child’s education record, including any student data stored or maintained by the District or BOCES.
3. The District will disclose personally identifiable information from student records, without parental consent, to other school officials within the District whom the District has determined to have a legitimate educational interest (see 5b below).
4. The District, at its discretion, releases directory information without prior consent, unless the parent/guardian or eligible student has exercised their right to prohibit release of the information without prior written consent.
5. State and federal laws protect the confidentiality of a student's 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. The District has the following safeguards in place:
a. All databases that have student information are protected by a secure password and login. These logins are monitored and kept up to date;
b. Student information is only accessible by those that are deemed warranted of having the information.
6. The New York State Education Department collects a number of student data elements for authorized uses. A complete list of all student data elements collected by the State is available for public review from the State Education Department at this NYSED website. Or parents may obtain a copy of this list by writing to:

Office of Information & Reporting Services
New York State Education Department
Room 863 EBA
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234

7. Parents have the right to submit complaints about possible breaches of student data or teacher or principal APPR data. Any such complaint must be submitted, in writing to:

Jamie Farr, Superintendent
Canandaigua City School District
143 North Pearl Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424

Access to Student Records & Directory Information

Certain student information is considered directory information. Directory information may be released by the school to anyone who requests it, pending approval by the District Records Access Officer. Release of directory information is not permitted if the information is to be used for solicitation, fundraising, political or commercial purposes. Directory information includes:

Student’s name

Telephone number


Date of birth

Degrees/awards received in school

Dates of attendance

Weight/height of members of athletic teams

Most recent previous school attended

Participation in officially recognized school activities /sports and other similar information.

If a parent, guardian or eligible student does not wish to have some or all of the directory information described above be released without prior consent, he or she must contact the school principal’s office within 30 days of publication of annual notice (usually August in district Calendar).

Parents and guardians of students have the right to inspect and review official educational records. As long as the records are directly related to their children, parents/guardians may obtain copies of them from the school district. If any record appears inaccurate or misleading, parents/guardians also have the right to file for a hearing to challenge the record’s contents. Requests to inspect, make copies, or amend educational records must be submitted in writing, either in person or by mail, to the District Records Access Officer, 143 North Pearl St, Canandaigua, NY 14424. The Records Access Officer will provide information on further procedures and any applicable fees. A form for this purpose may be obtained by calling 396-3714.

Under NCLB, U.S. military recruiters have unlimited access to any student’s school records unless a parent/guardian has filed a letter with the District Counseling Center that specifically denies such access. Please contact the Director of Pupil Personnel Services at 396-3952 for details.

Student Privacy

Parents have the opportunity to opt their child out of participating in the following activities:

The collection, disclosure or use of personal information collected from students for the purpose of marketing or for selling that information, or providing such information to a third party for that purpose. The Canandaigua City School District has never engaged in this type of activity and will not in the future.

Any non-emergency, invasive physical examination or screening that is required as a condition of attendance, administered by the school and scheduled in advance, and is not necessary to protect the immediate health and safety of the student, or of other students. The District has never contemplated such activities.

Administration of any survey containing questions regarding one or more of the following protected information areas:

1)political affiliation or beliefs of the student or student’s family;

2)mental or psychological problems of the student or student’s family;

3)sex behavior or attitudes;

4)illegal, antisocial, self-incriminating, or demeaning behavior;

5)critical appraisals of others with whom respondents have close family relationships;

6)legally recognized privileged relationships, such as lawyers, doctors or ministers;

7)religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs of the student or parents;

8)income, other than as required by law to determine eligibility for particular programs (such as Free & Reduced Price meal programs).

Parents also have the right to inspect, upon request and before administration or use:

1)Protected information surveys of students;

2)Instruments used to collect personal information from students;

3)Instructional material used as part of the educational curriculum

The District has administered Character Education and Risk Behavior surveys to students at grade levels 6-12 that have included general questions on sexual attitudes and illegal behavior related to drug and alcohol usage. The District plans to continue administration of these surveys periodically.

Staff Qualifications

Parents have the right to request the following information regarding the professional teaching qualifications of the child’s classroom teacher(s):

  • Whether the teacher has met NYS Education Department qualifications and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas he/she teaches.
  • Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which NYSED qualifications and licensing have been waived due to special circumstances.
  • The teacher’s college major (undergraduate level); whether the teacher has any graduate certifications or degrees and, if so, the field of discipline of the certification or degree.
  • Whether their child is provided services by any teaching assistants and, if so, their qualifications.

There are several other annual notifications required by law. These include:

Additional Notifications

The District Attendance Policy – A summary appears in the District Calendar and in specific school student/parent handbooks.

Student Codes of Conduct – A summary appears in the Calendar. More specific codes for each building are published in school handbooks.

Pesticide Application and Asbestos Abatement – Both notifications are available in the District Calendar under Buildings and Grounds.

To obtain a copy of the District Calendar, please contact your building’s main office or the Office of Community Relations at 396-3714.

Military Rights to Student Information

Under the federal No Child Left Behind Act, U.S. military recruiters have unlimited access to any student’s school records unless a parent/guardian has filed a letter with the District Counseling Center that specifically denies such access.

Please contact Donna Schaertl, Counseling Center Secretary, at (585)396-3810 or e-mail her at if you do not want your child’s information provided.

3-8 Testing Info

The 2019 Grades 3-8 New York State Assessments: What Parents Need to Know

Every spring, the Grades 3-8 English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics Tests are administered to students across New York State. These annual ELA and math tests for students in grades 3-8 are required by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015. The tests are designed to measure how well students are mastering the learning standards that guide classroom instruction and help to ensure that students are on track to graduate from high school with the critical thinking, problem solving, and reasoning skills needed for success in college and the modern workplace. The tests also show how schools and districts are progressing with the learning standards and can support professional development for teachers. Below you will find information about the 2019 tests.

Fewer Test Sessions
  • Like the 2018 tests, the 2019 Grades 3-8 ELA and Math Tests are two sessions each.
  • With fewer test sessions, each test will have substantially fewer questions than in recent years, lessening test fatigue for students and better enabling them to demonstrate what they know and are able to do.

Untimed Tests
  • Like the 2016 – 2018 tests, the 2019 Grades 3-8 ELA and Math Tests will be untimed.
  • In general, this means that as long as students are working productively, they will have as much time as they need to complete each test session, within the confines of the regular school day.
  • Schools and districts have discretion to allow students to read silently or quietly exit the room when they have completed their test while others continue to work.

Test Questions Reviewed and Written by New York State Teachers
  • Teachers from across the State serve on committees to write, evaluate and select questions for the tests.
  • Hundreds of New York State educators were involved in creating and reviewing questions for 2019 Grades 3-8 ELA and Math Tests and selecting the questions for the test forms.
  • This year, most of the test questions were written by New York State teachers specifically for the annual New York State tests.
Providing Results for Teachers and Improved Resources for Parents
  • Like the previous three years, the New York State Education Department plans to have instructional reports returned to teachers by the end of the school year and to release at least 75% of the test questions again.
  • The 2019 Score Reports for parents will feature more information about what students should know and be able to do at each grade level.

Computer-Based Testing
  • Canandaigua City Schools will administer the 2019 Grades 3-8 ELA and Math Tests on computers. The computer-based tests (CBT) will have the same questions as the paper versions. Students in those schools utilizing the CBT option have access to CBT practice tests and most have had prior experience participating in other computer-based tests in ELA and Math.
  • The long-term plan is for all schools to use CBT for annual State tests. CBT has the potential to further reduce the need for stand-alone field tests and make assessments better instructional tools for students with disabilities.

Parents' Frequently Asked Questions About NYS K-8 Testing

Title 1

Title 1 is federally funded to help children who are struggling to meet challenging academic state standards.
Title 1 monies are used to support:

  • Salaries of K-5 Reading teachers servicing struggling students at both Canandaigua Primary-Elementary School and St. Mary's Catholic school,
  • Academic Intervention Services for Canandaigua students who are in out-of-district placements (due to handicapping conditions or behavioral issues),
  • Supplies and materials for homeless students,
  • Services for students at the Ontario County Youth Care Facility
  • Services for incarcerated youths at the Ontario County Jail.

Canandaigua City School District
Title 1
AIS School‐Parent Compact

To help our children achieve, we agree to abide by the following conditions during the school year:

School Responsibilities
The school will:

  • Provide high‐quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment;
  • Hold parent‐teacher conferences during these conferences, this compact will be discussed as it relates
    to your child’s academic achievement;
  • Provide parents with frequent reports on their child’s progress;
  • Provide parents reasonable access to staff; and
  • Provide parents with opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class and to observe
    classroom activities.

Parent Responsibilities
We, as parents, will support our children’s learning in the following ways:

  • Monitor my child’s attendance;
  • Make sure that homework is completed;
  • Limit amount of television my child watches;
  • Volunteer in my child’s school;
  • Participate in decisions regarding my children’s education;
  • Promote positive use of my child’s extracurricular time; and
  • Stay informed about my child’s education and communicate with the school regularly.

Student Responsibilities
As a student, I will share the responsibility to improve my grades, and agree to:

  • Do homework every day and ask for help when needed;
  • Read at least 20 minutes a day outside of school; and
  • Give to my parents all notices and information received by me from my school every day

Visiting the Schools

You are required to stop first at the visitor reception desk of the building you are visiting. There you will receive a visitor's badge that must be displayed on your person while you are in the building. At the conclusion of your visit, your badge must be surrendered at the reception desk.

Teachers, guidance counselors and principals are always willing to meet with parents to discuss student concerns. If you wish to confer with a staff person, please phone ahead or send an e-mail to make an appointment. Please use the Staff Directory link at the top of the page for contact information.

Resource Links

Digital Nation - life on the virtual frontier (WXXI PBS)

Information on organizations which provide recreational activities, support, counseling, educational opportunities, and other services for families in Ontario County.

Code of Conduct

The Canandaigua City School District Code of Conduct sets forth the rights and responsibilities of students, parents, and public conduct on school property. It outlines a range of disciplinary measures established to respond to student or public misconduct.

The Code of Conduct is governed by New York State's SAVE legislation and regulations promulgated by the state Commissioner of Education.

The Board of Education unanimously adopted a revised District Code of Conduct at its August 23, 2018 meeting following a public hearing (which is required by state law). The Code of Conduct is reviewed each year and changes are made if appropriate. The Code of Conduct adopted in August, 2018, remains in force until any changes are made.

Code of Conduct

Extra-Curricular Code of Conduct

The primary mission of the school district is the development of academic skills: In supporting this mission, all students are required to demonstrate acceptable levels of academic progress throughout the duration of the Extra-Curricular Activity in which they participate.

The District desires to maximize the educational success and the character development of all students and to prepare them to become contributing, productive citizens. The Extra-Curricular Code of Conduct, and the academic eligibility policy in particular, support this mission. The primary goal of this academic eligibility policy is to identify academic problems as early as possible and encourage students to take advantage of extra help opportunities.

Academic Eligibility for students participating in Extra-Curricular Activities will be reviewed periodically. Academic eligibility should be reviewed approximately every two (2) weeks, as determined by the District. For purposes of this Academic Eligibility Policy, a student’s grade in each particular course shall be reviewed and monitored.

Extra-Curricular Code of Conduct