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Schoology

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.

To sign up for a K-12 Schoology account, please email Portal Help.

Click here for a video showing how to login and use the Schoology Parent Portal.

Infinite Campus

Infinite Campus

What is the Infinite Campus Portal?

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)

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

Click here for a video showing how to login and use the Infinite Campus Parent Portal.

3 female students hugging and smiling

Acronyms / Buzz Words

Acronym or Buzz WordsMeaning
504Section 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
SEDState 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

Kindergarten

Kindergarten teachers will ask the students' parents for supplies as needed.

1st Grade

  • 1 box of Tissues
  • 6 Glue Sticks
  • 1 4-pack of Fine Point Dry Erase Makers
  • 24 Sharpened Pencils
  • 1 box of Crayons
  • 2 Poly Folder 2-Pocket Folders with Fasteners
  • 1 container of Baby Wipes
  • 1 container of Disinfectant Wipes
  • 1 box of Gallon Size Plastic Baggies (Girls)
  • 1 box of Sandwich Size Plastic Baggies (Boys)
  • 1 roll of Paper Towels
  • 1 set of Headphones
  • 1 Art Smock
Please DO NOT label supplies. We share the supplies as a community in the classroom.

2nd Grade

Community Use Supplies:

  • 24-48 Sharpened Pencils
  • 2 Skinny Dry Erase Markers
  • 6 Glue Sticks
  • 1-2 boxes of Tissues for the Class
  • 2 Pink Block Erasers

Individual Supplies:

  • 1 package of 24 Crayons
  • 1 Scissors
  • 1 Yellow Highlighter
  • 1 box of Colored Pencils
  • 2 Single Subject Spiral Notebooks
  • 1 Art Smock with Name on it.
  • 1 Pencil Bag (NOT A BOX)
  • Headphones or Earbuds (Noise Reduction if Possible) for ChromeBooks

Extra Classroom Supplies:

  • 1 roll of Paper Towels for the Class - if you can.

Remember to practice your addition and subtraction facts!!!

Don't forget to read a couple of books!

3rd Grade

Community Use Supplies:

  • 48 Sharpened Pencils
  • 2-4 Skinny Dry Erase Markers
  • 2 Glue Sticks
  • 2 boxes of Tissues for the Class
  • 1 roll of Paper Towels for the Class
  • 1 package of Loose Leaf WIDE Ruled Paper

Individual Supplies:

  • 1 package of 24 Crayons
  • 1 Scissors
  • 2 Highlighters
  • 5 Plastic Colored Pocket Folders (1 of each, Blue, Red, Yellow, Green, and Purple)
  • 2 Notebooks (Single Subject)
  • 1 Art Smock/Old T-Shirt with Name on it
  • 1 Pencil Bag (NOT A BOX)
  • 1 Headphones (Noise Cancelling)

Please make sure your Child's name is on all of their school supplies!

Thank you!

4th Grade

  • 24 Sharpened Pencils
  • 1 package of Wide Ruled Notebook Paper
  • 1 Sturdy Folder
  • 6 Pocket Folders (preferable with tabs and colors Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Purple and Orange)
  • 1- 1" Binder with Pockets
  • 1 set of 5 "Write-On" Dividers
  • 1 Handheld Silent Pencil Sharpener
  • 1 set of Markers
  • 1 set of Crayons or Colored Pencils
  • 1 Highlighter
  • 1 Non-flexible Ruler (Standard and Metric Measurement)
  • Post-Its (1 3/8" by 1 7/8")
  • 4 Small Glue Sticks
  • Earbuds / Headphones
  • Scissors
  • Erasers
  • 1 package of Black Fine Point Dry Erase Markers
  • Supply Box (to hold pencils, crayons, etc.)
  • 1 Art Smock (Labeled with Child's Name)
  • 1 roll of Paper Towels
  • Wipes

Your Child's 4th Grade Teacher may require you to purchase a few more items. Those items will be listed in the letter your child will receive in August.

The supplies listed above may need to be replenished throughout the school year.

5th Grade

Please note: If you already have these items and they are in good condition, there is no need to purchase brand new materials. If you have extra supplies you are willing to donate to help families in need, they will be gladly accepted.

  • 1 package of Colored Pencils
  • 1 package Wide-Lined Notebook (Filler) Paper
  • 1 Pointed Tip Scissors
  • 6 Paper Pocket Folders With Inside Fastener Tabs: Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, and Purple
  • 1 Patterned "Fun" Folder
  • 1 box of Tissues
  • 24 Sharpened Pencils
  • 1 Large Eraser
  • 4 Glue Sticks
  • 3 packages of 3x3 Post-It Notes
  • 1 Single Subject Wide-Lined Spiral Notebook
  • 2 Highlighters
  • 2 Composition Books
  • 1 Blue and 1 Red Pen
  • 2- 4 Dry Erase Markers, and 1 Clean Old Sock to Hold Dry Erase Markers
  • 1 Hand Held Pencil Sharpener with Shavings Compartment
  • 1 Art Smock
  • 1 - 1 1/2" 3 Ring Binders with Pockets
  • 1 pair of Inexpensive Earbuds/Headphones
  • 1 Pencil Bag (NOT A BOX)

Your child's 5th grade teacher may require you to purchase a few more items. Those items will be listed in the letter your child will receive in August.

Thank you!

Field Trips

Kindergarten Bus Run

Kindergarten Bus Run and Orientation

August TBD, 2018

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

8:35 - 8:45 Arrival

  • Parents drop Kindergartener 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

  • Kindergarteners 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 Kindergarteners to see the classroom and meet their teacher!

School Nurses

Primary-Elementary School

Grades UPK-2

Lynnette Jones, RN
Mary Casella, RN

(585)396-3940

FAX (585)396-3779

Grades 3-5

Cecelia Munn, RN
Jill Cross, RN

(585)396-3910

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

6th Grade

Large Zip Up Binder: To hold multiple folders with (7) Mead Plastic/ Poly 2-Pocket Folders that have pre-punched 3 holes to be placed in the binder (For ELA- Red, Math- Blue, Science- Green, SS-Yellow, Technology- Purple and one for homework.) Heavy duty will last longer- We Recommend Case-It King Sized Zip Tab 4-Inch D-Ring Zipper Binder, 5 Star or Mead. Handle recommended.

Pencils: 4 packages of #2 pre- sharpened pencils to start the year. (Pencils will need to be purchased throughout the year as needed.)

Wide Ruled Loose Leaf Paper: 1 package 120 wide ruled loose leaf paper- to be divided into each subject folders

Three Subject Blue Spiral Notebook: 1 three subject blue spiral notebook labeled for Math

Box of Tissues: 1 box of tissues to be given to double advisor

Pencil Case: 1 soft, durable pencil case with a zipper, 3 hole w/grommets, 10”x 6”

Highlighters: 2 highlighters (2 different colors)

Index Cards: 1- 100/package of white lined 3 x 5 index cards

Earbuds: 1 set of earbuds to be left at school

TI-30XS Calculator:TI-30XS Multiview scientific calculator (will need it for 7th grade as well - a 1 time purchase)

PE: Gym shorts or sweats, no belts or button, t shirt, sneaker with backs (tie or velcro)

Most Importantly…

☺ 1 YEAR FULL OF POSITIVE ATTITUDE & SMILES!!!

Note: Rolling back packs do not fit in lockers. Kids may want a basket for the top of their locker to hold extra items (no larger than 10”x10”x10”). In addition, students are provided with Chromebooks (8x12x1). You may want to purchase a case with a handle to keep it safe.

Please label folders in advance:

First and Last Name
Subject
Team

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 cunhan@canandaiguaschools.org 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 www.shopttkits.com

2. Enter the account number: 75763

3. Choose the appropriate grade level kit - REMEMBER TO CHOOSE THE GRADE YOUR CHILD WILL BE ENTERING IN THE FALL!

*** 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.

IMPORTANT NOTE: YOU DO NOT NEED TO SIGN IN OR CREATE AN ACCOUNT WHEN CHECKING OUT. YOU MAY CHECKOUT WITHOUT AN ACCOUNT BY ENTERING YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS ONLY.

7th Grade

General: Pens, Pencils, Erasers, Loose Leaf Paper, Headphones/ Earbuds

English/ELA 7: 1 ½” Binder, Binder Pencil Pouch (10” X 7”), 3-pack of 3” X 3” Sticky Notes, 1 colored 2 pocket folder

Science: 1” Binder, Pocket Folder

Math: 1 ½” Binder with 2-3 Dividers, Binder Pencil Pouch, TI30XS Calculator (solar is best)

All Math classes require students to have a calculator. Please be sure your child has the correct type and model of calculator as classroom instruction will be specific to the required calculator. Let your child’s teacher or counselor know if financial assistance is needed.

Social Studies: 5 - Pockets Folders with Center Fasteners

Foreign Language:

French- 1 ½” Binder, 3 - Dividers

OR

Spanish- 1” Binder, 5 – Dividers

Technology: 1” Binder, 5 – Dividers

Health: Any Size Binder

Home and Careers: 1 ½” Binder, 5 – Dividers

Physical Education: Gym shorts or sweats (no belts or buttons), T-shirt, Sneakers that support your ankle and foot

*boxes of Kleenex accepted for donation

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 cunhan@canandaiguaschools.org 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 www.shopttkits.com

2. Enter the account number: 75763

3. Choose the appropriate grade level kit - REMEMBER TO CHOOSE THE GRADE YOUR CHILD WILL BE ENTERING IN THE FALL!

*** 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.

IMPORTANT NOTE: YOU DO NOT NEED TO SIGN IN OR CREATE AN ACCOUNT WHEN CHECKING OUT. YOU MAY CHECKOUT WITHOUT AN ACCOUNT BY ENTERING YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS ONLY.

8th Grade

Please note: Supplies vary based on team assignment in 8th Grade

Class Description
General Supplies Earbuds/headphones, pencils, pens (black/blue), erasers, and loose-leaf lined paper, box of tissues (bring to Advisory)
Math - All students
Note: Loose-leaf paper is not needed for this class
1 - Binder 1 ½”
3 - Dividers
1 - Three ring pencil pouch to store calculator
1 -TI-30XS Calculator
High School Algebra Students taking this course will be given additional info on the required TI-84 Plus graphing calculator.
English- Team Conesus & Team Ontario 1 - Binder 1 ½”
5 - Dividers
3 - 3 x 3 Sticky Notes
English- Team Keuka 5 - Colored pocket folders - green, red, purple, yellow, blue
3 - 3 x 3 Sticky Notes
Social Studies - Team Conesus & Team Keuka 1 - 1” Binder
3 - Dividers
Social Studies- Team Ontario 4 - Different colored folders with fasteners
Science 1 - Binder 2”
8 - Dividers
French/ Spanish 1 - Binder 1”
5 - Dividers
Health 1 - Binder 1”
Home & Careers 1 - Binder 1”
5 - Dividers
3 x 5 lined index cards (1 package)
ELA Workshop 1- Pocket folder
Physical Education Gym shorts or sweats, no belts or buttons, t shirt, sneakers with backs (tie or Velcro)

*Stay tuned for your child’s team placement in August*

8th Grade Washington, D.C. Trip (May 9 – 11, 2019)

Check school calendar for parent meeting at open house in September.

Forms

Field Trips

6th Grade

Camp Bristol Hills

Camp Bristol Hills overnight (2018):

May 24th and 25th for Team Seneca
May 31st and June 1st for Team Hemlock
June 7th and 8th for Team Honeoye

Conservation Field Day - September TBD, 2018

8th Grade

Washington DC Trip

Welcome to 8th Grade

Time to start planning for our

8th Grade Trip to Washington, D.C.

May 9 - 11, 2019

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

Annual Fall Teambuilding Picnic

When: September TBD, 2018

Where: Baker Park

Our students will be participating in an 8th Grade Fall Teambuilding 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

(585)396-3860

FAX (585)396-3874


Academy

Technology

FAQ

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.

Academy

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.

students in a classroom using their chromebooks at their desk


PTSA

canandaigua ptsa every child one voice

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.

Read the latest PTSA Newsletter - April, 2018

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: CanandaiguaPTSA@gmail.com

Please Join Us!

PTSA Officers

PTSA Officers

President: Julie Henry,
jvanden@rochester.rr.com

Lead Building Representative/VP: Mary Kate Cywinski,
mkcywinski72@hotmail.com

Treasurer: Leslie Mast,
tetonius@gmail.com

Secretary: Jill Ehrlinger,
jillehrl@rochester.rr.com

PTSA Save Around Rochester Coupon Book Coordinators:

Leslie Mast
tetonious@gmail.com
Jill Ehrlinger
jillehrl@rochester.rr.com

julie henry

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.

Check out this month's flyers here! 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 Community Relations - Andy Thomas: (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 heatherlholman12@gmail.com
CCSD - Andy Thomas at thomasa@canandaiguaschools.org

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 heatherlholman12@gmail.com

Opportunities

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
fritzj@rochester.rr.com

Entertainment Book Helper Help PTSA deliver books to classrooms, 1-2 hours after school one day in September.

Norma Barton Book Fair Come to the Primary or Elementary School and work for a few hours. You help children select their books, answer questions and take money.

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.

Testing Breakfast Helpers Help prepare breakfast trays for students taking standardized tests or help serve breakfasts in early morning on day of tests.

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

Regular Copying Come to help an hour or so a week doing copying for many different staff members.

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

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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
(585)396-3710
farrj@canandaiguaschools.org

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

Address

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 schaertld@canandaiguaschools.org if you do not want your child’s information provided.

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.

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 2015‐2016 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