Upcoming BOE Meeting

 

 

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The Spackenkill Union Free School District Board of Education will hold a Regular Meeting on Monday, November 27  at 7 pm in the Todd Middle School Library. Fellowship Literacy Update and Elementary Administration Update are on the agenda.

The community is welcome and always encouraged to attend.  For information about any BOE meeting presentations, please visit the BoardDocs section of this website, which is located under the Board of Education drop-down menu, or CLICK HERE FOR BOARDDOCS INFORMATION.

 

Capital Project Public Hearing Presentation

There will be a meeting of the Community Advisory Committee in the Spackenkill High School Library on Monday, November 20 at 5:30 pm. All are welcome to attend!

capital project public hearing presentation

On September 25, the second Public Hearing for the Capital Project took place. 

Scope of the project includes

  • new roofs at each school
  • ADA compliance requirements
  • mechanical needs, such as HVAC/ventilation
  • upgrades to our high school track and field

A brochure is in the works to provide detailed descriptions.  The vote will take place on December 5 from 7 am to 9 pm, Richard D. Woolley Auditorium, Spackenkill High School.

Please click here for a Q&A and fact sheet on the project.

Learn more by reading Board presentations, available by clicking here.

Check out the Spackenkill High School Computer Club's Capital Project Site. It is packed with information!

 

 

MUSIC BOOSTER NEWS

music staff

Below is a list of the upcoming concerts, all of which will take place in the high school auditorium at 7 pm.

November 28 (Tuesday) - High School Concert 

December 7 (Thursday) - Elementary Concert #1

December 13 (Wednesday) - 7th & 8th Grade Concert

December 14 (Thursday) -  6th Grade Concert

December 18 (Monday) - Elementary Concert #2

 

OTHER IMPORTANT DATES:
 
The High School Marching Band will perform in the City of Poughkeepsie's Celebration of Lights Parade Friday, December 1st. The parade steps off at 6:30 pm on Main Street near the municipal parking lot on Crannell Street and travels down Main to the 1st tree lighting at Mural Square Park. It will then continue down Main, crossing the arterial, and eventually turning right onto North Clover Street to Donegan Square Park for the 2nd tree lighting. Fireworks over the Hudson will immediately follow the parade at approximately 7:15 pm. This is the band's first appearance in this parade - come out and cheer them on!
 
Finally, we'd like to wish good luck to the students representing Spackenkill HS at the Area All-State this weekend & All-State (11/30-12/3) Music Festivals! We're so proud of you, your dedication and your hard work!! 
 

Cookie Sales Pick-up
Wednesday, November 29th 3 to 6pm at the High School. We apologize for the delay due to an unforeseen technology issue with the vendor. If you require a later pick up time, please let us know and we will try our best to accommodate you. 

 

Poinsettia Sales 

Please click here for the order form for poinsettias. These will adorn the concert stage for the elementary and middle school concerts and be available to take home following your child's concert. 

Come to Basketball Midnight Madness

Spartans spirit
The Spackenkill Basketball Club is holding the 2nd Annual Basketball Midnight Madness event at the High School on Friday,  December 1 from 7  - 9 pm. Come out for a fun-filled night to kick off and support our Boys and Girls Basketball Programs. meet the teams, participate in contests, and win prizes!  There will be a DJ and concessions.  Bring your friends, neighbors, and family!

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT MIDNIGHT MADNESS BASKETBALL FUNDRAISER
Adults $5
Students $2

 

More Headline News

Notice to Parents/Guardians

Our vendor for school lunch will be raising its online payment fees for MySchoolBucks from $1.95 to $2.49 per transaction as of December 11, 2017. Please note that parents can still make payments directly to the School Lunch Program at no cost. Please make check payable to SUFSD School Lunch Fund.

For more details about online payment, please click here.


Dutchess County Offers Citizens Preparedness Training

The recent events of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma highlight the importance of being prepared. In September, the Dutchess County Departments of Behavioral & Community Health (DBCH) and Emergency Response recognize National Preparedness Month, an effort to strengthen citizen’s awareness and preparedness capabilities.  Citizens Preparedness Training will be held on September 19th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the DBCH Training Room, located at 230 North Road in Poughkeepsie, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Another Citizens Preparedness Training session will be held on September 26th at 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 1949 in the Town of Dover. For more information, contact Mario Gonzales at (845) 486-3534 or email mgonzales@dutchessny.gov.


Join the Spackenkill Alumni Association

Join the Spackenkill Alumni Association on its Facebook page! The organization is open to graduates and friends of Spackenkill.
Click on this link to the Alumni Association to join: https://www.facebook.com/spack-alumni/


District Adopts Non-Resident Tuition Policy

At the July 5, 2017 Board of Education meeting, the District adoped a tuition policy for non-residents.  You may access the Non-Resident Tuition Policy by clicking on this link .


Water Testing Results

New York State schools are now required to test for lead in drinking water. Please read a letter below that was emailed to elementary school families. We will continue to update the website to make this information known to our schools and families.

Please CLiCK HERE to read a letter to Spackenkill Elementary families regarding water testing for lead.

Please CLICK HERE to read a letter to Todd families regarding water testing for lead.

Please CLICK HERE to read a letter to Spackenkill High School families regarding water testing for lead.

Please CLICK HERE to read a Q&A on lead testing from New York State.


Child Abuse Hotline Telephone Number

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services  ​http://ocfs.ny.gov/main/cps/ maintains a child abuse hotline.

The Statewide Toll Free Telephone Number is 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.

Número de Teléfono de la Línea Directa de Abuso Infantil

La Oficina Estatal de Servicios para Niños y Familias del Estado de Nueva York http://ocfs.ny.gov/main/cps/ mantiene una línea directa de abuso infantil.

El número de teléfono gratuito de Statewide es 1-800-342-3720 
Si usted es sordo o tiene problemas auditivos , llame a TDD / TTY al 1-800-638-5163 
O haga que su proveedor de Video Relay System llame al 1-800-342-3720 
Si usted cree que un niño está en peligro inmediato, llame al 911 o al departamento de policía local.


District Green Initiative

Every year, the Spackenkill District follows the ED-1 Records Retention and Disposition Schedule issued by the New York State Archives to facilitate the systematic disposal of unneeded records.This year, the district began a new initiative with Legal Shred for environmentally friendly records destruction, filling 31 bins with an average capacity of 175-200 pounds each, It is estimated that the total weight for the service was 5,500 pounds, about 2.75 tons. After shredding, the company recycles the paper for security purposes and to benefit the environment. Recycling that amount saved about 40 trees and over 7 cubic yards of landfill. The district will continue to find ways to lessen the ecological impact of school operations. 


Strategic Plan 2015-2020

CLICK HERE TO READ THE BOARD-APPROVED SUFSD STRATEGIC PLAN FOR 2015-2020


School Breakfast Program Open to All

We encourage your child(ren) to take advantage of our breakfast program, which can be enjoyed upon arrival at school. If you should have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact Food and Nutrition Services @ 463-7836 or email lisa.french@sufsdny.org


 

Parents' Bill of Rights

The purpose of the Parents’ Bill of Rights is to inform parents of the legal requirements regarding privacy, security and use of student data . CLICK HERE TO READ THE PARENTS' BILL OF RIGHTS.


Dutchess County HELPLINE

The Dutchess County Department of Mental Hygiene has expanded its 24-hour HELPLINE service to include texting.   Dutchess TEXTS is designed as an alternate way to access mental health assistance since many people, particularly young adults and teenagers, often prefer to text rather than talk on the phone.    Young people can access support services by texting “DMH” to 741 741 READ MORE ABOUT THE DUTCHESS COUNTY HELPLINE..


 

Upcoming BOE Meeting

 

 

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The Spackenkill Union Free School District Board of Education will hold a Regular Meeting on Monday, November 27  at 7 pm in the Todd Middle School Library. Fellowship Literacy Update and Elementary Administration Update are on the agenda.

The community is welcome and always encouraged to attend.  For information about any BOE meeting presentations, please visit the BoardDocs section of this website, which is located under the Board of Education drop-down menu, or CLICK HERE FOR BOARDDOCS INFORMATION.

 

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