Welcome to Eldred Central School District Welcome to Eldred Central School District Home of the Yellowjackets! Eldred Junior-Senior High School is the place to be! Situated in the southern part of Sullivan County, New York, Eldred Junior-Senior High School offers a unique, individualized school experience. Eldred is an all-regents high school, whose students are among the top performing in the nation. After school, Eldred is bustling with athletics, clubs, and performing arts groups. George Ross Mackenzie Elementary School was built in 1995 on land belonging to George Ross Mackenzie. Our elementary school is located in the southern part of rural Sullivan County, New York near the Delaware River. 


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September 21, 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

I want to correct what I told you recently about COVID testing for your child by the school district.

In my recent communications to you, I indicated that your child’s name and personally identifiable information would remain within the school district. I am now informed that such is not the case. This differs from the information that I was originally given. It appears that your relationship between you as the parent and Affinity is outside the school's control. Should you elect to have us administer the test to your child and we send it off to Affinity, that is the end of the school’s involvement in the process.

Please remember that your participation in having your child tested by the school is strictly voluntary and is a personal decision.

We anticipate that we will begin to offer this service to parents beginning in about four weeks. Please understand that when the time comes that we can offer you this service, that you fully understand that should your child test positive, the results along with your child’s name and other information that you provide, will be sent to the health department. The health department will then address the results directly with you. I anticipate that the health department will also contact the school district for contact tracing should that be necessary.

I have always been open and honest with you and I wanted to correct what I told you earlier. Once again, when the time comes to offer this service that it is totally voluntary on your part. You may wish to visit the Affinity Empowering site for more information.

Thank you,

John Morgano Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools


Open House Rescheduled

VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED

G.R. Mackenzie Elementary - Tuesday, October 19th Junior-Senior High School - Thursday, October 21st


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 Beginning September 15, 2021

 Due to the increasing numbers of 
 COVID-19 cases.

Face coverings are required upon 
entering the Fitness Center at the JSHS.




Curriculum & Instruction 2021-2022 Board Presentation

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BOE Presentation- Curriculum & Instruction for 2021-2022


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September 9, 2021


Dear Parents and Guardians,

In an attempt for you to have the same information regarding COVID as we do, I am posting the 12-page Guidance document from the NYS Department of Health. (link below) 


Should you have any questions regarding any aspect of this document, you may reach out to your child's building principal or me.

Sincerely yours,

John C. Morgano Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools




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Early “Go Home” Dismissal drill for all Eldred CSD students on Thursday, October 7th, 2021

Eldred CSD schools will hold an early dismissal drill on Thursday, October 7th, as part of New York State’s annually-required testing Emergency Management Plans.

As a result, our school buildings will dismiss students 15 minutes earlier than their normal dismissal times on Thursday, October 7th.

Students who travel by school bus will arrive at their bus stop 15 minutes earlier than normal. If you pick up your child, please arrive 15 minutes earlier than usual.

Emergency Closings information and recommendations

  • Review the District Emergency Plan procedures;
  • Have a plan in place for your children’s care in the event of an emergency closing;
  • Review your plan with your children regularly.

If you have questions, please contact your child’s school.

Sincerely yours,

John C. Morgano Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools


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Dear Parents and Guardians,                                                         August 12, 2021

Covid-19 continues to be a factor in our schools and community. The CDC, the State Education Department, and the Health Department have made suggestions for dealing with Covid-19  in our schools but have left the responsibility and the final decisions to Superintendents and Boards of Education. I have reviewed the various recommendations and suggestions from the agencies identified above and we have decided the following.

  1. Masks will be required of anyone in our school buildings. Since vaccinated individuals can still spread the virus to others, they too are required to wear a mask anytime they are in the school buildings.
  2. We will continue to follow our practice of taking temperatures of everyone entering the school buildings.
  3. We will follow the CDC guidelines regarding social distancing of 3 feet whenever possible.
  4. We are NOT going to ask students or parents if they have taken the vaccine, had Covid-19 in the past, or other personal questions since we are acting in a proactive way with the precautions mentioned above.
  5. There will be no hybrid instruction. All students are expected in school every day. This is similar to what NYC, the states of Connecticut and New Jersey, and others have decided.
  6. We will continue the practice of spraying our busses every evening so that each day we will begin with clean and germ-free or germs minimized busses. We will also deep clean our classrooms every evening as we did last year.

We believe that our precautions offer a good deal of prevention and when there is a case, we can contact trace and follow the Health Department guidelines for responding to a case of covid-19 in our schools. Should you have any questions regarding this response to covid-19, please contact my office and we can discuss this response plan.

My first priority is the safety of our students. Sometimes what we must do in order to achieve that goal may be difficult and or not popular. After 46 years in education, I think I know how to keep students safe. They will always be my first priority. Thank you.

Sincerely yours,

John C. Morgano Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools


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Eldred Central School District made some Phone/Fax Number Changes:


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August 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year. We have been working on strategies to improve academic outcomes. Our goal is to be the best we can be for every child. As we seek to improve our academic program we will not lose sight of the needs of the individual child. If you should have any questions about our plan to grow academically, just ask your principal and they can delve into the details. We live in a very competitive world and our children deserve the best education that can be provided. This is why we are here. I hope that you will support our goals for growth because without your support our efforts will not succeed.

Now for some COVID information. It is our intent to require masks be worn by everyone in our schools. Since vaccinated individuals can still spread the virus, those individuals need to wear a mask as well. My number one priority is to protect our students. I want you to rest assured that your child/children are safe when they are here. It is also our intent to have in person learning for every child. The hybrid model whereby some students come to the school building while others work from home is not ideal and as have other states and NYC, we are going to be all in-person. If we need to use snow days and when we exhaust all of our days we may consider on-line for everyone rather than take time from the scheduled breaks. Our kids and their parents had a rough year last year and I do not underestimate the importance of breaks when families can get together and celebrate life.

My door is always open so if you would like to come in and discuss anything please feel free to do so. We have a great teaching faculty and staff and it is my pleasure to work with them for the benefit of your child/children.

Sincerely yours,

John C. Morgano Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools



Welcome G. R. Mackenzie Elementary Principal - July 1st

Michael A. Carpentieri was born in Westwood, NJ, growing up in Cornwall-on-Hudson and Campbell Hall, New York. He attended John S. Burke Catholic High School graduating in 2001. He graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in HistM. Carpentieri picory from Siena College in 2005 as well as two masters’ degrees from Iona College:  Masters of Arts in Teaching in 2010 and a Masters of Education in Literacy and Special Education in 2013. He has just graduated with his Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in Educational Administration and Leadership from SUNY New Paltz in May 2021.

Michael is currently a member with the New York Army National Guard (NYARNG) in the rank of Major as the Distribution and Integration Branch Chief for the 369th Sustainment Brigade based in Harlem, NY. He has previously commanded the 1569th Transportation Company in New Windsor, NY, and in 2008-2009 deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom with Joint Task Force Phoenix serving as the Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC) Executive Officer.

Michael is a special education teacher with the Chester Union Free School District in Chester, New York. He has been a teacher with the district since 2010 and is currently teaching in a self-contained dual grade level (4th and 5th grade) classroom. He began his teaching career as a fifth grade teacher followed by time as both a second and third grade general education classroom teacher.  He has also taught at the middle school level in both self-contained and inclusion classrooms.

Michael currently resides in New Windsor, New York, with his wife of five years, Heather and their four children: Paige, Nicholas, Hadley and Charlotte. Nicholas, Hadley and Charlotte are triplets who share the same birthday as their older sister, Paige.


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Congratulations Superintendent Dr. Morgano!

Superintendent of the Eldred Central School District, Dr. John C. Morgano was recently informed, that he is to receive an Award for Excellence in Administration from the Mid-Hudson School Study Council (MHSSC).

The MHSSC commended and thanked him for his commitment to the community, school, and students.  Dr. Morgano is the leader of our school which plays a critical role within Eldred’s District, as he has a passion for doing what is best for students and the community.

Dr. John C. Morgano has been the Superintendent of Eldred Central School District for the past 4 years and possesses over 35 years of experience in education.  John is a leader who demonstrates and creates trust and loyalty from all constituents.  He is kind, patient, and forthcoming with new ideas that structure a charismatic educational community.  John has the unique ability to adapt to change, not by directing, but rather by teaching, supporting, and conferring to a positive and kind environment.  John is an outstanding leader not only in how he interacts with staff, faculty, and community members but his unwavering dedication to students.


COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED - SCHOOL COMMUNITY FORUM, HOSTED BY SULLIVAN COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH

Sullivan County Public Health Services and Sullivan BOCES have hosted a School Community Forum on Wednesday, Nov. 4 to provide answers to commonly asked COVID-19 related question.

Public Health staff explained what to expect if you test positive for COVID-19  or if your or a family member is exposed to someone who has tested positive. They explained contact tracing; the difference between isolation and quarantine, and where you can get tested.

If you would like to view the meeting, please click the link below.

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Sullivan County Public Health Services clarifies when to quarantine, or isolate as COVID-19 cases rise

Please visit:  https://sullivanny.us/Departments/Publichealth/Coronavirus   for up to date information.

When Should I Quarantine?

Health Department staff remind residents that quarantine is used to keep someone who has been exposed to the virus (and who might be contagious even without symptoms), from spreading it to others.

Quarantine is for people who been in contact with someone who has COVID-19 and requires staying at home for at least 14 days while monitoring symptoms. During this time period an individual could develop active infection and become contagious. The average incubation period is 5 to 7 days, but it could take up to the 14th day.

A “close contact” means that you were within six feet of a COVID-19 positive patient for more than 15 minutes, provided care to someone with COVID-19, had direct physical contact, shared utensils or cups, or were directly sneezed or coughed on by someone diagnosed with COVID-19.

If you become symptomatic and get tested you should be on quarantine until those results come back. That includes if you have had a rapid COVID-19 test and a PCR.  Individuals must wait for BOTH results to come back prior to resuming normal activities. A negative rapid test does not mean you are cleared, both tests must come back negative.

When Should I Isolate?

Isolation is for people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and requires people to stay in their homes for at least 10 days while monitoring symptoms.

“People in quarantine should stay home, separate themselves from others, and monitor their health," said Nancy McGraw, Public Health Director.  "Please note that if you get tested during quarantine, you will still need to complete the full period even with a negative COVID test result.”

  

Source: Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. (2020, March 10). New study on COVID-19 estimates 5.1 days for incubation period: Median time from exposure to symptoms affirms earlier estimates and supports CDC's current 14-day quarantine period. Science Daily. Retrieved November 16, 2020 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/03/200310164744.htm


 

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April Recipients
Tina Rodriguez

February Recipients
Alanna Lupi

January Recipients
Jacob Fisher

November Recipients
Trai Kaufmann

October Recipients
Deputy Sean Grady - SRO

September Recipients
Dakota Finck
Josh Glantz
Sue Glantz    
Paige Spradling

July Recipients
Yulan Fire Department
Jeff Haas



ACTS OF KINDNESS(AOK) INITIATIVE BEGINS AT ELDRED SCHOOLS

As I have said many times in the past, the Eldred community is full of nice, kind kids with good parents.

We are not reminded of that fact often enough.

Our schools have a number of programs that stress the positive actions of our students. (Please see the list below).

I would like to take that a bit further. We are going to begin a couple of initiatives. Please find the button on our webpage where students, teachers, staff and parents can be "acknowledged" for doing something good for someone else and/or the community. It doesn't have to be something extraordinary - just an action that makes someone's day just a little easier. It can be anonymous or you can give your name.

We will be sharing this information with everyone at our monthly BOE meeting. (Those individuals identified as “AOK” will be acknowledged at a BOE meeting, of course, we will check with the person who was "made known on AOK" to be sure they want to be publicly acknowledged. Some people like to keep their good deeds quiet.)

We will call this button the  Acts of Kindness "AOK" button (please click).

In the same vein, we will have boxes at each school where this information can be dropped into the box.

We are all on this journey together. It's important we support each other. You may click on the icon below.

Sincerely,
Dr. John C. Morgano
Superintendent

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In an effort to provide you with factual information regarding our efforts to make our schools the positive learning environment we all want for our children, I present the following initiatives that are occurring in our elementary and JSHS school.

A course is being offered for teachers to design an elementary addendum to the Code of Conduct that will be more aligned with the needs of elementary school students and reduce the frequency of problematic behaviors.

       GRM initiatives:

  • Walk and talks
  • Brief individual counseling
  • Brief small group counseling
  • Conflict resolution/peer mediation
  • Anger management
  • Emotion identification
  • Social skills training
  • Worry warriors/coping strategies for the anxious
  • Coping strategies for grief/loss
  • Teacher and parent consults
  • Resources and referral
  • Grounding techniques, breathing sets, mindfulness, visualization
  • Heavy work/sensory breaks
  • Think sheets
  • Behavior contracts
  • Positive reinforcement plans
  • Token economies/group contingencies
  • Model: ignoring, effective commands, acknowledging expectations and verbal reinforcement, attention grabbing signals
  • SEL lessons – small group or whole class by invitation
  • Post positive potty papers
  • Provided Principal with wall clings with positive affirmations

Have done in past

  • Restorative circles
  • Restorative justice
  • Yoga4classrooms
  • Bibliotherapy/writing to address trauma

All Grade Levels K-6

  • Social-emotional learning lessons on Mondays
  • PATHS curriculums
  • Choose LOVE (it introduces courage, gratitude, forgiveness and compassion)
  • Peer mediation
  • Role play during counseling sessions
  • Model positive behavior and social skills
  • School Resource Officers (SROs)
  • DARE Program
  • “Too Good For” program (10 week program providing 1st grade resources to address social emotional learning experiences.

PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Support) Mackenzie

  • PBIS follows Mackenzie Manners: Be safe, Be respectful, and Be responsible
  • Big BEE and Little BEE awards monthly for 2 students that show Mackenzie Manners throughout the month.  Golden trophy awards are presented to the 2 classes that exemplify the best teamwork during PE classes for the month.
  • Quarterly Caring Classmate awards are presented to students in the primary grades exemplifying kindness and empathy to their peers.
  • Individual classroom teachers employ their own reward systems.  Some examples include prize boxes, happy cards, high fives, and tickets.
  • Logical Consequences are being created and will hopefully be implemented in September.  These will be created by the teachers under the guidance of Dr. Morgano.
  • Socktober sock drive
  • December PJ drive
  • "Soup"er Bowl donations
  • Koala and Kangaroo collection for Australia

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      JSHS initiatives:

  • Counselors are visible and available during lunches
  • Coping skills
  • Meet with counselors individually
  • Work on calming and de-escalating skills
  • Teaching positive self-talk and positive self-image
  • Teach respect rights and responsibility
  • Try to breakdown social situations to assist in building social skills
  • School Resource Officers (SROs)

PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Support) JSHS

  • Welcome Back ice cream social at the beginning of the school year and an end of the year ice cream social.
  • Winter Welcome back with donuts and coffee coming back from winter break.

Activities to build kindness, empathy, and compassion run by PBIS:

  • Homecoming Week/Spirit Week where the classes dress up to show unity.
  • Pep rally - students learn about all of the clubs/sports that are available to students. Classes merge together, play games to show cooperation. 
  • Color Wars (spring) classes work together to compete against other classes. 
  • "Soup"er Bowl  donations
  • Student of the Week
  • PBIS is working on "What to do" videos modeling the positive behaviors of the PBIS matrix once completed will be posted in a Google Drive for all teachers to be able to incorporate with their lessons throughout the year 

PBIS have done in past

  • Peer mentoring program which we match 7th graders with upperclassmen to mentor them through their first year at the high school.

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            District initiatives:

  • Character building/Anti-bullying Speaker
  • DASA Training – 6 hour course for all staff
  • DASA Training Program for community members
  • Suicide Prevention training for staff
  • Suicide Awareness implementation
  • Speaking with students to educate them on bullying
  • Open door policy for students to speak with Superintendent, Principals, Counselors on topics such as bullying of self or others
  • “A O K” (Acts Of Kindness) button on the District webpage seeks to focus on and increase positive behaviors



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The Eldred Central School District takes emergency preparedness very seriously. We have a comprehensive safety plan that assists our staff and Emergency Responders to respond swiftly should an emergency occur. We provide ongoing crisis management training to school administrators and other key staff members throughout the school.

Emergency response plans are in place at the school. An Emergency Response Team oversees the plan, and team members have assigned roles and responsibilities should an emergency occur. The team meets regularly to review procedures and conduct annual training and drills so that students and staff are aware of the most effective and safe emergency response.

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Report An Incident

Eldred Central School District is committed to providing a safe, supportive environment free from harassment, bullying and discrimination for all students. The District encourages the involvement of staff, students, parents and community members in the implementation and reinforcement of the Dignity for All Students Act (“DASA”).
If you believe you, or someone else, has been the target of harassment, bullying, cyber-bullying, and/or discrimination, please use this form to report all allegations.
School/district personnel witnessing an incident or receiving a report of an incident must complete and submit this written report within two (2) school days. NOTE: School/district personnel must also orally notify the principal, superintendent or their designee no later than one school day after witnessing or receiving a report of an incident. In order to qualify under DASA, the offense must be in violation of one or more of the protected classes that are: race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender and sex. The law applies whether an individual actually belongs or is perceived by others to be part of a protected class.
All complaints will be treated in a confidential manner. Anonymous reports may limit the district’s ability to respond to the complaint. A prompt and thorough investigation will be conducted for all incident reports.
Please complete this form and return it to a school administrator or Dignity Act Coordinator.

Every student should look forward to coming to school and see school as a safe place.

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Notes from the Nurses

The notices below are information to parents for immunizations and influenza (flu) updates. 

Please direct inquiries to Nurse Denise Farragher at the JSHS and Nurse Tracy Whitney at GRM.

The Flu: A Guide for ParentsClick here
CDC Flu (Influenza) VaccineClick here
Immunization Notice to Parents Click here


Website Accessibility For Our Users

It is the goal of the Eldred Central School District that the information contained in our website be accessible to all individuals, including those with visual, hearing or cognitive disabilities. Our aim is to comply with current New York State standards on website accessibility. (New York State OFT Policy, P04-002, Accessibility of State Agency Web-based Intranet and Internet Information and Applications). To this end, we are in the process of reviewing our site and modifying pages that are found to have accessibility issues. The majority of pages in our site are available in HTML format that can be deciphered by screen readers. Some documents are in Adobe PDF format. To convert these documents to a more accessible format, please visit Adobe’s online PDF conversion web page. If you are unable to access any page(s) in our site, please contact our Superintendent, Dr. John C. Morgano by phone: 845-456-1100 ext. 5296, email: morganoj@eldred.k12.ny.us , or mail: 600 Route 55, Eldred, NY with the location of the page or document you were attempting to access and we will do our best to provide it to you in a better format. Be sure to include your name, email address and phone number so we may follow-up with you. Thank you.


Eldred's Motto:
"Every Eldred Student Can and Will Learn
To Their Full Potential."


2021-2022  District Calendar
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Community Technical Support Request Form: 
https://forms.gle/AX3ffbagy7m48SPV6

Staff Technical Support Request Form: 
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These forms will alert our technical support team to a track and fix issues, and ensure that issues will be resolved in a timely manner.  


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CDC MASK RECOMMENDATIONS:

CDC recommends that you wear masks in public settings around people who don’t live in your household and when you can’t stay 6 feet away from others. Masks help stop the spread of COVID-19 to others.

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Overview Wear masks with two or more layers to stop the spread of COVID-19 Wear the mask over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin Masks should be worn by people two years and older Masks should NOT be worn by children younger than two, people who have trouble breathing, or people who cannot remove the mask without assistance

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Do NOT wear masks intended for healthcare workers, for example, N95 respirators CDC does not recommend the use of gaiters or face shields. If your child has a gaiter/face shield, the school will provide an appropriate mask free of charge. Evaluation of these face covers is ongoing but effectiveness is unknown at this time.


Board of Education Message

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a regular meeting of the Board of Education of the Eldred Central School District will be holding a Board Meeting  on Thursday, November 18, 2021, beginning at 6:00 pm at the JSHS Gymnasium. **Masks are required.**

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Ask the Superintendent

As our school district buildings remain in a state of closure, because of this unprecedented and evolving situation, questions may arise about your children’s program, please click the link(or picture above) "ASKTHESUPERINTENDENT" to ask your questions , please fill out the form.  Dr. Morgano will try to answer the questions within a reasonable time frame, if he is not be able to answer the question, it will be re-directed to the appropriate administrator.

We are working to provide as much information as we can, as quickly as we can, thank you for your cooperation and patience!



Sullivan County COVID-19 

NYSDOH COVID-19 Hotline: 1-888-364-3065 

COVID-19 Emotional Support Help Line: 
1-844-863-9314, 8am-10pm, 7 days/wk

The Sullivan County Emergency Community Assistance Center can help those who need assistance by calling 807-0925.

https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home





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PRIOR SUPERINTENDENT LETTERS REGARDING CORONAVIRUS - 2020-21 SUPERINTENDENT LETTERS AND PLANNING FOR RE-OPENING THE SCHOOL DISTRICT INFORMATION

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2020-21 Superintendent Letter And Planning For Re-Opening Information Page

Prior Superintendent Letters to Parents/Guardians



Bus Safety 

The safety of our students is vital.
Recently some drivers have illegally passed stopped school buses. This is not only illegal it is reckless. How could a person live with themselves after killing or severely injuring a child because they were in a rush?
I ask that you be extra careful when driving where there are school buses and children.
Thank you for your needed assistance. 

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Child Protective or Neglect Services Information

Statewide Toll Free Telephone Number:   
1-800-342-3720. 

Reporting Child Abuse and Maltreatment (English) - Click here

Repo`rtelo de Abuso y Maltrato Infantil (Spanish) - Click here


 


ild Protective or Neglect Services Information

Statewide Toll Free Telephone Number: 1-800-342-3720. Click here for more information.

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Academic Priorities Presentation 

Academic Priorities Presentation PowerPoint June 20, 2019

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Mrs. Ferreira - March 11, 2021 Board Meeting Presentation

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