ATTENTION PARENTS: Back to School Information for 2017-18
2017-2018 BACK-TO-SCHOOL INFORMATION
The following back-to-school information will help you prepare your child for the 2017-2018 school year. Please review the list, which includes information regarding required physicals and vaccinations, student schedules and teacher assignments, and transportation for daycare.
IMPORTANT HEALTH INFORMATION
New York State law requires a health examination for all students entering the District for the first time and when entering K, 2nd, 4th, 7th and 10th grade. For more information on required physicals and immunizations your child may need for the 2017-2018 school year, visit the nurses’ page on the district website HERE.
Additionally, all students entering 7th, 8th, and 12th grade in September 2017 must have the meningococcal vaccine. Without it, they can’t start school in September. The vaccine is not new and has been recommended for a decade, and most parents already choose to vaccinate their children. Please speak with your doctor regarding the vaccine. Even children who have had a shot before may need a booster. More information can be found HERE.
SCHEDULES AND TEACHER ASSIGNMENTS
Students’ schedules and teacher assignments for 2017-2018 will be available to view in the parent portal as of Friday, August 25. If you have trouble logging into the portal, please contact your school for assistance.
Grade level and course supply lists can be found on the District’s website at the following links:
Baker High School – Many teachers are posting their lists on their classroom sites. You can find a link to each teacher’s website in the online staff directory.
Durgee Junior High School – Supplies by course
Ray Middle School – Supplies by Team
Elden Elementary School – Grade level supply lists
McNamara Elementary School – Grade level supply lists
Palmer Elementary School – Grade level supply lists
Reynolds Elementary School – Grade level supply lists
Van Buren Elementary School – Grade level supply lists
DEADLINE FOR REQUESTS FOR TRANSPORTATION FOR DAYCARE IS AUGUST 25
The District establishes bus routes for the new school year over the summer months. Due to safety issues, no changes to daycare stops or bus stops for the newly established routes will be considered from August 28 to September 18. During this time period, the Transportation Department will take late requests but will not make any changes in routes until September 18.
You must submit a request form for daycare/sitter transportation EVERY YEAR, even if your day care/sitter is the same as the previous year.
You can download a Request for Transportation form from the Transportation Department’s home page HERE. Please submit it by August 25 so that your child has transportation on the first day of school.
If you have any questions, please contact Transportation at 315-638-6097.
PREPAY FOR SCHOOL MEALS
You can deposit money into your child’s school meal account before school begins with SchoolBucks HERE. The online service will be open to accept payments for the new school year as of August 15.
If you do not have a SchoolBucks account, please read the Getting Started Guide for help on setting up an account.
DO NOT PHOTOGRAPH/NO IMAGE REQUEST
The Baldwinsville Central School District often features images of students, usually identified by name, school and grade, in District publications (including, but not limited to the calendar, the website, district newsletters - print and enewsletters - posters, and the District’s Facebook and Twitter pages). We also share images of students with the local media (including, but not limited to newspapers and television stations and their websites and social media sites).
If you DO NOT WANT your child’s image to be taken and used by the District or local media during the 2017-2018 school year, you must fill out a No Image Request Form and return it by October 1, 2017 to District Communications, Baldwinsville Central School District, 29 East Oneida Street, Baldwinsville, NY 13027. THIS REQUEST MUST BE MADE EVERY YEAR. You can also send the form into school with your child on the first day of school and the school will forward it to the Communications Office.
If you DO NOT RETURN this form, the District will assume that YOU GIVE PERMISSION for your child(ren) to be photographed as well as identified by name, school and grade in District publications for the 2017-2018 school year, as well as shared with the media.
We look forward to welcoming our students back to school on Wednesday, September 6! We hope you enjoy the rest of your summer!
Last updated on 8/1/2017