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Welcome to Freshmen Orientation 2011-2012. “Building for a Better Tomorrow” http://www.vcsd.k12.ny.us/valleycentralsd/site/default.asp. Mrs. Jayme Ginda-Baxter: Principal Contact me at: 457.2400 x17511. School Administrators. Mrs. Jayme Ginda-Baxter: Principal - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • Welcome to Freshmen Orientation 2011-2012

    Building for a Better Tomorrow


  • Mrs. Jayme Ginda-Baxter: Principal

    Contact me at: 457.2400 x17511

  • School AdministratorsMrs. Jayme Ginda-Baxter: Principal

    Mr. Thomas Balducci: Assistant Principal

    Mr. Joseph DiMaio: Assistant Principal

    Mr. Jedd Beukelman: Assistant Principal

  • Link Crew is..A freshman transition program that lasts all year.

    A leadership training program.

    A school community building program.

  • Link Crew ObjectivesEmpowers juniors and seniors as role models for freshmen.

    To increase academic success through support of peers.

    To develop leadership skills in students on our campus.

  • Link Crew Objectives (cont)To allow successful older students to pass on positive traditions to younger students.

    To teach students that by working together they can be successful and enjoy one another.

    To help create a supportive and positive atmosphere.

  • NWEA AssessmentsDistrict will begin to pilot assessment program

    Assess student basic skills in Math & ELA

    Given 3 times a year to monitor improvement & inform teaching

    For more info go to www.nwea.org (search Parent Tool Kit)


    Federal Impact: Race to the Top (RTTT) State Impact: Common Core Curriculum

    New Teacher Evaluations

  • VCHS PTSA Executive Board

    NamePositionJoe DeBoldPresidentMary McCabeVice-PresidentJen BrachTreasurerKaren McDermottSecretaryKelly McCabeStudent Vice-PresidentLynn AdlerStudent Council DelegateDaniel ValastroStud. Council Del. Alt.

  • VCHS PTSA The PTSA is an organization where students, school staff, parents and community members work together to make the High School experience all it can be.

    Have questions, suggestions or concerns, then utilize the support of the PTSA.

    Want to stay involved in your childs schooling at a time when they start to become more independent?

    Then join the PTSA!

  • Events and ContributionsFall/Spring Student Achievement Nights

    Arts in Education Reflection Program

    Volunteer Appreciation Night

    VCPTA Council ScholarshipBattle of the Bands

    Founders Night


    Commencement Day Filming


    All-Night Grad

  • Student Member OpportunitiesBasketball concession stands Homecoming tickets

    Mid-term munchies baskets

    Junior Prom tickets

    Commencement Videos

    Senior Ball tickets


    H.S. seniors who are PTSA members are given special consideration for VC PTA and PTO Council scholarship awards

    Staff, parents & community members are eligible to win gift certificates to local restaurants

  • Please join the PTSA!

    We will all work together for our students!

  • The Guidance Department

    Students Last NameCounselor Name & ext.A - ByaJoseph DeBold x 17612Bye - EiGlenn Taylor x 17610El - KasMelynda Kane x 17611Kat ODoEileen Purcell x 17616Oea - SmalPamela Dixon x 17613Smar - ZCynthia LaRuffa x 17615

  • Jedd Beukelman- APContact me at: 457.2400 x17522Email: jbeukelman@vcsd.ouboces.org

    First full Year at VCHSOffice located in main officeResponsible for: Parent Portal, Attendance, EHS, AIS, Discipline, 504sStudents: Pap - Z

  • Student Services

    NameJobExtensionNancy BrotherNurse, RNx 17702Jill CucuzzaNurse, RNx 17701Lynn CaroliNurse, RN x 17700

    Jim HessionSACx 17647Frank JordanPsychologistx 17640Christine MelloPsychologistx 17641

    John ZagarellaSROx 17530

  • Attendance and LatesAttendance:If absent call VCHS at x 17507Always bring in a note the following day signed by parent or legal guardianLates:If late bring in noteAfter every 10 illegal tardies = AD

  • Attendance Matters!Did you know that:students are expected to be in attendance at least 90% of the school year? at least 90% attendance = missing 4.5 days/quarter over the school year? studies show that children who are frequently absent from school often score lower on state exams?

  • Attendance Matters!Did you know that:90% of youth in detention centers for delinquent acts were truant (unexcused absences) from school? truancy has been clearly identified as one of the early warning signs of students headed for potential delinquent behavior, social isolation, and/or educational failure?

  • Parental PortalOnline, web-based tool designed to enhance communication & parental involvement

    24/7 access to students records; completely secure

    Only requires a single login account for access to information for all children in the family.

    Including schedules, progress reports and report cards; may include individual classroom assignments and corresponding grades

  • Parent Portal HintsWhen signing up, parents need to input their name and their email address as it appears in our computer system

    Only Parents may sign up and then device to give their child(ren) access

    Will only permit a parent/guardian to view own child(ren)s records once registered

    You can apply for a Parent Portal account online by visiting https://esd- parentportal.mhric.org OR visit our school website http://www.vcsd.k12.ny.us and click on the eSD Parent Portal link

  • Rachels ChallengeRachel Scott first person killed at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999. Her acts of kindness and compassion is the foundation of one of the most life-changing school programs in America. Want to inspire, equip and empower every person to create a permanent positive culture change in their school by starting a chain reaction of kindness and compassion.

  • Rachels Challenge at VCHSStudent Assemblies: October 18th

    Parent Assembly: October 19th in Middle School Cafeteria

    For more information visit the school website http://www.vcsd.k12.ny.us/valleycentralhs/site/default.asp or call Mr. Beukelman @ 457.2400 x17522

  • Joseph DiMaio- APContact me at: 457.2400 x17524Email: jdimaio@vcsd.ouboces.org

    4th Year at VCHSOffice located in main officeResponsible for Master Schedule, AI, Parking, Discipline, 504sStudents A Garc

  • VCHS Spirit Week:September 12th 17th

    Tuesday, September 13th

    1. Powder Puff Football 2. Pep Rally3. Bon Fire

    Friday, September 16th

    1. Valley Central Homecoming Events 5:00PM2. VC Athletic Hall of Fame Inductions 6:30PM3. Homecoming Football Game 7:30PM

    Saturday, September 17th

    1. Homecoming Dance

  • Extra-Curricular ActivitiesAlpha Pi Comp & Tech ClubFor the AnimalsFrench Honor SocietyLink CrewLiterary Magazine

    Math TeamMock TrialMulti-Cultural ClubMusic ProductionNational Art Honor Soc. National Honor Society

  • Extra-Curricular Activities (cont)Peer LeadersPhotography ClubStudent GovernmentScience ClubScience Honor Soc.Science OlympiadSpanish Honor Soc.

    Tri-M Music Hon Soc.VASAViking VoiceVolunteer Club of VCYearbookYouth in Government

  • Athletic Teams: Athletic Director, Michael BellarosaContact at 457.2400 x 17886



  • The Freshmen Class Class of 2015Class Advisors: Mr. Forman & Mrs. Korpics

    Clubs & Activities: Extreme Frisbee, Coffee Houses, Battle of the Bands, Poetry Slam

    Trips: 15th Annual Overnight Freshman Trip. June 2012 to Boston and Six Flags New England. Dates to be announced

    Events: Homecoming, Freshman Idol, Guitar Hero Contests, Ice Skating Trips, Dances, Class Officer Elections.

    Updates: Information on upcoming events will be made during Freshman Assembly on the VCHS Website under Activities Freshman Class, P.A. Announcements and VCTV.

  • Thomas Balducci- APContact me at: 457.2400 x17520Email: tbalducci@vcsd.ouboces.org

    5th Year as an Assistant PrincipalOffice located next to the nurses officeResponsible for Link Crew, State Testing, Tutoring Program, Discipline, 504sStudents Gard - Pan.

  • LockersSchool approved lock: purchased from the Middle School or High School store/ main office for $6 at costAdvise not to fake lockGym lock can be bought outside of schoolNotices placed on lockers that do not have a school approved lock stating that they must be removed within 24 hoursICE Administration can open locker with keyLocker number located on top of schedule

  • Emergency FormsGiven opening day during HRComplete and submit to main office or nurses officeUpdated cell numbers, addresses, etc.Especially important for district wide emergency notifications

  • Identification CardsMust have at all timesWill use it for Automated Lunch SystemReceive them on first day during HRIf not sign the Missing Id sheetNeeded to utilize library and school eventsIf lost during school year, see Mrs. Cassisi; cost is $5

  • PlannersGiven to each student on 1st day in HRRead, review rules and proceduresEach student will be asked to sign itIf lost, planner cost $5Hallway passport (hall passes) located in the back; if need more main office has copies

  • Electronic DevicesPowered off from 7:25-1:52If student violated procedure, s/he will be directed to surrender it; consequences will followNo warnings; parent pick-up required; for repeat offenders MAY hold for up to 30 daysRule applies for hats and other inappropriate accessories For a complete version, read the planner or visit school website

  • Imagine, within the next five years, your child will.Graduate