Documents of interest to the public are posted on this page. Please select links in the table on the right.
WHO TO CONTACT
Foster Care Point of Contact - Mrs. Cheryl Jackson
Committee on Special Education Chair - Mrs. Cheryl Jackson
Section 504 Compliance Officer - Mrs. Cheryl Jackson
Title VI Compliance Officer - Dr. Cheryl Thomas
Title VII Compliance Officer - Dr. Cheryl Thomas
Title IX Compliance Officer - Dr. Cheryl Thomas
Dignity Act Coordinator (ES) - Mrs. Vicky Volpicelli
Dignity Act Coordinator (MS) - Mrs. Cathy Griggs
Dignity Act Coordinator (HS) - Mr. Matthew Ryan
Tax Collector - Mrs. Joanne James
Records Management Officer - Mrs. Roxanne King
Safety & Health Coordinator - Mr. Steve Yaple
AHERA Asbestos LEA Coordinator - Mr. Steve Yaple
District Wellness Coordinator - Mrs. Michelle Menter
Community Schools Liaison - Mrs. Rebecca Charsky
Child Abuse Hotline
NYS Office of Children and Family Services
The liaison for the Newfield Central School District is Mrs. Cheryl Jackson. She may be reached at (607) 564-9955 x 1026 or via email.
||NYS recommends that school districts conduct a census of all the children of the district. To help save costs, we are asking that households fill out this form and return it to the school. **You may send it in with a child, drop off at any school office, fax to 330-9001 or scan and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.** THANK YOU for your attention & cooperation. Our goal is to avoid the expense of visiting each household and going door to door.
DIGNITY FOR ALL STUDENTS ACT (DASA)
NYS's Dignity for All Students Act took effect on July 1, 2012. The goal of the Dignity Act is to provide students a school environment that is safe, supportive and free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment and bullying on school property, on a school bus, and at all school functions. The new law calls for for each school to appoint a Dignity Act Coordinator who is trained to address issues in areas protected by the law. The Dignity Act Coordinators at Newfield CSD are the principals of each school. Names and contact information is listed below:
Matthew Ryan, Newfield High School - ext. 3130
Cathy Griggs, Newfield Middle School - ext. 2126
Vicky Volpicelli, Newfield Elementary School - ext. 1145
A DASA complaint form is available (click the link on the right side of this page) for reporting any incidents that could violate the Dignity for All Students Act. This form should be filled out and submitted to the Dignity Act Coordinator listed above.
PARENT'S BILL OF RIGHTS FOR DATA PRIVACY AND SECURITY
The School District is committed to protecting the privacy and security of student, teacher, and principal data. In accordance with Education Law § 2-d, the District wishes to inform the school community of the following:
- A student’s personally identifiable information cannot be sold or released for any commercial purposes.
- Parents have the right to inspect and review the complete contents of their child’s education record.
- State and federal laws protect the confidentiality of 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.
- A complete list of all student data elements collected by the State will be available for public review at a later date.
- Parents have the right to have complaints about possible breaches of student data addressed. More information about where to address those complaints will be provided at a later date by the New York State Education Department.
- The person responsible for data privacy and security at Newfield is Paul Leonardi, Director of Technology, 247 Main Street, Newfield, NY 14867, email, P: 607-564-9955 x4030.
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (FOIL)
Freedom of Information requests should be submitted in writing to:
ANNUAL PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE REVIEWS (APPR)
In accordance with Section 3012-c of the Education Law, regarding the Annual Professional Performance Reviews (APPR) of teachers and principals, the District is obligated to release the individual composite effectiveness scores and final ratings of teachers and principals. Parent/legal guardians may request such information for the principal of the school building and teachers to which the student is assigned for the current school year. Only final data will be disclosed. Parents/legal guardians wishing to obtain such data must make a written request to the appointed school official. The identity of parents/legal guardians will be verified and the appointed school official may only communicate the data verbally. Please send all written requests for APPR data to Dr. Cheryl Thomas, Superintendent, 247 Main Street, Newfield, NY 14867.
ACADEMIC INTERVENTION SERVICES
In July, the Board of Regents recognized that the change in 3-8 State Assessments to measure the Common Core Learning Standards would probably result in a lower percentage of students achieving proficiency. In recognition of this change in the baseline, the Board of Regents approved an amendment to the regulation for the current school year. The amendment changes the requirement for schools to provide Academic Intervention Services from a performance level (1-4) to a scale score specific to each grade and subject.
||ELA Scale Score
||Mathematics Scale Score
According to the regulations, students scoring at or below the listed scale score must be provided with Academic Intervention Services by the district. Please note that state test scores are only one of several criteria our teachers use to determine which students are eligible for AIS.
Newfield Central Schools has a BOE adopted a Response to Intervention Plan (RtI) that addresses the different criteria for entering and exiting Academic Intervention Services. We will continue to follow our RtI Plan with consideration of the scale scores that the Regents set as thresholds.
For more information about the revised regulations, please see NYS Education Department website at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/part100/pages/1002.html#top, requirement 100.2.ee. You may also select the link at the right to access Newfield’s RtI Model.
FIRE INSPECTION NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the annual inspection for the 2015-16 school year of the school buildings of the Newfield Central School District for fire hazards which might endanger the lives of students, teachers and employees therein, has been completed and the report thereof is available at the Newfield Central School District Office for inspection by all interested persons.
Catherine L. Shipos
TITLE 1 COMPLAINTS OR APPEALS
Please refer to the document at the right for the procedure on filing Title 1 Complaints or Appeals.