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NCS Administrator to Kiss a Pig NCS Administrator to Kiss a Pig:
A Message Regarding School Safety A Message Regarding School Safety: Dear NCS Parents: I hope this note finds you well and that you were able to enjoy time with friends and family over February Break. I am writing to you this evening as one of the 175 educators at NCS who will be caring for your child when they return to school tomorrow morning. Like all of you, I have spent time thinking and talking with others in recent days about the tragedy that occurred in Parkland, Florida, and how the events can cause us to question the safety we sometimes take for granted in our learning community. While law enforcement professionals do not recommend that school districts publically share details involved with safety practices and procedures, I wanted you to be aware of the following: •       NCS has a District Safety Team ...
Naples Senior Citizen Prom: Friday, March 2nd Naples Senior Citizen Prom: Friday, March 2nd: On Friday, March 2nd from 5-7 pm in the HS Cafeteria, the National Honor Society and Sr. High Student Council will be hosting our annual Senior Citizen Prom. There is no cost for this event. There will be dinner, student entertainment and dancing. Please RSVP to the HS Main Office (374-7905) by February 26th. This event is for singles as well as couples. Any questions contact Colleen Betrus at cbetrus@naplescsd.org or 374-7925. We look forward to seeing you there! 
What an Innovative Library Looks Like What an Innovative Library Looks Like: Have you ever wondered what an innovative library looks like? If so, click HERE to check out some of the special learning experiences Mrs. Betrus is creating for students in Naples High School. 
NCS Speaks with Senator Funke about Special Education Funding NCS Speaks with Senator Funke about Special Education Funding: Click HERE to read a letter from the Naples Board of Education to Senator Funke and Assembly Minority Leader Kolb regarding special education and school funding.  
Weather Related Information Weather Related Information: Dear NCS Parents and Guardians: As temperatures continue to drop, our school offices have already begun receiving phone calls from parents inquiring about a possible school closure. Because closing school is one of the most difficult decisions districts have to make, I wanted to share some additional information regarding extreme temperatures and winter weather. When is it too cold for school? As New Yorkers, we know all too well that winter temperatures may drop to below zero on a fairly regular basis. However, experts in the health field have established -25 degrees (25 degrees below zero) as the benchmark used for closing schools due to temperature and wind chill. How will I know if school is cancelled or delayed? As soon as a decision is made to close or delay ...
Thank You from the Naples Central School District Thank You from the Naples Central School District: Dear NCS Parent/Guardian: As we prepare for the start of 2018, I wanted to take a minute to thank you for your unwavering support of education here in the Naples Central School District. Earlier in the year, our Board of Education asked that you consider taking a fifteen-question survey to provide us with the valuable feedback needed for constant improvement. I am pleased to report that 118 parents and guardians completed the survey, and that the results were overwhelmingly positive. While a more detailed breakdown of the information can be found by clicking HERE , I wanted to highlight several areas of celebration as well as a couple places where we will continue to grow. Areas of Celebration: 87% of respondents feel welcome and respected when they attend meetings, ...
School Tax News School Tax News: Recently, Governor Cuomo signed an Executive Order to assist taxpayers seeking to pay property taxes prior to December 31 in order to deduct them on their 2018 federal income taxes. The Governor and his budget director have explained that the action was directed primarily at local governments which operate on a calendar year (January 1 – December 31) fiscal year. They acknowledged that facilitating pre-payment of property taxes may not be possible for most school districts.   The Naples Central School District cannot collect pre-payment of school taxes for federal tax purposes. Final payments of 2017-18 school taxes were already due. We are not able to provide estimated tax bills for 2018-19 as the school district will not adopt a budget for that year until the ...
“Graduates of Distinction” Applications Now Being Accepted “Graduates of Distinction” Applications Now Being Accepted: Now in its fourth year of existence, the “Graduates of Distinction” program honors the outstanding accomplishments of NCS graduates, and seeks to inspire current and future students. If you are interested in nominating someone to be honored as a “Graduate of Distinction,” please click HERE for a Microsoft Word copy of the form (under "Downloads" section), or HERE for a PDF copy of the form. Completed applications are due by March 2, 2018, and they should be sent to the following address: NCS Chairperson Graduates of Distinction C/O Superintendent of Schools Naples Central School District 136 North Main Street Naples, NY 14512 If you have any questions, please contact Superintendent Matt Frahm by phone (585-374-7901) ...
Happy Holidays from the Naples Central School District Happy Holidays from the Naples Central School District: The Naples Central School District will be closed from Monday, December 25, 2017 through Monday, January 1, 2018 for Holiday Recess. The members of our “Big Green” family wish you a happy holiday season, and we look forward to welcoming students back to school on Tuesday, January 2, 2018!
NCS Seeking Input on Memorial Trees NCS Seeking Input on Memorial Trees: This past year, the Naples school community approved a capital project to construct a new bus loop in front of the Elementary School. Because the wellbeing of students is always at the forefront of decision-making, a special focus was placed on designing a much safer pick-up and drop-off area. However, although the architects did their very best to honor the existing bus loop footprint,  it quickly became apparent that it was simply not possible to make the area safer without removing several trees in order to modify the design of the space. While the trees have helped the school property to shine aesthetically, some of them have also served as memorials to special NCS students and staff members who have passed away over the years. Because NCS recognizes the significance of the situation, ...
Weather Related School Cancellations and Closings Weather Related School Cancellations and Closings: Closing school is one of the most difficult decisions districts have to make. While we want our students in school and ready to learn each day, the reality is that we live in upstate New York and the weather can change very quickly. With the winter months comes an increased focus on student safety, and there are days when we must cancel after school activities or even close school because of unsafe road conditions. Please know that these decisions are made very carefully, and only after consulting weather resources, local highway superintendents, our transportation supervisor, and area school administrators. In the event of a closing or a cancellation, the District will send out a Connect-Ed Parent Notification on our phone system, and we will post information on the school homepage. ...
The 3rd and 4th Grade Experience at NCS The 3rd and 4th Grade Experience at NCS: Have you ever wondered what it would be like to experience 3 rd or 4 th grade in the Naples Elementary School? If so, click HERE to check out some of the special learning experiences our faculty and staff provide for students.   
Naples CSD Placed on College Board's AP Honor Roll Naples CSD Placed on College Board's AP Honor Roll: Dear NCS School Community:  I wanted to let you know that this past week we found out that NCS was recognized as one of twenty-six schools in New York State to be placed on the College Board's AP Honor Roll. The designation highlights "school districts committed to increasing access to AP for underrepresented students while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher," and it is a real credit to the hard work of everyone at NCS.               However, I would like to take a quick minute to thank Mr. Clark, Mr. Freivald, Mr. Mannella, Mr. Petrie, Mr. Robison, Mrs. Weller, and Ms. Wolfe for teaching the AP courses offered at NCS. The classes are incredibly ...
Parent/Guardian Update Regarding Transportation Parent/Guardian Update Regarding Transportation: Dear NCS Parents/Guardians: We are blessed to have a Transportation Department here in Naples that is filled with dedicated and caring bus drivers. However, in recent weeks there have been days when illness and transition have forced us to find creative ways of transporting students safely to and from school, field trips, and athletic competitions. While our Director of Transportation and our NCS Mechanics have been helping out by driving each day, on a handful of occasions we have had to combine runs which has resulted in some of our students arriving home later than expected. Although we anticipate having a full staff in our Transportation Department in the very near future, there may be additional days when we have to combine a run or two. If this happens, we will do our very ...
Supporting Students During the Holiday Season Supporting Students During the Holiday Season: Dear Naples School Community: As we turn our calendars from November to December, we are reminded that the coming weeks bring with them special opportunities for joy and celebration. However, we also know that the holiday season is rarely stress-free. Changes in routine, a dizzying array of demands, and unrealistic expectations can often lead to increased levels of stress, anxiety, and depression. Although these tensions can be difficult for anyone, they are especially challenging for young people already struggling with issues related to mental health. While students in crisis can oftentimes feel an overwhelming sense of loneliness and isolation, research suggests that they are not alone. At the New York State School Boards Association Annual Convention in October, several Naples ...
Naples Central School District is Recruiting Substitutes! Naples Central School District is Recruiting Substitutes!:
Parent Teacher Partnership (PTP) Looking for Holiday Help Parent Teacher Partnership (PTP) Looking for Holiday Help:
SEI Design Presents Detailed Capital Project Drawings to NCS Board of Education SEI Design Presents Detailed Capital Project Drawings to NCS Board of Education: On November 1, 2017, Vic Tomaselli and Kurt Vater (SEI Design Group) presented Phase 1 and Phase 2 designs with the Naples BOE regarding the capital improvement project that was approved by voters this past May. To review the presentation, please click HERE . If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Matt Frahm (585-374-7901, mfrahm@naplescsd.org ), or Mitch Ball (585-374-7902, mball@naplescsd.org ).   
New Face in Naples! New Face in Naples!: Dear Naples School Community: There is a saying that "the quality of an education system cannot exceed the quality of its teachers." For generations, Naples has been blessed with a world-class faculty and staff, and that tradition continues as we welcome a new group of dynamic educators to NCS. As we turn our calendars to November, I wanted to introduce a new teacher you will see at the 3 rd grade level in our Elementary School. We are thrilled that Ms. Julie Fitzpatrick will be joining our school family, and I would invite you to help us welcome her to Naples this fall. Hope to see you soon. Matt Frahm, Superintendent   Why did you decide to apply/accept the job in the Naples Central School District? As I was looking around for jobs, I was ...



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