Welcome to the start of a new year here at North Warren. This will be my nineteenth year here as a teacher and/or administrator. With the cool nights of August, a feeling of anticipation grips teachers and students alike, not necessarily for the same reasons. What can people look forward to in this next year? As Superintendent, I have one overriding goal and that is to have all those involved with the education of North Warren students strive for excellence. By that I mean excellence in what each of us accomplish and excellence in the outcomes for our students.
We all have a part to play in this goal. The staff, beginning with the bus drivers, has a part to play in how each day starts and finishes for our students. The cafeteria personnel need to provide a nutritious and relaxing mid-day break for our students. The maintenance staff helps achieve excellence by providing a clean, bright and cheery atmosphere in which students can learn. The nurses are there to make sure students are cared for when sick or not just feeling right.
Parents, the learning process does not stop at dismissal from school. Homework has to be supervised and encouraged. You are welcome to interact with teachers so that you know what is expected of your child or children. I encourage every parent or guardian to become involved with the PTO. Working together we can achieve the goal of excellence.
Teachers your job is complex and sometimes daunting. You have the most one on one with students each day of class. Teachers need to maximize every minute of the 180 some days we have with the students. Each child has to be the main focus. The world is changing fast. We have to make sure our students are ready to face the challenges of this ever shifting environment.
Students you have a very important part to play in this whole adventure. You must realize that everyone; teachers, staff, and parents are only trying to prepare you for your adult life. To be successful and happy in life you will need to have the tools for success. Whether you plan on furthering your formal education or going straight into a career you need to be ready. That is why we are all here --- for you.
Let us all try to make this the best school year ever. I sincerely look forward with working with everyone to bring Excellence to North Warren
The North Warren Central School Board of Education has implemented a new recognition program as part of their regular monthly board meetings. The board recognizes students, faculty, staff and community members who go "Above and Beyond" their normal responsibilities and have a positive effect on the lives of others. Anyone can nominate an individual or group for this recognition. This process is being coordinated by the North Warren Shared Decision Making Committee. The nomination form and instructions on how to nominate an individual or group of individuals can be found at the following link: Nomination Form
The New York State Dignity For All Student Act (Dignity Act) was signed into law on September 13, 2010. This legislation amended State Education Law by creating a new Article 2 - Dignity For All Students.
The Dignity Act states that NO student shall be subjected to harassment or discrimination by employees or students on school property or at a school function based on their actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender, or sex.
For more information: Dignity Act Overview
Know Your North Warren Dignity Act Coordination Team:
Michael Therio - 8-12 School Counselor x 757
Deirdre Hill - K-7 School Counselor x 757
Theresa Andrew - PreK-12 School Principal x 702
Caleb Martin -Teaching Staff x 406
With current national attention being focused on children’s health and wellness issues, North Warren Central School’s Food Service Department is excited to provide parents a convenient, easy and secure online prepayment service to deposit money into your child’s school meal account at any time. This service also provides parents the ability to view your child’s account balance through a web site called mySchoolBucks.com. By having money in each child’s account prior to entering the cafeteria, we find the lunch lines move along much faster so your child has more time to eat and be with friends.
Also, parents will have the ability to print out a copy of their child’s eating history report. This history report will show you all dates and times that your child has purchased a breakfast and or lunch within the past thirty days.
For more information and to access these services simply click on the Food Service link and choose Payment Information.
The North Warren Parent Portal is available to provide parents/guardians online access to student records. Parents/Guardians of students in grades 6-12, who currently receive mailed documentation, are able to access attendance, progress reports, and report cards online.
For more information about signing up for the portal or for tips on accessing your new account, check the PARENT PORTAL GUIDE under the Parents menu above.
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If you need further assistance with you parent portal account: Email Techhelp (firstname.lastname@example.org)
North Warren participates in an internationally recognized bullying prevention program called Olweus. This is a cultural implementation of a philosophy of respect and regard for others that consists of 4 Olweus program components which include:
+ school-level components
+ classroom-level components
+ individual-level components (working w/ individual students & their parents),
+ community-level components