Alfred-Almond Central School

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School Announcements

  • Please click here for a letter from  Dr. Rivers regarding a Secondary update

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  • School Picture Day

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  • Letter Regarding: School building closed beginning Wednesday, November 18 throughFriday, November 20 due to COVID-19 exposure.

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  • Nov24th blue and gold remote

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  • High Risk Winter Sports

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  • First Quarterly Report

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  • Please click here for the Updated NYS COVID19 Travel Advisory

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  • Allegany County Free Drive-up COVID-19 Rapid Testing 
    Memo

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  • Christmas Plant Sale

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  • Good Morning, 

    Based on the information we have at this time the school building will be reopened for in-person learning on Friday, November 6.  All contact tracing has been completed and all direct contacts have been notified.   

    • All athletic events on Friday, November 6 will take place as scheduled. 

    We ask everyone to continue being vigilant in their handwashing, wearing of face covers, and maintaining social distance to help stop the spread of the virus. 

    Thank you for your continued support and understanding as we do our best to keep our community and students safe.  

    Take care, and we look forward to seeing our students tomorrow!

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  • Today’s closure is extended through Thursday, November 5. I ask for your continued patience as we await testing results. I will let you know as early as possible, but no later than tomorrow evening if we can reopen for in-person instruction on Friday.

    · Teachers will continue to deliver remote instruction
    · All students will attend their regularly scheduled classes remotely
    · All CTE and New Vision students must attend remotely
    · Athletic practices and events are canceled

    I recognize closures may cause frustration and concern. Please understand the safety of our students and staff is of the utmost priority.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding.


    Tracie Bliven

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  • Good Evening,

    This is Superintendent Tracie Bliven. I am calling to inform you that at 8:30 p.m. this evening we confirmed that one of our students has a member of their household that has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, per protocol, our building will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, November 4, for deep-cleaning and contact tracing. This decision was made in consultation with health care professionals and is the safest course of action until the testing result of the direct contact(s) to a COVID-19 case is available.

    Please note that closing our building is different than closing our school. Teachers will continue to deliver instruction remotely and students will attend their regularly scheduled classes remotely.

    Again, Wednesday, November 4th will be a remote learning day for all students. We will update you by early tomorrow evening if we are able to reopen for in-person instruction on Thursday.

    Also, all athletic practices and events are cancelled for tomorrow.

    Thank you for your continued support and understanding as we do our best to keep our community safe.

     Thank you,

    Tracie Bliven

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  • First Quarter Report Cards will be delivered as follows:

    Report cards will be mailed to students that are 100% remote on Monday, November 16
    Students in the Blue hybrid group will receive their report cards on Tuesday, November 17
    Students in the Gold hybrid group will receive their report cards on Wednesday, November 18

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  • Good Afternoon,
     
    Based on the information we have at this time we are planning to reopen the school building for in-person learning beginning Monday, November 2. All contact tracing has been completed by Allegany County Department of Health and all direct contacts have been notified.
     
    All athletic events on Saturday, October 31 will take place as scheduled.
     
    Our regular hybrid and remote student schedules will resume on Monday, November 2.
     
    We ask everyone to continue being vigilant in their handwashing, wearing of face covers and maintaining social distance to help stop the spread of the virus.
     
    Thank you for your continued support and understanding as we do our best to keep our community and students safe.
     
    Stay well and have a great weekend.
    Tracie
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  • The October 29th PSAT test is cancelled and will be rescheduled for January 26th.

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  • Dear Parents:

    Today’s closure will be extended until further notice due to a positive COVID-19 case identified within the school. We will provide you with an update by the end of the school day on Friday, 10/30. We are working closely with the Department of Health and our Medical Director for guidance on our next steps. Please understand we cannot provide you with specific information and ask for your patience as we work through this process.

    During the extended closure, teachers will be delivering instruction remotely. Students should report remotely to all their scheduled classes. All BOCES students (CTE and New Vision) must attend BOCES remotely.

    All athletic practices and events are suspended throughout this closure.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding.

    Tracie Bliven

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  • Tuesday, October 27, the school building will be closed for deep-cleaning as a precautionary measure as several of our students have a household member that is currently quarantined for COVID-19. This decision was made in consultation with health care professionals and is the safest course of action until testing results of direct contacts to a COVID-19 case are available.

    We anticipate being able to return to in-person learning on Wednesday, October 28th. Should that change we will notify you as soon as possible.

    Also, all athletic practices and events are canceled tonight and tomorrow.
    Thank you for your continued support and understanding as we do our best to keep our community safe and our students engaged in learning.

     

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  • Good Afternoon, this is Superintendent Tracie Bliven.  Please listen carefully as the
    following message applies to the instructional and transportation model for the 2nd
    quarter.


    If you would like to make a change for how your child attends school at Alfred-Almond
    for the second quarter of the school year please contact the main office of the building
    in which your child attends. The options for learning are Hybrid (in-person two days per
    week, remote three days per week) OR 100% Remote (accessed completely from home
    and primarily through on-line instruction). 


    If you would like to make a change to your child's transportation arrangements, please contact the transportation department directly.


    We ask that if requesting a change to either your child's instructional or transportation model you do so no later than October 30th.


    If we do not receive a request for a change by October 30th, your child will remain in the
    learning and transportation model they are currently participating in through the end of
    the 2nd quarter, January 22, 2021. Families will continue to have an opportunity to
    reassess each quarter. 


    Please take a moment to complete the feedback survey if you have not done
    so: https://forms.gle/7G9fn6TbpRAwnCC57  The link to the survey can be found on our
    district website and social media pages.


    The information contained in this message will be posted on our district website and
    social media pages and sent out through Operoo should you need it for future
    reference.


    We appreciate the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with you to ensure your child
    reaches their maximum learning potential this school year.


    Thank you and be well.

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  • HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARADE CANCELLED

    Countless times during the pandemic we have had to assess the safety risks associated with an event and make a tough decision whether it should be allowed or canceled.  Unfortunately, due to the nature of the Halloween Costume Parade, we must cancel this event.  Classrooms will be allowed to have parties as long as treats are store-bought items. However, the wearing of costumes will not be allowed this year. 

    We know this is disappointing news, but we feel it is in the best interest of the health and well-being of the entire school community.  

     

    Thank you.

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  • Fall 10 week Instructional Model Survey
     
    As we approach the conclusion of the first ten weeks of school, we invite you to share your feedback regarding the instructional model that your child has been engaged in thus far (i.e. remote, hybrid). As our partners in education, your feedback is important to us. Parent input obtained from this survey will be used to reflect on current practices and to make adjustments to strengthen our instructional models to support the needs of students and families. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey below by October 30, 2020, to share your input with us. Thank you for your participation and support in this process.
     
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  • Please click here for a letter providing you with additional information related to the recent building closures from Superintendent Tracie Bliven.

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  • School building closed 10/2/2020

    Out of an abundance of caution for our students, faculty, and staff, our school building will remain closed tomorrow, Friday, October 2. I know that closing our building is not what anyone wants to see happen; however, please know that these decisions are not being made lightly and that there is a great deal of thought behind them as well as on-going discussions with the Department of Health, our medical professionals, and the leadership team.

    - All faculty and staff should plan to work remotely.

    - Teachers will deliver instruction remotely during our building closure. Please note that closing our building is different than closing our school as instruction will still be delivered and student attendance is still mandatory.

    - There will be no sports practices tomorrow.

    Please help by doing your part in wearing your mask, washing your hands, avoiding large groups and staying home when ill.

    Thank you for your continued support and understanding as we keep our community safe and our students engaged in learning.

    Stay healthy, and thank you and have a good evening.

    Tracie Bliven

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  • SCHOOL BUILDING CLOSED 10/1/2020

    Good Evening,

    This is Superintendent Tracie Bliven and this message is for all AACS families, faculty and staff.
    I am calling to inform you that out of an abundance of caution for our students, faculty and staff our school building will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, October 1. This is being done as an extra precautionary measure in response to the increase in local positive cases. We will use this time as an opportunity to perform an additional deep clean of our building and buses.
    Teachers will deliver instruction remotely during our building closure. Please note that closing our building is different than closing our school as instruction will still be delivered and student attendance is still mandatory. Students, please check in at the beginning of the school day for additional information from your principal and/or teacher(s) for the day.
    There will be no sports practices tomorrow.
    Faculty and staff: unless you have been notified by your supervisor directly, you are not to report to the school building.
    We urge everyone to be vigilant in their hand washing, wearing of face covers, and maintaining social distance.
    This closure applies to tomorrow, Thursday, October 1 only and in-person learning will resume on Friday, October 2nd. You will be notified if there are any changes in this schedule.
    Thank you for your continued support and understanding as we keep our community safe and our students engaged in learning.
    Stay well.

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  • Statement from the Steuben County Athletic Associaiton - Please click here

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  • Reminder to all AACS families:
     
    Please submit your application for free and reduced meals! While meals are free for all students for the time being, we need to be ready to transition back to free/reduced/paid when the USDA's funding for free meals ends. Also, district funding is dependent upon knowing how many households are eligible for free and reduced meals.
     
     
    If you  have any questions, please contact Tori Parmenter, Food Service Manager, at 607-276-6550 or tparmenter@gstboces.org.
     
     
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  • Protocol for Symptomatic or Positive COVID-19 Student or Staff  

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  • GST BOCES Digital Citizenship Newsletter for September 2020

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  • Mental Health Support & Resources

    Please click on photo for Mental Health Awareness Strategies Related to the Pandemic.

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  •  ATTENTION AACS PARENTS with children in grades 7-12: If your child plans to play a Fall Sport, please complete this form by Sunday, September 13. 2020 at 11:59 pm.

    Fall Sports Form

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  • Please click here for a letter from the Superintendent regarding the Raptor Visitor Management System we have implemented.

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  • Food Program
    Starting today, students that would like breakfast and lunch for the days they attend school 
    virtually will be able to sign up to receive meal packs. These meal packs will consist of three (3) or five (5) days of breakfast and lunch and will be available to pick up on Mondays from 4-6PM. The first pickup will be Monday, September 14. 

    We are also happy to announce that students can sign up to receive breakfast on the two (2) days spent on campus learning. 

    On August 31, the USDA issued a press release stating they are extending free meals until December 31, 2020 or until the money appropriated by Congress runs out. Our interpretation is these meals will be free to students based on this press release. Congress may also appropriate more money to feed students past December 31, 2020. We will fully communicate any changes on our website.  

    Therefore, no student will be required to pay for breakfast or lunch, whether they are in school or at home learning. In the event meals are no longer free, the prices for meals are listed on our menu/website. 

    To sign up for virtual meal packs, students (or their parent/guardian) should visit https://forms.gle/aranLCo7uRHUe7cE9. 

    To sign up for breakfast, students (or their parent/guardian) should visit https://forms.gle/WHGk4PHzzDSHE8PW7. 

    Please note that once a student has been signed up, he/she will not need to sign up again until the next marking period. He/she will receive the meals throughout the marking period unless the cafeteria is notified that the student would like to be removed from the list prior to the end of the marking period.  

    For any questions or concerns, please contact the Food Service Office at 607-276-6550 or tparmenter@aaccsapps.com

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  • Parent Email for student COVID screening 
    COVID Screening Form
    Please provide a working email address for the student COVID screening. Each parent will have to answer a series of COVID questions and record their child's temperature on the days they physically attend school. If you have more than one child, please list all children in this form. The district needs to compile parent emails so that they can be entered in the Operoo (Care Monkey) application that the district will use for the COVID screening tool. All emails will be kept confidential. Once the Operoo (Care Monkey) application has been submitted, you will receive an email from Operoo (Care Monkey) with your username and password. Please create your account before Thursday, September 10. This screening process is in accordance with DOH and NYS guidelines.
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  • dropoff

    Please click here for the Pick up and drop off procedures

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  • Its time to check and charge your chromebook

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  • September 2020 - Reopening Calendar for Students

    This calendar is to help you visualize what September will look like for all students. Please pay careful attention to the week of September 8-11 as student attendance has been slightly altered

    We understand there may be concerns in regard to what the school year will look like.  To that end, we strongly encourage everyone to embrace this year with a positive mindset and to stay focused on the exciting experiences that await. It is our goal to ensure learning is fun, engaging, and meaningful, and that it takes place in a safe and respectful learning environment.

    We are eager for the new school year to start, and hope you are too!

    Please click on link to view the calendar
    September 2020 - Reopening Calendar for Students

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  • Secondary Supply List PDF

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  • Please clicks on the links below for the following updates from NYSED on School Reopening

    Update on Reopening Guidance from NYSED 
    NYSED on School Reopening FAQ's

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  • PUBLIC MEETINGS discussing School Reopening Plans

    Monday, August 17, 2020
    Reopening Public Meeting #3 Audio

    Thursday, August 13, 2020 
    Reopening Public Meeting #2 Audio

    Wednesday, August 12, 2020 
    Reopening Public Meeting #1 Audio
    Reopening Public Meeting #1 Transcript

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  • National Immunization Awareness Month
    National Immunization Month 2020 article

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  • Alfred-Almond's Details and Guidance for Reopening
    Pleasce click on the links below:

    Alfred-Almond CSD Details for Contract Tracing
    Alfred-Almond CSD Details for COVID Testing
    Alfred-Almond CSD Details for Remote Learning
    covid-19-p-12-school-guidance-03092020
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    Re-Entry protocol for Faculty Staff and Students

    Contract Tracing Workflow


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  • Please click on link to view the "Letter to accompany Declaration", from the AACS Leadership Team. 
    There are links inside the letter to fill out the forms.


    Thank you in advance for filling out the information.

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  • Congratulations, Alfred-Almond, in Leading NYS toward the accomplishment of educational excellence in student performance.
    Please click on link for award certificate and letter:
    Award Recognition

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  • Please click on the link for the AACSD ReOpening Draft Letter for
    Sept 2020

    AACSD ReOpening Draft for Sept 2020

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  • Today, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association, Inc. (NYSPHSAA) announces its 2019-20 Scholar-Athlete School of Distinction and School of Excellence Award winners. Congratulations to our 2019-20 Alfred-Almond Varsity Sports teams for earning the School of Excellence Award.   To earn the School of Excellence Award, 75% of a school’s varsity teams must qualify and receive the Scholar-Athlete team award.
    We are very proud of our student-athletes as they continue to excel in the classroom and on the field.
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  • Reopening letter to families and employees

    Please click on links in letter to fill out the following surveys:

    Family Reopening Survey & District Employee Reopening Survey

     

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  • Dear AACS Families,

    Today, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association officials voted to set the official start date for our athletic teams to Sept. 21st. The decision comes at the recommendation of the NYSPHSAA COVID-19 Task Force. Please understand that the safety and well-being of our student-athletes is at the heart of all decisions.
    As we receive more guidance, we will continue to update our families and student-athletes.

    Please click for the official guidance

     

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  • Alfred State online classes 

    11th and 12th grade students interested in taking online classes through Alfred State need to fill out the attached form and turn in to the School Counselors' Office by mail or drop off to the main office by August 18th.

    Continuing Education Registration Form-2020-2021.pdf

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  • Please click on link:
    2020-21 School Year New York State Immunization Requirements for School Entrance/Attendance

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  • Attention Parents/Guardians of Children in Grades 6th-11th:
     
    If your child plans to participate in the upcoming 2020-2021 Sports Seasons, please have them complete the attached survey as soon as possible.  The link for the survey is below.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Karleigh Ormsby, RN at kormsby@aacsapps.com.
     
    Sports Sign-Ups:
     
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  • If your child is in need of technical support while doing school work from home, please use this link for assistance:

    Tech Support Help

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  • Upon the recommendation of the Allegany County Department of Health the Fitness Center is closed for Community use until further notice.

    We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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  • Please use the following link to the website:
     
    Sports Store
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  • Training for School District Title IX Personnel 

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    Girls Tennis Team Competes at Section V

    Sectional Tennis

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  • Scholars of the Month
    Nominated by the Visual Arts Department

    Congratulations Drew, Brent and Jamie.

    Scholars of the Month  

     

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  • BOCES Student of the Month

    Ben Brown

    Kevin Dunning

     

    Ben Brown, CISCO Networking Academy

     

     

     

     

    Kevin Dunning, Building Construction

     

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  • Athlete of the Month

    Ayden Burdick   Ayden Kicking Ball

    Ayden Burdick - Boys Varsity Soccer

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Mission Statement

  • It is the overall mission of the Alfred-Almond Central School District to prepare each individual to live successfully in a world of rapid change, and to grow from dependence to independence. Development of self-discipline and readiness to accept responsibility for one's actions are essential characteristics of that growth.

    Our school system will provide an equal opportunity for each Alfred-Almond student to be challenged to the fullest extent of his or her ability and to assure that all students will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to enable them to become productive members of society.

    This mission is best accomplished when school personnel maintain high expectations for all students, create a positive school climate, ensure a safe and orderly school environment, monitor student progress on a frequent basis, and promote effective home-school communication.

    The school system shares the responsibility for accomplishing this mission with the family and community. 

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