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  • Message from Matt Cook, Superintendent of Schools


    As we work through our Strategic Planning process, one of our major initiatives is to figure out how to connect with parents, families and the community better than we currently do.  As a first step, I am asking you parents/guardians to take some time to fill out the Family Engagement Survey which can be found under the Announcement tab on this website.  This survey is a required part of the assessment of our schools by the New York State Department of Education but we also want to learn more about the perspective of our families. Our family/school partnership is central to our students’ success.  The survey will be open through December 9th.  It is very easy to complete. Just click on the link and enter the password which is NCSD2016. The survey has 50 questions which are rated on a five part scale. Also, there are some open questions for our families to offer comments. All survey responses are anonymous.


    Additionally, as part of this process, our staff and students will be completing surveys. This will allow us to have a comprehensive data base important for our planning.  We have selected PLC Associates, Inc. to administer these assessments, compile the data and provide comprehensive reports which will be very helpful to us in planning. PLC Associates, Inc. has worked with hundreds of schools and is a certified provider of these instruments by the New York State Department of Education. The company abides by a strict code of conduct in administering these surveys.


    We appreciate your assistance in completing this important survey. If there are questions or need for clarifications, please contact Stacy Schultz at or call her at 332-3217.  We are grateful to our families for taking the time to respond. It is important for our schools.  We look forward to your input.


    Thank you in advance for your help!


    Matt Cook, Superintendent of Schools





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