Principal's Message

April 16, 2021

Greetings Munn Families,

I am thrilled to report that our first week of 4-day learning has gone very smoothly.  This success is no doubt a result of the efforts at home and at school.  Our staff has done an amazing job welcoming students back this week.  As I visit classrooms, our students and staff are engaged in:

  • building and sustaining positive relationships,

  • teaching and learning about the processes and procedures for safely riding to and from school,

  • being an engaged learner in the classroom, and

  • being responsible in the cafeteria, hallways and at recess.

Most importantly they are together with peers socializing and having Fun at Munn!  If I can helpful with your child’s transition to 4-day learning or with any other details, please email me at MCanny@Spencerportschools.org or phone me at 349-5501.


I am greatly saddened by the local news reports of an elementary principal in Hilton arrested on charges of alleged abuse. Our hearts are with their students, families and staff at this most difficult time.

This case and news coverage has also raised questions and concerns about how Spencerport works to ensure student safety and well-being.

Through our partnership with Bivona, we are committed to supporting the needs of our students and equipping them with skills and strategies to self-advocate.  We encourage parents to engage in dialogue with their children and to monitor any sudden change in their behavior.  The partnership that families share with the district is critical as we rely on one another to support student learning and personal growth.  Please remember that any child can speak with their school counselor or any trusted adult whenever they want, and that Spencerport has a Family Support Center available free of charge to help students and parents navigate difficult situations including trauma, illness, and grief. The district sent out a communication to all of our families today about the recent news which included supporting materials for parents. 

At Spencerport, our students’ safety and well-being always comes first, and we want to reassure you we will continue to be vigilant in our efforts to keep them safe.


Student Placement for Next Year
The important process of assigning children to their 2021–2022 classes will begin soon.    As we move into the final marking period of this school year, it is important that we begin to plan for the transition of students to their new teachers for next year.  We ask that you carefully review this information as your contributions are valued by us and will help to make your child’s transition more effective.

Our placement process includes the following:

  1. Parents/guardians complete the form emailed to you on Friday, April 16 at approximately 3:15pm no later than 6:00PM, Friday, April 30. Thank you to those who have already completed it for their child(ren).

  2. Teachers complete a Student Information Card for each child.

  3. Parents may also write a separate letter or email to me (MCanny@Spencerportschools.org), with any additional information that you have.  Please refrain from requesting a specific teacher.  The contents of the letter should describe the type of learning environment in which you believe your child would be most successful.  Letters or emails to the principal must be received no later than 6:00PM, Friday, April 30.

  4. The class lists for the 2021–2022 school year will be compiled in June.

State Testing Grade 3 – 5
Next week students in grades 3-5 will take NYS Computer-Based Tests (CBT) for ELA on Tuesday, April 20.

The NYS Computer-Based Tests (CBT) for Math will be on Tuesday, May 4.

We recognize that parents have a choice on whether their student takes the state assessments. If you decide that your child will not take these assessments, be sure to opt them out of the assessment in its entirety and submit this intent in writing via e-mail or mail to me today. A simple email to MCanny@Spencerportschools.org will document your request to opt your grade 3-5 child(ren) out of the assessments.

Yours in Partnership,


Mike



Attendance:
An important reminder: When your child has a ‘Virtual’ learning day, whether they are fully remote OR on a home-hybrid day, parents will need to ‘check-in’ with the teacher on behalf of their student. Please see below for instructions and watch this tutorial for more information- https://youtu.be/JQqnyoWhPXo

  1. Log in to the Infinite Campus Backpack Parent Portal.

  2. Click on the ‘Today’ link located in the index on the left-hand side of the screen.

  3. Click the ‘Check-Ins’ Attendance Link (center of the screen).

  4. Click on the blue ‘Yes, Student is Here’ button to indicate the child is participating in school for the day.

  5. If there is more than one K-5 student in the family, please change students by using the dropdown in the top right-hand corner of the screen.  



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Mr. Michael Canny, Principal
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