Thank you for visiting our website. At Arkport Central School District, we understand the vital role you play as parents in your child's education. When you support our schools, you reinforce a number of valuable messages for your child, such as responsibility, accountability, respect for rules and respect for others.
As educators, our goal will always be to work together with you to create an educational environment which enables every child to grow successfully into adulthood.
We welcome your involvement and we encourage you to take the following actions to ensure your child is successful in school:
ELA and Math Testing Begin April 16
Bus transportation is provided for all students in Kindergarten through 12th grade who live more than 0.2 miles from school. Whenever practical, two or more closely spaced individual stops may be combined into a single central or group stop. Such combined stops shall be in keeping with the walking distance provision. Any change in bus assignments or stops must be approved by the superintendent.
Remain seated while the bus is in motion. To avoid standing it may sometimes be necessary for children to sit three to a seat. Keep head, hands, etc., inside the bus window. Keep the inside of the bus clean. Do not eat on the bus. “Horseplay” on the bus or at bus stops is prohibited. Abusive or obscene language, smoking, fighting, or other acts that distract the driver, are forbidden.
Box Tops for Education & Blue Jay Reading
We all shop for groceries, sometimes two or three times a week -- or more. Now turn those shopping trips into easy cash for your school, and encourage friends to do the same! Just look for the Box Top logo on hundreds of products like Cheerios, Hamburger Helper and Kleenex, in almost every aisle of the store. All you need to do is clip and send them in to your child's teacher -- each one is worth 10¢ for our school. This money will be used to help fund Blue Jay Reading initiatives.
As of January 5, 2012 we have raised over $500! Thank you everyone for all of your support.
New School Locker Policy
Beginning in September, students will be issued locks for all hall lockers and will be required to use the lock to secure their personal and school belongings. Students who do not use school issued lock will have their locker privileges revoked.
Students who have a specific need for a "non-combination" lock (e.g. visual impairment, orthodedic injury) may request a key lock. These requests should be directed to the Jr/Sr High School office.
Daily Schedule Change and Late Start Mondays
Beginning this September, two changes to the school’s schedule will begin. First, the bell schedule (listed below) has been shifted to allow for additional support time after the regular school day. What this means is that the school day will begin at 8:06 AM and end at 3:03 PM Tuesday through Friday of each week. Second, Mondays will be late start days, with school begin for the students at 8:50 AM and end at 3:03 PM. On Mondays student may enter the building after 8:45 AM, and on Tuesday – Thursday, school will be open for breakfast at 7:50 AM.
First, the additional period that was added to our schedule last year allowing us to provide additional remedial and intervention work in core academic areas proven to be invaluable for ALL students. Second, we are implementing a late arrival day each week to allow for more frequent monitoring and collaboration among the staff regarding student progress and intervention strategies. And last, with the school day ending at 3:03 PM, students will have more opportunity to receive help outside the regular school day which was difficult with last year’s regular school day ending at 3:20.
2012-13 Bell Schedule*
39 minute periods
4 minutes between periods
*Please note that school will begin 2nd period on Mondays.
New Bell Schedule for 2012-13
An additional instructional period has been added to this year's daily schedule. The additional time was needed to allow students to receive additional instructional support during the year. The schedule is as follows:
School Opens for students for breakfast at 7:55 AM (student must report to the cafeteria)