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Dear Parents, Students, and Visitors:  

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year, Celebrate Success - Planning for the Future is our theme! Our students made terrific progress last year due to our strong collaborative work and the support of all of you as parents, guardians and families. Our philosophy is straightforward—students first and supporting our staff and families! As summer draws to a close and we look ahead to the upcoming school year, the health and safety of our students, teachers, and school personnel remain our top priority. 

We are very excited to begin another year with your children as your administrative leadership team with Mr. Antwaun Dixon (last name A-F), Mrs. Naomi Trivison (last name G-M), Mrs. Kate Liddle (last name N-Z), Mrs. Shelly LaMarche (Coordinator for Spartan Academy, College and Career Pathways), and Mrs. Cheryl West (Director of Counseling, Youth Development and Leadership). I am very excited to begin my eleventh (11) year as your High School Executive Principal and welcome feedback and suggestions for areas of growth and improvement. Please feel free to contact me via phone, email (gavellino@esmschools.org), or our Principal Talk-Line (315) 256-0127.

We thank our administrative leadership team and all secretarial, custodial, teaching staff, and other auxiliary staff who have the best interest of our students as we prepare for the upcoming school year. Our staff has been busy this summer immersing ourselves in many professional development opportunities that will make Central HS a stronger, more vibrant, and balanced academic institution. 

On the first day of school, September 6, 2022  all students will report to their Day 1 Block 1 class where they will receive a Chromebook assigned to them for the year to be carried daily to and from school. Students will also receive a student planner that includes the code of conduct. You may access on our high school website a list of supplies by department and teacher name (not all have submitted info and will give info the first day of classes (https://www.esmschools.org/districtpage.cfm?pageid=1838). This year we will “reboot” our procedures and protocols with our school reinforcing PRIDE behaviors and ask that all are mindful of the dress code expectations of professional school attire, on time to class, leave cell phones away out of sight, and discuss with your child positive behaviors. When your child brings home their agenda book please take the time and review it with them. We are very excited and look forward to a new year!

Below are some other important dates you may want to know in advance:

Student Pictures: Individual yearbook pictures for students in grades 9-12 will be on September 22nd & 23rd during English classes. Senior portraits are due by October 3rd to ensure they will be in the yearbook. 

Open House: Open House is on Thursday, October 6th  starting at 6:30 pm. We will be welcoming all in person this evening for a meet the teacher and see the building evening! 

Chromebooks: All students will receive a Chromebook that they will be assigned to and will carry to and from school daily. The expectation is that students will have them in school every day. 

Technology Parent/student helpline: If parents or students need help, call 315-434-3024 and one of our Tech Team members will help you.  

Parent Square: ESM Schools has adopted Parent Square as our new “School to Home” Communications tool. Having one system for communication means that parents/guardians can learn how to use one website/app to stay in communication with their child’s teachers. As you create your account, you will be able to set up your preferred way of communication. No more getting a call to your landline, cell phone, email, and a text. You can always update your preferences at any time.

If your phone or email needs to be updated in SchoolTool, please email registration@esmschools.org or call 315-434-3011. There are two main ways you can review the information and communicate with your child’s teachers: on a computer and on a smartphone. You only have to create an account once in ParentSquare, and then you can use either method.

Family Handbook: You can find the Family Handbook on the CHS website under Parent Information on the left side. It is a great resource for parents. 

Marking Period Dates: 2022-2023

 

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 Mid MP

Progress Reports Posted on Portal

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Report Cards Posted on Portal

Eligibility

MP 1

September 

October 7

October 14

November 10

November 18

November 18

MP 2

November 14

December 16

December 22

January 27

February 3

February 10

MP 3

January 30

March 10

March 17

April 21

April 28

May 5

MP 4

April 24

May 19

May 26

June 23

June 28

August

Enjoy the remainder of your summer; be safe, healthy, we have free COVID tests available for HS students and families at the front welcome booth, and take all necessary precautions for yourself and others! We look forward to another great year in person! 

Educationally yours,

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Grenardo L Avellino
Executive Principal