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The Schalmont Central School District is required to provide the following notifications to parents on an annual basis. They have been posted online for your convenience.

Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR)

Student use of personal technology/Bring Your Own Device 'BYOD' Policy

In April 2015, the Schalmont Board of Education approved a policy regarding the use of personal technology during instructional and non-instructional time. All use, regardless of its purpose, must follow guidelines outlined in the students Required Use Policy RUP #7315 and the district's Code of conduct, and the Dignity for All Students Act. For the purposes of BYOD, "device" means a privately owned wireless and/or portable electronic handheld equipment that includes but is not limited to: existing and emerging mobile communication systems and smart technologies, such as cellular phones, blackberries, SMART phones, iPhones and iPods, portable internet devices and such as Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), MP3 players, laptops, iPads, tablets, Kindle, Nook, netbooks and portable storage devices as well as any device with similar capabilities. Personal technology includes all existing and emerging technology devices that can take photographs, record or play audio or video, input text, upload and download media, connect to or receive information from the Internet, and transmit or receive messages, telephone calls or images. Click here to view the full Schalmont Board of Education policy.

Child Abuse Hotline Notification

If you suspect a child is being abused or maltreated (neglected), report it by calling 1-800-342-3720, a toll-free 24-hour hotline operated by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. If you believe a child is in immediate danger, call 911 or your local police department. Information about reporting child abuse and maltreatment (neglect) is available online at http://ocfs.ny.gov/main/cps/.

¿Tiene sospechas de abuso o negligencia infantil? ¡Repórtalo ahora! 1-800-342-3720. ¿Peligro inmediato? Llame 911.

Code of Conduct

View the District's Code of Conduct.

View plan language summary

For more specific information at each building-level download your child's student handbook, which are available to the right.

Dress Code

Read the expectations for student dress and appearance.

District Wellness Policy

Review the district wellness policy [PDF].

Facility Use Policies

Interested in using space in Schalmont School District? Please read our Facilities Use Handbook for general rules, fees and request form.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

FERPA affords parents and students over 18 years of age ("eligible students") certain rights with respect to the student's education records. These rights are:

  • The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of the day the school receives a request for access. More...
  • The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student's privacy rights under FERPA. More...
  • The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. More...  
  • The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the school district to comply with the requirements of FERPA. More...

FERPA requires that the school district, with certain exceptions, obtain your written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from your child's education records. However, the school district may disclose appropriately designated "directory information" without written consent, unless you have advised the district to the contrary in accordance with district procedures. Click here for more information on district policies related to student directory information.

FERPA Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA)

PPRA affords parents certain rights regarding our conduct of surveys, collection and use of information for marketing purposes and certain physical exams. More...

Lockdown Drills

Schalmont Central School District, in conjunction with Rotterdam Police Department, conduct four state-mandated lockdown drills each school year. Learn more about the drills

Maintenance of Records

The Schalmont District, in compliance with Public Law 94-192, maintains in each of its schools, programs for students who have been identified as having a disability. The confidential records of students with disabilities are kept in the Committee of Special Education files, located at Schalmont Middle School. The committee designates, in writing, school personnel who have access to these records. The individual child's records are always available for inspection and review by the child's parents. Call Shari Lontrato, director of Special Education, at 355-9200, x4019, for more information on these records.

Non-Discrimination Notice 

The Schalmont Central School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs, activities, employment and admissions; and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

The following person has been designed to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Shari Lontrato, Director of Special Education, at 355-9200 Ext. 4019 or slontrato@schalmont.net.

Inquires concerning the application of Schalmont's non-discrimination policies may also be referred to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), 32 Old Slip, 26th Floor, New York, NY 10005, Phone: 646-428-3800 (voice) or 800-877-8339 (TTY).

Parents' Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security

The Schalmont School District is committed to ensuring student privacy in accordance with local, state and federal regulations and district policies. To this end and pursuant to U.S. Department of Education regulations, the district is providing the following Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security. view Parents Bill of Rights

Pesticide Notification

Under state law, the Schalmont Central School District is required to notify you that pesticide products may be used in school buildings throughout the year. Parents, guardians, and staff may request 48-hour advance written notification, including the date and place where the pesticide will be used, the name of the pesticide and its EPA registration number and who to contact for more information. To be placed on the list, call Wendy Dixon at the District Office, 355-9200 ext. 4001.

School Bus Idling Policy

State education law now requires that all school districts ensure that every driver of a school bus or other school vehicle turn off the engine of the vehicle while waiting for passengers to load or off load. The law provides for certain exceptions when necessary for heating, mechanical or emergency circumstances. Click on the links below for more information about:

Sexual Harassment Policy

Click here to view the district sexual harassment policy.

State Survey of Students' Body Mass Index (BMI)

New York State requires schools to track each student's Body Mass Index (BMI) and weight status category as part of school health examinations. Every year, the NYS Department of Health will survey some schools for the number of pupils in each of six possible weight status categories.

If Schalmont is surveyed by the state, the district will share summary group data only, and will not share individual names or information.

Parents who wish to exclude their child's data from such group calculations must contact the child's school nurse.

Student Directory Information

From time to time, student directory information (e.g. name, grade, photo, awards, activities) depicting activities in Schalmont Central School District is released for use in school district publications, on this website or by the media. Parents who object to the release of their child's information and/or photograph should notify both the superintendent of schools and their child's building principal in writing on or before September 15 in any school year.

Title IX

The Schalmont Central School District hereby advises students, parents, employees, and the general public that if offers employment and educational opportunities, without regard to age, sex, race, color, national origin, or disability. Grievance procedures are available by contacting the Title IX Coordinator Shari Lontrato, Director of Special Education, at 355-9200 Ext. 4019.

Water testing

In September 2016, a state law went into effect that requires all public school districts to test water for lead. View current results.

Website Accessibility Policy

Review a summary of the district website accessibility policy.

More Information

Student Parent Handbooks

Jefferson Elementary School

Schalmont Middle School

Schalmont High School

Document Accessibility

If you have an accessibility issue with any documents shared on this page, please contact the district clerk at jlenz@schalmont.net or call 518-355-9200, ext. 4002 to receive the information in an alternative format.

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