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Parent Signature forms for Code of Conduct, Internet Use, Media Release, and Census


NY State Adopts Common Core Standards

The Board of Regents is replacing the current NYS Standards with the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy, Mathematics, and Prekindergarten.  These standards were officially adopted on January 11th.  PDF files of these standards are attached.

These Common Core Standards are more rigorous than previous state standards.  The changes in English language arts and literacy primarily include having children respond to literature in a cultural context.  This will require students to comprehend, reflect upon, and interpret literature from a wide variety of genres and a range of American and world cultures.  Therefore, students will be required to interpret material read from other cultural perspectives.

El Estado de Nueva York Adopta Nuevas Normas Básicas Comunes

La Junta de Regents está reemplazando las actuales Normas del Estado de Nueva York con las Normas Básicas Comunes para las Artes del Lenguaje en Inglés y Alfabetización, Matemáticas y Pre-Jardín de Infantes.  Estas normas fueron adoptadas oficialmente el 11 de enero.  Archivos de PDF de estas normas están adjuntos.

Estas Normas Básicas Comunes son más rigurosas que las normas estatales anteriores.  Los cambios en las artes del lenguaje en inglés y alfabetización, incluyen principalmente que los niños respondan a la literatura en un contexto cultural.  Esto requerirá que los estudiantes comprendan, reflexionen e interpreten literatura de una amplia variedad de géneros y culturas americanas y del mundo.  Por lo tanto, será necesario que los estudiantes interpreten material leído de otras perspectivas culturales.
 

Facts About Bed Bugs

A great deal of media attention is being given to the emergence of bed bugs as a pest.  It is important for parents to have current and accurate information so that they can determine what is true, and what is not true, about bed bugs.  Below are links to the Cornell University New York State Integrated Pest Management Program and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene which provide detailed information regarding understanding, identifying, and controlling bed bugs.  

http://www.nysipm.cornell.edu/whats_bugging_you/bed_bugs/bedbugs_faqs.asp

 


Freeport Resources

A Parent's Guide to Education Vocabulary Academic Vocabulary

WORLDBOOK

Freeport Public School’s Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security
 

Museums and Public Resources

·         The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

·         American Museum of Natural History

·         Bronx Zoo

·         The New York Public Library

·         The Franklin Institute Science Museum, Philadelphia

·         The National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

·         Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C.


News, Publications and Reference

·         Scientific American

·         The History Channel

·         MSNBC News

·         CNN

·         Long Island Community Online - News 12

·         Newsday

·         Life Magazine

·         Time Magazine

·         National Weather Service

·         Intellicast Weather

·         Infoplease