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April 24 Update from Superintendent Gannon

 

Dear Families,

 

Today marks six weeks of us being out of school and the end of the third quarter. As teaching and learning continues to take place virtually, please know that our faculty and staff are here for your families. Do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s teachers, counselors or principals if you have any concerns. Before we head into the weekend, I have a few updates to share with you. 

 

Third quarter grades now available

Third quarter grades were posted in the SchoolTool Portal today. If you need help accessing the portal, please watch this video. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher or guidance counselor.

 

Third quarter grades for students in grades K-12 were based on the entire marking period. Consideration was given to the level of student engagement and work completed during virtual learning. Our goal was to ensure students were not penalized during the adjustment period to virtual learning.

 

Temporary grading procedures

Temporary grading procedures that will be in place for students for the rest of the 2019-20 school year can be found on our website, along with frequently asked questions (FAQs).

 

QES named a Recognition School by NYSED
QES has been named a “Recognition School” by the NYS Education Department for high academic achievement and student growth during the 2018-19 school year! Recognition Schools are identified as such because they:

  • are among the top performing under ESSA for student performance and growthh
  • met or exceeded benchmarks for ELA and math achievement, rate of chronic absenteeism, and College, Career, and Civic Readiness
  • and met the federally-required 95 percent participation rate in the English language arts and mathematics assessments.

 

Way to go, QES! We are so proud of our elementary students, staff and teachers!


25,000 meals served!

Today we hit the 25,000 meal milestone! Thank you to our staff members who have been working tirelessly since day one of this, to ensure our families are fed.


Snack Pack program in need of food donations
The Snack Pack program is a community partnership for students in grades K-8 and provides food for families on the weekends. The program is in need of food donations. Learn how you can donate.

Drive Thru Food Pantry at Aviation Mall
The Salvation Army of Glens Falls is hosting a drive thru food pantry in the Aviation Mall parking lot on Monday, April 27 beginning at 10 a.m. until supplies last. This event is first come, first serve.

 

NYS Emotional Support Helpline 

New York state has established an emotional support helpline that is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. Individuals can call 1-844-863-9314. Individuals can also text the phrase "GOT5" to 741741 and they will be connected with a mental health provider.

 

Thank you for continued patience and understanding during this time. We appreciate your efforts to help us stay connected with your children. As always, I’m proud to be a Spartan! Have a great weekend, everyone!

Sincerely,

Kyle L. Gannon
Superintendent of Schools