Weekly Bulletin – March 21, 2024

on March 21, 2024

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Weekly Bulletin – March 21, 2024

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District Calendar

Sports Schedule Updates

Principal’s Message

On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will be visible across portions of North America, presenting a valuable educational experience.  This rare phenomenon will cast its shadow across the United States, with Sharon Springs finding itself near the path of the totality. The eclipse is expected to begin in Schoharie County at 2:10 p.m. peak at 3:20 p.m.

Weather permitting, SSCS will host a “viewing party” at Anthony M. DiPace Soccer complex from the end of the school day until 4:00pm. All students and community members are invited to attend. Students who want to attend this event and need a ride home, will be bused home at 4:00pm. To attend this event, students must return the attached permission form.   

Solar Eclipse Permission Form

Please note: It is crucial to remember that looking directly at the Sun, even during an eclipse, can cause permanent eye damage.  Special eclipse glasses will be provided to all students for a safe viewing on April 8th. Our school plays a vital role in educating students about safe viewing practices for a solar eclipse. SSCS’s science department will provide training to students on safe viewing methods and associated risks to ensure that participants are well-prepared to enjoy this rare celestial event while prioritizing their safety and well-being.


Student Focus

Dear Families,

This week we focused on the character strength of Perspective. Perspective means you appreciate when people see things in different ways. You have the ability to understand the world from multiple points of view.

Perspective is also referred to as wisdom and is distinct from intelligence. People with this strength are sought out for advice because they see the big picture and can make sense of the world’s complexity. This strength of perspective gives individuals the ability to see to the heart of difficult matters and achieve clarity. Most importantly, they are honest and behave in an ethically consistent manner. 

Perspective helps an individual make sense of the world. It provides clarity on what matters and what does not. Being able to see things from multiple angles helps individuals remain calm and learn from mistakes; they are typically highly self-aware. Reflecting on their own feelings, thoughts, and motives helps them understand and empathize with other people. These individuals are strong listeners and ask great questions. Individuals with the strength of perspective help their group get through difficult or uncertain circumstances because they’re poised and can identify opportunities for success.

To practice and encourage the character strength of perspective with your child, when your child offers a complaint offer them another perspective.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Spring Picture Day – Wednesday, March 27

Spring pictures are open to individuals, siblings, and/or groups of friends. You can order pictures with a form or online at mylifetouch.com with Picture ID: EVTMQ9SS3. A flyer was sent home along with an orange piece of paper. On the orange paper please write down names and grade levels for individual and/or siblings/group pictures then give this paper to your homeroom teacher by Monday, March 25. The last day to sign up pictures is Monday, March 25 due to scheduling. Each grade level will be given a time slot of when to report for pictures; therefore, no phones calls are needed to sign up. For siblings/group pictures students will report with the youngest grade level. Please email any questions to Ms. Freeman at mfreeman@sharonsprings.org


2024 AYSO Spring Registration

The 2024 Spring Season Registration for AYSO Soccer will be open starting Monday, March 11 and will continue through Sunday, March 24. Existing AYSO participants from the fall 2023 season should sign up for the spring session using your pre-existing account. New applicants and/or interested players and families can visit the website below to register and learn more about your local AYSO program and what we have to offer.


If you have additional questions please contact a member of the AYSO committee or by email at sharonspringsAYSO1021@gmail.com.


Let’s Get Ready for Kindergarten

If you or someone you know has a child that will be turning 5 years old on or before December 1, 2024, please forward and/or complete the incoming kindergarten survey using the link below.


The data from this survey will help the district plan for your child’s educational needs and class sizes for the fall. Even if you are undecided at this time about enrolling your child, please complete the form and state that in the comment section so we can have an accurate census record.

Additional questions? Please contact Ashley Puding by phone at (518) 284-2266 ext 114 or by email at apuding@sharonsprings.org


Community FocusA Service to the Sharon Springs Community

Sharon Springs Public Library Winter Hours for January, February and March are:
Monday 10:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday 1:00pm-6:00pm
Wednesday 1:00pm-6:00pm
Thursday 10:00am-6:00pm
Friday 1:00pm-6:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-1:00pm


Computers Available

All-in-One computers available from the school. If your household qualifies for free or reduced school lunch and you would like a computer for your household, please contact Tom Reynolds at treynolds@sharonsprings.org or 518-284-2266.


Weekly Bulletin Submissions

SSCS will continue to produce this document each week as a service to the SSCS community. Similar to last year, classified ads, such as advertisements for the sale of items, help wanted ads, etc., will no longer be accepted.  Advertisements will only be accepted if it relates to a potential educational benefit for our students or it has the potential to benefit the Sharon Springs community. SSCS reserves the right to edit any submission. For consideration, please email by 3 p.m. on Tuesdays to weeklybulletin@sharonsprings.org.