Weekly Bulletin – May 16, 2024

on May 16, 2024

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Weekly Bulletin – May 16, 2024

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The last Weekly Bulletin for the school year will be sent home on June 13th.

Student Focus

This Friday marks the end of the first half of the 4th quarter, making it a great time to reflect on end-of-the-year goals and a time to refocus on those goals. For our middle and high school students, we urge you to use Schoology to stay up-to-date with all assignments. If you need help as a parent accessing your Schoology account, simply email treynolds@sharonsprings.org.


Principal’s Message

This week, our school community focused on a review of the 24 character strengths and the Other People Mindset. 

Over the course of this year, we have gained an understanding and appreciation of the 24 character strengths that are in all of us. Every 1–2 weeks we learned about a different character strength or Other People Mindset element. This knowledge has helped us build strong relationships with other people and become our best selves. People who have strong positive relationships do five things consistently – these are the five practices of the Other People Mindset. 1. Recognize the good in other people, 2. Recognize that everything you say or do affects other people, 3. Support others when they struggle, 4. Cheer people on when they succeed, 5. Remain present when giving people your attention. People who have a strong Other People Mindset are able to build and maintain strong, positive relationships with others.

This year, our school community has deliberately and consistently taught students that relationships are important and that positive relationships are cultivated through character and the Other People Mindset. We have experienced firsthand how positive relationships help us become happier, healthier, and more resilient.


Calendar Correction

The school calendar that was published in September 2023 had stated that May 21 was an Early Release Day. This was an error. May 21 is a full day of instruction for students and there will NOT be an early dismissal this day.


2024-25 School Budget Vote

The Annual School Budget Vote for the 2024-25 school year will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at SSCS in the Auditorium Atrium from 12:00pm-9:00pm.


After School Program Update

The last day for the After School Program will be Thursday, May 23, 2024. Please make sure you have alternate child care arrangements beginning Tuesday, May 28, 2024.


Early Mail Vote/Absentee Ballot for 2024-25 School Budget Vote

Applications for early mail vote/absentee ballots will be available on the school website (sharonsprings.org) or obtainable beginning May 1, 2024 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays, from the District Clerk. Completed applications for absentee ballots must be received by the District Clerk at least seven (7) days prior to the vote if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or the day before election, if the ballot is to be hand delivered personally to the voter. Early Mail Vote/Absentee ballots must be received by the District Clerk not later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 20, 2024.

A list of all persons to whom absentee/early mail ballots shall have been issued will be available in the office of the District Clerk from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. prevailing time on each of the five days prior to the day of the election, except Sunday, May 19, 2024, and the day set for the election. Any qualified voter may challenge the acceptance of the ballot of any person on such list, by making his/her challenge and reasons therefore known to the Inspector of Election before the close of the polls.


Memorial Day Chicken BBQ – May 27

Enjoy a delicious meal, show your patriotic spirit, and help support The Class of 2027. You can do all this by coming to the Memorial Day Chicken BBQ on Monday, May 27, 2024 from 11am to 2pm. This event is hosted by the Freshmen and is held at the Sharon Springs Central School. The dinner includes a baked potato, coleslaw, and a roll. The meal costs $15.00 and a 1/2 chicken costs $11.00. See a member of The Class of 2027 to purchase your meal, or simply show up on Memorial Day. We look forward to seeing you there!


Community Focus – A 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.