Weekly Bulletin – Oct. 26th, 2023

on October 26, 2023

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Weekly Bulletin – October 19th, 2023

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District Calendar

Sports Schedule Updates

Principal’s Message

We will be celebrating Halloween on Tuesday, October 31st this year. This means K – 5 classroom celebrations, costumes and the traditional parade will take place on this day. 

The Halloween Parade will begin at 2:15pm. Families are invited to join us for the parade. If there is inclement weather, the parade will be indoors. 

Please remember that costumes must be appropriate for a school setting, and not involve excessive blood, gore, or weapons. In addition, costumes need to follow the basic requirements of the Code of Conduct Dress Code. Middle and High School costumes must be able to be worn in such a manner that it will not distract or disrupt the educational activities that are otherwise planned for the day.  “Scary clown/ creepy clown” masks and costumes will not be allowed to be worn or possessed on school grounds.

Additionally, there will be no After School Program on Tuesday, 10/31/23. Have a fun and safe Halloween!


Thanksgiving Food Baskets

The Sharing and Caring Program sponsored by Sharon Springs Central School Faculty and Staff is once again providing assistance to those households in need for the Thanksgiving holiday. This year the program will be providing food baskets. If your family has a need and meets the following requirements, please fill out and submit the electronic form below:

  • A Resident of Sharon Springs Central School District.
  • Have school aged children living in your household.
  • Application deadlines will be strictly adhered to – NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • DEADLINE to submit: Thursday, November 9th by 12:00 noon.
  • One (1) application, one basket per household.
  • You must include a contact phone number and email address.
  • If you have difficulty with submitting the electronic form, please contact Michelle Keaney, 518-284-2266 ext. 106 or email mkeaney@sharonsprings.org

2023 Thanksgiving Sharing & Caring Request Form

DEADLINE TO SUBMITThursday, November 9th, 2023 by 12:00 noon

PICK UP DATE:  Tuesday, November 14th, 2023

TIME: 7:30am-4:45pm

PICK UP LOCATION: SSCS Front Desk Visitors Entrance

It is our desire to help those truly in need. Items need to be picked up by an adult. Items not picked up on pick up day will be forfeited.


School Make-Up/Retake Picture Day – Friday, November 3rd

Make-up and re-take pictures will be on Friday, November 3rd from 7:00-10:00 AM. Any student or staff member who did not have their picture taken in September needs to have their picture taken for the yearbook.

For Kindergarten – 5th grades please contact your child’s teacher to let them know that your child would like their picture taken. For grades 6th – 12th, students need to sign up for a period with Ms. Freeman in Room 201 or can be reached at mfreeman@sharonsprings.org.


Election Night Dinner – Tuesday, November 7th

The Class of 2024 is hosting the annual Election Night Dinner on Tuesday, November 7th from 4:30 pm until 6:30 pm. The dinner menu includes roast beef, mashed potatoes, vegetables, dinner roll and brownie sundaes. The cost is $15 for adults and $13 for senior citizens and students. Tickets will be on sale from Monday, October 23rd until Friday, November 3rd. Please see an SSCS student if you would like to purchase tickets. Thank you for your support!


American Red Cross Blood Drive – Tuesday, November 28th from 11:30 am – 4:30 pm

The SSCS Student Council, in partnership with the American Red Cross, is hosting a blood drive in the school auditorium on Tuesday, November 28th from 11:30 to 4:30. Anyone 16 years of age or older can donate blood. Please be sure to eat a good meal and drink plenty of fluids before you come in for your donation. On the day of your appointment, please bring a photo ID and the names of any medications that you are taking. Volunteers and Red Cross Staff will go over the basics with you at registration, at which time you will need to complete a brief health history. The whole process will take approximately 1 hour with the actual donation taking approximately 6 to 8 minutes.

After donating, the Red Cross will provide free snacks and refreshments, as well as a free Red Cross T-shirt. If you would like to make a donation appointment, please email Ms. Connors at dconnors@sharonsprings.org with your name and desired appointment time. If you prefer to schedule your own appointment, please use this link to do so: https://tinyurl.com/3863vp74. Walk-ins are welcome! Thank you in advance for your time and generosity.


Emergency Dismissal Plans

Emergency Dismissal Forms & Demographic Forms were sent home with students this week. Please complete these forms and return to your child’s homeroom teacher or the Main Office as soon as possible to ensure information is up-to-date.

In the event of the School District declaring an emergency dismissal, the school district will follow the parent/guardian’s instructions on the early emergency dismissal notification forms on file. 

If you have a cell phone number on file with the district, you will receive a text notification in the event of an early/emergency dismissal.


Computers Available

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.

Community Focus

A Service to the Sharon Springs Community

Joshua Project Thanksgiving Baskets
Applications will start being accepted on October 10th on the joshuaschoharie.org webpage.  The deadline for applications is November 10. This program is not affiliated with SSCS.


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.