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Parent and Community Resources

 

RESOURCES, SCHOOL NOTIFICATIONS, AND HELPFUL DOCUMENTS FOR PARENTS

 

The resources below can help answer many of the questions you have:


Area Hall of Fame

The High School Hall of Fame is a list put out by the Alumni Association which highlights outstanding graduates of Port Byron schools. The Area Hall of Fame is different and separate. While the High School Hall of Fame lists only graduates, the Area Hall of Fame honors graduates, veterans, accomplished athletes and others. 

 

Attendance Policy

Regular Attendance in school allows the best learning environment and is vital to academic mastery. State law requires that all children between the ages of 6 and 16 in proper physical and mental condition receive full-time instruction. State aid to our district is based on each child's attendance.

Jr.-Sr. High school students who miss more than 30 days for a full year or 15 days for a half year course may not receive credit for the course. All absences, legal and illegal, count as a missed day.

Legal absences from school include illness, death in the family, required court appearances, approved college visit, armed forces testing, medical appointments or other reasons as approved by the Commissioner of Education. By law some reasons are considered illegal, truant or unlawful detention. Truancy is when parents expect the child to be in school and the child does not attend. Unlawful detention is when a student does not attend classes with the knowledge and consent of a parent for other than legal reasons.

If your child is absent please call the office of your child's building. This allows school personnel to know that the child is safe at home and that the parent is aware of the absence. Often school personnel will call your home or workplace to attempt to confirm a child's absence. When a child returns to school parents must send a note listing the reason for the absence. We cannot accept a telephone call as a legal excuse.

 

Accessing School Records

Often parents, students and other community members may want to have specific information about the schools in this District. Interested persons may inspect and/or copy school district records at the Office of the Records Access Officer (Business Administrator in the District Office) during regular business hours on any business day. This does not apply to records covered by privacy acts.

Requests to inspect or make copies of records must be submitted in writing to the Records Access Officer who will provide information regarding fees and the number of copies available.

Application for Public Access to Records

 

Building Use Information
PORT BYRON CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT BUILDING AND FACILITIES USE: School functions will take precedence over all activities by non-school groups. Facilities should not be requested more than sixty days in advance of date to be used.

CONDITIONS AND RULES:
The use facilities will be refused to any group that abuses the privilege through:
1. Destruction of property
2. Violation of building rules
3. Illegal or immoral use
4. Use of tobacco, alcohol, or drugs on school property.
5. Failure to involve both sides in a controversial issue
6. Failure to make restitution for damage done
7. Failure to confine activities to the area requested
8. Failure to report damage or failure of equipment to school officials the following day.
9. Failure to leave the building as found. This will usually require sweeping the area used.
10. Activities involving food will be permitted in the cafeteria only.
11. Dances will be permitted in the gymnasium only
12. Adult groups using the facilities for adult purposes must not permit children in the building.
13. Failure to submit proof of insurance.

The person representing the organization will also be responsible for reporting any injuries, damages to equipment or property, and for ensuring safe parking.

Our custodial staff will admit all groups whose activity has been approved. Keys will not be issued to any group using the facilities. Any group, school or non-school, using the cafeteria kitchens must employ at least one of the regular staff at that person's rate of pay plus benefits.

Activity may require a rental fee. Any charges made are to help defray the overhead of building expenses and custodial help.

Facility Use Calendar & Request Information



Bus Schedule Information

If your student takes the bus to and/or from school, you can view the approximate pick-up and drop-off time by entering your address at this website

 

Child Abuse Hotline

If you suspect a child is being abused or maltreated (neglected), report it by calling 1-800-342-3720, a toll-free 24-hour hotline operated by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. If you believe a child is in immediate danger, call 911 or your local police department. Information about reporting child abuse and maltreatment (neglect) is available online at http://ocfs.ny.gov/main/cps/.

 

Complaints and Grievances

Port Byron staff members and administrators take your concerns seriously. If you have an issue you would like to discuss, please take the following steps:
  1. Discuss the issue first with teachers or staff members.
  2. If you have further concerns, please contact the building principal.
  3. If, after speaking with the building principal, you feel your issue still has not been adequately addressed, contact the superintendent.
  4. If you feel your grievance remains unresolved after you have followed the first three steps, please bring it to the attention of the Board of Education.

 

Legislators 
           
As you may know, the Port Byron Central School District is affected by decisions made by state and federal legislation. This page will help guide you to area legislators.
  • Federal Sites 
    US Senate www.senate.gov
    US House of Representatives www.house.gov
  • State Sites
    NYS Senate http://www.senate.state.ny.us/senatehomepage.nsf/home?openform
    NYS Assembly http://assembly.state.ny.us/
  • US Senators
    Kirsten Gillibrand http://gillibrand.senate.gov/
    Charles Schumer http://schumer.senate.gov/
  • US Congress
    NY 24th District Richard Hanna http://hanna.house.gov/
  • NYS Assembly 
    128th Assembly District Bob Oaks http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/?ad=128 
    129th Assembly District Brian M. Kolb http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/?ad=129
  • NYS Senate 
    District 49 David J. Valesky http://www.nyssenate49.com/
    District 54 Michael F. Nozzolio http://www.senatornozzolio.com/

 

Links for parents

 

Local news
Port Byron Library

12 Mentz Drive
Port Byron, NY 13140
315-776-5693

 

PTA

Officers for 2018-19 are:

President - Dawn Todd
Secretary -Ginny Meyle 
Treasurer - Lisa Fronce
Email address: pta@pbcschools.org 

Meetings are scheduled for the second Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. in elementary school library.

The 2018-19 schedule:

Sept. 12
Oct. 10
Nov. 14
Dec. 12
Jan. 9
Feb. 13
Mar. 13
Apr. 10
May 8
June 12


Town and Village Information

Click on town or village name to access its website:

Cayuga County Office
County Office Building
160 Genesee Street
Auburn NY, 13021
(315) 253-1525

Port Byron Village Office
52 Utica Street
Port Byron, NY 13140
(315) 776-4321
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Town of Conquest Office
1289 Fuller Road
Port Byron, NY 13140
315-776-4539

Town of Mentz Office
14 Mentz Drive
Port Byron, NY 13140
315-776-8692

Town of Montezuma Office
PO Box 357
Dock Street
Montezuma, NY 13117
315-776-8844

Town of Throop Office
7471 Robinson Road
Auburn, NY 13021
315-252-7373


Volunteering

Our Volunteer Program is an important component of our school. Volunteers are always needed to assist with a variety of classroom and non-classroom related activities. We encourage grandparents and community volunteers, as well as parents. Please contact any school office for more information.

YMCA Child Care: Before and after-school child care is on-site and provided for by professional caregivers from our YMCA. Fees are on a sliding scale according to income. If you wish to take advantage of this child care program please call the YMCA at 315-253-5304.
 

 

Superintendent: Neil O'Brien
Phone: 315.776.5728
Fax: 315.776.4050
Address: 30 Maple Avenue
Port Byron, New York 13140