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Cactus on the roof

  1. $70K to spend on cactus for the roof?? Are they serious? 

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Spell and grammar check

Someone must double check all flyers coming home from the school. 

The spelling and grammar are artrocious. 

Late to the Game

Good Evening, 

On Thursday, October 9th, the Guidance Department will be holding a presentation for seniors and their parents about the college application process. We hope that you will join us in the library at 7 p.m. for this informational program. If you have any questions, please contact the guidance department at 791-4457.

Thank you,


The Survey

1. A guidance counselor creates a welcoming atmosphere in the Guidance Office.

A guidance counselor creates a welcoming atmosphere in the Guidance Office.   1. Most Important – I believe this is one of the most important attributes of an effective guidance counselor.

2. Important – I believe this characteristic enhances the work of an effective guidance counselor.

3. Helpful – I believe this attribute is helpful but not critical to the work of an effective guidance counselor
2. A guidance counselor treats students and parents with kindness, respect, and dignity.

A guidance counselor treats students and parents with kindness, respect, and dignity.   1. Most Important – I believe this is one of the most important attributes of an effective guidance counselor.

2. Important – I believe this characteristic enhances the work of an effective guidance counselor.

3. Helpful – I believe this attribute is helpful but not critical to the work of an effective guidance counselor
3. A guidance counselor is available and responsive to student needs.

A guidance counselor is available and responsive to student needs.   1. Most Important – I believe this is one of the most important attributes of an effective guidance counselor.

2. Important – I believe this characteristic enhances the work of an effective guidance counselor.

3. Helpful – I believe this attribute is helpful but not critical to the work of an effective guidance counselor
4. A guidance counselor is available and responsive to parent needs and concerns. 

A guidance counselor is available and responsive to parent needs and concerns.   1. Most Important – I believe this is one of the most important attributes of an effective guidance counselor.

2. Important – I believe this characteristic enhances the work of an effective guidance counselor.

3. Helpful – I believe this attribute is helpful but not critical to the work of an effective guidance counselor
5. A guidance counselor should provide information and conduct meetings about standardized testing like the PSAT, ACT, SAT, and SAT II. 

A guidance counselor should provide information and conduct meetings about standardized testing like the PSAT, ACT, SAT, and SAT II.   1. Most Important – I believe this is one of the most important attributes of an effective guidance counselor.

2. Important – I believe this characteristic enhances the work of an effective guidance counselor.

3. Helpful – I believe this attribute is helpful but not critical to the work of an effective guidance counselor
6. A guidance counselor provides ample resources to explore college opportunities.

A guidance counselor provides ample resources to explore college opportunities.   1. Most Important – I believe this is one of the most important attributes of an effective guidance counselor.

2. Important – I believe this characteristic enhances the work of an effective guidance counselor.

3. Helpful – I believe this attribute is helpful but not critical to the work of an effective guidance counselor
7. A guidance counselor is knowledgeable about colleges and the college application process.

A guidance counselor is knowledgeable about colleges and the college application process.   1. Most Important – I believe this is one of the most important attributes of an effective guidance counselor.

2. Important – I believe this characteristic enhances the work of an effective guidance counselor.

3. Helpful – I believe this attribute is helpful but not critical to the work of an effective guidance counselor
8. A guidance counselor provides ample resources to examine possible career interests.

A guidance counselor provides ample resources to examine possible career interests.   1. Most Important – I believe this is one of the most important attributes of an effective guidance counselor.

2. Important – I believe this characteristic enhances the work of an effective guidance counselor.

3. Helpful – I believe this attribute is helpful but not critical to the work of an effective guidance counselor
9. A guidance counselor provides help and assistance in choosing appropriate high school courses. 

A guidance counselor provides help and assistance in choosing appropriate high school courses.   1. Most Important – I believe this is one of the most important attributes of an effective guidance counselor.

2. Important – I believe this characteristic enhances the work of an effective guidance counselor.

3. Helpful – I believe this attribute is helpful but not critical to the work of an effective guidance counselor
10. A guidance counselor provides information and advisement regarding the AP program.

A guidance counselor provides information and advisement regarding the AP program.   1. Most Important – I believe this is one of the most important attributes of an effective guidance counselor.

2. Important – I believe this characteristic enhances the work of an effective guidance counselor.

3. Helpful – I believe this attribute is helpful but not critical to the work of an effective guidance counselor
11. A guidance counselor explains resources and information available to students and parents on Naviance. 

A guidance counselor explains resources and information available to students and parents on Naviance.   1. Most Important – I believe this is one of the most important attributes of an effective guidance counselor.

2. Important – I believe this characteristic enhances the work of an effective guidance counselor.

3. Helpful – I believe this attribute is helpful but not critical to the work of an effective guidance counselor
12. A guidance counselor conducts evening programs to discus post-secondary planning the college admission process.

A guidance counselor conducts evening programs to discus post-secondary planning the college admission process.   1. Most Important – I believe this is one of the most important attributes of an effective guidance counselor.

2. Important – I believe this characteristic enhances the work of an effective guidance counselor.

3. Helpful – I believe this attribute is helpful but not critical to the work of an effective guidance counselor
13. A guidance counselor provides information regarding financial aid for college. 

A guidance counselor provides information regarding financial aid for college.   1. Most Important – I believe this is one of the most important attributes of an effective guidance counselor.

2. Important – I believe this characteristic enhances the work of an effective guidance counselor.

3. Helpful – I believe this attribute is helpful but not critical to the work of an effective guidance counselor
14. A guidance counselor should provide the opportunity for students to meet with college admission officers. 

A guidance counselor should provide the opportunity for students to meet with college admission officers.   1. Most Important – I believe this is one of the most important attributes of an effective guidance counselor.

2. Important – I believe this characteristic enhances the work of an effective guidance counselor.

3. Helpful – I believe this attribute is helpful but not critical to the work of an effective guidance counselor
15. A guidance counselor should provide resources and information on a Guidance Website. 

A guidance counselor should provide resources and information on a Guidance Website.   1. Most Important – I believe this is one of the most important attributes of an effective guidance counselor.

2. Important – I believe this characteristic enhances the work of an effective guidance counselor.

3. Helpful – I believe this attribute is helpful but not critical to the work of an effective guidance counselor

Oops

Good Afternoon,
This is important information regarding your child’s New York State Assessment Results.

As you may be aware, we have been waiting for several weeks for individual student reports to be generated by our local BOCES to be distributed to parents.  BOCES receives the testing data directly from the State Education Department, attaches a cover letter from my office, and mails score reports directly to parents.

It has been brought to my attention by several parents that some of you are receiving score reports for children that do not live in your home.  In these cases, it seems that some of our 4ththrough 9th graders names appear with an incorrect address resulting in the report being mailed to the wrong home.

We are working with BOCES to investigate how such an error could have occurred and how many districts may have been affected.  All student data is correct within our electronic databases that BOCES uses to develop mailings on our behalf.

In order to maintain confidentiality and receive correct information for your child, please follow these steps:

If you have received an envelope in error and you would be kind enough to either drop it off at the main office of your child’s school or to district office that would be very helpful in getting correct reports to each parent.  If you do not wish to drive to the school, please call the office of curriculum and instruction at 791-4291.  One of my assistants will take the information and make certain that the correct report is mailed to your home.  We have copies of each students report available in the curriculum office.

This potential breach of confidentiality is regrettable.  I will be working directly with BOCES officials to determine how it happened and insist upon corrective action.  Thank you in advance for working with us to maintain student privacy and get all of the correct information to parents.

Have a good day.

Dr. Kenneth Bossert

ROBO CALL

Breach of confidentiality with student test scores

Another big FAIL!

We do not believe you!

This is another Dr Bossert screw up!

Look at the return address window:
Port Jefferson School District
Office of the Superintendent of Schools
550 Scraggy Hill Road
Port Jefferson, New York 11777

Where's the BOCES address?

What is it the public should trust you with?