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  • Transportation FAQs | Mohonasen Central School District, Rotterdam, NY
    best to make each bus route as safe and efficient as possible back to top Assigned Seating on School Buses Q Is there assigned seating on my child s bus A Seats may be assigned on buses for safety efficiency and or disciplinary reasons Assigned seats may change at any point during the school year Anyone with questions or concerns about this should call the transportation office at 356 8260 back to top The Bus Driver Q Who is my child s bus driver A Before they ever transport a single student the bus driver has Undergone extensive classroom and behind the wheel training Been fingerprinted criminal background check and drug tested Taken a DMV Road Test followed by a Mohonasen road test and written test Taken a Physical Performance Test that tests coordination and strength Had a medical exam After all this new drivers are mentored by veteran drivers New drivers ride on their mentor s runs and drive the runs while their mentor observes By the end of their first year of employment a new driver must complete a 30 hour Basic School Bus Driver training Each year every driver is observed driving their run by a New York State 19A Certified Examiner They must also take a medical exam and take at least five hours of in service training They also are subject to random drug and alcohol testing Every other year they must pass a road test physical performance test and a written test Q My child tells me that the older kids in the back of the bus are using bad language and the bus driver does nothing about it Why doesn t the driver do something A Because a school bus is a noisy place it can sometimes be hard for a driver to hear what is happening in the back of the bus If a child is having a problem with something that is being said or done on the bus he she should tell the driver their teacher their principal or someone else at their school If a child does not feel comfortable telling on another student his her parent should call the transportation office or the child s school Q Another student hit my child and my child retaliated and hit back The driver only saw my child and made him come up front Is that fair A Bus drivers are charged with transporting students safely Every time he she must look into the overhead mirror to ensure that students are behaving their eyes are off the road Because of this they may need to discipline students as they see fit in order to keep the peace on the bus If there are disciplinary concerns the child and or his her parent should talk to the child s teacher or building principal Parents can also call the transportation office at 356 8260 back to top Snow Days Delays Q A two hour delay has just been announced on TV When will

    Original URL path: http://www.mohonasen.org/transportation/transportation-faqs/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Transportation – Bus Drivers | Mohonasen Central School District, Rotterdam, NY
    125 pounds 30 feet in 30 seconds etc Submit pre employment and annual driver license abstracts Be fingerprinted for a New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services and Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal history review Complete annual defensive driving observations Complete biennial road tests Complete biennial oral written tests Be appointed by the local board of education The whole process can take up to three months according to Susan Stearns a former bus driver who has headed up the transportation department at Marcellus Central School District in Onondaga County since 1999 New York has the highest standards in the country as far as drivers and safety equipment There are a lot of entities and steps involved Stearns said Because of the liability and serious safety issues you can t be too careful It s a 100 000 vehicle filled with people s children Bus maintenance Drivers are not regulators only target The vehicles themselves also must pass muster They re given the once over twice a day with extensive pre trip and post trip checks before and after every single excursion in which drivers check all lights systems emergency equipment etc Every time they take it out Stearns said A school district s mechanics meanwhile are charged with managing long term preventative maintenance Typically each bus will get a thorough examination every 30 to 45 days Each bus then must pass a Department of Transportation inspection every six months Copyright 2014 Capital Region BOCES School Communications Portfolio All rights reserved For more information or permission to use call 518 464 3960 Information Bus Drivers Wanted The district is looking for reliable substitute drivers Mohonasen provides free training for the required CDL Class B license Our bus drivers typically work two shifts each day from 6 45 8 45 a

    Original URL path: http://www.mohonasen.org/transportation/transportation-bus-drivers/ (2016-02-17)
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  • The Center for Advanced Technology | Mohonasen Central School District, Rotterdam, NY
    right CREATE YOUR FUTURE Electrical Technology Gaming Multimedia Web Design Health Professions Machining Manufacturing Materials Technology Media Arts Nanotechnology Welding 2072 Curry Road Schenectady NY 12303 518 356 8200 Dr Kathleen Spring Superintendent of Schools kspring mohonasen org INFORMATION What is The Center for Advanced Technology What is the middle skills gap Frequently Asked Questions Information for Parents Students Guidance Counselors School Districts A unique partnership between Mohonasen Central School

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  • Kindergarten Tips | Mohonasen Central School District, Rotterdam, NY
    up and down a slide safely Teach your child to pump his her legs while swinging Practice throwing catching and kicking a ball Jump rope to jump rope rhymes Reading and Writing Readiness Many children now begin kindergarten with some letter knowledge Here is how you can help your child Read to your child each day Encourage your child to chime in Ask questions such as What do you think will happen next and Why do you think he did that Sing the alphabet song and read alphabet books Match letters to their sounds Play alphabet games and engage in alphabet activities such as those listed at the end of this section Recite nursery rhymes and sing rhyming songs Encourage your child to experiment with print in writing Have a writing area set aside or put together a writing briefcase or suitcase Include markers pencils stamps stencils and special paper Put a wipe off message board on your child s door and write messages to him her each day Put one on your door as well and encourage your child to write back Put magnetic letters on the refrigerator and let your child experiment with word making Make collages of words and letters cut from magazines Encourage children to write letters or send e mail to relatives Help your child write his her name correctly first letters capitalized and the rest in lower case letters Help your child locate print in the environment Stop signs familiar store and restaurant signs etc Join our 1 000 Book Club at Bradt School Attend our Preschool Story Hour sessions in March and April Call the school at 356 8400 for further details Math Readiness Whenever you use math talk about it Example I am cutting the apple in half We need to buy six oranges can you help me count them I see three horses Read nursery rhymes and storybooks that incorporate numbers Count whenever you can anything you can Practice one to one correspondence by letting your child set the table or hand out snacks Play games that incorporate math such as Chutes and Ladders and other board games Playing cards are also great for matching games and for ordering numbers Set the timer for an activity to give your child a sense of how long it lasts Give your child a snack that s easy to count Have him her count the pieces and subtract them as they are eaten Whenever you check your child s height to see how much he she has grown talk about measurement Start a penny jar Use this for counting and estimating Example We have 10 pennies in the jar is that enough to buy a piece of candy that costs five cents Have your child sort toys by size color and or shape Point out shapes around the house and when doing errands Let your child help with the measuring when cooking or baking Put a large wipe off calendar on the refrigerator and

    Original URL path: http://www.mohonasen.org/bradt-primary-school/kindergarten/kindergarten-tips/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Mo-Tech: Medicine & Health | Mohonasen Central School District, Rotterdam, NY
    safety first aid CPR AED certification nutrition ergogenics supplements and physical activity injury recognition and rehabilitation alcohol tobacco and other drugs growth development sexual health and athletic training Central themes are the acceptance of personal responsibility for lifelong health respect for and promotion of the health of others an understanding of the process of growth and development and informed use of health related information products and services Credit 5 Grades 11 12 Final Exam Application Required For Acceptance into Program Personal Training and Athletics in Society In this class units are focused on the different areas of personal training in a variety of areas such as free weights resistance bands kettlebells medicine ball training stability ball training and various other aspects of cardiovascular fitness flexibility and body composition Students will become experienced in not only performing these activities but also visit different aspects of the personal training profession Other related topics also include nutrition diet and the supplement industry As the course progresses students will also examine job opportunities in society related to athletics This portion of the course will focus on coaching and refereeing and the steps necessary to enter into these careers Students will be expected to keep a notebook to track personal progress and note taking There will be a high standard of participation in all activities and written work may be required Credit 5 Grades 11 12 Prerequisite Dimensions of Exercise and Fitness and or Teacher Recommendation Final Determined by Instructor Satisfies the PE requirement for the semester taken Application Required For Acceptance into Program Medicine Health CEIP This internship is specifically designed for second year Medicine Health students The 108 hour internship is split between time in a community placement and assisting in on campus activities Students are required to provide their own transportation for

    Original URL path: http://www.mohonasen.org/academics/high-school-course-of-study-guide/mo-tech-medicine-health/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Contact your elected leaders | Mohonasen Central School District, Rotterdam, NY
    By e mail flanagan nysenate gov Facebook Assembly Speaker Carl E Heastie http assembly state ny us mem Carl E Heastie By mail LOB 522 Albany NY 12248 By phone 518 455 4800 By e mail HeastieC assembly state ny us Senator Neil Breslin http www nysenate gov senator neil d breslin By mail 172 State Street Room 414 Capitol Albany NY 12247 By phone 518 455 2225 By e mail breslin senate state ny us On Facebook Twitter SenatorBreslin Senator George A Amedore http www nysenate gov senator george amedore By mail 311 Legislative Office Building Empire State Plaza Albany NY12247 By phone 518 455 2350 By e mail Amedore nysenate gov Twitter GeorgeAmedore Assemblymember Angelo Santabarbara http assembly state ny us mem Angelo Santabarbara By mail LOB 833 Albany NY 12248 OR 1170 Riverfront Center Amsterdam NY 12010 By phone 518 455 5197 By e mail SantabarbaraA assembly state ny us On Facebook Twitter AsmSantabarbara Assemblymember Phil Steck http assembly state ny us mem Phil Steck By mail LOB 819 Albany NY 12248 By phone 518 455 5931 By e mail SteckP assembly state ny us On Facebook Assemblymember Patricia Fahy http assembly state ny us mem Patricia Fahy By mail LOB 452 Albany NY 12248 By phone 518 455 4178 By e mail FahyP assembly state ny us On Facebook Twitter PatriciaFahy109 About Us Academics Athletics Board of Education Community Student Services Featured Budget Finance Breakfast Lunch Menus Calendar Contact News Staff Resources About Us Budget Finance Calendar Contact Directions Employment Forms News Notifications Policies Publications Registration Staff Resources Academics APPR Common Core Learning Standards Continuing Education Enrichment Extracurricular Offerings Grant Programs High School Course of Study Guide Report Cards Special Education Teacher Staff Pages Testing Athletics Hall of Fame FAQs Physicals Pool Schedules Teams Board of

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  • Elementary Snacks | Mohonasen Central School District, Rotterdam, NY
    Potato Chips 0 75 Baked Chedd Chips 0 75 Baked Nacho Dorito 0 75 Baked Ranch Dorito 0 75 Baked Smartfood 0 75 Baked Sr Cr Onion Chip 0 75 Cheddarfetti 0 40 Chortles Chosolate 0 50 Chortles Regular 0 50 Clodhoppers chocolate 0 50 Clodhoppers vanilla 0 50 Creme filled ckie cho chp 0 25 Extreme frt apple 0 40 Fruit by the foot 0 50 Fruit gummy snacks 0 25 Fruit roll up 0 50 Gushers 0 50 Kudos bar M M 0 50 Kudos bar pbutter 0 50 Kudos bar snickers 0 50 Munchie kids mix 0 40 Pretzel rod 0 10 Pretzels 1 2 oz bag 0 25 Pirate booty organic popcorn 0 75 Rice Krispy Treats 0 75 Snackwell Ckie Choc 0 75 Snackwell Ckie Van 0 75 Sunchips Cheddar 0 75 Sunchips French Onion 0 75 Sunchips Original 0 75 Pudding Cup chocolate 0 50 Pudding Cup Vanilla 0 50 Hot pretzels 1 00 Beverages Capri Sun 100 Fruit Punch 0 75 Plain Dasani 20 oz 1 25 Dasani Straw 1 25 Dasani Lemon 1 25 Dasani Rasp 1 00 Ice Cream Strawberry Yogurt Bar 0 75 Cotton Candy squeeze 0 75 Lime Cremscl 0 50 Rosita Jc Ice Crybaby 0 75 Rosita Jc Ice Dub Bub 0 75 Rosita Jc Ice Typoon 0 75 Orange Creamscle 0 50 Fudgesicle 0 50 Holiday cup seasonal 0 50 Red Fat Cone Choc van 0 75 Red Fat ice Cream Sand 0 75 Mmaid Jce bar Chry 0 50 Mmaid Jce bar raspberr 0 50 Miscellaneous Straws Spoons Hot Chocolate Hot Cups Mustard Packs About Us Academics Athletics Board of Education Community Student Services Featured Budget Finance Breakfast Lunch Menus Calendar Contact News Staff Resources About Us Budget Finance Calendar Contact Directions Employment Forms News Notifications

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  • School Meal FAQs | Mohonasen Central School District, Rotterdam, NY
    Families who are eligible for free or reduced price school meals are also income eligible for the WIC program WIC is a special supplemental food program that provides food and nutrition education for pregnant breast feeding and postpartum women infants and children up to the age of five To learn more about WIC receive an application and or make an appointment to enroll call the Schenectady County WIC clinic at 346 8818 Why does the federal government require students to take a fruit or a vegetable The Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act is based on recommendations from the 2009 Institute of Medicine Report called School Meals Building Blocks for Healthy Children One important recommendation for improving childhood and adult nutrition is to increase the amount and the variety of fruits and vegetables in our diet As it applies to school lunches the theory is that by requiring students to choose a fruit or vegetable for lunch eating this healthy food will eventually become a habit Why does the district have to increase prices Federal law requires that the average price paid for school lunch be above the current federal meal reimbursement rate of 2 65 The intent of the law is to ensure that sufficient funds are provided for paid lunches Because Mohonasen s average price is below the rate the district is increasing high school and middle school lunch prices to 3 00 in 2015 16 Mohonasen s prices are comparable to surrounding school districts How can I make sure my child is eating a good breakfast Children need breakfast to stay alert and do well in school throughout the day It wakes up their brains after a long night s rest like throwing a log onto a smoldering fire If your child doesn t have time to eat a good breakfast in the morning or simply isn t hungry that early the school breakfast program is a great option Breakfast is served from 8 to 8 30 a m at our elementary schools and the food service staff will wait if they know a bus hasn t arrived yet At the middle school breakfast is served from 7 to 8 a m There is a sign in sheet available for students using the breakfast program that will excuse them if they re a little late for homeroom At the high school level students have access to breakfast from 7 to 7 30 a m in Cafeteria B while seniors can eat breakfast until 9 40 a m What are the policies on charging meals At the high school Mohonasen High School students are not allowed to charge school meals At the middle school Students may charge any combination of meals up to a value of 9 00 No snacks or ala carte items may be charged In the event a student forgets his her money again after they have reaches their charge limit they will be offered a peanut butter and jelly sandwich fruit and milk at no

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