The importance of school attendance
October 22, 2014 Every Minute Counts … Every Student Counts
Daily attendance is one of the most important factors in whether or not a student will succeed in school. Students are faced today with unprecedented changes within the field of public education so it’s essential they are present to receive the instruction they need to meet or exceed those standards. If a student is going to be absent or tardy, parents are expected to contact the child’s school directly the morning of the absence.
Read an article by Capital Region BOCES Communications Service's Parent Today: SCHOOL- YOU HAVE TO BE IN IT TO WIN IT! (Copyright ©2014 by Parent Today and Capital Region BOCES; Used with permission)
Mayfield Elementary kicks of 25 day Fitness Challenge
October 15, 2014 Mayfield Elementary's Physical Education Department is kicking this year off with a 25 day fitness challenge. All students are encouraged to participate. Read more
Mayfield’s Code of Conduct – Reviewed Annually
October 15, 2014 New York State expects each public school district’s Board of Education to adopt and enforce a code of conduct for maintenance of order on school property and at school functions. The code of conduct governs the conduct of students, employees and visitors. Each Board of Education is to review the code annually and update the code if and as necessary. Mayfield CSD’s Code of Conduct was adopted by the Board of Education August 19, 2014. School districts are expected to make the Code of Conduct a public document. A PDF copy of the Code of Conduct is available here.
Shop at Price Chopper and earn points for free equipment
October 15, 2014With Tools for Schools, you earn points on behalf of Mayfield Elementary School every time you shop using your AdvantEdge Card. The points are redeemed by the school for FREE equipment such as school supplies, musical instruments, and playground equipment.
Here's how it works:
1. Register your AdvantEdge Card and designate a school at the Guest Services desk at your local Price Chopper, at school, or using our online form. You'll be required to sign up each year. Mayfield School's code is 15812.
2. The program begins on Sunday, July 27, 2014 and runs until Saturday, March 28, 2015.
3. All purchases using your AdvantEdge Card will be automatically credited to Mayfield Elementary School.
4. Every dollar* spent at Price Chopper earns you one point. Purchase Price Chopper or Central Market Classics brands and receive double points.
Upcoming physicals offered at high school
October 7, 2014 Mayfield High School Mayfield High School will be giving 7th and 10th grade physicals, as well as fall and winter sports physicals, on Oct. 15 for girls and on Oct. 29 for boys.Parents may contact the High School Health Office with any questions or concerns 661-8211 or fax any health information to 661-7666.
Students of the Month for September announced
October 6, 2014 Mayfield High School Principal, Mr. Wojeski recently named Students of the Month for September. Students were nominated by teachers based on school performance, leadership qualities, and for going above and beyond. Read more
New Parent Resource Center, "Panthers' Closet", is now open
October 6, 2014 Mayfield Elementary School is pleased to announce the opening of a new Parent Resource Center, "Panthers' Closet." Located just inside the front door of the Mayfield Elementary School, across the hall from the main office, Pathers' Closet offers free informational materials on parenting, education, health, community resources and many other topics. Clothing, toiletries and school supplies are also available for families in need. Panthers' Closet is open to Mayfield families from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each school day. As always, please sign in at the main office upon arrival at school. For more information, contact School Psychologist, Lauren Lozier, or Robin Lair, School Counselor.
Health departments provide advice on preventing the spread of respiratory illness known as Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68)
September 17, 2014 As you may be aware from recent media coverage, several states in the Midwest reported clusters of a respiratory illness known as Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) affecting children and others over the last few weeks; more recently, cases of EV-D68 have been confirmed in New York. The Mayfield Central School District is providing information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New York State Department of Health (DOH) to help parents and community members become better informed about the illness and to help prevent the spread of the illness. Read more
Oct. 1, 2014 Mayfield Interim Superintendent A. Paul Scott released a District-wide Bulletin September 29, focused on important goal-focused work ahead at Mayfield CSD this school year. The bulletin identifies October as a key month for collective focus, prior to the onset of the customary holiday season. View the bulletin here (pdf).
Strong Start of Instructional Programs and Support Operations
September 17, 2014 Mayfield Interim Superintendent A. Paul Scott reports that "due to extensive preparations by many, and by solid public service by Mayfield CSD employees and volunteers, our September 3, 2014 first day of student transportation, academic engagement, cafeteria services and other fall semester activities for students experienced a strong start."
Opening day attendance was 915 students, P-12, which represents a tentative drop of 38 students from the most recent annual official enrollment report of October 2013, when 953 students were enrolled. There is a difference between attendance and enrollment. That is why New York State delays enrollment reporting until the month of October. Doing so affords school districts time to establish which new students have entered and which families may have moved into - or out of - the district since June 2014.
Shared Athletics Director to Start September 30
September 17, 2014 Mr. Brian Dunn was appointed by Canajoharie Central School District’s Board of Education as the shared athletics director for the 2014-2015 school year between Canajoharie CSD and Mayfield CSD. He will be a Canajoharie CSD employee, although his employment will be equally shared between our two school districts. Mr. Dunn brings successful experience in New York State as a public school physical education teacher. He also brings to his role successful experience as a coach in high school and college settings. Mr. Dunn’s first day at Mayfield CSD is Tuesday, September 30. This 2014-2015 school year partnership between our two school districts features an ‘every other day’ schedule for the athletics director.
Information Technology Network and Student Email Accounts
September 17, 2014 District policy 4526 sets forth specifics regarding access to the school district’s information technology network and acceptable use of the Internet. The school district reserves the right to access, review and monitor use of the network as well as the data that is stored or transmitted. Use of the email system for personal business is not authorized. There was some limited piloting of district-created individual student email accounts last school year. Also, the school district is aware that more and more students arrive at school already having their own personal or family email account. The Interim Superintendent of Schools is gathering facts and background information on this matter of individual student email accounts. Meanwhile, any further piloting of district-created individual student emails is ‘on hold’ at least for the start of this school year, until a suitable protocol or policy is put into place by the school board.
State Grants Waiver for Mayfield CSD Interim Superintendent
September 17, 2014 The State Education Department provided formal notice that Mr. A. Paul Scott’s service as Interim Superintendent of Schools has been approved for the remainder of the 2014-2015 school year. A copy of the State-mandated notice to all residents of the school district is available [by clicking here].
Revised Student Meal Charge Procedures Slated for Consideration
September 17, 2014 Meal charge procedures in place for 2013-2014 will continue for 2014-2015. Board consideration of a revised and further updated meal charge procedure is slated to launch at the October regular meeting. The Interim Superintendent will advance a preliminary draft edition set of revised student meal charge procedures to administrators, parent-teacher organization presidents and various others. The intent is to have a revised, updated set of student meal charge procedures in place at some point prior to winter 2014.
Welcome back, students!
Septemeber 10, 2014
Mayfield Central School District's students returned to the classrooms on Wednesday, September 3, and are already hard at work. Click on video to see them in action during the first few days of school.
Board approves goals and action plan for 2014-15 school year
August 29, 2014
Mayfield Central School District's Board of Education set its course for the new school year with approval of 2014-15 district goals, a public reporting calendar, and a detailed action plan during their meeting on Aug. 19. The district’s goals for the coming year focus on improved student achievement in a positive and productive school culture, and define 20 specific objectives to guide best practices and support the district’s commitment to students, families and the community. Read more
August 25, 2014 In his message, Dr. Wojeski introduces the new junior-senior high assistant principal, addresses student attendance, explains the primary reasons for a dress code, and asks for continued parental support this year. Read more
Click here for the guidelines to the dress code.
Board set to discuss goals for 2014-15
Aug. 13, 2014 Mayfield Interim Superintendent A. Paul Scott released a District-wide Bulletin highlighting the events of last night's board meeting. Included in this bulletin is a proposed 2014-2015 Action Plan, proposed 2014-2015 District Goals, along with a proposed 2014-2015 Public Reporting Calendar, for the board to consider. View the bulletin here (pdf).
Interim superintendent appointed for 2014-15
Aug. 11, 2014 Mayfield Central School District's Board of Education appointed verteran school administrator A. Paul Scott to serve as Interim Superitendent of Schools. Read more
Tues, Oct 21
Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m., upper library
Wed, Oct 22
Wall of Dedication ceremony, 7 p.m., auditorium
Fri, Oct 24
Jr/Sr HS Halloween Dance, 7 - 9 p.m., cafeteria
Thurs, Oct 30
School Portraits Re-takes 8-11am in the Auditorium
Tues, Nov 4
Bloodmobile, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., HS Gymnasium
Wed, Nov 5
Suicide Task Force meeting; 2:20 p.m., upper library
Fall Band Concert; 6:30 p.m., Auditorium
Thur, Nov 6
National Honor Society Induction, 6:30 p.m., auditorium