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Dear Canajoharie CSD Families,
The following letter is information on our new communication system and to inform you about an early dismissal day.
On Friday, Feb. 18, the day before winter break, we will be having an 11:15 a.m. early dismissal day. Due to the pandemic we have had to shift many of our conference days to covering COVID-19 protocols and procedures. The Feb. 18 early dismissal will help us focus on professional development for the faculty and staff that we have not been able to get to yet.
We are also excited to announce that we adopted a new form of school-to-home communication called ParentSquare. This unified communications platform is designed to keep parents and guardians informed and encourage greater engagement and connection with the district. It provides a safe way for district administrators, school principals, teachers, staff, and parents to:
- Send and receive school and class information
- Share pictures and files
- See calendar items
- Sign up to volunteer
- Schedule parent-teacher conferences
- and much more . . . all in one centralized place!
Below is a link of video about the program in general
Eventually all district and school, grade level and classroom information will be sent to your computer or phone via email and/or text. For even more convenience, we encourage you to download the ParentSquare app (available for free for iOS and Android devices). If you have questions along the way just click the question mark in the top right corner of the desktop version or the Help tab on the app (tap the triple bar icon at the top left) to find answers to most of your questions. This is new and we will be rolling this out one step at a time; eventually replacing the “Robo Call/Email/Text” system. You do not need to sign up to receive notices but once you create an account you can use additional functions to message and obtain additional information. If you have any other questions you can email email@example.com . Look for our first communication on Thursday, Feb. 3.
Thank you and stay safe! Hopefully we continue the good news of declining COVID cases.
Dr. Nick Fitzgerald
Superintendent of Schools