School Closure 7-12

From Mrs. Dwyer - May 27, 2020

Some important dates to remember - mark your calendars

  • May 29th- 9 am-12 pm-MS/HS material pick up day
  • June 4th- 7 pm- Virtual Awards Ceremony
  • June 9th- 5 pm- budget vote
  • June 15th- 6 pm-8 pm- material return in main parking lot/ yearbook pick up
  • June 16th- 10:10 am- last day of school

Attention Seniors

You are having a senior year like no other! We think it is important for everyone to have a copy of their Senior Year Yearbook. The CCS CAPES Team can provide financial assistance to help you purchase your yearbook. If you would like to request assistance, email Mrs. Beaudin at s.beaudin@chateaugaycsd.org or Ms. Jones-King at s.jonesking@chateaugaycsd.org

Distance Learning

I meant to talk about Distance Learning in the video. If you filled out one of those papers with course requests I put them in the DL course request system. You do NOT need to make the course request in SchoolTool. There is a lottery process which awards schools the course requests. Once that is done I will reach out to you with which courses have been awarded to Chateaugay.

Thanks, - Mr. G

Hi Seniors-


I know this is a tough year for you to be experiencing a shutdown of, well, the world. I am here to help you to continue to navigate these really uncertain times. Post-secondary life, or Life After High School, is filled with so many unknowns anyway, now we have the biggest unknown. Colleges and training programs are also reeling with the virus.
Many of you have already received your award letters, some may have even put down deposits. Your family's financial outlook may be wildly different than it was a month ago. Colleges have a built in safety net for a change in circumstances.
This is a really great article with templates for many great financial aid appeal letters. Use the change of circumstances template if your family income has been impacted due to the shutdown. As Kerry Lubold told us in the fall, contact your colleges/training financial aid directly.
Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns.
Take care! - Mr. G

Ms. Thomas - Grades 7-12

All students in grades 7-12 are invited to join her Google Class for fun activities and Google meet sessions. Use the code: u7enwne

Middle/High Instructional Plans

Math

Mr. Trombley's Math Classes


All work will be posted on the Google Classroom stream and will be completed on DeltaMath. Please be patient with the site. Even though we have been users for many years the rest of NYS is catching on and the site has become exponentially busier over the past week. Email me with concerns. Thank you.

Mrs. Nemier-Green

Stats and Geometry should check Google Classroom for instructions
Statistics: nhdzudm
Geometry (2nd period): sidazws
Geometry (3rd period): gykt7of
For my 8th graders, check Delta Math. I will be posting one assignment per week. If you can't remember passwords, you should email me and I can reset it for you.Delta Math teacher code: 771653

Miss Bruyere

All students should check Google Classroom regularly as I will post assignments on there as well as review videos of concepts we have learned. Delta Math will be used frequently but I will also try and find other online resources so it isn't so repetitive. The following are the google classroom codes for each class period.
1st Period: f55fglf
2nd Period: 6363p3n
3rd Period: 6snu54w
5th Period: eug5vpa
8th Period: esbbyq3
Algebra 1 students, download the Desmos app on your mobile device for a graphing calculator.Parents: Please feel free to add yourself into your child's class period as well!

Science

Miss Rieger


For Living Environment/Biology and College Human Biology - check my posts on Google Classroom.
Period 2 - Regents Biology - qcguoon
Period 7 - Regents Biology - s6geerh
Period 9 - College Human Biology - 6hy2eiq

Mr. Sandvig's Chemistry and Physics Classes


All communication, assignments and review activities will be done through Google Classroom. It is important for students to check this, and their CCS emails, daily.
I hope that we will have an active comment section for each post so we can continue to communicate with each other like we would in a real classroom discussion.
Please feel free to email me with any questions or concerns.

Mrs. Harrigan


Earth Science students please check Google Classroom

Science 7 Resources- Click to Expand


BrainPOP! Mini Lessons (Free at home use for 30 days.)

How to use:

  1. go to https://www.brainpop.com/
  2. Create an account and access all of the great science topics the site has to offer.
  3. Students can watch videos and then reinforce the information using the online quiz and game features!


You know YOU best, pick the areas that are most interesting to you or that you could use some review on.

Explore other topics on the BrainPOP! website not included on this list if you wish!


**I do not expect you to do every mini lesson. All I ask is that you incorporate a little bit of science into your day, including things not on this list. Get outside and observe your surroundings, research the science behind the Coronavirus, design and build something, etc.


I’d love to hear what you’re doing/learning! Please feel free to share with our 7th grade community on Google Classroom or via email. =)


Recommended topics (7th grade)--These are topics to help review what we’ve learned in class


Scientific Inquiry

Our Fragile Environment

Cellular Life & Genetics

Diversity of Life

Ecology & Behavior

Science 8 Resources - Click to expand

BrainPOP! Mini lessons (Free at home use for 30 days.)

How to use:

  1. go to https://www.brainpop.com/
  2. Create an account and access all of the great science topics the site has to offer.
  3. Students can watch videos and then reinforce the information using the online quiz and game features!

You know YOU best, pick the areas that are most interesting to you or that you could use some review on.

Explore other topics on the BrainPOP! website not included on this list if you wish!

**I do not expect you to do every mini lesson. All I ask is that you incorporate a little bit of science into your day, including things not on this list. Get outside and observe your surroundings, research the science behind the Coronavirus, design and build something, etc.

I’d love to hear what you’re doing/learning! Please feel free to share with our 8th grade community on Google Classroom or via email. =)

Recommended topics (8th grade)--These are topics to help review what we’ve learned in class

Scientific Inquiry Energy

Matter & Chemistry

Motion, Forces, and Time

Foreign Language

Mrs. Simonsen


A Google Classroom has been created for all classes and you have been invited. Please check there for all of your work.

Mrs. Swanston


Please check Google Classroom

ELA

Mrs. Breault


Seniors: Because this is such an uncertain time, you should not worry about your senior project at this time. When we return to school, we will meet as a group and come up with alternate plans if needed. Also, you do not need to turn in any senior project journals while you are at home. Please don’t worry! Love and hugs to all! Mrs. Breault
English 11--Spend 15 minutes every day reading or writing. You may read anything that interests you. If you don't want to read, consider keeping a journal about how your life has been affected by the coronavirus.
English 12--Spend 15 minutes every day reading or writing. You may read anything that interests you. If you don't want to read, consider keeping a journal about how your life has been affected by the coronavirus. Also keep working on your senior project and journals.
College ENG 101 and 112--Check Google Classroom

ELA - 8th and 10th Grade (click to expand)

Dear Families,

Please find the suggested ELA distant learning websites your child may use during this time. Please know that these websites are easy to navigate and feature activities to keep your child reading and engaged with the appropriate ELA grade-level material while we are away from school. I frequently post on Google Classroom and will also provide the link to each website and the reading/writing material your child may choose to complete. Students can also choose activities from the weekly choice board posted via Google classroom. (See the link for Google Classroom on the Chateaugay district page.)

Students can also read daily for 10 minutes, if possible. All 8th graders have an independent reading book signed out. If by chance, the novel is at school, have your child choose one of the articles featured on any of the ELA websites to read. Even the local newspaper counts! 10th grade students may have their own collection of novels to read at home.

In the event that your child does not have his or her Chromebook or access to the Internet, I have included a packet of activities/prompts. I highly recommend simply reading books or writing in a journal. Not only do these activities help improve reading and writing skills, but they help one to mentally escape. During a time when we are limited physically, I believe this mental freedom is of the utmost importance. Also, he or she can compose letters, poems, songs, etc to continue writing.

These sources are merely suggestions and recommendations. Please note that your child does not need to forward his or her work to me.

Thank you for remaining an active role in your child's learning process. I'm available daily via email - jgodreau@chateaugaycsd.org. If you need to speak with me personally, please email first and I will contact anyone personally anytime.

Please be sure to take this time to care of yourself, your family, and loved ones.

Best - Jeanette Godreau

*8th and 10th grade - Recommended ELA websites*

    • Google Classroom
    • NewsELA.org - students log in with Google sign in information
    • Commonlit.org
      • Class code Period 1 - Q9EP3L
      • Class code Period 3 - 9B8K6R
      • Class code Period 4 - EBD9G3
      • Class code Period 6 - VE3VPZ
    • NoRedInk.com
      • Class code Period 1 - pretty jewel 52
      • Class code Period 3 - sleepy insect 24
      • Class code Period 4 - lean bat 14
      • Class code Period 6 - adorable river 87

ELA 7th and 9th Grade (click to expand)

Dear 7th and 9th grade CCS Families

Please find the ELA distant learning websites your child may use during this time. Please know that these websites are easy to navigate and feature activities to keep your child reading and engaged with the appropriate ELA grade-level material while we are away from school. I frequently post on Google Classroom and will also provide the link to each website and the reading/writing material your child may choose to complete. Students can also choose activities from the weekly choice board posted via Google classroom. (See the link for Google Classroom on the Chateaugay district page.)

Students can also read daily for 10 minutes, if possible. All 7th graders have an independent reading book signed out. If by chance, the novel is at school, have your child choose one of the articles featured on any of the ELA websites to read, even the local newspaper counts! 9th grade students may have their own collection of novels to read at home. Audiobooks are also available to any student as well.

In the event that your child does not have his or her Chromebook or access to the Internet, he or she can compose letters, poems, songs, journal entries, etc to continue writing. Students can also illustrate or sketch ideas they may have floating around in their minds. Any data taken away from a lesson, article, chapter, etc is and/or any other data is organized via notes/sketches/charts in your child's Writer's notebook. This is a personalized way of note-taking we practice in ELA. Your child will be familiar with this method.

Please have your child forward his or her work to me via email or text message.

Each week, 7th and 9th grade students will complete a quick write assignment and vocabulary definitions. All assignments can be viewed on Google Classroom.

Thank you for remaining an active role in your child's learning process. I'm available daily via email - jstewart@chateaugaycsd.org. If you do need to speak with me personally, please email first and I will contact anyone at any time.

Be safe, take care of yourself and your loved ones. Let's stay together and chart these unfamiliar waters.

Be well,

Jackie Stewart

*7th grade - Recommended ELA websites*

  1. Google Classroom
  2. NewsELA.org - students log in with Google sign in information


9th grade - Recommended ELA websites

  1. Google Classroom
  2. NewsELA.org - students log in with Google sign in information

Elementary Music

Chorus links:Afternoon on a Hill: JW Pepper Link - YouTube LinkKusimama: JWPepper - YouTubeRhythm of the Rain: JW Pepper - YouTube
Other musical links:For fun online musical games:pbskids.org/games/music/Keeping your child moving and dancing (they also have a youtube account):https://app.gonoodle.com/discover
Let me know if any of these links don't work!
Thank you - Miss Hunt

Mrs. Trombley


Middle/High - check Google Classroom and PRACTICE
Elementary - Check Google Classroom, practice and remember to go to eightnotes.com

Middle/High School music:


General Music classes: There is nothing new for any of you that isn’t in Google Classroom already. Please keep making things in Scratch, Ableton, BandLab, or any other music softwares that we have (or haven’t!) used, and please always feel free to forward your work to me for feedback or to share. I’ve actually gotten notifications on my iPad when some of you made edits on BandLab in the last day or two!
Choirs / HP7: I’m in the process of uploading practice tracks and sheet music scans to Google Classroom. You can use these to continue practicing at home, and please reach out to me with any questions. I’m still determining whether a “virtual choir” is in our best interest or not; stay tuned!
NYSSMA Soloists: I am also uploading practice resources for all of you, which I will just email to each of you individually.. I will be in touch to organize some sort of digital lessons, as the NYSSMA festival is “suspended”, but they still want us to keep preparing just in case.
For everyone, please feel to take this time if you have a guitar, ukulele, piano, organ, or any instrument lying around at home; this is a great opportunity to learn a new craft, and I’m an email away if you need help getting started!

Mrs. Hamilton-Moore

Hello everyone!!

New - From Mrs. Hamilton-Moore

She has created her own YouTube Channel and an Instagram account. Follow her now and check out her videos.


Advanced Art Class Code: b7rmqpp
Here are some resources to use while we are apart. This website has wonderful “how to draw” tutorials to use. All you need is a paper and pencil :) If you have more supplies at home and would like to sharpie and color I encourage that as well!!
https://artprojectsforkids.org/my-drawing-tutorial-portfolio/drawing/
Another great resource are these youtube tutorials in the link below :
https://www.artforkidshub.com/how-to-draw/

Social Studies

Mr. K-G


Hello! All 7th and 8th grade students have a Google Classroom login for social studies. I will post any and all materials on Google Classroom for students to see.
Google Classroom
Parents- I recommend you add yourself as guardians on the Google Classroom so you will be notified when I post new materials. There is some way you can do this yourself, but I encourage you to email me, r.knowlton-grallert@chateaugaycsd.org , with a request that I add you to your child's account. This will be a landing spot for any and all assignments (there is not any required work yet as of Tuesday, 3/17).
Materials for Home Learning
If you are looking for materials to keep your child learning, I suggest iCivics.org, a games based website that teaches about the Constitution. In general, social studies is the process of absorbing, reflecting on, and responding to non-fiction information. The skills associated can be worked on with any documentary or reading related to history. Are your kids baseball fans? Ken Burns' documentary about the sport is free on the PBS app. Trouble accessing data for video? Look for articles on newsela.com, which is currently free for students who log in with a school account.

Mrs. LaBare


All of Mrs. LaBare’s students for both Global 9 and Global 10 are to regularly check their google classroom for updates. If you never added yourself to the google classroom or are having difficulties please email Mrs. LaBare ASAP and she will help you.
E.labare@chateaugaycsd.org

Mrs. McArdle


Please check Google Classroom for your assignments and updates.


Click the down arrow to open up a message from Mrs. Gardiner.

NEW - Information Interview Assignment from Mrs. Gardiner

Home and Career Skills Instructional Plans -Mrs. Gardiner (click to expand)

Home and Career Skills Instructional Plans from Mrs. Gardiner


As you now have extra time at home you can all practice and explore independent living skills that we have been learning about in the classroom. For parents, https://mountainlake.org/learn/ is a valuable site filled with rich PBS learning opportunities through videos, favorite shows, author and worker’s stories.These are all real life learning skills.


During this time at home, choose a new recipe, prepare it for your family, do some extra math by doubling the recipe. Make a grocery list and do some comparison shopping. Do some informational interviews with the adults around you about their careers. Create a budget for your daily needs, imagine you will be paid minimum wage. Clean your personal space and do your laundry, Mom and Dad will appreciate it. I can’t wait to hear all about your exploration into real life independent living.

Please feel free to contact me at v.gardiner@chateaugaycsd.org, 518 645 6611.


Math w/ Financial Applications-

If you have access to internet, I encourage you to work through the National Work Readiness Credential lessons on the WIN Learning site. Log in using your email, everyone’s password is ready4real. If you have any problems please don’t hesitate to email or call me.


Career and Financial Management-

If you have access to internet, I encourage you to explore the resources on www.practicalmoneyskills.com. This site is filled with videos, lessons, and games.


Check out https://mountainlake.org/learn/career-crosswalks/. . It is a valuable resource which includes career assessment, career clusters and real life videos of Worker’s Stories.



Home and Career 8-

If you have access to the internet, visit https://www.choosemyplate.gov. There are several games which allow you to practice and explore healthy food planning and preparation.


Take good care of yourselves,

Mrs. Gardiner