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The following are frequently asked questions concerning our elementary schools.

• Why did the HHH Central School District change their elementary report card format ?
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• What kind of extracurricular activities are available to students?

Each of the elementary schools provides a variety of extracurricular activities for students. Extracurricular activities and clubs usually meet once a week for one hour directly after school. After-school bus transportation is provided for students who elect to participate. Extracurricular activities can include:
  • Chorus
  • Theatre arts
  • Band
  • Intramurals
  • Olympiads
Information regarding clubs is sent home to parents from each elementary school in the early fall.
• I’m moving into the district. Can I schedule a tour of the building?
Prospective residents should contact the principal of the school to arrange for a tour of the building after school hours so there is no interruption of daily instruction.

•How does a student qualify for Summer School?
Students entering kindergarten through grade six who are in need of academic intervention services are eligible for Summer School. During the four week July semester, students attend four-hour morning sessions on Monday through Thursday. The criteria for student participation is based on multiple measures including:
  • academic intervention services received during the school year
  • performance on assessments of literacy development
  • state-wide tests
  • diagnostic assessments
  • standardized tests
  • reviews of classroom performance and report cards
  • recommendations from teachers, administrators and parents
Entering kindergarten students are recommended for this program based on the results of kindergarten screening and/or recommendations by the Committee for Preschool Education (CPSE) or the Committee for Special Education (CSE).

Can my child bring a peanut-butter and jelly sandwich to school for lunch?

Answer:  Yes

While the District does encourage our parents to send peanut-free and nut-free lunches, snacks, and party foods for all of the students in our schools in order to reduce allergens in the environment, understanding that for some children/parents peanut butter and jelly is a preferred choice for a healthy* lunch- there is no District policy banning any particular food item in the cafeteria.

* Choosing whole wheat bread, natural peanut butter without any added sugar or trans fats, and a natural jelly will provide up to 5 g of fiber, a healthy dose of fruit and antioxidants, and the heart-healthy fats in the peanut butter will help to lower the risk of heart disease.

What is Enrichment?

Enrichment  is a district-wide service offered in each elementary school two and a half days per week.  Services are provided for small clusters of students in grades two through five one period per week during a ten-week cycle.  Three ten-week clusters operate during the school year.  Participation is dependent on classroom performance.  In addition, th enrichment staff works with the classroom teacher to help differentiate the curriculum for students who need enrichment.

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