Monthly Archives: September 2013

No Child Left Behind – Parent Letter-Response Required

September 2013


Dear Parents of a Senior or Junior Student:


In accordance with the “No Child Left Behind Act of 2001” signed by President Bush on January 8, 2002, the branches of the U.S. Armed Services may have access to a list of names, addresses and phone numbers of our school’s seniors and juniors.

 However, if a student or parent does not wish the school to make that information public, we may comply with that written request (form attached).  Therefore, if you do not wish our school to communicate this information to branches of the Armed Services, please notify me in writing as soon as possible.  I need to have your requests no later than September 26, 2013.

 On the reverse side of this letter I have copied the “Act” relative to this policy.


Thank you for your assistance.







(a)  POLICY:


Section 444(a)(5)(B) of the General Education Provisions Act and except as provided in paragraph (2), each local educational agency receiving assistance under this Act shall provide, on a request made by military recruiters or an institution of higher education, access to secondary school studen6ts names, addresses, and telephone listings.

(2) CONSENT – A secondary school student or the parent of the student may request that the student’s name, address, and telephone listing described in paragraph (1) not be released without prior written parental consent, and the local educational agency or private school shall notify parents of the option to make a request and shall comply with any request.

(3) SAME ACCESS TO STUDENTS – Each local educational agency receiving assistance under this Act shall provide military recruiters the same access to secondary school students as is provided generally to post secondary educational institutions or to prospective employers of those students.

   (b)NOTIFICATION – The Secretary, in consultation with the Secretary of Defense, shall, not later than 120 days after the date of enactment of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, notify principals, school administrators and other educators about the requirements of this section.

   (c)EXCEPTION – The requirements of this section do not apply to a private secondary school that maintains a religious objection to service in the Armed Forces if the objection is verifiable through the corporate or other organizational documents or materials of that school.

   (d) SPECIAL RULE – A local educational agency prohibited by Connecticut State law (either explicitly by statute or through statutory interpretation by the State Supreme Court or State Attorney General) from providing military recruiters with information or access as required by this section shall have until May 31, 2002 to comply with that requirement.



William R. Galati









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Parent Letter – Spirit Day Rules Grades 9-12

September 2013


Dear Parents:

 On Thursday, September 26th, students in grades 9-12 will participate in Spirit Day sponsored by the Student Council.  Spirit day has been organized to foster school pride.

Classes will be conducted in the morning as usual.  At the conclusion of period two (9:20 AM), Spirit Day activities will begin.  All four classes will compete against each other in a variety of field day activities.  All activities will be chaperoned by our regular faculty and staff.  We anticipate the day to be full of fun and excitement. (PM BOCES students may be excused from their classes to participate in Spirit Day.  BOCES students who want to participate must see Mr. Galati to be excused.)

On Friday, September 20th, the guidelines for Spirit Day will be distributed.  I have copied these guidelines on the back of this notice so that you have the opportunity to review them with your child in advance.  Students will not be excused from Spirit Day activities unless a parental note is provided to me two days prior to the event.  Excuse notes and/or phone calls will not be allowed on Spirit Day.  In the event too few students are interested in remaining on campus to participate in activities, Spirit Day celebrations will be cancelled and classes will take place. 

 In the interim, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call me.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation and support.


Yours truly,




William R. Galati



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Cc:  M. Brostowski, A. Middendorf