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Southern Cayuga Jr/Sr High School 
2384 Route 34B -- Aurora, NY 13026 
Phone: 315.364.7111 -- Fax: 315.364.8207

Mr. Luke A. Carnicelli, Principal 
Ms. Cathy M. Haight, AP/AD
Ms. Joanne Cartner, HS Office & Athletics Secretary


Mission Statement: The Mission of Southern Cayuga Jr/Sr High School is to create an environment that is conducive to personal and academic excellence. This will be accomplished by creating a school community that embodies the principles of being: Safe, Respectful, Responsible, and Kind. 

2017-18 Course Offerings CLICK HERE


Jr/Sr HS Educational Initiatives & Professional Development Plan

Our 2016-17 School Motto: ‘Positive Energy = Great Rewards’.

Welcome to Southern Cayuga Jr/Sr High School. We have two distinct schedules; one for grades 7/8 and 9-12. Our school day hours begin at 7:45am for grades 9-12 and 7:40am for grades 7 & 8. All students in grades 7-12 will end their day at 2:25pm. Please see our school bell link on the left column of the page. By offering rigorous courses and strong academic initiatives such as: project-based learning activities, advisement mentoring, and technology-based instruction, we are preparing our students for college and career readiness in the future. 

May 3, 2017

Principal's Message:

Dear SC Jr/Sr High School Families,                                                                                      
It is hard to believe that we have almost arrived at the end of the 2016-17 school year. Our last full day of school for grades 7-12 prior to Regents exams is June 9.  We have set our plans for seniors leading up to graduation on Saturday, June 24 at 1:00 pm. Congratulations to the Class of 2017!  We wish our Seniors a bright and prosperous future.
While our seniors are looking forward to their plans after high school, I encourage all students to stay focused for the remainder of the year as class finals and Regents exams approach. At this time teachers discussed exam review plans and distributed Regents review books and materials to our students. I am confident that if students follow the review plans set forth by their teachers it will lead to great success on local and Regents exams. Should you have any questions on our end of year schedule, please let me know…
Best Regards,

We have a few upcoming events I would like to share with you…
  • On May 8, 9, 10 during advisories we will be reviewing cell phone use in our society today. Students will be viewing a news story from CBS news show 60 minutes then discussing the impacts of cell phone dependencies.
  • Continuing with our FINISH STRONG campaign… Ken Bartolo, motivational speaker & former pro athlete, will share his story on drug and alcohol awareness with our students in grades 7-12 on Mon, May 15 from 9:00-10:00am. http://www.kenbartolothereandback.com/
  • May 12: P/T Conferences k-8, dismissal for grades 7 & 8 ONLY, 11am. Conferences: 11:30-2:30pm. The 7/8 team will be contacting student families.
  • Sr HS Honors/Awards ceremonies (grades 9-12) are on Tuesday, May 23. We will hold daytime class awards at the following times:
    12th grade: 8:00-8:30 am; 11th grade: 8:40-9:10 am;
                10th grade: 9:15-9:45 am; 9th grade: 9:55-10:25 am
    Scholarship awards are in the evening on May 23 starting at 6:30 pm in the Auditorium. These are monetary awards that will go to our Seniors along with a few Juniors. Students receiving scholarships will be notified prior to the event.
  • Our Jr HS awards ceremony (grades 7 & 8) and 8th grade moving up celebration will take place in similar fashion to previous years on June 1 at 6:30 pm.
  • Parents and families are cordially invited to our awards events.
Jr/Sr HS Student Transportation (June 12– 20, 2017)
6/12:           Normal morning run. Return runs at 11:00 am and 3:30 pm
6/13-6/16:  Normal morning run and possible mid-morning run for noon exam pick-up. (student sign-up for noon exam pick-up in the main office). Return run at 3:30 pm
6/20:           Possible am run and 11 am return run (students sign-up in the main office)

As always, if there is anything I can answer or assist with, please do not hesitate to call or email me at 364.7111 x2103 or carnicellil@southerncayuga.org. I look forward to working with you and your child this school year.

Luke A. Carnicelli, Principal 
Southern Cayuga Jr/Sr High School   

SC Jr/Sr HS Community Advisory Council (CAC)
Background: A large part of our success at SC Jr/Sr HS is tied directly to home-school communication and parental support of our school mission and initiatives. The CAC is designed to advise the Principal with strategies that the school staff can assist with the home-school connection.
Charge: To support academics at home, To make suggestions for the best ways to communicate with parents, To discuss academic initiatives.
Meetings:  The meetings are scheduled for the following dates: 10/6/16, 2/2/17, 5/4/17. All meetings will be held in the guidance office from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Agendas for each meeting are sent via email. Please email
carnicellil@southerncayuga.org if you would like further information.

Jr/Sr HS 2017 Calendar
5/17: Band Concert, 6:30pm
5/18: Jr HS Orientation (Current 6th grade), 6pm
5/23: Sr HS Awards
5/26: 9th Grade Class Trip; Senior Dinner Dance, 6-9pm
5/29: Memorial Day, No School
6/2: Senior Class Night, 6:30pm
6/5: Senior Grad Walk EH and Jr HS
6/9: Senior Day, Last full day of school
Regents review day, Class 7/8 trip, Yearbook  distribution
6/12: 8th grade Spanish exam (7:45-10am) for all 8th grade students.
Half-day review for students taking regents exams (7:45-11am)
6/13-16 & 6/20: Regents Exams, 8am and Noon (Click Here) 

Updated 5/12/17

Southern Cayuga Jr/Sr High School does not restrict students on the basis of race/ethnicity, religion, physical handicap subject to medical eligibility, or gender.   

Patrick Jensen, Superintendent
Southern Cayuga School District
2384 State Route 34B
Aurora, NY 13026

Phone: 315.364.7211
Fax: 315.364.7863


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Phone: 315.364.7098
Fax: 315.364.7590

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Phone: 315.364.7111
Fax: 315.364.8207