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Principal
Mr. Luke A. Carnicelli

Assistant Principal
Ms. Cathy M. Haight

Phone: 
315.364.7111

Fax:
315.364.8207

Address:
2384 Route 34B,
Aurora, NY 13026 

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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. 

Our 2018-19 School Motto: Be Prepared, Be Present, Be Proactive’

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 7:40 am and end at 2:25 pm for grades 7-12. 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. 
 

Summer 2018

Principal's Message:                                                                                                                                                                    

Congratulations SCCS Class of 2018. I wish you all happiness, success, and prosperity in your lives and careers. Be confident in yourself, go the extra mile and always remember your SCCS roots. Chief Pride!

For our returning students, I hope your summer break is a great one. Our first day of school for the 2018-19 school year is September 5. On September 4, 2018 we will hold our visitation day for all students in grades 7-12 from 2:30-4:30pm. Students at this time will be able to visit their classes, lockers, and review the schedules.


2018-19 Report Cards
As we continue to improve teaching and learning for our students, we look to provide as much information as possible to our families regarding their child’s progress in class via the student report card. Student report cards in grades 7-12 are generated every 6 weeks and marking period dates can be located on page 6 of the student handbook or on the district calendar.
We will continue a skill-based report in each content area. The first page of the report card will look as it has in the past with grades, comment(s), GPA, etc… The second page will include a report on specific content area skills based on a 1-4 scale and N/A (if the skill is not applicable). All areas except for PE will report each marking period. This overall new report card was engineered with the help of your child’s teachers and I hope it will be a positive step in communicating skill expectations and a more in-depth view of your child’s overall achievement in their courses.  
By creating the skill sets in our content areas, students and families will better understand overall common expectations in math, science, social studies, ELA, etc… In addition, teachers in our content area are working to incorporate a common instructional language and vocabulary via the skill sets to best assist our student toward success and graduation. The report will serve as an additional reference beyond the standard report card to give you; our most valuable partners in student success, additional insight on course expectations and your child’s progress in the class.
Lastly, with the addition of the Schooltool parent/family portal we will not mail home report cards for the remainder of the year as this information is available via website and app under the grades tab. Access to Schooltool and the family guide to Schooltool can be found on the SCCS district homepage via
www.southerncayuga.org. Should you wish to receive a mailed report card, please contact guidance office secretary, Mrs. Schmitt via 315-364-7111 x2114 or schmittp@southerncayuga.org

Please see school updates via our school’s Twitter account
https://twitter.com/Southern_Cayuga. Please follow us to receive updates.

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.
 
Sincerely,  
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 in 2018-19:TBA
2017-18 meeting dates:
 10/26/17 (Click Here) & 3/22 (Click Here)
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.

Updated 8/6/18

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.   

2018-19 Information

Tier 2 Vocab List gr 7/8
Tier 2 Vocab List gr 11/12
Tier 2 Vocab List gr 9/10
Jr/Sr HS Staff
Class of 2018 Newsletter
2018-19 School Calendar
ACT vs SAT
Friday Night Lights Games
Jr HS Program
SC Program of Studies
SC Jr/Sr HS Handbook
Sr HS Supply List
Jr HS Supply List
Marking Period & NYS Testing Dates
 
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Patrick Jensen, Superintendent
2384 State Route 34B
Aurora, NY 13026

Phone: 315.364.7211
Fax: 315.364.7863