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    Cell Phone Use

    February 2, 2018

    Dear Griffin Parent or Guardian,

    In accordance with the District Code of Conduct (2017-2018), cell phone use is permissible in the classroom for educational purposes if approved by the classroom teacher. To operationalize the term “educational” in schools is to imply it is being used for instructional purposes. For it to be instructional, cell phone use must be curriculum-based. The use of cell phones for personal texting and “gaming” purposes, for example”, is not curriculum-based.

    The District Code of Conduct (2017-2018) also stipulates that when not approved by the teacher for reasons stated above, cell phones are to be off, not visible, or on vibrate, in classrooms or halls, during the instructional day. Students who bring their cell phones to school must safely store them away and out of sight, or risk having them confiscated. The goal is to minimize disruptions caused by cell phone use to maximize instructional time.

    I ask that you review this letter and cell phone use policy as stated in the District Code of Behavior (2017-2018) with your child. We are here to assist your child with complying with the the cell phone use policy. If you need assistance, please contact your child’s teacher, school counselor, or administrator.

    As always, thank you for your support. It is always our honor and privilege to care for your child’s academic, social-emotional, and physical needs.

    Steven H. Shuchat, Ed.D.
    Principal, Van Wyck Junior High School


    Van Wyck JHS Mission Statement
    “Van Wyck Junior High School faculty, staff and administration, in partnership
    with our parents, students and community, will provide a safe and orderly learning environment that supports the academic, intellectual, personal and social development of children, while maintaining rigorous standards and embracing curricula that prepares our students for college and careers.”

    EESTWVan Wyck JHS is proud to be a fully designated "Essential Elements: Schools to Watch" award recipient.
    Click here to read our designation letter. pdf

    Van Wyck JHS  is a member of the NYS Tristate Consortium.

    nysmsa Van Wyck JHS is a member of the Statewide Network of Middle Level Support Schools that serve to: 
    1. Advocate for Middle Level Education
    2. Site for Showcasing Promising Practices
    3. Resource for Advice and Guidance

    Principal's Messages
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    arrow Sept. 2017: Welcome Back Letter
    arrow July 2017: Welcome Letter
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    Contact Us
    contact Tel. 845-227-1700 Ext. 20000
    Address: 6 Hillside Lake Road.
    The Main Office hours during the
    school year Mon-Fri 7:30am-3:30pm.
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    FamilyID is a secure, user-friendly registration platform that allows you to enter your information once for each family member and use this same information to complete multiple forms that are requested every school year. This year you will find the Acceptable Use Policy (technology, networks, and internet services) and the Photo & Video Release Form. For more information and direction on how to log in as a returning family or a new family, please click the title above.

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Sports News

  • Sports News
    Updated 10/27/2017

    Fall 2017 Boys Soccer

    • 10/26: WIN of 3-1 with scores by Matthew Nansen, Zachary Rabadi, and Matthew Zarrella. The team is still undefeated 9-0. 
    • 10/22: WIN of 5-0
    • 10/19: WIN of 4-0
    • 10/12: WIN of 1-0 with scores from Matthew Nansen
    • 10/05: WIN with the scores from Matthew Nansen and Zach Rabadi
    • 09/28: WIN of 5-1 with scores from Matthew Nansen, Zach Rabadi, Ryan Kiser, Will Kenny and Ryan Heraty

    Fall 2017 Girls Volleyball

    • 10/22: WIN of 3-0
    • 10/12: WIN
    • 10/05: WIN
    • 10/03: WIN

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    • 10/26: TIE of 3-3
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