Please read the attached note from Region One Superintendent, Pam Vogel
School Closing Information
The Salisbury Central School learning community works together to empower all students to be inquisitive, independent, and responsible citizens of the global society. We guide and foster each child’s intellectual, emotional, social and physical development in a safe, challenging, supportive, and collaborative learning environment. We are committed to ensuring that all students leave us prepared for successful learning beyond our school.
All students can learn
All students will have equitable access to an effective instructional program
All staff are committed to continuous professional growth and improvement
All members of the community are partners in the learning process
All members of the community respect one another
School Closing Information
Our Ski Adventure program is fast approaching. This downhill ski program is for students in 5th- 8th grade. Each Tuesday in January we take our students up to Catamount Ski Area to learn how to ski. Skiing is a lifelong sport and one that many of our students do for years to come. This is in conjunction with their Physical Education program.
We have reserved Catamount for the following Tuesdays: January 8, 15, 22, and 29th. Our make-up days will be February 5 and 12th. On the first day, the ski instructors will test students and place them in lessons according to their skiing ability. Armbands will be assigned according to the level they are being instructed on. We hope this will cut down on injuries and risk of injuries as well as any confusion as to what slopes students may ski on. As you can imagine, this program is a big responsibility and we are making every effort to help ensure everyone’s safety. All students are required to wear a helmet and take lessons!
We will be leaving around 1:00 p.m. and returning to SCS at 6:30 pm. All students are required to ride the bus up to Catamount. Food is available at the lodge, but it is expensive. We recommend bringing snacks with you.
Dressing warmly for skiing is VERY important. Dress in layers! Your child is required to have snow pants, a parka, and heavy gloves. It’s no fun to ski if you are cold!
Beginning in 6th grade, students have the option to ski or snowboard. We find it very useful for 5th grade students or any new students to learn to ski first before they begin to snowboard.
The cost is as follows:
Tickets $18.00 x 4 = $72.00
Rental Equipment $20.00 x 4 = $80.00 (helmets are included)
Lessons $12.00 x 4 = $48.00 (all students must take lessons)
Total $200.00 (for tickets, rentals, and lessons)
Season Passes MUST be purchased directly from Catamount this year.
Parents, please make sure all your child’s equipment fits before you send the permission slip and money in. This way you will know if you need to rent equipment. Too many times we get up to Catamount and a student’s boots do not fit. This is very frustrating for the child!
There are scholarships available for families who cannot afford the cost of skiing. All scholarship requests must be in by Monday, November 19th.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at school, 435-9871, ext 139.
Please return the permission slip and money by Monday, November 19th.
November 7 - 12:10 Early Dismissal - Teacher Professional Development
November 12 - No School - Veterans Day
November 21 - 1:10 Early Dismissal - Thanksgiving Break begins
November 22 and 23 - No School - Thanksgiving Break
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You must have a signed permission slip to attend.
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