Strong relationships among parents, their children, and the school district and staff are vital to a successful education. Here is some information and resources to help you stay connected and informed.
Be sure to familiarize yourself with your building’s instructions for picking up or dropping off your child, as well as building times, parking, school visits, and more. This information is located on each building homepage.
Make sure your building secretary has your current phone number(s), including your cell phone, and your email address so that you may be reached when necessary..
Parents are also encouraged to “like” the district on Facebook and “follow” us on Twitter and Pinterest (check out our Parent resources Pinterest board) to join in the conversation and share ideas and suggestions.
Helpful district links for parents
C.R.E.S.T. (Cobleskill-Richmondville Elementary Support Team) is a non-profit parent organization that represents C-RCS students in grades Kindergarten through fifth grade.
Dignity for All Students Act – Learn the signs of bullying and what to do if your child is being harassed.
Food Services – View menus, meal prices, and forms for the free and reduced cost meal program.
Health Services – information on vaccinations, physicals, illness, absences, medication requests at school, etc.
Publications and Forms – Get the latest edition of the Attendance Policy, Code of Conduct, District Calendar, and Student/Parent Handbooks.
Shingles – Link to the NYS Department of Health Fact Sheet on the Shingles Virus, which is being provided as there has been a recent documented case in the area.
Transportation – Download forms to request transportation to non-public school or transportation to child care.
Issues today’s students and parents face
Prescription drug use
Did you know many of our kids believe it is safe to take “medicine” out of the cabinet even if that medicine was not prescribed for them? Many of the prescriptions written today are for pain medications that can be deadly and addictive and in some cases lead to the use of very dangerous illegal drugs like heroin. Parents…speak to your teens about the dangers of prescription drugs… make sure your medications are not accessible to your teenagers. EDUCATE yourself and educate your teens. For more information go to http://www.samhsa.gov/prevention or contact your local Prevention Coalition through the Capital Region BOCES (518) 464-3944 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, read Generation Rx: Preventing the Misuse and Abuse of Prescription Medications.
Alcohol and Drugs
- Center for Alcohol and Substance Abuse
- Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
- Signs and Symptoms of Teen Drug Abuse
- C-RCS Dignity for All Students Act information
- C-CRS DASA/Stop Bullying Pinterest Board
- Internet Safety Strategies for Students from the Anti-Defamation League
- Cyberbullying Prevention Tips for Parents
- How parents and other caring adults can help
- Concept of death at various ages
- Crisis Fact Sheet: Helping Children Cope with Trauma
- NY Junior Driver’s License
- New York Graduated License Program
- NYDoMV Driver’s Manual
- NYS Resources for the Young Driver
- Driver Violation Points information
- ATV Safety
State agency links
- New York State Assembly
- New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
- New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
- New York State Office of the Attorney General
- New York State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee
- New York State Senate
- New York State Sex Offender Registry
- New York State Amber Alert
- New York State Department of Education
- Parents Bill of Rights
Digital Citizenship is a concept that helps teachers, technology leaders and parents understand what students should know to use technology appropriately. Digital Citizenship is more than just a teaching tool; it is a way to prepare students for a society full of technology. Digital citizenship is the norms of appropriate, responsible technology use.
Digital Citizenship is an important topic that parents and students should be discussing. Watch this short video and have a quick chat with your children to discuss how they are using technology responsibly and effectively.