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  • Internet Safety Presentation For Parents

    May 15, 2024

    7:00 - 8:30 PM (Zoom)

    KEYNOTE SPEAKER THOMAS ROIDL

    See Link & Flyer Below for Registration Info

    Click to Register

    Hosted by PNW BOCES

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  • Barr Yearbook Information

    Barr Yearbook Information

    • Tribute Ads for Grade 8 Students Only
    • Yearbook Sales for Grades 5-7 only (8th graders do not need to purchase a yearbook as the PTA is funding them for all students who are graduating)
    • Deadline: Thursday April 25, 2024 (for both Grade 8 Tribute Ads and Grade 5-7 Yearbook Sales)

    https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/

    ORDER # 24628

     

    8th Grade Tribute Ad Prices:

    $24.00 for a yearbook (grades 5-7)

    $25.00 for 1/8 of a page Ad

    $50.00 for 1/4 of a page Ad

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  • Raising the Barr Newsletter

    Raising the Barr 04-12-24

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  • Incoming 9th Grade Parent Orientation

    Thursday, 4/18/24

    7:00 - 9:15 PM

    High School Auditorium

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  • Message from Dr. Brady regarding 2024 State Testing

    March 25, 2024

    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    The New York State Grades 3-8 English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics and Science Tests will be administered to students over the next several months. These tests are designed to measure how well students are mastering the learning standards that guide classroom instruction. This year New York is requiring some grade levels to take the test on computers.  Because of the computer based testing, grade levels will test on different days.  You will find testing date information below by grade level. 

    New York State is required by federal law to administer mathematics and ELA (English Language Arts) assessments to every public school student in grades 3-8. School districts, including Nanuet UFSD, have been negatively affected when students did not participate in the NYS Grades 3-8 ELA, Mathematics and Science Assessments.  If 95% of students do not take the New York State assessments for Nanuet UFSD, the district risks being sanctioned or labeled a school in need of improvement.  If a student refuses to participate in the assessments, it is coded as a refusal and reported in this manner to New York State. 

    New York State has worked to improve the assessments over the past several years.  This includes no time limit, more questions written by classroom teachers, and improved reports for parents.  You can read about all of these improvements on the New York State Department of Education website.

    The tests are designed to provide a snapshot of your student’s abilities. There is not one test that can accurately reflect your child’s potential or current level. The data generated from these assessments assists in identifying areas of growth and success for each individual student.  A student that refuses to participate in the state assessments will be missing a data point used when scheduling students for courses needed for support or enrichment, such as academic support and honors courses.

    Please feel free to speak with your child’s teacher about any questions or concerns you may have.

    If your student is refusing to take the state assessment, please let the school know by Thursday, March 28, 2024. 

     

    Thank you for your assistance.

    Sincerely, 

    Lisa Brady, Ed.D. 

    Superintendent 

     

     

    25 de marzo de 2024

    Queridos padres y guardianes,

    Los exámenes de artes del lenguaje inglés (ELA), matemáticas y ciencias del estado de Nueva York para los grados 3 a 8 se administrarán a los estudiantes durante los próximos meses. Estas pruebas están diseñadas para medir qué tan bien los estudiantes dominan los estándares de aprendizaje que guían la instrucción en el aula. Este año, Nueva York exige que algunos niveles de grado tomen el examen en computadoras. Debido a las pruebas basadas en computadora, los niveles de grado se evaluarán en días diferentes. Encontrará información sobre la fecha de los exámenes a continuación por nivel de grado.

    La ley federal exige que el estado de Nueva York administre evaluaciones de matemáticas y ELA (artes del lenguaje inglés) a todos los estudiantes de escuelas públicas en los grados 3 a 8. Los distritos escolares, incluido Nanuet UFSD, se han visto afectados negativamente cuando los estudiantes no participaron en las evaluaciones de ELA, Matemáticas y Ciencias de los grados 3 a 8 del Estado de Nueva York. Si el 95% de los estudiantes no toman las evaluaciones del estado de Nueva York para Nanuet UFSD, el distrito corre el riesgo de ser sancionado o etiquetado como una escuela que necesita mejoras. Si un estudiante se niega a participar en las evaluaciones, se codifica como rechazo y se informa de esta manera al Estado de Nueva York.

    El estado de Nueva York ha trabajado para mejorar las evaluaciones durante los últimos años. Esto incluye sin límite de tiempo, más preguntas escritas por los maestros e informes mejorados para los padres. Puede leer sobre todas estas mejoras en el sitio web del Departamento de Educación del Estado de Nueva York.

    Las pruebas están diseñadas para proporcionar una instantánea de las habilidades de su estudiante. No existe una prueba que pueda reflejar con precisión el nivel potencial o actual de su hijo. Los datos generados a partir de estas evaluaciones ayudan a identificar áreas de crecimiento y éxito para cada estudiante individual. A un estudiante que se niegue a participar en las evaluaciones estatales le faltará un punto de datos utilizado al programar a los estudiantes para cursos necesarios para apoyo o enriquecimiento, como apoyo académico y cursos de honores.

    No dude en hablar con el maestro de su hijo sobre cualquier pregunta o inquietud que pueda tener.

    Si su estudiante se niega a realizar la evaluación estatal, infórmeselo a la escuela antes del jueves 28 de marzo de 2024.

     

    Gracias por su asistencia.

    Atentamente,

    Lisa Brady, Ed.D.

    Superintendente

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  • A. MacArthur Barr Goals Update Presentation to the BOE on March 12, 2024

    We are  proud of the teaching, learning and relationship building happening at Barr this year!  We welcome you to view  the presentation we shared at the March 12, 2024 Board of Education meeting, by clicking this link.   We also welcome your feedback, which  can be entered by clicking this link, which will take you to a Google Form.

     

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  • Career Day

    Wednesday, May 1st

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  • Take a virtual tour of A.MacArthur Barr Middle School!

    Music teacher, Mr. Josh Emmanual, worked with the student video production club to create a brief school tour of A.MacArthur Barr, with the goal of helping new students get an advance look at the their new school!  Click HERE  to enjoy the video!

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  • News from the Nurse

    In the event your child shows signs and symptoms of illness, we ask that you keep them home and notify our attendance secretary, Daniella Ng, at 627-4420 to report the absence. 

    If your child or a family member tests positive for COVID, please contact our School Nurse Giovanna Conklin, R.N, directly at 627-4041. 

    As a reminder, students will be marked unexcused late to class unless the reason for their late arrival is directly due to a bus arriving late or another unavoidable scenario such as documented appointment, weather, or traffic issue outside of our drop-off line.  Students arriving late to school must report to the attendance office for a pass before heading to class. 

    The following procedures are in place at this time:

    • Unexcused lateness will result in consequences as follows:
      • First late: verbal reminder from attendance office
      • Second late: verbal reminder and phone call to parent from attendance office*
      • Third late:  letter sent home and after school detention
      • Cycle begins again but phone call from AP* or principal*
    • If a child is not present in school, they will be marked absent. Please call the attendance secretary, Daniella Ng, at 627-4420 to inform her of the absence. If your child is absent due to a vetted COVID-related situation, a daily call is not necessary. 
    • Students missing class can keep up with their coursework by visiting Schoology and contacting each teacher individual for course-specific information.
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    SCHOOLS CLOSED (4/22-4/23)

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  • Jazz Night

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  • High School Library

    Board Meeting

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  • District-Wide Spirit Day

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Welcome

At A. MacArthur Barr, our students are surrounded by passionate educators who prioritize safety, communication, collaboration, inclusivity and shared accountability.  We are committed to building relationships and providing the highest level of education through engaging, relevant and rigorous learning opportunities.    We understand the importance of our students developing the knowledge, 21st century skills, social emotional skills and character traits necessary to be successful members of our thriving community.  Our professional learning, planning and instruction is rooted deeply in the district's mission statement, which is to prepare and inspire students to apply learning in a changing, complex, and interdependent world. Our school, along with the district, has undergone many changes  since the original one room school house was built in 1806.   However, our strong sense of community and our dedication to the individual learning journey of each student remains at the heart of what we do!  

This school year brings many new exciting learning opportunities and challenges.  By recognizing the  talents, interests, and goals of our students and staff, we work each day to build on our strengths, while also collaborating to achieve our goals.   As part of our commitment to growth and forward momentum, we regularly ask ourselves what  each opportunity and challenge can teach us as individuals as well as a school community.  Your feedback, as our collaborative partners, is valuable to this process.   

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to your child's teachers or the main office, at 845 627-4040.  

Warm regards,

Michelle O'Sullivan, Principal
Khris Arvanites, Assistant Principal
Latoya Oates, Assistant Principal

 

 

School Information

A. MacArthur Barr Middle School Grades 5 - 8

143 Church Street

Nanuet, NY 10954

School Hours 7:37 - 2:32

Michelle O'Sullivan, Principal

Latoya Oates, Assistant Principal

Khris Arvanites, Assistant Principal   

Main Office    627-4040

Attendance    627-4420

Nurse's Office    627-4041

Guidance Office    627-4050

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