• Dear parents, guardians, and students,

    I hope to find that you, your families, and your friends are doing well and have had a peaceful summer. I know that each one of us is making sacrifices to move gradually toward normalcy in our daily lives and academic learning.  There may be a few bumps in the road as you learn to acquire your academics. No worries, please keep up with your assignments so that you stay on track.  I will remind you of due dates and other information on my teacher's website. 

    Student learning will be monitored and the students will be provided with feedback. The students will set goals, stay organized, use a student planner, and check their grades weekly.

    If you have any questions, email me, and I will get back to you ASAP. Stay well. Please read and sign the cell phone policy below.


    Cell phones & electronic devices

    ·         Electronic devices (CD players, Ipods, handheld games, mini-TVs or personal DVD players, cell phones ,etc.)  should be turned off and invisible during the class period. 

    They will be placed in front of the classroom in a box. If I see or hear your phone it will be taken away: 


    1. Given a verbal warning.

    2. Conversation with parent(s)/and, or guardian(s)

    3. Referral to administration 

              Students may ask permission to use the cell phone in case of an emergency.

    Also, students may ask permission to use their cell phone for only educational purposes.


     *Refusal to turn over the cell phone will be treated as insubordinate behavior.



    I ___________________________________ have read and agree to follow all of the safety rules in this contract. I will follow my teacher’s directions. I am aware that failure to follow these rules may result in a call home to parent(s)/guardian(s), and a referral to administration.



    Student Signature                                                        Date 

    Dear Parent or Guardian: Your signature indicates that you have read these rules and have instructed your child to follow these rules and procedures in the science classroom.




    Parent or Guardian Signature                                    Date




     Rhea Primus

    Department of Special Education

    Email: rprimus@newpaltz.k12.ny.us

    Voicemail: 256-4000 ext. 69656