The Office of Curriculum & Instruction
Our vision is to graduate students who are well prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world and a global economy. New Hartford graduates must understand and be able to apply the essential skills and concepts they have learned in their content area courses.
Equally important, they must develop and demonstrate the attitudes and abilities necessary for life-long learning — the ability to think, communicate, collaborate with others and direct their own learning. Simply stated, students must know how to use their minds well. We will achieve these goals by ensuring that all students earn a Regents Diploma and by requiring all students to demonstrate proficiency in the district’s performance standards.
As a school district, we understand that academic preparedness, by itself, will not be sufficient to ensure the success of our graduates. They must also learn to be responsible citizens, accepting of all people. They need to understand the importance of working hard and contributing to their communities while maintaining a high level of personal wellness. Additionally, they need to develop creative talents and unique interests characteristic of well-rounded, educated individuals. We can ensure these goals by increasing student involvement in service activities, health and fitness programs and the arts. The world of the future promises to be very challenging and dynamic. Our graduates will do well because they will have the skills necessary to succeed both in learning and in life.
Right At School (After School and Before School) Program
The nationally recognized before and after school student enrichment provider Right at School is at New Hartford! Beginning with the 2022-23 school year, Right At School currently runs the district’s before and after-school programming.
The Right at School program runs from 7:00 a.m. until the morning bell and from the afternoon bell until 6:00 p.m. Families can work with Right at School to create flexible monthly schedules to support their busy lives. Families can choose afternoon options for one, two, three, four or five days/week. Drop-in care is also an option, allowing families to pay only for the daycare as needed. Right at School also offers a 10% sibling discount.
Every day, students are provided a healthy snack, engage in dynamic fitness activities, student-driven projects, team building, leadership development, and have time to complete homework. Right at School also features an enrichment curriculum in the form of three-week units. Examples of units include “Getting Down to Business,” where students are introduced to money and commerce; “Icky Experiments,” where students experiment with sticky substances to learn chemistry; and “Variety Show,” where students rehearse and perform individual talent acts.
Parents/Guardians may enroll students in before or after-school programs on the Right at School website. Please visit the Right at School New Hartford website to enroll.
Grade Promotion and Placement
It is the responsibility of the New Hartford CSD Board of Education to prescribe the course of study by which students shall be graded and classified, and to regulate the admissions of students and their transfer from one class or department to another, as their scholarship shall warrant. It is the responsibility of the Superintendent to supervise and direct the courses of study, and the examination and promotion of pupils. Accordingly, decisions regarding the grade level at which a student is admitted, and whether a student is retained in grade or promoted to the next grade shall be made by the Superintendent in consultation with appropriate administrators, and consistent with this Policy.
Student Services and Special Education
New Hartford Central School’s Student Services Department includes psychological, occupational therapy, physical therapy, social work, and speech and language services which are available to students experiencing academic and/or school adjustment difficulties.
Allen E. Hyde, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction
Phone: (315) 624-1000
Mr. Hyde has more than two decades of public education experience as both an elementary classroom teacher and administrator. He has served the District as the principal at E.R. Hughes Elementary before being appointed Assistant Superintendent in 2014. Mr. Hyde earned his bachelor’s degree from St. Bonaventure University, master’s degree in education from Mansfield University, and a certificate of advanced study from SUNY Cortland.