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by Chris Riso

2023-2024 School Year


ASAP PDF/Copy of each Signed “Written Affirmation” form sent to C. Riso

9/29/23 NCEA Form Due via Online Google Sheet

10/4/23 BEDS Enrollment Anchor Date – Count All Staff & Students


NCEA Survey Due 9/29/23 based on 9/15/23 Enrollment: Again, thank you for completing your online NCEA report in Google Sheets by the 9/29/2023 deadline. Once we review your submission over the next few weeks we may email you asking for clarification on some of the information in your report. Once your NCEA report is completed, you can turn your attention to the upcoming NYS BEDS report. We will send you information by 10/4/23 to help you prepare for this report based on student attendance from Wednesday, 10/4/23. The actual online BEDS report is not due to NYSED until November 17th.

RISE and CSAANYS Conferences: Registration has begun for the annual Religious and Independent Schools Educators (RISE) conference taking place in-person at the Albany Marriott Hotel (189 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12205) from 8:00am on November 15th to Noon on November 16th. There is a $185 cost to attend this conference but two free nights at the hotel for 11/14 & 11/15 are included for each participant if reservation is made before 10/25; the conference costs (registration, travel, meals) are Title IIa eligible. This is an excellent professional development opportunity for you and your teachers. Here are the link for more information: RISE Conference | nyscirs. To register, go to the RISE 2023 Conference Registration Form. For assistance with registration, email

CSAANYS Gathering in Syracuse 10/18: Also, the annual CSAANYS Gathering for Catholic School Administrators will take place at Barbagallo’s in East Syracuse from 9:00am to 2:30pm on October 18th. This is also a Title IIa eligible event. Attendees are welcome to book a room at the Sleep Inn the evening before the Gathering; this hotel is in the same location as the Gathering. For more information email Amy at or call 518-290-9807.

Voter Registration Ends 10/28/2023; Encourage Staff and Families to Register and Vote: As Election Day (11/7/2023) approaches, I just wanted to remind you to encourage the adults in your school community to register to vote by the 10/28/23 deadline and then vote in the coming election.  Elected officials can tell if a person has voted in an election so by doing so you add additional weight to any emails you might send to them with your opinions on Catholic School concerns. Information on voter registration can be found here,, and at your county Board of Elections (

NYSED Pesticide Notification: Please be sure to follow the NYS “School pesticide neighbor notification” law found here.  A portion of the law is:

“(b) Notification procedures. Schools shall establish written pesticide notification procedures to provide information on pesticide applications at relevant facilities according to the following provisions.

(1) The school shall provide written notification to all staff and persons in parental relation at the beginning of each school year or summer school session. If a child enrolls after the beginning of the school year or summer school session, written notification shall be provided to the person in parental relation within one week of such enrollment. Such written notification shall include at a minimum the following information:

(i) a statement that pesticide products may be used periodically throughout the school year or summer school session;

(ii) a statement that schools are required to maintain a list of staff and persons in parental relation who wish to receive 48-hour prior written notification of pesticide applications at relevant facilities, and instructions on how to register with the school to be on such list for prior notification; and

(iii) the name and phone number of a school pesticide representative who may be contacted to obtain further information.”

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2022-2023 School Year