main content starts hereRegistration deadlines extended for summer programs

| June 21, 2018

a button that reads 'Register Now' with a 'Powered by FamilyID' stamp on the bottom of itRegistration deadlines for Mohonasen’s summer programs are as follows:

  • Swim class registration deadline has been extended to Wednesday, June 27.
  • Sports camps registration is open up to one week prior to the start of each camp.
  • Registration deadline is Wednesday, June 27 for STEAM/enrichment classes that start the week of July 9. Registration for other STEAM/enrichment classes is one week prior to the start of class.

The annual Summer Guide was mailed to all homes earlier this month. Please note the following time corrections:

  • Coding is Cool (STEAM Enrichment) will run from 8:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Intro to Video Game Design (STEAM Enrichment) will run from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Mohonasen Central School District will now feature online registration for all summer programs through FamilyID. FamilyID is a secure registration platform that provides an easy, user-friendly way to register for summer programs.

It also helps the district to be more administratively efficient and environmentally responsible. When you register through FamilyID, the system keeps track of your information in your FamilyID profile. You enter your information only once for each family member for multiple uses and multiple programs.

Mohonasen offers a variety of summer enrichment programs, sports camps and swim classes.

View the program guide

View instructions on signing up for FamilyID.

Regional Summer School for students entering grades 10-12

Through a regional partnership, Mohonasen offers a wide range of academic courses for students who failed one or more courses during the regular school year or who wish to improve their grade in a subject or on a Regents exam.

Summer School for students entering grades 10-12 will be held at Mohonasen High School from July 9 through Aug. 17, Mondays-Thursdays. (See below for Summer School for incoming 7th-9th grade students.)

There will be two sessions daily:

  • Period One: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Period Two: 10:05 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.

The following courses will be offered this summer:

  • English 9, 10, 11
  • Earth Science
  • Living Environment (Biology)
  • Global Studies 9 and 10
  • U.S. History
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Health* (See below for details)

Please note: Classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment.

August Exams

  • Wednesday, Aug. 15: Local exams
  • Thursday, Aug. 16: Regents exams
  • Friday, Aug. 17: Regents exams

Mohonasen Summer School Grading Policy:

Each Mohonasen student’s summer school grade will be averaged with the course grade from the regular school year to determine the final grade for the course. For example, a student who earned a regular session grade of 50 must earn a minimum summer school grade of 80 in order to end up with a passing grade of 65 and credit for the course.

General information

Registration: Summer School registration will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 26 in the High School Cafe B.

Attendance: Daily attendance is necessary for a student to be successful in Summer School. Students may not exceed three (3) absences for the duration of the summer school program. Excessive absences and tardiness may result in loss of course credits. Minutes are counted toward a student’s attendance record. During the summer session there is no opportunity for makeup work. Any missed classwork, tests, etc., will result in a zero, regardless of the reason for absence.

Parking: Students driving to Summer School must park in the designated student parking lot.

Bicycle storage: Bike storage will be available for students at their own risk. Use of bike locks is strongly recommended.

Discipline: Summer School students are expected to abide by the Mohonasen Code of Conduct. Students referred to the office for disciplinary reasons risk suspension and jeopardize their chances of successfully completing the summer requirements.
Regents exams: In courses leading to a Regents exam, students are required to take the summer Regents exam on August 16 and 17.

Walk-in Regents exams: Students who are not enrolled in a Summer School class can still take the August Regents, but they should register on June 26. Walk-in registrations will be accepted after this date if space is available.

Other Summer School questions: Call your child’s guidance counselor at 518-356-8322 or call the high school main office at 518-356-8314.

Regents Exam Review Classes

Review classes for the Common Core Algebra and Global Studies Regents exams will be offered for Mohonasen students this summer.

These non-credit classes are designed to prepare students for success on the August Regents exams. They are designed for students who have met all course requirements (e.g. science labs) and who have either failed the Regents exams or who want to improve their score. The classes meet from Aug. 2- 15. Times vary according to the class.

Registration will take place along with registration for the traditional summer school courses. If you’re interested in a particular review class, see your guidance counselor or call the High School Counseling and Career Center at 518-356-8322 for more information.

Band Camp
Band Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Aug. 6-10 and Aug. 13-16 at Mohonasen High School. All incoming and current high school band students are expected to attend daily, as are all members of the Color Guard (grades 7-12).

Band Camp is both a fun and demanding start to the fall marching band season and its many competitive performances in and around the Northeast. Students who wish to participate in Mohonasen’s award-winning marching band should plan their summer schedules to accommodate this critical preparation time. For more information, contact the high school band office at 518-356-8282.

Regional Health Class*
July 2018

Health will be offered through the Regional Summer School to interested students who have already taken the course during the school year and were not successful, as well as students interested in taking the course for the first time. Students may choose the summer option in order to free up their schedules to take additional courses next fall. This summer course is open to all current high school students. *Based on enrollment.

Regional Summer School for students entering grades 7-9

Through a regional partnership, Mohonasen offers academic courses for students who failed one or more courses during the regular school year. Summer School for students entering grades 7-9 will be held at Draper Middle School from July 9 through Aug. 17, Mondays-Thursdays (See page 2 for summer school for incoming 10th-12th grade students).

There will be two sessions daily:

  • Period One: 8 to 10 a.m.
  • Period Two: 10:05 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.

The following courses will be offered at Draper Middle School this summer:

  • English 6, 7, 8
  • Math 6, 7, 8
  • Science 6, 7, 8
  • Social Studies 6, 7, 8

When is summer school?

Summer School will run from 8 a.m.-12:05 p.m., July 9 through Aug. 17, Mondays-Thursdays.

Registration

Summer School registration will take place in Mohonasen High School Cafe B from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 26.

Bicycle storage

Bike storage will be available for students at their own risk. Use of bike locks is strongly recommended.

Summer School questions?

Call your child’s guidance counselor at 518-356-8370.

Please note that Draper Middle School students who pass all of their classes but do not complete all Success Indicators may need to also attend Summer School until all Success Indicators are completed. Notification letters will be mailed home in June.

AIS Programs: Academic Intervention Services for grades K-5

State law requires school districts to provide Academic Intervention Services (AIS) to students who have not met the standard on state tests or are otherwise at risk of not meeting the new graduation standards. Toward that end, Mohonasen will again offer AIS programs for qualifying students designed to get them on track for success in school. Parents will be notified by letter and/or phone in June if their child qualifies for additional academic support. There is a $20 processing fee per child.

AIS for Incoming Kindergarten students – Jump Start is a four-week program running from 8-11 a.m., Monday-Thursday, July 9 – Aug. 2.

AIS for Incoming Students, Grades 1-2 – Summer Stars is a four-week program for running from 8-11 a.m., Monday-Thursday, July 9 – Aug. 2.

AIS for Incoming Students, Grades 3-5 – Summer Stars is a four-week program running from 8-11 a.m., Monday-Thursday, July 9 – Aug. 2.

Questions? If you would like more information about Mohonasen’s AIS programs or wonder whether or not your child qualifies, call your school principal or guidance counselor.

STEAM Enrichment

Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math

STEM Survival Adventure
For Students Entering Grades 4-7

Dates & Times: July 9-13, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Fee: $60
Instructor: Kim Coelho and Laura Gallelli
Location: Draper Room 111

The students will spend a week “surviving” using STEM challenges. They will create greenhouses, design water filtration systems, create platforms, build solar ovens and replicate body parts. This is a hands-on week where students put their imaginations and STEM skills to the test. Get ready for an adventure!

Young Scientists and Engineers
For Students Entering Grades 1-3

Dates & Times: July 9-12; 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Fee: $60
Instructor: Liesha Sherman
Location: Pinewood Science Lab

Learn about the scientific method as we conduct a variety of science experiments to answer questions about buoyancy, animals, forces, and energy! We will form hypothesis, test, and analyze our results. We will then use our knowledge of science to then solve problems using the engineering design process. If you like solving problems and have a great imagination, this is the class for you!

Coding is Cool
For Students Entering Grades 4-6

Dates & Times: July 23-26; 8:30-1:30 p.m.
Fee: $60
Instructor: Liesha Sherman
Location: Pinewood Science Lab

We will use a variety of robots and coding apps to learn how to be a coder! We will work with a team to solve challenges using our creativity, imagination, and technology. If you like a challenge and love to try new things, this is the perfect class for you!

Making Movies with iMovies
For Students Entering Grades 4-8

Dates & Times: Aug. 13-17, 12-3 p.m.
Fee: $60
Instructor: Jennifer Fahsel
Location: Draper Room 221

Students will be creating movies using an iPad and the iMovie app. Students will incorporate music, images and audio on various topics. Students will have access to iPads on site, but will need to bring ear buds.

Intro to Video Game Design
For Students Entering Grades 7-10

Dates & Times: One-week sessions held the week of July 9-13; July 16-20; and July 23-27; 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sign up for one, two or three weeks.
Fee: $60 per week
Instructor: Darryl Nunn
Location: Center for Advanced Technology at Mohonasen

Camp is broken up into one-week sessions for three weeks in July. Each week will have a focus in art, coding and video game design. In Monday’s class, students will modify pre-made games as an introduction to the program. Tuesday focuses on learning to create art for video games, while on Wednesday, students will learn code and what it takes to make objects move in video games. Students will continue to use the skills they learned to polish their game on Thursday, and on Friday participants will share their creation with fellow camp participants.

Under the Sea
For Students Entering Grades K-5

Dates & Times: July 9-13, 8-11 a.m.
Fee: $60
Instructor: Christina Mathieu
Location: Mohonasen High School Room 67

Students will create sea creatures and summer fun themes using a variety of mixed media. (Mixed media combines a variety of media into a single artwork. For example, if you draw with ink, then paint over it with watercolors, then add some highlights with colored pencil, that’s mixed media!)

Digital Photography Discovery Fun
For Students Entering Grades 5-8

Dates & Times: July 9-13, 12-3 p.m.
Fee: $60
Instructor: Christina Mathieu
Location: Mohonasen High School Room 67

Students will explore digital photography and how to use their cameras, take a variety of photographs, manipulate those photographs in Photoshop and put together a Google slides presentation of their work. Students must have their own digital camera (any type).

Mohon Masque High School Workshop
For Students Entering Grades 9-12

Dates & Times: July 23-27; 12-3 p.m.
Fee: $60
Instructor: Kathleen Derochie and Nicole Gabriel
Location: High School Auditorium

Do you have a flair for the dramatic? Here’s a chance to take a week and enhance your skills in theatre. This course will give the young actor the opportunity to develop their skills through theater games, role-playing, improvisation, movement, choreography, and music. Audition techniques and tips will also be addressed. Students are encouraged to bring any sheet music they are interested in performing, but there will be music and materials available for everyone. The week will culminate in a cabaret style master class. Prior acting and singing experience is welcome but not required.

Sports camps

Mohon Youth Track and Field Camp

Dates: Monday-Friday, July 9-13
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Grade levels: Entering grades 3-8
Cost: $60
Instructor: Bill Sherman (Varsity Level Coach)
Location: Mohonasen High School Track

Join members of the Mohonasen High School Track & Field team and Coach Sherman for a fun and exciting week learning all of the events you watch on TV during the Olympics. We will introduce students of all abilities to the many track and field events. The camp will conclude with the annual Mohon Summer Olympic Games on Friday. Each camper will receive a glow-in-the-dark medal. Who will win the Gold? Silver? Bronze? It could be you!

Learn to Dive Camp
Dates: Monday-Thursday, July 16-19
Time: 11:30-1:30 p.m.
Grade levels: Entering grades 3-6
Cost: $50 (Checks payable to Mohonasen Girls Swimming Booster)
Instructor: Marc Vachon (Varsity Level Coach)
Location: Mohonasen High School Pool
Must be able to swim in deep water

Learn the sport of competitive diving at this fun-filled summer camp for beginner divers. We will learn basic dive drills and positions. By the end of the week, we may even test your courage with some more advanced dives. Cost includes a lunch pizza party at 1 p.m. on Thursday afternoon in the pool mezzanine.

Mohonasen Girls Basketball Camp
Dates: Monday-Thursday, July 23-27
Time: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Grade levels: Entering grades 3-8
Cost: $75
Instructor: Doug Holden and Josh Whipple (Varsity Level Coaches)
Location: Mohonasen High School Gym

Learn game basics and improve your skills. Camp workers include past and present Mohonasen girls basketball players. Please ensure players come properly dressed/equipped to participate in athletic activities (t-shirt, shorts, sneakers, etc.). Questions? Email Coach Holden at dholden@mohonasen.org.

Mohon Endurance & Conditioning Camp
Dates: Mondays & Wednesdays, June 25-Aug. 8
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Grade levels: Entering grades 7-12
Cost: $60
Instructor: Bill Sherman (Varsity Level Coach)
Location: Mohonasen High School Track

This summer-long camp will put you on the path to a successful fall sports season. Shock and surprise your fall coach and teammates when you start your season in the best condition of your life. Each participant will be provided with a personalized training program that will match their ability level and goals. We will focus on core strength and physical endurance. This is a great program for potential athletes interested in passing the APP fitness test for fall sports. All running abilities are welcome. Coach Sherman has coached athletes to 21 Mohonasen track & field records and has had dozens of athletes qualify for the NYS Championships and NYS Qualifier track meets.

Mohonasen Strength Camp
Dates: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 9-Aug. 9
Time: 10:30-11:45 a.m.
Grade levels: Entering grades 9-12
Cost: $125
Instructor: Ray Kearney (Strength and Conditioning Coach)
Location: Mohonasen High School Weight Room

This Camp is designed to improve athletes’ overall abilities. It is designed for serious High School level athletes only that are looking to improve their strength, power, speed and quickness.

Mohon Youth Strength Camp
Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 17-Aug. 9
Time: 9:15-10:15 a.m.
Grade levels: Entering grades 7-8
Cost: $75
Instructor: Ray Kearney (Strength and Conditioning Coach)
Location: Mohonasen High School Weight Room

This Camp is designed to improve athletes’ overall abilities. It is designed for serious Modified/Middle School level athletes only that are looking to improve their strength, power, speed, and quickness.

Mohonasen Tennis Camp
Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 24-Aug. 2
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Grade levels: For students ages 6-15
Cost: $30
Instructor: Robert Stranahan (Varsity Level Coach)
Location: Mohonasen High School Tennis Courts

This camp is designed as the first step in developing ball skills, swing technique, and to garner interest in younger players. Please note that for the safety of participants, we will not play on wet courts. Typical dry time for a wet court to dry is 40 minutes with the help of the sun, several hours with no sunlight. Should a pop-up rain shower occur during our session, we are unlikely to be able to continue the program for the evening.

Cheering: The Warrior Way!
Dates: Monday-Thursday, July 16-19
Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Cost: $50
Instructors: Jessica Couball and Rochelle Obie
Location: Draper Middle School

Come learn to cheer the Warrior Way! Cheer camp is a great way to meet new friends and learn amazing skills from some of the top athletes in our area! We will focus on basic technique in stunts, jumps, tumbling, and dance as well keeping it fun with cheer crafts and games!

Swim program

Mohonasen’s pool will be in full swing during the summer for Youth Learn-to-Swim classes, senior citizens, open swimming and more (see schedule at right). The pool will be closed after July 26 for annual cleaning.

Registration Information

Early registration is advised since classes fill up quickly. All registration is processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Confirmations cannot be given over the phone. If the minimum enrollment for a class is not met, you will receive a refund in the mail. No refunds will be issued after the first class of each session.

Pool Closings

The pool will be closed when a lifeguard is unavailable or if there is adverse weather (thunder, lightening storms, etc.). If closed due to the weather, the classes do not get made up. Sign up for School News Notifier (SNN) at www.mohonasen.org for closing notifications (choose the Pool and Athletics News option).

Questions? For further information check the www.mohonasen.org, or e-mail Marc Vachon, Aquatics Supervisor at mvachon@mohonasen.org

Summer 2018 Pool Schedule

  • Pool will be open June 25-July 26*
  • Youth Session 1: July 2-6 (M,T,Th,F); and July 9-13 (M-F)
  • Youth Session 2: July 16-20 (M-F) and July 23-26 (M-Th)

Pool Schedule

6-7 a.m. Adult Lap Swim
7-9 a.m. Club practice (daily M-F)
9:15-10 a.m. Pre K (9:15-9:45 a.m.) Level 3 Class Level 4 Class
10:05-10:35 a.m. Level 1 Class (10:05-10:35 a.m.)
10:45-11:30 a.m. Level 2 Class (10:45-11:15 .a.m.) Level 5 Class Level 6 Class
11:30-1:30 p.m. POOL CLOSED­
1:30-3:30 p.m. Open Family Swim
4-5:15 p.m. Marlins Diving Practice
5:30-7 p.m. (M,W,F) Marlins Competitive Swim Practice
5:30-8 p.m. (T,Th) Marlins Competitive Swim Practice
7-8 p.m. (M,W) Water Aerobics and Adult Lap Swim

Fees:

  • Learn-to-Swim (Levels 1-6) – Nine Classes
  • $70 Residents, $60 each for 2 or more children
  • $90 Non-Residents, $75 for 2 or more children

Family Open Swim
Family Open Swim refers to time designated for individuals and families to use specific areas of the pool for recreational swim. This usually involves both the deep and shallow ends of the pool. An adult must accompany any child under the age of 12. The minimum age to participate is 3 years old. Additional cards can be purchased at any time. Once registered, you may pick your swim card up at the pool. Bathing caps required for long hair.

Preschool Aquatic Program
This class is designed for a child of any age being introduced to the pool with an adult. An instructor leads along each session while parents/adults use several holding positions to lend support and reassurance as children explore the water and practice skills such as water adjustment, bubble blowing, entry and exit. Class emphasis is on fun and safety. Parents must accompany their child in the water.

LEVEL 1: Polliwog: Students in Level 1 are oriented to the aquatic environment. With the instructors support, students are taught the following elementary aquatic skills: floating, basic swimming on front/back, submerging under water for the first time.
LEVEL 2: Tadpole: Students learn the fundamental skills without instructor support. This marks the beginning of true locomotion skills. Students are able to move around independently in shallow water alternating arms and legs on their back and front to lay the foundation for future strokes.
LEVEL 3: Minnow: The objective of Level 3 is to build on the skills in Level 2 by providing guided practice in coordinating front and back crawl. Students should feel comfortable in the deep water. Introduction to treading water and kneeling dives are in the deep water. To move to Level 4, students must swim 25 yards, front and back crawl, plus additional skills.
LEVEL 4: Sun Fish: Students increase their endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, back crawl, elementary back stroke and back crawl) for greater distance. The breaststroke and sidestroke are introduced along with the basics of turning at the wall.
LEVEL 5: Flying Fish: The objective of Level 5 is the coordination and refinement of all strokes: front and back crawl, butterfly, elementary, backstroke, breaststroke and sidestroke. Flip turns on front and back are introduced.
LEVEL 6: Warrior: Level 6 refines the stroke so students swim them with ease, efficiency and over great distances. This level prepares students to participate in more advanced courses, such as Lifeguard training, and Water Safety Instructor training.

Not sure what level to register your child for? E-mail the Aquatics Supervisor at mvachon@mohonasen.org for advice and information. If your child is now enrolled in lessons, ask the instructor if your child should repeat the level or move up in the next session.

Water Aerobics: June 25-July 25

Mondays & Wednesdays, 9 classes, 7-8 p.m.
Fees: $50 Residents; $70 Non-Resident; $40 Resident Seniors (55 and up)

Utilize the natural resistance provided by the water to challenge and exercise all major muscle groups in one class and get a great aerobic workout at the same time. This is a great class for adults or teens looking to maintain their fitness program.

Mohonasen Marlins Swimming & Diving Club

This competitive club is open to students age 5-18 from any school district. Beginning swimmers and divers are encouraged to join – as well as those with more experience! The summer season will run from May 21-Aug. 3, and students will compete in about six meets. For detailed tryout information, a summer practice schedule and parent informational meeting dates, visit the pool pages at https://www.mohonasen.org/athletics/swimming-pool/ or www.marlins.swim-team.us/ Questions? E-mail Mohonmarlins@gmail.com

Town of Rotterdam programs

For information on Town of Rotterdam programs, please contact the Town of Rotterdam Recreation Dept. at 518-356-1561 or visit www.rotterdamny.org to download the camper registration forms.