AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE NISKAYUNA
CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT PTO COUNCIL
WHY is this important?
Each school’s PTO collects and compiles students / families contact information in order to distribute directories to our families. It is an important service for students and families that enables us to connect with other classmates, families, and friends. Also, the directory contains contact information for your school’s teachers, administrators, and office staff. It facilitates communications between families and Homeroom Parents for classroom events planning, and is essential when class projects are assigned. The directory is the PTO’s way to connect and organize volunteers, to distribute their meeting schedules, activity calendars, and other important PTO information. Please click here to register on this secure website so your child and you can be included.
HOW do I sign up?
It’s easy! Follow the links at the bottom of this page. There’s an FAQ section and a question/comment section on the bottom of that page. If you have further questions, please contact your school’s PTO Co-Presidents. Please sign up as soon as possible, so you and your family’s contact information can be included in the directory when it is printed in the fall. Although directories are only printed once, quarterly updates will be sent via email (in PDF format).
WHAT’s NEW and IMPROVED?
This online service enables parents to manage how they want to share their contact information. Parents enter family information one time and in one place for all the children in their household no matter which schools they attend. The system will promote children on July 1st and automatically reassigns their school when moving up to middle school or high school, so you never need to update your information until your contact information changes. Also, you may edit your information at any time. In addition, families with two households can each manage their own login information.
Why do I have to do this if my child’s school has our information?
Yes, each school has your information on file for school purposes. However, the online service gives families the ability to provide their information to the PTOs and to make changes to that information, include different information or delete information. By signing up online it gives families greater control of what information they want to share with their school community through their PTO. Please note if your personal information has changed be sure to update it on the PTO Directory Service AND with the main office of your child’s school.
How is my contact information distributed?
PTOs distribute printed directories in the fall at Back to School nights. Directories will then be updated quarterly and sent out via email in a PDF format. Please note, your information cannot be accessed online from individuals who are not part of Niskayuna PTO leadership. Please send questions and comments via this website form (click).
What if I want to opt out of the directory?
We encourage you to please register your family, even if you only provide the name(s) of your students, so that all students will be included and represented. You may include your family’s name and then choose to opt out your child’s and/or family’s contact information.
The Niskayuna PTO Council is an organization that coordinates each of the Niskayuna Schools’ PTOs. The members of the council are made of each school’s PTO Co-Presidents and an Executive Board, as well as all of the principals, and the Superintendent of Schools. The goal of the PTO Council is to foster and promote the relationship among school, home and community to attain highest advantages for academic, physical, mental, cultural, and social development of all youth in the Niskayuna Central School District.