SAANYS Connect

Coming next … Reopening Schools – Health and Safety Protocols and Communication to Families


SAANYS CONNECT is a new way to learn and share on the topics most vital to school leaders in NYS right now:

  • 30-40 minute panel conversations on current and rapidly evolving topics.
  • Each panel conversation consists of guest experts and SAANYS members.
  • The focus is on sharing experiences and providing you with expertise, resources and tools you can use now and as our current environment evolves.


Archive …


#4 – Provision of Special Education Services

May 28, 2020



Elmira City School District Special Education Services Plan

Slides from the Council of Administrators of Special Education – Phyllis Wolfram

NYSED State Guidance:


#3 – Grading and Graduation Requirements

May 14, 2020


Quarter 4 Grading Video for Parents – Shenendehowa Central School District

Schools are using different criteria to assign fourth quarter grades – NYSSBA OnBoard


Below are resources for reflecting on a grading policy.

#2 – Supporting and Working with Our School Communities

April 30, 2020


#1 – The Missing Children in Our School Communities

April 16, 2020



High School Reaching Disengaged Students – Shenendehowa Central Schools
Maintaining Privacy If Making Calls From Home
Home Visit Letter to Parents – Ron Agostinoni, Shenendehowa High School Principal
Help Desk Ticket Submission Guidelines – Shenendehowa Central Schools


MHANYS and the School Mental Health Resource and Training Center

is committed to supporting students, families and schools.  As always, our goal is to reduce stigma, support mental health in communities across NYS, and empower people to develop their own strategies for coping with stress.

Supporting the Mental Health and Wellness of Students and webinar recordings – Online training
(1-hour CTLE credit)

Coping Tools to Support Mental Health and Wellness
Resources for families and caregivers, including family education webinar series
Panel Discussions: Maintaining Mental Health in Schools During Social Distancing