School 17, located in the Botany Section of Clifton, opened its doors to the community of Clifton in September of 2004. It currently serves approximately 600 students in grades Pre-kindergarten through grade 5. We are the home of the Jaguars, where the students are “Leaping into the Future.”
SCHOOL #17 NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
On Friday, May 13, 2016, construction crews
will start paving on Lexington Avenue at Monroe Street and pave
toward Ackerman Avenue in Clifton. This date may change if
road construction crew falls behind schedule due to weather delays.
You can expect localized detours of several blocks during this
operation. Please plan to leave early in order to ensure your
child arrives to school on time. Please
be aware that parents will not be allowed to drive on to the school
access road while this work is taking place. Our access road
was designed as a one way street and we cannot accommodate both
incoming and outgoing traffic at the same time. All families
are encouraged to walk or use street parking and enter from the
Central Avenue sidewalk entrance while road construction is being
done directly in front of School 17. Only staff vehicles and
student buses will be permitted to use the Central Avenue as an
entrance during this time. Thank
you for your understanding and flexibility as we navigate the
improvements being made in our community. Safety is always our
number one concern, so please be very careful around the work site.
Our school is committed to creating a
positive learning environment where students are academically and
socially successful. As part of our strategic plan, we are
implementing a Positive Behavior Plan in order to create a positive
school climate. At School #17, we refer to this approach as
being a “Top Cat”, using the 6 Pillars of Good Character. Our
Positive Behavior Plan is designed to increase positive
student outcomes and decrease conduct infractions. Through a
team process, we have determined that being a “Top Cat” and using
the 6 Pillars of Good Character is a priority at School #17 and
every staff member is involved in recognizing our students for the
positive contributions they make in our school community. If
your child receives a “Top Cat Ticket”, please ask them what they
did to receive it and praise them. With this ticket, your
child will be entered into a raffle system to win one of many prizes
throughout the school year!
Trustworthiness (Integrity, Honesty,
Reliability, Loyalty) 2. Respect
(Golden Rule, Tolerance and Acceptance, Nonviolence, Courtesy) 3.
(Duty, Accountability, Pursue Excellence, Self-Control) 4.
(Fairness and Justice, Openness) 5. Caring
(Concern for Others, Charity) 6. Citizenship
(Do Your Share, Respect Authority and Law)
Parents sign your 1st through 8th grader
up early for Clifton Schools' Integrated Summer Enrichment
Experience (I.S.E.E)!!!! Visit our
ISEE page for more
information and to register!
Our recent PARCC Family
Exploration Night really came to life as over 100 School 17
third, fourth, and fifth grade families came out to
participate! It was truly amazing to see everyone
working with their family to experience the journey mapped
out for a web adventure on our Chromebooks. The web
site was strategically designed to enable families to work
on targeted areas that are important for college and career
readiness on their individual grade levels. If you
could not attend our event, please explore our PARCC Family
Exploration web site at
PARCC Family Exploration Website!!
School Anti-Bullying Specialist: Steven Anderson, Principal
(973) 458-6017 361 Lexington Avenue
Approved CBOE. This data is for educational and informational purposes only! It is subject to change and is not represented to be error free.
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