The Gowanda Central School District, like many schools and communities across the nation, is engaged in a constant effort to keep their students healthy, safe and free of the abuse of alcohol and other drugs. In fact, surveys show that kids who stay drug-free cite parental disapproval as the main reason they abstain. Unfortunately, too few kids report having had meaningful discussions with their parents about alcohol and other drugs.
In an effort to educate parents about the growing concerns of students using and experimenting with drugs and alcohol, our strategy is to require that one parent or guardian attend our District’s Drug & Alcohol Parent Forum Video. In coordination with the Village of Gowanda Police Department, the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Department and Kids Escaping Drugs, the Drug & Alcohol Parent Forum is a 90-minute program that addresses recognition of drugs and drug paraphernalia, signs and symptoms of abuse, health risks associated with abuse and your liability as a parent for hosting and/or purchasing alcohol and other drugs.
Viewing this video is mandatory for all parents/guardians of students new or re-enrolling to Gowanda Middle School and Gowanda High School. You must view the video to allow your child to participate in any MS/HS special events. Specialevents include, but are not limited to: athletic teams, musicals/plays, school clubs and organizations, school dances (middle school and high school), field trips (music, athletic and classroom-related) and the Junior/Senior Prom.
One adult per household is required to attend one session. Once met, this requirement is valid for the remainder of your child’s career in each school.
Thank you in advance for your compliance and for your support of this important effort to prevent substance abuse in our school and community. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to call the school offices at 716-532-3325 ext. 6002 (HS) or ext. 5003 (MS).
Gowanda Central School district uses Schoology as our Learning Management Platform. Students’ dashboards provide access to all class information, school messaging, school “media” and information posts.
post learning materials and student assignments.
grade digital assignments
provide feedback on learning to students
post class and school messages
send individual messages to students and parents.
access current learning materials
view assignments and due dates
access assignment grades and current averages
receive class and school updates and messages
send messages to teachers and advisors.
access student dashboards to view learning materials, assignments, grades, current averages
receive email notifications daily or weekly on grades
You will need one of your child’s 9 digit I.D. #. Once your account is approved you will automatically gain access to all of your children.
To ensure that you will receive emails from the portal, please add email@example.com to your address book. Once your account is approved you will receive an email notifying you of your approval.
Parent Portal is reviewed daily for requests for new accounts. If you do not receive an email within a few days of applying, please contact Carol Denny at 532-3325 Ext. 6018 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Portal– Student usernames are graduation year + first name + last initial with the student’s common password.