Southern Cayuga Jr/Sr High School
2384 Route 34B -- Aurora, NY 13026
Phone: 315.364.7111 -- Fax: 315.364.8207

Mr. Luke A. Carnicelli, Principal 

Mission Statement: The Mission of Southern Cayuga Jr/Sr High School is to create an environment that is conducive to personal and academic excellence. This will be accomplished by creating a school community that embodies the principles of being: Safe, Respectful, Responsible, and Kind.

2013-2014 Motto: "Inspire Greatness"

2013-2014 Announcements (Click the links below)

Sept 2013 Newsletter
2013-2014 SCCS Calendar
2013-2014 Course Offerings 
2013-2014 Student Handbook
 Advisement Program Brochure
2013-2014 Jr HS Program
2013-2014 Student Supply List 

First Day of School: September 4, 2013

Gradebook Login

SchoolCenter Picture Principal's Message

August 21, 2013

Greetings and welcome to the 2013-2014 school year!I hope the summer break was joyous and restful for you and your family. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all our students especially our incoming 7th grade students. During the next few weeks, construction to our school will be nearing completion. All construction work is scheduled to be complete prior to the start of school. This summer we have been busy filling a number of teaching positions in our district, many due to retirements and leaves. The following positions have been filled: Mr. Kotler (Sr HS English); Mr. Beck (Sr HS Social Studies); Mr. Lind (Jr HS Social Studies); Mr. Cardinale part-time Science (Earth Science); Ms. DeTomaso (Jr HS Special Education); Ms. Varney (Speech Pathologist); Ms. Allen (Jr HS Spanish/English Second Language).  

As we start this school year, we cordially invite parents and students to an informal open house the day before school begins on September 3rd from 1-3 pm. During the open house, students will get another copy of their most current schedule to locate their 2013-2014 classroom/locker locations and practice their lock combination to minimize any confusion on the first day of school. 

Our first day of school is on Wednesday, September 4, 2013. Students in grades 9-12 will report to the Auditorium at 7:45 a.m.for our opening day exercise and students in grades 7 & 8 will report to their advisement class by 7:40 a.m. This year, as previously discussed, we will have two distinct schedules; one for grades 7/8 and 9-12. Our school day hours this year will begin at 7:45 a.m. for grades 9-12 and 7:40 a.m. for grades 7 & 8. All students in grades 7-12 will end their day at 2:25p.m.

While we have changed our schedule configuration to distinctly separate Jr High from Sr High, we continue to believe that all students should strive for personal and academic excellence. By offering rigorous courses, strong academic initiatives (such as project-based learning activities), advisement mentoring, technology-based instruction, etc… we are preparing our students for success in the future. 
With the new year upon us, it is important that all students take a few moments to organize themselves for the beginning of the year. It is very important to me that students have an enjoyable and successful year. I am afirm believer in setting goals and I ask that you help your child set and develop a plan to achieve their goals. Be sure to discuss your child’s progress and familiarize yourself with the student handbook. You can help your child reach his/her goals by: 

1. Reviewing their planner each week to ensure homework assignments are completed.
2. Agreeing on a set time and place for homework completion.
3. Setting up specific times to review your child’s weekly or marking period progress.
4. Developing a system of rewards to honor your child’s commitment to successfully completing school work. 

Should you have any questions, please call the Jr/Sr High School at 364.7111 ext. 2103 or 2114. As always, if there is anything I can answer or assist with, please do not hesitate to call or email me at 364.7111 x2103 or CarnicelliL@southerncayuga.org.


Luke A. Carnicelli, Principal
Southern Cayuga Jr/Sr High School    

SC Jr/Sr High School Community Advisory meetings will be held during the 2013-2014 school year. Meetings will be held on the following dates: 10/11/13, 12/12/13, 3/6/14, 5/5/14. All meetings will be held in room 124 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. unless scheduled differently. Agendas for each meeting are sent via email.

2013-2014 Grades 7-12 Calendar  

SCCS Open House/Meet & Greet -- September 3, 1-3pm
First Day of School -- September 4

SAT registration deadline -- September 6
BOE meeting -- September 9, 7pm
School pictures -- September 11
Senior Class magazine sale begins -- September 16
rades 7-12 Open House -- September 19, 6:30-8pm
BOE meeting -- September 23, 7pm
ACT registration deadline -- September 27

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Updated 8/21/13

Southern Cayuga Jr/Sr High School does not restrict students on the basis of
race/ethnicity, religion, physical handicap subject to medical eligibility,
or gender.