Thursday, June 25, 2009

New VADIR Website

Hi folks,

A very observant reader VADIR surfer noticed that the old website listed here for the VADIR Q&A Document is no longer active. Absolutely right, and thanks for keeping me on my toes. Just testing to see if you're out there!!!

Recently, NYSED has made some changes, and consequently that is reflected in its websites too. School Safety has changed areas from "Student Support Services" to "Safe Schools and Alternative Education."

Along with that move has come a new web address for all those handy references you'll need when pulling together your VADIR documentation. You can link directly from the title of this post or click here:

Thanks for noticing, and stay safe!


Monday, June 22, 2009

Let's Be "Friends"

Hi Folks!

"Friend Us!" That's right - you can now find the New York State Center for School Safety on Facebook.

Just type us in at the top right in the "search" box.

Then click on "Become a Fan." (Ok - "Fan Us" just didn't have the same cachet!)

We'll be sending out periodic updates to let you know what we're doing - we do oh, so much more than VADIR.

If you don't already have an account, you will have to establish one. But hey, in addition to becoming a fan of the NYSCSS, you'll have a blast finding all those long lost folks you have been wanting to get back in touch with. You can also make "friends" with someone who is sitting right next to you, but I'll let you discover all the fun on your own.

See you in another part of the web!

Stay safe,

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

The Road Show Is Back!!!

Hi folks,

You may have thought you said it to yourself, but your trusty VADIR Raider has heard you wondering "hmmmm, when will VADIR training be held in my region this year???"

You only have to think it, and here you are:

2009 Violent and Distruptive Incident Reporting Training Sessions

August 11, 2009
9:00 - 12:00
Contact Erin Brewer or Pat Gogol, Capital Region Student Support Services Center,
(518) 464-3941

August 11, 2009
9:00 - 12:00
Contact Jane Ogilvie, Western Region Student Support Services Center, (716) 821-7550

August 12, 2009
Mid-State Region:
9:00 - 12:00

Syracuse City School District Session
1:00 - 3:00

Contact Lee Beals, Mid-State Regional Student Support Services Center, (315) 431-8556

August 13, 2009
9:00 - 12:00
Contact Joan Vitkus, Mid-West Regional Student Support Services Center, (585) 344-7571

August 17
Long Island

AM Session: Western Suffolk BOCES
Contact Susan Kessler, Long Island Regional Student Suport Services Center, (631) 595-6814

PM Session: Nassau BOCES
Contact Peter LaDuca, 516-396-2388

August 18, 2009
10:00 - Noon
Contact Tammy Rhein, Hudson Valley Student Support Services Center, 845-255-4874

August 20, 2009
Charter Schools - NYC
AM Session
Contact Greg Bayduss, NYSED, 518-486-7327

August 25, 2009
Hudson Valley
9:00 - 12:00
Contact Tammy Rhein, Hudson Valley Student Support Services Center, 845-255-4874

See you at one of the sessions!!!

Stay safe,