2023-2024 Family Handbook

2023-2024 Family Handbook APPROVED – Spanish


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Mission Statement:

At Finn Academy, a K through 6 charter school, we promote an inclusive, rigorous and nurturing environment to best prepare our children for their future and to cultivate a community of scholars, leaders and friends.

Graduate Profile:

All Finn Academy graduates will have the skills, knowledge and access to confidently explore their dreams.  Scholars will successfully engage with critical and creative thinking, and nurture themselves and their community.



Dress Code

To create a sense of community and a strong culture, Finn Academy will adhere to a dress code.

Finn Academy Uniform Policy

Uniform Descriptions & FAQs

A few Finn friendly uniform sites are listed below:

French Toast School UniformsFrench Toast Uniforms Logo
School Code: QS5GXMX
Finn Academy French Toast School Website

Old Navy


The Children’s Place



Do You Suspect Abuse or Maltreatment

Finn Academy Complaint Policy UPDATED June 2022

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

Parents’ Bill of Rights

Parents Right to Know

Change of Address Form

FOIL Notice-Policy

Finn Lunch Program

Finn Family Crew

DASA Incident Reporting Form


Parent Resources

Family Support

Parent to Parent of NYS-Parent Support Group


210 12th Street, Watkins Glenn, N.Y. 14891

Assists families and caregivers of children with special needs gain access to information about supports, services, and referrals to professionals in their region.

Economic Opportunity Program (EOP)

(607) 734-6174

650 Baldwin Street Elmira, NY 14901

A Community Action Agency that has multiple programs for Family Development, Youth Care and Child Care.

Chemung County Department of Social Services

(607) 737-5309

425 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY 14902

Responsible for eligibility determination of social services programs including; TANF, Safety Net, Food Stamps, HEAP, Medicaid, Also provides services through Child Protective and Adult Protective Units.

Finger Lakes Developmental Disabilities Service Office (DDSO)

(607) 732-9270

163 Sullivan Street Bldg. #5, Elmira, NY 14901

Responsible for developing and providing comprehensive services for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.


KirchDevelopmental Services Center

(585) 275-2986

GolisanoChildren’s Hospital Box 671 601 Elmwood Avenue Rochester, NY 14642

KirchDevelopmental Services Center is the primary clinical program of the Division of Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.We provide services to children with developmental delays and disabilities such asautism, cerebral palsy, spinabifida, and intellectual disability.

Speech and Hearing Clinic

(800) 935-6472

Elmira College, One Park Place, Elmira, New York, 14901

Elmira College has an on-campus Speech and Hearing Clinic that offers clinical audiology and speech-language pathology services to members of the campus and Elmira communities.


Speech 607-737-7804, 607-737-4499

ArnotHealth provides services in pediatric speech, occupational therapy, as well as physical therapy in outpatient facilities.

Able 2

(607) 734-7107

1118 Charles StreetElmira, NY 14904

Able2 is committed to providing compassionate care and comprehensive services by licensed professionals in dentistry, therapy, podiatry and audiology. Our staff is trained in the unique care involved with treating individuals with special needs.

Parent Information

Franziska Racker Centers


3226 Wilkins Road, Ithaca, New York 14850

Franziska Racker Centers is a voluntary not-for-profit dedicated to creating opportunities for people with special needs. Throughout the organization’s history, our goal has always been to be responsive to the needs of individuals not only to provide services, but also to offer each person and family opportunities for growth and learning.

Center for Parent Information and Resources

35 Halsey St., Fourth Floor, Newark, NJ 07102

C.P.I.R.serves as a central resource of information and products to the community of Parent Training Information Centers and the Community Parent Resource Centers, so that they can focus their efforts on serving families of children with disabilities.

Star Bridge


1650 South Avenue, Suite 200, Rochester, NY 14620

Star Bridge partners with people with disabilities, their families, and others who support them, to realize fulfilling possibilities in education, employment, health, and community living.

Autism Research Institute


4182 Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA 92116

Online educational events for parents and caretakers and continuing education credit for physicians, teachers, dietitians, and occupational therapists