District-wide ENews Notes

September 30, 2021


  • Fri., Oct. 1 - Sat., Oct. 2 - Fall Weekend
  • Fri., Oct. 1 - HF-L PTA Meeting, High School, 8 p.m.
  • Sat., Oct. 2 - Fall Weekend Parade, Village of Honeoye Falls, 12:30 p.m.
  • Sat., Oct. 2 - Alumni Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, H.S. Cafe., 4:30 p.m.
  • Wed., Oct. 6 - Art Booster Club, Middle School Art Rm., 5:30 p.m.
  • Fri., Oct. 8 - Professional Development Day - Staff in Session, Students Not in Session
  • Sun., Oct. 10 - Youth Trophy Cup Run, Middle School, 1 p.m.
  • Mon., Oct. 11 - Columbus Day - No School
  • Tues., Oct. 12 - Board of Education Meeting, 7 p.m.
  • Thurs., Oct 14. - District-wide Early Release and Emergency Notification Drill
  • Thurs., Oct. 14 - HF-L PTA Meeting, High School, 8 p.m.
  • Tues., Oct. 19 - Safety Committee Meeting, Location: TBD, 3:45 p.m.
  • Tues., Oct. 26 - Board of Education Meeting, 7 p.m.
  • Wed., Oct. 27 - Music Booster Club Meeting, H.S. Chorus Rm., 7 p.m.
  • Sat., Oct. 30 - Community Band Concert, District Aud., 7 p.m.

**NOTE: As the school year begins, please recognize that the District's online calendar will house the most accurate District and building events.

Inside HF-L Fall 2021

HF-L Hosts Gerry Petersen-Incorvaia Ph.D., October 6th - 8th

Gerry Petersen-Incorvaia Ph.D. is a Solution Tree associate, author, and former superintendent for educational services in Arizona. His work focuses on ensuring all students have access to a guaranteed and viable curriculum.


Dr. Petersen-Incorvaia guides the tight alignment of rigorous curriculum, balanced assessment, and targeted interventions and enrichments. He does this work by ensuring that collaborative teams of teachers, administrators, and other stakeholders engage with this important work.

Chow Hut Needs Volunteers

The Sports Booster's Chow Hut needs volunteers this weekend and through the fall. We are very short help for Saturday's Football game so please sign up to help if you can. 100% of the funds raised go back to our school Athletic Program. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4eadaa29a6fb6-2021

Cougar Vacation Care Available

Cougar Vacation Care is available for students in grades K-5 Friday, October 8 from 6:30 am - 6:00 pm located at Manor School. Registration is available by going to:


https://www.familyid.com/hfl-community-programs/cougar-vacation-care-october-8-2021-superintendent-s-conference-day


Any questions please contact the Community Programs Office at 624-7068.

HF-L BOE Seeking Committee Members

The Board of Education is seeking committee members to establish an Honorary Naming Committee. This sub-committee will be created and be led by the Board of Education and Policy Committee to be charged with recommending both policy and administration regulation recommendations to the Board of Education for consideration regarding naming district facilities in honor of worthy individuals.


If you are interested in becoming a member of this committee, please email, Rhonda Schaefer at rhonda.schaefer@hflcsd.org by no later than Friday, October 15, 2021.

SAT Math Prep Class

SAT Math Prep Class is offered through Community Programs. October 6 - 27. This effective class is designed to teach you how to improve your performance on the SAT. The primary intent of this class is to examine the tricks and tactics that will enhance your score. Some math reviews will also be included. Practice exams and problem sets will accompany the class.

Scheduled to accommodate students taking SAT at HFL on 11/6/2021.

For more information or to register contact the Community Programs Office https://registration.hflcsd.org/searchResults.cfm?couID=17

HF-L Cougar Apparel Sale

Get your HFL Cougar gear here! It's once again time for the Sports Boosters Club Fall Apparel Store to be open! Store closes 10/1. Please note that some items may take longer than stated to receive. The supply chain for these items changes monthly, thank you in advance for your patience. https://hflboosters21-1.itemorder.com/

HF-L Hosts Anne Beninghof October 13th & 14th

Renowned author and co-teaching expert, Anne Beninghof is scheduled to visit the District on October 13, 2021, and October 14, 2021. Beninghof will be in the District to observe current co-teaching models and provide embedded co-teaching support.


Co-teaching is an instructional approach for reaching the wide range of student needs in today’s inclusive classrooms.


Beninghof is an internationally recognized consultant and trainer with more than 33 years of experience in the field of education. Currently, she co-teaches part-time to design instruction for heterogeneous classrooms. In both her presenting and writing, Beninghof focuses on creative, practical solutions for more effectively including students with diverse learning needs in general education classrooms.


Beninghof has authored several books including Co-Teaching that Works: Structures and Strategies for Maximizing Student Learning, Super Strategies for Everyday Teaching, Specially Designed Instruction: Increasing Success for students with Disabilities, Caffeinated Learning: How to Design and Conduct Rich, Robust Professional Learning, and more.


Beninghof has conducted several Zoom sessions with HF-L staff in the past however this will be the first time she can come to the campus to work directly with teachers in classrooms.

HF-L Students Named Semifinalists in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program

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The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Three of these semifinalists are HF-L seniors, Simon Butler, Henry Shields, and Roan Torpey. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million! More information at https://www.hflcsd.org/news/what_s_new/2022_national_merit_scholarship_program.

HF-L Partners with Paper Tutoring Service

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On the September 14, 2021, Board of Education meeting, the board received an update on the District’s partnership with Paper, a digital tutoring service. This service is available to all HF-L students in grades 4-12 and will provide free, unlimited access to virtual tutoring sessions. These sessions are 1:1 and are available 24 hours a day. Students can access this using their ClassLink portal.

Using Paper, students get homework help, writing feedback, and study support on demand. Teachers gain insights into learning gaps. Administrators have visibility into where support is needed.

Spanish For The Elementary Years - Options for Online or in-person Lima Primary and Manor Elementary Schools

Get a head start on the language by joining us for an educationally oriented curriculum that is specifically designed for the K-5 students to learn the Spanish Language. This unique and exciting program features foundation vocabulary introduced through games, singing, and fun activities. Students can compound words and begin forming simple sentences. Early introduction increases the student's ability to absorb rather than translate the language. Class is open to new and returning students! For more information or to register go to the HF-L Community Programs website.

Youth Trophy Cup Runs

Youth Trophy Cup Runs is back this Fall, after a 1-year pandemic break. Year number 24!!! Bring your child(ren) and have a blast. Ages 5 - 12. Sunday, October 10 at 12:15 pm, behind the Manor School. Registration is available on the HF-L Community Programs website.

Community Events

Mendon Public Library


Mendon Public Library is open M-Th, 9 am - 8 pm. Friday and Saturday, 9 am - 3 pm.


Upcoming Weekly Events:

  • Tuesday Story Time at the Gazebo, 10 am, Rain or shine, bring your toddler for stories, songs, and simple crafts.
  • For Adults - Join us Tuesdays now through November, from 12:12 – 12:52 PM, to watch a book review on the “big screen” at Mendon Public Library. No reservation is needed. We will be showing the Fall 2021 Books Sandwiched In book reviews, provided by the FFRPL (Friends and Foundation of Rochester Public Library).

Beginner Hockey (Ages 4-9)

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NYSWYSA Free Soccer Event

New York State West Youth Soccer Association (NYSWYSA) is focusing on an initiative to engage children in healthy activities by staging a free day of soccer in the fall.

NYSWYSA will run a free soccer event in Rochester/Webster to introduce the children to soccer in hopes to get them involved in the sport.

The event is completely free, and each participant will receive a gift (small soccer ball, water bottle, drawstring bag).

ANNUAL HF-L BOO EVENT

JOIN YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY, AND NEIGHBORS IN THE SECOND ANNUAL HF-L BOO EVENT! What is BOO-ing? A Halloween boo is a little gift or treats left anonymously by a friend or neighbor during the Halloween holiday. Last year, the event was started because of the restrictions to trick-or-treat due to COVID-19. This year due to the overwhelming popularity, the community event is BACK! In the first year of the HF-L BOO EVENT, we came together to surprise over 500+ children in our district! Join us this year for hopefully a more successful and spooky event! • Visit the website to sign-up: https://hflhalloween.com/ • Join the Facebook group for up-to-date details and smiling photos: https://www.facebook.com/groups/hflboo2021/ I did not think I could love Halloween (or HF-L) more, but this booing event has made me immensely happy. It’s absolutely worth the effort to run and participate! Join us! Please join the fun, the season's here. Sign up to spread these BOO!

HF Blaze Travel Soccer Registration for the 2021-2022

HF Blaze Travel Soccer Registration for the 2021-2022 Blaze Season is open!! Please go to hfunited.org for access to the registration link and additional information. Registration is open for children born 2014-2004. You can also access the registration form directly by clicking on the following link: https://hfunited.sportngin.com/register/form/200828223

FREE Child Passenger Safety Seat Check Event- Saturday, October 2, 2021

Did you know? Over 90% of all child passenger safety seats are not used or installed properly, resulting in child passengers being placed at unnecessary risk while riding in motor vehicles. Please help us keep more children safe by sharing the attached flyer with the students/families attending your school. Thank you.

FREE Child Passenger Safety Seat Check Event from 9 am to 12noon on Saturday, October 2, 202, at the Lima Volunteer Ambulance Open House (9 am -2 pm) located at 7024 West Main Street, Lima, NY.

Free Electronic Recycling Drop Off

Every year Senator Gallivan and Assemblywoman Marge Byrnes host a Free E-cycle event with Sunnking Recycling Services. This year's event is on Saturday, October 2nd from 8:30am until Noon in the Avon Central School's High School parking lot.

Lima Ambulance Recruitment Event

Lima Ambulance will be hosting a recruitment event on 10/2/21 from 9 am to 2 pm. The event will include demonstrations, tours, Mercy Flight, State Police, and CarSeat Safety Technicians. Bring the family to learn more about our Volunteer Ambulance Corp.