West Genesee District e-Newsletter

December 17, 2020

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WGHS Students Inducted into Business and Marketing Honor Society

Eight West Genesee High School students were inducted into the Business and Marketing Honor Society in coordination with the Business Teachers Association of NYS (BTANYS) this month.

Congratulations to the inductees Amanda Casolare, Michael Ciciarelli, Brenna Dickey, Jack Garvey, Kerrigan Nish, Alex Rosa, Bradley Smith, and James Tully.

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Sports Wrap-up for Fall 2020 Recognizes Athletes

The Sports Wrap-up is a section from the Communicator that is published at the end of each athletic season. This section lists all of the teams, comments from coaches, and awards received by the athletes.

Click here to access the Sports Wrap-up for Fall 2020.

Happy Holidays from West Genesee Central School District

On behalf of the Board of Education and the Administration of the West Genesee Central School District, we wish you a Joyous Holiday Season and a Happy New Year! The wonderful artwork was provided by WGHS students Julia Griffith, Lucy Neimeier, and Orion Stress. Great job!

WGHS Brass Ensemble Presents Christmas Carols...Enjoy!

West Genesee Streamlines our COVID-19 Communication

West Genesee has launched a chart on our website’s COVID Info/Updates page that will provide the community with current information regarding positive cases as confirmed by the Onondaga County Health Department. The chart will include the date the case was confirmed and the impacted building or school. The chart also indicates how many individuals the Onondaga County Health Department places in mandatory quarantine based on contact tracing data.

Click here to read the full article.

Click here to directly view the chart.

Reminder: All West Genesee school buildings started fully remote learning today Thursday, December 17, 2020. We anticipate resuming the hybrid (in-person/remote Grades 5-12) and in-person (Grades K-4) learning on Monday, January 4, 2021. Should information change, we will notify families. Click here for more information.

Reminder: Free Breakfast and Lunch

The USDA has granted ALL students in the United States FREE breakfast and lunch for this entire school year due to the COVID pandemic. Orders can be placed at: https://westgenesee.nutrislice.com/menu/.

Kindergarten Registration has Begun

Kindergarten Registration for the 2021-2022 school year opened virtually on December 1, 2020 and will go until March 31, 2021. This will allow our families to register their children from the comfort of their home or office. Please click here to start the Virtual Registration process. This will schedule a telemeeting with you.

When registering, parents should be prepared to upload the following:

  • proof of residency (ie. mortgage or property statement or signed lease agreement)
  • proof of immunizations
  • proof of age

A physical examination is also required and a dental certificate is requested for entry into kindergarten. These examinations should be done up to one year prior to the first day of school. Children who enter kindergarten this fall must be five years of age on or before December 1, 2021.

To access the most updated health requirements as of August 2, 2020, click here.

For additional information about registering your student, go to the Registration section of the website, email the Central Registrar at centralregistrar@westgenesee.org, or call them at (315) 487-4683.

WGCSD Strategic Plan: Calls for Commentary

Every year, the West Genesee CSD Strategic Planning Team comes together to review our progress toward improvement and make recommendations for continued growth. One of the key pieces of feedback is from our staff, students, and community.

Please take a few minutes to complete this survey by clicking here. Tell us about our areas of strength and opportunities for growth.

Thank you for helping us get better -- every day.

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Emergency Closing Information is Important!

Announcements about school closings, delayed openings, or early dismissal will be posted on the News Headlines section of the District website home page. They are also broadcast on Twitter, Facebook, and the following stations which you can access by clicking here.

SchoolMessenger communications software allows us to send emails, texts, and make phone calls. (Phone calls will be used for emergency situations only.)

Parent/Guardians and staff will NOT need to sign-up to receive information from schools that you are registered for in Schooltool. (You will have the option to opt-out if you choose not to receive emails, texts, and/or phone calls. To receive texts, you also have to opt-in per the instructions in the Tips article below. )

For more information go to the website and click on Communications Info/School App from the Connect section of the home page.

Are you Receiving All of our Communications? Helpful Tips about the SchoolMessenger Communication System:

  • To be sure that you are receiving all emails sent from the District/schools/teachers please periodically check your spam/junk/promotions folder for emails with @westgenesee.org, then mark that they are not spam/junk/promotions.
  • To be sure that you are receiving text messages this year from WGCSD or your school(s) Text a "Y" or "Yes" to 67587

If you still have questions about receiving emails and/or text from WGCSD please email them to publications@westgenesee.org.

Upcoming Events

  • December 17-23, 2020 All West Genesee School Buildings will Switch to Fully Remote Learning
  • December 24, 2020 - January 1, 2021 Holiday Recess - No School
  • January 4, 2021 School Back in Session