West Genesee District e-Newsletter

October 9, 2020

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October 16 is a Half-Day for Students

Mark Your Calendars: Friday, October 16 will be a Superintendent's Workshop Day and a half-day for ALL students with the following dismissal times:

  • High School: 10:31 a.m. (AM BOCES students will attend; PM BOCES students will NOT attend)
  • CMS: 10:13 a.m.
  • WGMS: Bus Dismissal/6th grade Parent Pickup at 10:00 a.m.; 5th Grade Pickup/Students on Bicycles at 10:10 a.m.
  • All Elementary Buildings: Buses Load and Dismiss at 11:00-11:15 a.m.; Student Pick-Up at 11:15-11:30 a.m.

Notes from West Genesee Nurses: COVID-19 Toolkit

We would like to call your attention to new, unexpected information received on Thursday, October 1 from the New York State Department of Health entitled “Pre-K to Gr 12 COVID-19 Toolkit. Some of this information will be familiar to you as it relates to those things you must consider when deciding if your child can come to school. Included are details for when your child is showing symptoms of COVID-19 and what is needed for your child to return to school.

To read the rest of the message click here.

District Reopening Information: New Items Added (FAQ/Transportation/Food Service/Technology)

After receiving the New York State Department of Health and New York State Education Department’s guidance document earlier this month, the West Genesee Central School District started working to adopt the model and create our own Reopening Plan.

West Genesee formed a COVID-19 Task Force early this year which has been exploring options for the safe reopening of our schools. The District has also been working with a regional group of school districts through OCM BOCES to share information and best practices. Based on the committee’s recommendations and the regional group’s work, in accordance with the new state guidelines, West Genesee submitted an initial plan to New York State by the July 31 deadline.

Below is additional information concerning the reopening of schools.

Click here for more information including links to videos of all Talks with the Superintendent and Panels, guidelines for reopening, and other important resources.

Job Openings in the District

The West Genesee School District is looking for Substitute Bus Drivers, Substitute Bus Attendants, and Substitute School Nurses (both RN's and LPN's). Please refer to westgenesee.org for non-instructional applications and mail or email completed applications to:

Mr. David Cirillo, Director of Staff Relations, West Genesee Central School District, 300 Sanderson Drive, Camillus, NY 13031 or kfredericks@westgenesee.org.

Upcoming Events

  • October 12, 2020 No School - Columbus Day
  • October 16, 2020 Superintendent's Workshop Day - Half-Day for Students (See dismissal times listed in the article above.)
  • October 21, 2020 Board of Education Claims Audit Sub-Committee Meeting - 6:15 p.m. - High School Library Classroom
  • October 21, 2020 Board of Education Meeting - 7:00 p.m. - High School Library