WCCS District eNotes Monthly Update

March 2021

The Mission at Wayland-Cohocton Central School District:

To ensure high levels of learning for all students.

The Vision at Wayland-Cohocton Central School District:

To continuously develop our capacity to function as a collaborative culture.

Our Values/Beliefs at Wayland-Cohocton Central School District:

  • Students are our priority.
  • In working alongside our community and families to ensure student success.
  • In the importance of providing a healthy, safe and secure environment.
  • In acting with integrity and treating all with compassion and respect.
  • Everyone deserves the support needed to engage in continuous growth and improvement.
  • In a culture of collaboration that requires collective responsibility and individual accountability.

Awards | Accomplishments | Celebrations:

Golden Eagle Staff Award

Congratulations to Mrs. Walker and Mrs. McKelvey. Thanks for being a Golden Eagle and making sure we have high levels of learning for all our students!
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Hard Work Spotlights True Professionalism Everyday at WCCS

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Curriculum & Instruction:

FREE Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK)

The Wayland Central School District, in collaboration with Pro Action Head Start, offers a Prek program for 4-year-old children who live within the district. This is a curriculum-based, Kindergarten Readiness program that is offered free of charge to all enrolled children. Since there are a limited number of slots, selection for PreK program is completed through a lottery system. Applications must be completed by April 1, 2021 to be considered in the first-round lottery draw. We will continue to accept applications beyond that date however, applications received after April 1st, 2021 may result in your child being placed on a waitlist. Information will be sent out to all known eligible families in the district based on our census. Please watch for flyers and the district website for postings of dates and times to sign up to complete an application. If you want more information or know of someone who should have received the information but didn't, please contact Rosemary White at (585) 384-5234 or by email at rwhite@wccsk12.org.

Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences

Thursday, March 11

Elementary and Middle School conferences will be from 12:30-8:00pm and High School conferences will be from 3:30-8:00pm. All conferences will be virtual.

Please see the video below for virtual conference tips to get ready for your child's conference. You should be hearing from a staff member from school to set-up a conference for your student. If you have not heard from school to set-up a conference and you would like to meet, please contact your child's teacher(s).

Read Across America Week - March 15-19

Mrs. Walsh's Grade 2 Writing Celebration

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Other: | Miscellaneous:

Quote: Your mind is like tofu - it tastes like whatever you marinate it in.


Get Moving to Beat the Winter Blahs

It’s easy in the winter to feel the blues. Exercise is a great way to do something for you, stay healthy, and lift your spirits. Moving every day can improve your mood, help you sleep better, and reduce stress. Take a walk, join a virtual running challenge, try yoga or bodyweight exercises.

How Many Hours of Sleep do you Really Need?

Sunday, March 14 we "spring ahead." Meaning we turn our clocks ahead one hour, but we might want to go to bed an hour earlier too. Did you know that children between the ages of 5-10 need 10 to 11 hours of sleep each night. Teens need 8 to 10 hours and adults need 7-9 hours of sleep each night, says the National Sleep Foundation. Kids who get enough sleep have improved attention, behavior, learning, memory, and overall mental and physical health.

Upcoming Events:

  • March is Women's History Month
  • Tuesday, March 2 (3:00-5:00pm): 100% Remote Learner Supply Pick-up
  • March 10 and March 22 (6:00pm ): Board of Education meeting
  • Sunday, March 14: Daylight Savings Time Starts (set your clocks 1hour ahead so you are not late to school)
  • March 15-19 Read Across America Week
  • March 17: St. Patrick's Day
  • March 29 - April 2: Spring Break - No School