Schlegel Safari

October 2019

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A letter from your Principals!

Dear Families,

These first weeks of school have been busy with teachers working with students to create a classroom community. The classroom community provides support to students as they learn new skills and is created to help students feel safe and secure to take risks in their learning. It is important for our students to feel connected to their classmates, their teachers and their school. Research has shown that when students feel they are part of a community, their growth in their learning increases as well as their self esteem.

We hope that your parent teacher conferences have been a positive experience in which valuable information has been exchanged. Your role is so important in your child's educational experience. Our teachers value your perspective and support. Please feel that you can reach out at any time to share information or concerns with your child's teachers.

And in closing, we hope many of you will be able to join in the PTSA family night on October 25 from 6-8 pm.

With smiles,

Francine Leggett & Robin Jennings

Principal and Assistant Principal


October 2019

Whisker’s Wellness Corner

Almost a month into our school year already! It is a good time to reflect on how we are all adjusting to our back to school schedule. Kids are settling into the routine of school and making connections with their classmates and school. Please be sure to let us know if you have any concerns with how your child is doing, either at home or at school.

  • Schlegel Road participates in the Backpack Club! We work in conjunction with a Webster church to provide a Friday food distribution to support families who may need a little extra “child friendly” food and snacks to get through the weekend. A bag of food is sent home with each participating child on Fridays. This program has been very successful in the past and families have found it helpful. Please know children’s names are kept confidential and not shared with the church. If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Riesenberger.

  • Life brings changes - Confidential support is always available for your child(ren) to assist through transitions of any kind. In addition, we can help in finding support for community resources your family may need. Please do not hesitate to contact us.

  • Check out the programs at Webster Recreation Center for some great opportunities for your family to be more involved in our community. Their Fall 2019 Program Guide can be found here:

Joan Riesenberger

School Social Worker
(585) 217-4753

Diana Sullivan

School Psychologist

(585) 217-4723



Those Lousy Bugs:

Head lice are always in season, even more so as the weather gets colder. Head lice are also an equal opportunity pest. If your child is scratching his/her head, you may want to check for lice. Other symptoms may include:

  • a tickling feeling or a sensation of something moving in the hair;

  • irritability and sleeplessness

  • sores on the head caused by scratching. These sores caused by scratching can sometimes become infected with bacteria normally found on a person’s skin.

Head lice are transmitted through brushes, pillows, towels, hats and head-to-head contact. Please remind your children:

  • Avoid head-to-head (hair-to-hair) contact during play and other activities at home, school, and elsewhere (sports activities, playground, slumber parties, camp).

  • Do not share clothing such as hats, scarves, coats, sports uniforms, hair ribbons, or barrettes.

  • Do not share combs, brushes, or towels. Disinfest combs and brushes used by an infested person by soaking them in hot water (at least 130°F) for 5-10 minutes.

  • Do not lie on beds, couches, pillows, carpets, or stuffed animals that have recently been in contact with an infested person.

Control of the environment is the greatest factor in preventing reinfestation. Head lice cannot live away from their human host for more than 24 hours. Nits take 7-10 days to hatch, another 7-10 days to mature and live approximately 30 days on a host. Lice cannot live on pets. Steps to control the environment include:

  • Machine wash and dry clothing, bed linens, and other items that an infested person wore or used during the 2 days before treatment using the hot water (130°F) laundry cycle and the high heat drying cycle. Clothing and items that are not washable can be dry-cleaned OR sealed in a plastic bag and stored for 2 weeks.

  • Vacuum the floor and furniture, particularly where the infested person sat or lay. However, spending too much time and money on house cleaning activities is not necessary to avoid reinfestation by lice or nits that may have fallen off the head or crawled onto furniture or clothing.

  • Do not use fumigant sprays or fogs; they are not necessary to control head lice and can be toxic if inhaled or absorbed through the skin.

Webster Central School District is a No-Nit District. Nits are laid by live lice. If nits are identified, the student must go home. Consult your healthcare provider for appropriate treatment. The student will not be allowed back in school until all nits are removed. A parent/guardian must accompany the student to school the next day (do not send on the bus) so the school nurse can check the student’s hair for nits. If any are present, the student must go home. When the student re-enters school, the school nurse will check for nits at 7, 10, 14, 21 and 30days.

Kristen Estelle, RN

Rachael Rock, RN

Schlegel Rd Health Office

Phone (585) 216-6023/ Fax (585)216-6016

For more information: or select Departments/select Health Office-District/select Lice Information from the sidebar.

Be sure to note the following on your Calendars!

Friday, October 25 - PTSA Fall Dance/Costume Party

Thursday, October 31 - PTSA Fall Dance/Scarecrow Contest

Parent Conferences: Students will be dismissed at 10:20

Thursday, October 24

Friday, October 25

Please be sure to plan for your child to arrive home early on all three days.

Parents will meet with their child’s teacher twice a year, once in October and once in March. You will receive two reports cards summarizing your student’s progress towards the end of the year goals-one in February and one in June.

A Note from the Main Office

Parents –

When writing a bus pass for your child, please include the following information: Date, Student Name, Teacher Name, Bus # and correct address of where they are going.

Bus number and destination address: please contact friend’s parent to obtain this information.


If you decide to bus your children home and not send to Wondercare, please call Transportation at 265-3840 to find out the bus number and closest bus stop to your house. Send in a note for a bus pass with all that information. Thank you.


November 12 @ 6PM

January 14 @ 4PM

March 17 @ 6PM

May 19 @ 6PM

Please consider joining PTSA & attending our meetings to plan & support our

Schlegel Road family events!


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