District-wide ENews Notes

January 6, 2023

Upcoming Dates

  • Mon., Jan. 9 - Sports Booster Club Meeting, H.S. Conf. Rm., 7 p.m.

  • Tues., Jan. 10 - Budget Study Session (followed by a regular BOE Mtg.), Lima Primary, 6 p.m.

  • Mon., Jan. 16 - Martin Luther King Jr. Observance - No School

  • Mon., Jan. 23 - HFLEA Executive Committee Meeting, High School, 3:15 p.m.

  • Tues., Jan. 24 - District Health & Safety Committee Mtg., 3:45 - 5:00 p.m.

  • Tues., Jan 24 - Budget Study Session (followed by a regular BOE Mtg.), Manor Intermediate, 6 p.m.

  • Wed., Jan. 25 - Music Booster Club Mtg., H.S. Chorus Rm., 7 p.m.

**NOTE: Please recognize that the District's online calendar will house the most accurate District and building events.

HF-L Lacrosse Winter Training

HF-L Lacrosse Winter Training Half Price! Register today for HF-L Lacrosse Winter Training for half off the remaining sessions, ending in March. Register at www.hfllax.org. Email us any questions at hfllax@hotmail.com.

Winter Reminders

With winter here and the weather changing, Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District would like to remind families of the District’s process used in making determinations about school closings. Schools are dismissed early or closed due to inclement weather, or other emergencies, when necessary to protect the safety and welfare of students and staff.

The District resides in a snow-belt and most storms can be managed effectively. For this reason, please assume school will be open and encourage students to be prepared for their next day’s studies. We understand that a decision to open or close in bad weather will have an impact on our families.

We consider many factors while making these decisions, including:

  • Current and projected weather conditions.
  • Road patrols that report the condition of local roads, sidewalks and parking lots, taking into account snow and ice, as well as other hazards such as downed trees or power lines. These reports also provide an assessment of the progress of snow clearing.
  • The District also communicates with local districts about the road conditions in surrounding areas.
  • Temperature and wind chill factors. Monroe and Livingston County Health Department recommends that we consider closing schools if the wind chill is expected to fall between -25 and -40 degrees.

When it is necessary to close or dismiss schools for any emergency, including inclement weather, announcements are made on local radio and television broadcasts as early as possible. The information is also communicated to parents through the notification system and posted on the District’s website.

When school is closed for the day or dismissed early, all evening school activities will be cancelled, including athletic practices and contests, club meetings and any other student after-school activities. The only exception would be a major District-wide event, such as a concert involving hundreds of students, which could be held if the weather clears sufficiently.

With a District compromising 3 counties and 96 square miles we can have different conditions at many locations. We appreciate your pre planning and preparation each year as we continue to operate our schools.

HF-L CSD Partners with Paper

The Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District is happy to continue its 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.

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Community Events

Mendon Public Library

Mendon Public Library Ongoing Programs:

  • Story Time Tuesdays, 10:00-10:30 AM Preschool Story Time at the Library open to preschoolers and their caregivers. Join Miss Kelly for songs, stories, and simple crafts each Tuesday.
  • Paws to Relax Tuesdays, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 PM
  • Tech Training Wednesdays, 3:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Knit Nook Thursdays, 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Special Events:

  • Cozy Little Art Show Canvas Distribution, Dec 27, 2022 - January 10, 2023, during open hours.
  • Firefly Friends: Share and Care, Four Week block on Wednesdays, starting 1/4/2023 10:00 AM - 10:40 AM
  • Meditation Mondays: Guided Meditation Series with Lori, Monday, 1/9/2023, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Creating a Bird Habitat in Your Garden, Tuesday, 1/10/2023, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Guided Animal Drawing w/ Michelle Garlock, For Ages 8-12, Monday, 1/16/2023, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Cozy Little Art Show Opening Reception, Monday, 1/16/2023, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • MPL Book Club w/ Andrea, Monday, 1/16/2023, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Eat Healthy Be Active w/ Cornell Cooperative Ext, Tuesday, 1/17/2023 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

CANCELLED - Hidden in Plain Sight

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE. The Council of Alcoholism and Addictions will be holding their Hidden in Plain Sight Event at HF-L High School on January 11th from 5:30-7pm. The event will include a mock bedroom set up as well as a presentation about the current trends in teen drug use. To register for the training, please email Alexis Bilger, the district prevention counselor, at abilger@hflcsd.org. Spots are limited!