West Genesee District e-Newsletter

March 12, 2021

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West Genesee Athlete Reaches a Milestone

On March 5, 2021, Catie Cunningham broke the 1,000 point mark in the Girls Varsity Basketball game against Nottingham High School. Congratulations!

Message from the West Genesee Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council: Interested in Joining?

As you may have read in the Superintendent’s Message from February 26, there is an opportunity for all members of our community to come together as members of the West Genesee Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council. We recognize that we need to listen to the voices, experiences, and perspectives of people from diverse backgrounds in order to advance our mission and help all members of our community achieve success.

If you are interested in joining our West Genesee Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council, please read the entire message from the website (with translation capability available at the top of each webpage next to the search field) by clicking here for more information.

Green Day for MDA at West Genesee!

All West Genesee elementary schools will be participating this year in Green Day for MDA! In support of the Muscular Dystrophy Association and our friends living with neuromuscular diseases, we are on a mission to increase community awareness and hopefully make a donation to help fund research for a cure. Colton is a fourth grade friend at Onondaga Road, and you can meet Colton's Crew in this video by clicking here!

March 17 is a perfect day to go green - Green Day for MDA! Each class will have the opportunity to show their support and march around the bus loop for all the neighbors to see our green. Any spare change (or dollars!) students might like to bring to school and donate to the MDA can be dropped into the green bucket at the school door on their way out to Lap the Loop with their class.

Click here to read the full article about this event.

West Genesee District PTA/PTO is Hosting a Talk with the Superintendent

Please join the West Genesee PTA/PTO District Council for a Talk with the Superintendent on March 23, 2021 starting at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. (This has been rescheduled from March 16.)

Please RSVP below by March 23 at 3:00 p.m. and you will be emailed the link to join the discussion. Space is limited by Zoom and registration is required. Please submit questions ahead of time to publications@westgenesee.org by March 22 at 3:00 p.m.

Click here to read an invitation and RSVP to the Talk with the Superintendent.

Kindergarten Registration Continues through April

Kindergarten Registration for the 2021-2022 school year opened virtually on December 1, 2020 and has been extended until April 30, 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.

Fall 2 Sports Registration Opens

The West Genesee "Fall 2" registration is now open on FamilyID for football, volleyball, cheer, and girls swim/dive! Click here to register.

Reminder: The seasons dates include the following sports:

  • Extended Winter (February 1, 2021 thru March 13, 2021) – Basketball, Hockey, Cheer
  • Fall 2 (March 8, 2021 thru April 24, 2021) – Football, Volleyball, Cheer, Girls Swim/Dive
  • Spring (April 19, 2021 thru June 12, 2021) – Baseball, Boys/Girls Lacrosse, Softball, Boys/Girls Track, Girls Golf, Boys Tennis, Wrestling

Any question please contact the West Genesee Athletics Department Office at 315-487-4560.

Update: 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/.

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: Monday, March 15 is a Regular School Day

Please note that that Monday, March 15 is NOT a Supt. Workshop Day (as was indicated on an earlier version of the calendar printed in planners and the Spring /Summer Communicator.) It is a regular school day.

Click here for a link to the last version of the calendar for 2020-2021.

(The calendar for 2021-2022 will be voted on at the BOE meeting on March 17, 2021. Once approved it will be posted to the website and included in the next District e-Newsletter.)

Upcoming Events

  • March 17, 2021 Public Hearing-Communicable Disease Plan-7:00 p.m.
  • March 17, 2021 Board of Education Meeting-Immediately Following the Public Hearing
  • March 23, 2021 Talk with the Superintendent-7:00 p.m.
  • March 29 - April 5, 2021 Spring Recess