Klem South Family Update

October 2019

Upcoming Dates

Monday, October 7th- Activity Period Begins

Thursday, October 10th- 5th Grade Orienteering

Friday, October 11th- Superintendent's Conference Day

Monday, October 14th- Columbus Day (no school)

Wednesday, October 16th- Picture Day

Thursday, October 17th- Author Visit (Kelly DiPucchio)

Friday, October 18th- Early Dismissal (10:10 parent p/u and 10:20 busses roll)

Friday, October 18th- PTSA VIP Dance (6-8)

Thursday, October 24th- Early Dismissal (10:10 parent p/u and 10:20 busses roll)

Friday, October 25th- Halloween Parade (8:30-9)

Friday, October 25th- Early Dismissal (10:10 parent p/u and 10:20 busses roll)

Thursday, November 7th- Open House (more information will be sent home soon)

Safety Blinkers

As you know, Webster CSD began the 2019-20 school year with new start times for all 11 schools. The district spent the last year communicating what this time change would mean for students and families and received invaluable feedback from our One Webster community regarding the shift.

As a response to your feedback and as an extra safety measure, the district is providing one safety blinker (enclosed in this envelope) for each elementary student to use as they wait for their morning bus. If your child loses the provided safety blinker, you may purchase an additional one from a variety of local retailers.

On those mornings when your child’s bus arrives before first light, please consider attaching the safety blinker to your child’s backpack (using either the blinker’s clip or velcro strap) to ensure that they can be easily seen by motorists, including their bus driver. You will need to remind your child to turn the blinker on with one touch of the button (the button may be pressed additional times for various blinking speeds). All students will be asked to turn the blinkers OFF once they are safely seated on the bus (their bus driver will also remind them as well).

Your support in directing your child on the appropriate use of their safety blinker is most appreciated.

Build the Habit of Good Attendance Early

Click on this button to read a brief article about the importance of attendance in school.

Dismissal Plan Changes?

For any changes in your child’s dismissal plans, it is best to send a note with the student to be given to their teacher in the morning. Emails may not be received if the classroom has a substitute teacher. Phone calls to the office to request a change in plans should only be done in the case of an emergency. Thank you for your consideration.

Important Information regarding bus passes and parent pick up notes:

Parents, when writing a note for a bus pass for your student, please include:

*Student FULL name

*Bus number

*Address of the location they will be going to *Teacher’s name.

This will help your student to safely reach their destination.

When writing a pick-up note, please include:

*Student’s FULL name

*Time being picked up

*Name of the responsible adult

*Teacher’s name

News from the Art Room!

If you are looking for a fun way to start your afternoons I am looking for volunteers in the Klem South Art room. The kindergarten artists could use help from 11:45-12:30 and the First Grade artists from 1:20-2:05. If you know a week in advance that you are available for either of these time slots send me an email marybeth_vasalos@webstercsd.org. You can come in once, weekly, bi-weekly, anything that works for your schedule. Seeing the kids create is really special and together we can give the little artists even more fun experiences.

Square One art projects are being completed this month. Order forms will be coming home soon.

News from our Nurse!

Cold and damp weather is coming! That means the possibility for a wet and muddy playground. Packing extra clothes in your child’s book bag would be a great idea for these upcoming months…..just in case!

All new entrance students, K, 1st, 3rd and 5th grade students need physicals for the 2019-2020 school year. Physical exams dated 9/01/18 or later are appropriate. Please send a copy to the Health Office asap if you haven’t done so already. Fax #-217-4754. Thank You

News from our Literacy Team!

It is Dyslexia Awareness month! Here is a link for more information!
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September 15 - October 15

Webster Central School District will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month!

The commemoration first began in the United States in 1968, and Webster is excited to honor and recognize the many meaningful contributions to our community and our nation that are made every day by Americans whose ancestors come from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America!

PTSA Welcome Run Fun!

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From the Board of Education


The 2019-20 school year is off to a great start! There is so much going on throughout our district at each of our 11 schools. Be sure not to miss an event by following the district on social media: https://www.facebook.com/WebsterCentralSchools, https://twitter.com/WCSDProud, and Superintendent Gumina’s Twitter feed, https://twitter.com/superwebstercsd. Just this past week, Webster Schroeder High School performed the first musical of the year with amazing performances of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and we watched 700+ One Webster fourth graders enjoy the great outdoors along a mile course at North Ponds Park during the annual Fun Run. We can’t wait to see what the weeks ahead will bring. Welcome back, everyone!


The board is pleased to sponsor the 48th Annual Senior Citizens’ Day upcoming on Thursday, October 24. Invitations to senior citizens who live in the district will be mailed the first week of October. This much-anticipated community event is highlighted by performances from our talented student musicians, a wonderful Thanksgiving-style meal, and the ever-popular door prizes donated by area merchants and service organizations. Anyone interested in donating door prizes for this One Webster event, please email Jenifer_Calus@webstercsd.org as soon as possible.


You can stay informed on your board’s activities by visiting http://www.websterschools.org/board. The board’s web page features agendas, minutes, and even the latest meetings, which are live streamed on the district’s BOE page, and run live (and taped) on WETV, Spectrum Cable Channel 1301. You can also find past taped meetings on the board’s website. Public attendance at meetings and workshops is always encouraged and welcomed.

Be sure to join us for these upcoming board meetings and district-wide events:

  • Thursday, October 3 - BOE Regular Meeting: Safety and Security (6:15 p.m., updated time), Webster Schroeder High School library

  • Saturday, October 5 - Webster Marching Band hosts its Annual Autumn Fanfare field show and competition, Webster Schroeder High School stadium, Gates open at 4:30 p.m., performances begin at 5:30 p.m.; Webster’s Marching Band performs at 6:09 p.m. sharp!

  • Thursday, October 17 - BOE Workshop: Technology, 6:30 p.m. Webster Schroeder High School library

  • Tuesday, October 22 - F.I.R.E. meeting, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m., Webster Schroeder High School library

  • Thursday, October 24 - Senior Citizens’ Day, Webster Schroeder High School

Start Time Feedback

We are one month into our new school year and the Board of Education would like to hear from you regarding our start time change. Please use this form to provide our Board of Education feedback. Please also consider visiting the FAQ section of our start time page for more information
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