The English Village Tribune

Our School Community Newsletter 6/20/21

🍎Principal's Message

Hello, everyone! Here we are in the last week of school. Students have school on Monday and Tuesday of this week. They will then go off to enjoy Summer break. This has most certainly been a year to remember! We, as a learning community have not only worked through it, but have thrived in this new world. This is thanks to the diligent work of our staff along with your support.

I wish you and your family a safe and fun Summer! Please let me know if I can be of any help. I look forward to seeing everyone back in the Fall and to our continued partnership in education. Take care, be well, and enjoy!


Principal Jason Lewis

***Please note that this is an abbreviated version of our Smore as this is a short week!


Learning and Growing at English Village!

📅Dates to Remember!

  • June 21st: Field Day
  • June 22nd: Last Day of School (Full Day-School dismisses 15 minutes for bus safety drills, but buses will arrive home at the regularly scheduled times, however car pickup will be 15 minutes early)
  • June 23rd: 2nd Grade Moving Up Parade - 9:45-11:30

Report Cards

Elementary school report cards grade PreK-5 will be distributed on Tuesday, June 22, 2021.

*Supply list for next year will be in report card envelope.

Lakeshore Welcome Video for 2nd graders

This past week Lakeshore Principal, Mr. Palermo visited each 2nd grade class and answered any questions our students may have about Lakeshore Elementary. They viewed a welcome video as well and we would like to share with our families to view at home: Lakeshore Welcome Video

Early Release for Last Day of School

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 K-8 students attend a FULL day of school but will be released 15 minutes early for the purpose of bus safety drills, but will arrive home at the usual time.

Please send in any Library or IRLA books this week!

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😎Outdoor Fun at English Village!

📚PTA Updates

Due to the overwhelming success of our Read-a-thon, we have been able to sponsor classroom grants, fun end of year activities, and a planned outdoor sensory path around EV. We have also purchased enough books for all of our students to bring home TWO new books to kick off summer reading! Books will be sent home this week during Library.


If you are interested in joining to help paint our outdoor sensory path this summer please email us at evpta800@gmail.com.

Free Breakfast and Lunch Over Summer Break

Over the summer, students 18 and under will have hot breakfast and lunch available to them at no cost. This program will be at West Ridge Elementary School. Adults are also able to purchase breakfast for $1.50 and lunch for $3.00. The food program runs concurrent with the Summer Reading Program, Mondays-Thursdays July 6th - August 12th. No Fridays.

Community Schools and Family & Community Engagement

Food Pantry (by appointment only) - Please email lindsay.wallace@greececsd.org or call/text

Lindsay Wallace, Community Schools Assistant, at 585-441-0877.


Grab and Go Emergency Food Bags - Bags will be available at the West Ridge and Odyssey

Summer Lunch Sites on Thursdays (July 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, August 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th)


Parent Helpline - Please call 966-2911 or email parent.helpline@greececsd.org with any

questions you may have regarding emergency food, summer supports, or Community Schools.

Congratulations to our PreK graduates!

🌞Summer Fun Packet from GCSD

Check out this Packet of things to do around Rochester this summer!


Summer Fun Packet

⚾P.A.L. Softball Registration

The registration for the 2021 Greece PAL softball program has begun. Registration is mandatory and can be accessed through www.greecepal.com


Here is the updated schedule and information:

  1. The first date of play will be July 7th.
  2. Picture/uniform day will be July 6th at Badgerow Park South on Latta Road at 9:30 AM.
  3. The last date of play will be mid to the end of August as this will correlate with our end of year picnic. We are working on dates and times so this has not been officially set.


The times for play are being adjusted as follows:
6-8 YO: Monday and Wednesday from 10-11 AM
9-10 YO: Monday and Wednesday from 12:30-1:30
11-13 YO: Tuesday and Thursday from 10-11 AM
14 YO - senior in high school: Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30-1:30

Summer Athletic Camp Opportunities for Greece Central Students

Registration is now open for Greece Central students for a variety of Athletic Camps being offered this Summer. For more information click here: Summer Athletic Camps

COVID-19 Updates

If your child has tested positive for COVID, after the incubation period has ended, you must get an evaluation by the child's doctor that clears them for physical activity. Without that note, they cannot participate in gym. The completed form needs to be returned to the school nurse


Please see the page for updates on positive COVID cases in our District: Daily COVID-19 Case Update


To find a COVID-19 test site near you, visit here: Testing Sites Near You

New Entrant Registration

Registration for new entrants may be done online through our website at Registration / General Information or in-person at District Office. Registration hours will be 7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Please have parents call 966-2230 for an appointment if needed. Completed registration forms will be sent to each school daily. After receiving information on new entrants, the school will contact the family for any additional paperwork/information pertinent to the school.

Remote Option for the 2021-2022 School Year

The Greece Central School District expects to be able to deliver five-day-a-week in-person learning to all students next year. While we’re excited to fully reopen our schools, some families have asked if the district will still also offer a remote-only learning option. Although the NYS Education Department has yet to determine whether remote learning will be permitted or required in 2021-22, we want to be prepared should a remote-only learning option be required.

If your child is planning on attending school in person next year, there is nothing you need to do. To be considered for remote learning next year, you will need to complete this digital form by June 30.

Before applying, you should know that going forward, Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES staff, not Greece teachers, will deliver remote instruction to Greece students through the BOCES Remote Learning Program. Additionally, the program will only be available to students who meet certain criteria. Our acceptance process requires a written medical justification of a COVID-related need to remain remote as well as an academic and attendance review. Enrolled students will receive a blend of asynchronous and synchronous learning opportunities, but secondary course options will be limited. The BOCES Remote Learning Program will have fewer electives and only offer the equivalent of courses needed for an Advanced Regents Diploma. No honors, AP, or dual enrollment courses will be offered.


If accepted through our process, students enrolled in the BOCES Remote Learning Program will be required to remain in the program for the entire school year and cannot return to in-person instruction until 2022-23. Program participants and their parents/guardians will also be required to attend an orientation meeting prior to the start of the school year.


If the BOCES Remote Learning Program is medically necessary for your child, please complete this form and have your doctor fax your request for a remote learning medical exemption to (585) 581-8205 by June 30. Completing the application does not guarantee acceptance. We will notify you of the district’s decision the week of July 19.

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