September High School Happenings

Check out what our students have been up to and our upcoming events

Check out the Student Handbook - there are several changes:

  • Student Expectations

  • Corrective Actions

  • Dress Code

  • Eligibility

Driver's Education Registration has begun!

Driver's Education Registration ends September 11th at noon. The registration form and information is available at this link.

Girls Basketball Pasta Dinner and Trivia Night September 27th

The Gananda Girls Basketball team would like to invite you to join them on Friday, September 27, for a pasta dinner and trivia night! Start gathering people together so you can pre-register your team. There is currently no limit on the number of teams eligible to participate, but you will need to pre-register by contacting Coach Meuwissen at kmeuwissen@gananda.org. You do not need to participate in the trivia night to enjoy the pasta dinner, or vice verse, but are absolutely encouraged to do so!

Some highlights of the trivia night include:

  • 7 rounds of trivia with topics such as heroes and villains, cover songs, alphabet soup, and other general trivia. Teams will benefit most from a mix of adults to pre-teens, but all ages are welcome.
  • In game bonuses such as: buying a chance to Double Down (make your answers worth double the points), purchasing bonus questions, and other in game surprises.
  • Awesome prizes will be given out to the trivia winners, the best team name, the best team theme/costume, and more!

Event Times:

  • The anticipated start time is 7:00 pm, and it is expected to run about 2 hours. There will be two breaks within the game during which dessert/snacks will be available for purchase.
  • The pasta dinner is anticipated to start at approximately 4:30pm, and run until approximately 7:00pm.

Have young kids and can’t make it? We hope to provide babysitting that night as well, to free up your schedule for a few hours. We are still finalizing plans so be on the lookout for more information to follow soon!

Girls Basketball Trivia and Pasta Night Fundraiser Flyer

Thanks!

The Gananda Girls Basketball Team

Science Club Kickoff

The high school science club will be kicking off fast! Our first meeting will happen soon - listen to the announcements for details. You do not have to be a current member to come - all are welcome!

New Option to Report Student Absences

You can now report your student's absence online - you can access it under the HS Parent tab or on the HS Attendance/Health Office page. If you student will be late, unable to attend or is leaving school early, please inform the Attendance/Health Office. Contact Mary Green with questions at mgreen@gananda.org or 315-986-3521, x3160.

ID Required to Enter Gananda HS - please bring your driver's license when you come in!

Ruben A. Cirillo High School uses the same Raptor visitor management system that the Middle School used. The system provides an overall safer environment for our students and staff by enabling us to check visitors, contractors, and volunteers in the high school building. All visitors to Ruben A. Cirillo High School will need to present a valid ID to be scanned into the Raptor system. For our incoming Freshman parents and guardians, the Middle School system does not transfer over to the High School so you will need to provide your license the first time you enter the school. Once you have been scanned into the system you should not need to provide your license again.

Seniors of 2019-2020!

Senior Guardians - there is a very important letter that you need to review to prepare for the exciting coming school year - it was mailed home and is also available on our website (click here)


Here are two other forms you will need:

Yearbook Order Form

Yearbook Recognition Ad Form

Health and Attendance Office News

For all attendance matters you can contact Mrs. Mary Green at 315-986-3521, 8, 3160 or mgreen@gananda.org

  • Please fill out the Over-the-Counter medicine form with your student's pediatrician and forward it to the Health Office for the coming school year.
  • If your student needs prescriptions while at school please fill out the Permission to Administer Multiple Medications form with your pediatrician and forward it to the Health Office for the coming school year.
  • New attendance form option - check it out!
  • It is a NYS requirement for all students to have physicals and submit a copy to the Health Office.

Guidance Office News

Mrs. Mary Crelley, Guidance Counselor and Assistant to the Principal

mcrelley@gananda.org


Mrs. Kristen Kelleher, Mental Health Counselor

kkelleher@gananda.org

Work Based Learning

Students interested in learning more about careers and educational opportunities in the Finger Lakes Region (and beyond) should attend the Finger Lakes Works…with their hands career exploration experience on Thursday, October 3rd!


This is an annual Skilled Trades and Advanced Manufacturing career exploration event. More than 50 businesses, trade unions, colleges and organizations will provide hands on demonstrations and activities for the students including welding, pole climbing, nail driving competitions, engineering skills, bricklaying, electrical wiring, the actual operation of heavy equipment and much, much MORE!


In addition to Careers in Construction and Skilled Trades, students can learn about Advanced Manufacturing and Alternative Energy.


See Mrs. Marang in the Guidance Office by September 20th to reserve your spot!


Look at the WBL postings on our website for job openings and shadow opportunities!


Work Based Learning webpage


Mrs. Audra Marang, Work Based Learning Coordinator

amarang@gananda.org

September 3rd

  • First Day of School - D Day

Tuesday, September 10th:

Friday, September 13th:

Friday, September 20th:
  • Senior Pictures Due
September 26th:
  • Financial Aid Night 7:00 PM HS Library

September 30th – October 5th:

  • Homecoming Week

Thursday, October 10th:

  • Open House

Monday, October 21st:

  • Picture Makeup Day and Club Group Photo Day

Schoology is the Learning Management System utilized by the HS

Schoology is the Learning Management System utilized by the HS. Here you will find information regarding your students schedule, coursework and grades along with other valuable information.


To access your parent Schoology account:


  1. Go to www.schoology.com and select “Log In” in the top right hand corner. (Do not select “Sign Up”)
  2. Select “Forgot your password”
  3. Please enter the email address you have provided to us for contact.

Please contact us (email hgravesmarkham@gananda.org) if you need to change or correct your email address in our system.


Gananda Central School District communicates information through a variety of ways to ensure our parents and community are informed. As a reminder, if you are not receiving phone calls, emails, or text messages from the district and you would like to, please contact the public relations office directly at GanandaPR@gananda.org. The contact information that we have on file in the parent portal is what we use to contact you, so if it isn't up to date, you may not receive our communications. You can also receive information on our Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/GanandaSchools and/or our Twitter handle at: @WeAreGananda.