News from the Nest

Timely Information, Resources & Tools for our Families

February 2021

Wayland-Cohocton Elementary School

  • Cohocton Building: Pre-K & Remote Learning Support (RLS) Center
  • Wayland Building: Grades K-4 Hybrid and Remote Learning

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Soaring in Action

Learning in the Nest

Save the Date

Upcoming Events:

Mid-Winter Break

Friday, Feb. 12th, 3:30pm to Monday, Feb. 22nd, 9am

Wayland, NY, USA

Wayland, NY

Please enjoy the mid-winter break!

Board of Education Meetings

Monday, Feb. 22nd, 6pm

Wayland-Cohocton Central School District, NY, USA


Meeting will take place in the LGI

Spring Picture Day

Tuesday, March 2nd, 9am-3:30pm

Elementary School

Your child's teacher will let you know which day your child is scheduled to have his/her picture taken if they come to school on both Tuesdays/Thursdays.

Spring Picture Day

Thursday, March 4th, 9am-3:30pm


Your child's teacher will let you know which day your child is scheduled to have his/her picture taken if they come to school on both Tuesdays/Thursdays.

Remote Only Student Picture Day is Currently Being Arranged!

Stay tuned for more details.

Resources & Tools to Support Your Learner

Academic Success

*Tips for Helping Your Learner Thrive

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Keeping Your Learner Healthy

A Focus on Wellness

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Making Social Emotional Wellness a Priority

Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Children’s responses to stressful events are unique and varied. Some children may be irritable or clingy, and some may regress, demand extra attention, or have difficulty with self-care, sleeping, and eating. New and challenging behaviors are natural responses, and adults can help by showing empathy and patience and by calmly setting limits when needed. Click on this link:

to find more information for recommendations to support and protect children's emotional well-being during the pandemic.

Student Health 101:

Leading the Way

Leader in Me Connections

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February’s Habit of Focus- Seek First to Understand and then to be Understood

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Habit 5:

  • Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood® is the habit of listening to other people’s ideas and feelings. It’s trying to see things from their viewpoints. I listen to others without interrupting. It’s about being confident in voicing your ideas. It’s about looking people in the eyes when speaking.
  • Habit 5 is a timeless principle we all strive to teach our kids; it teaches them to be confident when speaking to others while also teaching them the importance of listening to others when they are speaking.
  • Habit 5 is about communication. The best way to teach someone how to communicate is by practicing it with them.

Deepening Our Understanding Video Clip:

Click this button to watch a video on strategies to seek first to understand and then to be understood.

Practicing and Teaching the Habit 5 at Home

Download Habit 5 Worksheet

to practice and explore effective listening at home with your family!

Family Wellness

Strategies to Support Families

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What to Do (and Not Do) When Children Are Anxious

Click on the above link to access information on how to respect feelings without empowering fears.

Tips for How to Avoid Passing Anxiety on to Your Child

Click on the above link to access Information about how to help yourself and your child(ren) by learning techniques to manage stress in a healthy way.

Siblings Under Stress

Click on the above link to access information and regarding how to support and monitor all children in the family when one of your children is in crisis.

Wayland-Cohocton Elementary School Contact Information

Click on the button above to access contact information for our elementary school buildings

Wayland Elementary School

  • All Wayland-Cohocton Grades K-4 Programming

Cohocton Elementary School Building

  • Wayland-Cohocton Preschool Programming
  • Wayland-Cohocton Remote Learning Support (RLS) Center: Grades K-6

Administrative Changes at Wayland Cohocton Schools— A Message from our Superintendent