West Genesee District e-Newsletter

January 14, 2021

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Camillus Optimists Recognize the West Genesee CSD Community

In the midst of the global pandemic, the entire West Genesee community has rallied to support one another. Regardless of their role, everyone has stepped up to provide instruction, support, food, and general care to our students, staff, and families.

It is very difficult to single out a small number of people for excellence awards when everyone has been working so hard and collectively risen to meet the challenges of the past year.

As such, the Camillus Optimists have awarded the 2020 David Kenna Outstanding Student Award to "The Entire Student Body of WGCSD during the Global Pandemic", and the 2020 Camillus Optimist Joseph Witowski Outstanding Teacher Award to "The Entire Staff and Faculty of WGCSD during the Global Pandemic".

A plaque reflecting the winners will be displayed in all of the West Genesee school buildings. In addition to the awards, the Camillus Optimists have generously donated gift cards to be given to West Genesee families in need.

Fall Athletes are Scholars

To receive a Scholar-Athlete Team award, 75% of the roster must have a GPA of 90 or above. Five teams qualified: Boys Golf, Boys Soccer, Girls Cross Country, Girls Soccer, and Girls Tennis.

Individuals who earn a GPA of 90 or above are still eligible to receive individual Scholar-Athlete honors. West Genesee had 78 out of 98 eligible athletes awarded the Scholar Athlete Pin. Congratulations!

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 January 19, 2021 starting at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom.

Please RSVP below by January 19 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.

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

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: 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/.

Kindergarten Registration has Begun

Kindergarten Registration for the 2021-2022 school year opened virtually on December 1, 2020 and will go until March 31, 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.

Upcoming Events

  • January 18, 2021 No School-Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • January 19, 2021 Talk with the Superintendent-7:00 p.m.
  • January 20, 2021 Board of Education Meeting-7:00 p.m.
  • February 3, 2021 Half-Day for Students/Staff-Supt. Workshop Day