West Genesee District e-Newsletter

September 14, 2021

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Welcome Back!

We would like to thank everyone for a great start to the school year. All of our staff, parents, and students worked together and made the beginning of school a success!

Click here to view pictures from the first week of school. (Check out the West Genesee Facebook page for an album with more pictures.)

Announcing Advanced Placement Scholars

Fifty-four students and recent graduates of West Genesee High School have been named Advanced Placement Scholars by The College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations. Several levels of achievement are recognized based on the number of year-long courses and examinations (or their equivalent semester-long courses and examinations).

Click here to read the full article with all of the details.

District Reopening Information

At the August 18, 2021 Board of Education meeting, Superintendent David C. Bills reviewed the 2021-2022 Reopening Plan with the members of the Board of Education. On August 20, 2021 the plan was sent to families and staff inviting them to review the plan, and to also give them the opportunity to provide feedback.

Click here to view the plan.

For District Reopening Information for the 2021-2022 posted throughout the school year, click here.

Promise Zones help Students Transition

Last year our county officials made an investment in our students by offering help in our schools to help students transition back to school. West Genesee is fortunate to have specialists from Promise Zone joining us.

Promise Zones' vision is " to increase the capacity and efficacy of service delivery to all students to ensure social, emotional, and academic achievement." We look forward to working with Promise Zone to help all of our students.

Students Attend Summer Science Enrichment Program!

West Genesee students had the opportunity this summer to attend a Summer Science Enrichment program held in conjunction with Cornell University. They learned about ornithology, engineering, arachnids, and space science.

The program included four weeks (from July 11 through August 6) of science learning with 80 students and with teachers connected to Cornell professors.

Click here to view a video presentation about this experience.

The Fall/Winter Adult Education Brochure is Now Available on the Website!

Registration is now open for the Fall and Winter Adult Education classes! You will find the link to online registration as well as a printable brochure at the following link: https://www.westgenesee.org/adult-educationdrivers-ed/

Please note, we will not be sending a bulk mailing of the printed brochure this year.

(The required guidelines for Adult Education instructors and participants, regardless of vaccination status are available in the brochure.)

WG Food Service Menu & Nutrislice App Update

School menus are posted on the District website and the Nutrislice App. Meals do not have to be pre-ordered this year via the Nutrislice App. Elementary students will order lunch in the classroom daily, and breakfast will be available to all students upon arrival at school. Breakfast and Lunch are FREE for all students.

Calendars for 2021-2022 are Available Online

The online District 2021-2022 Events Calendar is now available from the website homepages. To view on a mobile device click here or to view in a grid format on a laptop click here.

You can also access the one-page District calendar by clicking on here.

Note: A hardcopy of the WGCSD 2021-2022 Events Calendar/Information Guide was sent home (one per family) the first week of school.

Are you Receiving All of our Communications? Helpful Tips about the SchoolMessenger Communication System:

  • To be sure that you are receiving all emails sent from the District/schools/teachers please periodically check your spam/junk/promotions folder for emails with @westgenesee.org, then mark that they are not spam/junk/promotions.
  • To be sure that you are receiving text messages this year from WGCSD or your school(s) Text a "Y" or "Yes" to 67587

If you still have questions about receiving emails and/or text from WGCSD please email them to publications@westgenesee.org.

Job Openings in the District!

The West Genesee School District is looking for Substitute Bus Drivers, Substitute Bus Attendants, and Substitute School Nurses (both RN's and LPN's). Please refer to westgenesee.org for non-instructional applications and mail or email completed applications to:

Mr. David Cirillo, Director of Staff Relations, West Genesee Central School District, 300 Sanderson Drive, Camillus, NY 13031

Upcoming Events

  • September 15, 2021 BOE Policies and Bylaws Committee Meeting - 5:15 p.m.
  • September 15, 2021 BOE Meeting - 6:00 p.m.