Klem South Family Update

June 2020

Dear Klem South Families,


June is the month of endings and celebration. This year, June feels a bit out of the ordinary for all of us. The pandemic forced us into a home learning situation that no one was truly prepared for. As the weeks went on, we all rode the COVID wave with good days and bad days. As we approach this very different end to the school year, we can only imagine the mixed emotions your child(ren) may be having because we are having them too. Please stay connected with us and let us know if we can help you in any way.


We also wanted to take a minute to address the events that have rocked our community and country over the past several days. As community leaders, we believe it is imperative for our families to know that there is no place for hate or racism in our schools. We strive to be a place where all children feel accepted, loved and respected for their unique qualities and contributions to our world. We are committed to being open to learning and growing so that all children and families feel safe, valued and respected within our community. During this challenging time, your child(ren) may have questions about what is happening in the world around them and we know and appreciate that you are doing your best to address those questions in a way that you see fit. Here are two resources that you may find useful with these discussions:




As members of our community, we are here for all of you and we encourage you to reach out if we can be of assistance to you during this time.


We wish you a wonderful summer and please know we will be in communication with you when we know more about the reopening of schools.


Sincerely,

Martha End and Dr. Stephen MacAdam

Principal and Assistant Principal

Contact Information

Martha End- Principal

martha_end@webstercsd.org


Dr. Stephen MacAdam- Assistant Principal

stephen_macadam@webstercsd.org


Elizabeth McCusker- School Psychologist

elizabeth_mccusker@webstercsd.org


Tricia Denhoff- School Social Worker

tricia_denhoff@webstercsd.org

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Upcoming Important Dates

June 9th- Budget Vote


June 10th- 5th Grade Send Off (see details below)

*Rain date is June 11th


June 12th- Flag Day- look for a special video on the Morning Announcements!


June 15th- Last day of instruction for students


June 17th- Kindergarten - 4th grade pick-up and drop-off (see details below)

*Rain date is June 18th

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5th Graders should keep their chromebooks and bring them to middle school in the fall.

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Kindergarten - 4th Grade Pick-up and Drop off on June 17th

A team of volunteers will be available on June 17th for students in kindergarten through fourth grade to come and pick up belongings and drop off school materials. We only have one day to organize this large scale event and we kindly ask that you do your best to make it on this day or have a friend/family member come if you are unable to. Please come at the designated time below. We have organized the times by last name.


10:30-12:00 -> A - D

12:00-1:30-> E - L

1:30-3:00-> M - R

3:00-4:30-> S - Z


  • If you are not able to make it to school during the day, we will also be available from 4:00-6:00 PM. We ask that you only come at this time if you are UNABLE to make the designated time in the chart. Thank you!
  • When you arrive, please remain in your cars the entire time. Please bring a paper to hold up to the window with your child’s name, grade level, and their teacher’s name. This will help us retrieve materials faster.
  • Please be sure to return ALL library books and materials borrowed from teachers at school.
  • Please return your child's device and charger.

All K - 4 students must return their device and charger on June 17th.

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From the Board of Education, June 2020

2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR ADJUSTMENTS


We continue to be proud of our students’ and teachers’ extraordinary efforts as we near the end of a school year that has been like none other we have ever experienced! Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do!


During our May 28 regular board meeting, we approved adjustments to the 2019-20 school year calendar. The new last day of school for K-12 students will be on Monday, June 15, and the last day for teachers will be on Friday, June 19. These are the only adjustments to the 2019-20 school calendar. We appreciate the flexibility of the entire One Webster community as we have adapted to so many monumental shifts in our “regular” school year due to COVID-19 related closures.


Lastly, we salute the resilient Class of 2020 as they prepare to graduate this summer. We know this has been a particularly challenging year for you and our thoughts continue to be with you. We are incredibly proud of our soon-to-be graduates and your accomplishments as Webster CSD students!


BUDGET VOTE AND BOARD OF ELECTION - TUESDAY, JUNE 9 BY ABSENTEE BALLOT ONLY


New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued that voting for school district budgets and board of education candidates will be by absentee ballot only this year. Each WCSD household should have received two (2) absentee ballots for voting purposes. Absentee ballots were mailed out to the WCSD community after the Memorial Day holiday.


Per the executive order, all ballots must be returned to the district clerk by Tuesday, June 9 at 5:00 p.m. to be considered valid. If your household includes more than two voters and you would like additional absentee ballots, please contact the district clerk at Cynthia_Cushman@webstercsd.org or call 216-0001. If you have already reached out, there is no need to do so again.


All WCSD residents were also mailed a budget information page that may also be viewed on our District Budget webpage. In addition to the budget information provided on websterschools.org/budget, please be sure to visit our website for board of education candidates’ information at websterschools.org/budget > Board of Education Candidates Election.


Thank you in advance for exercising your right to vote!

And the winner is....

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Rescue & Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship, by Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes.

Thank you to all who participated in our 2020 March/May Book Madness!!