West Genesee District e-Newsletter

September 16, 2020

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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!

To view pictures from the first week, including First Day photos submitted by parents, click here.

Update to Food Service Information

Remote Learners Meal Information

Monday, September 14, 2020 was the first pick up and delivery day for Monday – Wednesday and Monday – Friday remote learners.

Time Schedules are as Follows:

M-W and M-F Remote Learners
Remote learner pick up time for Monday – Wednesday and Monday – Friday remote learners is between 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., unless prior arrangements have been made with Food Service. When you arrive at the high school, please park in the front circle and call Food Service at 315-487-4661 to have someone bring out your meals.

For Monday – Wednesday and Monday – Friday remote learners that are unable to pick up their meals for the week, deliveries will take place to the address requested at the time of the order between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Please be aware that an adult must be home to receive the delivery.

W-F Remote Learners
Wednesday – Friday remote learners will have pick up and delivery times on Wednesdays with the same schedule as above being followed on Wednesdays.

USDA Free Meal Program

On August 31, 2020 the USDA announced that they would be extending the free meal program for all students through December 31, 2020 OR until funding runs out. Since we do not know when this funding will run out, we are recommending that for September you fund your Child's MYSchoolBucks account as you normally would. Please be assured that we will not charge your child's account for reimbursable meals that they purchase as long as the funding continues, hopefully through December 31, 2020. We will continue to keep you posted on this as things develop.

For the most up-to-date Food Service information on the website click here.

Daily Attendance 5-12 and Operoo

Starting on September 18, all students in grades 5-12 will be creating an Operoo “Care Monkey” account. This account will initially be used for attendance taking purposes for our remote students; as well the hybrid students on the days they are not in the building.

For more information about how this will work, click here.

District Reopening Information: New Items Added (FAQ/Transportation/Food Service/Technology)

After receiving the New York State Department of Health and New York State Education Department’s guidance document earlier this month, the West Genesee Central School District started working to adopt the model and create our own Reopening Plan.

West Genesee formed a COVID-19 Task Force early this year which has been exploring options for the safe reopening of our schools. The District has also been working with a regional group of school districts through OCM BOCES to share information and best practices. Based on the committee’s recommendations and the regional group’s work, in accordance with the new state guidelines, West Genesee submitted an initial plan to New York State by the July 31 deadline.

Below is additional information concerning the reopening of schools.

Click here for more information including links to videos of all Talks with the Superintendent and Panels, guidelines for reopening, and other important resources.

Calendars for 2020-2021 are Now Available Online

The online District 2020-2021 Events Calendar is 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 2020-2021 Events Calendar/Information Guide is coming home (one per family) the first weeks of school!

TIP: Accessing Calendars from the Blackboard Mobile Phone App

If the time for an event on the mobile phone app calendar is not correct, check the time zone setting in the phone settings to make sure it is set to the correct time zone.

Also, you can refresh the mobile app calendar from an android phone by following these steps: open the app, go to settings, manage app, storage and then clear data and cache. For those with iphones follow these steps: open the app, go to settings, click on reset app defaults.

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 23, 2020 Board of Education Claims Audit Sub-Committee Meeting - 5:45 p.m. - High School Library Classroom
  • September 23, 2020 Board of Education Audit Committee Meeting - 6:15 p.m. - High School Library Classroom
  • September 23, 2020 Board of Education Meeting - 7:00 p.m. - High School Library
  • September 28, 2020 West Genesee Facilities Study Meeting - 6:00 p.m. - High School LGI Room