West Genesee District e-Newsletter

April 9, 2021

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West Genesee Music Education Program Receives National Recognition--Again!

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation has announced the results of its 22nd annual “Best Communities for Music Education” (BCME) survey, which acknowledges schools and districts across the U.S. for their commitment and support of music education in schools.


This is the thirteenth consecutive year, sixteenth time overall, that West Genesee has been recognized for this honor.


Thank you to the following music teachers responsible for this impressive program: Anthony Alvaro, Christine Astafan, Tracy Berner, Gregory Borsz, Leah Causer, Tracy Cheney, Marcia DeMartini, Kevin Dimmel, Deanna Fitzpatrick, Martha Grener, Christy Knowlton, Erin McConnell, William Mercer, Margret Mercer, Andrew Perry, Kristen Reichert, Andrea Scerbo, Donald Schuessler, Rosemarie Speich, Michael Stachnik, and Kathryn Ta.


Click here to read the full article from the website.

Camillus Optimist Speech Winners Share Speeches on “Healing the World With Optimism”

On March 24, four students from West Genesee High School gave speeches around the theme, “Healing the World With Optimism” to members of the Camillus Optimist Club.


The Optimists chose Logan Battaglia (1st) and Alexcis Rydelek (2nd) to represent them at the next level of the 2021 Oratorical Contest that will be held in April.


Janaya Jones and Lia Rice are runners up, in no particular order.


English teacher Suzanne Ostrander coordinated the competition for the students from the high school which was conducted via zoom. Click here to view the zoom recording of the oratorical contest.

Additional Days Off Because of Snow (or rather lack of....)

Superintendent David C. Bills announced at the Board of Education meeting this week that if we have no additional emergency closing days, our "give back" days will be Friday, May 28 and Tuesday, June 1.


If we have an emergency closing between now and then, June 1 will be reinstated as a regular school day, followed by May 28 if we have a second emergency closing.

Reminder: Festival Wednesdays has Concluded...

After a successful run, Festival Wednesdays concluded at the end of March.

2021 Summer Music is Coming!

The music camp opportunities that West Genesee will be offering this summer has been announced. (More information and a registration form will be available on the website in the near future.) Please realize the time of camps, grade levels, and cost of all camps are all projected with the best current information. The dates are firm. The actual final times, grades and cost will be on the enrollment forms later this year.


Click here for a listing of those camps along with the dates/times offered and the fee to participate.

Spring Sports Registration Opens

The West Genesee "Spring" registration is now open on FamilyID for Baseball, Boys/Girls Lacrosse, Softball, Boys/Girls Track, Girls Golf, Boys Tennis, Wrestling! Click here to register.


Reminder: The seasons dates include the following sports:

  • Fall 2 (March 8, 2021 thru April 24, 2021) – Football, Volleyball, Cheer, Girls Swim/Dive
  • Spring (April 19, 2021 thru June 12, 2021) – Baseball, Boys/Girls Lacrosse, Softball, Boys/Girls Track, Girls Golf, Boys Tennis, Wrestling


Any question please contact the West Genesee Athletics Department Office at 315-487-4560.

Kindergarten Registration Continues through April

Kindergarten Registration for the 2021-2022 school year opened virtually on December 1, 2020 and has been extended until April 30, 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.

Update: 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/.

Upcoming Events

  • April 19, 2021 Special BOE Meeting-5:00 p.m.
  • April 19-23, 2021 NYS ELA Assessments Grade 3-8
  • April 21, 2021 BOE Claims Audit Sub-Committee Meeting-6:15 p.m.
  • April 21, 2021 BOE Meeting-7:00 p.m.