WCCS District eNotes Monthly Update

May 2021

The Mission at Wayland-Cohocton Central School District:

To ensure high levels of learning for all students.

The Vision at Wayland-Cohocton Central School District:

To continuously develop our capacity to function as a collaborative culture.

Our Values/Beliefs at Wayland-Cohocton Central School District:

  • Students are our priority.
  • In working alongside our community and families to ensure student success.
  • In the importance of providing a healthy, safe and secure environment.
  • In acting with integrity and treating all with compassion and respect.
  • Everyone deserves the support needed to engage in continuous growth and improvement.
  • In a culture of collaboration that requires collective responsibility and individual accountability.

Awards | Accomplishments | Celebrations:

May Brings Many Things to Celebrate at WCCS!

#1 - Students returned to in-person learning 4-days a week! We are excited to see you in-person. It is great to hear your voices in the classroom and in the hallway.

#2 - Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week. Thank you to our staff for all that they do everyday for our students, but we especially this week. The School Community Breakfast was a great way to celebrate our community, faculty and staff.

#3 - Golden Eagle Staff Awards! Several additional recipients have been awarded. Thank you for modeling our District Values by what you do and say.

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Golden Eagle Staff Award

Mrs. West, Mrs. Kreppel, and Melonie Coley are Golden Eagles! Thank you for being an example of our District Values. Your compassion, engagment in continous growth and improvement and making every student a priority is one to be applauded.
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Curriculum & Instruction:

Prepare Your Child for School and for Life!

Five fun, simple and powerful ways that every family can give every child a great start in life!

1. Maximize Love, Manage Stress

2. Talk, Sing and Point

3. Count, Group and Compare

4. Explore Through Movement and Play

5. Read and Discuss Stories

To explore more about the basics go to: www.thebasics.org

April Showers, Brings May...Reading. Enjoy a Good Book this Spring!

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Kindergarten Registration

Will your child turn five by December 1, 2021? If so, they are eligible to join the Class of 2034! Kindergarten registration packets are being mailed in May. If you do not receive one or would like more information please contact the Wayland Elementary office at (585)728-3547.

The staff at Wayland Elementary looks forward to having the privilege of working hand in hand with you as your child begins his/her journey in the Wayland-Cohocton Central School District!

Prek 4 Program

Prek 4 year old program applications have been mailed and submitted. Our selection process is now happening in the month of May. Families that are selected for our Prek 4 program will then need to complete a registration packet that will be mailed home.

Prek 3 Program

Wayland-Cohocton Central School District will begin expanding our instructional programming and will be opening our Early Childhood School on our Cohocton Campus this Fall. This will include having not only our 4 year Preschool program, but also a 3 year old Preschool program.

Our 3 year old Preschool program has the following criteria:

  • Children 3 years old by December 1, 2021.

  • Parent/Guardian is a resident of the Wayland-Cohocton Central School District.

  • Families provide their own transportation.

  • Full time program (Monday-Friday; 9:00-3:20pm).

  • Breakfast and lunch available daily. Meals provided free through June 2022.

Our Preschool program will be based on an activity-based, hands-on learning approach that will include the following elements:

  • Help children understand their feelings and interact with their peers.

  • Have teachers that guide academic growth, model classroom behavior, and offer children tools for dealing with strong feelings.

  • Have children learn fundamental academic skills in reading, math, science and social studies through discovery and creative activities.

  • Have a classroom that’s conducive to learning - feels joyful and friendly and is designed around a variety of activities with a clear focus.

  • Be a clean and safe environment for children and staff.

Applications were mailed to eligible families in our District census and are due by Thursday, May 24, 2021. If you did not receive an application in the mail and you are interested, please call Cohocton Elementary (384-5234). Those that apply will be included in our selection process for room/teacher placement.

Business & Finance:

Annual School Budget Vote - May 18th.

The Annual School Budget Vote will be held on Tuesday May 18th from 10:00am - 8:00pm in the Middle School Gym. There are four propositions on the ballot, along with the vacancy for a Board Member seat. They read as follows:

Proposition #1 - Budget

Proposition #2 - Capital Improvement Project

Proposition #3 - Vehicle and Equipment Reserve Fund Renewal

Proposition #4 - Library Levy

School Board Election

Please come and cast your vote on May 18, 2021.

Other: | Miscellaneous:

Quote -

"What I learn today doesn’t make yesterday wrong, it makes tomorrow better.”
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May is Mental Health Month

Mental Health Month increases awareness of the importance of mental health and wellness in all of our lives, and to celebrate recovery from mental illness.

Mental health is essential for a person's overall health. Positive mental health is important. However, at times, we all face challenges that can negatively impact our ability to cope with various life situations and events.

Use this month as a time to check in with ourselves and our loved ones, to ensure we can identify and understand mental illness, and access and utilize support in order to have mental wellness.

Talking With Your Child About Mental Health

Parents are always the first to know when there is something impacting their child's world (positive or negative). Sometimes it is hard to know how to start a difficult conversation. This link shares tips on how to begin to provide support.

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Upcoming Events:

  • Tuesday, May 11 - 100% Remote Learner Supply Pick-up (High School Fieldhouse Parking Lot; 3:00-5:00pm)
  • Tuesday, May 18 - District Budget Vote and Board Member Elections (Middle School Gym; 10:00am - 8:00pm)

  • Thursday, May 20 - Summer Work Applications due

  • Monday, May 24 - Board of Education Meeting (6pm; LGI)
  • Monday, May 31 - Memorial Day - School Closed