West Genesee District e-Newsletter

August 27, 2021

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Message to Families/Staff about Reopening Plan

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 and click here to complete the feedback form by noon on Monday, August 30, 2021.

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

Appointment of New School Lunch Director is Announced

At the Board of Education meeting held on June 2, 2021 Emily Cullen was appointed as the School Lunch Director for the District. She started in this position on August 3, 2021.

Cullen has been the School Lunch Director at Skaneateles Central School District since 2017. Previous to that time she was a Clinical Nutrition Manager and then General Manager of Dining Services with Sodexo at St. Camillus Health and Rehabilitation Center.

To read the full article for more information, click here.

Welcome to New Teachers!

On August 17-18, 2021 new teaching staff participated in orientation and mentoring meetings. Pictured are those teachers that participated in the program and who will be starting this year in the District.

Click here to view pictures, names, and school assignments.

Transportation Survey 2021-2022

As we return to full-time in-person instruction for 100% of our student K-12 population, we recognize the unique nature of this September due to last year’s volume of parent transportation (again, thank you!) and our new routes for the reconfiguration of our buildings.

In order to increase the efficiency of our daily runs sooner, this survey is designed to understand ACTUAL RIDERS vs all students scheduled for transport. Your participation is appreciated and this survey will be open until 5:00 p.m., Monday, August 30. Please complete this brief survey for each of your school-aged children by clicking here.

Back-to-School Transportation Update-BusQuest!

This past year a new online student transportation mobile app, “BusQuest”, was implemented in the District. As of September 1, 2021 the app will provide you with a Bus number, pick-up time, and drop-off time for your student for the upcoming school year. (More features will be added to the app as we progress.) If you do not have a mobile device you can create an account using a computer. The parent portal is called Trans-Sync.

To view a video about the app and portal that includes information on how to set up your account and profile, click here. Your BusQuest or Trans-Sync access will then be all set when the updated information is available on September 1.

Click here to read the full article.

Reminder: School Times for 2021-2022

As a reminder, here are the 2021 - 2022 school times:

West Genesee High School: 7:30 a.m.- 2:06 p.m.

Camillus Middle School: 7:55 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

West Genesee Middle School: 8:50 a.m. - 3:25 p.m.

Elementary Schools: 9:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Please note: CMS Interaction Time (IT) buses will not be available to start the school year. Once our drivers and transportation department have a chance to fine tune the bus runs and buses become available, CMS IT will begin.

Thanks for your patience and understanding!

Reminder: Free Breakfast and Lunch for the 2021-2022 School Year

Did You Know? The USDA has granted ALL students in the United States FREE breakfast and lunch for this entire school year due to the COVID pandemic.

Fall Sports Registration Information

Information to register for fall sports is now available. Here is what you need to know:

  • High School Sports began on August 23, 2021 for all JV/V Sports
  • High School Registration opened July 23, 2021 and closed on August 20, 2021
  • All 7/8/9 Modified Sports start August 30, 2021
  • All 7/8/9 Modified Sports Registrations opened July 30, 2021 and closes today, August 27, 2021
  • All 7th & 8th grade students should register under CMS
  • All 9th – 12th grade students should register under West Genesee High School

A parent/guardian can register by clicking on this link: https://www.familyid.com/west-genesee-athletic-department. (Sign-ups on familyid.com are 30 days prior to the start date.)

School Supply Lists Available on Website

Did You Know? School Supply Lists for 2021-2022 are available on the website by clicking here.

They are also available from each school's homepage in School Links and also from the District homepage in the Quicklinks section.

Calendars for 2021-2022 are Now 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 will come home (one per family) the first week of school!

West Genesee PTA/PTO District Council Thanks the Community for Their Support

The West Genesee PTA/PTO District Council would like to thank the community for their donation of school supplies. As a result of your generosity, over 100 West Genesee students will have supplies to start the school year.

The Council is committed to supporting students in need of school supplies throughout the school year. If you have a student in need of supplies this year, please contact the District Council at westgennydistrictcouncil@gmail.com

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.

Looking for Food Service Workers!

We are Looking for Substitute AND Regular Food Service Workers!

Looking to work around your child’s school day? You can get your children on the bus and be there to greet them when they get home! We are hiring at both West Genesee CSD and Onondaga Central CSD.

Please call the Food Service Office at (315) 487- 4661 to let them know you're interested in applying.

Upcoming Events

  • September 1-2, 2021 Superintendent's Workshop Day (No school for students)
  • September 1, 2021 BOE Claims Audit Sub-Committee Meeting - 5:15 p.m.
  • September 1, 2021 BOE Meeting - 6:00 p.m.
  • September 6, 2021 No School - Labor Day
  • September 7, 2021 School Begins