ARHS Principal's AUGUST Newsletter

By: Christina Wawrzyniak

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Weekly Update #4 August 29, 2021

Welcome Mrs. Caroline Preston to our Admin Team!

We are excited to welcome Mrs. Preston back to Arcadia High School. She will be joining us half time from Arcadia Middle School. She will be helping us bridge the communication, social, and academic initiatives between the Arcadia Middle School campus and the Arcadia High School campus.


Mrs. Preston was a living environment teacher here, at Arcadia High School, prior to her accepting an Assistant Principal Role at Arcadia Middle three years ago. She will be in and out of classrooms helping students and staff. Welcome Back!

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2021 -2022 Arcadia Theme

ARH's Theme for the 2021-2022 School Year: THE ENSO CIRCLE

The Arcadia High School Community hopes that you were able to calm some of the chaos from the 2020-2021 school year by resting, reflecting and recharging over the summer. We are ready to welcome you back to our building.


It is important to remember that we can consciously choose to find calm in any moment with our attitude. Stress is a reality of life and life is going to happen. The small choices we make day to day and moment to moment can determine the quality of the life that we lead.


As we kick-off the school year, practice actively choosing to cultivate a calmer, more peaceful life. Try getting outdoors regularly for a walk and going to sleep an hour earlier this school year. Notice if these choices make a difference. Intentionally make choices to provide calmness and clarity throughout your days.


Your Arcadia Faculty & Staff are here to help. Feel free to reach out to any of us for support. We are anxiously awaiting the start of the school and know that a great school year is just around the corner!

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Bus Passes Update

  • Bus passes were mailed home August 23rd you should have them by August 31st. If you do not have one by Wednesday 9/1 please call 585-966-2550.
  • Any new students that registered after August 20th may not have transportation in place until 9/15. Please contact Dawn Yandow in Arcadia High School's Counseling Office with any extenuating circumstances at 966-3128
  • Any High School Student that engages in after school activities will need a late bus pass. This will start on Monday September 13th.
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Universal Masking

Our main priority is keeping our school safe, staying in school 5 days a week, and being a part of a larger community. We know that some families may not want to have their student attend school and be masked. We hope that such families change their mind as we want each Titan in school 5 days a week for 180 school days.


If a student comes to school without a mask, one will be offered to that student. If the student refuses to wear a mask, he, she, or they will be sent home. If you prefer your student learn unmasked, you can choose to educate them at home. Please note that the school will not be providing learning opportunities similar to the 2020-2021 school year. As a result, we have created an information packet (CLICK HERE) for those considering homeschooling, but we hope that you will join us in school this fall!

Weekly Update #3 August 22, 2021

High School Schedule Template

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PLEASE READ: Schedule Changes

Please note that all students will receive a copy of their schedule in home base. Freshman will have the opportunity to get theirs early September 7th during Freshman Ignite.


PLEASE NOTE:

Building a high school schedule is very complex. To make sure we meet everyone's need we mailed home course requests in June. At this time if there were any interest in making course changes a parent, guardian, or student needed to discuss this with their student counselor. A lot of careful consideration and variables go into course selection as well as creating a master schedule. While we find student choice very important, especially when it comes to preparing students for their future, the priority is to ensure all students get the courses they need for graduation.


AS A RESULT, the only schedule changes that will be considered are for courses that are true errors please see some examples below:


Situations when a schedule change would be honored:


  • A class needed for graduation is missing
  • A class a student already took, passed, and earned credit for is on the schedule

Situations when a schedule change would NOT be considered:


  • Changed mind about their interests
  • Request for a certain teacher
  • Request for change in lunch
  • Request to be with friends
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STUDENTS 9 -12:

ALL GRADE LEVELS


FRESHMAN

  • CLICK HERE: Ignite - Freshmen get treated like royalty on September 7th - use this link to ensure you have transportation and get entered into a raffle for titan gear!



SENIORS


  • We have found that many seniors choose not to take Greece Central Transportation. As a result, we are asking for Seniors or their families to "OPT IN" for school transportation. Please do so by calling Transportation at 966-2550.

PARENTS & GUARDIANS:

STAFF:

Weekly Update #2 August 15, 2021

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Class of 2022 - Need Transportation? (see below)

Hello Seniors!


Congrats to making it to your final year in high school. We have found that many seniors choose not to take Greece Central Transportation. As a result, we are asking for Seniors or their families to "OPT IN" for school transportation. Please do so by calling Transportation at 966-2550.


Seniors will NOT be assigned a bus route unless you call - 966-2550

Class of 2022- Transportation Not Needed? Are you eligible for a modified day? CHECK THIS OUT:

Arcadia 2021 2022

STAFF SPOTLIGHT: Meet our Lead Custodian, the HEART of ARCADIA HIGH SCHOOL

Mr. Patrick Trevor

Greetings everyone, I was asked by Mrs. Wawrzyniak to introduce myself. I hope this doesn’t sound more like an obituary ….


I am originally from St Louis Missouri, home to the Great St. Louis Cardinals. After graduating from St Louis University, I started my own construction business. Even though it was extremely successful, I liquidated my assets and followed my heart. I threw a backpack together and set out to live and work in Central America and in the West Indies for nearly 9 years.


I loved using my time and talents in providing service to my fellow man. After returning back home to St. Louis I found it a little strange adjusting to life in the first world, but my step brothers and sister were there to support me all the way. They found a group called The Catholic Worker, located in Rochester, NY.


Some of the many jobs I have done since coming to Rochester for this organization include director of their homeless shelter, AIDS shelter for men, and a soup kitchen. While working at the St Joseph’s House of Hospitality I was asked to apply as an HIV/AIDS counselor in an adolescent primary care program at the Anthony L Jordan Health Center (ALJHC). ALJHC is a community health center on Hudson Ave. grant funded by the CDC and Health Recourse (The Federal Gov.)


Soon after being at ALJHC, I was asked to be the Program Director of Infectious Disease Program, overseeing the Prevention and Primary Care of patients living with HIV/AIDS, Hep C, and other Infectious Disease. While there, I met my wife of 21 years and settled down and we began our beautiful family of four daughters and one boy. Meaghan 20, Shannon 18, Maura 16, Saughnessy 14, and Keegan who is 12. Oh! and Kelsey our White German Shepard who is 6.


After leaving ALJHC I thought I would enjoy retirement but with a family of 7 who was I kidding. I came to work in Greece hoping to continue with the service and use the skills and talents from so many other supportive roles. I am happy to be a part of the Titan family.

I’m looking forward to meeting you all and please know our custodial staff have been working very hard to ensure the students, staff, teachers, and the community have a clean, safe environment to be proud of.


If you see Mr. Trevor please say hello!


WELCOME MR. PATRICK TREVOR TO THE ARCADIA FAMILY!

Freshman Ignite September 7th 2021 [11:30 am - 2:00 pm]

We hope to see all Freshman at Arcadia 9/7/2021!!

PLEASE join us to start your first year at Arcadia High School smoothly. You will not regret it!


You will be given your schedule and meet your teachers before the rest of the high school. We will even pick any student up that needs it. Freshman will also have the opportunity to win prizes! How can you go wrong?


Scroll back up & click the "FRESHMAN IGNITE LETTER" button for more exclusive details.


RSVP and let us know if your class of 2025 student will be attending or not attending by scanning the QR code below:

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Weekly update #1 August 1, 2021

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Arcadia Administrative Team

Principal: Ms. Christina Wawrzyniak


Assistant Principal Team:


  • Ms. Kristina Cristofori
  • Ms. Susan Fix
  • Mr. Todd Wallenhorst

We Miss You! August is Here! See You SOON!

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Getting to Know Your New Principal

The Wawrzyniak Family

You will see the Wawrzyniak (war-zin-e-ak) crew at events & celebrations. Make sure you come say Hello!

  • Adam (Husband)
  • Mikaela (9 yr old daughter)
  • Maximus (6 yr old son)
  • Marco (4 year old son)
  • Charlie (8 Month old Yellow Lab)

Arcadia High School: Home of the Titans

Fun Facts about Mrs. W

  • Grew up in Niagara Falls, NY
  • Worked at Grandparents' Restaurant during Middle School & High School
  • Played the violin
  • Mathematics Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Softball Coach
  • Class Advisor
  • Assistant Principal
  • Wants to be on a gameshow some day
  • Loves to play board games & outdoor games

Mrs. Wawrzyniak wants to hear from YOU!

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Have Questions, Comments, or Suggestions?

Click the button below and there is a section for you to ask questions, input comments, and/or make suggestions for the Arcadia 2021 - 2022 school year!
MAKE AN IMPACT: CLICK HERE

Want this to be the BEST year ever? Do you have a request or a hope for the upcoming school year? Have you ever said I wish Arcadia ...? CLICK THE ABOVE BUTTON

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CLICK HERE: Introduce yourself to Arcadia's Principal

This survey is for Staff & Students. It will provide the new principal with interests and hobbies of those in the building daily. It will take no more than 1 minute to complete.

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Arcadia High School Updates

Schedules, School Supplies, Shout-Outs


SCHEDULES



  • Counselors and the scheduling team are working diligently on course requests for students.
  • Course Offering Guide 2021-2022
  • Schedules will be accessible in September via the Student Portal.
  • Make sure you are able to log in!
  • Reminder: Parents check to make sure you can access the parent portal too!


https://infinitecampus.greece.k12.ny.us/campus/portal/greece.jsp


Parent Portal


Greece Central schools use Infinite Campus to manage student records and share information with parents and guardians. All parents are encouraged to sign up for an Infinite Campus Parent Portal account, which enables you to see student schedules, grades, attendance records and report cards. You will also be able to update your contact information and receive important messages from your child’s school. If you do not already have an account, sign up


  • Download, Print, Complete, & Bring Completed form to Arcadia High School.
  • More Questions? Contact Ms. Freeman: Laurie Freeman at laurie.freeman@greececsd.org



Student Portal


IC Passwords:

Infinite Campus passwords will not be reset this year. If a student cannot remember their password follow the instructions below:


Forgot your Infinite Campus password????


1. Go on the Internet (not on the IC app)

2. Go to greececsd.org

  • If on a computer – scroll down the page to the Infinite Campus link
  • If on their phone – click on menu, popular links, Infinite Campus
3. Enter your username (always your lunch number)
4. Click on Forgot Password
5. Enter your username again
6. Click continue
7. An e-mail will be sent to your Greece Google mail. It may take 15 minutes or longer to receive this e-mail.
8. Follow the instructions in the e-mail to reset your password.


SUPPLIES:


Arcadia High students will need the following items to start the school year.

(Teachers may request other specific items as the year progresses)



  • Fully charged Chromebook
  • Notebooks & folders for each course
  • Writing utensils: pens, pencils, highlighters
  • Agendas will be available by request


SHOUT-OUTS:


We are looking forward to all students returning to the building in September. As we prepare we want to hear from you (Staff, Students, Family, and Community Members)!


Please take a few quick moments to complete a survey. CLICK HERE


  • You will be able to give input and ask questions.
  • If you would like to be anonymous that is an option
  • We will work on providing answers to your questions through this newsletter next week.

Arcadia Counseling Office & Supports

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CLICK HERE: Virtual access to our Mental Health Team

Please note: during the summer months counselors are out of the office. Our staff check email intermittingly. If you are needing immediate assistance please call 966-3128. When you enter the virtual office you can click on emojis & signs. ENJOY!

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State Immunization Guidelines

Greetings From The Arcadia's Health Office:

The State Immunization requirements have not changed for the upcoming (2021-2022) school year. All incoming students are required to have a meningitis vaccination and most incoming 12th graders will require a booster in order to start school. Please see the flier attached below for information so you can contact your health care provider to see if your child is in need of this vaccination.


If you still have questions please email our school nurse: Stephanie.Geary@greececsd.org

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Senior Class of 2022 Updates Coming Soon!

Class Advisors


Mrs. Stacey Pike



Mr. Patrick Manou

Junior Class of 2023 Updates Coming Soon!

Class Advisors


Mrs. Theresa Panzica



Ms. Lisa Swartz

Sophomore Class of 2024 Updates Coming Soon!

Class Advisor


Mrs. Kristine Penrose


Mrs. Gina Relyea

Freshman Class of 2025

Class Advisors

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Freshman Class of 2025


WELCOME TO GREECE ARCADIA HIGH SCHOOL!


We are excited to have you join the high school family this fall!!


To help you prepare for this exciting transition we have planned a special day just for you! Only & All Freshman are invited to: Freshmen Ignite 2021-2022


This day of orientation has been a tremendous success in the past!


  • Parents should not plan on attending Ignite Day.
  • For parent convenience, we will be hosting a virtual information session for parents to understand the expectations and to learn more about the high school experience (more information to come)


*Due to the current circumstances, all of these program details are subject to change based on any NYS Guidance regarding COVID-19.


General Information:

Audience: The Class of 2025

Date: Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Time: 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Location: Arcadia HS beginning in the Auditorium


Schedules will be given to students on this day. They WILL NOT be mailed home. If students miss Ignite, they will receive their schedules the 1st day of school.


Program Details:

This opportunity will provide students with a preview of their high school experience. We encourage our new members of Arcadia High School to attend this orientation.


Students will:

  • go through an abbreviated schedule and meet teachers

  • tour the building and find their locker*

  • meet the mentors that will help them with the transition to high school throughout the year

  • participate in team-building activities

  • review expectations and keys to academic success


Students should plan on wearing a mask during this program. Please make sure to bring a mask with you to school.

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Meet our Newest Team Member: Mr. Anthony Lipani

Dear Greece CSD School Community,


I am extremely honored to have been selected as the new Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics in the Greece CSD. In 1988, I graduated from Greece Athena High School without knowing what my future would hold and where life would lead me. I was 17 years old. 33 years later, my life path has come full circle back to where my personal journey started as the Director of Physical Education, Health, & Athletics at both Greece Arcadia & Greece Athena High Schools. An honor that will be shared with two exemplary educators in the Greece system Mr. Jeff Hibbard (Greece Arcadia) & Mr. Jason Bunting (Greece Athena).


Having been raised in the Greece community, I learned at a very young age that our district places a tremendous focus on relationship development. Specifically, developing relationships as a listening learner. It is with this vision in mind that I look forward to meeting you. Simply stated, building relationships embody who I am as an educator and I strive to teach this skill to all whom I lead. From a silent gesture in the form of a smile, to a positive exchange with a student or colleague in the hallway, to a meaningful conversation with a parent of a child, each action is teaching. I firmly believe that if we can build relationships, extraordinary learning will follow suit.


My experiences as a Physical Education Teacher, K-12 Director of Physical Education , Health & Athletics, K-12 Director of PBIS, Coordinator of Special Education, Assistant Principal, and Head Varsity Football Coach, have allowed me to supervise and lead students, faculty and staff of all ages while growing as a professional. Furthermore, my participation as a lifelong learner, various leadership roles as an administrator, teacher/coach and outstanding instructional supervisors have taught me how to teach and lead instruction with passion and rigor. Most importantly, I believe that all students can learn and as educational leaders we have a responsibility to meet each student at their readiness level in the least restrictive all-inclusive learning environment to ensure overall student achievement and success.


The time has come to reboot and re-align our educational based interscholastic athletic vision & mission to the needs of our student athletes & Greece community and we are committed to making the vision come to life together. We will work together, one day at a time to make your child’s educational based interscholastic athletics experience as a student athlete in Greece fun, positive & a learning opportunity.


Respectfully,

Anthony V. Lipani C.A.A.

Director of Health Physical Education & Athletics Greece Arcadia & Greece Athena High Schools anthony.lipani@greececsd.org

FALL 2021 ATHLETIC INFORMATION GREECE ARCADIA HIGH SCHOOL

Before a student may try-out for a sport, he/she must have an updated health physical and must be recertified. This includes those new to sports and those who have already completed recertification for a different sport.


HEALTH PHYSICAL:

A sports physical is good for one calendar year only. Please schedule an appointment with your family physician now, if needed.


SPORTS RECERTIFICATION:

The recertification portal opens approximately one month prior to all seasons. Please allow at least 72 hours processing time for approval. Complete the ONLINE form using the following link or by visiting the district website:


https://app.informedk12.com/link_campaigns/athletic-medical-recertification-form-2-19-electronic-form?token=3X8DmdLHdtnACoCqvTY2P6Kx


TRYOUTS:

Tryouts begin at the day and time listed below. They typically last three days. The coach will share the schedule with the athletes on the first day. Daily practices usually follow tryouts, however, it is up to the individual coaches. * All times/locations are subject to change.

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HIGH SCHOOL RECERTIFICATION DATES & TIMES

Wednesday Aug 4

  • 12:00 - 2:00

Friday Aug 6

  • 12:00 - 2:00

Wednesday Aug 11

  • 12:30 - 2:00

Friday Aug 13

  • 12:30 - 2:00

Wednesday Aug 18

  • 10:00 - 2:00

Friday Aug 20

  • 10:00 - 2:00

Tuesday Aug 24

  • 11:00 - 1:30

Tuesday Aug 31

  • 12:00 - 2:00

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START DATE SPORT TIME & LOCATION*

Monday Aug 23


  • Varsity & JV Football 5;00-9;00PM (Turf Field)
  • Varsity & JV Boys Soccer 7:00-9:00AM (Turf Field)
  • Varsity & JV Girls Soccer 8:00-11:00AM (Turf Field)
  • Varsity & JV Boys & Girls XC 8:00-10:30AM (Track)
  • Varsity & JV Girls Swimming 8:00-11:00AM (Athena Pool)
  • Varsity & JV Girls Volleyball 9:00-11:00AM ( HS Gym)
  • Varsity Girls Tennis 10:00-12:00 (Tennis Court)
  • Varsity & JV Cheerleading 3:00-5:00 (Ignite)**



** Ignite Cheer Tumbling Center - 855 Long Pond Rd. Rochester, NY 14612 **


Monday Aug 30


  • Modified Girls Tennis 8:00-10:00 (Tennis Court)
  • Modified Football 9:00-11:30 (behind MS gym)
  • Modified Girls Soccer 3:00-4:30 (Tennis Court)
  • Modified Boys Soccer 2:45-4:15 (behind MS Gym)
  • Modified Boys & Girls XC 9:00-10:30 (Tennis Court)
  • Modified girls Volleyball 9:00-11:00 (ARMS gym)

Fall Varsity Coach Directory

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Student, Parent, Coach Pre-Season Athletics Meetings

Coaches, students & parents/guardians:


All Varsity & JV coaches, parents & students meeting August 24th 6:30-7:45 p.m. @ Greece Arcadia (Auditorium).


All Modified parents, students & modified coaches meeting August 31 6:30-7:30 p.m. @ Greece Arcadia Auditorium


We will meet as a whole group to complete introduction and brief announcements. Directly following Coaches will break off into designated locations so each family can meet directly with their student's coach.