Superintendent Updates

  • This section of the Seneca Falls CSD webpage is designed to keep the community informed of all updates regarding COVID-19.


  • Superintendent Update
    June 1, 2020
    12:00 PM

    I hope all of you are getting the chance to get outside and enjoy the weather. I know it has gone from 90 to 60 degrees in a matter of days, but the much-needed sunshine has been great. With everything happening in the world and specifically our country right now, we need to be the sunshine for our students. They are looking to all of us as adults to be the role-models they need and deserve. We need to provide the love, support and guidance that will allow us to become a better nation. We can all learn and grow. 

    Below are several updates as of today.

    School Budget

    The budget vote and board elections will officially take place on June 9, 2020. All votes will be cast through the absentee ballot process. If you do not receive an absentee ballot by June 3rd, please contact Mrs. Monica Kuney at (315) 568-5818 or mkuney@senecafallscsd.org. More information on the budget, Board candidates and the voting process can be accessed on our website at - https://www.senecafallscsd.org/Page/119

    Last Day of School

    With the Governor’s order to not have any vacation days from March 17th until the end of the year, the school year will end sooner than usual. The last official day of school will be June 15th. New instruction will take place through Friday, June 5th. From June 8th-15th, teachers and staff will review, reflect, provide opportunities to make up work and have class celebrations with students. All special education services will be provided through Monday, June 15th.

    Final Drop-off (Packets & Device)

    The final drop-off for paper packets for all four buildings will be on Monday, June 8th. Parents/Students will be able to drop packets off at the main entrance of each building throughout the day. There will be a box to leave your materials in for this final drop-off of paper materials.

    The drop-off for electronic devices, textbooks, library books or other borrowed materials will be Thursday, June 18th from 3-6PM. Students who were issued a district electronic device (Chromebook for example) will return the electronic device and associated equipment on June 18th. There will be administrators, faculty and staff at the main entrance of Frank Knight, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Mynderse Academy. The drop-off of electronic devices, textbooks, library books or other borrowed materials for middle school students will be returned to the back entrance off Mynderse Street. 

    Please do not exit your vehicle when returning borrowed items and/or picking up personal items on Thursday, June 18th from 3-6PM. June 19th will be the rain date.

    Pick-up of Personal Items

    Most students have personal items to pick up that were left behind in March. These personal items from classrooms and/or lockers will be bagged and labeled with your child’s name. These items can be picked up on Thursday, June 18th from 3-6PM. There will be administrators, faculty and staff at the main entrance of Frank Knight, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Mynderse Academy to assist you. Personal items for middle school students can be picked up at the back entrance off Mynderse Street. There will be administrators, faculty and staff available to assist you. 

    Please do not exit your vehicle when returning borrowed items and/or picking up personal items on Thursday, June 18th from 3-6PM. June 19th will be the rain date.

    Food Distributions

    Delivery or pick up will continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays (Pick up locations will be from 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM) until June 25th. If your child does not currently receive free or reduced lunch, they are still eligible for free breakfast and lunch each weekday while our schools are closed.

    PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW. To request lunch or breakfast via phone or if you need to contact someone with questions, please contact Stephanie Lyon-Lawrence, Food Service Director, at (315)712-0514 or by email at Slawrence@senecafallscsd.org   

    Click here for: MEAL REQUEST FORM

    There will be more information coming about the summer feeding program. 

    Survey

    The sudden transition to a distance-learning model presented challenges to all of us. I cannot say thank you enough for all the time, energy, care and patience that everyone has put into supporting our students during this time. That includes parents/guardians. Parents/guardians, if you would take a few minutes to complete this survey, we would greatly appreciate it. Your feedback will be helpful to future planning, as we still do not know what the future will bring. Your feedback will help all of us grow and best meet the needs of our students and meet your needs as parents/guardians to the best of our ability. https://forms.gle/XZyKCDt24nc9hv8i7   Please complete the survey by June 6th.

    End of Year Celebrations/Recognitions

    You have or will be receiving more information in the coming days regarding end of year celebrations/recognitions. This information will be coming from the principals and/or athletic director. In regards to graduation for the Senior Class of 2020, we are still looking at all options and communicating with the County Health Dept. and looking for guidance from the Governor’s office. We realize time is running out to finalize plans, but we do not want to make final decisions too quickly as we are hoping for the best possible situation. The Governor, the re-opening of the Finger Lakes Region and the County Health Department are all factors in what we can and cannot do in regards to a graduation ceremony. 

    Thank you!

    I want to say thank you, not only from me, but on behalf of the entire district. We appreciate the perseverance of our students and families through this entire pandemic. None of us know what the future holds and so we need to take it one day at a time. Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do. #SFCSDPROUD

    Sincerely,

    Jeramy Clingerman
    Superintendent
    Seneca Falls Central Schools



    SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE

    May 21, 2020
    10:30 AM

    Dear Families,

    Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that New York school facilities will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year.  The Governor will make a decision about summer school by the end of May. As we look to the future, we must think about what a return to school buildings might look like and how best to support students, families and staff.

    We know that we are stronger together. We need all voices to be heard on this important matter.  Please participate in a statewide virtual conversation about reopening schools. You will be able to read and rate other participants' responses. Based on those ratings, the most important thoughts will rise to the top. All contributions are anonymous. 

    This is a statewide exchange facilitated by the 37 New York BOCES (Boards of Cooperative Educational Services). The exchange results will be shared with our elected officials so that they will have a more global understanding of the thoughts and ideas our community members have about returning to in-person schooling.

    I encourage everyone to use the link below to share your thoughts and help evaluate the critical issues. If English is not your first language, there is a translation feature. 

    This exchange will only be available through May 25th

    Thought Exchange Link: https://my.thoughtexchange.com/333518046

    When prompted to select your participating group, please select Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES (Ontario-Seneca-Yates-Cayuga-Wayne).

    Thank you in advance for your participation,
    Jeramy Clingerman
    Superintendent of Schools


    Superintendent Update
    May 18, 2020
    1:00 PM

    I hope this most recent update finds you and your family well. After two months of New York being on pause, we are now experiencing phase one of a four-phase reopening plan for the Finger Lakes Region. With schools being a part of phase four, and the timeline for moving through each of the phases being based on the data associated with the number of COVID-19 cases, it is difficult for schools to plan for the end of the year and summer. We are also continuing to read the latest information and look for further guidance on the reopening of schools, when permissible. We do know there will be changes as early as this summer regarding the daily functions of a school, but at this point, we do not know the extent of these new guidelines. Once we know these new guidelines, we will implement the required changes set forth by the Federal, State and/or local governments.

    Food Distributions

    The Seneca Falls Central School District has a plan to make sure our students have access to breakfast and lunch. Please complete the request below if you would like your student to receive breakfast and lunch Monday-Friday while school is closed. Delivery or pick up is on Tuesdays and Thursdays (Pick up locations will be from 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM). Even if your child does not currently receive free or reduced lunch, they are eligible for free breakfast and lunch each weekday while our schools are closed.

    IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE SO - PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW. To request lunch or breakfast via phone or if you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Lyon-Lawrence, Food Service Director, at (315)712-0514 or by email at slawrence@senecafallscsd.org
    Click HERE for the Meal Request Form.

    Surveys

    You have recently received a survey (K-5, 6-8 and/or 9-12) regarding the opportunity for parents to access resources to best support your child’s mental health. The intent of the survey is to gather feedback so that counselors can provide resources, including Zoom sessions, to support parents as you support your child (ren) with topics such as routines, coping strategies for managing stress, strategies to address a lack of interest/motivation. I hope you consider completing a survey and taking advantage of these resources.

    Memorial Day and the End of the Year

    Similar to Spring Break, teachers will continue to provide students with distance learning experiences on Friday, May 22, 2020, as the Governor is requiring that instruction occur and the day not be treated as a day off. There will be no scheduled distance learning activities on Monday, May 25, 2020 as the Federal Government recognizes this date as a holiday (Memorial Day). With the requirement to provide instruction during the Spring Break and Friday, May 22, 2020, the last day of school will be sooner than indicated on our current school calendar. We will communicate the final date once we receive further guidance. Most likely, this will be the week of June 15th.

    Packet Pick-up/Drop-off

    With school facilities now closed through the end of the school year, teachers are continuing to plan and provide new lessons/materials while also providing feedback to students. Teachers and most students are using some level of technology as part of the engagement and/or learning process, but there is still a need to provide packets for certain grade levels and/or students.

    With the closure now extended through the end of the school year, teachers will be providing new instruction virtually and/ or through paper packets. On Tuesday, May 26th, from 3-6PM, families will be able to pick up new materials and drop off work that has been completed as of Tuesday, May 26th

    We are requesting that parents pick up the new lessons/materials at the main entrance of the building your child(ren) attend. There will be administrators, faculty and staff at the main entrance of each building to provide you with your child(ren)’s lessons/materials. 

    Please do not exit your vehicle when picking up lessons/materials. We will ask for your child(ren)’s name and bring their lessons/materials to the vehicle. We need to adhere to the physical distancing procedures to protect ourselves. Again, we are requesting that parents pick up the new lessons/materials on Tuesday, May 26th from 3-6PM at the main entrance of the building your child(ren) attend. Also at this time, you will be dropping off all completed work. Please make sure the student’s name and teacher’s name is on each paper or at least the front page if they are stapled together. 

    Pick-up and Drop-off information for each building.

    Holding up a piece of paper with your child’s name on it when pulling up is always helpful to the process. 

    Frank Knight
    All students will have packets for pick up and will be expected to drop off their completed work as of Tuesday, May 26th . Packet pick up and drop off will be in the bus loop. Please make sure the student’s name is on the papers/packet of information being dropped off. 

    Cady Stanton
    All students will have packets for pick up and will be expected to drop off their completed work as of Tuesday, May 26th. Packet pick up and drop off will be in the bus loop.  Please make sure the student’s name is on the papers/packet of information being dropped off. 

    Middle School
    Packets will be available for all students in grades 6-8.  If you are able to access your classwork from google classroom and/or email, you do not need to pick up a packet.  Please note that paper packets may differ from online work. If you have a student in 6th or 8th grade art, Ms. Esposito will also be there to hand out art portfolios.  

    For those who have packets to return, please bring them Tuesday, May 26th between 3-6PM. If you have any questions, please contact krhinehart@senecafallscsd.org

    Mynderse Academy

    For parents of a Mynderse Academy student, most of you have something to pick up and those who do NOT will receive a call from Principal Lewis. 

    During the next materials pick up, we are asking that you bring the work that your child(ren) has completed.  You only need to bring the work that is completed on paper and that has not been submitted electronically.  Your child(ren)'s teacher will be communicating with students about what work they need to return on Tuesday, May 26th between 3-6PM.

    Returning Devices, Final Packet Drop-off & Pick-up of Personal Items

    The leadership team continues to work on plans for the final packet drop-off, returning school devices and picking up student’s personal items that remain in classrooms and/or lockers. As we await further information from the State to determine our last day of instruction and receive reports associated with the re-opening of the region, we will communicate later this month, the dates and plans for returning devices, final packet drop-off and picking up personal items to close out the school year.

    End of Year Celebrations

    At this time, the Governor’s most recent Executive Order has closed all school facilities and does not allow for social gatherings. We continue to look to the Seneca County Health Department, NYS Health Department, NYS Education Department and the Governor’s office for further guidance on social gatherings as they relate to schools.  As a district, we want to provide as many celebrations as we can, as that is what makes this time of year so special. It is so rewarding to recognize students for all their accomplishments throughout the year and in some cases, their school career. As the leadership team continues to develop these plans for celebrating students, you will hear more from the principals and athletic director in the coming weeks as to how and when these celebrations will take place.

    The biggest question on many of our minds when it comes to celebrations - what will graduation look like? We are looking at all options and there are many creative ideas being shared. We are looking at everything from the traditional ceremony to something completely virtual and everything in-between. Again, with the Governor’s Executive Order not allowing for mass gatherings and the beginning phase of re-opening the Finger Lakes Region, we will await further information to finalize plans in the coming weeks.

    Once plans are finalized regarding celebrations/ceremonies, including the graduation ceremony for the class of 2020, we will share these plans with all of you. In regards to celebrating our seniors, I want to say thank you again to Mrs. Anderson and Mrs. DeVries for spearheading the celebration of our seniors with the hanging of the banners downtown. This put our seniors front and center, as they should be right now. Thank you as well to the Seneca Falls Fire Department, the Town of Seneca Falls, Ferrara Lumber, Brad VanDusen Photography and Goulds ITT for their support of this project. To everyone who made a donation - Thank You!


    The Rural Schools Association has put together a video that highlights the incredible things that are happening in rural school districts like ours all across New York State during this crisis. Seneca Falls is featured in the video and was created by one of our former students! 

    Click HERE to see the video.


    SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE
    May 1, 2020
    2:30 PM

    As many of you already know, the Governor officially declared all school buildings closed through the remainder of this school year.

    With this closure, there comes many questions. We do not have all the answers to your questions or plans finalized, but when we do, we will communicate them with you.


    We will continue with our distance-learning plan and grading as previously outlined. We will provide updates in the coming weeks. https://www.senecafallscsd.org/Page/7364 

    We will continue with food deliveries every Tuesday and Thursday until the end of the school year, minimally. If you are not already receiving food, but would like to receive lunch and breakfast for your child(ren), please go to our website and complete a form. https://www.senecafallscsd.org/Page/7363    

    Spring sports and all extra-curricular activities are cancelled due to the Governor’s Order. There will be further communication regarding athletics coming from Mr. Ferrara and/or myself.


    Decisions about summer school and driver’s education will be made at the end of May.

    Many of you are wondering about end of year celebrations. We will be working on plans for these and communicate back with all of you as soon as we can.

    Again, there are a great number of questions to answer and plans to create and we will be working on these right away and communicate further information in the coming weeks.

    I cannot express enough how much we miss our students and engaging with families, especially with the number of events that are usually taking place this time of year. It certainly brings a great deal of sadness and heartache that we cannot engage and celebrate together, but I know it’s for our own long-term benefit.

    Continue to practice social distancing and stay safe.

    Sincerely,

    Jeramy Clingerman
    Superintendent
    Seneca Falls Central School District


    MYNDERSE ACADEMY
    ATHLETIC DIRECTOR UPDATE
    April 26, 2020
    1:00 PM

    The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) announces the cancellation of the 2020 spring state championship events.  The impacted events are boys and girls track & field, boys tennis, softball, baseball, golf and both boys and girls lacrosse state championships scheduled to be held between June 4th – 13th.

    Dr. Robert Zayas, NYSPHSAA Executive Director said, “Today’s decision is difficult for the membership of NYSPHSAA.  We certainly sympathize with the students, coaches and their school communities, especially the graduating seniors.”

    The NYSPHSAA will continue to rely upon information from the New York State Department of Health, local health departments as well as the Governor’s office for information and guidance on COVID-19 and its impact upon the spring regular season.  As of today, the spring regular season remains on hold. 

    For student-athletes to return to athletic participation this spring, schools need to be reopened by the Governor of New York State.  The date students can return to school will play a significant role in the possibility of a spring sports regular season.


    SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE
    April 24, 2020
    1:00 PM

    Good afternoon. We are now on week five of our school building closure due to COVID-19. With this extended closure, it is more apparent than ever that school is nothing more than bricks and mortar when you don’t have people coming together to engage. Schools are a place of learning, growth and opportunity. While we are physically not coming together at this time and our opportunity to engage is further restricted by social distancing, we are still growing and learning as a school community. We are still finding as many ways as possible to engage and strengthen our relationships. I am grateful to our faculty, staff and administrators and to all of our families for all that you are doing to keep the engagement and learning process moving forward. Parents, without your engagement and support, none of this would be possible.


    With the Governor keeping school buildings closed until May 15th, teachers are continuing to plan and provide new lessons/materials while also providing feedback to students. Teachers and most students are using some level of technology as part of the engagement and/or learning process, but there is still a need to provide packets for certain grade levels and/or students. All of you have heard from principals at this point about lessons moving towards new instruction and the process for providing students with feedback on work they are submitting.  

    With the closure now extended until May 15th, teachers will be providing new instruction virtually and/ or through paper packets. On Monday, April 27th, from 3-6PM, families will be able to pick up new materials and drop off work that has been completed as of April 27th. 

    We are requesting that parents pick up the new lessons/materials at the main entrance of the building your child(ren) attend. There will be administrators, faculty and staff at the main entrance of each building to provide you with your child(ren)’s lessons/materials. 


    Please do not exit your vehicle when picking up lessons/materials. We will ask for your child(ren)’s name and bring their lessons/materials to the vehicle. We need to adhere to the physical distancing procedures to protect ourselves. Again, we are requesting that parents pick up the new lessons/materials on Monday, April 27th from 3-6PM at the main entrance of the building your child(ren) attend. Also at this time, you will be dropping off all completed work that has been done as of Monday, April 27th. Please make sure the student’s name is on each paper or at least the front page if they are stapled together. 

    Pick up and Drop off information for each building.

    Holding up a piece of paper with your child’s name on it when pulling up is always helpful to the process. 

    Frank Knight K-2
    All students will have packets for pick up and will be expected to drop off their completed work as of Monday, April 27th. Packet pick up and drop off will be in the bus loop. Please make sure the student’s name is on the papers/packet of information being dropped off. 


    Cady Stanton
    All students will have packets for pick up and will be expected to drop off their completed work as of Monday, April 27th. Pull up to the FIRST DOOR in the bus loop.  Please make sure the student’s name is on the papers/packet of information being dropped off. 


    Middle School
    Packets will be available for all students in grades 6-8.  If you are able to access your classwork from google classroom and/or email, you do not need to pick up a packet.  Please note that paper packets may differ from online work.


    All 8th grade students taking high school algebra will need to pick up a packet from the MS table.

    For those who have packets to return, please bring them Monday between 3-6PM. If you have any questions, please contact krhinehart@senecafallscsd.org.

    Mynderse Academy

    For parents of a Mynderse Academy student, most of you have something to pick up and those who do NOT will receive a call from Principal Lewis. 

    During the next materials pick up, we are asking that you bring the work that your child(ren) has completed.  You only need to bring the work that is completed on paper and that has not been submitted electronically.  Your child(ren)'s teacher will be communicating with students about what work they need to return on April 27th between 3-6PM.

    I want to thank everyone for their strength and support during this challenging time. I hope all of you are well and that we will get to see many of you on April 27th. Be well!

    Sincerely,

    Jeramy Clingerman
    Superintendent
    Seneca Falls Central Schools


    FRANK KNIGHT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
    PRINCIPAL UPDATE 
    April 20, 2020
    2:00 PM

    Dear Parents/Guardians,

    During the closure of schools due to COVID-19, we have provided 2 packets of school work for students to complete. Many teachers have also suggested or provided other optional activities to keep students engaged with learning and to make connections with students. Your child’s social, emotional, and academic learning continue to be our primary focus. The home-school partnership also continues to be important to us during this time of at-home learning. We are greatly appreciative of all of the support you are providing. One thing that you can do to continue to support your child’s growth is to ensure that your child is reading, discussing, and writing about text every day. 

    Starting on April 27, teachers will provide new instruction in ELA, math, and other areas. Teachers will use various tools including zoom, videos, and online resources (i.e. Happy Numbers, Splash Learn, Raz Kids etc.). Your child’s teacher will provide you with specific information. Parents and guardians are asked to continue to reach out to teachers with any questions or for help through the system created by the teacher (email, Remind, etc.).You can assist your child by ensuring that they do the following each school day:

    • Log on to the online resource to complete their daily ELA and math lesson
    • Complete work assigned by the teacher using the different tools they share with you
    • Participate in zoom meetings when possible 
    • If completing paper-based work, keep all completed work until given directions for how to turn in

    We will be asking you to pick up a packet for your child that may contain work/supplies/materials that may cover learning information from April 27-May 22. Although our anticipated return date is May 18, some packets will contain a few extra days of work in the event of another extended closure. Packet pick up is scheduled for Monday, April 27, from 3-6 in the Frank Knight bus loop. Please remain in your vehicle. We will hand you the packet when you pull up. You may also choose to have your child’s name on a sheet of paper to show us to expedite the process.  In addition, we will also be collecting completed packets at that time. Please be sure that your child’s name is on the packets

    We also wanted to bring to your attention that students will not receive grades on our regular report card for the 3rd trimester. Students will receive feedback through the use of rubrics. The Distance Learning Rubric for ELA and math can be found on the next page. The rubrics will be used to provide feedback relevant to the standards covered in the assigned work. Please know that we understand that this is a difficult time for everyone and that circumstances are different for all families. We are asking that your child(ren) do the best that they can, complete work to the best of their ability, and communicate with teachers when able to. If you have any questions, as always, you can contact me through email at jclendenen@senecafallscsd.org or at 315-568-5500 ext. 3100. 

    Sincerely,


    Janet Clendenen
    Principal
                                                                   Frank Knight Elementary School 

                                                                   Distance Learning Rubric for ELA

    Levels of Achievement

    4

    3

    2

    1

    Learning Outcomes

    Student has demonstrated an understanding of the majority of and/or all of the identified ELA Standards

    Student has demonstrated an understanding of many of the identified ELA Standards

    Student has demonstrated an understanding of some of the identified ELA Standards

    Student has demonstrated an understanding of few or none of the  ELA Standards

    Engagement

    Student almost always interacted with and/or responded to the teacher

    Student frequently  interacted with and/or responded to the teacher

    Student sometimes interacted with and/or responded to the teacher

    Student has not interacted with and/or responded to the teacher

    Work Completion

    Student completed most or all ELA assignments

    Student completed many ELA assignments

    Student completed some  ELA assignments

    Student completed few or no ELA assignments

     
                                                                                Grade Level Indicators
     

    Grade K

    Grade 1

    Grade 2

    • Regularly joined and participated in Zoom meetings
    • Regularly submitted requested Reading and Writing assignments electronically (through Remind or email)
    • Successfully completed required amount of time on leveled Reading assignments (Raz Kids)
    • Regularly joined and participated in Zoom meetings
    • Successfully completed required amount of time on leveled Reading assignments (Raz Kids) and assigned ELA lesson (from teacher)
    • Regularly joined Zoom meetings
    • Regularly submitted requested ELA assignments (through email or other methods)
    • Successfully completed required amount of time on i-Ready Reading

                                                                     Frank Knight Elementary School

                                                                   Distance Learning Rubric for Math

    Levels of Achievement

    4

    3

    2

    1

    Learning Outcomes

    Student has demonstrated an understanding of the majority of and/or all of the identified Math Standards

    Student has demonstrated an understanding of many of the identified Math Standards

    Student has demonstrated an understanding of some of the identified Math Standards

    Student has demonstrated an understanding of few or none of the Math Standards

    Engagement

    Student almost always interacted with and/or responded to the teacher

    Student frequently  interacted with and/or responded to the teacher

    Student sometimes interacted with and/or responded to the teacher

    Student has not interacted with and/ or responded to the teacher

    Work Completion

    Student completed most or all Math assignments

    Student completed many Math assignments

    Student completed some  Math assignments

    Student completed few or no Math assignments

                                                                              Grade Level Indicators

    Grade K

    Grade 1

    Grade 2

    • Regularly joined and participated in Zoom meetings
    • Regularly submitted requested Math assignments(through Remind or email)
    • Successfully completed required amount of time on Math lessons (Happy Numbers)
    • Regularly joined and participated in Zoom meetings
    • Successfully completed required amount of time on Math lessons (Splash Learn)
    • Regularly joined Zoom meetings
    • Regularly submitted requested Math assignments (through email or other methods)
    • Successfully completed required amount of time on i-Ready Math

     


    ELIZABETH CADY STANTON SCHOOL
    PRINCIPAL UPDATE
    April 20, 2020
    2:00 PM

    Dear Parents/Guardians,


    During the closure of schools due to COVID-19 we have provided 2 packets of school work for students to complete. Teachers have also provided many optional activities to keep students engaged with learning and make connections with students. Your child’s social, emotional and academic learning continue to be our primary focus during these uncertain times.

    We greatly appreciate your partnership and support during this new reality of at-home learning. For students in grades 3-5, the best thing you can do to help continue your child’s growth is to ensure that he/she reads, discusses and writes about text every day. Text can be books, online books/articles, magazine articles or other written sources. In addition, playing board games and cards are a great way to increase both reading and math skills. 

    Starting April 27, teachers will provide new instruction in ELA, mathematics, social studies and science. The instruction will consist of a variety of learning tools including google classroom, online resources, watching videos, and participating in Zoom meetings.  Students are expected to complete this work 60-90 minutes each school day. Please assist your child in ensuring they do the following each school day:

    • Log into email and Google Classroom (if internet access is accessible) to see the weekly lessons
    • Complete and turn in digital work to the best of the student’s ability
    • Ask teachers for help when needed (through email, google classroom, etc…)
    • Participate in Zoom meetings when possible (student should have supplemental packets and pencils ready)
    • If completing paper-based work, keep all completed work until given directions on turning in said work

    We will be asking you to again come pick up a packet of work for your student that will contain learning information for April 27 - May 22. Although our anticipated return-to-school date is May 18, we have provided a few extra days of work in case the Governor issues another Executive Order extending the school building closure. This packet will contain supplemental paperwork for those students able to work online and full paperwork for those with no online access.  Please pick up your child’s packet on Monday, April 27, from 3- 6 pm in the Cady Stanton bus loop. Please do not leave your vehicle; we will hand you the packet when you pull up.  At this time we’re also asking you to bring us all packets of work that your child has completed. Please make sure their name is on the papers/packet of information. You will be able to drop them in a box when you pick-up the new packet on April 27.

    In terms of grading, no students will be given a percentage grade for the 3rd trimester. The report card, as always, will identify students’ progress on each standard being taught. Please know that fewer standards may be assessed during this time period. Students’ participation, engagement and work completion will still be assessed as they are a necessary part of all learning, including at-home learning.


    We understand that this is a difficult time for everyone and that circumstances are different for all families.  We are asking that your child(ren) do the best that they can, complete work to the best of their ability, and communicate with their teachers.  If you have any questions you can contact me at ahibbard@senecafallscsd.org or at 315-568-5834, ext. 4109 (voicemail is forwarded to my email).

    Sincerely,


    Amy Hibbard
    Principal


    SENECA FALLS MIDDLE SCHOOL
    PRINCIPAL UPDATE

    April 20, 2020
    2:00 PM

    Dear Parents/Guardians,


    Due to COVID-19 and the closure of schools, your child(ren)’s teachers have been providing work either digitally, paper-based or both. At the Middle School level, we have to provide proof of student involvement and understanding of learning standards by course. We have worked diligently to determine a way of grading for the 3rd and 4th quarters that is fair for all students. 

    Determination of earned credit for each course will be a combination of grades earned from quarters 1 and 2, along with the attached rubric. The attached rubric will be utilized to determine if students have met the learning outcomes of the course for quarter 3 and quarter 4, as well as, their engagement and work completion. The overall determination will be made, again, by the combination of grades for quarter 1 and 2, along with this rubric for quarters 3 and 4.

    What students need to be doing:

    • Logging into email and Google Classrooms (if internet access is accessible.)
    • Communicating with teachers on a regular basis and responding to teacher emails and phone calls.
    • Completing and turning in digital work, to the best of student’s ability.
    • Asking teachers for help, when needed.
    • If completing paper-based work, keep all completed work until given directions on submitting said work.

    New instruction will begin the week of April 27th. If the school closure is extended, we will plan for a work pick-up/drop-off, similar to April 7th. For those parents with students in Frank Knight and/or Cady Stanton schools, letters will be mailed home next week regarding these topics.

    If you have any questions regarding the enclosed rubric, please reach out to myself or your child(ren)’s counselor.

    We understand that this is a difficult time for everyone and that circumstances are different for all students. We are asking that your child(ren) do the best that they can, complete work to the best of their ability and communicate with their teachers. If you have any questions, you can contact me at krhinehart@senecafallscsd.org or at (315) 568-5500, Ext. 2300 (voicemail is forwarded to my email).

    Sincerely,


    Kevin Rhinehart
    Principal
    Seneca Falls Middle School

                                                  Seneca Falls Middle School & Mynderse Academy

                                                                       Distance Learning Rubric 

    Levels of Achievement

    4

    3

    2

    1




    Learning Outcomes

    Student has demonstrated understanding of majority of and/or all of the identified learning outcomes of the course

    Student has demonstrated understanding of many of the identified learning outcomes of the course

    Student has demonstrated understanding of some of the identified learning outcomes of the course

    Student has demonstrated understanding of few or none of the identified learning outcomes of the course



    Engagement

    Student almost always interacted with and/or responded to the teacher

    Student frequently  interacted with and/or responded to the teacher

    Student sometimes interacted with and/or responded to the teacher

    Student has not interacted with and/ or responded to the teacher


    Work Completion

    Student completes all assignments

    Student completes most assignments

    Student completes some assignments

    Student completes few or no assignments

    Add up points on the rubric and divide by 3 = _____________

    • Determination of students earning credit for each course will be a combination of earned grades from quarters 1 and 2 along with the attached rubric. 
    • The attached rubric will be utilized to determine if students have met learning outcomes of the course for quarter 3 and quarter 4 as well as their engagement and work completion.
       
    • The overall determination will be made, again, by the combination of grades for quarter 1 and 2, along with this rubric for quarters 3 and 4.  

    MYNDERSE ACADEMY
    PRINCIPAL UPDATE
    April 17, 2020
    5:00 PM

    Dear Parents/Guardians,


    During the closure of schools due to COVID-19 your child(ren)’s teachers have been providing them with work either digitally, paper-based, or both.  As the classes at the high school level are credit bearing, we have to provide proof of student work completion and understanding of student learning outcomes by course.  We have worked diligently to determine a way of grading for the 3rd and 4th quarters that is fair for all students.

    Determination of students earning credit for each course will be a combination of earned grades from quarters 1 and 2 along with the attached rubric. The attached rubric will be utilized to determine if students have met learning outcomes of the course for quarter 3 and quarter 4 as well as their engagement and work completion. The overall determination will be made, again, by the combination of grades for quarter 1 and 2, along with this rubric for quarters 3 and 4.  FLCC and CCC courses will be graded as they have throughout the school year as required by the colleges.

    What students need to be doing:

    • Logging into email and Google Classrooms (if internet access is accessible)
    • Communicating with teachers on a regular basis, respond to teacher emails and phone calls
    • Completing and turning in digital work to the best of student’s ability
    • Asking teachers for help when needed
    • If completing paper-based work, students will be expected to submit this work. Further guidance will be coming regarding dates and the process for submitting work.

    For the courses that have not been delivering new instruction, new instruction will begin on April 30th. If the school closure is extended, we will plan for a work pick up and drop off similar to April 7th.  For those parents with students in Frank Knight and/or Cady Stanton schools, letters will be coming home next week in regards to the topics in this letter from their respective principals.

    Attached you will also find information in regards to the cancellation of Regents exams that should answer most questions.  After looking at the document, if you have other questions please reach out to myself or your child(ren)’s counselor. 

    We understand that this is a difficult time for everyone and that circumstances are different for all students.  We are asking that your child(ren) do the best that they can, complete work to the best of their ability, and communicate with their teachers.  If you have any questions you can contact me at flewis@senecafallscsd.org or at 315-568-5500, ext. 1300 (voicemail is forwarded to my email).

    Sincerely,

    Faith Lewis
    Principal
    Mynderse Academy




                                                    Seneca Falls Middle School & Mynderse Academy
                                                                            Distance Learning Rubric

    Levels of Achievement

    4

    3

    2

    1

    Learning Outcomes

    Student has demonstrated understanding of majority of and/or all of the identified learning outcomes of the course

    Student has demonstrated understanding of many of the identified learning outcomes of the course

    Student has demonstrated understanding of some of the identified learning outcomes of the course

    Student has demonstrated understanding of few or none of the identified learning outcomes of the course 

    Engagement

    Student almost always interacted with and/or responded to the teacher

    Student frequently  interacted with and/or responded to the teacher

    Student sometimes interacted with and/or responded to the teacher

    Student has not interacted with and/ or responded to the teacher

    Work Completion

    Student completes all assignments

    Student completes most assignments

    Student completes some assignments

    Student completes few or no assignments

                        Add up points on the rubric and divide by 3 = _____________ 

    • Determination of students earning credit for each course will be a combination of earned grades from quarters 1 and 2 along with the attached rubric.
    • The attached rubric will be utilized to determine if students have met learning outcomes of the course for quarter 3 and quarter 4 as well as their engagement and work completion.
    • The overall determination will be made, again, by the combination of grades for quarter 1 and 2, along with this rubric for quarters 3 and 4.
    • FLCC and CCC courses will be graded as they have throughout the school year as required by the colleges.

                                           Information Regarding Regents Exam Cancellation

    The cancellation of Regents Exams does in some cases relieve stress, however it also brings with it many questions about how students earn this credit toward graduation. The purpose of this document is to clarify existing questions.

    Here is an outline of information:

    • The Regents exams are canceled for June 2020.
    • Students who would have taken a Regents exam in June 2020 will have the ability to be exempted from the Regents exam requirement they need for their diploma, credential, or endorsement.
    • The exemption means that a student “passes” the Regents exam, without earning a grade for it.
    • See below how students will qualify for this exemption:

     → Student is currently taking a course which ends in a Regents exam in June (including 8th grade students in Algebra 1 or Earth Science):
    Student must earn course credit (pass the course) by the end of the 2019-2020 school year. 

    → Student is currently taking a course which ends in a Regents exam in June.  Student fails to earn course credit (fails the class):
    Student will need to retake the class in Summer School.

    • If the student earns course credit in Summer School, they then earn their exemption and don’t need to take the Regents exam in August 2020.

      *Summer School is currently scheduled to take place and a decision has not been made about the August Regents exams.*

    → Student had previously taken this Regents-level course, passed the course, but failed the Regents...and was intending to retake the Regents exam in June 2020: Students previously passed the course, and was intending to take the exam in June, therefore the exemption is granted!

    “Intending to take exam” = having retaken the exam in the past, was enrolled in AIS to prepare for the exam, or stated intention to retake the exam.

    Related Considerations:

    • Languages Other Than English: Students currently in Level 3 of their Foreign Language class, will earn exemption from the Checkpoint B exam if:
      • They have earned 3 credits in the language by the end of this school year.
      • This includes students who had previously failed the Checkpoint B exam and were planning on retaking it.
    • CDOS Credential: Students may be granted a waiver from completing the necessary hours of CTE instruction and the work-based learning requirement.
    • Advanced Regents: As outlined above, students may be exempted from the exam as long as they have earned course credit. These exemptions will count toward the necessary Regents exams needed for an Advanced Regents diploma.
    • Regents / Adv. Regents Diploma with Honors: Exempted exams are not assigned a number grade, therefore they will not count toward the calculation of the “with Honors” endorsement.

    For more information, see the district website with specific documents given to us from NYSED.
    http://www.nysed.gov/common/nysed/files/programs/coronavirus/nysed-covid-19-regents-grad-req-faq.pdf


    Superintendent Update
    April16, 2020
    3:00 PM

    Governor Cuomo announced today that schools will remain closed through May 15th with all students returning on the 18th. The District will be sharing updates and further details next week now that we are closed through May 15th. Food distribution will continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays for those families who have requested breakfast and lunch. As always, be safe and we miss all of you!


    Thank you,
    Jeramy Clingerman
    Superintendent
    Seneca Falls Central School District


    Superintendent Update
    April 15, 2020
    12:00 PM

    Seneca County extended their emergency declaration on April 14, 2020 through May 14, 2020. The declaration, at this time, has no impact on the closing of school buildings. The Governor’s Executive Order is the official document the Seneca Falls CSD must follow, which has school buildings and facilities closed until April 29, 2020 with students returning on April 30th.


    Superintendent Update
    April 9, 2020
    9:00 AM 

    Message to parents/students

    1. CORRECTION - We received clarification that the Governor’s most recent Executive Order has school buildings/grounds closed through April 29th, which means students would return on the 30th. Previously, we were reporting a return on the 29thAt this time, students will return on the 30th of April.

    2. The Board of Regents has canceled the June Regents exams for 2020.  Please reference the Regents Examination and Graduation Requirements document provided by the NYS Education department for specific details CLICK HERE.

    Here are the main highlights from the NYSED guidance document:

      • Students who during the June 2020 examination period would take one or more Regents Examinations shall be exempted from the requirements pertaining to passing such examinations in order to be issued a diploma. In order to qualify for the exemption, students must meet one of the following eligibility requirements:The student is currently enrolled in a course of study culminating in a Regents Examination and will have earned credit in such course of study by the end of the 2019-20 school year;

        • The student is currently enrolled in a course of study culminating in a Regents Examination and has failed to earn credit by the end of the school year. Such student returns for summer instruction to make up the failed course credit and is subsequently granted diploma credit in August 2020; or

        • The student was previously enrolled in the course of study leading to an applicable Regents Examination, has achieved course credit, and has not yet passed the associated Regents Examination but was intending to take the test in June 2020 to achieve a passing score.

      • Students still need to pass their courses in order to get the Regents exemption.  Here’s specific language from the FAQ:

        • In the event that extended closure interferes with a school or district’s ability to provide the full unit of study by the end of the school year, either in face-to-face instruction or through other methods, the student should be granted the diploma credit as long as the student has met the standards assessed in the provided coursework.

      • More guidance will be coming from your child’s principal, teachers and/or school counselor about what this means for students for the current school year and beyond.  

      • The Board of Regents and NYSED deserve credit for this decision to cancel Regents exams and the clarity they have provided in regards to Regents exams, course credit and graduation. There are still unanswered questions they are working on and will provide further guidance. 

      • Locally, we now need to make some decisions regarding grading during this time in which distance learning is occurring. 

      • Please continue to work with us and ensure that our students are doing their best to continue their education while the buildings and grounds are closed, but school remains “open”. 

    3. According to the Executive Director of the NYS Public High School Athletics Association, there is most likely going to be a revised spring sports season if we return to school on April 30, 2020. More details to come on that topic as we receive more information. 

    Now that we have received guidance form NYSED, there will be more details to work out regarding graduation requirements and grading K-12. We will be working hard with you and your child to make sure we answer your questions and work through the implications of these State level and local decisions.

    I thank you again for your continued support,

    Jeramy Clingerman
    Superintendent
    Seneca Falls Central School District


    UPDATE
    April 7, 2020
    9:00 AM

    Dear School Family,


    We have heard of several students who are having issues at home with internet access. Please keep in mind that you are free to utilize the district's internet access from outside the building, from your car. We have temporarily moved several classroom wireless access points from the hallway location to a window location, producing a higher signal in certain exterior areas. The below building maps show the designated areas where wireless access is the strongest.  Feel free to share this with students as they could also utilize the guest network at these locations. Remember it doesn't matter which school's wireless you use, they are all on the same network. We do make the recommendation to have your laptop off until you park to get the signal while turning it on and syncing with the server.  Contact sftechhelp@senecafallscsd.org with any concerns.

    James Bruni
    Administrator of Business and Operations
    Seneca Falls Central School District

    Mynderse Academy and Middle School Internet Access Sites      Cady Stanton Internet Access Sites  
    Mynderse & MS Internet Availability Sites                    Cady Stanton Internet Availability Sites

      
    Frank Knight Internet Access Sites
    Frank Knight Internet Availability Sites 


    Superintendent Update
    April 6, 2020
    2:00 PM

    A couple of updates from today:

    1. The Board of Regents has cancelled the June Regents exams.

    2. Governor Cuomo has closed schools through April 28th with all students returning on Wednesday, April 29th.

    We do not have details about what the cancelation of the June Regents exams will mean and we do not know the status of the August Regents exams, but when we do, we will communicate with all of you. We will also communicate additional information by the end of the week regarding the extended school closure. There are many questions at this time, which we do not have answers to, but once we do, we will share the information with all of you.

    3. Also, this is a reminder to parents and students that packets with new lessons and materials will be available for pick up tomorrow, Tuesday, April 7th from 2-6PM. There will be administrators, faculty and staff at the main entrance of each building to provide you with your child(ren)’s lessons/materials.

    K-5: For parents with students in grades Kindergarten through 5th grade, you will have a packet to pick up.

    Middle School: For parents with middle school students, Principal Rhinehart will contact you if you need to come pick up a packet. All other students, you will be able to access your information through Google Classroom and/or email. 8th grade students in accelerated math will need to pick up a packet from the Mynderse Academy table in the bus loop on Tuesday afternoon.

    Mynderse Academy: For parents of a Mynderse Academy student, most of you have something to pick up and those who do NOT will receive a call from Principal Lewis.

    When picking up materials/lessons, please do not exit your vehicle. We will ask for your child(ren)’s name and bring their lessons/materials to the vehicle. We need to adhere to the physical distancing procedures for everyone's protection. Thank you for your help and understanding.

    Jeramy Clingerman
    Superintendent
    Seneca Falls Central School


    Superintendent Update
    April 1, 2020
    10:00 AM

    Food Distribution

    The school district will continue food distribution, for those families who have signed up, during the week of April 6th-10th. Starting the week of April 6th, we will provide lunch and breakfast on Tuesday and Thursday. We will use the same drop-off locations and delivery process we have been using. We will provide enough food on Tuesdays and Thursdays to cover Monday-Friday. If you are interested in breakfast and lunch for your school-aged child(ren), please complete the form on the district’s website https://www.senecafallscsd.org/Page/7363 or call 315-712-0514.

    Continuing Education at Home (4/1/2020-4/14/2020)

    We are now on week three of the school closure. We had initially provided enough lessons/materials for students to complete through April 13th. We did not include lessons to be completed during what was considered the spring break (April 6th-13th). In addition, we did not have office hours scheduled during that time. On Monday, March 30th, we received clarification that the Governor is directing all schools to provide for the continuation of instruction through the current closure, including spring break. 

    We are currently working on that plan. Some of the faculty members will provide additional lessons virtually, while others will provide paper based lessons and activities. Faculty and staff, including the counseling staff, will continue to be available during their posted office hours (link below).

    We are requesting that parents pick up the new lessons/materials on Tuesday, April 7th from 2-6PM at the main entrance of the building child(ren) attend. There will be administrators, faculty and staff at the main entrance of each building to provide you with your child(ren)’s lessons/materials.

    Please do not exit your vehicle when picking up lessons/materials. We will ask for your child(ren)’s name and bring their lessons/materials to the vehicle. We need to adhere to the physical distancing procedures to protect ourselves. Again, we are requesting that parents pick up the new lessons/materials on Tuesday, April 7th from 2-6PM at the main entrance of the building child(ren) attend.

    You can access the current Distance Learning Instructional Resource Guide at http://bit.ly/2Qii89p

    I hope this message finds you well. We appreciate your continued support and collaboration as we continue to navigate our way through these unprecedented times.

    Thank you,

    Jeramy Clingerman
    Superintendent
    Seneca Falls Central School District


    March 28, 2020
    2:00 PM

    A message of gratitude - from Superintendent Jeramy Clingerman.

    Click HERE to view video message.


    March 28, 2020
    12:00 PM

    Superintendent Clingerman's response to your questions.

    Click HERE to view video.

    Click HERE to read the print versions of the Questions and Answers.


    MARCH 20, 2020
    2:30 PM

    Statement From Board of Regents Chancellor Betty A. Rosa and Interim State Education Commissioner Shannon Tahoe Regarding Elementary and Intermediate Level State Assessments

    President Donald Trump announced today that the Education Department would not enforce federal standardized testing requirements for K-12 schools.


    "With many schools closed due to the virus, the Department of Education will not enforce standardized testing requirements for students in elementary through high school for the current year," Trump said.

    Following up on Trump's announcement, the State Education Department has, in turn, announced the suspension of tests.

    The school closures caused by Novel Coronavirus are unprecedented and so, we have to make unprecedented decisions for our students. The administrations of the 2020 elementary- and intermediate-level State assessments have been suspended for the remainder of this school year.

    It is most important that during the time of closure, schools are able to continue to focus their efforts toward local school and community needs, as they have been doing, and not be concerned about State assessments. NYSED has applied for federal waivers for testing, accountability, and reporting requirements.

    The priority for the Board of Regents and the Department is to ensure that districts provide continuity of instruction for students to the greatest extent possible. It is a critical component of school emergency management, as it promotes the continuation of teaching and learning and prevents learning loss while schools are closed. However, many considerations play a role in developing continuity of learning programs such as access and availability, type and quality of materials and the length of time that the various types of learning will require. We are working with districts now to receive and review their plans.

    We are incredibly grateful to the educators who are devoted to developing these plans in the most equitable way possible and who have provided resources for parents and children.

    NYSED continues to work with the Governor’s Office, the state Department of Health, the Division of Homeland Security and the Office of Children and Family Services to ensure that we are up to date on all guidance and all of our resources for schools related to COVID-19 can be found on NYSED's dedicated website

    Most of all, we hope that our students and educators are well.  We are thankful for the devotion and ongoing leadership of our teachers, administrators, school board members and parents who have gone above and beyond so that students are safe and impacted as little as possible.

    This suspension for the remainder of the school year applies to the following New York State testing programs:

    • New York State Grades 3-8 English Language Arts Test;
    • New York State Grades 3-8 Mathematics Test;
    • New York State Grade 4 Elementary-Level Science Test;
    • New York State Grade 8 Intermediate-Level Science Test;
    • New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) in Grades K-12; and
    • New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA) for students with severe cognitive disabilities in Grades 3-8 and high school.

    UPDATE
    MARCH 17, 2020
    5:00 PM

    Updated Information Regarding 3-8  NYS ELA Assessments:

    Suspension of the ELA assessment was issued today, March 17, 2020. New York State will continue to communicate with districts as they monitor the Coronavirus situation. Additional guidance and information will follow. 


     

     

    SENECA FALLS CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
    District Offices
    P.O. Box 268, 98 Clinton Street
    Seneca Falls, New York 13148-1497

     

    Jeramy Clingerman
    Superintendent of Schools
    (315) 568-5818
    (315) 712-0535 FAX

     

    James Bruni
    Administrator of Business & Operations
    (315) 568-5874

    COVID-19 (NOVEL CORONAVIRUS)

    MARCH 17, 2020 UPDATE
    8:00 AM

    Dear Parents/Guardians, 

    Thank you for your flexibility and patience as our response to COVID-19 has been rapidly evolving each day. As an education community, we continue to make the safety of our students and staff the main focus in our decision making process. We have been in constant contact with Seneca County Public Health, while receiving updated guidance from the New York State Department of Education (NYSED) and New York State Department of Health regularly.

    Social Distancing

    Due to COVID-19, the District, in collaboration with Seneca County Department of Health, have temporarily closed schools as it is the best course of action to help prevent an outbreak in our communities At this time, all four Seneca County Schools will be closed on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 and will remain closed through Monday, April 13, 2020.

    This closure means all school buildings and grounds are closed until April 13th. Building access is being limited to certain staff to maintain limited operations and to thoroughly clean and disinfect the buildings.

    The Governor restricted any public gatherings to 50 people to ensure social distancing.

    Know that while we are closed for the well-being of all, we miss the students dearly and the interaction with everyone who is part of this amazing school community.

    At this time, the 8TH grade Washington D.C. trip is still scheduled for June. We will continue to monitor the situation and notify parents immediately if a decision is made to cancel.

    Continuing Education at Home - Click the link for more info: http://bit.ly/2Qii89p

    Students in grades 6-12 received a chromebook to take home for school related assignments. They also received paper packets with assignments. This assignment of a chromebook in grades 6-9 is temporary during this closure. If a parent, of a student in grades 6-9, does not wish to have their student have a chromebook at home, please notify the principal so they can make arrangements to return the chromebook to school and let teachers know the student will not have access to the device.

    Students in grades K-5 received paper packets. There were also recommendations for different websites/apps that students in K-5 can use for learning purposes if you have a device and internet access in your home.

    Some of the factors considered in determining if assignments are paper based or computer based are- the grade level of a student, internet access at home and teacher preference. In the event we have to close school beyond April 13th, we will communicate more details about assignments at that time.

    If your child was not in school on Monday, March 16th and you were not able to pick up the packet on Tuesday, March 17th between the hours of 8-3, the district will be delivering the assignment to your home.

    All teachers have office hours where they can be reached virtually. These hours are listed under the COVID-19 tab on our website.
    Click this link to view: http://bit.ly/2Qii89p

    If students are having technology difficulties, they can contact the helpdesk at- sftechhelp@senecafallscsd.org

    Food Distribution

    The Seneca Falls School District is looking to provide breakfast and lunch to students during the dates of Thursday, March 19th through April 3rd. Food would be supplied Monday – Fridays during these dates.

    If you are interested in breakfast and lunch for your school-aged children, please go to our website to complete the form https://www.senecafallscsd.org/domain/1595. We sent a paper copy home with students in grades k-5. If you choose to not fill out the form electronically or don’t have internet access to do so, please complete the paper form and return it to the school’s main office by 3PM Tuesday, March 17th.  You can also call the main office of your child’s school to make the request for breakfast and lunch.

    If you have internet access, please consider completing the form through our website as that will be most efficient.

    Preventive Practices

    The New York State Department of Health (DOH) recommends ways to minimize the spread of all respiratory viruses, including COVID-19. Please review the NYS Department of Health’s- The Flu: A Guide for Parents at https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/2423/. The current recommendation is to follow the CDC guidance of preventative good hygiene practices (can be found at the link below).

    As we think about our students and all that they are hearing and seeing about COVID-19, we must consider how we can address their worries in a way that will calm them and not increase their anxiety. The counseling department has shared the resource below. The 6-12 counselors, by building, have also posted office hours to be available to students. Click the link here to see their hours: http://bit.ly/2Qii89p

    As always, the District will work closely with our school physician, the Department of Health, both locally and at the state level, and the NYS Education Department when it comes to guidance on health related issues such as COVID-19.

    Additional Resources:

    Click here to see the Centers for Disease Control Frequently Asked Questions Page Regarding the COVID-19

    Click here to see the New York State Department of Health's Information Page Regarding COVID-19

    Click here to see information about talking to your children regarding COVID-19



    Respectfully,

    Jeramy Clingerman
    Superintendent
    Seneca Falls Central Schools