Waterloo Central School District

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  • November 24th, 2020

    Dear Waterloo Families,

    Attached, you will find information regarding yellow zone testing, should Governor Cuomo and our Seneca County Health Department designate our school district a yellow zone.

    Today, our district administrative team and several of our school nurses will participate in training which will allow us to test within our schools. Attached, please find a letter regarding parental consent for testing, a frequently asked questions document, and a power point slide presentation with information that will be shared on December 1, 2020 during a community zoom meeting.

    We have planned a community zoom meeting on December 1, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. The first portion of the meeting will be about our proposed Capital Project, which will go to the community for a vote on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. Voting will take place at the District Offices from 12:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. The second part of the meeting will be to review the yellow zone power point and to answer any questions you may have about testing in our schools. The deadline to submit parental consent is November 30, 2020, so we are prepared should we be designated a yellow zone upon our return to school after Thanksgiving. We want to be prepared to test should it be necessary upon return from the break. We only have two weeks to complete the mandatory testing in order to keep our doors open and our students in our hybrid learning model including in person learning. Without the required testing, we would have to move all students to fully remote instruction.

    Parental consent to test can also be sent after December 1st. I want to give parents an opportunity to ask questions, if there are any, after reviewing the documents attached to this message. The presentation deck and frequently asked questions document will also be posted to our website. 

    Thank you very much for your time.

    Terri Bavis

    Yellow Zone Presentation
    Yellow Zone FAQ Sheet
    COVID-19 Testing Parent Consent Form

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  • November 19th, 2020

    Dear Waterloo Families -

    Yesterday evening, the Seneca County Health Department made the District aware that a Waterloo High School Student has tested positive for COVID-19The individual that has tested positive last attended in-person instruction on Thursday, November 5, 2020. As you are aware, Waterloo High School has been on remote instruction since Friday, November 6, 2020. Due to remote instruction, there is no concern of in district exposure for students or staff. At this time, there is no additional impact to our District. 

    As this is a matter of student confidentiality and privacy, we are unable to share specifics regarding this matter. However, I want to assure you that we will continue to be proactive and work in collaboration with the DOH. If the DOH indicates further action at the District level, we will communicate that directly with you. 

    As always, we ask that all families continue to help prevent the spread of the virus by encouraging students to wear a mask, wash their hands and practice social distancing. Please contact your medical provider or the Department of Health if you have any additional questions or concerns.


    Terri Bavis
    Superintendent of Schools

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  • Waterloo


    Voters in the Waterloo Central School District will vote on two capital project proposals on Tuesday, Dec. 8.

    The first proposal on the ballot includes reconfiguring the bus loop and parent drop-off driveways, drainage and infrastructure improvements, replacing the high school roof and upgrading the high school art, and middle school science and technology classrooms. The estimated cost is $19 million and there will be no additional impact to Waterloo CSD residents.

    In addition, voters will be presented with a second $4 million proposal to upgrade lights at the District’s stadium, baseball and softball fields, tennis courts and Little League facilities. Implementation of the second proposal is contingent on passage of the first proposal. There will be no new tax impact to Waterloo CSD residents.

    About 82 percent of the project will be funded by state aid and the remaining 18 percent will be covered by the District’s capital reserve fund.

    “We understand that these are challenging times for everyone. These projects address safety and environmental needs that require our immediate attention,” Waterloo Superintendent of Schools Terri Bavis said. “The community takes great pride in its schools being safe, supportive and engaging places for students to learn and grow as scholars, athletes and people. Through careful planning these projects will help the District maintain Waterloo’s high standards without placing any additional cost on the District’s taxpayers.”

    Voting will take place from noon until 8 p.m. at the District Office, 109 Washington Street. Requests for absentee ballots must be made through Jamie Excell, our District Clerk, who may be contacted at 315539-1501.

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  • Developing Student Ownership & Creativity

    The MISSION of the Waterloo Central School District is to provide a safe environment and educational programs that will provide opportunities for all members of the community to obtain a well-rounded education so they can be productive and successful in their personal and professional lives.

    The VISION of the Waterloo Central School District is to become the best rural school in the heartland of New York. We will achieve this by focusing on high academic excellence by providing for ALL a variety of instructional strategies to meet individual needs for future success. This will be accomplished through "open communication," collegiality, an infusion of technology and an enlightened attitude toward teaching and learning. Students will become productive members by becoming successful citizens.

  • The Waterloo Central School District affirms that no person shall be subjected to discrimination, denied benefits, or excluded from participation in employment or in any educational program or activity on the basis of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, national origin, marital status, disability, or on any other basis in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX, Title IV, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other federal or state laws.  The Waterloo Central School District provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

    The Waterloo Central School District encourages students, parents, staff, and community members to report any harassing, bullying, abusive, or unsafe behavior as soon as possible to a school district official, or when appropriate, to law enforcement.

    Superintendent Terri Bavis serves as the Compliance Officer/Coordinator and is authorized to coordinate and carry out the responsibilities of the district under this policy and to coordinate compliance with the regulations and to process any complaint and/or grievance that may be filed in accordance with the grievance procedure heretofore adopted by the District’s Board of Education.  Ms. Bavis can be reached at 315-539-1501; via email at Terri.Bavis@waterloocsd.org; or via mail at the District Office: 109 Washington Street, Waterloo, NY 13165.

    The Waterloo Central School District also prohibits all harassing conduct based on gender, race, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by state or federal law.  The Waterloo Central School District considers harassing conduct to be an abuse contrary to the high moral ethical standards of an educational institution.

    Harassing conduct generally consists of subjecting an individual, on the basis of his/her membership in a protected class, to conduct and/or communications that are sufficiently severe, pervasive, or persistent as to have the purpose or effect of: creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment; substantially or unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or a student’s educational performance, opportunities, benefits, or well-being; or otherwise adversely affecting an individual’s employment or educational opportunities.

    Harassing conduct can include unwelcome verbal, written, or physical conduct which offends, denigrates, or belittles an individual because of his/her membership in a protected class.  Such conduct includes, but is not limited to, derogatory remarks, jokes, demeaning comments or behavior, slurs, mimicking, name-calling, graffiti, innuendo, gestures, physical contact, stalking, threatening, bullying, extorting, or the display or circulation of written materials or pictures.

    The Waterloo Central School District will not tolerate the use of a position of authority to obtain sexual favors in supervisor/employee or faculty/student relationships.  Neither will it condone expressions or actions by any person affiliated with the School District that in any manner constitute sexually harassing conduct, including student-to-student harassment.  Attempts to suppress the report of such actions or to retaliate for the presentation of a report will be considered in the same light as the offending behavior.

    Inquiries concerning the application of this policy may also be referred to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), 32 Old Slip, 26th Floor, New York, NY 10005, Telephone: 646-428-3900.

    For further information on non-discrimination, visit https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/nondisc.html or call 1-800-421-3481.


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