Seneca Cares Network will be holding a virtual screening of a film called “Resilience”.
Thursday March 11, 2021 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
The film deals with ACES and recovery.
Breakout discussion groups will be held after the film is shown.
Please click the link below for more information.
February 9th, 2021
Re: District Emergency Plan Updates
The Public Health Emergency Involving a Communicable Disease annex is available for public review through March 14, 2021. The Waterloo Board of Education will hold a public hearing regarding the annex at its regular meeting on February 22, 2021. The comment period will follow in March.
January 27th, 2021
Dear Waterloo Families,
Today we received two communications from the Seneca County Department of Health. We received a new flowchart for mandatory quarantines. The other document is regarding high-risk sports.
Please review the attached documents. The following sports will begin on Monday, February 1, 2021: basketball, cheerleading, ice-hockey, and wrestling. At this time, we will not have spectators at sporting events. Any questions regarding interscholastic athletics (grades 7-12) should be sent to Mrs. Kent, our Director of Health, Physical Education, and Athletics.
Questions regarding the updated COVID-19 flowchart should be directed to your child’s School Nurse.
Both documents will be posted to our website for your future reference.
Universal PreK Registration is Open!
There are openings for 4-year-old PreK students that live in the Waterloo Central School District for the 2021-2022 school year. If you are interested in your child attending, please contact the Skoi-Yase Primary School for a registration packet. Forms necessary for registration can be found here, under PreK Registration Materials. This is a half-day program with no cost to families.
- Child must live in the Waterloo Central School District.
- Child must be 4 years old on or before December 1, 2021.
- New York State requirements must be met for immunizations, dental screenings and physicals before the student can start.
If you have any questions, please call Jenn Hayden, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction at (315)-539-1502 OR Sherri Monell, Principal, Skoi-Yase Primary School @ 315-539-1520.
January 8, 2021
The Waterloo Central School District is using new technology to improve the Board of Education governance process. This will allow the Waterloo Board of Education to maximize the effectiveness of our board meetings with increased transparency, providing a basis for more efficient and open communication with the public.
BoardDocs Pro uses a structured, collaborative workflow that is specifically designed to meet the unique needs and legal requirements of public school boards. Electronic distribution will not only save time and resources, but it will also provide more convenient public access via the Waterloo Central School District’s website to agenda items and other board-related information. This process will allow interested parties to review information prior to meetings. After the meeting, individuals can review the agenda items and see what action the board took, complete with voting results. All documents associated with the meeting are automatically archived and can be accessed by date or by using the system’s comprehensive search feature.
The new board management features can be accessed via Waterloo’s website at https://go.boarddocs.com/ny/waterloocsd/Board.nsf/Public. For questions regarding this initiative, please contact Jamie Excell at 315-539-1501.
January 6th, 2020
All Seneca County Superintendents received this message yesterday regarding asymptomatic testing from our Seneca County Director of Health, Vickie Swinehart. These sites are set up for testing of individuals who are not symptomatic. These tests are free of charge. You do not have to be a resident of the specific county. All individuals must pre-register for any of the clinics sites.
Below is the information for testing clinics that are available:
Here is a link to register for the free COVID testing on Mondays at the Seneca County Office building in Waterloo: Results in 15 minutes
Free testing is also available at Finger Lakes Community Health in Ovid and in Geneva. Results within 24 hours. Here is their link to register https://Localcommunityhealth.com.
You can also use this link to sign up for free testing in Ontario or Yates County (You do not have to be a resident of the particular county.
Fall Reopening Documentation
January 4th, 2020
The federal and state moratoriums on evictions are currently scheduled to be lifted in January 2021. Due to this, there may be an increase in the number of families who will experience a loss of housing. Governor Cuomo has announced an expansion of the state’s rent relief program. Eligibility criteria has changed and applications will be accepted until February 1st, 2021. Click here for more information and to apply.
Also If you have questions on your rights or need referrals for housing there is a Statewide hotline: 833-503-0447, open 24/7. They will soon be able to answer questions in all languages with interpreters. This is a referral line only — hotline workers aren’t able to answer specific legal questions, but they will be able to direct you to the courts, clerks offices and other resources in your region. If you don’t get through the first time, keep trying!
If you lose your housing or are living in temporary housing please let your school know! We are here to help!
IF YOU SHOULD NEED IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE FOR EMOTIONAL HEALTH PLEASE:
-call or visit Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP) at Clifton Springs
-call Finger Lakes Lifeline 2-1-1
-contact the National Crisis Text Line by texting the word: HOME to 741-741
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.