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.
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.
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.