May 23rd, 2020 Public Notice from the District Clerk
The Board of Education will hold a budget hearing and regular meeting on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 7:00 pm. This meeting will be held virtually via ZOOM and the link and/or instructions for accessing the meeting will be posted on this website.
During the budget hearing, candidates for a seat on the Board of Education will be permitted to make a brief statement regarding his/her candidacy.
For the budget hearing, public comment will be heard live. Instructions regarding how members of the public will indicate his/her intent to make public comments and how he/she will be recognized and allowed to speak will be reviewed at the beginning of the meeting.
For the regular meeting, if a member of the public would like to comment on either an agenda item or a general topic, please email your comment to Board of Education President, Ellen Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Topic: WCSD BOE 2020-2021 Budget Hearing
Time: May 26, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 886 4247 1207
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Dear Waterloo Families,
As you know, 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 be live until approximately Monday, May 25th.
Thought Exchange Link: https://my.thoughtexchange.com/333518046
Your BOCES is Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES.
Thank you in advance for your participation.
May 20th, 2020
Dear Waterloo Family,
We welcome student, family, community members, and staff input on the District’s Code of Conduct, ESSA-Funded Programs, and Family Involvement Policy. Please see the invitation below for information on how to join our online meeting on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 6:00 PM, using the link below. Please email email@example.com if you have any questions.
Jenn Hayden, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction
PARENT/SCHOOL/COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP MEETING
FOR ESSA (EVERY STUDENTS SUCEEDS ACT)
Topic: Code of Conduct and ESSA-Funded Program Stakeholder Meeting
Time: May 27, 2020, 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 775 8919 5589 Password: 3Z2xMv
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-Title IA Funding Use/Thoughts/Questions
-Title IIA Funding Use/Thoughts/Questions
-Title IVA Funding Use/Thoughts/Questions
-Code of Conduct Review
-Parent/School Contract Review
-Parent Involvement Policy Review
May 1, 2020
Dear Waterloo Families,
As you may have already heard, at his press briefing today, Governor Cuomo announced that all school buildings must remain closed for the remainder of the academic year. Although I am deeply saddened by this decision, I respect and concur with the fact that the safety of our students and staff must always be our number one priority.
Waterloo CSD will continue distance learning practices as communicated by building principals and individual teachers. If you have concerns or questions regarding any of this information, I strongly encourage you to email your child’s building principal.
I have no doubt that the distance learning practices have placed a great deal of strain on families in our district, and with the news received today, everyone’s anxiety level about the continuation of learning away from our buildings is heightened. For the next seven to eight weeks, it is imperative that we do everything we can to minimize learning gaps that may occur. I am greatly appreciative for what you have already done to support your children, our students, in this endeavor, and remain hopeful that you will persevere with your children in their instruction.
Our daily meal distribution will continue through at least the end of the academic year. We still do not have an official last day of school identified. We will wait for additional guidance on this and share it with you when it is announced.
I will continue to update you as more information becomes available from the Governor’s Office.
Thank you for all you are doing at home each day.
Wi-Fi Update: In an effort to help students/families stay connected and keep their school devices up to date we have enhanced our Wi-Fi access from our schools in 4 locations near buildings.
Students in grades 7-12 will be able to connect their school device to the school Wi-Fi without leaving a vehicle. In addition our Public WiFi access speed has been boosted too. Access has been increased in the following locations: SY – Bus Loop, LF – Front Loop facing Inslee St., MS – Student drop off area, and HS – Student drop off and Gym area. For everyone's continued safety please practice social distancing and remain in your vehicles.
The Waterloo Central School District realizes the extremely difficult and inconvenient times for our entire community affected by COVID-19. Section V interscholastic athletics have all been postponed until further notice.
Nevertheless, in an effort to prevent the further spread of the COVID- 19 virus, all student and parent-led practices on and off-campus are strongly discouraged at this time. In the event, we are unable to contain the spread of the COVID-19 or it worsens, we could be jeopardizing our entire spring season.
The Waterloo Central School District and its facilities are officially CLOSED. This includes all indoor and outdoor athletic facilities. We appreciate your cooperation and thank you for your support
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
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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.