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    Dear Waterloo Students and Families,

    This summer, the WCSD Transportation Department has been working diligently to adapt our services to fit the guidelines for student busing under the new COVID-19 regulations.  School arrival and dismissal times have changed (noted below) and we will be adding a third morning and afternoon run to transport Skoi-Yase and LaFayette students separately.

     2020-2021 School Bus arrival and dismissal times by building

    School

    Bus Arrival

    Bus Dismissal

    High/Middle School

    7:30am

    1:15 pm

    Skoi-Yase Primary

    8:45am

    2:30pm

    LaFayette Intermediate

    10:00am

    3:30pm

    *Please note that self-transport times may differ from bus times

    Due to these changes, the Transportation Department needs your assistance to ensure safe and efficient bus rides for the upcoming school year.

     We are asking ALL families to fill out an on-line transportation request form (links provided below). Even if you do NOT need transportation at this time please complete the form.   Also, please note that bussing assignments DO NOT rollover from the previous school year.  A new request must be submitted each year.

    K-6 Transportation Request

    7-12 Transportation Request

    These links are also located on the School District’s website, on the home page.  Please submit one form for each child no later than Wednesday, August 12th.

    Please note the following

    • UPK students do not need to fill out a form (families will be/have been contacted separately)
    • Alternate locations within a week are still ok for K-6 students (Day Care/Sitters).  7-12 Students will be transported to and from home addresses.
    • For students in K-6, please indicate in the provided field if your student’s transportation needs will change if he or she is placed in Group 1 (Mon, Tue in-person) or Group 2 (Thu, Fri in-person). Groups are determined by your child’s building administration and you will be notified of your students’ group by the school
    • Paper Forms are available if needed. Contact the Transportation Department. M-F, 7:00am-3:00pm 315-539-1515
    • These forms are due no later than Wednesday, August 12th.

    Once bus routes are established, you will be notified of your child’s bus number and bus stop information.  This will happen shortly before the first day of school.  If you do not hear from us by Tuesday, September 1st, please contact us. 315-539-1515

    We have attached the updated school bus guidelines for this year.  Please take the time to review them with your child so that he/she is prepared on the first day of school.

    Thank you for your help in providing us with updated information.  As your new Transportation Supervisor, I look forward to transporting your children safely during these times.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns (M-F 7:00am-3:00pm)

     Sincerely,

    D’Allah Laffoon

    Transportation Supervisor
    1719 North Rd
    315-539-1515

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  • Dear Waterloo Families,

    I hope the summer has provided some time for you to relax with your children and enjoy this warm weather.  I wanted to provide you with a few updates regarding the reopening of schools. Thank you to the over 700 people who completed our reopening survey. We are using those results in our reopening planning meetings this week.

    It will come as no surprise to you, that our first choice for instruction for September, is to have all students back in our schools five days per week. Like you, we feel that children learn better in school. Our second choice is to have a hybrid model, where students would attend school for a portion of the week and then would spend the remainder of the week learning remotely. Our last choice will be to have all students learning remotely. As a community, with 120 participants on our reopening committees working together last week, we determined that for safety reasons, the hybrid model will be our primary plan for reopening.

    We have used the New York State guidance on reopening schools along with the requirements of the Seneca County Health Department. The regulations we have been given state that we must always provide six feet of social distancing. For music and physical education classes, the social distancing requirements are twelve feet. In classrooms, all areas of the building including hallways, and on the school bus six feet of social distance must always be maintained.

    Last week, the Seneca County Superintendents met with Vickie Swinehart and Kerry VanAuken, representatives from the Seneca County Health Department. During that meeting, it was confirmed that we must socially distance on school buses, which reduces our bus capacity significantly. We will use three bus runs in the morning and afternoon each day to bring in as many students as possible, to our campus, safely. At this time, we are working to determine how many parents will drive their students to school, and how many students need daily transportation. You should have received a communication from our Transportation Director regarding your child’s transportation plan for September. The deadline for transportation forms to be returned is August 10th. If you need a transportation form, there are additional paper forms available at the bus garage. Please call the Transportation Department at 315-539-1515 if you need assistance.

    We have measured every space in our buildings and consulted with our architect to ensure we can safely accommodate our students’ return. We have plans for using all spaces to make that happen.

    Students must wear masks unless there is a documented medical reason for the child not to wear a mask.

    As you can imagine, everything is changing at a rapid pace. We used the information from the district survey and our fifteen stakeholder groups who met last week to develop our reopening plans.

    In the end, as always, safety is my greatest concern. As a parent, my concerns about safety are your concerns. We will continue to look at our systems for the Fall, considering our student and staff safety in each aspect of our reopening plans.

    I will continue to update you as we update our plans. I know this time has been very stressful for our families and our staff, in wondering what the Fall will bring for our students and the reopening of school. Our reopening plan is on the district website for your review. That said, please understand that we will continue to work on the specific details for each school within this plan in the weeks ahead. Our administrative team is meeting multiple times each week to continue this planning, to get all building plans complete for opening in September. Your child’s specific building plan will be available next week.

    Your child’s Building Principal will be contacting you next week to gather additional information about your plans for attendance, transportation and providing masks.

    Please be sure the school has your updated contact information and email address. If you have had changes to your contact information, please call your child’s school to share your updated information. Our communications will be frequent, and we want to be sure all families are receiving updated information as it becomes available.

    Thank you to each of you who has reached out to me with questions or concerns. I appreciate your input and value your thoughts and feedback. I continue to remind myself, this is for a short period of time, not forever. We will make the best of the circumstances we have been given, together.

    Please take some time to review our reopening plan on the district website. The link is provided for you below.

     

    https://www.waterloocsd.org/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=5321&dataid=8931&FileName=Waterloo%20CSD-school-reopening-guidance.pdf

     

    Please do not hesitate to contact me, or your child’s Building Principal, should you have questions or concerns.

    Sincerely,

    Terri Bavis

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  • Kindergarten Registration

    Kindergarten Registration is currently open! If your child will be 5 years old on or before December 1st, 2020 then your child is eligible to attend Kindergarten in September at Skoi-Yase Primary School. To register please go to: https://schooltool.waterloocsd.org/schooltoolweb/onlinepreregistration/ Packets can also be returned to our District Office at 109 Washington Street, Waterloo. If you have questions, please call (315)-539-1520

     

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  • Waterloo Athletics

    Thursday, July 16, 2020

    Dear WHS/WMS Parent/Guardian(s):

    We hope this email finds you and your family healthy.

    Attached is a press release from NYSPHSAA (New York State Public High School Athletic Association) announcing that all Fall Sports have been delayed until September 21, 2020. They have also shared what the condensed seasons may look like starting in January 2021 if we are unable to play this Fall.

    If you have a student-athlete(s) in your home and have questions/concerns, please feel free to reach out anytime.

    With Waterloo Pride,
    Christal J. Kent
    Director of Health, PE & Athletics

    NYSPHSAA Press Release

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  • Waterloo Athletics
    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

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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.

  • 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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