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  • Waterloo Central School District Fitness Center Scheduled To Reopen To Public on Aug. 2

    The Waterloo Central School District Fitness Center, which has been closed to the public since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will reopen ­­to community members on Monday, Aug. 2.

    “We are very excited to finally be able to open our doors for community use,” WCSD Director of Health, Physical Education, and Athletics Christal Kent said. “It has been a long year and a half and thankfully everyone has been so patient.  The new floor installed by G&G Fitness looks awesome. 

    “I am also very thankful for the support of our taxpayers, Board of Education, and Superintendent Terri Bavis to keep our facility in top-notch shape. We look forward to having more memberships than in the past and hope to continue to push Waterloo Wellness throughout our community.” 

    District residents who wish to use the Fitness Center must complete and return a registration packet and submit payment to the High School Main Office at 96 Stark St. before using the Fitness Center. The registration packet includes a consent form, medical clearance form, and participant information form and can also be downloaded from the district website.

    The cost for community members to use the Fitness Center is $75 per year and the fee covers July 2021 through June 2022. The fee will be prorated based on the start date. Those who begin using the Fitness Center on Aug. 2 will be charged $68.75.

    Use of the Fitness Center is free for WCSD Retirees, college students who graduated from WCSD, and active military members. College students and military personnel must show photo ID when submitting their paperwork at the Business Office.

    The Fitness Center is located at Waterloo High School, 96 Stark St. Summer hours are 5:30 to 9:30 a.m. Monday through Friday and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The Fitness Center is closed on Saturday and Sunday.

    In accordance with Seneca County Department of Health protocols, all who use the Fitness Center must have their temperature taken upon arrival, fill out a COVID screening form and wear a mask while working out.

    Please contact Kent at (315) 539-1557 or christal.kent@waterloocsd.org with any questions.

     

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  • Waterloo Central School District American Rescue Plan Funding 2021-2022

    To ensure the continued support of students at our schools, on June 21, 2021 the Waterloo Board of Education approved 56 new positions through our Federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding. These positions are a District Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) Director, who will directly support and coordinate social emotional learning in each school, a Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) for restorative practices and academics to support our Secondary Administrators, a District Wellness Coordinator, four Building Wellness Coordinators so that our Building Wellness Teams can get established this fall, a School Psychology Intern, an additional School Nurse, and Intervention Teachers at all levels. We have also planned for extended day programming for both before and after school for students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Inclusive in this plan are Response to Intervention (RtI)/ Enrichment Program Directors and Extended Day Program Coordinators at each elementary school, in addition to Literacy Partners and tutors to assist with extended school day instruction. We have also added funding to provide transportation for more secondary students, so they are able to fully participate in academic assistance and extra-curricular activities after school. Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) Coaches, and Parent Academies to pay for speakers and workshops that may be of interest to our parents and guardians throughout the school year.

    We have also included in our plan ELA and Math Response to Intervention (RtI) Data Coordinators at the elementary level and Secondary Data Coordinators at both WMS and WHS. These positions will enable us to better track our assessment results at each building to inform our instruction, create individualized learning plans for student and increase student achievement.

    Additionally, we have added organizational supports to assist with our Professional Learning Community (PLC) Model. These include four content area department chairs and seven grade level chairs at the secondary level.

    We have planned for a part-time Public Information Officer/COVID Mitigation Response Officer to assist with communications and planning.

    4 open air pavilions are being constructed, one at each building, to encourage time spent outdoors when weather allows. We have also planned to purchase multiple supplies and materials for students throughout the school year including school supplies and art materials for students to have at home to assist with their academic needs outside of school, snacks for students participating in the extended day programs, and developmentally appropriate literacy materials and books that can be kept at home to assist students in building their literacy skills with their families outside of school. 

    This plan will continue to be revisited and adjusted based on stakeholder feedback to support student needs and/or additional state or federal guidance.

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    January 15th, 2021
    Waterloo Families,
    Waterloo CSD will soon be rolling out ParentSquare. A new application designed to increase communication with our school community.

    Waterloo CSD will be using ParentSquare for school communication, primarily with email, text, and app notifications. ParentSquare automatically generates an account for each parent, using their preferred email address and phone number. We encourage parents to access their accounts so they can download the mobile app and update their preferences on when and how they are notified.

    Here’s what you can do with ParentSquare:

    • Receive messages from the school via email, text, or app notification
    • Choose to receive information as it comes or all at once at 6 pm daily
    • Communicate in your preferred language
    • Comment on school postings to engage in your school community
    • Direct message teachers, staff, and other parents*
    • Participate in group messages*
    • Sign up for parent-teacher conferences with smart online technology*
    • Sign forms & permission slips, and more all from your phone or web portal*

    *Some features will be rolled out over time*

    Please look for an email invite from ParentSquare to join or go to ParentSquare.com to sign up. Additional information will be communicated in the coming weeks.

    Opt-Out:

    We promise to only send you information closely related to school. You can opt-out at any time. See this document Waterloo CSD ParentSquare Opt-Out Form for more information about opting-out from our communications.

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  • 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.

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  • 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, 2021Click 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!

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  • 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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