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New Mascot FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) 

New Mascot FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) 

The Waterloo Central School District will be adopting a new mascot this year. The District is aware of the great pride the community has in its schools and is taking many steps to ensure that students, staff and the community are involved in the selection process.

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions about the mascot change: 

Why is the mascot being changed now?

The mascot is being changed as part of the Waterloo Central School District Strategic Plan. The Strategic Planning Committee comprised of parents, students, staff, community members, and Board of Education Members met for a year to develop Waterloo CSD’s Strategic Plan. This process began in November, 2020. The Strategic Plan Steering Committee call for community members, parents, staff, and students was sent on December 14, 2020. The full committee was then formed in December 2020. The committee met to develop the plan from January 13, 2021 through May 26, 2021. The Board of Education adopted the Strategic Plan during the summer of 2021. The plans were shared with all staff, families, and the community in September 2021. The Mascot Committee was formed in the winter of 2022 and is charged with creating a process to select a new mascot for Waterloo CSD.  

What is the timeline for selecting the new mascot?

The deadline for the first survey input for the new mascot is April 29, 2022. The Mascot Selection Committee will meet to analyze the data collected from all stakeholders during the first or second week of May. A second survey will be created for the community, families, staff and students with the top selections the committee deems appropriate for the new Waterloo CSD mascot. This survey will be sent out in late May. 

How are students and the community involved in the selection process?

Specific community input regarding the selection of a new mascot was sought over the winter of 2021. The Mascot Selection Committee met on April 20, 2022. This committee is comprised of community members, staff, Board of Education members and students. A survey was sent to all families on April 22, 2022 to gather input for potential mascots. Students will have access to the survey to give their input in the coming weeks. The survey was posted on the Waterloo CSD website on April 22, 2022 to continue to gather community input.

When will the new mascot be shared with the community?

The Board of Education will make the final selection in June based on the feedback received from the community.