• Coronavirus (COVID-19) 
    Updates & Continuity of Learning

    Materials & Lunches
    Buses will be leaving the school at 8:30 Monday morning to deliver educational materials for all of our students and meals to those who requested it. They are stopping at every stop that our buses typically pick your children up from, so please plan to have someone there waiting to collect any materials if possible.  Keep in mind that this process may take an hour, so please be patient!  If no one is home or not available to be at a bus stop location, pick up at the school will be at 11am on the High School side.  We miss you!

    Continuity of Learning 

    K-5th Grades
    Our k-5 teachers are continuing education through online teaching. They have each come up with a plan that fits their curriculum and communication needs for their students and parents. Daily material will be provided at all levels, along with additional zoom classes being held in the intermediate grades. Our elementary students are expected to complete weekly work sent home in print packets or provided through online platforms via our WCS website Teachers Pages, emails, and/or designated instructional platforms.

    Students receiving RTI will be contacted weekly using various platforms to provide support for students and parents. Collaboration between teachers will take place weekly in an ongoing effort to provide sound educational services for students.

    Students receiving special education will be contacted at least weekly using various platforms to provide support for students and parents. Collaboration between teachers will take place weekly in an ongoing effort to provide sound educational services for students. 

    Grading for elementary students during the 3rd and 4th marking period will be Pass/Incomplete based on work completed. 

    6-12th Grades
    Our Middle and High School teachers are continuing education primarily through email, Office 365 Teams and Zoom meetings for our students to continue learning and connecting with peers and their teachers.  An outline of their structure and expectations has been provided on each of their WCS Teacher Pages for individual details on what to expect in each virtual classroom setting. Middle/High School will be following their in-school class schedule of 3 days a week to provide the consistent teacher instruction and availability that our students were familiar with before school closures.

    Students receiving special education will be contacted at least weekly using various platforms to provide support for students and parents. Collaboration between teachers will take place weekly in an ongoing effort to provide sound educational services for students. 

    Grading for Middle/High School students during the 3rd marking period was based on a Pass/Incomplete system based on completed work, however the 4th marking period will be given a numeric grading system.  There will be no final exams, and the final grade will be an average of the 1st, 2nd, and 4th marking periods.


    Roles & Responsibilities
    Students are expected to participate and engage with teachers. Teachers will reach out to families to support and assist them in academic and SEL. Our school social worker, guidance counselor and nurse will reach out to families to follow up and provide assistance during our digital instruction period.

    VIEW & PRINT: WCS Continuity of Education Handbook
    For full details on Continuity of Education during COVID-19 School Closures:

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  • Sunday, March 15, 2020

    Dear WCS Families,

    As recommended recently by the Allegany and Cattaraugus County Health Departments, all school districts – including Whitesville Central School – will be closed to students effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020 through Sunday, April 12, 2020, with instruction occurring through home-based curriculum. This closure also applies to all district students who normally attend classes at CA BOCES campuses. While there are still no confirmed cases in our region at the time of this communication, the action is ordered out of caution, as cases in neighboring counties continues to rise. The main purpose of the order is to slow the potential spread of disease among students and the community.

    Here are some important pieces to consider as we head into our planned closures:

    • Our district and all programs will be closed to students on Monday, March 16. This closure will allow our instructional team and other staff members to train and finalize educational and support plans for students.
    • Students should report for a regularly scheduled day on Tuesday, March 17. On this day, they will receive instruction for study, tools, and supplies for the duration of the closure. Students who attend a CTE program at a CA BOCES center will also receive instruction for their respective program. Parents will receive a copy of all instructions for their students.
    • As a district, we do have a food plan in place to provide meals to those students who require it during the closure. In addition, students with disabilities who receive specialized services will continue to receive the educational support needed to be successful. You will be receiving specific communication on these areas by Tuesday.

     We appreciate your support during this challenging time. We continue to be proactive in keeping our students, staff and communities safe. Please check our website regularly for updates, however, you may call the Main Office (607.356.3301 x221) with any urgent needs.

    Thank you everyone for your patience and understanding!

    Respectfully,

    Superintendent, Tammy Emery

     


    Saturday, March 14, 2020

    ALLEGANY COUNTY STATE OF EMERGENCY - Schools ordered closed
    We are working closely with our BOCES and the Allegany County Health Department on the declared state of emergency. As we finalize plans and get more information we will update the website with the most current information. Please check back here often as this is a fluid situation and we will keep you updated on plans moving forward. READ MORE.


    Friday, March 13, 2020

    WHITESVILLE CENTRAL SCHOOL INFORMATION RELEASE
    At 1:00pm today we had a meeting with the Allegany County Health Department. It was recommended that at this time we limit public gatherings. We talked at length about the gathering of our school children and employees everyday. READ MORE.