• Weekly Reminders & Updates!
    (2020-21 Archive)


    For the most recent COVID info CLICK HERE

    COVID-19 Protocol for WCS:

    • The school is informed and reports daily to the state all students, teachers and staff who have been tested for COVID-19
    • The school prepares a contact tracing spreadsheet in case of a positive result
    • The Department of Health, from the county of residence, of the positive individual, is responsible to complete all contact tracing
    • If the positive individual was in school during the contagious time period (determined by the Health Department), the school is contacted
    • The school then must report the positive student, teacher or staff member on the daily state website which is upload into https://schoolcovidreportcard.health.ny.gov/#/home
    • The school sends the prepared contact tracing spreadsheet to the person in charge of the contact tracing
    • As a courtesy, administration has reached out to each family who was directly impacted by the positive individuals via Global Connect, personal phone call or face to face conversations
    • Confidentiality for each case is imperative
    • It is important to note, we are only able to report confirmed cases with a positive test result as reported by the Department of Health from each county

    If you have further questions please email Mrs. Emery at temery@whitesvillesd.org or call her at 607.356.3301 x221


    April 16, 2021

    *Special Education Teacher Summer School Position. We are looking for an energetic, certified Special Education Teacher to teach an elementary 12:1:1 language-rich summer program at WCS (July 5th - August 13th). If you are qualified and interested, please send a letter of interest to Mrs. McNeely, Principal/Director of Special Education at rmcneely@whitesvillesd.org by April 23rd.

    *Bus Drivers Needed. Whitesville Central School is encouraging community members call at 607.356.3263 if you are interested in becoming a part time, full time or substitute bus driver. Mr. Chapman is happy to support you through the process of becoming a certified School Bus Driver.

    *Whitesville Central School has experienced positive COVID-19 cases. Check the School COVID Report Card daily to stay informed. Always remember that our District is responsible to maintain the confidentiality of each positive person. Please know that you will be contacted by the school if your child is a direct contact to a positive person at school or on the bus.

    *Check out the NYS toolkit if you are wondering if you should send your child to school or not.

    *COVID-19 Information. Did you know that if a student is positive for COVID-19 that they may not be able to return to Physical Education class, athletic practices or use the workout room? As of December 15, 2020, any student who tests positive for COVID-19 must be released by their doctor to return to PE class. This is due to COVID-19 cardiac symptoms and the impact they have on the heart. For more information click here.

    *As always, if you have questions please email Mrs. Emery, Superintendent, at temery@whitesvillesd.org.

    Enjoy your weekend!


    March 26, 2021

    *Bus Drivers Needed - Whitesville Central School is encouraging community members call at 607.356.3263 if you are interested in becoming a part time, full time or substitute bus driver. Mr. Chapman is happy to support you through the process of becoming a certified School Bus Driver.

    *Whitesville Central School has experienced positive COVID-19 cases. Check the School COVID Report Card daily to stay informed. Always remember that our District is responsible to maintain the confidentiality of each positive person. Please know that you will be contacted by the school if your child is a direct contact to a positive person at school or on the bus.

    *Check out the NYS toolkit if you are wondering if you should send your child to school or not.

    *COVID-19 Information – Did you know that if a student is positive for COVID-19 that they may not be able to return to Physical Education class, athletic practices or use the workout room? As of December 15, 2020, any student who tests positive for COVID-19 must be released by their doctor to return to PE class. This is due to COVID-19 cardiac symptoms and the impact they have on the heart. For more information click here.

    *As always, if you have questions please email Mrs. Emery, Superintendent, at temery@whitesvillesd.org.

    Enjoy your weekend!


    March 15, 2021

    *Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

    *Bus Drivers Needed - Whitesville Central School is encouraging community members call at 607.356.3263 if you are interested in becoming a part time, full time or substitute bus driver. Mr. Chapman is happy to support you through the process of becoming a certified School Bus Driver.

    *Whitesville Central School has experienced positive COVID-19 cases. Check the School COVID Report Card daily to stay informed. Always remember that our District is responsible to maintain the confidentiality of each positive person. Please know that you will be contacted by the school if your child is a direct contact to a positive person at school or on the bus.

    *Check out the NYS toolkit if you are wondering if you should send your child to school or not.

    *COVID-19 Information – Did you know that if a student is positive for COVID-19 that they may not be able to return to Physical Education class, athletic practices or use the workout room? As of December 15, 2020, any student who tests positive for COVID-19 must be released by their doctor to return to PE class. This is due to COVID-19 cardiac symptoms and the impact they have on the heart. For more information click here.

    *As always, if you have questions please email Mrs. Emery, Superintendent, at temery@whitesvillesd.org.

    Enjoy your week!


    March 5, 2021

    *March Board of Education meeting is Tuesday, March 9th, at 7PM in the cafeteria. Masks must be worn and screening will be completed at the main entrance. Everyone is welcome to attend.

    *Our Smart Schools Investment Plan can be found here. Any questions can be sent to Tammy Emery, Superintendent (temery@whitesvillesd.org)

    *Whitesville Central School has experienced positive COVID-19 cases. Check the School COVID Report Card daily to stay informed. Always remember that our District is responsible to maintain the confidentiality of each positive person. Please know that you will be contacted by the school if your child is a direct contact to a positive person at school or on the bus.

    *Check out the NYS toolkit if you are wondering if you should send your child to school or not.

    *COVID-19 Information – Did you know that if a student is positive for COVID-19 that they may not be able to return to Physical Education class, athletic practices or use the workout room? As of December 15, 2020, any student who tests positive for COVID-19 must be released by their doctor to return to PE class. This is due to COVID-19 cardiac symptoms and the impact they have on the heart. For more information click here.

    *As always, if you have questions please email Mrs. Emery, Superintendent, at temery@whitesvillesd.org.

    Enjoy your weekend!


    February 12, 2021

    *Reminder, no school next week. We are back in session on Monday, February 22nd. Enjoy this time with your families!

    *No spectators will be allowed at basketball games this year. You can watch all our home games by clicking the Live Stream Cameras HERE for each game. *GO BLUE JAYS!!*

    *Our Smart Schools Investment Plan can be found here. Any questions can be sent to Tammy Emery, Superintendent (temery@whitesvillesd.org)

    *New COVID-19 Information – Did you know that if a student is positive for COVID-19 that they may not be able to return to Physical Education class, athletic practices or use the workout room? As of December 15, 2020, any student who tests positive for COVID-19 must be released by their doctor to return to PE class. This is due to COVID-19 cardiac symptoms and the impact they have on the heart. For more information click here.

    *Whitesville Central School has now experienced positive COVID-19 cases. Check the School COVID Report Card daily to stay informed. Always remember that our District is responsible to maintain the confidentiality of each positive person. Please know that you will be contacted by the school if your child is a direct contact to a positive person at school or on the bus.

    *Check out the newly updated NYS toolkit if you are wondering if you should send your child to school or not.

    *As always, if you have questions please email Mrs. Emery, Superintendent, at temery@whitesvillesd.org.

    Enjoy your weekend!


    February 5, 2021

    *No spectators will be allowed at basketball games this year. You can watch all our home games by clicking on the link on our home webpage. GO BLUE JAYS!!

    *Our Smart Schools Investment Plan can be found here. Any questions can be sent to Tammy Emery, Superintendent (temery@whitesvillesd.org)

    *New COVID-19 Information – Did you know that if a student is positive for COVID-19 that they may not be able to return to Physical Education class, athletic practices or use the workout room? As of December 15, 2020, any student who tests positive for COVID-19 must be released by their doctor to return to PE class. This is due to COVID-19 cardiac symptoms and the impact they have on the heart. For more information click here.

    *Whitesville Central School has now experienced positive COVID-19 cases. Check the School COVID Report Card daily to stay informed. Always remember that our District is responsible to maintain the confidentiality of each positive person. Please know that you will be contacted by the school if your child is a direct contact to a positive person at school or on the bus.

    *Check out the newly updated NYS toolkit if you are wondering if you should send your child to school or not.

    *As always, if you have questions please email Mrs. Emery, Superintendent, at temery@whitesvillesd.org.

    Enjoy your weekend!


    January 15, 2021

    *New COVID-19 Information – Did you know that if a student is positive for COVID-19 that they may not be able to return to Physical Education class, athletic practices or use the workout room? As of December 15, 2020, any student who tests positive for COVID-19 must be released by their doctor to return to PE class. This is due to COVID-19 cardiac symptoms and the impact they have on the heart. For more information click here.

    *Whitesville Central School has now experienced positive COVID-19 cases. Check https://schoolcovidreportcard.health.ny.gov/#/home daily to stay informed. Always remember that our District is responsible to maintain the confidentiality of each positive person. Please know that you will be contacted by the school if your child is a direct contact to a positive person at school or on the bus.

    *Check out https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2020/10/prek-gr12_toolkit.pdf if you are wondering if you should send your child to school or not.

    *Positive COVID-19 cases continue to increase in Allegany County. Should our community be designated as Yellow Zone, we will be able to remain open. However, we must have 20% of our students and staff tested. If this happens, much more information and consent forms will be sent home to all families.

    *As always, if you have questions please email Mrs. Emery, Superintendent, at temery@whitesvillesd.org.

    Enjoy your weekend!



    January 8, 2021

    Happy New Year from WCS! 

    *A BIG Blue Jay welcome to Mr. Conklin.  He is our new PE/Health teacher.

    *Whitesville Central School has now experienced positive COVID-19 cases.  Check https://schoolcovidreportcard.health.ny.gov/#/home daily to stay informed.  Always remember that our District is responsible to maintain the confidentiality of each positive person.  Please know that you will be contacted by the school if your child is a direct contact to a positive person at school or on the bus. 

    *Check out https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2020/10/prek-gr12_toolkit.pdf if you are wondering if you should send your child to school or not.

    *Positive COVID-19 cases continue to increase in Allegany County.  Should our community be designated as Yellow Zone, we will be able to remain open.  However, we must have 20% of our students and staff tested.  If this happens, much more information and consent forms will be sent home to all families.

    *As always, if you have questions please email Mrs. Emery, Superintendent, at temery@whitesvillesd.org.

    Enjoy your weekend!



    December 18, 2020

    *Whitesville Central School has now experienced positive COVID-19 cases.  Check https://schoolcovidreportcard.health.ny.gov/#/home daily to stay informed.  Always remember that our District is responsible to maintain the confidentiality of each positive person.  Please know that you will be contacted by the school if your child is a direct contact to a positive person at school or on the bus. 

    *Check out https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2020/10/prek-gr12_toolkit.pdf if you are wondering if you should send your child to school or not.

    *Positive COVID-19 cases continue to increase in Allegany County.  Should our community be designated as Yellow Zone, we will be able to remain open.  However, we must have 20% of our students and staff tested.  If this happens, much more information and consent forms will be sent home to all families

    *Due to rising positive COVID-19 cases in Allegany County, we will be sending home laptops with our 4-12 grade students over winter break.  This is a proactive measure should we need to go to remote learning.  Students will be able to use their laptops for school related instruction and activities only.  Thank you for your understanding!

    *The Virtual Winter Concert will be available next week.  A notice will be sent out once the link is available.  Thank you for your patience.  No doubt, it will be worth the wait!

    Enjoy your weekend!



    12/14
    COVID-19 Updates: 


    Good evening,


    We were contacted late this afternoon by the Steuben County Department of Health.  Two of our elementary classes have been impacted by COVID-19.

    The county will be reaching out to each family who had direct contact with the positive individual.

    A Global Connect message has already been sent to those families involved.

    As always, our number one priority is the health and safety of all of our students and staff.  Please check our website often for the most current information.

    Please do your best to help STOP the spread of COVID-19 by:

    • Wearing a mask
    • Social Distance (at least 6 feet) whenever possible
    • Avoid being within 6 feet of someone for more than 10 minutes
    • Wash your hands often
    • Stay home if you are sick

    Winter break is just around the corner!
    With Blue Jay pride,
    Mrs. Emery
    Superintendent



    12/11
    COVID-19 Updates:

    Good afternoon,


    We have one COVID-19 positive teacher.

    This is public information and will be added to our COVID-19 data report card once I have written confirmation from the county.

    At this time, no one else in our school community is impacted.

    Please do your best to help stop the spread of COVID-19 by:

    • Wearing a mask
    • Social Distancing (at least 6 feet) whenever possible
    • Avoid being within 6 feet of someone for more than 10 minutes
    • Wash your hands often
    • Stay home if you are sick

    Enjoy your weekend! 

    Winter break is just around the corner! 😊

    With Blue Jay pride,
    Mrs. Emery
    Superintendent



    December 11, 2020

    *Positive COVID-19 cases continue to increase in Allegany County. Should our community be designated as Yellow Zone, we will be able to remain open. However, we must have 20% of our students and staff tested. If this happens, much more information and consent forms will be sent home to all families. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Emery at temery@whitesvillesd.org

    *New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) announced the cancellation of all Winter State Championships; High-Risk sports are postponed until authorization is provided

    *Please complete the Family COVID-19 screening and send back to school asap or complete it online today (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XDLXTSC). Thank you!

    *Due to rising positive COVID-19 cases in Allegany County, we will be sending home laptops with our 4-12 grade students over winter break. This is a proactive measure should we need to go to remote learning. Students will be able to use their laptops for school related instruction and activities only. Thank you for your understanding!


     
    November 20, 2020

    *Positive COVID-19 cases continue to increase in Allegany County. Should our community be designated as Yellow Zone, we will be able to remain open. However, we must have 20% of our students and staff tested. If this happens, much more information and consent forms will be sent home to all families. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Emery at temery@whitesvillesd.org

    *Basketball and Competitive Cheer will be reevaluated by the state by to January 4, 2021

    *Please complete the Family COVID-19 screening and send back to school asap or complete it online today. Thank you!

    *Winter Coat Drive – Our Student Council is asking families to send in new or gently used winter coats, hats and gloves that you no longer need. Let us ensure that ALL our children stay warm this winter!

    *Due to rising positive COVID-19 cases in Allegany County, we will be sending home laptops with our 4-12 grade students. This is a proactive measure should we need to go to remote learning. Students will be able to use their laptops for school related instruction and activities only. Thank you for your understanding!

    *Parent teacher conferences are Monday and Tuesday. If you are meeting face to face, you must wear a mask at all times, social distance and you will be screening upon entering the building. These practices will keep our teachers safe and you too. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.




    November 13, 2020

    *FREE meals (breakfast and lunch) are available for ALL students at Whitesville Central School through June 2021!

    *Basketball is categorized as high-risk winter sport. Currently, we are unable to plan a basketball season. We are looking forward to better days ahead!

    *Health and safety remain our #1 priority at WCS! Family COVID-19 forms will be sent home this coming Wednesday. Please complete and send back in the next day or complete the survey online Thursday, October 19th.

    *Food Drive – Please send in nonperishable food items to help support Thanksgiving food baskets for community members in need and re-stock the town food pantry

    *Winter Coat Drive – Our Student Council is asking families to send in new or gently used winter coats, hats and gloves that you no longer need. Let us ensure that ALL our children stay warm this winter!

    *Due to rising positive COVID-19 cases in Allegany County, we may be sending home laptops with our 4-12 grade students. This is a proactive measure should we need to go to remote learning. Students will be able to use their laptops for school related instruction and activities only. Thank you for your understanding!

     


     

    November 6, 2020

    *Thank you to all our Veterans for your service to our country! You are not forgotten!

    *FREE meals (breakfast and lunch) are available for ALL students at Whitesville Central School through June 2021!

    *Basketball is categorized as high-risk winter sport. Currently, we are unable to plan a basketball season. We are looking forward to better days ahead!

    *Health and safety remain our #1 priority at WCS! Please send in your yellow COVID-19 forms or complete survey online ASAP.

    *Food Drive – Please send in nonperishable food items to help support Thanksgiving food baskets for community members in need and re-stock the town food pantry

    *Winter Coat Drive – Our Student Council is asking families to send in new or gently used winter coats, hats and gloves that you no longer need. Let us ensure that ALL our children stay warm this winter!



    October 30, 2020

    *HaPpY HaLLoWeEn!

    *Don’t forget to set your clocks back Saturday night. Enjoy that extra hour of sleep.

    *FREE meals (breakfast and lunch) are available for ALL students at Whitesville Central School through June 2021!

    *Please check your children’s face masks daily to make sure they are clean.

    *The WCS Booster Club is having a Zoom meeting November 3rd at 7:00PM. If you would like to join the Booster Club, please send an email to temery@whitesvillesd.org or contact Tammy Ellison (Booster President).

    *Next Friday, November 6th, is the end of the first quarter.

     


     

    October 23, 2020

    *Spirit Week is here!

    · Monday: Blue and White Day
    · Tuesday: Tacky Tuesday
    · Wednesday: PJ/Hat Day
    · Thursday: Throwback Thursday
    · Friday: Halloween Costume Day

    **All fashion must meet Code of Conduct standards!

    *October 28th – Early Release Day – Students are dismissed at 12:30

    *Thank you to all of you who completed the Family COVID-19 Survey!

    *Any family traveling to a “restricted state” must notify the school prior to travel and upon return quarantine for 14 days.  If you need more information, please email Mrs. Emery (temery@whitesvillesd.org).  This is an Executive Order by Governor Cuomo and helps ensure we will stay healthy and open.

     



    October 16, 2020

    *With the new spike in positive COVID-19 cases in Allegany County, we want to take this opportunity to remind everyone to wear your mask when you are unable to social distance and wash your hands regularly.  Let’s keep COVID out of Whitesville!

    *PA may soon be added to the NYS Restricted Travel list.  Our Allegany Department of Health has stated that this will not affect our PA students and employees at Whitesville Central School.  If this changes, administration will be in contact with the PA families and employees ASAP.

    *5 Week Grade Reports are available for your viewing on the Parent Portal (6-12th grades only).  Hard copies have been mailed out.

    *Spirit Week will be celebrated October 26-30 – more information will be coming soon (Get your blue and white ready!)

    *Flu Clinic is Monday @ 9:00-11:00AM.  Community members may stay in their cars for our drive thru clinic.  Enter the front parking lot and drive around by the big gym, then follow the signs.

    *Friday, October 23rd Picture day & Senior Formals 😊 (View Details & Order Online!)

    *Saturday, October 24th - Make a Difference Day - if you would like some help with yard cleanup please complete the form and send back to the school ASAP! (printed in Oct/Nov Bylines)

    *Any family traveling to a “restricted state” must notify the school prior to travel and upon return quarantine for 14 days.  If you need more information, please email Mrs. Emery (temery@whitesvillesd.org).  This is an Executive Order by Governor Cuomo and helps ensure we will stay healthy and open.

     



    October 9, 2020

    *This week we focused on Fire Prevention.  Thank you to our WCS Volunteer Firemen and Jr. Firemen for your service and keeping us safe!

    *Our 7-12th grade students completed a survey which has provided Mrs. McNeely and Mrs. Emery with great feedback on the opening of school and moving forward with course offerings they are interested in.  Thank you students for your honest feedback!

    *Flu Clinic will be at WCS on October 19, 9:00-11:00AM.  Community members may stay in their cars for our drive thru clinic. 

    *Please send back your Student/Family Screening Form on Tuesday or complete the online option.

    *Monday, October 12th – No School

    *Friday, October 23rd – Picture day

    *Saturday, October 24th - Make a Difference Day - if you would like some help with yard cleanup please complete the form and send back to the school ASAP 

    *Any family traveling to a “restricted statemust notify the school prior to travel and upon return quarantine for 14 days.  If you need more information, please email Mrs. Emery (temery@whitesvillesd.org).  This is an Executive Order by Governor Cuomo and helps ensure we will stay healthy and open.

     



    Oct 2, 2020

    *The WCS Remote Learning Plan has been updated.  The changes were made to clarify the daily plan under School Closure/Schedule.

    *Our School Safety Team met this week to discuss our School Building Safety Plan.  This plan is updated annually to ensure the safety of our school building and all persons on campus. 

    *Congratulations goes to Matt Garis.  He is the recipient of the LeMoyne College Heights Award.

    *Flu Clinic will be at WCS on October 19, 9:00-11:00AM.  There are limited appointments.  Please complete the paperwork and return to school quickly to reserve your time.

    *Our Girls Varsity soccer team has combined with Andover.

    *Sports attendance is limited at this time due to the pandemic.  Each athlete will be able to invite 2 spectators.  No other spectators will be admitted.  We sincerely hope this will be for a limited time only.  Thank you in advance for adhering to this strict guideline.

    *October 7th – Annual Evacuation Drill

    *October 7th – Student/Family Screening Form will be sent home.  Please complete and return back to school the next day.

    *October 9th – Annual Early Go Home Drill – Students will be dismissed from school 15 minutes early. 

    *October 12th – No School

    *Don’t forget to fill out the Make a Difference Day form (in Bylines) if you would like some help with yard cleanup on October 24th. 

     



    Sept 25, 2020

    *Thank you to all families who sent back your “Student/Family COVID-19 Periodic Screening” form (75% were returned 😊).

    *If you have not sent back your yellow form, please send it in on Monday.

    *This screening will take place every two weeks.  There will be an online survey option beginning on October 7th.  A reminder will be sent out the day the forms are sent home.

    *If your child is sick, please keep home.  This will ensure that we can keep our entire school healthy and open.

    *We will continue to take daily temperatures on everyone entering the building.

    *Our 9th grade class is selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a 50” Smart TV.  If you would like to participate or for more information, please email ltronetti@whitesvillesd.org.

     



    Sept 19, 2020

    *Fall sports will begin Monday!

    *Our boys varsity and modified soccer teams have combined with Andover.

    *All students, who signed up for these teams, have been contacted by Mr. Rawady.  If your child has not been contacted, please email arawady@whitesvillesd.org ASAP.

    *We hope to field a Whitesville girl's varsity team.  Stay tuned in for more information.

    *Middle and high school after school activities will also begin soon.  As long as we all continue to follow CDC and NYS Department of Health guidance, we will continue to add our normal activities.

    *We held our Health and Safety meeting on Friday.  We are very thankful for Mr. McIntyre and his team for keeping our building clean and safe, Mr. Chapman and all of our bus drivers for keeping our buses clean and safe, Mr. Moot for having all of our technology up and running and Mrs. Cobb for keeping our adults and students informed.
     
     
     


    Sept 11, 2020

    *Great New!  WCS is able to apply for the Free Child Nutrition Meal Program again!  If it is approved, all students will be offered a free breakfast and lunch daily until December 31, 2020.  We are very hopeful and excited for this opportunity!

    *We have had a fantastic and safe start to the year!  Thank you to all parents for preparing your children to come back to school safely.

    *Mrs. Cobb, our school nurse, will continue to meet with students, cohorts and adults to address social distancing, hand washing, how to properly wear our face masks and respiratory hygiene (cover our mouths when we cough and sneeze).

    *As we move into week two, we will follow all NYSED, CDC and NYS Department of Health guidance to keep everyone at WCS safe and keep our school open!

    *As we continue to fine tune our music schedule, we will be offering the following: general music k-8th grades and instrument lessons for grades 5th-12th grades.

    Thank you for your patience with bussing.  We will continue to make adjustments as needed.  Dismissal was much better today than yesterday. 😊

    If you have questions, concerns or would like to share something good/great/awesome about WCS, please email Mrs. Emery at temery@whitesvillesd.org.