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


    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.