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  • We will be using this page to keep the community aware of communication from the school during the school closing related to the Coronavirus outbreak.  We will post the most current information at the top of the page and will keep the previous postings so that families can use as a one-place stop to review all communications during this unprecedented challenge facing our community.

April 3, 2020 Letter From MS/HS Principal Salatel

  • April 3, 2020 

    Dear Parents/Guardians and Students:

    I hope you and your family are doing well.  The purpose of this communication is to provide you important updates from our MS/HS.  Our faculty and staff fully recognize the amount of stress and disappointment that have occurred as a result of COVID-19.  Please know that we are here to provide you and your family assistance to the best of our ability.  Please reach out to us via email or phone so that we can assist you with any additional support during this time of crisis.  While student learning is important and must continue, I firmly believe the health and well-being of everyone must be our highest priority.

    Over the past few weeks teachers have been providing students learning resources and assignments focused on instructional content previously introduced to students.  The priority here is for students to continue learning. Unfortunately, there are many questions that remain unanswered by our government agencies. One of them relates to how students’ work will be graded. At this point we do not have clear guidance on that important question.  Therefore, staff has been directed to provide students assignments and learning resources that will be monitored, but not graded at this time. Due to parents and students feeling overwhelmed by the abundance of emails they receive on a daily basis, I’m requesting all staff to send out an email covering assignments on Mondays only. The content of the email will be short and precise. There will be specific instructions in the email as to where the students can find their learning resources and assignments. In addition, teachers may send an additional communication out on every Friday as a check point to families. It’s also my recommendation for staff to consistently provide feedback to students on the work being completed, so students are welcome to email their teachers on any given day if they need assistance.  Please know that the intent of our school is not to overwhelm students and families during this time of crisis. However, it’s important to understand what we do know. The NYSED and Governor’s Office have notified school leaders that there must be a continuation of learning occurring in our school. My hope is that you will encourage your student to complete the work being assigned. That being said, I don’t want you or your student to be negatively impacted emotionally or physically because of the possible strain caused by completing work in this format.  Again, taking care of yourself and your family are what I believe to be most important during this pandemic.

    In addition to meeting the learning needs of our students, some recent decisions have been made regarding other aspects of our school.  I’ve decided to highlight some important updates and decisions on the attached page. We fully realize that some of these decisions and changes will negatively impact our students emotionally. We apologize in advance for the inconvenience and strain this will have on our students. Students losing the opportunity to experience the many special events that occur during a typical school year are heartbreaking for us. We will continue to explore some possibilities of finding other opportunities and methods for students to enjoy these experiences.

    Our number one priority will continue to be ensuring the health and safety of all of our students and families. Please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions. Be well and take care of yourself!!

    Sincerely,

    Michael A. Salatel
    MS/HS Principal

     

    Geneseo MS/HS Important Information and Updates:

    Mental and Physical Health – The depth of those impacted by COVID-19 physically and mentally across our nation is immense. Geneseo families and students are not immune to such distress. Please reach out to me or our mental health staff to help you during these difficult times. Our objective will be to provide you the necessary information and contacts to assist you during this time of need.

    • Report Cards – Students in the MS/HS will not be receiving report card grades for the third quarter. Our staff will combine the work completed in the third quarter with the upcoming fourth quarter assignments. This results in students receiving grades based on three quarters instead of our traditional four quarters.
    • Graduation Requirements – Students who are in danger of not meeting graduation requirements based on their performance prior to our departure from school on March 16, 2020, will be allowed to makeup some assignments over the next couple of weeks. It is my hope that students in this position will use the next few weeks to complete some missing work in order to earn the necessary graduation requirements. The student’s classroom teacher will make direct contact to those students and provide a detailed list of work that needs to be completed.  A separate letter to those students impacted will be distributed.
    • GCC and AP Courses – Students who are enrolled in GCC and AP courses will be required to take their exams. Therefore, grading of assignments and the introduction of new instructional material will begin immediately.
    • Spring Recess – Schools have been directed by government officials to continue learning initiatives during Spring Recess. This directive resulted in Spring Recess being removed this year.
    • Prom – The Prom scheduled for April 25, 2020, has been postponed. No future plans for a Prom have been determined at this point.
    • 8th Grade Washington, DC, Trip  - The annual 8th Grade Trip to Washington, DC, has been canceled. At this moment, there is not a plan to run the trip this year.
    • NHS and NJHS Induction Ceremony - The NHS and NJHS induction ceremony scheduled for April 16, 2020, has been postponed.
    • MS Assessments – All grades 6-8 NYS Assessments have been canceled for this year.
    • Regents Exams – The NYS Board of Regents has not made a decision about the administering of Regents Exams in June. I will provide you an update on the status of NYS Regents when it becomes available.
    • Locker Belongings – Most of the students have received the items left in their locker.

    Please email me directly at mikesalatel@geneseocs.org if you need your student’s belongings.

    • Spring Sports – Spring Sports are still suspended until further notice.
    • Other Special Events – All future special events scheduled in our school will remain on the calendar until further decisions have been made. Decisions to cancel an event will be made at least two weeks prior to the scheduled date.
    • Chromebooks and Internet Access – If a student is still in need of a Chromebook please contact me directly. In addition, please notify me if you currently are unable to have internet access.
    • Grades 6 and 7 Classes – Students will continue with their scheduled classes for the fourth quarter to ensure their units of study are completed.
    • Access to Building – Our school will continue to be closed until further notice.
    • Additional Questions and/or Concerns: Please contact me at 585-243-3450, extension 1005, or by the email listed above.

April 2, 2020

  • We hope today's e-mail still finds you and your family well and managing as best as can be. With yesterday's meal service we have served over 3084 meals to date during this closure. Meals will be available for pickup at the Highland Apartment only, starting Monday, April 6, 11:30-12:30. If you are unable to make that location contact Kelly Sattora at 243-3450 ext 3418. Thank you, thank you, thank you to the team of people making this happen, including the farmers and truck drivers who get this food to our kitchen. Know that we miss you and are looking forward to the day we can connect face-to-face, again. Please stay safe, stay informed, and know we'll get through this, together.   

March 31, 2020

  • COVID-19 Update

    March 31, 2020

    It is hard to believe we are starting our third week of school being closed and we greatly miss seeing the halls filled with students and staff.  

    We hope you are taking care of yourself and your family. Yes, COVID-19 is present in the Geneseo community. No one should be surprised, this is what the experts had predicted.  New cases seem to be reported every few hours and are reported in Avon and nearly all of the surrounding towns. If your family is impacted, you are not alone. We remain committed to offering you all the support we can. This virus has and will impact all of us. How we choose to respond will be the test of our true humanity.

    It is important that we all continue to follow the recommended guidelines: reduce travel and maintain social distancing while at the same time making sure that we find new ways to connect with one another and remember that all of our actions are interdependent. Stick with the facts and find kindness to offer.

    At-Home Learning Update: What expectations of “normal” am I letting go of today?

    • Schools and all activities are now closed through at least April 15, 2020
    • We do need your help! Please make sure that your children are participating in the experiences being provided to the best of your ability as a family. 
    • Teachers have a great deal of latitude in determining both short and long term assignments and objectives.  We want to keep learning manageable and meaningful for students, families, and staff. Please continue to e-mail principals, counselors, and teachers with your questions regarding instruction. 
    • With the change in how we are delivering instruction social media and video conferencing platforms have gained a lot of attention. Geneseo Central School is balancing the need to stay connected to our students and protect student's privacy rights. At this time we are not allowing teachers to use live video conferencing platforms to connect with students for instructional or social purposes. Unfortunately, the video conferencing platforms have been the focus of scammers and there have been instances where students' Private Identifiable Information has been violated. Teachers will be able to videotape themselves and send the instructional video to students. Teachers will be able to video conference in a live platform with parents and for teletherapy services that will be mandated by the related services on a student's IEP.  
    • Spring Break and the 180 Waiver Requirements - To qualify for our continued state aide Geneseo Central School will be providing instructional materials to students during the April break
    • We encourage you to find ways to continue to check on your neighbors, stay connected virtually with others, and be mindful of your own mental and physical health.

    Meal Distribution

    • We continue to provide our meal distribution program on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:30-12:30.  Starting Monday April 6th we will no longer deliver food to the Country Max location, due to low participation at that site.  Families can pick up meals at the Highland Apartments and deliveries will continue.   

    Child Care for Essential Employees 

    • Geneseo Central School district has partnered with the Child Care Council inc. of Livingston County to provide childcare to residents who are essential health care workers and first responders. They can be reached at 585-654-4720, www.childcarecouncil.com  Essential health care workers may include health professionals such as physicians, nurse practitioners, physicians’ assistants, registered nurses, LPN’s, CNA’s, and laboratory personnel.  First responders may include paramedics, emergency medical technicians, police officers, and firefighters. Credentials for employment as an essential health care worker or first responder may be requested upon enrollment. 

    News: Whom I checking on or connecting with today?

    • The Governor modified previous executive orders (202.13): Any school board, library board, or village election scheduled to take place in April or May of 2020 is hereby postponed until at least June 1, 2020, and subject to the further directive as to the timing, location or manner of voting for such elections.
    • The District updated protocols today for on-site employees. These included new procedures for safe food handling and food deployment. (https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/counterterrorism-and-emerging-threats/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19)
    • We spent the weekend on the phone with numerous members of the legislative delegation (state budget), and legal teams interpreting the executive orders, reviewing guidance from the CDC and the FDA, as well as attending briefings by health department officials.

    Daily Quarantine Reminders for Stay at Home Adults and Families:

    1. What am I grateful for today?
    2. Whom I checking on or connecting with today?
    3. What expectations of “normal” am I letting go of today?
    4. How am I getting outside today?
    5. How am I moving my body today?
    6. What beauty am I either creating, cultivating, or inviting in today?

     

     

March 27, 2020

  • Today, the District was notified by Executive Order that Geneseo Central School will be closed until April 15. We understand this is a difficult time for families and we encourage you to reach out and ask for help utilizing gcscommunications@geneseocsd.org or call us at 243-5637. We will continue to provide meals and remote instructional materials during this time. Meal Distribution is scheduled for Monday, Wednesday and Friday next week.

    Be well and care for one another.

March 26, 2020

  • Yesterday, the District was experiencing technical difficulties with our mass notification system, therefore, many of you received an email from the District with nothing but a link to a survey in it with no other corresponding information to go with it. 

    For this, we apologize. 

    Please check the COVID-19 page on the District website for the latest updates.  This page also has links to request help with instructional plans, tech support and/or meal distribution.  

    We will be changing the meal distribution to three days a week, starting Monday, March 30th.  We will serve lunches on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  We will continue to provide meals at the following sites, Country Max parking lot, Highlands apartments and at the Groveland Firehall.  

    With the COVID-19 situation evolving and changing daily we want to make sure we are providing you with the resources and support that each family needs. 

    If you are a parent or caregiver who needs child care, please complete this parent need for child care survey. Based on the information you provide about your job, employer, number of children, and financial need, OCFS may be able to help you find the child program you need. It may be a challenge to find child care due to COVID-19 related program closures, however, the staff at OCFS are trying their best to support families to find the high-quality child care that they need.

    There are still a lot of unanswered questions. GCS is committed to providing a clear path of communication to the community. As developments happen, we will be sure to keep everyone informed. 

March 25, 2020

  • Good Afternoon, this is Cindy Flowers.

    Please check the COVID-19 page on the District website for the latest updates. This page also has links to request help with instructional plans, tech support and/or meal distribution.

    We will be changing the meal distribution to three days a week, starting Monday, March 30th. We will serve meals on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. We will continue to provide meals at the following sites, Country Max parking lot, Highlands apartments and at the Groveland Firehall.

    With the COVID-19 situation evolving and changing daily we want to make sure we are providing you with the resources and support that each family needs. We have a link to a survey for you to complete, if you need a paper copy of the survey call 243-5637.

    Click here to take the survey in English.

    Click here to take the survey in Spanish.

    There are still a lot of unanswered questions. GCS is committed to providing a clear path of communication to the community. As developments happen, we will be sure to keep everyone informed.

    Be well and stay healthy

March 23, 2020

  • Geneseo CSD COVID-19 Updates

    March 23, 2020

    • The District is now working with only essential staff on Campus.  Please visit the District website for the latest updates.

    District Serving Breakfast and Lunch Three (3) Days a Week

    • The District will begin serving meals three days a week, starting Monday, March 30th.  The meals will be served on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11:30-12:30. We will serve two lunches and two breakfasts each day. This is being done in an effort to reduce the exposure to our staff and families.

    Geneseo CSD Safety Tip Line

    • The District has a tip line on our website for students and families to use if they need help dealing with stress during this time or if they need to report that someone needs help. This account is being monitored by the Geneseo Administrators.    

    Cancellation of Grade 3-8 ELA and Math Tests

    • President Donald Trump announced that the Education Department would not enforce federal standardized testing requirements for K-12 schools.

    Following up on Trump's announcement, the State Education Department has, in turn, announced the suspension of tests, which applies to:

    • New York State Grades 3-8 English Language Arts Test;
    • New York State Grades 3-8 Mathematics Test;
    • New York State Grade 4 Elementary-Level Science Test;
    • New York State Grade 8 Intermediate-Level Science Test;
    • New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) in Grades K-12; and
    • New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA) for students with severe cognitive disabilities in Grades 3-8 and high school.

    We are relieved that the federal government is taking action to remove certain mandates that simply are unworkable in the dire circumstances we are currently facing. 

    Thus, all state tests have been suspended at this point with the exception of NYS Regents Exams.

    From the College Board AP Tests:  https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/about-ap/news-changes/coronavirus-update?SFMC_cid=EM288604-&rid=67689814

    From the Website: “As schools and communities navigate the unprecedented challenges posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the health and safety of educators and students are the AP Program’s top priorities. Here’s how we’re supporting schools:

    Through our members across the country, we understand the new time constraints on everyone in the education community. These solutions are meant to be as simple and lightweight as possible for both students and teachers — without creating additional burdens for school leaders during this time.

    • Your teachers and Principal will have more details.
    • Traditional face-to-face exam administrations will not take place.  
    • Some students may want to take the exam sooner rather than later, while the content is still fresh. Other students may want more time to practice. For each AP subject, there will be two different testing dates.

    Federal Tax Filing Date Shifthttps://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm948  The U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued guidance allowing all individual and other non-corporate tax filers to defer up to $1 million of federal income tax (including self-employment tax) payments due on April 15, 2020, until July 15, 2020, without penalties or interest. However, the Treasury reminds most Americans to file on time, as many taxpayers will receive a refund.

    Routines and Schedules

    Schedules – Represent the big picture-the main activities to be completed daily

    Routines- Represent the steps done to complete the schedule

    The District needs your help at home, to provide for the routines that your children will need to follow.

    Some recommendations from the experts:

    1. Create a workspace: Most of us are all working from home. Creating “office and classroom” physical space is important. Create the desk, the chair, the plug, the pencils, etc. Be creative.
    2. Create and post a family schedule: This is where your family routines matter. Do you eat as a family for lunch now? Blocks of time can slip away without a schedule.
    3. Outdoor time: With all the advice regarding social distancing. Fresh air remains a premium outlet. We have an abundance of fresh air in Geneseo. Build it into the routine.
    4. Routines = Expectations
      1. Routines clarify expectations – We will all read or do quiet activities for an hour.
      2. Repetitiveness is only boring for adults. Children’s anxiety is reduced with predictable behaviors and responses. Stick with it.
      3. Share- Build talk and sharing time into the day. So much of what is missing from kids’ lives right now is social time. Help augment that with spirited conversations and retelling of the days’ events.
    • Parents have always been a child’s first teacher. Engage in the challenge, and know it is a “short term” challenge. We’d love to have them back as soon as possible.

    Instructional Materials Available Online

    • Almost all of our teachers have set up either a Google Classroom, have been communicating with families via email, or have made instructional materials available to students in one way or another. If you need paper copies of instructional materials or have any questions regarding instruction for your child(ren) at home please contact your building Principal. 

    Letter to Students from Livingston County Administrator, Ian Coyle

    • Attached to this email is a letter to students from Ian Coyle, Livingston County Administrator regarding best practices for students to follow during this pandemic. 

    Letter From Ian Coyle

March 20, 2020

  • Good Afternoon 

    Information regarding the Instructional Plans can be found on the Geneseo Central School webpage, geneseocsd.org.  Click on the COVID-19 Update Banner and you will find letters from Mrs. Sattora and Mr. Salatel.  In their letters, they provide guidance on accessing your student's instructional resources. If you need paper copies of the materials please contact Mrs. Sattora at 243-3450 ext. 3148 or Mr. Salatel at 243-3450 ext 1005.
     
    NYS 3-8 Assessments 
    We received notification today that the 3-8 NYS ELA and Math assessments have been canceled for the 2019-2020 school year.    This decision was made to allow schools to continue to focus their efforts toward local school and community needs. 
     
    The school is too quiet without the students here.  We miss you all and hope that you are staying healthy.  In an effort to continue to provide support and or resources we have a simple way for you to contact us.  On the Geneseo Central School Website, click on the COVID-19 Update banner and you will see a link labeled "Contact us"  there is an email address and phone number provided here to contact us.  
     
    During this week I have witnessed countless examples of the faculty and staff stepping up to volunteer and help out wherever needed.  As a parent, I have received emails from my children's teacher and the caring messages have meant a lot to my family too.  
     
    Please continue to care for one another and be well.  
     
    Cindy Flowers
    GCS Superintendent

March 19, 2020

  • Please check the District website and click the COVID-19 banner https://www.geneseocsd.org/domain/340 for the latest updates.  Instructional Plans will be linked here when available.   
     
    Kelly Sattora        Grades K-5          243-3450 ext 3418
    Michael Salatel    Grades 6-12         243-3450 ext 1005
     
    Student Lockers 
     
    Parents and students will be able to pick up items that were left in students lockers. Middle School families can pick up bagged items Friday, March 20 from 9:00 am-11:00 am.  High School families can pick up bagged items from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Please use the Drop Off Loop and the Bus Loop to retrieve items. If you are unable to make these times please call your child's building principal to arrange other arrangements. 
     
     
    Meal Distribution
     
    Starting next week Monday, March 23 meals will be distributed from 11:30 am -12:30 pm. The location at the Geneseo Central School will no longer be available. The locations for Meal Distribution are as follows, Country Max parking lot, Highlands apartment complex and Groveland Fire Department.  Please call Kelly Sattora at 243-3450 ext. 3418 if you are unable to pick up meals at one of these locations

     

    Local Food Pantry Information 

    Mount Morris: Pantry hours remain unchanged, however, in accordance with Health Department guidelines, we will not allow shopping. We are still committed to serving our clients as best we can. Clients should come to the door and you will receive a box according to family size. Hours are Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 am -12:00 pm and Wednesday 1:00 pm -3:00 pm. You may also call ahead if you can’t make it to the food pantry and need food delivered. The number to call is (585) 658-4466.

    Geneseo-Groveland Food Pantry: As of now, the pantry is open usual hours which are Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm and Wednesday 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm. However, our utmost priority is the health and well being of our volunteers and clients, so if you are not feeling well, are at risk or have an underlying health condition, please stay home. Additional steps being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to volunteers and clients are included.  1)Client choice is suspended indefinitely, providing pre-packed bags of food and supplies 2) They will not use client shopping bags and 3) Volunteers will use gloves when handling food and supplies. Check their Facebook page for updates to hours and procedures, or call 585-991-8220 with questions.

    Avon: Avon Food Pantry is open its regular hours right now. The food pantry is no longer doing walk-ins. Clients may drive up and request food. It will be brought out to them by food pantry workers. The number to reach the pantry is 358-1671. Hours are Tuesdays 11:00 am -2:00 pm and Thursdays 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

    Dansville: Local food pantry closed. But Catholic Charities is helping-call 658-4466 ext. 13 and leave a message with your information.  We will deliver a box of food to your door.

March 18, 2020 COVID Update

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    Below please find updated information regarding the current COVID-19 situation. 

    Meal Distribution

    Meal Distribution started today and we will be providing breakfast and lunch from 11-1 Monday through Friday at the Geneseo Central School bus loop, Country Max parking lot, Highland Apartment complex and the Groveland Fire Department.  The meals are for anyone under the age of 18.  

    Technology 

    We have distributed Chromebooks devices over the past two days.  Please contact us at 243-3450 ext 1047 if you still need a device.

    Instructional Plans

    Instructional Plans will be available Friday, March 20th.  You will receive more information regarding this from your student’s principal.   

    Student Lockers

    On Friday, March 20th parents will be able to come to school and retrieve items from student's lockers.  Parents and students will not be allowed in the building, staff will bring you your child’s items that have been placed in bags.   We will share a schedule tomorrow when items can be picked up.  

    Social Distancing Preventive Measures

    Social distancing is deliberately increasing the physical space between people to avoid spreading illness. Staying at least six feet away from other people lessens your chances of catching COVID-19.

    Other examples of social distancing that allow you to avoid larger crowds or crowded spaces are:

    • Working from home instead of at the office
    • Closing schools or switching to online classes
    • Visiting loved ones by electronic devices instead of in-person
    • Canceling or postponing conferences and large meetings

March 17, 2020 Updates (3-17-2020)

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    Meal Distribution
    Reminder: The meal distribution plan starts tomorrow, Wednesday March 18th. Meals will be available for pick-up from 11am-1pm, at the following locations, Geneseo Central school bus loop, Highlands apartments, Country Max parking lot, and Groveland Fire Department.

    Technology Requests
    Geneseo Central School has started to distribute Chromebooks for people who have requested them on the survey. If you need a chromebook for instructional purposes please complete the Family Needs Survey.
    Family Needs Survey link

    School Building Closed
    To ensure a thorough and deep cleaning, our building is closed to all students and outside parties. Faculty and staff will have until 12:00 on Wednesday to access their rooms and retrieve any needed items.

    Student Lockers
    Geneseo Central is developing a plan to return items that have been left in student lockers. We will share the details as the plan is developed.

    Reminder of the Q & A
    Geneseo Central School has created an email account gcscommunications@geneseocsd.org that can be used to send questions. Please submit questions here and check the website for answers to your questions.

    Stay well and thank you for your continued support during this unusual and challenging time.

Notice About Signing Out District Owned Chromebooks (3-17-2020)

  • If needed, we are issuing one Chromebook per family during the extended school closing.  We will be prioritizing with graduation requirement classes first, courses with a regents exam second, AP courses third, and students in grades 3-9 after that.  If you are available and have a way to get down to school today (Tuesday), we will be issuing them out to families in the main foyer from 1:00 until 4:00.  To avoid any crowds, we are asking that people park either in the drop off loop or the parking lot and one person come up to the main entrance at a time.  We do not want people lining up all together at the entrance.  When you come to the main entrance, someone will have a sign-out sheet and a Chromebook for you.

    Starting tomorrow, Wednesday, March 18, we will be issuing them out in the same manner at the main entrance of school, one at a time from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM.  We will also be signing out devices at the meal distribution locations (Country Max Parking Lot, Groveland Fire Department, and the Highlands Apartment Complex) from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM.

    If you are not available either of these time frames and still need to sign out a district Chromebook, please either reply to this email or call 585-243-3450 ext 1047 and arrangements will be made.

    Thank you for your patience and support during these challenging times.

The Geneseo Central School District Meal Distribution Program (3-16-2020)

  • The Geneseo Central School District Meal Distribution Program will start Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The meals will be available at the following locations Country Max parking lot, Groveland Fire Department and at the Highlands apartment complex.  There will be a drive-thru location at Geneseo Central School in the bus loop. The meals will be available Monday - Friday from 11 a.m. -1 p.m.  For those without transportation and are unable to get to one of these locations, please contact the Geneseo Elementary School Principal, Kelly Sattora at 243-3450 ext 3418, and specific arrangements can be made. 

    If your child has medication at the school the school nurses will contact you to determine a time and method to return the medication to you.

    The campus is closed for all outside groups and activities.  Including students and parents if your child needs a critical item please contact your child's principal.

    K-5      Principal Kelly Sattora            243-3450 ext 3418
    6-12     Principal Michael Salatel        243-3450 ext 1005

    The District thanks you for your patience and support as we navigate through this uncertain time.

Assessing Family Needs During School Closing (3/15/2020)

  • Geneseo Families-

    In light of the recent school closings regarding the Coronavirus, we are trying to assess what needs that families may have in the case that the Geneseo Central District needed to continue to remain closed for an extended period of time.  During our conference day on Friday, March 13, staff worked on preparing for providing students with instruction in the event that the school needed to close.  We will be posting information on our school website to provide students and families with needed resources.

    Please click this link to take a short survey regarding any needs that your family may have in the event that we did need to close school for an extended period of time.  This includes technology such as Chromebooks as well as meals if needed.  If meals are needed, we are preparing to be ready for this starting Wednesday, March 18.

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd0IzLqZhb8RCaXSzTESAZaoTFPbfsoUuNa4XNRIVQezufcpQ/viewform 

    Here is a link to the survey in Spanish if needed:
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScReSg5ZUWu2-HsY8_cVGtcNiWUarPeNY5DPvV3F-8PLmu59w/viewform

    The school district also wanted to make sure that families were aware that Spectrum announced that they would provide free Internet service for new customers for 60 days.  Here is a link to a news story with more information if that is a need: https://13wham.com/news/local/charter-spectrum-offering-free-broadband-wifi-for-60-days-for-new-subscribers

    We have also created an email account gcscommunications@geneseocsd.org that can be used to send questions.  We will be posting “Questions and Answers” on our website and it will be updated regularly.  If you would prefer to call in and leave a recorded message, please dial 585-243-5637 and someone will contact you if needed.

    Thank you

School Activities Closed Until Further Notice (3-15-2020)

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    School Closure Until Further Notice


    RE: Public Health Interest Requires School Closure & Cancelation of ALL Activities
    In consultation with Livingston County Department of Health, Livingston County
    Officials, and Genesee Valley Regional Superintendents, we believe that it is now in
    the best interest of public health to slow the community spread of COVID-19
    (coronavirus) that school will be closed starting Monday, March 16 until further
    notice. This includes the cancelation of ALL school activities, sports, and any
    outside facility use requests.

    The Admin team is meeting today to discuss future plans and if staff will need
    to report to help disseminate instructional materials. Bus drivers and food
    service staff should also be prepared to report to work this week as directed in a
    future communication to review plans for supporting students and families moving
    forward.

    Additional information and plans will be shared in the coming days and throughout
    our school closure. For now, please understand that our primary goal is to support
    the safety and well- being of our students, staff, and families. We understand that our
    central mission as schools is learning but also fiercely commit that learning is much
    more than academics – it is partnering with our families to support the growth and
    development of our community’s most precious resource – our students. As such, our
    current thinking and planning comes in three phases:


    Phase I Response (Initial 3-5 days)
    • Mobilize for food stability among our families & within the community
    • Allow our staff time to stabilize their families & when able support
    neighbors and friends in our community with childcare and other
    needed assistance
    • Collect information, gather resources, and prepare for Phase II

    Phase II Response (Weeks 2-3)
    • Begin providing learning resources that ALL students & families can access
    • Continue & modify if needed, means for distributing food & other supports to
    families


    Phase III Response (Week 4 & beyond)
    • Monitor & adjust as needed to support students and families with food
    stability, other needed services, and learning experiences
    As we continue to move forward during these uncertain times, please come together
    to support one another and follow public health recommendations. We understand
    that you may have questions and will certainly need to answer questions about this
    unprecedented public health measure to close school until further notice. Here are a
    few resources that you may find helpful in answering these questions:

    Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus
    https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a- c
    omic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus

    How Do You Talk to Children About Coronavirus? Stay Honest and Simple to
    Avoid Anxiety. Gene Myers NorthJersey.com, USA Today, Feb. 28, 2020
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/02/28/talking-children- c
    oronavirus-keep-simple-avoid-stress/4906147002/

    How to Talk to Your Kids About the Coronavirus (and Ease Their Fears) Vivian
    Manning-Schaffel, NBC News, Updated March 2, 2020
    https://www.nbcnews.com/better/lifestyle/how-talk-your-kids-about-coronavirus-easet
    heir-fears-ncna1129851

    We thank our students, families, and community in advance for their patience and
    cooperation as we work together to support one another through this unprecedented
    extended school closure. We will continue to communicate with students, families, and
    our staff through our communication system and social media moving forward.


    Related Links:
    • Livingston County State of Emergency Declaration
    https://www.livingstoncounty.us/DocumentCenter/View/10647/Livingston-
    County-State-of- E mergency-03-14-20
    • Livingston County Administrator Ian Coyle Statement on State of Emergency
    https://www.livingstoncounty.us/DocumentCenter/View/10646/Livingston-
    County-SOE-and- S tatement-on-COVID-19-Response
    • Livingston County Public Health Director Letter to Superintendents
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1r0qDUFcFt02RXB8OIxcSbRGbCshVrPsz