“Go Home Early” Drill November 9, 2018
“Go Home Early” evacuation drill set for November 9th for all school buildings The New York State Education Department requires all school districts to hold an annual “Go Home Early” drill to ensure that students and staff are prepared in case an emergency ever requires school grounds to be cleared and students to be transported home or to another location. The Greenwich Central School District will conduct this drill on Friday, November 9, 2018. On that day, all students, K-12, will be dismissed 15 minutes earlier than normal dismissal time. Please plan accordingly as students will then also be arriving home approximately 15 minutes earlier than normal. For more information on the drill, please contact your child’s school building main office. We would also like to remind you that school will be closed on Monday, November 12th in honor of Veterans Day.
Note: Students who have athletic contests or practices will have to leave the building at dismissal but may return once they are accompanied by a coach.
School Board Recognition Week
To celebrate New York State’s annual School Board Recognition Week, October 22 nd – October 26 th , students, staff and community members joined in recognition at the Board of Education meeting Monday night. This is a time to promote awareness and understanding of the important work performed by school board members. Greenwich Central School District honors there board members for their commitment to Greenwich and its children.
“It takes strong schools to build a strong community, and these men and women devote countless hours to making sure our schools are helping every child learn at a higher level,” Superintendent Fish said. “They make the tough decisions every month and spend many hours studying education issues and regulations in order to provide the kind of accountability our citizens expect.”
Fish said the key work of school boards is to raise student achievement by:
Creating a shared vision for the future of education
———- Setting the direction of the school district to achieve the highest student performance
———- Providing accountability for student achievement results
———- Developing a budget that aligns district resources to improve achievement
———- Supporting a healthy school district culture in which to work and to learn
———- And much more!
The members serving our district are as follows: President Michael Conlin, Vice-President James Nolan, Jill Autiello, Erin Boivin and Laura Hall.
The recognition featured a presentation of books and STEM materials donated in the name of each board member to be placed in the Elementary Library Learning Lab and the 7-12 Library Media Center.
Greenwich students Lilly Smith and Rory Bain presented the books and STEM materials.
Greenwich Central School District Launches Mobile App
to Keep Community Informed and Involved
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Flu Guidelines from the Center For Disease Control and Prevention
has released the following informational brochures regarding the flu and 2009 H1N1 strain.