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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.

Front: James Nolan, Board of Education Vice President Back: Board Member Jill Autiello, Students: Rory Bain & Lilly Smith, Board Member Laura Hall Missing: Board President Michael Conlin & Board Member Erin Boivin

Greenwich Central School District Launches Mobile App
to Keep Community Informed and Involved

Greenwich Central School District today launched an official mobile app designed to enable parents, staff, students and the broader community to stay informed and up-to-date on important issues, information and activities underway within the school community. The free app, which proudly displays the school’s logo, colors and content, can be downloaded for Apple iOS and Android via their respective app stores.
Developed in partnership with SchoolMessenger, the leading provider of communication solutions for education, the new app will provide families with 24/7/365 access to calendars, lunch menus, directories, events, sports schedules and more. New information feeds will continue to be made available in the app over the coming school year.
“Our new, official mobile app empowers everyone in the community to stay connected and up-to-date on the information that they want and need directly from their mobile device,” said Greenwich Central School District Superintendent Mark Fish. “It’s another great example of our commitment to communication, as we know that in order for families to get involved in school activities and functions they must first be informed of them. We are excited about how our new app will help us communicate more effectively, and hope it leads to a stronger, more connected school community overall.”
Highly secure and flexible, the school’s new app is built on a communication platform that permits the district to manage and share content easily. Key features include:
Lunch menus and payments
Sports schedules
Staff Directory
District Calendar and Upcoming Events
SchoolTool Parent Portal
Superintendent’s Blog
Just go to your phone’s app store and search for Greenwich CSD.
With budget limitations a reality for schools throughout the nation, SchoolMessenger was able to partner with the district to deliver this affordable new communication channel. In addition, the company will manage hosting and technical updates and provide 24/7 support.
“We look forward to continuing to work with the Greenwich Central School District to help reach its goals for effective and accessible communications throughout the entire school community,” said Nate Brogan, vice president of Marketing, SchoolMessenger. “Parents today are busier than ever and rely on their mobile devices to connect them to the information that matters most. SchoolMessenger allows schools and community members to stay connected through a robust mobile platform that will continue to evolve based on their needs.”
About SchoolMessenger

SchoolMessenger is the leading provider of communication solutions for education. Thousands of school districts, public schools, colleges, universities, private schools and other educational facilities in all 50 states depend on the company’s innovative solutions, including the SchoolMessenger notification service and Talk About It anonymous communication service. Founded in 1999, the company is headquartered in Santa Cruz, California. For information, visit or call 888.527.5225.

Flu Guidelines from the Center For Disease Control and Prevention

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention
has released the following informational brochures regarding the flu and 2009 H1N1 strain.
What To Do If You Get Sick
Seasonal and H1N1 Flu: A Parent’s Guide