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Local Students to Serve NYS FFA Members

May 15, 2020 may very well stand out as a day to be remembered for two local students. Phil Rea, a graduate of Salem Central School and Freshman at SUNY Cobleskill was selected to serve as the NYS FFA Sentinel. Ciarrah Hebert, a junior at Greenwich Central School was elected virtually to serve as the NYS FFA District III President.

The National FFA Organization was formerly known as the Future Farmers of America. The largest national youth organization offers leadership and career development opportunities for students interested in any agriculturally related careers. One in five careers is found in agriculture. These careers are essential, current and lucrative. NYS FFA Sentinel Phil Rea will promote these opportunities to members, school administrators, businesses and legislators throughout the state. NYS FFA District III President Ciarrah Hebert will represent FFA members from Saratoga to the Canadian border.

As FFA members, Philip and Ciarrah, took advantage of many of the opportunities that NYS FFA offers. The leadership skills developed in FFA lead to a talent for speaking, a knowledge of agriculture and a passion for servant leadership. As state officers, they will receive over 250 hours of training and spend the next year engaging with 8,500 FFA members and numerous supporters. They will be visiting schools, conducting workshops and presenting speeches to groups interested in agriculture and FFA.

Unlike any other year, Phil and Ciarrah, began their year of service with virtual Base Camp Training. Time management, workshop facilitation, key message identification, and character-driven decision making were explored in depth during the four-day training. “It is a whirl-wind experience but one that will be well worth the challenge. After all, every FFA member knows that serving as a NYS FFA Officer is the opportunity of a lifetime!” Derek Hill, NYS FFA Advisor.

 

Greenwich Student-Return to School Survey

Greenwich CSD is beginning the process for reopening in the fall of 2020.  Designated sub-committees are forming to begin the challenging work of detailed planning.  A District Team of Stakeholders is also forming to provide the work groups with feedback and input.

This survey will ask you questions about the return to school in the fall. Parents may assist younger children with completing the survey. Your responses will help the district in being better prepared to reopen and meet the needs of our students. Thank you for your time in completing the survey.
 
Please plan to complete this survey by July 21, 2020.

Greenwich Parent/Guardian-Return to School Survey

Greenwich CSD is beginning the process for reopening in the fall of 2020.  Designated sub-committees are forming to begin the challenging work of detailed planning.  A District Team of Stakeholders is also forming to provide the work groups with feedback and input.

 
This survey will ask you questions about students returning to school in the fall. Please keep in mind that you are answering this survey based on one school at a time. You may fill out the survey more than once for each building that your children attend. Your responses will help the district in being better prepared to reopen and meet the needs of our parents and students. Thank you for your time in completing the survey.
 
Please plan to complete this survey by July 21, 2020.

Easton Library to Reopen

We hope this news finds you and your family in good health. Our communities have been through much change over the last few months with the Coronavirus Pandemic, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our library’s commitment to your health and safety.  Easton Library has worked hard to devise a strategy through the New York State Forward Safety plan and CDC guidelines that will keep our staff and community thriving.

Easton Library will open its book drop on Saturday, June 27 for material returns.

The library will be reopening with a phased approach on Tuesday, July 7. The building will be open to the public with precautions in place to promote social distancing. Normal operating hours will be in effect, and the circulation desk will be open for material pick up only.  Face coverings will be required.  The number of people in the building at one time will be limited. All materials returned must be placed into the book drop and not carried into the library.  Items returned to the book drop will be quarantined for 72 hours before checking them in.  A limit of five items per patron will be allowed.  Staff can make copies, fax, or scans for patrons.  Notary services will be available.

Please order your items online at https://easton.sals.edu, by telephoning the library at (518)692-2253 during operational hours.  A staff member will contact you when your material is ready for pick up.  You may stop in the library for a staff member to take an item from the shelf for you while you briefly wait.  Magazines and newspapers may be checked out upon request. (Just ask for an available list.)  There will not be any interlibrary loan services.  Only Easton Library materials will be available at this time.

Easton Library hours are Monday 1-5 PM, Tuesday 4-8 PM, Wednesday 9:30-12 & 1-5 PM, Thursday 4-8 PM, and Saturday 10-4 PM.

Plans are in place for Easton Library to move to the next phase where there will be computer usage and browsing.  The timeline for that phase is undetermined.

We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our neighbors and friends.  Thank you for your patience during this unchartered time.

Congratulations Greenwich Class of 2020

At a beautiful ceremony on Sunday, June 29, 2020, the Greenwich Class of 2020 received their diplomas.  The tenacity and resilience shown in achieving their degrees in this highly usual, COVID-19 school year is commendable.

Here is a link to the entire ceremony in case you missed it.

Coming soon, be on the lookout for the drone footage taken during the event.

Welcome to the Greenwich Free Library’s Summer Reading Program

Welcome to the Greenwich Free Library’s Summer Reading Program!

 
Join us for a fun filled summer of reading challenges, programs and, PRIZES.
 
June 20, 2020 – August 29, 2020
 
Take a stroll around town and visit our poetry walk, stop by our social media pages to participate in a virtual story and our virtual Summer Reading Building Blocks programs, sign-up for a virtual book club or just join the reading challenge for a chance at winning a great prize. 
 
The first 100 participants to sign-up will receive a free ice cream from Battenkill Creamery!
 

This year we are happy to announce that we have opened up our summer reading challenge to all age groups. Read, log your time, and be entered into our drawings for great prizes no matter what your age.

 
To sign-up and learn more please visit https://www.greenwichfreelibrary.org/summer-reading/

2020-2021 Greenwich Central School District Budget Vote and Board Election Results

2020-2021 Greenwich Central School District Budget Vote and Board Election Results

$21,976,710 Budget Proposition: Passed

 

460 Yes

 

102 No

 

Equipment Proposition for (2) school buses not to exceed $220,000: Passed

 

412 Yes

 

150 No

Board of Education (5 year term):

473 Michael Conlin

 

4 Other write in Votes

 

Thank you to the entire Greenwich School Community for your continued support of the Greenwich Central  School District’s commitment to excellence.

Beaver Creek Announces Summer of 2020 Programming- Community Message

I hope this message finds you well and healthy! It’s the first week of June, and although I am sad I won’t see all of our campers smiling faces in person this summer I am hopeful they’ll join me online. I couldn’t imagine a summer with no time together, so I am thankful to live in a time that provides us with other ways to connect. I want to take the moment to share with you about some of the FREE programming Beaver Cross will be offering this summer. These programs are open to returning campers and new campers alike so feel free to spread the news! 

The image below shows some of the programming that will be offered. You can go to our website for more information and to register. I will also be sending weekly update emails and will be posting to our Facebook and Instagram daily so be sure to follow us to stay even more connected to our amazing community!

 

As always, please reach out if you have any questions or concerns. We hope to see your camper involved this summer! – Danny

Town of Greenwich Recognizes Greenwich CSD and Class of 2020

On Tuesday, June 6, 2020, the Greenwich Town Board acted on two resolutions:

  • Recognition to Commemorate June 28, 2020 as High School Senior Recognition Day
  • Appreciation for Teachers and Support Staff of Greenwich Central School

Senior class officers James Young, Emma Cronin and Brooke Wright joined Superintendent Mark Fish in accepting the certificates.  Thank you for thinking of the school district during this unusual spring.

Senior Recognition Day

Appreciation for Teachers and Support Staff

The prestigious “Character Award” recipient was announced this week.

The prestigious “Character Award” recipient was announced this week. The winner? Teagan Wright!

Ninth grade student, Teagan Wright, is a standout citizen and has demonstrated not only outstanding values in school, but in her community, as well.  In order to be named the winner of this year’s award, she not only had to provide background to reflect her character traits, but also a project she will implement in the community that will help others.  She used creativity and insight to develop a most worthwhile mission. The $500 award will be split $250 to the student, and $250 for the project.

As entrepreneurs in agriculture and financial planning, the initiators of this award, Reid and Breanna Lundy, started The Lundy Legacy Foundation to fund projects such as the: “Character Award.” They desire to promote and celebrate our local youth. They are proud of our youth in Greenwich.

Greenwich Central School wants to thank The Lundy’s for their continued generosity and foresight, and Teagan Wright for her continued action and commitment to making the world a better place.

Greenwich Strong 2020

Facilities Director Ron Nicholson and his crew recently decorated the football field with this tribute for the Class of 2020

Chris Kelly used our Ag Drone to capture this awesome shot.

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Greenwich Budget Hearing Recap from 6/1/2020

Superintendent Mark Fish’s Opening Remarks:

Welcome to tonight’s annual budget hearing.  If you have not done so yet, please mute your microphone.

To say that this has been a strange and challenging spring to develop a budget in New York State would be an understatement.

The Greenwich budget development team struggled with ways to reduce spending in phase 1 & 2 of our planning.

Ultimately we reduced over $750,000 from our original plan, maintained programs, and have not abolished any person employed for the 2020-2021 school year at this time.

This allows us to present the Board adopted budget tonight that proposes the same budget  of $21,976,710 as we adopted last year.

In these uncertain times of virus, social unrest, and other substantial challenges we hope that the Greenwich Community feels we have developed a budget that is sensitive to the times that we are living in.

I have been signing most of my correspondences- Be safe and stay well.  That is what I hope for that for our entire school community.

Here is the link to the district’s comprehensive budget page:

2020-2021 School Budget Information

 

Please make sure your ballot reaches the Greenwich District Office by 5 PM on June 9th in order for it to be part of the official tally.

Greenwich First-ever recipients of the Seal of Biliteracy

Bonjour a tous!

I (Miss Jacobs) am very excited to announce the names of the first-ever ‘Seal of Biliteracy’ recipients from GCSD.  For those who do not know, The Seal of Biliteracy is a NATIONAL achievement that sets these Students aside from others because they have worked so hard to prove that they are fluent in English AND French.  This is a very big accomplishment as they worked hard to discuss the many different forms of Racism the world experiences, across major historical time frames and presented their formulas to work on combating it.  If you see them or talk to them, please congratulate them.  I have been so lucky to have them in French for all 6 years and will forever cherish their MANY talents, our memories and this achievement.  WE are so lucky to have them in our community; I know they will continue to achieve excellence in their futures.
Emma Cronin
Joey Dziewulski
Matt Ginart
Arianna Spiezio
Brooke Wright
Brynne Wright
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