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Families of 6th Graders Can Pay Chromebook Protection Plan Online Families of 6th Graders Can Pay Chromebook Protection Plan Online: Families of incoming Webster CSD sixth graders may now pay their Chromebook User Agreement Policy and Protection Plan online!   In an effort to support equitable access to increase learning opportunities, engagement, collaboration, and creativity for all WCSD students, the district provides an electronic device for each student in grades 6-12 as part of the Transforming Learning Through Technology (TLTT) student device initiative. All secondary students (grades 6- 12) are assigned their own Chromebook, which is taken home to extend learning beyond the traditional school day schedule and to support their learning.   As part of the TLTT initiative, all families are offered a Chromebook protection plan that serves as a safeguard if the device is accidentally damaged. ...
Sports Registration Available Online Sports Registration Available Online: WCSD student athletes are reminded that all WCSD sports in every season are available for registration online! Log on to FamilyID ( www.familyid.com ), a secure registration website that provides families with an easy, user-friendly way to register for the WCSD athletic programs throughout the year. When you register through FamilyID, the website keeps track of your personal information in your FamilyID profile. You enter your personal information only once for each family member for multiple uses and multiple programs.   Registration for all WCSD fall sports is under way. Simply visit  familyid.com , click on "Find a Program," enter your middle or high school, and then click on "Register Now." Families who are new to the website will need to ...
Webster Schroeder & Webster Thomas High Schools' Graduation Videos Webster Schroeder & Webster Thomas High Schools' Graduation Videos: Webster CSD congratulates nearly 700 seniors from Webster Schroeder and Webster Thomas high schools who graduated during June 24 ceremonies at the Rochester Institure of Technology. If you would like to watch highlights from each graduation ceremony, please click on the links below. We wish the Class of 2018 all the best and welcome them as Webster CSD alumni!  
WCSD June Start-Time Community Forum Video Available WCSD June Start-Time Community Forum Video Available: At the request of the WCSD Board of Education during its November 2, 2017, meeting, WCSD began to explore, study, and problem-solve around the complex issue of potential changes to school start times. Since the first district-wide start time study group meeting on January 31 and under the guidance of Larry Wahl, the district’s coordinator of strategic initiatives, elementary and secondary work groups met throughout the spring to research this issue, gather community feedback and discuss possible next steps. These study groups looked at possible implications to district transportation, athletics, childcare, our academic program, and elementary activity period. In addition, Superintendent Carmen Gumina personally interviewed more than 950 middle and high school students to get their thoughts ...
American Heart Association & WCSD Celebrate Four New Walking Paths American Heart Association & WCSD Celebrate Four New Walking Paths: The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke in partnership with the Webster Central School District (WCSD) is proud to announce four new walking paths available at WCSD's middle and high schools: Spry Middle School, Webster Thomas High School, Webster Schroeder High School and Willink Middle School. A walking path ribbon-cutting ceremony took place recently at Spry Middle School, celebrating this collaborative effort of the American Heart Association and WCSD.  WCSD’s walking paths are an easy way everyone can get started on a regular walking program that will achieve personal physical activity goals and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. ...
Incoming Kindergarteners Invited to School Bus Safety Program Incoming Kindergarteners Invited to School Bus Safety Program: Parents of kindergarteners entering Webster schools this fall are invited to bring their budding scholars to the WCSD Transportation Department's annual school bus safety event: Strive for Five for School Bus Safety! The program, for 2018-2019 incoming kindergarteners (no additional children, please), provides an opportunity for the district's youngest riders to travel a short distance on a school bus with their parent(s) and to learn important safety procedures for riding the school bus. The program begins at Willink Middle School, where the bus picks up participants and brings them to the transportation department. The bus leaves Willink promptly at 6:00 p.m. and returns approximately an hour later. Incoming kindergarteners and their parents should attend as follows: ...
Seven Win Citizenship Award Seven Win Citizenship Award: The Webster Retired Educators Association (WREA) is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Citizenship Award. They are Marin Bedford, Jane Carey, Jayden Concordia, Jocelyn Gudyka, Ava Kaptein, Molly Sweeney, and Sarah Colelli. Each spring the WREA, with the guidance of Webster Central School District elementary staff, names an outstanding fifth grader at each of the seven elementary schools as recipients of the Citizenship Award. Students are selected for this honor by meeting the criteria of service, scholarship, leadership, and sportsmanship. The winners are presented with a medallion and their name is added to a plaque that hangs in their school. They are also recognized at a Webster CSD Board of Education meeting. Marin Bedford   As DeWitt Road ...
Public and School Libraries Work Together Public and School Libraries Work Together: An unofficial partnership of sorts exists between Webster CSD and Webster Public Library. The two entities serve as resources and support for one another. And it’s really not surprising when one considers that they both cater to many of the same people!   That’s why it’s not uncommon to see Webster CSD elementary school students touring the Webster Public Library, or library representatives at the secondary schools talking with students and promoting reading, or Children's Librarian Jason Poole conducting workshops at the public library on graphic novels for librarians and 6-12 English/reading teachers. One recent week, Adult Services Media Librarian Hannah Ralston, Children’s Library Assistant Sarah Brown, and Youth Services Librarian Colleen Hernandez ...
Opioid Crisis Community Forum Videos Available Opioid Crisis Community Forum Videos Available: Advocating for a healthy community, Webster Health and Education Network: a Drug Free Community Coalition (WHEN: DFCC), in conjunction with Webster CSD, the Monroe County Legislature, and Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo, sponsored a community forum on the opioid epidemic in late February. More than 100 One Webster community members attended this very important event at Willink Middle School.  The evening's keynote speaker was Dr. Michael Mendoza, Monroe County Commissioner of Public Health. Dr. Mendoza provided a comprehensive review of the problem of addiction, background on overdose and why we are seeing an epidemic more recently. If you were unable to attend this important event, you may watch Dr. Mendoza's presentation by clicking HERE  (approximately 21 ...
Vaping Information Videos for Parents Vaping Information Videos for Parents: Parents, this could be the best three minutes you spend today... please watch "Teen Vaping: How Kids Use E-cigs" by clicking on the link below.  Teen Vaping: How Kids Use E-cigs video Many thanks to WCSD parent Jen DeGrace for producing this video in collaboration with Webster Central PTSA (high school committees) and Webster Health and Education Network: A Drug Free Community Coalition (WHEN: DFCC, whencoaltion.com ) . This video is intended to be an educational and informational tool for parents.  You may also take a moment to view the video message below from Superintendent Carmen Gumina about vaping. Please talk to your children about e-cigs. Click on this tip sheet to get the conversation started. Contact your pediatrician for help ...
Webster High Schools Named Gold Standard Webster High Schools Named Gold Standard: WCSD business/finance teachers with a Gold Standard School poster. Webster CSD has something more to celebrate! Both Webster Schroeder and Webster Thomas high schools are two of only three schools in New York State to earn the distinction of Gold Standard Schools as designated by Next Gen Personal Finance!   Gold Standard Schools are high schools that require all students to take a standalone, one semester personal financial literacy course in order to graduate.  As of the 2018-19 school year, all Webster CSD students will be required to take Financial Literacy.   “We are excited that our personal financial literacy course will be a required course for graduation.  To be only two of three high schools in New York recognized as a Gold Standard school ...
Parents Can Set Contact Preferences Through IC Parent & Student Portal Parents Can Set Contact Preferences Through IC Parent & Student Portal: Webster CSD has expanded its ability to share important school and district-wide messages by communicating using the Infinite Campus Messenger system found within Infinite Campus’ Parent and Student Portal. This year alone, you should have received telephone calls and emails generated through IC Messenger to let you know about everything from transportation schedules and Chromebook pickups to weekly school newsletters. The district uses this system during the winter months to alert families of snow-related school closings, in addition to notification on websterschools.org, Facebook (facebook.com/WebsterCentralSchools), and Twitter (@wcsdproud and @superwebstercsd). Parents now have the ability to set message contact preferences through the IC Parent and Student Portal. In ...



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