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Webster CSD to Host Family Engagement Panel Discussion on Restorative Practices Webster CSD to Host Family Engagement Panel Discussion on Restorative Practices: Webster CSD parents/guardians and staff are invited to a Family Engagement Panel Discussion on Restorative Practices. Join us Wednesday, December 14, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., in the second floor PDC in Spry Middle School, 119 South Avenue, for this informative evening. Panelists Dr. Robert Chalwell, Webster CSD Director of Family Engagement and Inclusivity; Katie DiSalvo, licensed medical health counselor for Delphi Rise; a Webster parent; and a Webster student will discuss Restorative Practices and Mental and Socio-Emotional Health. Restorative Practices are a combination of best practices that prioritize skills building in all members of a community to preempt or prevent wrongdoing, focus on repairing harm when wrongdoing occurs, and prioritize individual and shared ...
Families of Young Children Asked to Take Census Families of Young Children Asked to Take Census: Webster CSD is surveying our One Webster community to forecast student enrollment for the foreseeable future. The annual young child census launched on the district website December 1. If you have children residing in your household who are birth to 5 years old, please complete this brief census . Don’t delay! The census closes January 6, 2023. Families who do not have access to a computer or phone may participate by calling Student Registration at (585) 216-0029. Completing the census is a young families’ first connection with the school district. It enables us to keep in contact with families as their children approach school age.  
Improving Where We Learn: Webster’s Proposed District Improvements Improving Where We Learn: Webster’s Proposed District Improvements: In Webster CSD's ongoing efforts to provide students with high-quality learning environments, the district is proposing a $115 million capital improvement project that will include a series of changes across its 11-school footprint. Whether it be an expansion or renovation, every update will deliver on three promises: protecting the well-being of students, encouraging their academic engagement, and ensuring accessibility for all.   For more information on the capital improvement project, including a school-by-school rundown, please visit the district's new web page, 
Thomas Student Selected to International Contemporary Youth Ensemble Thomas Student Selected to International Contemporary Youth Ensemble: Webster Thomas student Kara S. has been selected as a member of Youth America Grand Prix’s (YAGP) first ever International Contemporary Youth Ensemble in collaboration with YAGP Israel. Acceptance into this program was by audition or invitation and only 30 dancers were selected from around the world. YAGP is the world’s largest non-profit international student ballet competition and scholarship program. Kara Schenk Kara took her first ballet class at only 2 years old and has been training for the past 12 years at Odasz Dance Theatre in Brighton. She is a member of their pre-professional training program where she trains for 25-30 hours per week. Kara has competed with and danced alongside dancers from across the country and around the world through Youth America ...
Nominations Being Accepted for Oak Tree Award Nominations Being Accepted for Oak Tree Award: Nominations are being accepted now through January 31, 2023, for this year’s Oak Tree Award. Co-sponsored by the Webster Teachers' Association (WTA) and the Webster Central PTSA, this annual program recognizes teacher excellence in Webster CSD. Each year an educator from elementary and another from secondary are selected. Any Webster resident or district employee, current or former student, parent, teacher, or administrative colleague may nominate a teacher for the Elementary or Secondary Teacher of the Year Oak Tree Award. Teachers include: UPK-12 teachers, special educators, literacy specialists, school counselors, librarians/media specialists, school psychologists, school social workers, speech and language teachers, and occupational and physical therapists. ...
District Offers FREE English as a Second Language Class to All Interested Persons District Offers FREE English as a Second Language Class to All Interested Persons: In an effort to create a more welcoming environment for all of our families, Webster CSD is excited to offer a free English as a Second Language (ESL) class to the community.   By working with the Rochester City School District Office of Adult and Career Education Services, Webster CSD’s adult ESL class is open to any adult interested in learning English as a Second Language. To support our growing number of families in Webster due to the war in the Ukraine, the class will be taught by a Ukrainian speaker; however, individuals from all language backgrounds are welcome and participants do not need to reside in Webster.    The class takes place Monday - Friday from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Webster Schroeder High School (Room W-4), 875 Ridge Road, Webster. The class ...
Schroeder Students, Staff Raise Funds for ThanksGiving Schroeder Students, Staff Raise Funds for ThanksGiving: It was ThanksGiving once again at Webster Schroeder High School! Student organizers & Rebecca Degro-Carbonel of Mt Hope Family Center. Students and staff raised funds with the goal to feed 20 Rochester area families Thanksgiving dinner. For 13 years the school has used this drive this time of year to help Mt Hope Family Center, whose primary focus is helping children and families affected by trauma, abuse, neglect, and violence. The center provides intervention and prevention programs and proven therapy service to more than 900 children and families each year.   This year’s drive, led by students Marlena S., Mikayla B., Samantha S., and Julia S. and social studies teacher Elizabeth Gefell, ran from November 8-18. In just 10 days this dynamic squad raised ...
Cereal Drive Creates Domino Effect Cereal Drive Creates Domino Effect: Little things can lead to a chain reaction that affects so many in positive ways. This is at the heart of the cereal drive that recently took place at Plank Road South Elementary School.  Students watch & cheer as the boxes topple like dominoes. The Plank South school community collected cereal November 7-22 as part of a schoolwide event called Cereal Box Dominos. At the culmination of the drive, the boxes were lined up throughout the school building and then toppled like dominoes!   “The purpose is to show that one small action has a domino effect of helping others. After the event the cereal will be donated to local food cupboards,” Janet Weisensel, coordinator of the event and the school’s social worker, said during the cereal ...
Protocol in the Event of School Closings, Early Dismissal Due to Inclement Weather Protocol in the Event of School Closings, Early Dismissal Due to Inclement Weather: As we enter the winter months, Webster CSD would like to remind our One Webster families of our closing and early dismissal protocol should weather necessitate. Closing and cancellation information is available through a variety of sources: online at websterschools.org social media at Facebook.com/WebsterCentralSchools and Twitter @wcsdproud parent/guardian notification through ParentSquare local media Should the district need to dismiss early, bus riders will return home in the same order as a regular school day. Parents are asked to be prepared with a plan in the event of an early dismissal and discuss it with their children. Weather conditions vary widely across the district. Parents/guardians ...
Students to be Dismissed Early December 23 Students to be Dismissed Early December 23: Webster CSD is required to annually conduct an Emergency Preparedness Early Release Drill designed to test the district’s plan for the early dismissal of students. This year, the district will conduct this drill on Friday, December 23. Parents/guardians are notified in advance of the drill so that they can be prepared for their students to be dismissed early and arrive home by bus early on December 23. Please note the times listed below are the bus departure times effective for Friday, December 23 only . Schroeder, 3:15 p.m. departure Thomas, 3:15 p.m. departure Spry, 3:15 p.m. departure Willink, 3:15 p.m. departure DeWitt, 2:10 p.m. departure Klem North, 1:50 p.m. departure ...



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