10-21-22 WCSD Weekly Update
Welcome to the Weekly Update!
As we head in to cold and flu season, I want to remind our families that the District will be hosting a flu clinic for families on Monday, October 24th from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Casey Middle School. Please be sure to bring your insurance card. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment please call 716-805-1020. An informational flyer is available in the weekly newsletter.
We also know COVID-19 continues to impact our school community. Rather than doing mass distributions similar to last year, if a students or staff member is exhibiting signs/symptoms of COVID-19, kits can be requested through their respective buildings. Students and staff members will each be allocated two boxes per request and receive 4 total COVID-19 at-home test kits.
I want to share information regarding mental health and new resources that are available in our high schools. The District is collaborating with Spectrum Health and Human Services to provide onsite mental health counseling by a licensed practitioner at Williamsville East, Williamsville North, and Williamsville South. As a school community, we felt strongly that we wanted to provide our students an opportunity to access services they may need with less disruption to their regular school day. If you are interested in learning more, please contact your high school student’s counseling office or reach out to Spectrum Health and Human Services at 716-662-2040.
I also want to let our school community know that the first Speaker Series on Restorative Educational Practices will take place on Thursday, November 17th from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Heim Middle School. Linda Ruest, who is the Director for Professional Learning in the District will share information on the basic principles, implementation, and the building of relationships that is associated with this work in our schools. We encourage all members of our school community to join and be a part of this important discussion and ask questions. This is an incredible opportunity to learn more on why this indicative is so important within our schools. We look forward to seeing you on November 17th!
This week, the Williamsville Central School District hosted the Great Lakes Planetarium Association Conference at Williamsville North High Schools. Led by Planetarium Directory Mark Percy, the District continues to be a leader locally and regionally in science and space education.
Throughout the school year, our students along with those from all over Western New York, visit the planetarium at North High School to engage in space education! Mr. Percy also provides community education classes to keep the area informed and engaged with the celestial happenings! Thanks to Mr. Percy for his continued work and providing an exceptional experience for our school community. We’re also continuing to keep our eyes to sky as we prepare for the 2024 total solar eclipse!
We are also proud to host the New York State Band Directors Association regional workshop at Williamsville South High School in our state-the-art music facilities. It was an incredible day of professional development for music educators throughout our region.
The weather has taken a turn, so please be sure to wear your coat, hat, and gloves whether you’re walking, riding the bus, or being dropped off or picked up from school.
Stay warm, enjoy the weekend, and we’ll see you next week!