To our health care workers and first responders, we are here for you. During this health emergency, your services are desperately needed, and you may find yourselves struggling to find care for your children. Click on this link for information published from the YMCA about childcare openings. Please also click on the following link for any support in the form of subsidies that you may need for childcare expenses: https://www2.monroecounty.gov/hs-coronavirus#childcare.
The distribution for all students began– Wednesday, March 18, and will continue through the school closure. Beginning March 30 Food Ditribution will be three days a week: Monday, Wednesday, Friday – between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Food will be distributed in the back of the Middle/High School in the parking lot by the soccer stadium. Follow the coned areas when you arrive.
Our food distribution has been expanded to include deliveries (Monday/Wednesday/Friday) as follows: Robert Quigley Drive (at the Club House) at 11:00 a.m. ; Ballantyne Road in the Park near ARC of Monroe at 11:30 a.m.; Nathaniel Drive at the rear of the drive at 12:00 p.m. and Bowerman Road Apartments at 12:30 p.m.
You'll receive enough complete meals until the next Distribution for Breakfast and Lunch. This will help reduce social interaction for our food service, transportation staff and families.
Please let me know if you are in dire need of a food delivery to your home by calling 585.889.6247. Arrangements will be made for this support.
Monroe County Library System to Loan Mobile Hot Spots
Update: Due to MCLS closure this resource is not available at this time.
For Wheatland-Chili families who did not arrange for a mobile hot spot through the District and have now identified a need, the Monroe County Library System will have mobile hot spots for Internet available starting Friday.
Call Central Library (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday) and use Curb Side Pick Up to get them.
The phone number to call and curb side directions are here: https://roccitylibrary.org/spotlight/curbside-pick-up-available-at-the-central-library
Desk Donation for Families
If you are looking for a flat surface where your children can work during this health emergency, we can help. With the purchase of new desks for T. J. Connor this year, we have excessed (through Board of Education action) previously used desks and chairs. We have attempted to sell the desks in online auction sites and worked with agencies to arrange donations. We do still have desks for donation to families.
If you are interested in acquiring a desk and chair, please come to T. J. Connor at the back parking lot on Edson Street on Friday, March 20, 2020, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Staff will be available to help. There will be no need for you to return the desks/chairs.
When needs arise, we are working together to help you.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
The situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is constantly changing. We have created an online webpage which will contain the most current information. You can access the webpage by clicking on this link.
There are a number of steps you and your children can take to reduce the spread of illness, including COVID-19, according to the State Department of Health:
Information about the Coronavirus:
We will keep you advised of updated information.
As promised, I am checking in with you each Friday to provide updated information on our school closing for your planning. Today, Governor Cuomo directed all schools to be closed for two additional weeks with a return date to school of Wednesday, April 15, 2020. I will continue to keep you updated on the status of our closure.
Dear Wheatland-Chili Central School District Community, UPDATE: Due to the continuing community health concerns regarding COVID-19, the Superintendent Search Community Forum originally scheduled for Thursday, March 26, 2020 is postponed. It will be rescheduled at a later date and shared with the Wheatland-Chili community at that time.
Dr. Deb Leh, Superintendent of Wheatland-Chili CSD, will retire in June 2020, at the conclusion of the school year. In her over 30 years in education, she has served as a business teacher, the assistant superintendent of student learning at Clarkstown Central School District, and the assistant superintendent of instruction at the Greece Central School District. In addition, she taught in the community education and business management programs at Nazareth College as an adjunct professor; was the Coordinator of Work Experience and Supervisor of Alternative Education; and the Supervisor of Vocational Education for the Genesee Valley Education Partnership BOCES.
A reminder that students and families have access to library resources such as SORA for ebooks, audio books, and educational and research materials. Be sure to visit the
The Mental Health team members at T. J. Connor are available to provide you with support. Please do not hesitate to contact us if your child or your family needs our assistance. We can provide you with resources, strategies for helping your child, and even virtual counseling sessions for students. The best way to contact us i
The MS/HS Counseling Department has created google voice phone numbers that will answer during the school hours. Students can call or text those numbers. There is also an appointment booking site to allow for students or families to request appointments with
Science teacher Greg Cost’s sixth-grade students are using zSpace to explore the solar system. zSpace is a hardware, software, and educational content solution that provides students with exploration and experiential learning opportunities through augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). Students manipulate 3D models using an electronic stylus. Through the use of 3D glasses, visuals can be rotated and dissected to aid student understanding of class content.
“Students have been discussing and analyzing both the Constitution and the Amendments,” said social studies teacher Christopher Peets. “The idea of the panel discussion was to link their amendment rights to interpretation by people that have professional experiences with the Bill of Rights.”
Wheatland-Chili students Allison Wing, Brittney Pfenninger, Paige Smith, Aaryana Young, Eboni Colangelo, and Lee Pontillo in Val Savage’s Photography class will have their work on display at the Image City Photography Gallery for the Through the Student Lens annual photography show featuring the photographic work of high school students across Monroe County. This is the eleventh year that Image City has hosted this event and Wheatland-Chili students
Students from kindergarten to fifth grade gathered on Saturday, March 7 with their families to participate in the fifth annual WCPTA sponsored T. J. Connor Science Fair. There were a variety of projects on catapults, density, and how a lava lamp works.College students from the U of R STEM
The Wheatland-Chili Central School District community is committed to academic excellence which empowers all individuals to become motivated learners and challenges them to excel as citizens in a global society.