Change in 2019-2020 Calendar for Sixth Graders
For many years, our sixth-graders have attended school on the Middle/High School schedule and have been out of school during the period of the Regents exams at the end of June each year. The New York State Education Department updated regulations relating to school attendance and recently advised all school districts with a 6-12 configuration at the Middle/High School level that sixth graders must attend school for 180 actual days. As background, students in grades seven through 12 remain able to count the Regents exam days (where they attend school only for Regents exams if appropriate) as a part of the 180-day count. This exception is no longer available to sixth graders.
This means that our sixth-grade students will attend school as follows in June 2020:
Wednesday, June 17 – full day
Thursday, June 18 – full day
Friday, June 19 – full day
Monday, June 22 – full day
Tuesday, June 23 – sixth-grade early dismissal, 10:40 a.m.
Wednesday, June 24 – sixth-grade early dismissal, 10:40 a.m.
Thursday, June 25 – sixth-grade early dismissal, 10:40 a.m. – last day of
classes for sixth graders
Transportation and food services will be provided on regular schedules. Breakfast and lunch will be provided on full days, and breakfast only will be available on early release days.
We are updating our online calendar with these changes and apologize for any inconvenience that this creates for your families in 2019-2020. All future calendars will be prepared in this fashion.
We are excited to announce that we are now offering the convenience of online registration for athletic teams here at Wheatland-Chili through FamilyID (www.familyid.com). FamilyID is a secure registration platform that provides you with an easy, user-friendly way to register for our programs, and helps us to be more administratively efficient and environmentally responsible. When you register through FamilyID, the system keeps track of your information in your FamilyID profile. You enter your information only once for each family member for multiple uses and multiple programs. Important communications from the athletic department will come through this program as well.
***All students wishing to play must register through this process. Each portion of the registration process must be completed in order for an athlete to begin practice***
***Before you register, you will need to make sure that your child has an up-to-date physical that will be uploaded into their file***
The FamilyID link is available on the Middle/High School webpage under the Quick Links. You can access the Quick Link by clicking here.
Connect with Us and Download the Wheatland-Chili Mobile App
Go to the Apple Store or Google Play, search Wheatland-Chili Schools, then download and install the Mobile App to your smartphone. Once installed on your phone, check out the Digital Stream, Calendar icons, or log into Schooltool, view lunch menus, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. Parents can also log in to your child’s My School Bucks account and more. Use this smart link then select the download you need for your phone: https://wheatland.parentlink.net/smartlink/
If you are a Wheatland-Chili graduate and would like to share the story of your accomplishments and how WCCSD helped you achieve your success, please email Deborah_Leh@wheatland.k12.ny.us with details. You may consider sharing the story of your military service, the college you attended and how it led to a successful career, how WEMOCO provided the foundation for your career choice, etc. Help us inspire our current Wheatland-Chili students by sharing your stories.
New York State is required by the United States Department of Education to identify low performing schools. This identification is based on test results from the annual grades three through eight and Regents assessments in English Language Arts, Math, and Science, as well as chronic absenteeism (absent 10% or more). For high schools, the identification also includes social studies, graduation rates, and a new measure of college, career, and civic readiness. Student participation in the three through eight assessments is a factor in the identification where participation is less than 95%.
The accountability status of our schools and District is as follows:
T. J. Connor Elementary School – Good Standing 2018-2019, Potential Targeted Support and Improvement School 2019-2020
Middle/High School – Good Standing
Wheatland-Chili Central School District – Target District
This information was embargoed and not available for sharing until late in the day on Thursday, January 17.
Our identification as a Target District relates to the performance of a small subgroup of our students (21 students) in grades three through five who sat for the assessments in English Language Arts and Math in 2017-2018. This District designation results from the potential designation for T. J. Connor in 2019-2020.
We have worked over the past years to support all of our students toward higher performance and will continue to do so. All struggling students are supported through our strategic Response to Intervention Plan including academic and social and emotional support. Students receive intensive individual interventions based on their needs.
Attached is Five Things Every Parent Should Know about New York State’s Plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act for your reference.
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM STEM Family Night
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Audit Committee Meeting
7:00 PM Board of Education Meeting
Hello and welcome to our school’s homepage. I hope that you view this website as a valuable tool in learning more about our school and the ways in which we strive to meet our students' needs. Be on the lookout for updates and modifications as the district as a whole continues its efforts in seeing that this is a dynamic site.
Please be sure to also spend time navigating the section that is specific to the development and planning for the implementation of the recalibrated Code of Character, Conduct and Support. You can find materials related to the Code by clicking on the district homepage, and by following the links under "Our District" and "Code of Conduct" or by clicking below:
This Code was developed in partnership with key stakeholders including parents, teachers, district and school administrators, union representatives, external service providers and community leaders. Implementation of the recalibrated Code began in 2018-2019 and will be a continued focus in the 2019-2020 school year. Specifically, we will look to better match restorative actions with school sanctions, as well as seek to improve upon culturally responsive practices.
Regular, productive and meaningful communication between all school stakeholders is an integral component of our success. Please feel free to reach out to me either by phone, email or by stepping into the office so that we can discuss the many ways in which we can work to support our children. Further, it is important that you have updated your email address with our school and be sure to check our Twitter feed often as updates and information are often posted to this resource.
Again, thank you for visiting our school’s webpage and be sure to visit back often!
There's a new face in the Superintendent's Office. Join us in welcoming Diane Stocking as the new District Clerk and Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent.
The Town of Wheatland Town Board and the Salute to Excellence Committee recognized Karen Lee Wilson as the 2019 Volunteer of Distinction as part of the Town of Wheatland Community Hall of Fame in December.