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.
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.
6:30 PM PTA Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Board of Education - Policy Committee
7:00 PM Board of Education Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Communications/Engagement Committee 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!
This free summer opportunity is open to all incoming ninth and tenth graders who have completed Algebra 1. Apply by May 1. The application is now open. Apply today at https:// monroe2boces.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/ SV_0DrZKK7oxOu2max. Students can gain experience with advanced/smart manufacturing, CNC Machining, mills, lathes, blueprint reading, CAD/CAM, and earn three MCC College credits for FREE. The Summer Advanced Manufacturing Experience (SAME) is July 6– 24, 2020 at the WEMOCO Career and Technical Education Center at 3589 Big Ridge Road, Spencerport. Students must provide their own transportation and lunch.
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