Message from the Superintendent, Marygrace Mazzullo:
Here it is. The beginning of October. We are back in school - maybe not the way we have been in the past, but we are back - and it is wonderful!! In order to get to this point, many hours were spent planning and re-imagining what busing, meals, technology, teaching and learning could and should look like in the time of COVID-19. Our plan provided families with options - hybrid or fully remote - and we have been honing those attendance models at every level to ensure that our students' needs are being met to the very best of our abilities. We are utilizing all of our resources - manpower, technology, time - in ways that we have never previously used them. We do appreciate actionable feedback from all of our school community members. Everyone brings a unique perspective that helps us improve and do better as a whole. If you have feedback for us about how things are going, don't hesitate to share it by contacting your child's teacher(s) or building administrators. For issues or problems, please be sure to follow the district's chain of command for contact (linked on this page). It is always most efficient to deal with an issue at the source. Many times it is just a matter of a simple misunderstanding or miscommunication that can be easily addressed. If that is not the case, you can then move on to the next level of communication.
We are excited that our students have the opportunity to participate in Fall sports. Because these sporting events take place outside, the level of concern over COVID-19 spread is diminished. We still do need to take extra precautions, though, and we will follow the guidance form the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. We ask everyone to follow the safety protocols in place for our athletic events. Because the number of spectators for each athlete is limited to 2, we are also live streaming as many of our contests as possible. If an event is being live streamed, you will be able to find the link on our Facebook page or you can go directly to our Williamson Athletics YouTube channel.
We appreciate all that our staff, students and families are doing to help us have a safe and successful school year. We will continue to evaluate our programs on every level - including the attendance models we offer. We will also continue to communicate updates and changes. Be sure that the district has your most current contact information on file so that you receive any important information and/or updates. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more casual updates. As always, we are committed to providing #DeepRoots, #CoreValues, and #BrightFutures for our students, families and community.