Brasser Elementary welcomes the family–school partnership:
*We look forward to working with you and your child in learning. How will you learn together alongside your child to support their education?
*We look forward to working with families in providing opportunities for meaningful feedback and input in assisting our school. How will you support your child and school in leading together with us in making Florence Brasser the best school possible?
*We look forward to celebrating great accomplishments together. How will you work with us in supporting your child’s academic achievement & growth?
Dear Brasser Families,
It is hard to believe that is it already March! As this unprecedented school year begins to wind down, we wanted to share a few updates and reminders.
Remote and Hybrid Expectations
All students should be engaging in schoolwork 5 days per week. Although students are not synchronous or live with their teacher each day, they do have work to complete! For hybrid students, this means there is schoolwork to be done during their at-home days. For remote students, there is work at home every day, in addition to the days that are “live” with the teacher.
As Superintendent Dailey shared last month, the New York State Education Department now requires the district to document and report daily attendance for all students when they are learning in school or at home. Student attendance will be determined based on the daily health screener that comes via email each school day. It is important to remember to complete the health screener each day for your child.
Spring Learning Model
Please remember to complete the survey that was sent from Superintendent Dailey regarding your preferences to return to school full-time in-person if the Department of Health loosens restrictions related to maintain health and safety in schools. This survey response is due by March 5, 2021. Be sure to complete it so we can plan accordingly.
Spring is Near!
As the weather gradually gets warmer, be sure to send your child to school with appropriate outdoor wear (sweatshirts, jackets, etc.) Our students love to get outside to play during recess and PE class.
Thank you for partnering with us on the 2020-2021 school year adventure!
While Gates Chili has taught personal safety lessons to students in the past, this year, the elementary schools adopted a more comprehensive program called Child Safety Matters. This program was developed by the Monique Burr Foundation and is endorsed by the Bivona Child Advocacy Center.
As GCCSD continues to plan for the return of more in-person elementary learners next week, we invite you to join us for a virtual community forum on April 15 at 5 p.m. on YouTube. A recording of the event will also be available at the above link.
Students ages 16+ and their eligible family members are encouraged to make appointments as soon as possible.
After careful consideration, the district is shifting the return of more in-person learners by a few days in order to give staff enough time to prepare our buildings.
Local superintendents advocate to bring back more in-person learners
This award comes just two months after the district was named a Top Workplaces USA for 2021. Both awards are based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey.
The Gates Chili Central School District Board of Education unanimously voted on March 23 to appoint Mr. Troy Olin as the district’s new Assistant Superintendent for Instruction. He will assume his new leadership role effective July 1, 2021, replacing Mrs. Carol Stehm, who is set to retire at the end of this school year.