South Seneca CSD
The South Seneca Board of Education will hold its regular meeting Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 6:30pm in the Elementary Auditorium.
3 days ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca CSD
Our buildings will be open again beginning Monday January 11, but our ability to stay open depends on everyone working together. We can all do our part!
5 days ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca CSD
Several students in Patty Parsons’ English classes entered Outdoor News Magazine’s Youth Writing Contest, and senior Abbie Reasor won FIRST PLACE in the 9-12 category for Prose! Her piece, titled “What’s on the End of the Line?”, is about fishing in the Erie Canal with her dad when she was younger. Abbie will receive $100, an award plaque and her work will be entered in the Outdoor Writer's Association of America annual writing contest! Way to go!
9 days ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca CSD
Season's Greetings to our Falcon Family! We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday! #ForeverFalcons #SouthSenecaCSD
22 days ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca CSD
Just two days before our holiday break, we at South Seneca now have over 80 members of our staff and student population in mandatory quarantines as a result of contact tracing related to our three recent cases. In addition to these, we are informed of nearly thirty others in the school community who are now either COVID-positive themselves, or quarantined as a result of exposure to someone who is positive. As we have been communicating since before Thanksgiving, when groups of staff and students are forced to quarantine at home for two weeks, it creates a substantial disruption to each of their own lives, and to the school program. Those in quarantine, again, have broken no rules, and have only been caught up in the tracing process. They go into quarantine to contain potential spread, which is necessary, but disheartening and inconvenient. We know from all evidence that once again, there is a reasonable concern that those numbers may spike in the period immediately following the holidays. As a precautionary measure designed to prevent potential large numbers of quarantines into the new year, South Seneca will shift to a temporary fully remote model for instruction in the week after New Year’s Day, January 4 through January 8. Students should prepare for the week as a school week, and not as an extension of the vacation. Teachers will be in touch to arrange a class schedule. Contrary to the week we went remote after Thanksgiving, there is still a possibility for us to operate small groups of organized activities, such as the highly controlled athletic workouts, etc. Coaches will be in touch with athletes about those arrangements. We understand that being fully remote can pose a burden on working families, and we encourage those with concerns to reach out to our offices for help. This measure is intended to prevent an even longer burden, as families in quarantine have communicated to us. If the numbers of positive cases and widespread quarantines were to reach a critical threshold, the shift to remote learning could keep us out of the buildings for weeks at a time, which is what we’d like to avoid. We urge our community to continue to follow all guidelines for staying safe, and we wish full recovery for those having already tested positive. Thank you for your continued understanding and cooperation.
24 days ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca CSD
On Saturday, South Seneca received information from the Seneca County Health Department that two of our elementary school students had tested positive for COVID-19. The two students are members of two different grade levels, and last attended in-person on Tuesday, December 15. As with all cases in our school community, we are collaborating with the Health Department to facilitate contact tracing and any necessary quarantines. We also collaborate with the Department to make determinations about any closures that might be appropriate. Anyone who is to complete required steps as a result of potential exposure is being contacted by the Health Department or by the school district for instructions. In this case, because of the timing of the onset of symptoms, contact tracing has resulted in a very large number of quarantines for both students and staff in Interlaken. Out of an abundance of caution, the Elementary School will move to a fully remote model of instruction for the three days leading up to our break: Monday, December 21 through Wednesday, December 23. The Middle-High School was not impacted in this case and will continue as planned with our hybrid model this week. We will revisit our status over the next several days and will communicate any further adjustments to our school calendar as they are decided. On Monday, the district will work to distribute Chromebooks to elementary students as needed for participation in classes. We know the community understands that personal identifying information about those testing positive is protected under privacy laws, so we are unable to share those particular details. We join all our colleagues, both in the school setting and out, to continue to urge everyone to take the risks associated with the pandemic seriously, and to do all you can to minimize your own chances of exposure to the virus. This includes diligent wearing of face coverings in public spaces, attention to social distancing, and good regular hand hygiene, along with the use of caution when planning any holiday travel or gatherings. Thank you for your continued understanding and cooperation.
26 days ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca CSD
Seneca County will be running asymptomatic testing sites every Monday from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. starting this Monday, December 21. There is no cost for this testing and results will be available immediately. Pre-registration is required at the following link: https://apps.health.ny.gov/doh2/applinks/cdmspr/2/counties?OpID=9900120
28 days ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca CSD
Due to the severe weather conditions, regular Thursday meal deliveries will be moved to Friday this week. Thank you for your understanding, stay safe and stay warm! #ForeverFalcons #SouthSenecaCSD
29 days ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca CSD
Please be aware that with significant snowfall overnight, persisting into the morning hours, South Seneca will be closed Thursday, December 17. This cancellation includes all classes, both in-person and remote.
29 days ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca CSD
Even during the pandemic, South Seneca has been supportive of college students who are studying education, as they must gather field experience in classrooms as a requirement on their way to their degrees. Today, we were informed that one of the college students who spent time in our Middle-High School building last week tested positive for COVID-19. This student observed all appropriate safety measures while in our building, but it is likely that those who had extended exposure time will be subject to quarantine as the contact tracing process around this case is completed. The last time the student was in the building was Friday, December 11. In accordance with our established protocols, we are in close contact with the Seneca County Health Department to make all determinations about any closures that might be appropriate on a case-by-case basis. No portion of our program will need to be closed as a result of this case, although some quarantines of some individuals is expected. We know the community understands that personal identifying information about those testing positive is protected under privacy laws, so we are unable to share those particular details. As the holiday season and colder weather approaches, and while infection rates are increasing over the last few weeks, we continue to urge our school community to take all necessary precautions. Please heed the warnings about indoor gatherings, wearing masks, maintaining social distancing, and seeing regularly to hand hygiene. Thank you for your continued understanding and cooperation.
about 1 month ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca CSD
After some time with classes being virtual, we have students back in our classrooms again today!
about 1 month ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca CSD
The South Seneca Board of Education will meet Wednesday, December 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the MSHS auditorium in Ovid. The agenda will include a presentation on the 2021-22 budget and other new business.
about 1 month ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca CSD
We are so grateful for our falcon family, all students and faculty! Have a wonderful and healthy holiday! Happy Thanksgiving! #ForeverFalcons
about 1 month ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca CSD
Attention South Seneca Community: please be aware that the district will move to a full remote model for instruction in the week immediately following the Thanksgiving break. Teachers and our two building offices will be sharing more information in the days to come.
about 1 month ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca CSD
The November BOE meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 18 at 6:30pm in the Interlaken Auditorium. Presentation will be on winter athletics updates from the section and the state. The board will make a decision at this meeting about aligning with Section V this winter.
2 months ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca CSD
November 16, 2020 This past weekend South Seneca received information that one of our elementary school students had tested positive for COVID-19. In this case, the last attendance day for the student was Monday, November 9. We are in contact with the student’s family, and are hopeful that symptoms remain mild. In accordance with our established protocols, we immediately notified the Seneca County Health Department to make all determinations about any closures that might be appropriate on a case-by-case basis, and if the report means that contact tracing or quarantines are expected. In this case, because the student has not been in attendance since last week Monday, the Seneca County Health Department has advised that it is not necessary to close any aspect of our current in-person instructional schedule. The Department has determined that the student was not infectious on that date. We know the community understands that personal identifying information about those testing positive is protected under privacy laws, so we are unable to share those particular details. As the holiday season and colder weather approaches, and while infection rates are increasing over the last few weeks, we continue to urge our school community to take all necessary precautions. Please heed the warnings about indoor gatherings, wearing masks, maintaining social distancing, and seeing regularly to hand hygiene. Thank you for your continued cooperation and understanding.
2 months ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca CSD
November 12 update: law enforcement has advised that we are safe to run our after school intramurals program this afternoon. Given that information, intramurals are on for today.
2 months ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca CSD
We remain in constant contact with law enforcement related to the continuing search for escaped parolee Kevin Witt. As the scope of the search is now widened out beyond the district, South Seneca will be open today, Thursday November 12 for in-person instruction. We will operate using our "lock in" model to begin the day, and for as long as necessary, while the search continues.
2 months ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca CSD
Happy Veterans Day! We are grateful for all those who have served our nation!
2 months ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca CSD
Please be aware that the South Seneca Elementary and Middle-High Schools will operate using fully remote instruction Tuesday, November 10, 2020. Law enforcement is blocking roads in the district in the search for an escaped parolee from the Willard Drug Treatment Campus.
2 months ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca CSD
We've launched a new Local and Regional Pandemic Resources page on our website, to track the developments in and around the district as we operate our hybrid learning model. Find the new page in the District Info menu at www.southseneca.org - and stay safe everyone!
2 months ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca CSD
South Seneca will be holding the first of a series of meetings for parents and guardians of seniors to make sure we are doing all we can to make this school year memorable for our senior class! The meeting will be held on Thursday, November 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the MSHS auditorium. Topics will include social event plans, opportunities for college bound seniors (including athletes), opportunities for those planning to go right to the workforce or military and ways to do "Senior Spotlights" throughout the year. The meeting will be recorded for those who cannot attend in person.
2 months ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca CSD
The South Seneca Board of Education will meet in Executive Session on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 5pm in MSHS Room 100. The board is pursuing an appointment to fill its vacancy.
2 months ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca CSD
Interim Commissioner Betty Rosa announced today (November 5) that the January Regents Exams in 2021 are cancelled due to the pandemic. The State Ed Department is implementing guidelines similar to those addressing the spring and summer 2020 exam cancellations.
2 months ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca CSD
Stay safe this Halloween! There are lots of ways to enjoy Halloween while helping keep your family and community safe. Remember to always wear a cloth mask (costume masks are not a substitute for cloth masks), stay at least 6 feet away from others who do not live with you and wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently. For more CDC guidance visit this link: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays.html#halloween
3 months ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca CSD
Virtual classes are doing virtual spirit week! Check out this class doing crazy hat and hair day!
3 months ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca CSD
With contact tracing complete related to our most recent case of COVID-19 in the high school, and necessary quarantines in place, South Seneca will return to our in-person instructional model on Monday, October 26. Thank you to the Seneca County Health Department for their diligence in this matter on behalf of our community!
3 months ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca CSD
Please be advised: The South Seneca Central School District will move to fully remote instruction for Wednesday, October 21 and Thursday, October 22. We will continue to share updates as soon as there is new information to announce.
3 months ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca CSD
Early dismissal Tuesday Oct 20 for Middle-High School (12:45pm) and Elementary School (2:15pm). District will move to fully remote instructional days Wednesday October 21 and Thursday October 22, as we have received word of a second positive COVID test in a week in our high school population. Please watch for more announcements as we gather information.
3 months ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca CSD
This week is School Board Recognition Week! We would like to take this opportunity to thank the South Seneca Board of Education for their service and dedication to our district! #ForeverFalcons
3 months ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca CSD
The SSCD needs to fill a vacancy on the Board of Education! Candidates should send a short bio and a letter of intent to: District Superintendent Steve Zielinski - szielinski@southseneca.org or Board President Peter Jennings - pjennings@southseneca.org. The Board is planning to conduct interviews in early November.
3 months ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca CSD
We received information today (October 13) that one of our high school students, a member of our Seneca cohort who was last in attendance on October 8, has tested positive for #COVID19. Health Dept advises no need to close any in-person instruction at this time
3 months ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca CSD
The South Seneca Board of Education will conduct its regular meeting on October 14 at 6:30pm in the MSHS Auditorium in Ovid. Attendees should wear a face covering, and will be screened for symptoms at the entrance as part of our overall safety protocols.
3 months ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca CSD
South Seneca needs substitutes! If you are interested in being a substitute teacher, aide, assistant or nurse reach out to Shelley Reynolds, (607) 869-9636 ext. 4147 or sreynolds@southseneca.org
3 months ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca CSD
Get involved! Serve on the board of education! For more info reach out to: District Superintendent Steve Zielinski - szielinski@southseneca.org or Board President Peter Jennings - pjennings@southseneca.org
3 months ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca CSD
The South Seneca Central School District would like to thank board member Patricia Richardson for her service. Patricia has submitted her resignation from the board this week, and the board will begin work immediately to fill the vacancy. Board service is important and time-consuming, and done on a purely voluntary basis, with no compensation. Again, we thank Patricia for her time doing this work on behalf of our district!
4 months ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca CSD
Important Notice about South Seneca Tax Bills: School Property tax bills were sent by our vendor with a printed error. If you paid your school tax bill before 10/30/20, disregard this notice. For those tax payers whose payments are due by 11/30/20, the amount listed on the tax bill does not include the 3% penalty. This penalty amount would still be due if paid after 10/31/20. Anyone who has not paid their bill by October 31 will receive a new bill with the corrected amount due. Go to www.taxlookup.net for the correct amount after 10/31/20 or call 315-539-1563 to receive a corrected bill.
4 months ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca CSD
At its September 28 meeting, the Board of Education reversed its previous decision on participation for athletes in Section V Golf and Cross Country-- athletes may now participate in those seasons. The Board also approved the formation of after school intramurals under the supervision of coaches for soccer and other activities. Organization of intramurals will begin immediately this week.
4 months ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca CSD
Special BOE Meeting Monday September 28, 2020 at 6:30pm in the MSHS Auditorium, Ovid. Attendees should wear a face covering and be prepared to answer screener questions before entering the meeting.
4 months ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca CSD
The South Seneca Board of Education will hold a special board meeting on Monday, September 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the MSHS Auditorium in Ovid, for the purpose of discussing fall athletics for students. Please be reminded that all those who attend will be asked to complete our health screening and must have a measured temperature under 100. Face coverings must be worn at all times while indoors and we ask that attendees maintain proper social distancing when seated in the auditorium.
4 months ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca CSD
If you haven't already, download the South Seneca CSD app to keep up with all the latest updates from the district! If you have the app, make sure you go to SETTINGS to turn on notifications and select which groups you need to receive notifications from.
4 months ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca CSD
At its September 16 meeting, the South Seneca Board of Education voted not to participate in the fall athletics season this year, in the interests of the health and safety of our students. The board will revisit participation in a winter season at its November meeting.
4 months ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca CSD
The classroom doesn't always have to be a classroom :)
4 months ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca CSD
Please note: the scheduled early release day has been MOVED to Wednesday, September 23
4 months ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca CSD
To comply with the New York State mandate that we do a daily screener for those in the building, South Seneca has partnered with Cayuga Health to make use of their screener tool. Families of students will receive an email from the system directing them to a brief registration process. After that, you will receive an email each day with a unique link to use to complete the screener. Depending on your answers to the 6 daily health screening questions, you get a “green” or “red” status. Green means your child is clear to come in. For more information click this link: https://www.southseneca.org/article/300698?org=south-seneca
4 months ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca CSD
Our online health screening process will launch soon. Anyone seeking entry to a school building or school bus will need to complete and pass our online screening process prior to entry. Please ensure that the school has an email address on file for each family so we can contact you. Families will need a way to take students’ temperatures at home, we can provide thermometers to families who need them. Please contact the school for help.
5 months ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca CSD
Elementary School families can sign up to receive a free smart thermometer. Text FLUENCYSCHOOL to 900900 to be placed on the waitlist.
5 months ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca High School
Family Navigators have created a video honoring the hard decisions families are making. We know that families are feeling stressed, uncertain, disappointed, and any other host of feelings. View the short video here: https://youtu.be/Yo6s6tfjS-U
5 months ago, South Seneca High School
South Seneca CSD
We are streaming the reopening presentation live on YouTube tonight, August 18 at 5 p.m. If you have questions you would like answered, send them to SouthSenecaOpen@southseneca.org. Click this link to view the stream: https://youtu.be/BJobva-opVE
5 months ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca CSD
We will be streaming the reopening presentations live on YouTube Monday August 17 and Tuesday August 18 at 5 p.m. Click this link to tune in: https://youtu.be/PpLg0InJJww
5 months ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca CSD
We want to hear from you! We’ve created an email address to accept questions for next week’s virtual reopening presentations. Please email SouthSenecaOpen@southseneca.org with your questions.
5 months ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca Elementary
Elementary students do not need to purchase school supplies for the beginning of the school year. They have been bought for everyone by the school already!
5 months ago, South Seneca Elementary
South Seneca CSD
South Seneca CSD will be offering three opportunities for parents to see reopening presentations and to ask questions about the plan: WEDNESDAY AUGUST 12, 6:30 p.m. - in-person Board of Education Meeting, MSHS Auditorium, Ovid (please observe social distancing in auditorium seats, and wear face covering if you attend). MONDAY AUGUST 17, 5 - 6 p.m. and TUESDAY AUGUST 18, 5 - 6 p.m. - virtual, Zoom meeting Links will be posted here: https://www.southseneca.org/o/south-seneca/page/parent-meetings-on-reopening
5 months ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca CSD
The August meeting of the Board of Education will take place in the Ovid MSHS Auditorium on Wednesday, August 12, at 6:30pm. Superintendent's report will include the latest updates on September re-opening, with an opportunity for public to be heard. Those attending should wear a face covering and sit socially distanced in our auditorium seating.
5 months ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca CSD
South Seneca has submitted preliminary re-opening plans to New York State. Read the plan on our www.southseneca.org website!
6 months ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca CSD
If you haven't already, make sure you complete this survey to help us develop our re-opening plans: Elementary Survey: https://bit.ly/3f6580b Secondary Survey: https://bit.ly/303KCsI
6 months ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca CSD
Our new website is live!
6 months ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca CSD
Congratulations class of 2020!
7 months ago, South Seneca CSD
South Seneca CSD
It was so nice to see everyone last night at the "goodbye" drive by! Have a great summer!
7 months ago, South Seneca CSD
Steve Zielinski
So proud of our amazing food service and transportation departments, preparing and delivering food for our communities three times a week!
9 months ago, Steve Zielinski