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Superintendent's Message

photo of superintendent Dr. Brian Corey

Dear Red Creek Central District Community,

We are very excited to welcome back students for the 2022-23 school year. This year we are hopeful I that we will be able to return to a more traditional learning environment. We are welcoming and encouraging more parent and community involvement within the school as well as having more activities and opportunities that include the entire community.

We have recently received updated guidance that was approved by Governor Kathy Hochul regarding school protocol. This has loosened recommendations that had been implemented in the past by the Centers for Disease Control. This will result in a more traditional approach for the school year. As always, the safety of our students is a top priority, and we will continue with additional cleaning and safety protocols.

Enclosed with this letter, you will find some important information from your child's Principal with specific building level information. The following is district wide information that you may also find helpful.

Transportation: The phone number for the Transportation Department is (315) 754-2030. The head bus driver is April Sanko and her email is april.sanko@rccsd.org. Please contact her with any transportation questions that you may have. Bus information including the driver, bus number, and approximate pickup and drop-off time will be sent home shortly. Please keep in mind that times will adjust over the course of the first few days as we settle into our routes. As you are aware, all school districts are experiencing a shortage with driving staff. We will continue to work toward resolving staffing issues. The district currently has appropriate coverage for all our runs but may be short staffed when absences occur. If we are short staffed, we will move to an alternative run schedule which will impact arrival and departure times. If we have significant absences, the district may move to a temporary remote learning platform, if needed.

Communication: Last year, the district added communication services through Wayne - Finger Lakes BOCES. The goal of this service is to provide the community with updates on the activities, accomplishments and changes that occur throughout the district. We have revised the district's website and have implemented multiple social media platforms to engage with our community. Please visit our website to connect to these platforms (rccsd.org).

Important Information:

The first day of school for students will be Wednesday, September 7, 2022. Please visit the district's website to view the school calendar for event information.

MS/HS-The instructional day will start at 7:45 AM. We will be offering breakfast beginning at 7:15 AM in the HS Cafeteria. The instructional day will end at 2:30 PM with an additional activity period from 2:35-3:25 PM.

Elementary - The instructional day will begin at 8:50 AM. Breakfast will begin at 8:40 AM. UPK students will be dismissed at 2:30 PM. Parent pickup for grades K-5 will be 3:25 PM and bus dismissal will be at 3:30 PM.

Breakfast and Lunch - During the pandemic, the district was required to provide free breakfast and lunch to all our students for the past two years. This regulation has been lifted and we will now be charging for these meals. The price of the meals will be the same rate that they were set to prior to the pandemic. Menus are posted on the school website.

Breakfast:
UPK-12 = $1.50

Lunch:
UPK-5 = $2.00 6-12 = $2.15

Facilities Update- Over the summer we have improved many of the district's facilities and grounds. Here are some general updates:

The upper parking lot on Coolican Road (near track) has been constructed, paved, and lined for the use of athletic events, community parking and emergency dismissals.

The main parking lots are in the process of being repaired, sealed, and lined for the beginning of the school year.

Some middle school floors have been recently replaced.

The district has installed approximately 40 flat panel interactive lVs in classrooms, which replaced outdated smart boards.

The grounds department is currently working to renovate and improve the athletic fields with a focus on softball and baseball to prepare for the athletic seasons.

The district has completed a capital project which included renovations of the district office as well as extensive brick repainting in all three buildings. This project also encompassed an extensive heating and cooling upgrade throughout the district as well as cosmetic upgrades.

Personnel - A list of new teachers will be added to the district website. The district is pleased to announce the recent hire of a new Athletic Director. Sharon Cady will serve as the district's new AD as well as the Dean of Students for grade 3-5. Ms. Cady can be reached at (315) 754-2084 or emailed at Sharon.cady@rccsd.org. We are also pleased to announce the recent hire of Mrs. Jennifer DeVinney as the Director of Grants and Community Schools. Mrs. DeVinney can be reached at (315) 754-2010 or emailed at Jennifer.devinney@rccsd.org.

We are so excited to be welcoming back the students of our communities on September 7, 2022. As always, thank you for your continued support for our district. Please enjoy the rest of your summer.