Good Afternoon WGCSD Families and Caregivers!
I hope you a had a great week! As we head into our first long weekend of the school year, I want to take this opportunity to express my gratitude for your continued support of our schools.
We know how frustrating and challenging it has been to deal with the required quarantines and absences related to the ongoing pandemic, and we know how much you value your child’s education. Please know that our teaching staff is working hard to keep Schoology (our learning management system) up to date so our absent students can stay current.
In an effort help you (our families) and your children stay connected and up to date, our Instructional Coach for Technology Integration, Mrs. Trish Ervay, will be hosting “Back to Schoology Night”. The event will be virtual and will be co-hosted by our IT Director, Mrs. Melanie Chandler. The event will take place on Wednesday October 12, 2021 at 6PM. You can register here! The event will be recorded and posted to our website if you cannot attend live. More information can be found here.
If you or your child is struggling to access materials on Schoology, please reach out to your child’s teacher as they can provide the most relevant and timely support. The easiest way to reach your child’s teacher(s) is to use the “staff” function on our district website, which can be located here.
Update: Though challenging, this week was better than last week. We are now nearing 30 positive cases District-Wide.
The NYS COVID School Report Card system is now working. The link to it can be found here. Click on “Public Schools”, type in “Watkins Glen”, and a list will drop down for you to select both building specific and district level data. 
According to the CDC and local public health officials, proper mask wearing, and vaccination remain the two most significant strategies you can implement to limit quarantines and the further spread of infections.

Come work for us!!

As a reminder, we have MANY full-time and part-time employment opportunities available for members of our community.
There are many advantages to working for our school system including:

  • Investing time and energy in our most valuable resource, our students!
  • Our family friendly atmosphere
  • A team-oriented work environment
  • Following the school calendar
  • Following the school schedule
  • Flexible schedules including 1st and 2nd shift availabilities
  • New York State Retirement Benefits
  • Paid Training
  • Competitive benefit packages
  • Getting paid to watch sporting events

If you have any interest in joining our team, we would love to have you! Please contact Ms. Renee Angle in the District Office at 607-535-3220.
Also, on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23.2021, we will be holding a WGCSD specific Job Fair. Representatives from Human Resources, Instructional Leadership, Transportation, Operations & Maintenance, Food Service, Athletics, and Schuyler County Civil Service will be on site to answer all questions. We will also be having School Bus Test drives available for anyone interested in testing their driving skills.
As always, thank you for your continued support and cooperation!
Have a great long weekend!
Go Senecas!
Kai D’Alleva
Superintendent of Schools