Good Evening WGCSD Families and Caregivers!
I hope you had a great week!
We had a fun day in the District as our Elementary students paraded through the hallways of the District to show off their Halloween costumes! It was great to see their energy and excitement for Halloween Weekend!

Congratulations to the Girls Swimming and Diving Team on their third straight IAC Championship! Good luck to the Coaches and Student-Athletes as they prepare for and compete in Sectionals next week!
If you have yet to do so, please be sure to take some time to complete your Brightbytes school climate survey. It is important that we reach statistical relevance as we work to establish a baseline for our school climate. Our data collection window will be open until 11/8. The survey can be found here. Thank you for time and energy on this important topic! 

Update: The District is now over 50 positive cases District-Wide since the school year started. Most of our positive cases are now recovered and are back in school.
As I am sure you are aware, today the FDA has authorized COVID-19 vaccinations for children aged 5-11. We are working closely with our partners at Schuyler County Public Health to offer clinics for students this group when the vaccines are available. For family convenience, we are hoping to schedule weekend clinics for those that are interested. Dates and times are TBD.

The NYS COVID School Report Card system is now working. The link to it can be found here https://schoolcovidreportcard.health.ny.gov. 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. 
As always, thank you for your continued support and cooperation!
Have a great weekend, and a fun and safe Halloween!  
Go Senecas!
Kai D’Alleva
Superintendent of Schools