• A Message from Superintendent Newton

    We recognize that this will be a challenge to many of our families, but our primary concern is the health and wellness of all students and staff.

    During the closure, our buildings will undergo a deep cleaning and disinfection. It is our hope that this closure will provide time to help stop the spread of illness. If you have any concerns about your child’s health, we recommend contacting your medical provider.

    We will continue to monitor this situation and will keep families informed if any new information develops. This is uncharted territory for our community and our nation. Thank you for supporting us and each other. 

Community Announcements

  • All registered voters should receive an absentee ballot by June 1, 2020. If a household requires more absentee ballots, please contact Adrianne Miller at (315) 781-0400 ext. 1101 or ballotrequest@genevacsd.org. Ballots must be received by 5 p.m. on June 9, 2020 to be counted.

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  • The Geneva City School District has one board seat up for election—school board member Mike Ellis's term ends in June 2020. There are nine candidates running. Look for their profiles on our website soon!

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  • New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo has extended the statewide school closure through the remainder of the 2019–20 school year.

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  • Regents Exams have been canceled, as have SAT exams in May and June. AP exams will be held online.

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  • If you are considered essential personnel and require assistance with childcare during the school closure, please fill out our survey at fill out our Childcare Survey. We will reach out to all families who complete the survey and qualify for childcare with more information.

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  • The district is offering take-out breakfast and lunch on weekdays to Geneva City School District children. Pickup locations are West Street School, Carter Road, and the Goodman Street Boys and Girls Club from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. To help us ensure we have enough food at each location, please fill out our Food Service Survey.

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  • The Boys & Girls Club of Geneva is operating a free evening meal service for its members and community members in need each weeknight. Meals are picked up at 160 Carter Road from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and can be delivered for residents without transportation. Call the Club at (315) 759-6060 during business hours to check availability or to seek help for other needs.

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FAQs

  • When will schools reopen?

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    Any decision to reopen school will be made under advisement from the Ontario County Health Department or New York State. Currently, the statewide closure has been extended through the remainder of the 2019–20 school year.

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  • Is the school offering food for students during the closure?

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    Breakfast and lunch pickup are available to school-aged children in the district. You may pick up food for GCSD schoolchildren at West Street School, Carter Road and the Goodman Street Boys and Girls Club on weekdays between 11am and 1pm. You do not need to sign up for this service, but please fill out our Food Service Survey to help us ensure we have enough food at all locations.

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  • How will my child continue their education?

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    Geneva City School District teachers are working to provide remote learning options for all students PK–12. Digital learning will be the primary method at the secondary level. Students 6–12 who do not have a computer, Chromebook or tablet at home are eligible to borrow one from the school district. Students at the elementary level are being provided with take-home packets.

    Check out our Tech Support pages for more information.

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  • Will students still take state and national exams?

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    New York State has canceled Regents Exams this year, and May and June SAT exams have also been canceled. Advanced Placement (AP) exams will be held online.

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  • What do I do if I don’t have internet at home?

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    Some of our area internet providers have stepped up to offer free internet access to students and teachers.

     
    Charter Communications is offering Spectrum Internet free for households with teachers and students for 60 days. To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395. Additionally, Charter has opened wifi hotspots across their footprint for public use — a map of hotspots is available at www.spectrum.com/wifi-hotspots


    Empire Access is offering two months of free internet access to families with school-aged children who don’t currently have it in their homes. To sign up, call 844-502-7089.

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  • How will student work be graded during the closure?

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    The topic of grading for the 3rd marking quarter is currently under discussion both within the district, in the region, and at the state level. The New York State Education Department has issued guidance that whatever the solution that local districts come to, the solution shall “do no harm” to students. There are many possible ways of managing this, and we will come to a decision shortly.

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  • How do I talk to my child about COVID-19?

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    As public conversations around coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) increase, children may worry about themselves, their family, and friends getting ill with COVID-19. Parents, family members, school staff, and other trusted adults can play an important role in helping children make sense of what they hear in a way that is honest, accurate, and minimizes anxiety or fear.

    Please visit our Mental Health pages for advice and resources.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has also created guidance to help adults have conversations with children about COVID-19 and ways they can avoid getting and spreading the disease.

    Check out the CDC's resources on talking to children about COVID-19.

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