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COVID-19

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As the situation with COVID-19 evolves and directives change at the State level, our plans must adapt too. To that end, The Massena Central School district will be altering its schedule for the distribution of free breakfast and lunch to all children under 18.
 
Week of 3/23:
On Tuesday, meals will be provided for both Tuesday and Wednesday. There will be no distribution on Wednesday. On Thursday meals will be provided for both Thursday and Friday. There will be no distribution on Friday.
 
Week of 3/30 (and beyond):
Meals will be provided on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
 
Pick-up Locations:
Massena High School Parking Lot
84 Nightengale Ave, Massena
 
The Community Center
61 Beach Street, Massena
 
Jefferson Elementary School Parking Lot
75 Bailey Road, Massena
 
Louisville Arena
44 Arena Drive
 
Norfolk Fire Station Parking Lot
State Highway 420 / 1 Furnace Drive ​

K-12 Guidance Department Information

Counselor Contacts


Madison Elementary -

Tammy Burke

tburke@mcs.k12.ny.us


Jefferson Elementary -

Wendy Serguson

wserguson@mcs.k12.ny.us


Nightengale Elementary -

Christine Winston 

cwinston@mcs.k12.ny.us


Junior High-

Van Alexander

valexander@mcs.k12.ny.us


Keri Zaza

kzaza@mcs.k12.ny.us


High School *All students, grades 9-12

 

A - FL   Danielle Brown

dbrown@mcs.k12.ny.us

 

FO-LAF   Julianne White

jwhite@mcs.k12.ny.us

 

LAG - PA Robert Jordan

rjordan@mcs.k12.ny.us

 

PE - Z Nicole LaPage

nlapage@mcs.k12.ny.us


Community Resource Directory

https://4.files.edl.io/26c1/12/19/19/180631-d4e3f310-d330-4c50-939e-c04dd619c5ae.pdf


Crisis and Information Hotline

Reachout St. Lawrence County  315-265-2422


Each Building has created and will maintain Google Classrooms which students will see links to videos and other helpful materials.  Our posts will be aimed at mental health and wellness, as well as disseminating important information to students in upper grades. 


Counselors will be accessible by email and phone for certain hours throughout the day.  


Counselors will be checking in with individual students who have been high needs throughout the school year.


Community Mental Health resources will be compiled in a list and shared with both students and parents through various forms of communication.

Chromebook Distribution

 
chrome book
 
For those families who do not have their own computers or other devices that will allow for remote learning:
 
Effective today, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, from 1:00 - 4:00 PM, and again tomorrow Wednesday, March 18, 2020 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, chromebooks for remote learning will be distributed for all students in the District, Grades K - 12.
 
The distribution sites will be at the child's school building and will be delivered to you by a staff member at curbside.  Please remain in your vehicles during this distribution.  We ask that parents and guardians be patient during this process as we are looking out for the safety of everyone involved.
 
The student will receive a chromebook and charger.  We will provide a release form which contains information about appropriate care of the device as it will need to be returned to school once school resumes its regular schedule.
 
We will have more information about the District's educational plan for your child by the end of the week.  Please look for future updates and check the District website periodically.

Technology Support Requests

For parents, guardians, or students that are having problems with their school-issued Chromebook: 
 
The Technology Office has created an email for those that need technology support. You can send your help requests directly to mcsremotesupport@mcs.mojohelpdesk.com.  Some examples related to this support would be as follows -
 
  • Student email password resets
  • General connection support
  • Problems connecting to Google Classroom or other education-based applications
  • Chromebook damage or parts replacements
  • Problems with being unable to power on or off the Chromebook
 
If you are unable to contact the Technology Office via mcsremotesupport@mcs.mojohelpdesk.com, please contact us via phone at the following -
 
Mike Allen [Director of Technology] - (315)-764-3700 ext. 3047
 
Joshua Blair [Network System Administrator] - (315)-764-3700 ext. 3049

property

For those students who want to pick up their personal belongings and musical instruments, we will be providing an opportunity for curbside pickup on Friday, March 20, 2020, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at each school.   Given the large number of students we wish to accommodate, it would be appreciated if your requests were limited to the most essential items necessary for your student's education and welfare.
 
Elementary Schools – Pickup Procedure
To expedite this process, please send an email ahead of time to the building secretary of your child’s school.  Email addresses are provided below.  In your email, include the following information:
 
•         Student’s Name
•         Name of Student’s Classroom Teacher
•         Personal Items Requested
•         Musical Instrument Requested
•         Location of Items Requested
•         Approximate time of pickup
•         Chromebook – This will be an opportunity to pick up a Chromebook if you require one and have not already done so.

Contacts:
Jefferson Elementary School – Denice Votra – dvotra@mcs.k12.ny.us
Madison Elementary School – Debbie Rush – drush@mcs.k12.ny.us
Nightengale Elementary School – Ally McLean – amclean@mcs.k12.ny.us

Note:  When you arrive at the school, please remain in your vehicle, as a staff member will deliver your items to you curbside.  We ask that parents and guardians be patient during this process as we are looking out for the safety of everyone involved.

Junior High and High School – Pickup Procedure
To expedite this process, please send an email ahead of time to the person noted below at your child’s school.  In your email, include the following information:
 
•         Student’s Name
•         Personal Items Requested
•         Educational Items Requested (i.e. calculator, books, etc.)
•         Musical Instrument Requested
•         Location of Items Requested
•         Approximate time of pickup
•         Chromebook – This will be an opportunity to pick up a Chromebook if you require one and have not already done so.

 

Contacts:

Junior High School - Chrissie Curran - ccurran@mcs.k12.ny.us

High School - Bailey Marolf - bmarolf@mcs.k12.ny.us


Note:  When you arrive at the school, please remain in your vehicle, as a staff member will deliver your items to you curbside.  We ask that parents and guardians be patient during this process as we are looking out for the safety of everyone involved.

Thank you for your cooperation as we deal with the extraordinary circumstances in which we find ourselves.  The community has come together to support our faculty, staff and students.  We are extremely grateful for the spirit of goodwill exhibited by parents and organizations.

COVID-19

 

Due to the State of Emergency declared by the St. Lawrence County Board of Directors, and in consultation with St. Lawrence County and St. Lawrence Public Health, the St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES and its 18 school districts have made a unanimous decision to close school immediately until at least April 20th. The districts, in collaboration with Public Health, will reevaluate the return of staff and students prior to the 20th to determine whether or not it is safe to return. 


On Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17, and Wednesday, March 18, the districts will be closed so that custodial and maintenance staff can disinfect the buildings. 


Thursday, March 19, and Friday, March 20,  all faculty and staff should report at usual time and location to discuss planning moving forward. 


Beginning Monday, March 23rd, districts will provide breakfast and lunch to students aged 18 and under. Details about the process and procedures for food distribution will be forthcoming.


This decision is a purely preemptive measure to prevent an outbreak of COVID-19 in our community. As of March 14 at the time of this writing, there are no confirmed cases in St. Lawrence County. However, the Department of Public Health has advised that the best action the districts can take to prevent the spread of this illness in our community is to limit social interaction. 


“The County, BOCES, and superintendents of our 18 school districts did not arrive at this decision lightly or without much deliberation and advisement by our partners in Public Health,” said District Superintendent Thomas Burns. “We are working diligently to provide answers to the many questions we know our parents, staff, and community will have. We are establishing plans and procedures to address concerns about continuing instruction. The districts will have those answers in the coming days.”

Available Childcare:
 
St. Lawrence Child Care Council
315-393-6474
 
LeslieAnn
Robinson
315-514-4307
1859 State Highway 420
Massena, NY 13662