Category: Schools

Lyons schools going remote, COVID testing all staff after another positive test

Lyons CSD staff told to quarantine, schools going fully-remote through October 30th

After announcing that they would go remote for two weeks, the Lyons Central School District said they would extend that period of remote protocols and learning until October 30th after another positive case of COVID-19 in the district. “As we are on ... MORE
Skaneateles schools shut down on Friday due to positive COVID case

Skaneateles schools shut down on Friday due to positive COVID case

Schools in Skaneateles will be closed today after a student tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19. Superintendent Eric Knuth said in a letter to families that the district had been notified of a positive case. The student involved is enrolled ... MORE
Newark HS will welcome new school principal in October

Newark HS will welcome new school principal in October

Marion Junior-Senior High School Principal since 2015, Nick Ganster has been appointed the new Principal of Newark High School. Ganster, who was NHS Assistant Principal from 2012 until he became Principal at MJSH, will start in his new role October 5th. He ... MORE
Shane Dehn named Marion HS principal after Ganster takes job in Newark

Shane Dehn named Marion HS principal after Ganster takes job in Newark

Shane Dehn has been named interim principal at Marion Junior-Senior High School. Dehn’s appointment was confirmed by the Board of Education at its regular meeting on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. Dehn has served as assistant principal for grades Kindergarten through 12 since ... MORE
BACK TO SCHOOL: Superintendent Jamie Farr talks classroom return in Canandaigua

BACK TO SCHOOL: Superintendent Jamie Farr talks classroom return in Canandaigua (podcast)

Over the last several weeks FingerLakes1.com has been bringing you conversations about Back to School. Our series has featured one-on-one conversations with administrators. However, all of those conversations were recorded before students returned. This time we catch up with Canandaigua Superintendent Jamie ... MORE
Keuka College lands in national rankings of top-colleges overall

Keuka College lands in national rankings of top-colleges overall

Citing the quality of the education it delivers and the upward economic mobility of its graduates, two national magazines have included Keuka College in their annual rankings of top colleges and universities. Both U.S. News & World Report and Money magazines recognized ... MORE
Geneva Girl Scouts will participate in day of service at FLCC

Geneva Girl Scouts will participate in day of service at FLCC

Local Girl Scouts and their families from Geneva Girl Scout Service Unit 409, part of the Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways (GSNYPENN) council, will participate in a day of service this Sunday at Finger Lakes Community College Geneva Campus Center in Geneva. The ... MORE
Should you get a job in college?

Should you get a job in college?

There are many reasons you might want to get a job while in college. From paying tuition to getting extra income, finding work might seem like an obvious choice. But others wonder if they will still have time for friends or if ... MORE
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BACK TO SCHOOL: Zielinski talks reopening strategy in South Seneca (podcast)

“Teachers love to teach, and that’s what they want to do,” Zielinski said during a conversation with FingerLakes1.com. He says that for the volume of concerns that have been raised about reopening — as well as learning models — administrators and teachers ... MORE
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BACK TO SCHOOL: Dr. Terranova discusses Victor’s plan for reopening (podcast)

It starts and ends with relationships. That is the takeaway we were left with from our conversation with Dr. Tim Terranova, superintendent of the Victor Central School District. “Education starts and ends with relationships,” he explained during a conversation on The Debrief’s ... MORE
Districts prepare to provide daily reports to NYS on COVID cases

School districts prepare to provide daily reports to NYS on COVID cases

As students head back to school this week, districts will be required to give daily updates to the state Department of Health. That’s if students test positive. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the regulation last week, which included a dashboard. That will go ... MORE
BACK TO SCHOOL: Jeff Pirozzolo talks reopening in Auburn as remote learning continues into October (podcast)

BACK TO SCHOOL: Dr. Christopher Brown talks reopening strategy in Marcus Whitman (podcast)

There are a lot of ways to reopen schools in the middle of a pandemic. You can go fully-remote, like Auburn, institute hybrid models like Marcus Whitman or Seneca Falls, and plan for almost everything. However, we're learning that the size of ... MORE
BACK TO SCHOOL: Jeff Pirozzolo talks reopening in Auburn as remote learning continues into October (podcast)

BACK TO SCHOOL: Jeff Pirozzolo talks reopening in Auburn as remote learning continues into October (podcast)

Auburn Enlarged City School District Superintendent Jeff Pirozzolo says the last several weeks have been tough. In late-August the district had to make the difficult decision to take learning fully-remote this fall. Pirozzolo says a phased-in approach to resuming in-person learning via ... MORE
BACK TO SCHOOL: Karen Hall discusses reopening plan in Red Jacket (podcast)

BACK TO SCHOOL: Karen Hall discusses reopening plan in Red Jacket (podcast)

While there have been a lot of concerns raised about the prospect of students and faculty going back to school this fall -- we are just a couple weeks away from a return to learning. Students around the region will learn in ... MORE
BACK TO SCHOOL: Clingerman, Jones discuss return to learning this fall in Seneca Falls (podcast)

BACK TO SCHOOL: Clingerman, Jones discuss return to learning this fall in Seneca Falls (podcast)

Days from now students, faculty, and support staff head back to school for the first time since mid-March, when the Coronavirus Pandemic forced shut down of all facilities. Throughout the summer districts have been working on plans to make educating students effective, ... MORE