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Important announcement from Superintendent McDonald - 10/22/20 Important announcement from Superintendent McDonald - 10/22/20 October 22, 2020 Dear parents and guardians, I am writing today because the District was notified that a Reynolds Elementary School student has tested positive for COVID-19. I was made aware of this information from the student’s parent, and we confirmed the case with the Onondaga County Health Department.  Due to our cohort scheduling this month, the student impacted ...
Important announcement from Superintendent McDonald - 10/21/20 Important announcement from Superintendent McDonald - 10/21/20 October 21, 2020   Dear parents and guardians,   I am writing today because the District was notified that we have a student at McNamara Elementary School who has tested positive for COVID-19. I was made aware of this information from the student’s parent, and this afternoon we confirmed the case with the Onondaga County Health Department. District officials in conjunction with ...
Important announcement from Superintendent McDonald - 10/20/20 Important announcement from Superintendent McDonald - 10/20/20 October 20, 2020   Dear parents and guardians,   The Onondaga County Health Department confirmed today that a C.W. Baker High School has tested positive for COVID-19.   District officials in conjunction with the county Health Department immediately began its investigation, which is ongoing.   The student impacted was last in attendance on Oct. 15 and is now ...
Students send 'thank you' to board members during School Board Recognition Week Students send 'thank you' to board members during School Board Recognition Week The Board of Education was recognized on October 19, 2020 for their leadership and commitment to the Baldwinsville Central School District in observance of School Board Recognition Week. School Board Recognition Week is held October 19-23, 2020 and is sponsored by the New York State School Boards Association. In a special video, students across the District say “thank you” ...
Important announcement from Superintendent McDonald - 10/16/20 Important announcement from Superintendent McDonald - 10/16/20 October 18, 2020 Dear parents and guardians, In follow-up to the announcement on Friday that a student at C.W. Baker High School tested positive for COVID-19, I am writing to inform you that the District has determined that the high school will remain open. After review of our staffing needs at the high school, we concluded that we will be able to remain open for in-person instruction. ...
District Seeks Volunteers for Budget Committees District Seeks Volunteers for Budget Committees We have started the development process for the 2021-2022 budget and we are seeking community input through budget advisory committees. The District is looking for volunteers to serve on committees to review specific areas of the budget and to provide input on the budget cost savings prior to the budget components being presented to the Board of Education for review. The budget advisory ...
Important update from Superintendent McDonald - 10/13/20 Important update from Superintendent McDonald - 10/13/20 Dear parents and guardians,   I hope you all enjoyed the long weekend. In follow-up to the announcement on Saturday that a student at Durgee Junior High School tested positive for COVID-19, I am writing to inform you that as a result of the county Health Department’s contact tracing and investigation, three Durgee students and one Durgee staff member were asked to quarantine. The quarantine ...
Important update from Superintendent McDonald - 10/10/20 Important update from Superintendent McDonald - 10/10/20 October 10, 2020 Dear parents and guardians,   I am writing this evening because the District was notified by the Onondaga County Health Department that we have a student at Durgee Junior High School who has tested positive for COVID-19. The student is a relative of the C.W. Baker High School student who tested positive on Thursday.   The student impacted was last in attendance ...
Important announcement from Superintendent McDonald - 10/8/20 Important announcement from Superintendent McDonald - 10/8/20 October 8, 2020 Dear parents and guardians, I am writing this afternoon because the District was notified that we have a student at C.W. Baker High School who has tested positive for COVID-19. I was made aware of this information earlier today from the student’s parent, and shortly after we confirmed the case with the Onondaga County Health Department. District officials in conjunction with ...
3 Baker seniors selected for NYSSMA All-State music ensembles 3 Baker seniors selected for NYSSMA All-State music ensembles The Baldwinsville Central School District is pleased to announce that three C.W. Baker High School seniors were selected for New York State School Music Association All-State Winter Conference. Congratulations:  Sofia D'Andreano -- All State Treble Chorus (Alto Alternate) Christopher Felong   -- All State Mixed Chorus (Tenor) Kyle Rogers -- All State Symphonic Band ...
C.W. Baker High School Announces the Baker's Dozen C.W. Baker High School Announces the Baker's Dozen C.W. Baker High School is proud to announce this year's Baker's Dozen. The Baker's Dozen represents the 13 students that have the highest GPA in the Class of 2021. Congratulations to each and every one of the Baker's Dozen on your success.    The Baker's Dozen students are (in no particular order):Tristan Miranda, Jack McManus, Bianca Gascon, Lindsey Demer, ...
Board of Education Spotlight: Jamie Rodems honored on retirement Board of Education Spotlight: Jamie Rodems honored on retirement James Rodems (left) and Superintendent Matthew McDonald at the October 5, 2020 Board of Education meeting at Durgee Junior High School.  October 6, 2020 Superintendent McDonald and the Board of Education honored James Rodems Monday night. Jamie, assistant superintendent for management services, recently retired after 11 years of service to the District. Jamie started with ...
Coffee & Conversation with the Superintendent of Schools Coffee & Conversation with the Superintendent of Schools Coffee & Conversation with the Superintendent of Schools will take place virtually this school year on Zoom.  Mark your calendars! Zoom registration links will be available soon.   There will be two Zoom events for each day: Noon & 6 p.m. Thursday, October 29, 2020  This meeting will include the following District employees:  Superintendent ...
Curriculum Night & Open House goes virtual: Watch videos Curriculum Night & Open House goes virtual: Watch videos Our Virtual Curriculum Night and Virtual Open House videos are now available. "It’s amazing how our staff has been able to adapt and evolve during this unprecedented year in education," Superintendent Matthew McDonald said.  Check out videos below:  C.W. Baker High School Ray Middle School Elden Elementary School McNamara Elementary ...
Change to Parent-Teacher Conference Days for K-5 students Change to Parent-Teacher Conference Days for K-5 students October 1, 2020   Parent-Teacher Conference Days for K-5 families scheduled for this month will become remote learning days for all elementary students.   There are four Parent-Teacher Conference Days scheduled for October for kindergarten to fifth grade students: October 15th, 16th, 29th and 30th. The District has changed these days from “reduced days for in-person K-5 students” ...
Announcement from the School Board President & Superintendent Announcement from the School Board President & Superintendent September 29, 2020  Please see the announcement below from the Board of Education President Christina Pavetto Bond and Superintendent Matthew McDonald: Superintendent Matthew McDonald has informed the Baldwinsville Board of Education that he is exploring other career opportunities. There is no definite timeline. During this period, the Board and administration will work together ...
Breakfast with the Superintendent: Breakfast with the Superintendent: "Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn" Mr. McDonald reads “Hello Summer, Goodbye Autumn” by Kenard Pak for this week’s Breakfast with the Superintendent. Grab your breakfast and enjoy!  
District will temporarily provide free meals to all enrolled students District will temporarily provide free meals to all enrolled students Baldwinsville Central School District’s Food Service Department is making sure all students have access to free, healthy meals while the COVID-19 pandemic continues to create challenges for many families.   The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has extended flexibilities it granted to school meal programs to provide free breakfast and lunch for all children 18 and younger – ...
Board of Education to hold special meeting on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020 Board of Education to hold special meeting on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020 The Baldwinsville Central School District Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting for Monday, September 28, 2020 at 8 p.m.. The meeting will be conducted through Zoom video conferencing. This special Board of Education meeting is for the Board of Education members to enter into Executive Session to discuss the employment of a particular individual. This is a closed session meeting. ...
Baker senior named Commended Student in 2021 merit scholarship program Baker senior named Commended Student in 2021 merit scholarship program Nathaniel Hahn and Principal Denton. C.W. Baker High School Principal Mr. Denton announced today that Nathaniel Hahn has been named a Commended Student in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program.   A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, was presented by the principal to this scholastically ...



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