Acting Superintendent's Office
|Acting Superintendent of Schools||Dr. Kathleen M. Davis
Fax: (315) 638-6041
|Secretary to the Acting Superintendent||Christy Knaul
Fax: (315) 638-6041
May 25, 2023
Dear Parents, Guardians and Staff:
As we approach the end of May, we wanted to take a moment to thank our school counselors and school support teams for helping us raise awareness, de-stigmatize and take better care of ourselves during Mental Health Awareness Month. It’s been a wonderful month and we have enjoyed reading the wisdom and advice given in the “Tip of the Day.” The best way to break the stigma is to talk about mental health. Let’s continue the conversation all year long!
There is no school for students tomorrow - Friday, May 26th and there is no school for students and district offices are closed on Monday, May 29th to observe the Memorial Day holiday. This Memorial Day weekend let us remember and honor all of our heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
We have a few announcements to share with you today:
Our Marching Bees will perform in two Memorial Day parades. The Jordan Memorial Day Parade of Bands kicks off at about 3 p.m. on Saturday and the Baldwinsville Memorial Day Parade will start at 6 p.m. on Tuesday. Come out and support our Bees!
C.W. Baker High School will hold a mock DWI experience for seniors at about 1 p.m. on Friday, June 2nd. The event will be held in the Baker High School bus loop. The demonstration will include police, fire, EMS and funeral services. We don’t want to alarm any families or community members. This experience is intended to educate and warn students of the dangers of driving while impaired, especially ahead of Senior Ball, which will be held at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 10th.
Please be advised that we have removed our staff email directory from our website. Phone numbers for our school buildings, and phone numbers and emails for principals and administrators remain on our website. Unfortunately, removing our staff email directory is necessary because hackers are using our directory to undertake phishing attacks. If you are a parent or guardian and need to contact your child’s teacher, please send a message using the Parent Portal or call your child’s school for assistance.
Congratulations to our Boys Outdoor Track & Field Team for winning the Class AA Section III Championship. Our Bees dominated the meet held Wednesday at Cicero-North Syracuse with 163 points. The second place team had 89 points. Here are the results from the event:
- Our 4x800-meter relay of Logan Hayes, Jeffrey Ragonese, Paul Clark and Jack McAllister won in 8:19.38.
- Solomon Holden-Betts won the 1,600-meter run (4:21.36) and the 800-meter run (1:56.49).
- Logan Hayes won the 400-meter dash with a time of 50.38 seconds.
- Our 4x400-meter relay of Logan Hayes, Jack McAllister, Evan Smith and Zachary Arria won with a time of 3:27.56.
- Noah Covert won the 3,000-meter steeplechase (10:05.69).
Members of our Girls Outdoor Track & Field Team also took the top spot on the podium:
- Sydney McKenney won the pole vault at 10 feet.
- Our 4x400-meter relay team of Avamarie Davis, Brianna Grosso, Kamryn Barton and Maddie Kennedy won with a time of 4:12.09.
Today is a big day in sectional action as we have three teams competing in the Semi-Finals:
- Our Girls Lacrosse Team is playing Rome Free Academy at 5 p.m. at Central Square High School. Watch the live stream here.
- Our Softball Team is playing Rome Free Academy at 5 p.m. at Kost Fields.
- Our Baseball Team is playing Liverpool at 7 p.m. at Onondaga Community College.
Our Boys Lacrosse Team will also play in the Semi Finals vs. Syracuse City/RFA at 7 p.m. on Friday at Cicero-North Syracuse. Watch the live stream here.
Tickets for all Sectional play must be purchased online via HomeTown Ticketing.
Our state champion Girls Crew Team - Junior 4 and Novice 8 - are in Oak Ridge, Tennessee to compete in the SRAA National Championships, which starts on Friday. A live stream is available.
Members of our Boys Golf Team competed in the state qualifier on Wednesday at the Seven Oaks Golf Club in Hamilton. Nate MacGregor advanced to the second round of state qualifiers, which will be held on Friday.
Congratulations to all our spring athletes for an amazing season. Great job to all the athletes who made it to Sectionals, including our Boys Tennis Team and Girls Golf Team. You make us very proud. We are also extremely proud of our Unified Basketball Team! Go Bees!
Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have and regularly check our website for important updates. Have a nice 4-day weekend! Go Bees!
Dr. Kathleen M. Davis Dr. Joseph M. DeBarbieri
Acting Superintendent Deputy Superintendent