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Perception Institute Findings Summary Perception Institute Findings Summary: Addressing equity is one of the five Jamesville-DeWitt Central School District goals this academic year. We are continuously searching for new ways to improve the enriched learning environments at our schools, eliminate disproportionality, and build equity for all students – and I wanted to share an update on one of these initiatives.   In January 2019, the District engaged Perception Institute as a collaborative partner.  In working with school districts, Perception’s team utilizes a research-based approach to develop recommendations and targeted professional development activities, to support districts in achieving their goals of equity across their school communities.  The collaboration between Jamesville-DeWitt and Perception Institute included a comprehensive ...
Jamesville-DeWitt Fine Arts Hall of Fame Jamesville-DeWitt Fine Arts Hall of Fame: The Jamesville-DeWitt Central School District is pleased to announce the formation of the Jamesville-Dewitt Fine Arts Hall of Fame.  For over sixty years, the Jamesville-DeWitt community has fostered an environment that has made it possible for countless artists to discover and develop their talent, leading to remarkable achievements and lasting contributions.  The Hall of Fame will aspire to enlighten the community about the outstanding fine arts heritage in the Jamesville-DeWitt Central School District and to honor those who have made remarkable and lasting contributions.  On Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at 7pm the inaugural induction ceremony will be held in the newly renovated Jamesville-DeWitt High School auditorium, and we invite all interested persons to attend. Those ...
Mix It Up Lunch Day Mix It Up Lunch Day: Mix It Up Lunch Day at Moses-DeWitt Elementary School
What Happened to Shoppingtown? What Happened to Shoppingtown?: A Letter From Town of DeWitt Supervisor Edward M. Michalenko, Ph.D.  
Jamesville-DeWitt CSD Subject to Pearson Data Breach Jamesville-DeWitt CSD Subject to Pearson Data Breach: Approximately 650 current and former students from the Jamesville-Dewitt School District were subject to the Pearson Education data breach.  Any impacted students and their families have been directly notified. Our District was one of several school districts notified through the Central New York Regional Information Center that some student information from the AIMSWeb 1.0 was accessed by an unauthorized third party.  AIMSWeb is a reading diagnostic tool used to monitor student progress in English language arts.  Jamesville-DeWitt stopped using AIMSWeb in 2012.   Pearson reports it has taken steps to remediate the incident as well as put in place enhanced protections to guard against similar incidents.  The security of student information is a very high priority ...
A Repeal of the Religious Exemption to Vaccinations —  Effective Immediately A Repeal of the Religious Exemption to Vaccinations — Effective Immediately: On June 13, 2019, Governor Cuomo signed a bill into law that eliminated the religious exemption to the requirement that children attending school must receive certain immunizations. This law is effective immediately. Please read this joint statement from the Department of Health, Office of Children and Family Services, and the State Education Department .  
Budget Vote & Board of Education Election Results Budget Vote & Board of Education Election Results:   Jamesville-DeWitt Central School District 2019-2020 Election Results   The students of Jamesville-DeWitt Central Schools are extremely fortunate to reside in a community where people value and support the education of its children. The budget placed before the voters on May 21 st was approved by the community.  This budget will support the continuation of a quality comprehensive program for our diverse student body from kindergarten through graduation.   Our ability to maintain a safe and functional bus fleet will also continue with the approval of the purchase of four buses with cameras.  For the first time, we will add an ex-officio student board member.   Lorianne DeForest, Renee James Murad, Sharon Archer, Dana Corcoran and Kenneth Souser, ...
Dr. Kendrick Recognized at Board of Education Meeting Dr. Kendrick Recognized at Board of Education Meeting: Dr. Alice Kendrick was recognized at the Board of Education Meeting on December 17, 2018 for her years of service and dedication to the students, families and staff of the Jamesville-Dewitt Central School District.  Pictured below are Dr. Kendrick and Larry Stroh with a Proclamation from Onondaga County declaring December 17, 2018 as a day of recognition for the outgoing Superintendent.   
Paul Gasparini, High School Principal Named to National Assessment Governing Board Paul Gasparini, High School Principal Named to National Assessment Governing Board: U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Names New Members to National Assessment Governing Board SEPTEMBER 28, 2018 Contact:    (202) 401-1576, WASHINGTON, D.C.—Five leaders from around the country have been appointed to the National Assessment Governing Board to serve four-year terms, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today. This year's Governing Board appointees include four new members and one re-appointed member—the Board's current Vice Chair Tonya Matthews. The appointees' terms begin on Oct. 1, 2018, and end on Sept. 30, 2022. The appointees will help set policy for the N ational Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) , also known as the Nation's Report Card. NAEP offers to the public ...
JD Named to Advanced Placement District Honor Roll JD Named to Advanced Placement District Honor Roll: The Jamesville-DeWitt School District has earned a position on the 8th Annual Advanced Placement (AP) District Honor Roll!  The AP District Honor Roll recognizes school districts committed to increasing access to AP course work for underrepresented students while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher. Honor Roll Districts defy the expectation that expanding access automatically results in a decline in the percentage of exams earning scores of 3 or better.  Reaching these goals indicates that Jamesville-DeWitt is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are likely to benefit from rigorous AP course work.
Download Events from the Calendar! Download Events from the Calendar!: A great feature of the new calendar on the website is that you can download events to a file on your computer for import into Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Apple iCal, Mozilla Thunderbird, and other programs. You can choose events most relevant to you by selecting the appropriate Building or Departments.  To complete the process simply: Click on Calendar under Quick Links or click on the icon at the top of the page Click Export from the main calendar page A pop up menu will appear with options for you to choose Select the Date Range for the events to be downloaded Choose the Categories to Export Click Export   It is also possible to use your handheld device to download individual events into your calendar. Open the ...
JD Improves School-to-Home Communications with New Website JD Improves School-to-Home Communications with New Website: The Jamesville-DeWitt School District is pleased to announce the launch of its new website: Designed and developed in collaboration with the Central New York Regional Information Center (CNYRIC), the new site aims to provide its school community with up-to-date information, as well as showcase the district’s vibrant students, academics, and athletic programs. The new website features the following: Improved navigation New, online district calendar Rotating photos of current students on home page News articles Professional, consistent appearance throughout website The district is confident that the website will be a welcome improvement in its school-to-home communication efforts. The district community is encouraged to visit the ...

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Dr. Peter Smith, Superintendent

P.O. Box 606
DeWitt, NY 13214

Phone: (315) 445-8300

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