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NOTICE: FORMATION OF DISTRICT STEERING COMMITTEE NOTICE: FORMATION OF DISTRICT STEERING COMMITTEE: This fall, the Jamesville-DeWitt School District will be engaged in a strategic planning process to create a new 5-year Strategic Plan that builds on our legacy and boldly steps forward.  The goal is to foster a vibrant learning community that prepares J-D students for lifelong success in our complex, globally-connected, and rapidly changing world.  To effectively explore and shape J-D’s future, the Strategic Plan must be formed and owned by a broad range of stakeholders representing the full spectrum of the school community.  To successfully meet our student’s needs and move our District forward, the Strategic Plan must draw on the strength of the school community and be responsible and achievable.   To accomplish this work the District is working with ...
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.
Reading activity incorporated into the Character Education Program at Jamesville Elementary Reading activity incorporated into the Character Education Program at Jamesville Elementary: As part of Jamesville-Elementary School’s Character Education Program this year, we have scheduled two "Kind Read with a Buddy" days.  Kind Read with a Buddy is a program that pairs and older classrooms with a younger classrooms for reading.  In the picture is a fourth grade classroom paired with a second grade classroom.  The second graders are reading their books to our fourth graders.  The fourth graders did a great job of helping them along if they had any difficult and were very thankful to the second graders for reading to them.  "Great Job" to all of our JES students!   Mr. Reyes Principal  
The joys of snow at Jamesville Elementary! The joys of snow at Jamesville Elementary!: Mrs. Summers' class from Jamesville Elementary enjoy sledding during an end of the day activity period.  Thanks to the JES PTG for generously donating all of the sleds!  The sleds are used regularly in physical education class and the students are really enjoying the additional activity. We wholeheartedly encourage our students to make the most of the winter season and to make efforts to show them ways we can be active on these cold days!   
JD Golf Coach, Joe Tesori, honored by PGA America JD Golf Coach, Joe Tesori, honored by PGA America: Joe Tesori was recently honored with the PGA’s prestigious Bill Strausbaugh Award for displaying outstanding integrity, character, and leadership, through a commitment to mentoring. We congratulate Joe on this well-deserved award. The video highlights Joe’s work with our J-D golfers. We are thankful that Joe is such an important part of our J-D community. 2016 PGA of America National Awards Ceremony (Nov. 9, 2016) from PGA of America on Vimeo .
Jamesville Elementary School holds food drive for local families. Jamesville Elementary School holds food drive for local families.: Each year the Jamesville Elementary building participates in a food drive to support local families during the holiday season.  Mrs. Dominicos and Mrs. Kimber coordinate an outpouring of gifts and food that culminates in a delivery of the items on December 20. The food drive is supported by the Jamesville HERO cha racter education program and the Jamesville Elementary students.  Each homeroom sets a goal for food items and the students are challenged to beat that goal. It is a terrific program that truly supports the HERO values of friendship and kindness.  
JD Tests Potable Water for Lead JD Tests Potable Water for Lead: A new state law was signed in September that requires public schools in New York State to test all water outlets that are used or could be used for drinking or cooking purposes for lead levels. In accordance with the law water testing was conducted in September and October. Testing results can be viewed using the links below.   Jamesville-DeWitt Middle School Results We are pleased to report that all water outlets typically used for drinking or cooking did not exceed the acceptable standard for levels of lead at J-D Middle School. Action is required if lead levels above 15 parts per billion are detected at a specific water outlet. One hundred and sixty-two (162) samples were collected at the middle school. Of those, two tested above the acceptable level: one of the sinks in ...
Facilities Improvement Project Facilities Improvement Project: VOTERS APPROVE FACILITIES IMPROVEMENT PROJECT   The community overwhelmingly approved the proposed facilities improvement project. Residents voted 352-47 in favor of the project. The district is extremely appreciative of the community support for our students. The detail design will now be completed for submission to the state. We will keep you informed of our progress.
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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