June 1 update
It’s hard to believe today is the first day of June, and summer is
just around the corner.
There are several ways district leaders, faculty and staff are preparing
for the end of the school year, with moving up ceremonies for students in
grades 5 and 8, the June 9 budget vote, and the much-anticipated high school
- The moving up ceremonies
are being scheduled at each building. Please contact the principal for
information, as the dates/times vary based on the child’s school and teacher.
- As mentioned last week,
we are planning to have our high school graduation ceremony on Saturday, June
27, 2020. We have submitted our plan to the State, which includes an
“in-person” ceremony on the UEHS field. We must wait for state
approval of this ceremony, and we have other options available if needed. We
are hopeful the students can come together one last time to celebrate this
unprecedented school year.
- On June 1, in Zoom
format, U-E will be presenting the annual Meet the Candidates @ 6 p.m., Budget
Hearing @ 6:30 p.m. and Board Meeting @ 7 p.m. If you would like to
participate, here is the link.
- All mailing labels for
the ballots were provided by Broome County Board of Elections. If you
received a ballot with incorrect information, please contact the county at
607-778-2172 to make corrections. Also, if you live in the UE school district,
are an eligible voter, and have not received your ballot, please email Sue Reif
at [email protected].
As we prepare for the
upcoming school year, we are pleased the 2020-21 school budget stays within the
tax levy limit, preserves programs for students, and prevents layoffs for
staff. Due to the financial condition of the state, the governor has
mentioned the possibility of "taking away" school funding at four
different intervals over the next year. We are hopeful the federal
government can provide relief to prevent funding deficits. As of today, we
have not been notified that funds have been taken away from U-E's current
year's budget or from the budget being presented for the 2020-21 school year.
Here are this week's updates:
current schedule for grab and go meals will end on June 30, 2020.
new schedule will be developed for summer, July 1-August 31, with updated
times and locations.
last Rotary delivery for participating families will be on Friday, June
order to reduce exposure, the "grab and go" will be available
only on two days: Mondays and Thursdays. Families who
participate will get enough food on Monday to last for Tuesday and
Wednesday, and enough food on Thursday to last for Friday.
five meal sites include CFJ, JFS, UEHS, New Life Ministries and West
Corners Fire Station from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
children 18 years of age and younger may receive a complimentary breakfast
do not need to be present to receive the bags, and families may attend any
site (including Vestal or Maine-Endwell) to receive the meals.
to the pandemic, the speech screenings for incoming kindergartners will be
rescheduled in the summer.
State has recently announced that all summer school and summer programs
will be done remotely.
- Do you have thoughts for
the upcoming school year? Our curriculum directors have developed a quick
survey to hear your concerns and solutions for fall 2020. If you would
like to participate, click here: https://forms.gle/gJSWUmXJy57ysdaE6
ends for students on Friday, June 12, 2020.
2020-21 School Calendar is now available on the main page of the website.
you need tech support for your child's Chromebook? Please call Service Now
per NYS guidance, we will continue to hold CSE/CPSE meetings and provide
teletherapy to students in alignment with their IEPs/504s.
continue to update the resource buttons on the COVID-19 web page for
elementary, middle and high school students.
- Moving up ceremonies for grades 5 and 8 are being
scheduled at this time. Please consult your principal for more
Community Zoom sessions have been scheduled.
District Office receptionist will be available on Mondays, Wednesdays and
Fridays from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Thank you in advance for wearing a mask when
you come to the District Office.
district is issuing employment certificates/working papers to qualified students
during the school closure. Please email or call the high school principal
at 607-427-4340 to set up an appointment.
Myers, our district's communications coordinator, would like to give our
senior class a "shout out" on U-E's Facebook page. If you have a
senior who has committed to a college/university, the military, or a job
in the workforce, please email Linda at [email protected]. Email
a jpg photo of your senior wearing a shirt or holding a sign that shows
his/her future plans. Uncertain? No problem! We will recognize ALL
students, as long as you send us a photo.
your child need Wifi access? You are welcome to use the district
office or high school parking lot to access the district's Wifi
you need support during this crisis?
- Community Connection Center 607-757-2637
- Crisis Intervention Team 607-778-8982
- Crisis Center- 607-762-2302
- Greater Binghamton Health Center (GBHC)
- Community Treatment & Recovery Center (CTRC)
- Lourdes Center for Family Health at 607.584.4465
- Family & Children's Society Family Mental Health
Clinic at 607.729.6206
- UHS Outpatient Mental Health Clinic for adults
- Call 211, or contact 211.org - an online local
- Broome County Department of Social Services at
- Family Services Central Intake at 607-778-2635
- Samaritan Counseling Center in Endicott at 607-754-2660
- UHS New Horizons Outpatient for substance use
assistance at 762-3288
- NYS mental health resource at www.Headspace.com/NY
- Governor Cuomo has enacted a COVID-19 Helpline for
those struggling with the emotional impact of the current crisis. Please
call 1-844-863-9314, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a
Have a wonderful week!