Union-Endicott Central School District News Article

May 11 update

Union-Endicott Community,

I’m pleased to announce our new principals at JFS and CFJ for the 2020-21 school year, pending approval at tonight’s Board of Education meeting. They will begin the transition process in late June, and work collaboratively with Mr. Tim Lowie and Mrs. Alicia Boyce, both retiring July 1.

Mr. Joe Alger will be appointed as the next JFS Principal.  Joe taught and coached in U-E from 2007 to 2015 at CFJ and JFS.  Then, he spent time in Afton as Dean of Students before moving to Sidney as a P.E. teacher.  In his role at Sidney, Joe has overseen several building-wide initiatives to increase school spirit, improve culture and recognize staff, including work in PLCs and collaborative teams.  He has also taught P.E. courses at SUNY Broome over the past two years. 
Mrs. Deb Darling will be appointed as the next CFJ Principal.  Deb has worked at Union-Endicott almost continuously since 2002.  Prior to her time as a JFS Science teacher from 2002 to early 2019, Deb worked in Whitney Point, Johnson City, and at IBM.  At JFS, Deb served on several building level teams such as the RTI Team, Building Planning Team, and has coached modified and intramural basketball.  In addition, she has been involved with STEM-related activities such as Hour of Code and Lockheed Martin Girls in Engineering events.  In January 2019, she was hired as K-12 Principal in Hancock and served there for six months before coming back to Union-Endicott as UEHS Assistant Principal. 

We thank Mr. Lowie and Mrs. Boyce for their years of leadership and care for the students and families of Endicott.  We wish them a healthy and happy retirement!  In addition, we congratulate Mr. Alger and Mrs. Darling in their new positions and wish them great success and happiness as they enter the principalship.
Here are this week's updates:

MEALS
New information:
No new information this week.
Ongoing information:

The meals provided on Thursdays (for Thursday and Friday) will now include a Saturday breakfast and lunch. 

In 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.
 
The five meal sites include CFJ, JFS, UEHS, New Life Ministries and West Corners Fire Station from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  
 
All children 18 years of age and younger may receive a complimentary breakfast and lunch. 
 
Children 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.
 
EDUCATION
New information:

Do you need tech support for your child’s chromebook?  Please call Service Now at 607-766-3800.
 
The 2020-21 School Calendar is now available on the main page of the website.  It’s also attached for your convenience. 
 
Instruction will take place on May 21 and 22.  However, May 25 is a legal holiday, with no instruction that day.
 
Ongoing information:
The fourth quarter grading plans are now available.  If you have not received a copy, please contact your building principal.
 
The New York State Education Department has announced the NYS August Regents exams have been canceled for this year.
 
As per NYS guidance, we will continue to hold CSE/CPSE meetings and provide teletherapy to students in alignment with their IEPs/504s.
 
We continue to update the resource buttons on the COVID-19 web page for elementary, middle and high school students.
 
COMMUNICATION
New information:

Additional Community Zoom sessions will continue to be scheduled. See below for the latest schedule.
 
Ongoing information:
We have posted scholarship information on our website. Go to high school - guidance - scholarships to find the applications and information.
 
The 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.
 
Linda 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.  
 
QUESTIONS
Does your child need Wifi access?  You are welcome to use the district office or high school parking lot to access the district's Wifi service. 
Do 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) at 607.797.0680
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 at 607.762.2340
Call 211, or contact 211.org - an online local resource directory
Broome County Department of Social Services at 607-778-8850
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
Mothers & Babies Perinatal Network in Binghamton at 772-0517.
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 week.   
 
Be safe, and have a wonderful week,

Nicole Wolfe

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