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Community Update 6-18-24 Community Update 6-18-24 Community Update 6-18-24 Good morning NCS Community, I hope you are doing your best to keep cool as we navigate our first heatwave of the year.  More about that later in this message.  First, a few important updates as we move quickly towards the end of the 2023-24 school year: NCS to Welcome News Director of Pupil Personnel Services Given Katie Piedici’s (current Director of PPS) upcoming transition to her new role as NES Principal, the district has completed a search for our next PPS Director.  I am please to share with you that Mrs. Cassandra Lamphier was approved by the NCS Board of Education to serve in this role with a starting date to be determined for this summer.  Cassandra joins the NCS team with rich experiences in special education, ...
Community Update May 10, 2024 Community Update May 10, 2024 Good afternoon, I hope this message finds you well.  It is hard to believe there are only seven weeks remaining in the school year.  As we celebrate Teacher/Staff appreciation week, I want to take a moment to extend thanks to all of the NCS teachers and staff members who go above and beyond to support our students each and every day.  These individuals are the fabric that makes NCS a wonderful place to learn.   As you will read further in this update, NCS received some exciting news regarding our regional ranking as a district; this would not be possible without our talented dedicated staff! While the school year continues to wind down quickly, there is also much to look forward to; below you will find some important dates to place on your calendars: ...
Community Update March 28, 2024 Community Update March 28, 2024 NCS Community Update Good afternoon, As we approach our spring break, I wanted to take a moment to share with you some NCS updates. It has been a busy stretch in recent weeks and without question, the remaining weeks of the school year will be equally busy as we move towards the conclusion of the 23-24 school year. For those of you who were able to see the NCS High School Musical “Matilda,” you already know what an outstanding job our students did. Despite the fact that our performers were without an auditorium here at NCS due to construction, the folks at Bristol Valley Theatre were kind enough to host us. As always, some of our “veteran” performers once again shined on the stage. At the same time, the future looks incredibly bright with our younger ...
Community Update February 16, 2024 Community Update February 16, 2024 Dear NCS Community: I hope this message finds you well as we approach the February vacation.  The past few months have been incredibly busy; it is hard to believe our winter sports seasons are winding down.  We wish our athletes the best of luck during the sectional season.  We also look forward to our HS musical "Matilda," which will take place in March at the Bristol Valley Theater.  Dates and times can be accessed below via the NCS district calendar: https://www.naplescsd.org/ districtpage.cfm?pageid=513 ...
Community Update December 15, 2023 Community Update December 15, 2023 NCS Community Update 12/15/23   NCS Community: As they so often are, the past few weeks have been a whirlwind of excitement and anticipation as we approach the Holiday break and transition to the new year.  Our goal for the next few days is to maintain a healthy focus on learning while also recognizing the need to celebrate the season through a variety of events. Over the past few weeks, it has been a pleasure to watch both our elementary school musicians and high school musicians perform their holiday concerts.  Both were well attended and as always, the performances were outstanding.  Further adding to the spirit of the season, our chorus and band members at the HS provided some wonderful music last week end at the Light Up Naples event-this is ...
Community Update September 29, 2023 Community Update September 29, 2023 Good afternoon, Without question, it has been a busy September here in Naples, both within our schools and our community.  As always, it was wonderful to see our students, staff, and families engage in our annual homecoming festivities and we were grateful for the wonderful fall weather that weekend.  This past weekend was of course the Grape Festival; it was well attended and as a school, we are always happy to collaborate with festival organizers to ensure the success of this unique experience in the Finger Lakes Region. In recent weeks, construction work as it relates to our capital project has steadily increased.  Renovations have begun in a number of NES classrooms, abatement work is taking place in the HS Auditorium, and the canopy on the south side of ...
Healthcare Options for the NCS Community Healthcare Options for the NCS Community Important Message Regarding Healthcare Options for the NCS Community As the NCS community is aware, aware, it has been a difficult summer for many families in terms of local health care/physician options as the result of the retirement of a local physician. Senator Pam Helming and the Naples Central School District have been in communication and she  shared with us the attached document which includes resources/information related to healthcare needs.  We hope you find this information useful should you be impacted by the recent changes with available healthcare providers.  
Community Update August 11, 2023 Community Update August 11, 2023 August 11 th , 2023 NCS Community: I hope this message finds you well and that you have found time to enjoy all that summer has to offer.  While the 2023-24 school year does not officially begin for several weeks, I’d like to provide our families with some important updates in relation to the start of the school year. The first day of school for students will be on Tuesday, September 5 th .  Next week, you will receive information regarding bus schedules from our Transportation Department.  Should any changes be necessary, you can reach out directly to Transportation at 374-7945.  In addition, both the elementary school and JH/HS will be sharing building-based communications for both families and students regarding upcoming events.  As always, we look ...
2023 NCS Graduation 2023 NCS Graduation Good morning-   Over the past 48 hours, we have been carefully monitoring the predicted weather for Saturday. As I shared Wednesday, it is not possible to make quick shifts or adjustments with our graduation location given the many hours of time it takes for set up.   Currently, forecasts indicate that there is a significant chance for rain (and potential strong storms/heavy localized down pours) during the day on Saturday. Many of these showers are predicted to be of the “pop-up” variety. As such, we are making the decision to move our ceremony inside to the HS Gymnasium. The start time will remain the same (11:00 AM). While the elementary gymnasium is larger, use of this space is not possible due to class asbestos work that is beginning at NES on Monday; ...
New Naples CSD School Resource Officer New Naples CSD School Resource Officer NCS Community - This week, Officer Tim Durgan was approved by the NCS Board of Education & the Ontario County Sheriff’s Department to serve as the next Naples CSD School Resource Officer.  Officer Durgan will be replacing Officer Rick Jaus who is retiring after many years of outstanding service to our district.  Similar to Officer Jaus, Officer Durgan brings many years of experience to the position and he will no doubt continue to provide highly impactful support to our students, staff, and community.  Please join me in welcoming Officer Durgan to NCS and celebrating Officer Jaus as he transitions to a well-deserved retirement! Over the next few weeks, Officer Durgan will be at NCS regularly connecting with Officer Jaus and preparing for his official start ...
Community Update - June 2, 2023 Community Update - June 2, 2023 NCS Community: I hope this message finds you well.  It is hard to believe that we have now reached June.  The remaining weeks of school will move quickly as our students will be enjoying a multitude of end of year events while also preparing for final exams and Regents assessments.  I appreciate the assistance you provide in helping your child finish the school year strong.  Additionally, I want to again extend my thanks for the support the NCS community provided in regard to our recent school budget vote.  It is this support that allows our staff to do outstanding work with students each and every day, and it also demonstrates the commitment our community has to maintaining an excellent school district.  A few updates of importance: Capital Project ...
2023-2024 School Budget Vote Results 2023-2024 School Budget Vote Results I am pleased to share with you that the 2023-34 NCS school budget passed by a margin of 197-50.  We are deeply appreciative of the support the NCS community has and continues to provide our district. In addition, the EV Bus Proposition passed by a margin of 186-61. This will allow NCS to complete needed infrastructure which will allow us to move forth with our EV federal grant which was awarded last year. Rob Brautigam, Jacob Hall, and Kelley Louthan were all re-elected to the NCS school board.  We are very grateful for the continued leadership that Joe, Jake, and Kelley will provide our district.   The Naples Library budget passed by a margin of 197-49.  Linda Strauss-Jones and Pamela Steffen were elected to Naples Library Board ...
Community Update - May 12, 2023 Community Update - May 12, 2023 NCS Families- I hope this message finds you well and that you are enjoying the exceptional spring weather that is finally upon us.  It is hard to believe that in just six weeks, we will be concluding the 22-23 school year at NCS. This past week, we celebrated Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week.  As we all know, it is the people that make NCS such a wonderful place to work, and this includes our students, families, and of course our staff members.  Now more than ever, schools across our state and nation face challenges when it comes to recruiting and retaining excellent staff members.  While we face similar challenges at NCS, this is also a place where folks like to work; our recent recognition as a Democrat and Chronicle 2023 Top Workplace affirms that.  ...
Naples Pop-up Food Pantry - May, June 2023 Naples Pop-up Food Pantry - May, June 2023 Naples Open Cupboard Pop-up Pantry Free Food for Everyone May 1st and June 5th at 3pm The Old Mill Parking Lot on Mill Street No registration is needed. Line up starts at the corner of Wall Street and Lyons Street, going down Lyons Street onto West Ave. Please use Lake Niagara Street to find your place in line. Look for signs and volunteers. * NO ONE is allowed to be parked on Main Street for this event. * Be mindful of driveways. * No line up until 2pm * Other dates will be announced in July Delivery Service is available to those in Naples School District who are elderly with no transportation . Please call 585-531-0011 to arrange Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday 11-2.
Community Update April 21, 2023 Community Update April 21, 2023 NCS Community- I hope this message finds you well.   Now that our spring break is in the rearview mirror, we enter one of the busiest stretches of the school year.  Over the next two months, there will be much to celebrate and our students will be afforded the opportunity to participate in many exciting activities and events.  Know that our staff is working hard to ensure these experiences are positive, while also assisting our students in maintaining a continued focus on learning.  We appreciate very much the conversations you have with your children regarding the importance of finishing the year on a positive note.  With that in mind, I want to remind our community of several important dates/events: On May 3 rd at 6:00 PM, the annual ...
Canandaigua Pop-up Food Pantry - April, May, June 2023 Canandaigua Pop-up Food Pantry - April, May, June 2023 Canandaigua Pop-up Food Pantry - April, May, June 2023 Town of Canandaigua Highway Department Barn 5440 Route 5 & 20 in Canandaigua, NY 14424   April 24, 2023 May 22, 2023 June 26, 2023 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM or until food is gone Please use the 5 & 20 entrance.  All are welcome. No public restrooms. Please do not come / get in line before 10:00 AM. First come, first served.    
NCS Community Newsletter 3-24-23 NCS Community Newsletter 3-24-23 NCS Community Newsletter 3-24-23 Good Afternoon, I wanted to take this opportunity to provide the NCS Community with an update regarding our (EV) Electric Bus grant that NCS was awarded this past fall.  As previously shared, Naples CSD was one of only a few districts in the state to receive this federal grant, which includes $750,000 towards the purchase of two electric buses and $40,000 to support infrastructure. In addition to sharing where our district currently stands, allow me to provide some background of importance: Per New York State Law, enacted in 2022, school bus fleets are required to be entirely zero-emission by 2035.  All buses purchased after 2027 will be required to be zero-emission per this current law. The cost of electric buses, in relation to ...
Top Workplaces 2023 - Congratulations NCS Top Workplaces 2023 - Congratulations NCS Congratulations NCS on being named a Democrat and Chronicle Top Workplace for 2023!  This is an incredible honor and a reflection of the dedication we witness daily from our students, staff, families, Board of Education, and the NCS community.  It is truly a privilege to work in such an outstanding district! Kevin Swartz Naples CSD Superintendent  
Top Workplaces 2023 - Congratulations NCS Top Workplaces 2023 - Congratulations NCS
Community Update February 24, 2023 Community Update February 24, 2023 NCS Community- I hope this message finds you well and that you and your family were able to enjoy some time together during this February Recess.  The stretch between New Years and the February break can be a long one and we are grateful for this opportunity to recharge as we look forward to spring and the final leg of the 22-23 school year. Over the next few weeks, there are a number of notable events occurring here at NCS: Suessical the Musical  will debut in just a few weeks.  Our performers have been working exceptionally hard in preparation for the show. We hope to see many of you in attendance.  Show times are: Thursday, March 9 th  @ 7:00 PM HS Auditorium Friday, March 10 th  @ 7:00 PM HS Auditorium ...



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