• Hello Wilson Families,

    Please know that although we are not physically together the staff at Wilson will be reaching out to all of your children to ensure that there are ongoing learning opportunities being provided. Please tell your child to log in to their Google Classrooms for assignments and videos of lessons. We will do our best to stay in close communication with you. You can check for updates on our district/school website, please know that your health and safety are most important to us. Have a great day,

    Principal Julie VanDerwater

     

    Previous Announcements

  • June 3, 2020

    Health Exam & Student Athlete information Fall Sports Update

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact that it is having on our health care providers, The Department has released a memo to provide direction to  schools when students are delayed in obtaining required health exams, along with information on the required health exam form. (attachments)  

    • Continue to accept any physical examination form conducted on or before January 30, 2021 and allow parents/guardians additional time to provide the completed exam form to the school;
    • Student athletes can participate in the fall 2020 sports season without a current health exam if they meet certain criteria; and
    • For the past two school years, the Department has encouraged schools to accept a health exam form regardless of the form it was completed on.  Beginning January 31, 2021- physical examinations for school are to be documented on the NYS Required Health Examination Form (attached) or an electronic health record equivalent form (directions for such attached).
    • http://www.p12.nysed.gov/sss/documents/nysed-covid-19-school-health-examinations-5-21-20.pdf
    • Please direct questions to the Office of Students Support Services at studentsupportservices@nysed.gov.

     For Additional Information or Questions Please Contact

    Gena.Smith@RCSDK12.ORG (Wilson Nurse)

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  • To Families of Wilson, Parents & Students,

    June 1, 2020

    Dear Wilson Family,

    In light of the recent events nationwide and right here in our own city, I would like you to know that the safety of our Wilson scholars and their families is of utmost importance to us. News broadcasts as well as social media has captured the despair felt across our nation over the tragic loss of George Floyd. Please know that through these harsh and uncertain times, we at Wilson stand together with you as one loving and supporting family.

    If you feel the need to speak with a caring adult, please reach out to your teachers, counselor, social worker, or administrator. Staff members will provide time today to listen to your story and/or concerns. There is also a district hotline available to speak with a counselor at 262-8700. For additional information with regard to social and emotional supports, please go to the district website at RCSDk12/together.

    Parents, we commend you on your tireless efforts in supporting your child's education during these difficult times.

    I can be reached directly at julie.vanderwater@rcsdk12.org

     

    Julie VanDerwater

    Parents, we commend you on your tireless efforts in supporting your child's education during these diffcult times.

    I can be reached directly at julie.vanderwater@rcsdk12.org.

    Julie VanDerwater

    Principal; Joseph C. Wilson Magnet High School

     

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  • 2020 Locker Clean out Guidelines during Covid Closure

    Wilson Magnet High School

    Covid Locker Clean Out Guidelines 2020

     

    1. Students with items in their locker will be emailed through their GMAIL (890) account by Friday May 22. 
    2. All items that are in those lockers have been bagged and labeled.
    3. Students/Parents/Guardians will need to complete the Google Form in the Email. In this form you will choose the date that, you can come up to Wilson and be delivered the bag OR choose to have the bag discarded.
    4. Upon arrival to Wilson to retrieve you bag please follow these guidelines:
    5. Text the number on the Google Form prior to arrival and pull into the front loop
    6. Remain in your vehicle
    7. The bag will be brought out to you and placed in your vehicle
    8. Students/Parents/Guardians need to have all pickups done by June 5th.    After that date, the items will be discarded.
    9. If you have any direct questions, please email Mr. Fischpera at Richard.Fischpera@RCSDK12.ORG or you can text him at 585-694-6799. 

     

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    Please download & read Covid 19 Updated Grading Policy for Marking Period 4

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  • Joseph C. Wilson Marking Period 3 Honor Roll

    Celebrate the 242

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  • Updates for the AP Exam April 30 2020

    Your Child's Next Steps (please click the link and read/review the information)

    The College Board has released new information about the 2020 AP Exams and I wanted to compile it into one place for you. Additionally, information was emailed to students and families to help keep them informed and ready for test day. I have attached a copy of that email here. As you are reading through, I encourage you to share pieces or all of this information with those in your schools and districts that would benefit. As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out if there are any questions or concerns.

     

    • AP Testing Guide for the online exams:  2020 AP Testing Guide.  This guide explains the exam day process, the steps students need to take before exam day, and provides details about the e-tickets students will need to participate.  To help ensure you feel well prepared to support your school communities, we are hosting a webinar for district leaders about 2020 AP Exam Updates on Friday, May 1, from 12:30-1:30 pm ET.  We will review the guide and provide a forum for you to ask your questions.  Register Now.    
      • We encourage teachers to schedule time with their AP Students to ensure students have reviewed the information, so they are ready to participate on test day.
      • A video, AP 2020 Exams: Exam Walkthrough, has been posted to our YouTube channel for students to familiarize themselves with the process. Additionally, beginning on May 4th, students can access an exam demo to test their technology and the answer submission process. Every student should visit the demo the week prior to their scheduled exam.
    • Exam Day Checklist for students:  2020 AP Exam Day Checklist  Teachers should have their students complete this checklist for each exam they take and keep it next to them while testing.
    • New webinars announced with registration links:   May 1 is our AP Coordinator update webinar:  Updates for AP coordinators webinar.   May 4 is our Exam Day webinar for counselors:  An exam day webinar for school counselors.  Over multiple days we have webinars for AP teachers explaining the at-home exam day experience:  AP subject specific webinars for teachers (Part II)
    • Please make sure students can log into their College Board account and, if necessary, update their College Board accounts with accurate email and text contact information (they can do this in their account profile).  Have them whitelist (or add to their list of contacts) the following email domain we are using for the e-ticket:  collegeboard@e.collegeboard.org
      • AP Coordinators can download a roster, using AP Registration and Ordering System, and review student email addresses to check for any inaccurate email addresses or school-based email addresses that cannot accept incoming messages.
    • We hope your students and AP teachers are taking advantage of the AP Classroom resource.  This one-page overview  includes tips on using AP Classroom with students at home.  Encourage students to use the Optional Student Practice section with free-response questions to practice their knowledge and skills at their own pace.  Have your teachers turn on Let Students See Their Results” so students can get feedback on their answers.
    • AP Live classes and review sessions are very popular and we hope students are taking advantage of the resource:  AP YouTube course schedule and information.   The week before the exam we will be holding review sessions led by AP Readers.  We also have some master classes hosted by famous personalities and celebrities in their fields.
    • As you know the AP registration and exam ordering portal is closed.  No changes can be made except for the fee reduction status indicator.  May 26 is the deadline to indicate changes in a students' fee reduction status
    • Popular webinars we have archived:  Parent Webinar Archived,  AP subject specific webinars for teachers archived
    • Specific to AP Art:  There are changes to the steps students will take in submitting their portfolio:   AP Art and Design digital submission web application  and also review the updated submission process.
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  • April 28 2020  An update for Wilson families from Mrs. VanDerwater

    You will be receiving a report card in the mail within the next week or so. These will look slightly different from report cards you have received in the past.  The 3rd marking period will be graded based on the work they completed in class up to March 13 and with time and online instruction while school has been closed. Your child will receive a letter grade  based upon participation prior to the school closure and ongoing interactions with their teachers. Students must pass their classes in order to move on to the next grade level.  

    AP exams are still taking place for students that are enrolled in advance placement classes. Students enrolled in AP classes shoudl be checking in with their teachers in the Google classroom for daily information.

    We are still waiting for updated information from the Governor's office regarding Graduation and Prom.  Stay safe and know we are thinking of you at Wilson.

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  • Governor Cuomo announced that all New York State schools will remain closed through May 15. This is an effort to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. In April, the Board of Regents announced that this June’s Regents exams are canceled.  Executive Order 202.2, which clearly states that school districts must follow NYSED’s guidance by providing meals, child care services for first responders and health care workers, and continuity of instruction for our students will continue during this period.

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  • Please check the Wilson Website Staff Directory for Staff Emails and their listed Office Hours. If you are a parent and would like to join one of the Zoom meeting please contact the Teacher who is hosting to receive your invitation to join the meeting.

    Staff Email Directory w/Office Hours Effective 4/28/2020

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  • MCC Upward Bound is offering virtual tutoring

    See the list below, there are tutors in many subject areas for ALL students whether you are in our program or not. All you have to do is find a tutor from the list below that tutors in the subject you need help with and click their link. Once you click the link, you will be in their “classroom”. Our tutors are still learning this program, so please be patient as we learn together.

     

    Tutors

    Subject Areas

    Click this link to sign up with your tutor!

    Keith Lawson

    Math

    https://monroecc.tutorocean.com/classroom/keithl1

    Oksana Sorak

    Math

    Coming Soon

    Heidi Viterise

    Science

    https://monroecc.tutorocean.com/classroom/heidiv1

    Alec Goldammer

    Social Studies

    https://monroecc.tutorocean.com/classroom/alecg1

    Mackenzie Miller

    Social Studies

    https://monroecc.tutorocean.com/classroom/mackenziem1

    Pat Kuby

    Math

    https://monroecc.tutorocean.com/classroom/patriciak1

    Alicia Oddo

    Social Studies/English

    https://monroecc.tutorocean.com/classroom/aliciao1

    Emma Striegel

    Science

    https://monroecc.tutorocean.com/classroom/emmas1

    Angie Pena

    Spanish

    https://monroecc.tutorocean.com/classroom/angiep1

    Lucas English

    Advisement/English

    https://monroecc.tutorocean.com/classroom/lucase1 

    Melea Jones

    Advisement/English

    https://monroecc.tutorocean.com/classroom/meleaj1

    Natalie Fabretti

    Advisement/English

    https://monroecc.tutorocean.com/classroom/natalief1

     

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  • NYSED Covid 19 Regents Cancellation Memo

    NYSED Regents Graduation FAQs

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  • Robocall April 9, 2020

    Good morning Wilson friends and family,

     This is Mrs. VanDerwater, principal of Wilson High School. I have to tell you, I am missing our students immensely! We are trying find as many ways to connect with them as possible. Please listen to this message in its entirety as there is a lot of information to share!

     First of all, I hope you are all safe and well!

     As our closing has been currently extended to April 29th, I would like you to encourage your children to reach out to their counselors and teachers and to check their email. It is very important that they check their email and their Google classroom in order to stay on top of their school work. As you may have heard all Regents exams have been cancelled. The cancellation of these exams has a significant impact on your child’s ability to be promoted to the next grade level and to graduate. This information will be on our website, on our school’s Facebook page, and on each counselor’s Google classroom.

     If you are having any difficulty with accessing technology, please call 262-8700, this is the district’s hotline for technology needs.

     Again, I hope you are well. Please reach out to any Wilson staff member if you need assistance with anything.

     Thank you.

     Julie C. VanDerwater

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  • Updates for the Week of April 6

    We (Wilson Staff) are trying to reach out in as many ways as possible to connect with students and families but we have been unable to reach everyone. Please share this information with those you know.  Please feel free to reach out to the teachers and counselors, it is very important that students check their school email and check into their Google Classrooms. The physical building is closed but classes are still in session. The marking period ends on April 17. 

    The school closing has been extended by the Governor to April 29.

    Regents have been Cancelled for June 2020.  The cancellation of these exams has a significant impact on on each child's ability to be promoted to the next grade level and to graduate. Please check the detailed information on the school district website, counselor's Google Classroom page, Wilson Facebook page. 

    If you are having difficulty accessing technology please contact the Rochester City School District (RCSD)Technology Hotline at 262-8700.

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  • Updates for the Week of March 30

    “And the people stayed home.

    And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being,

    and were still.

    And listened more deeply.

    Some meditated, some prayed, some danced.

    Some met their shadows.

    And the people began to think differently.
    "And the people healed.

    And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal.
    "And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed."
    ~Kitty O'Meara

     Calendar for 2020/2021 link

     

    Today’s Updates:

    • All RCSD schools will remain closed until April 15 per the Superintendent’s communication sent today.
    • The Governor has waived the 180 day requirement for our district.
    • Currently, May 4th remains as a Superintendent’s Conference Day

    District needs your responses:

    • A phone survey is being sent to parent to identify access needs:
      • Survey questions:
        • Do you have internet access at home?  
        • Does your child have access to a home computer or laptop?
        • Is there any other children in your household that has received a hotspot/MiFi or Chromebook from the District?
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  • Governor extends closure to April 15

    March 37,2020

    Dear Students, Families, and Staff Members of the Rochester City School District,

    Today, Governor Cuomo announced that all New York State schools will remain closed until at least April 15. This is in an effort to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

    The District will continue to support our students and families during this extended closure.

    • Pack-and-go meals for students will continue to be served at seven school sites and nine City R-Centers. Please check the District’s webpage at rcsdk12.org/covid19 for times and locations.
    • Beginning Tuesday, March 31, Virgil I. Grissom School No. 7, located at 31 Bryan Street, will also be used as a meal distribution site.
    • Age and grade level appropriate educational resources are available on the District’s website at RCSD Learns.
    • Additional resources are available on ROConnect with links to educational software.
    • Packets of educational activities for students to use at home will continue to be delivered to our food sites.
    • Students and families are encouraged to call the District’s support hotline at 262-8700 for assistance. Representatives are ready to address any questions or concerns.

     We will continue to monitor this situation with the Monroe County Health Department and New York State Education Department and will provide updates as needed. In the meantime, please continue to check the District’s webpage (www.rcsdk12.org/covid19) for updates and information about resources.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to navigate this fluid situation.

    Sincerely,

    Terry Dade

    Superintendent of Schools

     

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  • Information Regarding AP Exams

    See update at the link:  https://www.smore.com/u5egk-ap-update

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  • Resources for Learning provided by Athletic Director Daisy Morales

    RCSD Learns – Learning Outside School Walls (K-12)

    https://sites.google.com/rcsd121.org/rcsdlearns/rcsd-learns?authuser=0

     

    RCSD – Learning Outside of School created by Krista Neu, Physical Education Teacher @ Nathaniel Rochester School #3

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1X4kOwI4dmX5ANY4I8mXgVccejLLIyncIG6jI3mKoauA/edit?usp=drivesdk

                                                                                                                                                 

    Sports Reporter Event: (Donald Stiner and Ray Priel) (High School)

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yCgqPmydUUznCSb3Cn62otejKG4dr4h236UvLI1A4EQ/edit

     

    Department Shared Google Folder

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Dng_MFrT1Y8_nVecnBOxy_tHOqaTDSbn

     

    GRHF and Common Ground Health Shared Google Folder

     https://drive.google.com/open?id=1a1n5084LNkdOwqpAsVBiRpCFbWeEoNat

     

    Go Noodle is free for teachers, just need to sign up (Elementary)

    Families: https://family.gonoodle.com/ (No login needed)

     

    Kidz Pop (Elementary)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JPVKD_UT-Q&list=PLMr-d2PLsO95ydptpBnsxdQNSKc9iUNU0

     

    Follow Along Dances for Physical Education (Elementary)

     https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTfstHhuPAlPaWHPTvleGPq99zPqCKPjQ

     

    Home Activities Resources  (K-12)

    https://openphysed.org/activeschools/activehome

                 

    NYS AHPERD

    https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1e9WcLy4qe-sMv7IkeHajGN1AXcbOjOdu 

     

    SHAPE

    https://www.shapeamerica.org/covid19-resources.aspx?hkey=e8c08e12-1a1c-4ce0-a058-44ab2f1ce9b9

     

     

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  • NYSED Covid 19 Updates as of 3/19/2020

    NYSED Covid 19 update 3/19/2020

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  • City of Rochester Covid Response

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  • The link below Governor Cuomo Signs Executive Order Closing Schools Statewide for Two Weeks | Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

    https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-signs-executive-order-closing-schools-statewide-two-weeks

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  • District Letter 3/12/2020 Corona Virus Update

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