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Seventh Grade Students Complete Geocaching Unit Seventh Grade Students Complete Geocaching Unit: Mrs. Collister, Mr. Ellis and the Physical Education student teacher Mr. Edinger just finished an exciting geocaching unit with their 7th grade PE students.  The goal of the unit was to teach the students a lifelong physical activity that is also exciting, adventurous and fun! While learning about geocaching, students also learned about maps, GPS coordinates, hiking, respect for nature, and, of course, the mental and physical health benefits geocaching in the great outdoors.  During a recent geocaching adventure, students found three different geocaches!  A geocache is a hidden container that holds a surprise for the person lucky enough to discover it.  They also learned the term “muggle”, which is used to describe people who don’t know ...
Five Marcellus Seniors Receive National Merit Recognition Five Marcellus Seniors Receive National Merit Recognition: From left to right: Jaiden Capozzi, Connor Novak, Ben Watling, Ethan Ciota, and Ryan Moses. Five Marcellus High School seniors have received honors in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. The students were recognized for their exceptional academic talent and were selected from a pool of more than 1.5 million students.   “I am so very proud of these students,” Marcellus High School Principal John Durkee said. “I could not think of a finer group of students to represent Marcellus Senior High School on the national stage.”    Senior Ryan Moses was selected as one of 16,000 students to be named a National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalist in the 66 th National Merit Scholarship Program. His outstanding academic success has given ...
10/5/2020: COVID-19 Positive Case Parent Letter 10/5/2020: COVID-19 Positive Case Parent Letter: 10/5/2020: Letter from Superintendent Brantner to Parents   October 5, 2020   Dear Marcellus Senior High School Parents and Guardians:   On Sunday evening, the Marcellus School District was made aware that a Marcellus Senior High School teacher has tested positive for COVID-19. Knowing that our work with Onondaga Health Department will begin early this morning, we made the decision to close Marcellus High School today, Monday, October 5, 2020, to allow adequate time for contact tracers to complete their work.   We will work collaboratively with the Onondaga County Health Department to complete the investigation. It is our belief that the process will take most of the day today, 10/5. The Health Department will begin the process of notifying individuals ...
2020 Picture Days 2020 Picture Days: Hello Mustang Families!  As we navigate the challenges of school during COVID 19, we were also faced with getting creative with our traditional “School Picture” days.  We were able to work with our picture company, Jostens, to establish days for photos for each of our cohorts in all three buildings with special time slots for any students who are fully virtual.  Please make note of the schedule for your child’s pictures below.   September 28 High School Photos for A Cohort Students 5PM-7PM High School Photos for Virtual Students October 9   DMS School Photos for B Cohort Students October 13  High School Photo Retakes for A Cohort Students October 15  High School Photo Retakes for B Cohort ...
Athletics Update 9/24/2020 Athletics Update 9/24/2020: Mrs. Brantner and Mr. Free share an update on athletics and also request that community members suspend use of facilities while practices and games are occurring. Check out all the details here!  
Virtual Q&A Sessions for Families Virtual Q&A Sessions for Families: We will be having  virtual  Q&A sessions to check in with our families.  Two will be dedicated for families who have selected for their children to be fully virtual (9/24, 10/5).  All sessions are designated either for K-6 families or 7-12 families and will run from 6PM-7:15PM.  This breakdown allows for more targeted questions and answers.  See dates and times below.  We hope to see you there! 9/24: Family Q&A for 7-12th grade virtual students 9/29: Family Q&A for Hybrid K-6th grade students 10/1:  Family Q&A for Hybrid 7-12th grade students 10/5:  Family Q&A for K-6th grade virtual students Please see the following links for access to the meetings: Topic:  Family Q & A for ...
Athletics Update! Athletics Update!: With Athletic practices for soccer, cross country and tennis set to start Monday, check out this video with Mrs. Brantner and Mr. Free that will provide some of the details. Go Mustangs!  
Cohort A Opening Day! Cohort A Opening Day!: Check out some of pictures of our Cohort A students this morning for their first day back on campus! Welcome back!
Welcome Back Mustangs! Welcome Back Mustangs!: Welcome back Mustangs! Our teachers and staff wanted to welcome back our students! We are so excited to see everyone!
Mailing Tax Payments Mailing Tax Payments: For the safety of our residents and individuals working in town offices we strongly encourage home owners to mail tax payments rather than dropping off payments in person. Thank you!  
Student COVID Training Student COVID Training: Please see the following video messages from Mrs. Brantner to our students! Please complete the COVID training presentation and fill out the certification form. The presentation offers a variety of tips and information about health and safety for the upcoming school year.   K-4 STUDENTS: GRADES 5-12 STUDENTS:    
Revised Parent Q&A Document Revised Parent Q&A Document: Check out the latest version of the Parent Q&A document. It is loaded with questions asked during our virtual parent meetings. CLICK HERE to view.
District Cohort and Scheduling Process Update District Cohort and Scheduling Process Update:   The administrative team has been hard at work trying to solidify cohorts, class lists and student schedules. We are nearing the finish line! Mrs. Brantner has a video update for everyone.    
Parent Drop Off, Pick Up, and Transportation Update Parent Drop Off, Pick Up, and Transportation Update: Mrs. Brantner describes how traffic flow will work on campus in September to accommodate the increase in parent traffic and to help keep everyone safe.    
DMS Summer Reading Update DMS Summer Reading Update: Please click the following link for a DSM Summer Reading Update !   
2020-2021 School Calendar Update 2020-2021 School Calendar Update: With schools being allowed to open following specific guidance from the NY State Education Department and the NY State Department of Health, we have made alterations to the school year calendar previously posted.   Our staff will be working together on September 2nd, 3rd, 8th and 9th to prepare to welcome students back to campus for the first time since March 16th.  Our first instructional day for students will be on Thursday, September 10th.  For those who have elected "in-person" instruction, this will be a day for cohort B.  Virtual/remote students will also begin with their classes on September 10th.  Our revised calendar reflects changes from September through January.  In the event that everyone is not able to ...
UPDATED TIMES: Upcoming Parent Meetings on School Reopening UPDATED TIMES: Upcoming Parent Meetings on School Reopening: UPDATE: To better accommodate all of our parents we have revised some meeting times for later in the evening. The K-6 parent meeting on 8/13 will now occur from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm and the 7-12 parent meeting on 8/19 will now occur from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. While we have continued to partner with our parents to answer questions that arise regarding COVID-19 return to school plans, the governor has requested that school districts have virtual meetings or meetings with a virtual component to provide another avenue for parents to seek information on reopening plans. We will hold virtual meetings using Zoom on the following dates and times. Click on the link provided below to join: 8/12 4-5:30 grades 7-12 Join Zoom Meeting ...
Board of Education Meeting Monday, August 10 at 7:00 p.m. Board of Education Meeting Monday, August 10 at 7:00 p.m.: Marcellus Board of Education Regular Meeting Monday, August 10th @ 7:00 p.m. LIVE STREAM link:    
8/7/2020: Parent Reopening Survey and Video Message from Superintendent Brantner 8/7/2020: Parent Reopening Survey and Video Message from Superintendent Brantner: Video message from Superintendent Brantner (8/7/2020)   The Marcellus Central School District is committed to providing high quality instruction to ALL of our students regardless of the learning model, hybrid or remote (virtual). A brief description of the learning models can be found HERE . As always, our programming and curriculum will continue to be aligned to the New York State Learning Standards. We know this is a challenging time for everyone and we are here to support you and humbly ask for your support in return, as we work through the details of reopening. Please complete the following survey for each one of your children. The information collected in this survey will be instrumental in our planning for fall school reopening. Please ...
Marcellus CSD COVID-19 Updates Marcellus CSD COVID-19 Updates: 10/23/2020: High School Letter Home to Families 10/18/2020: This is the Schoolmessenger message that went out to families at 11:15 on October 18: Hello. This is Mrs. Brantner calling from the Marcellus School District.  I just wanted to update all of you on our recent positive COVID 19 case.  We have concluded all parts of the contact tracing process and have informed all KCH staff members and families that need to follow quarantine orders based on directives provided by the Onondaga County Health Department.  As a result of this case, eight staff members and 13 students from KCH Elementary School will be under quarantine.  We are grateful that we will be able to continue with in person schooling under the hybrid ...

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