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Pre-Registration for Kindergarten Now Open! Pre-Registration for Kindergarten Now Open!: Pre-registration for Kindergarten in the Marcellus Central School District is now open! Follow this tutorial for directions on how to pre-register your child:
January 22 Virtual Learning Update January 22 Virtual Learning Update: Mrs. Brantner shares some issues with students switching from hybrid to virtual and ways in which parents can assist us with this process going forward.
Memo to Prospective Kindergarten Students Memo to Prospective Kindergarten Students: Please click the following link to read a memo to prospective kindergarten families: MEMO TO PROSPECTIVE KINDERGARTEN FAMILIES  
8th Grade Virtual Parent Night on Wednesday, January 13 8th Grade Virtual Parent Night on Wednesday, January 13: 8th grade parents!
We have an info night scheduled for you on Wed. 1/13 at 6:30PM via Google Meet meet.google.com/jgt-vaiv-aws At this Google Meet, you can meet Mr. John Durkee - SHS Principal and Mr. Eric Guercio our 7/8 School Counselor. Mr. Durkee & Mr. Guercio will give you a brief overview of info about entering 9th grade with a Q&A session to follow.
We'll see you there!
January 11: KCH Remote Only Due to Heating Problems January 11: KCH Remote Only Due to Heating Problems: UPDATE: Please see the following SchoolMessenger Message from Mrs. Brantner: Hello.  This is Mrs. Brantner calling from the Marcellus School District.  My sincere apologies for the inconvenience I am about to cause but we have been unable to remedy our issue with the heating system at KCH.  We do have people on site helping us but it is going to take some time.  Therefore, we plan to switch to a fully remote learning day today.  Your childrens' teachers will be in touch to let you know how they will connect.  We understand that there are challenges with work schedules etc. and know that you will do the best you can.  I will provide an update later to let you know if and when the system is up and running.  Thank you for your understanding ...
January Calendar Cohort Changes January Calendar Cohort Changes: SchoolMessenger Message Sent 1/7/2021 at 5:30 PM: Hello. This is Mrs. Brantner calling from the Marcellus School District.  I wanted to notify you of a couple of items related to our January School calendar.  he first is a reminder that the week of January 18th, A cohort days will be Tuesday and Wednesday and B cohort days will be Thursday and Friday, Due to Monday the 18th being Martin Luther King day, we have eliminated virtual Wednesday. In addition, as we approach the end of the semester, we find ourselves needing to adjust cohort days the following week as well. We have tried to keep things as consistent as possible for our families but unfortunately, this change is necessary. So, the week of January 25th, Monday and Tuesday will still be A cohort ...
Marcellus CSD Smart Schools Investment Plan Marcellus CSD Smart Schools Investment Plan: New York State voters approved the Smart Schools Bond Act in 2014, authorizing issuance of up to $2 billion in bonds to finance acquisition of educational technology and infrastructure to improve learning and opportunity for students throughout New York State.   Funds are accessible through development of a Smart Schools Investment Plan. Please see the following page to view information regarding our Smart Schools Investment Plan. This information will be presented on January 4 at our Board of Education meeting and again on February 8 at a public hearing with any proposed changes added.   Please click the following link to view our Smart Schools Investment Plan webpage. Here you will find all of the latest up-to-date information regarding the plan: Marcellus Smart ...
District Updates from Mrs. Brantner District Updates from Mrs. Brantner:
Shannon Kellar Named First Team All-State Shannon Kellar Named First Team All-State:   Congratulations to Shannon Kellar, First Team All State Defense, Class B Girls Soccer 2020!
FFA Program Holiday Cheer FFA Program Holiday Cheer: Mr. Killian, and three amazing FFA Members, Suzannah Swimm (12), McKenzie Gutchess (12) AND Hannah Card (11) put a little holiday cheer into our buildings adorning our amazing dedication flower pots with holiday greenery!  WE LOVE THEM!!  
Mustang Garden Comes Alive! Mustang Garden Comes Alive!: The Class of 2020 will forever go down in history as the COVID 19 Pandemic Graduating Class.  While the entire community rallied behind the class - providing door to door yard sign deliveries, a virtual party with loads of prize give-aways, individual gifts for each class member compliments of Edible Arrangements, individual graduation ceremonies, as well as a student only ceremony in the stadium - nothing can replace the moments of joy in the traditional year-ending senior activities.  With the closing of in person schooling on March 17, 2020, it left many questions in all of our minds about whether or not students would step foot inside our buildings again before June.  As the weeks dragged on, we listened as Governor Cuomo extended the closure two weeks at a time and then ...
Three Mustang Athletes Sign Commitment Letters Three Mustang Athletes Sign Commitment Letters: CONGRATULATIONS to seniors Madeleine Caron, Casey Conklin, and Sophia Spitzer for signing college athletic commitment letters! These letters signify an athlete's intent to participate in athletics at the College or University they will be attending next fall. Madeleine will participate on the Women's Lacrosse Team at SUNY Canton. Casey will participate on the Women's Lacrosse Team at Ohio Wesleyan College. Sophia will participate on the Women's Lacrosse Team at Muhlenberg College. Congratulations to our amazing athletes! Go Mustangs!
November Updates November Updates: Superintendent Michelle Brantner has released a November update letter mailed to families on November 18th.  It is accompanied by a chart that gives the current NY State guidelines for travel as it relates to COVID 19, testing and required quarantines.  Also, a copy of the school calendar, populated for the hybrid model through the end of the school year, accompanies the letter.  In the event that things change relative to being able to open schools for all students daily, modifications can easily be made.  See all documents attached below.
Two Mustangs Sign National Letter of Intent Two Mustangs Sign National Letter of Intent: CONGRATULATIONS to seniors Matthew Welch and Shawn Colella on signing their National Letters of Intent!
Matthew will participate on the Men's Lacrosse Team while continuing his education at Mercyhurst University and Shawn will participate on the Men's Golf Team while continuing his education at Binghamton University! Congratulations to you both for all of your hard work!
GO MUSTANGS!
November 5 Athletics Update November 5 Athletics Update: Mrs. Brantner and Mr. Free share the latest information about Winter sports in response to the press release shared by Section III.
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!  



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