June 2019 District Newsletter
6/03 HS Band and Orchestra Concert, 7:00 p.m.
6/06 Jamfest at Homer Center for the Arts, 6:00 p.m.
6/11 Community Transition Committee Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
6/11 Board of Education Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
6/12 Junior High Band and Orchestra Concert, 7:00 p.m.
6/25 Board of Education Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
6/28 High School Graduation Ceremony at SUNY Cortland, 7:00 p.m.
Early Dismissal Date
All K-6 students will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. on June 21. This is AFTER all students have had their lunch. Our faculty and staff will be using this time to prepare for the transition to three elementary schools. Please reach out to the principal with any questions.
Student Supplies
The Cortland Enlarged City School District is committed to high levels of learning for all students. We strive to provide engaging and equitable learning environments for everyone. So that all students have everything they need for learning, the district provides all of the supplies and equipment that are needed for our classrooms. All materials that students need for school, with the exception of backpacks and art smocks, will be provided.  
Transition Q and A Updated with
Before and After School Care Info
The Elementary School Transitions Questions and Answers (Q & A) document continues to be updated as details are worked out. Most recently, we received information from before and after school care providers and that information has been added to the Q & A document. You’ll find information about locations and hours of operation, as well as contact information.

The district will provide transportation from each program to each elementary school in the morning and return students from school to the program in the afternoon. If you want to take advantage of this transportation, please fill out the alternate transportation form .
Budget Vote Results
Cortland Enlarged City School District voters have agreed to the District’s proposed 2019-2020 school year budget. 527 votes were cast, with the preliminary tally being 388 yes votes and 139 no votes on the $49,576,887 budget proposal. A bus proposition for $575,000 also passed with preliminary tally being 388 yes votes and 145 no votes. Additionally, the Cortland Free Library proposition for $392,298 passed with preliminary tally being 369 yes votes and 158 no votes.

Preliminary results for the Cortland Enlarged City School District Board of Education are:
  • Judith Murphy (363 votes)
  • Christopher Kuretich (356 votes)
  • Donald Chu (337 votes)

Superintendent of Schools, Michael Hoose said, “Many thanks to all of our community members who came out to vote. We are excited about the increased opportunities that our students will have next year.”

The 2019-2020 tax levy increase of 2.0 percent is within the allowable tax levy limit as calculated under the state’s guidelines. Therefore, a simple majority was required for authorization. For details about the 2019-2020 budget, visit the district’s budget website.
FCS July and August Offerings
Every Tuesday this summer there are activities and food offered by the FCS at various locations around Cortland. See the flier below for more information.
Students Compete in Special Olympics on May 23
On May 23rd, the Cortland Special Olympics Team traveled to North Syracuse to participate in the regional games which has become an annual tradition and celebration. The Cortland team joined more than 900 students from school districts around the region including Baldwinsville, Chittenango, East Syracuse Minoa, Fayetteville-Manlius, Jamesville-DeWitt, Liverpool, Lyncourt, Marcellus, North Syracuse, OCM BOCES, Solvay, and West Genesee.
Sending off the Special Olympics Athletes in style, music teacher Stephen Russell directed the high school band’s playing of, “Eye of the Tiger.” The Athletes then walked through a tunnel formed by the band and cheering students to get on the bus. This send-off was just the beginning of a very special day!
Once students traveled north on I81 and arrived at Cicero North Syracuse High School, they quickly lined up for the Parade of Athletes. Cortland marched in this parade in their purple “Cortland Athletics” t-shirts, holding up the Cortland sign with pride. Read more...
Kindergarten Registration
& Screening Dates
Steps to register your child:
  • Child must be 5 on or before December 1, 2019. Children who turn 6 before December 1, 2019 must attend school.
  • Parents are urged to call (607)-758-4106, prior to June 20, 2019, to make a registration/screening appointment and to receive a pre-registration packet.
  • All students must have an appointment prior to the school registration/screening dates listed below!

All screenings will take place at Barry Primary School
Dates for screenings:
  • Thursday, June 27, 2019
  • Friday, June 28, 2019
  • Monday, July 1, 2019
TC3 Commencement
Graduating high school with your NYS Diploma is an achievement. Graduating high school with an Associates Degree and NYS diploma is a major honor and accomplishment. This year, fourteen Cortland students accomplished this feat.

Cortland High School has a partnership with Tompkins Cortland Community College called “College Now.” This program allows high school students across the area to take college level classes while they are in high school. Some students take 1-3 college level classes, however students that complete all of the requirements for an Associates Degree are allowed to take part in the commencement ceremony.

On May 23, 2019, Tompkins Cortland Community College celebrated its fiftieth commencement ceremony. As the graduates walked across the stage, parents and family members cheered. Fourteen of these students were students from Cortland High School. While participating in the College Now program, between Cortland High School and TC3, these students were able to achieve enough credits to graduate with an Associates Degree. Read more...
We are Hiring!
We are looking for a cleaner and an executive secretary. Please inquire by visiting our employment website or calling, 607-758-4100.
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