NYS health exam requirements change for 2018-19 year:
Does your child need a medical exam?
Aug. 17, 2018 -- New York state has made changes in its health regulations effective July 1, which may affect when children must receive health exams and certain health screenings.
A health exam will be required for all students enrolling in the district for the first time, and for all children entering pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and grades 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11 in the fall.
Vision and hearing screenings will be required within 6 months of admission to school and in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and grades 1, 3, 5, 7, and 11.
Scoliosis screenings will be required for girls in grades 5 and 7, and for boys in grade 9.
Parent, please do not wait ...
District Code of Conduct Revisions:
Moravia Central School District will hold a public hearing on the revisions
to the District Code of Conduct.
August 22, 2018 - 7 p.m.
Moravia Middle/High School Board Conf. Rm.
68 S. Main St.
Moravia NY 13118
Asbestos found during floor tile renovations:
July 26, 2018 -- During recent room renovations, floor tiles containing asbestos were disturbed in the Moravia Middle School-High School building. Although district records indicated the asbestos in the tiles was in a “non-friable state,” Moravia opted to exercise caution by calling in an independent air quality testing company. Test results confirmed no asbestos fibers were released into the air. The district is now in the process of securing a contractor to properly abate and dispose of the remaining asbestos tiles to ensure a safe learning and working environment.
If there are any questions, please contact John Birmingham, superintendent of schools, at 315-497-2670 ext 2007.
Location moved for August sports physicals:
July 31, 2018 -- In light of asbestos abatement currently being undertaken in the Moravia Junior-Senior High School building, the location for the sports physicals scheduled for next month has been moved to the Millard Fillmore Elementary School nurse's office. The exams will still take place between 8 a.m. and noon on Wednesday, Aug. 8, and Wednesday, Aug. 22.
Click here to read more about the asbestos abatement.
Thank you for your attention and understanding.
Special Board Meeting:
The Board of Education will be holding a special meeting on Monday, July 30th at 7:30 am in the Board Conference Room for an executive session to discuss the employment history of a particular personnel.
Sports physicals scheduled for summer:
Updated July 31: The Aug. 8 and Aug. 22 sports physicals have been relocated to the Millard Fillmore Elementary School nurse's office.
June 21, 2018 -- Before student-athletes can be considered eligible to participate in fall practices, they need to submit a number of completed forms to their coaches and/or the school nurse before the season begins. One of these forms is proof of an updated physical, and the school district will offer sports physicals in the high school nurse's office over the summer.
The physicals will be available between 8 a.m. and noon on July 25, Aug. 8 and Aug. 22.
Questions? Please call your coach or reach out to Moravia Athletic Director Mike Anderson at (315) 497-2670, ext. 2017, or firstname.lastname@example.org .
New provider designated for Moravia school physicals:
June 18, 2018 -- During its June 13 meeting, the Moravia Board of Education appointed Aurora Community Medical Center as the district's new provider for school physicals, which will be conducted by the following medical professionals:
Dr. Heather MacAdam
Colleen Saxton, FNP
Scott Biter, PA
School physical schedules will be advertised in local newspapers.
District celebrates Moravia Middle School's School to Watch redesignation:
From left: Board of Education President Michelle Lyon, BOE member Leigh Hess,
Joel Weiss of the Schools to Watch program, Superintendent John Birmingham,
Principal Bruce MacBain, John Haag of Rep. John Katko's office, and Luann King
of state Sen. James Seward's office.
May 15, 2018 -- Board members, administrators, students, teachers and representatives from Rep. John Katko and state Sen. James Seward's offices gathered in the Moravia Middle School gym Tuesday to celebrate the school's redesignation as a School to Watch by the Essential Elements program administered by New York state.
The Essential Elements Schools to Watch program seeks to identify middle grades schools that adhere to a rigorous set of criteria and are on a pathway ...
District seeking nominations for Moravia CSD Hall of Achievement:
March 30, 2018 -- Moravia Central School District is now seeking nominations for its Hall of Achievement. The hall recognizes those graduates of Moravia High School who have succeeded in their careers and lives. Inductees are individuals who have distinguished themselves by virtue of their contributions to community and society.
The goal of the district’s Hall of Achievement is to introduce positive role models to students and the school community. Such models, by their very nature, inspire students to adopt high aspirations.
Nominations will be accepted through May 1, 2018.
How does someone get nominated to the Hall of Achievement?
People like you nominate candidates. Each year the district will select inductees based upon nominations submitted by Moravia Central School ...
Honor a loved one with Memory Park brick:
March 8, 2018 -- Each year, Moravia Middle School dedicates bricks to community, family and military members who have made a difference in our lives. These bricks will be placed in our Memory Park in front of the school at a ceremony on June 11.
If you would like to honor someone who has displayed "the power of one," the deadline for purchasing a brick in their name is April 13. Call the middle school office at 315-497-2670 for more information, including pricing.
Feel free to visit the park any time; it was built for you!
Food Services tip: Slow down, you eat too fast:
From the October Wellness newsletter from the district’s Food Services department
Slow down, you eat too fast
Your brain is 20 minutes slower than your mouth. That's how long it takes from the time you start eating until your brain finally sends out the signal that you're full. Most of us eat WAY faster than that and so we take in WAY more calories than we need before our brains tell us we're full. The takeaway? Eat slower, eat less!
And that's not the only way that scarfing down food hurts your health. Eating fast makes you gulp in a lot of air with your food, leading to indigestion, burping, heartburn and even acid reflux. All that extra air makes your belly bloat more, too. When you eat fast, you chew less thoroughly, which delivers bigger pieces ...