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Update from the Superintendent Update from the Superintendent:    
Fitness Center to Open for District Residents Fitness Center to Open for District Residents: With a focus on social-emotional wellness for all, the Moravia Central School District is opening up its fitness center to all district residents beginning Sept. 13. As a part of the program, district residents can create an account through the online registration program RhinoFit, which can be accessed through the district website. Residents will be asked to upload a current photo of themselves for identification purposes at the facility. Information on setting up an account can be found here.  “The pandemic has had an impact on the health and wellness of all of us, and as a response to that impact, we are excited to announce that we will be offering free memberships to our fitness center for all district residents,” Superintendent John Birmingham said. ...
Reopening Update for 2021-22 School Year Reopening Update for 2021-22 School Year: Due to regulations from the state Department of Health (DOH), we are requiring masks for all students and staff to begin the 2021-22 school year, regardless of vaccination status. This is something we have to do in order to keep our students in-person full-time, five days a week. Our staff will do whatever we can within our power to allow students masks breaks when appropriate. We appreciate everyone’s patience and we look forward to welcoming everyone back Sept. 7!    
Reopening Advisory Committee Update Reopening Advisory Committee Update: The Moravia Central School District has reviewed the recommendations from its Reopening Advisory Committee, which came to a consensus on Tuesday, Aug. 17. The district remains optimistic that we will be able to implement the proposals for the 2021-2022 school year, however, the situation remains fluid. Within 24 hours of the committee convening, the news came out that the incoming governor has communicated that she expects to issue mandates for schools when she takes office next week . For now the administration must wait on potential New York state mandates to complete its official guidance for the 2021-22 school year.  Following the release of State mandates, the District plans on being able to provide expectations for the 2021-2022 school year to families, students, and ...
Annual Title 1 Parent Meeting Annual Title 1 Parent Meeting: There will be a meeting on August 20th at 1 PM about Title 1. The purpose of the annual meeting is to inform parents of their school's participation in Title 1 and to explain the program requirements, and the rights of the parents to be involved. The meeting will be held in person in the Distance Learning Room at the ES on August 20th at 1 PM.
Back to School Immunizations Back to School Immunizations: With the school year right around the corner, the Cayuga County Health Department wants to remind parents and guardians about the required and recommended immunizations for children going back to school this fall. Please look at the attached PDF for recommendations from the county.
District to Hold Vaccination Clinic District to Hold Vaccination Clinic: The Moravia Central School District will host a walk-in vaccination clinic Tuesday, Aug. 10, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Middle School Gymnasium. The Cayuga County Health Department will have botht he Pfizer and Moderna vaccines available for any member of the community. Children 12 years of age and older are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine, and a parent/guardian must accompany anyone under 18 years-old at this clinic. Anyone in need of a ride can contact the transportation department at  315-497-2670, extension 3001.
Update on 2021-22 School Year Update on 2021-22 School Year: While the calendar is set to turn to August, the preparation continues for the upcoming school year. We wanted to give everyone an update, but many of the details people are waiting for rely on guidance from the state and local health departments, meaning there are still a lot of unanswered questions. However, our number one priority is that all students -- from UPK through our senior class -- are in attendance for full days, five days a week. Our plan, as of now, is to return to our pre-pandemic start and end times for  both buildings. Elementary classes will go from 7:50 a.m. to 2:35 p.m., while MS/HS classes will go from 7:50 a.m.to 2:55 p.m. We hope everyone continues to enjoy their summer with friends and family, and we will be sure to reach out again as soon as ...
Fillmore Community Art Show Winners Announced Fillmore Community Art Show Winners Announced: The Moravia Central School District's Art Department announced the winners from the Fillmore Community Art Show. Elementary Age Category First Place: Lorelei Marnell's "Bullied Girl" Second Place: Jocelyn Marnell's "Cats on a Summer Evening" Third Place: Milah Bergenstock's "Freedom"    Middle/High School Age Category First Place: Zach Conklin's "Starry Sunset" Second Place: Natalee Plue's "Serenity" Third Place: Heidi Andersen's "Bald Eagle" Adult Age Category First Place: Tom Steger's "Autumn Light" Second Place: Chris Steger's "Owasco Sunrise" Third Place: Linda Larsen's "Ordination ...
A Letter from the Superintendent - July 17, 2021 A Letter from the Superintendent - July 17, 2021: Please read the following letter from Superintendent John P. Birmingham. Dear Parents and Members of our Community, While regulations continue to loosen in the state and nationwide, we are reminding everyone of the need to stay vigilant for COVID-19. This week we had a positive case involving one of our high school students. Fortunately, because this student was not in attendance at the summer program, no contact tracing is required at this point. We wanted to remind everyone that only vaccinated individuals who have submitted confirmation to the school nurse may attend the programs without masks. Unless the guidance changes from state and local health departments, this will likely be the route we must take in the fall as well. Thank you and have a great rest of your ...
Summer School in Full Swing at Elementary Summer School in Full Swing at Elementary: Our summer program is in full swing at Millard Fillmore Elementary. The first week of summer school followed a camping theme. Students investigated how people camp (tent vs. camper), how to pack for a camping trip, fun discoveries about animals you could see while camping,  and some student even did science experiments with s'mores. The second week students have been digging on dinosaurs! They've done some exploring different types of dinosaurs (ask your scholars about them -- they have a bunch of cool facts to share), as well as all sorts of fun dinosaur themed experiments. As always, thank you to our school community, parents, teachers of the program, transportation department, food service, maintenance staff, Board of Education, BOCES staff and our administration for ...
New Social Distancing Guidance for Summer School New Social Distancing Guidance for Summer School: Hello Moravia CSD Community, The New York State Department of Health recently issued new guidance related to the 2021 summer school session. These new guidelines come with specific updates related to social distancing and COVID-19 protocols that will be implemented beginning July 12. These include: no masks for vaccinated masks with additional breaks for the non-vaccinated These updates come in conjunction with the CDC’s recent announcement that fully vaccinated students and staff do not need to wear masks indoors. The CDC also recommends anyone over the age of two who isn’t fully vaccinated – students, teachers and staff – continue to wear masks indoors and to try to keep 3 feet of distance. We will continue to provide opportunities ...
Board Approves Three Appointments Board Approves Three Appointments:   The Moravia Central School District's Board of Education unanimously approved three administrative appointments Wednesday. Jeff Green has been named the new High School Principal, Carrie Love takes over as the Middle School Principal, and Ted Love was selected as the district's Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment. "I couldn't be more excited to work with each of these talented individuals," Superintendent John  Birmingham said. "Each person brings their own expertise, creative energies, and commitment to pushing our district forward in the pursuit of academic excellence."   Carrie Love Carrie Love spent 19 years as a teacher at Millard Fillmore Elementary, and served as an administrative ...
Four Blue Devils Going to National Competition Four Blue Devils Going to National Competition: Four Moravia student-athletes are set to compete in the USA High School Clay Target League National Championships this weekend in Mason, Michigan. Bailee Brown, James Nalley, Kyle Phillips, and Niomi Randolph will compete in the individual qualifier round Saturday. The field will narrow from more than 1,000 to the top 400 for the individual championship round Sunday. Invitations to nationals are determined by shooters' average throughout the five-week season. More Blue Devils qualified, but were unable to make the trip to Michigan. The national competition wraps up an excellent first season for Moravia's Trap Shooting Team. The Blue Devils' Parker Loomis and Randolph were the top boys and girls shooters in the division, and Randolph went on to take third in ...
Senior Sweatshirt and Card Pickup Senior Sweatshirt and Card Pickup: Attention Seniors! If you were not able to attend the event at Drifters last night you can pick up your sweatshirt and card on Tuesday (6/29) from 10 to 11 am at the high school parking lot! Thank you to all of our parents for supporting our seniors!
Middle School Wins National Award! Middle School Wins National Award!: The students and staff at Moravia Middle School received another national honor during a virtual conference Tuesday.   The middle school was designated as a Schools to Watch by the Essential Elements program, which is administered by the New York State Department of Education in partnership with the New York State Middle School Association, the Statewide Network of Middle-Level Liaisons, the New York State United Teachers and the School Administrators Association of New York State.   It's the fifth time Moravia has received the designation.   “I continue to be amazed by the innovation and creativity that is fostered in the middle school program with a team of passionate and dedicated staff,” Superintendent John P. Birmingham ...
Community Update for June 22, 2021 Community Update for June 22, 2021: The Moravia Central School District has begun the process of finding new principals at the middle school and high school. The district has established hiring committees at both levels to find the best candidate for each position. The committees consist of support staff, counselors, content and special education teachers, administration, and community members. The goal is to find the right candidates that share the collective vision and will bring organizational stability to the district. “This is a chance at a new beginning for the district,” Superintendent John P. Birmingham said. “Following the pandemic and a myriad of transitions, we’re excited to focus our collective energies to begin a new chapter with continuity and growth in the coming years.” ...
Board Approves Elementary Schedule Change Board Approves Elementary Schedule Change: The Moravia Central School District Board of Education approved a change to the schedule for Millard Fillmore Elementary this week. The schedule adjustment makes Wednesday, June 23, the final day of classes for Millard Fillmore Elementary School. The last day of classes was moved up from June 24 because the district was allowed to give back an unused snow day.
2021 Graduation Update 2021 Graduation Update: Please read the following letter from 6-12 Interim Principal, John P. Birmingham about the upcoming High School Graduation ceremony. There is also an attached version of the letter below. Thank you!  
HS Graduation Ceremony Updates HS Graduation Ceremony Updates: Please read the following letter from 6-12 Interim Principal, John P. Birmingham about the upcoming High School Graduation ceremony. There is also an attached version of the letter below. Thank you!



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