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April 6, 2020
By order of the Governor of the State of New York, school will remain closed until April 29th.  Thank you for your cooperation during this period of closure.  

April 3, 2020

School lunch and breakfast is going out this morning.  Next week, we will make deliveries on Thursday, in observance of Good Friday. Also next week, PK-5 will have additional work mailed home- check your mailboxes by the end of the week. Computers will be delivered next week to those students in grades 6-12 who requested them so that online instruction can begin in earnest the week of 4/13 for those grades.  Stay safe and well! 

March 27, 2020
School lunch and breakfast went out this morning.  Please check your doorsteps if you were not home at time of delivery.  Also, MS/HS school instruments that were left behind were also delivered in the hopes that students would want to continue practicing while we are closed. By order of the Governor, the Union Spring Central School District will be closed through April 15, 2020.  This is a change in date. 

March 20, 2020

Home deliveries of school lunch and breakfast have begun for our students who qualify for our free and reduced lunch program.  Please look for the boxes of food at your front door during the morning to early afternoon today.  There are perishible items packed in ice! 

March 18, 2020

If you are a first responder or an essential healthcare worker, and you need help with childcare so that you may continue to go to work to serve our community during this pandemic, please contact Sheila LaDouce, Principal of Special Programs, at 315-889-4170 and she will work with you to see if we can find a way to help.

March 16, 2020

A reminder that grab-and-go lunches are available at 12pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week at the MS/HS Cafeteria.  Home deliveries for those on Free and Reduced Lunch will begin this Friday.  

March 14, 2020

Dear Union Springs CSD Community:

By now you are no doubt aware that the world around us is changing rapidly as a result of the Corona Virus.  As governments, businesses, sports, and other social groupings curtail events in effort to contain the virus’ spread and reduce the potential for individuals to be exposed, schools have been working diligently with state and local officials to do their part in keeping students and staff safe.  Unfortunately, the time has come to close school. 

Effective Monday, March 16, 2020 through April 13, 2020, the Union Springs Central School District will be closed.  We are closing school along with every other school district in the Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES.  This decision was not made lightly, and we know the impact and hardship this will present for our families and community; however, the risks of this virus to our school and community necessitates closure at this time.
Outlined below is our continuity plan:

Curriculum: On Monday, March 16, 2020, individualized packets of school work and assignments will be mailed out to every student.  These assignments have been prepared over the past two weeks by your student’s teacher(s) and are designed to focus on review topics, skill building, and keeping concepts fresh in student’s minds while school is closed.  Please look for them in your mailbox in the coming days. 

Food Service:  We will have a grab and go lunch available at noon each day at the M.S/H.S. for all who need it from Monday 3/16 – Thursday 3/19.  At that time, individuals may pick up breakfast for the next morning as well.  Starting this coming Friday, we will deliver to the homes of students who qualify for free-and reduced priced meals, their meals for the following week. There will be further communication about the delivery process as we get closer to the end of the week.  If you need food assistance during this time period but do not qualify for free and reduced lunch, please reach out to food service at (315) 889-4120 and we will do our best to help.

Outside Groups:  Our school buildings and facilities will be closed to all outside groups and individuals during this period of closure; this includes our fitness center.  The entire district will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected during this time, and we need to limit individuals in our spaces as we undertake this important work.

Medicine: Your student’s principal and our school nursing staff will be available during the first few days of this week to assist you in picking up any prescription your child may have in school that they might need access to during this closure time period.

Field Trips:  All field trips are cancelled; this includes both the senior trip and 8th grade trip to Boston, as well as the theater trip to NYC.  Teachers sponsoring these trips will be working with our business office to ensure that refunds are processed, and we will get them out to you in short order.  We will do our best to find other ways to celebrate our students and their accomplishments when we return to school.

Support:  We understand that this may be a challenging time for our students and some of them may want to speak to a school counselor or require some additional supports to feel successful during this time. We encourage you to reach out to the various schools should this be the case, and our team will do our best to provide the support needed.

We will continue to communicate and provide updates in the days and weeks ahead.  The Union Springs Central School District has been in existence to support this community since 1936, and this global pandemic will not stop that from being the case. Our existence is this community and its children, and we are taking this unprecedented action to keep everyone safe.  Thank you for your continued support.

Jarett Powers
Superintendent of Schools

USCSD HS Presents Bye Bye Birdie

Union Springs High School presents Bye Bye Birdie. The show will take place in the MS/HS auditorium March 12 and 13 at 7:00pm. There will also be a 2:00 matinee performance on March 14. Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $8.00 for students. 

Bye Bye Birdie is one of the most captivating musical shows of our time. It tells the story of a rock and roll singer (circa 1960) who is about to be drafted into the army. The singer, Conrad Birdie, is an Elvis Presley type; he wears gaudy costumes and speaks in a rugged voice. Albert Peterson, his agent, is a very pleasant mild-mannered young man. Albert’s faithful secretary (and girlfriend) Rose Alvarez keeps him (and Birdie) moving forward in the world. Rosie concocts one final national publicity plan before Conrad’s induction into the army.

Conrad will bid goodbye to a typical American teenage girl with an all-American kiss. Kim MacAfee, in Sweet Apple, Ohio, wins the honor. All of the phones in her town are already busy during The Telephone Hour as Kim has just been pinned to Hugo, a local boy. She is a pretty girl of fifteen and sings with spring-like ardor in How Lovely to Be a Woman

The arrival of Birdie in Sweet Apple causes people of all ages to swoon. Birdie says that his success is due to the fact that he is Honestly Sincere when he sings, and the quiet little town goes into a spin. The MacAfee household is completely disrupted by the visiting celebrity. It is decided that Birdie will give his One Last Kiss on the Ed Sullivan show. Kim’s father, who laments the whole uproar, tries to break into the act and behaves like a ham on the TV show. Hymn for a Sunday Evening is a salute to the greater glory of Ed Sullivan.

Birdie becomes disgusted with his life and goes out on the town with the teenagers. He feels tense and is tired of being supervised by Albert. The parents of Sweet Apple cannot understand the new generation and express this in Kids. Rosie, still waiting for that band of gold from Albert after eight years, decides to become the Latin American spitfire that she is painted as by Albert’s lead-footed, catastrophe-ridden mother. She is determined to become Spanish Rose

In the end, Kim is reunited with Hugo, and Rose with Albert in the lovely number Rosie. Other hit numbers include A Lot of Livin’ to Do, Put on a Happy Face, and Bye Bye Birdie.

Bye Bye Birdie is a satire done with the fondest affection. It gives an insight into the everyday life that is very much part of us all. It is tops in imagination and frivolity; a show that can be enjoyed by the cast as much as the audience.





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Dr. Jarett S. Powers, Superintendent
239 Cayuga Street
Union Springs, New York 13160
Phone: 315 889-4101
Fax: 315 889-4108

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