Need Counseling Help?:
As we hold school remotely due to the Coronavirus, we wanted to reassure you that our guidance department will continue to be available to you and your students during these unprecedented times.
For Elementary students : Our counseling staff is available from 8:00-4:00 every school day. They can be reached anytime at email@example.com . They will have direct calls forwarded to them during the following hours, but will check voicemail remotely. Elementary Counseling Staff office hours: Mr. Bakers 8:00-11:00, Mrs. Wright 10:30-1:30pm & Mr. Schank 1:00-4:00pm.
For Middle & High School students: While email remains our preferred method of communication students & parents are encouraged to stay in touch with us through The Remind App ...
Click here for a comprehensive list of elementary specials and support services communication to assist with home learning.
Nurse offices here to help!:
We, your school nurses, are here to help you during this uncertain time. We will be taking calls each weekday from 8:00 am until 3:30 pm beginning Monday, March 23, 2020. Please call us if you have a medical question, illness to report, supply need, concern, or just want to touch base.
We will do our best to provide you with answers and link you to resources.
We will also be checking our school voicemails and emails regularly.
Call the school number at 869-9636.
Use extension 4102 for the Middle/High School.
Use extension 4162 for the Elementary School.
Please be patient with us while we learn the remote technology. We will get through this together.
Upcoming Community Events:
Seneca County Community Resources
Click on the community events folder below for specific events details.
Community Events Folder
The 2-1-1 Lifeline link below brings you to a list of many community service organizations in the Finger Lakes area.
2-1-1 / Lifeline
If you have an announcement to share, please send it to Tim Houseknecht.
Tim’s email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updates During Coronavirus Closure:
Coronavirus Guidance 2020
Breakfast and Lunch meals are prepared at our MSHS in Ovid, and are now being delivered door-to-door on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Deliveries will include enough meals to last until the next delivery date. As drivers arrive for deliveries, please observe proper social distancing practice, and secure any animals. If you initially indicated that you did not need the meals, but circumstances have changed, simply call our food service department at 869-9636 ext. 4111and we will include you on the next delivery.
The South Seneca Board of Education, at its March 25 board meeting, has accepted an adjustment to the 2019-20 academic calendar, moving three spring break days (from April 7-9) to allow for online and home-based learning to continue those days. ...
Animation & 3D Modeling at South Seneca:
In the new Animation & 3D Modeling course, South Seneca High School students learn the art and craft of computer animation.
The class is taught by Rob Hermanet, who designed the course looking to further expand the offerings available from the school’s business department by taking on new and cutting-edge subject matter. Roughly 20 students across two sections are in the class this year. Throughout the year, students have learned how to use Blender, an open source 3D software.
"The Animation & 3D Modeling class is structured to facilitate students taking agency over their learning,” Mr. Hermanet said. “They’re given tools, shown the basics of how to use them, and then encouraged to develop the skills needed to expand their knowledge and ...
Second Quarter Honor Roll 2019-2020:
Congratulations to all students earning Honor Roll status for the second quarter of the 2019-2020 school year! Click here to see the list.
The Addams Family Musical:
Kooky, Spooky, All Together Ooky- The Addams Family Musical to take the South Seneca Stage!
SOUTH SENECA MIDDLE/SENIOR HIGH PRESENTS:
The Addams Family
“They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, they’re altogether ooky!” The Broadway musical sensation The Addams Family is on stage at the South Seneca HS Auditorium March 20, 21, 22 . This musical comedy brings the beloved and bizarre first family of comedy to life, complete with show-stopping musical numbers.
From the creators of the Jersey Boys’ Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice and Drama Desk Award-winning composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa, the frightfully delightful world of Gomez, ...
2019-2020 Honors Ensembles:
South Seneca Music Students
Participate In Honors Ensembles Throughout The Year
The South Seneca School District and South Seneca Music Department wish to congratulate the many students from our programs who have participated in various Honors Ensembles during the 2019-2020 school year. Please take a moment to read about the students who have taken part in these different events. All of the participating South Seneca students contribute much to the Music Department and participate in the many ensembles our school has to offer such as Middle and High School Bands, Middle and School Jazz Bands, Middle and High School Choirs, Swing Chorus, and Vocal Jazz.
JUNIOR HIGH AREA ALL-STATE
South Seneca High School is honored to have several musicians selected ...
Let Your Parent Voice Be Heard:
Racker Center is working with the Culture of Care Committee at South Seneca to seek feedback from families to help create a Culture of Care and improved school climate. The Family Navigator (Tina Hallock) will be collecting feedback to bring back (anonymously) to the Committee.
Have you wanted to have a say and make an impact on the future of South Seneca Schools? Please join us for refreshments and dinner at
Ovid Fire Hall
Thursday, February 27th
3:30-4:30 and 5:30-6:30
If you are unable to attend either session and want to give feedback, you can contact Tina Hallock at (607)793-0969 or email@example.com . We are hoping for all feedback to be gathered by March 1st.
Meeting Sean Green:
This school year, South Seneca students have had the chance to get to know the new guidance counselor, Sean Green.
Mr. Green grew up in Middleburgh, New York and graduated from a district close to the size of South Seneca. He attended the State University of New York at Oswego, majoring in communications and minoring in psychology.
During the summers, Mr. Green worked as a counselor at a summer camp in the Adirondack region and gained experience working with kids of all ages, especially 15- to 17-year-olds.
After earning his bachelor’s degree, Mr. Green went on to receive a master’s degree in school counseling also from SUNY Oswego in May of 2019. He then started as the new high school guidance counselor in South Seneca at the beginning of the 2019-2020 ...
Master Teacher Honors:
South Seneca Elementary teacher Liz McCheyne has been accepted into the New York State Master Teacher Program.
The Master Teacher Program was created to celebrate the state’s best STEM educators, provide access to current and relevant professional development and create a network of focused and dedicated teachers. The program was originally only available for middle and high school educators but is now open to K-12 STEM educators.
McCheyne was accepted as a Master Teacher in the fall of 2019 and is the first educator from South Seneca to achieve this status. She currently teaches fifth grade science.
Master Teachers participate in monthly cohort meetings that include workshops built around a variety of topics relating to STEM education.
Holiday Sweatshirt Special Sale
Buy 1 Sweatshirt at $30.00, get 1 t-shirt for $5.00.
Buy 2 t-shirts at $12.00/each, get 1 t-shirt free.
Supports South Seneca Student Government
To order contact Tera Stagg at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jessica Northrup at email@example.com
Kids Night Out:
On FRIDAY, December 6, 2019 from 5:30pm-9:00pm , Senior and Junior National Honor Societies will host a Kid’s Night Out for students in grades Pre-K through Grade 5 at the Ovid Campus to allow parents a free night while knowing their child is having supervised fun. Admission is $6.00 per student, which is to be paid AT THE DOOR.
Kids will not be given dinner, but should already have eaten their dinner at home prior to arrival. They will be provided a snack half way through the night.
Students will be grouped into groups of ten, based on their grade level (pre-K through 1 st , 2 nd and 3 rd , and 4 th and 5 th ) and will be lead around the activities by responsible ...
After School Programs:
Extended School Day programs at South Seneca are in their fourth year of providing a variety of exciting activities for students after class hours.
After-school offerings are supported by a five-year Extended Day/School Violence Prevention grant from the New York State Department of Education. Funding from the grant helps South Seneca provide after-school programs for students at the elementary, middle and high school levels.
Students who participate can choose from activities such as horseback riding at D & K Ranch, skiing at Bristol Mountain, photograph , and STEM activities in the MakerSpace club. Elementary students can learn about science and the environment with Children in the Stream, learn coding and computer science or participate in drama performances. ...
Once Upon a Crime Play:
SOUTH SENECA MIDDLE/SENIOR HIGH PRESENTS:
Once Upon A Crime: Two One Act Plays-
The Trial of Goldilocks & The Girl With The Golden Locks
Performed at the Papa Bear Courthouse in Ovid, NY
Come and experience Goldilocks & The Three Bears (and many more fairy tale characters) as you have never seen them before, in The South Seneca Falcon Players production of Once Upon A Crime ! The Falcon Players have put together two one act plays to share with the community, performing in THE MOST appropriate of locations for these hilarious crime comedies: The Papa Bear Courthouse in Ovid, NY!
The Trial of Goldilocks is a unique and enchanting story told completely in rhyme, mime and mirth as the hard of hearing judge, the harried clerk, a very active ...