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April 17th Update from Superintendent Mary Grow

April 17, 2020


Good Morning,


I wanted to clarify a couple of items in the news this week.  While local officials are suggesting that the re-opening of schools this academic year is unlikely, I need to emphasize that the decision to open or remain closed cannot be made at the local level.  The decision to open our schools will be made by the Governor in collaboration with the Board of Regents and in counsel with local officials such as the County Executive and the Commissioner for Health in Monroe County.   Our hope is that if there is a decision to reopen schools this academic year, we will be given enough advanced notice to secure whatever materials and equipment are necessary to keep everyone safe.   Items such as face masks and thermometers are in short supply, so timing and communication is essential.  I will communicate the decisions as I learn them at the State level.  As of today, we will remain closed through May 15th.


Last fall a group of teachers, coaches, parents, board members and administrators came together to review the existing East Irondequoit logos, colors and fonts.  After several meetings the committee made recommendations about how to refine our existing logos, colors and fonts to be more consistent in their use.  Although we will officially “unveil” the Lancer logo next fall, I wanted to share some of the changes that will go into effect as we phase out the old and welcome in the new.  Please check out this short video which shows our new district logo and the refined colors used in our East Irondequoit branding. The new Lancer logo will have to wait for the fall for a peek 😊 Thanks to the committee for all of their thoughtful discussions and recommendations.


Attached to this weekly update is information regarding the Town of Irondequoit’s contest to name the new Senior Living complex at Skyview on the Ridge. Our Town Supervisor, Dave Seeley would love to have as many ideas as possible to choose from and there is a prize of $500 in gift cards to our local businesses!  Please check out the contest guidelines.


We miss our East Irondequoit students so much and yesterday’s news from the Governor was a disappointment however, it is so important that we follow the guidance of our Governor and our Commissioner for Health in Monroe County when they say to stay home.  As I shared last week, we will do our best to honor our students when we return to school with the priority given to the Class of 2020. 


Lancers Strong,