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Online Learning - Internet and Device Access Survey

We are asking families for information about the ability to access to online resources at home.

March 26 Update: Pal-Mac offering meals for students during closure

The district continues to provide free meals to students in need during the school closure. Lunch and breakfast (for days on which school would normally have been in session) will be available free of charge to every Pal-Mac student, regardless of whether the student normally qualifies for free or reduced-price meals.

Brooks announced as new Assistant Superintendent for Instruction and Student Learning Brian Brooks

At the March 17 Palmyra-Macedon Central School District Board of Education meeting, Mr. Brian Brooks was appointed to the position of Pal-Mac Superintendent for Instruction and Student Learning.

All district schools closed effective Monday, March 16, 2020

At the direction of the Wayne County Department of Health and in alignment with the county declaring a State of Emergency, Wayne County School Districts, including the Palmyra-Macedon Central School District, have unanimously decided to close all schools for students and cancel all extra-curricular activities. 

 

Pal-Mac will be closed for students effective Monday, March 16, 2020. This is being done as a mitigating and precautionary measure for COVID-19 (coronavirus). 

COVID-19 update from the superintendent - March 14

The health and safety of our school community remains a top priority for the Palmyra-Macedon Central School District. At this time, for matters related to COVID-19 (coronavirus), our school district is operating under the direction of Wayne County Public Health. 

Resource: Mindfulness Techniques

The Palmyra-Macedon Central School District places a strong focus on mindfulness throughout its schools.  At a time when many may be experiencing angst and concern as a result of COVID-19 (coronavirus), it provides a great time to implement mindfulness techniques which many students, especially those at the primary school, use daily.

Note from the superintendent: Social media post regarding COVID-19

I am aware of a post circulating on social media in which a Pal-Mac family indicates that they are experiencing symptoms that they worry are caused by COVID-19.

 

As a precaution, I personally contacted the WCPH director and have confirmed that as of 4:40 p.m., Thursday, March 12, there are no known confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Pal-Mac.

March 12 Coronavirus Update - Letter from the Superintendent

It is very important to note that, as of 3:00 p.m. on March 12, 2020, the district has not been made aware of any confirmed cases of COVID-19 related to anyone associated with Wayne County or the Palmyra-Macedon Central School District.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update - March 11, 2020

The Palmyra-Macedon Central School District continues to monitor the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and follow guidelines set forth by the New York State Department of Education and New York State Department of Health in cooperation with the Centers for Disease Control. The district will continue to provide relevant updates as necessary.

In the game of keeping active, eighth grader designs new PE game Austin Carrier

You don’t often think of physical education classes as an environment which stirs the creative juices of students, but for one Palmyra-Macedon Middle School student, that’s exactly what happened.

New York State Department of Health Update - 2019 Novel Coronavirus

At this time, the Palmyra-Macedon Central School District continues to monitor the 2019 Novel Coronavirus and follow guidelines set forth by the  New York State Department of Education and New York State Department of Health.

2020-21 School Calendar Now Available

On Tuesday, February 4, the Board of Education approved the calendar for the 2020-21 school year. 

Pal-Mac wins Utica National school safety award

For the fourth consecutive year, the Palmyra-Macedon Central School District has been recognized with top honors as part of the 17th Annual Utica National School Safety Excellence Program. 

Winter 2020 Pal-Mac Magazine Now Available

Winter 2020 Pal-Mac MagazineCheck out the newest issue of Pal-Mac Magazine 

 

Raptor Visitor Management System sign-in process updated

Visitors to school sites throughout the Palmyra-Macedon Central School District are likely familiar with the electronic sign-in process using the Raptor Visitor Management System. The visitor management system, which is aimed at enhancing building safety and more effectively tracking building visitors, has been in place for several years.

New bus behavior program rolling out at Pal-Mac

The Palmyra-Macedon Central School District is in the beginning stages of implementing a new model for school bus behavior to improve the overall transportation experience for students and drivers.

David Giordano Memorial Fund Established David Giordano, photo courtesy of Nazareth College

Family and friends have partnered with the Rochester Area Community Foundation to raise funds to support athletic facilities improvements

Boesel elected Pal-Mac Dollars for Scholars President Yost and Boesel

Mr. Michael Boesel has been elected President of Palmyra-Macedon Dollars for Scholars.

Future of athletic facilities discussed at December Board of Education meeting

The December Palmyra-Macedon Board of Education meeting featured an update on improvements to district athletic facilities from Deputy Superintendent Ralph Brongo.  

Schmandt named Chapter 5 Athletic Administrator of the Year AD Tom Schmandt

Palmyra-Macedon Central School District Athletic Director Tom Schmandt has been awarded the New York State Athletic Administrators Association (NYSAAA) Chapter 5 Athletic Administrator of the Year.

Middle school teacher Teresa Gross receives Golden Apple Award from WROC-8

Palmyra-Macedon Middle School teacher Teresa Gross received a huge surprise on Wednesday, September 25 as she was presented with a Golden Apple Award from WROC-TV anchor Lia Lando.

Pal-Mac offers Driver Ed program, DMV permit testing offer at HS

The Palmyra-Macedon Central School District offers a variety of programs to benefit students outside of the classroom, including two safe driving related courses at the high school.

Process for weather-related school closures

With winter in full swing, now is a great time to remind the Palmyra-Macedon community about the process for school closures due to inclement weather.

Student Survey Guiding Program Expansion

In 2013, the Wayne County Partnership for Strengthening Families collaborated with school districts throughout the county to administer its first Risk and Protective Factors Survey (Evalumetrics Youth Survey). The county-wide survey, created to gather information anonymously from students to identify critical health behaviors such as mental health challenges and substance abuse, has been an invaluable tool to districts throughout the county including the Palmyra-Macedon Central School District.

New Game At School: Pal-Mac Welcomes Students To The Hottest Trend In Youth Sports

In recent years, the sport of competitive video gaming known as Electronic Sports (Esports) has seen its popularity explode. Esports has burst onto the scene locally with the Palmyra-Macedon Central School District formalizing a team of its own in March 2019.

Cyber security update

In recent weeks, school districts and other public sector agencies across New York State and the nation have been the target of cyber-attacks. The attacks have resulted in system disruption, data loss and credential theft. 

Keep contact information updated to stay informed

Throughout the year, the Palmyra-Macedon Central School District communicates important announcements and updates to parents and guardians with a mass messaging system, SchoolMessenger.  This tool plays a vital role in keeping district families aware of important information, special events, and school closings.

Safety remains a priority for District

As the new school year begins, the Palmyra-Macedon Central School District is continuing its commitment to constantly seek new opportunities to enhance district safety procedures and streamline emergency protocols.

District expands social media presence

The Palmyra-Macedon Central School District is growing its social media presence by launching official accounts on Instagram and Twitter to better communicate with the community.

2019-20 Pal-Mac school calendar available

As the 2019-20 Palmyra-Macedon Central School District school year begins, the calendar for the new year is on the minds of many.  

Upgrades to athletic facilities topic of planning meeting

The Palmyra-Macedon Central School District took the first steps last spring in developing a plan to enhance athletic facilities to better serve student-athletes and the community by holding a facilities planning discussion with district stakeholders.