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Weekly Health and Safety Update - December 1, 2021

Pal-Mac Health and Safety Update

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 


Update from the BOE President: Facility Improvement Project Vote Set for December 16

On Thursday, December 16 Pal-Mac voters will go to the polls to vote on a facility improvement project.


As a board, we take the responsibility of putting forth a facility improvement proposal very seriously, and know we must be thoughtful in our use of taxpayer dollars. The proposal was crafted after a lengthy planning process during  which we gathered input from community members and staff along with information from a building condition survey conducted earlier this year.

Note from the Superintendent: Facility Improvement Proposal Puts Students First

In our recent past, we have experienced a time of uncertainty and challenges. But, through it all, our Pal- Mac family has remained steadfast in its commitment to our students.

Winter 2021 Pal-Mac Magazine

Pal-Mac Magazine Winter 2021The newest issue of Pal-Mac Magazine is now available.

Online tutoring tool now available at Pal-Mac Paper Logo

The Palmyra-Macedon Central School District is excited to announce the launch of an online learning tool for students in grades 6-12; this new tool is known as Paper.

Community Connections accepting applications for winter boot distribution Community Connections Logo

Community Connections is now accepting applications from Pal-Mac families in need of winter boots. 

Pal-Mac High School musical cast announced

Congratulations to the cast of the high school musical, Little Shop of Horrors!

Pal-Mac monitoring social media trend

The Palmyra-Macedon Central School District is aware of a social media trend circulating throughout the country which threatens violence in schools.

2021-22 process for weather-related school closures

Please review the information below regarding school closures due to inclement weather for the 2021-22.

Newark Pilots establish Pal-Mac Dollars for Scholars scholarship DFS Logo

Steve and Carol Szatko, owners of the Newark Pilots Baseball team, have established a Palmyra-Macedon Dollars for Scholars scholarship in the amount of $500. The newly created scholarship will be presented to a graduating senior at the Pal-Mac Dollars for Scholars Awards Ceremony which is held annually in June.

IB Education for all students set Pal-Mac apart IB Logo

All students will receive a world-class, relevant education. That’s the mission of the Palmyra-Macedon Central School District each and every day.

Additional Pal-Mac logo approved Additional Red Raider Logo

At the September Board of Education meeting, an additional Pal-Mac logo was approved.

Barnard set to depart PMI, Superintendent to recommend interim principal

Palmyra-Macedon Intermediate (PMI) School Principal Chris Barnard will soon depart his role after accepting the position of Superintendent of the Dundee Central School District. Palmyra-Macedon Central School District Superintendent Bob Ike is recommending Jennifer Check as PMI Interim Principal.

Pal-Mac enhancing use of ParentSquare app for 2021-22 school year ParentSquare Logo

After a successful rollout of the ParentSquare App last school year, the district will be transitioning much of its correspondence for the 2021-22 school year to the ParentSquare App.

2021-22 Welcome Back, Pal-Mac Video

Welcome Back, Pal-Mac!

Welcome Back From the Board President Laura Arrington

Welcome to the start of another exciting school year. For those who may not know me, I am Laura Arrington, longtime Palmyra- Macedon Board of Education member, and board president for the upcoming year. I am so grateful for the opportunity to serve in this role.

Pal-Mac continues facilities planning process

Over the past several years, the Palmyra-Macedon Central School District has been evaluating future capital improvements throughout the district. At the August 2021 Board of Education meeting, a proposed scope of work was presented. The proposed scope of work was developed after input from a variety of sources including community members and staff along with a building condition survey conducted earlier this year.

Fall 2021: Note from the Superintendent Pal-Mac Logo

Do we truly know the difference between presence and belonging? Is it simply enough to be present and in attendance? It is not. Humans need a sense of belonging.

Palmyra-Macedon Central School District 2021-22 Reopening Plan

Enclosed is the 2021-22 Palmyra-Macedon Central School District Reopening Plan. The plan represents continuing efforts to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our schools. Doing so decreases chances of quarantines and school closures.

Pal-Mac Masking Guidelines

Given the new information from the CDC (July 27, 2021), “to maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others” masks are required indoors unless WCPH determines that the Level of Community Transmission is Low, and with exceptions described below. Levels of transmission are designated by the CDC and confirmed in consultation with WCPH. 

Two middle school students model resiliency and use creativity to show caring to others The Seagull Sisters

This is their story. In April 2020, at the start of the pandemic, like so many, Ellie was feeling lonely and sad to be separated from her best friend Payton. Instead of concentrating on what she could not do, she used her feelings and allowed them to inspire her to create. She wrote a song titled “After the Rain.” She put all of her feelings and frustration into the lyrics and the music she composed. 

Engels named assistant principal at Pal-Mac High School Rodney Engels

On Friday, June 18, the Palmyra-Macedon Central School District Board of Education approved the appointment of Rodney Engels to the position of Pal-Mac High School Assistant Principal. Engels replaces longtime AP, Steve Sanzo.

Pal-Mac Dollars for Scholars celebrates record fundraising, scholarship distribution Dollars for Scholars Logo

It was a year of highlight achievements for the Palmyra-Macedon Dollars for Scholars program as the organization garnered a record fundraising haul from its annual phone-a-thon event, and distributed a record amount of scholarship funds to Pal-Mac students.

Pal-Mac voters approve 2021-22 school budget

Voters in the Palmyra-Macedon Central School District approved the 2021-22 district budget (330 yes votes to 81 no votes) on Tuesday, May 18.  

In the midst of a pandemic, Pal-Mac shows the power of perseverance Pal-Mac Logo

At a time when uncertainty remains a way of life during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, students throughout Palmyra- Macedon have found one constant, a caring group of roughly 400 Pal-Mac staff members working in unison to ensure they have the best educational experience possible.

Digital portfolios chronicle middle school life Students working on digital portfolios

Digital native. It’s a buzzword often used to describe the generation of students that currently roam the halls of the Palmyra-Macedon Central School District. The generation has grown up with technology at its fingertips, and it seems almost everything the generation now does involves technology in some way.

Hate has no home at Pal-Mac

Each day, the Palmyra-Macedon Central School District works to foster an inclusive and welcoming learning environment. Harassment and bullying of any form, including hate speech and racist language, is not acceptable.

A literal transformation: PMMS Media Center undergoing renovations to enhance student experience

Big changes are coming to the Palmyra-Macedon Middle School media center as the facility is undergoing a complete renovation, which will transform it into a cutting-edge learning hub.

Ongoing renovations to provide long-lasting benefits to areas surrounding PAC PAC Work

The areas surrounding the Performing Arts Center at Palmyra-Macedon High School are in the midst of a massive overhaul. The work will enhance the functionality of the facility and surrounding areas while creating a more inviting space to enjoy performances and events for students and community members.

Time to gear up with the Pal-Mac online apparel store Pal-Mac students wearing apparel

Order your Pal-Mac Spiritwear!

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.