District News

HS Musical to be streamed for free to senior citizens

This year the showing of the musical will be a tad different. Due to Covid and the construction outside our performing arts centre, we will be streaming the musical. The date for this streaming event will be March 11 at 1 p.m. As always we would like to offer the viewing to our senior community at no charge.

Weekly Health and Safety Update - January 13

Weekly Health and Safety Update - January 13, 2021  5:00 PM

Weekly Health and Safety Update - January 6

Pal-Mac Weekly Health and Safety Update

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 5:00 PM

Senior Class Tribute set for January 21

It’s a New Year and the Pal-Mac Parents' Last Bash Committee would like to spread the light for our Senior Class. On Thursday, January 21, 2021 from 6-7:30 p.m., please come drive through the Pal-Mac High School bus loop and see our seniors' names lit up on 142 luminary bags.

Winter 2021 Pal-Mac Magazine Now Available

Winter 2021 Pal-Mac MagazineCheck out the newest issue of Pal-Mac Magazine 

 

Weekly Health and Safety Update - December 22

Weekly Health and Safety Update - December 22, 2020  5:00 PM

 

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.

Message from the Board of Education: Pal-Mac Comes Together, Puts Students First

To say 2020 has been unusual, would be a dramatic understatement. However, despite the tough times many of us have experienced in our personal and professional lives, one thing that continues to stand out to me is the Pal-Mac spirit.

Note from the Superintendent: December 2020

Hope. When we think of school in upstate New York, hoping for a snow day is deep within us. But how do we learn about this hopefulness?

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

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: Pal-Mac launches online apparel store Pal-Mac students wearing apparel

Order your Pal-Mac Spiritwear!

Free meal program continues, remote learners eligible

In a continued effort to assist families during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the free meal program implemented by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been extended through June 2021.

2020-21 Calendar Update

The 2020-21 school calendar has been updated. 

Process for weather-related school closures

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

Support for Returning to School Webinar Series - Part 3

Did you know there are a variety of great resources available to you and your children to help navigate the ongoing impacts of COVID-19. Check out the final six minute webinar from school psychologist Katie Crane for more information on the resources available.

District continues to explore options for installation of field turf at Hyde Parkway Campus Softball Field Construction

The Palmyra-Macedon Central School District continues to discuss options for adding multi-purpose field turf on the Hyde Parkway Campus.

Support for Returning to School Webinar Series - Part 1

Pal-Mac school psychologist Katie Crane has put together a three-part webinar series focusing on the social-emotional well-being of our students.

Fall Sports Update

Based on guidance from state and local officials, low risk sports are now able to take place in Section V. At Pal-Mac, this includes Boys/Girls Cross Country, Golf, Boys/Girls Soccer, Girls Swimming, and Girls Tennis. Practice/tryouts for all levels will start on Monday, September 21, 2020.

Note from the superintendent: Back to school 2020-21

Once upon a time, on the evening of Sunday, March 13, 2020, the reality of the State’s health emergency hit close to home. Ken Miller, Chairman of the Wayne County Board of Supervisors and Supervisor for the Town of Palmyra, declared a state of emergency for Wayne County. Subsequently, the Palmyra-Macedon Central School District announced a district-wide closure of all schools. And . . . once upon a time, there was a little girl named Goldilocks. She entered the scene at Pal-Mac.

Health Screening Required Daily For Students and Staff health screen checklist

Each day, all students and staff are required to complete a health screening prior to entering district buildings as mandated by the New York State Department of Health. The screening will be completed daily through the ParentSquare app.

Pal-Mac Back to School 2020 Video

The upcoming school year might look a little different but our goal remains the same, to provide an outstanding education to ALL of our students. Check out this message for in-person instruction. We have signage throughout our buildings as reminders of the guidelines in place, and to assist with social distancing.

Murphy ready to lead PMP Jamie Murphy

As the new school year begins, a new face is leading Palmyra-Macedon Primary School. On July 1, Jamie Murphy took the reins from former Principal Brian Brooks who recently transitioned to the role of Assistant Superintendent for Student Learning and Instruction.

Face Coverings Required at Pal-Mac, Face Covering Breaks To Be Provided mask picture

All students, staff, and pre-approved visitors must wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect against the transmission of the COVID-19 virus. Acceptable face coverings include but are not limited to cloth based face coverings (e.g., homemade sewn, quick cut, bandana), and surgical masks that cover both the mouth and nose.

Reminder: Keep Your Contact Information Up To Date

During the 2020-21 school year, ensuring contact information on file with the Palmyra-Macedon Central School District is key. The district will utilize its messaging systems to relay important announcements regarding COVID-19 along with other relevant updates.

2020-21 School Calendar Available

As the 2020-21 Palmyra-Macedon Central School District academic year begins, the district would like to make the Pal-Mac community aware of important dates for the new school year. Due to the ongoing impacts of the COVID 19, the following dates are subject to change.

Keep alert for signs of illness, stay home when sick

As the Palmyra-Macedon Central School District continues in-person instruction, it is critically important that parents and guardians play an active role in maintaining a safe environment for students and staff. Of paramount importance is observing signs of illness, and keeping your child home should symptoms of illness be exhibited. 

District Rolling Out New Communication Tool Via ParentSquare App parentsqaure logo

During these uncertain times, staying connected is more important than ever. The district is excited to announce the implementation of a new tool called ParentSquare to communicate with district families.

Statement regarding inclusion of Pal-Mac on list of NYS school districts not submitting reopening plan

On Monday, August 10, the Palmyra-Macedon Central School District was notified that it failed to submit a COVID-19 School Reopening Plan.

COVID-19 Reopening Plan now available

In accordance with guidelines established by the New York State Department of Health (DOH), the Palmyra-Macedon Central School District has formulated a school reopening plan for submission to DOH, New York State Education Department (NYSED) and publication to the Pal-Mac community. The plan prioritizes in-person instruction as per NYS guidelines and offers two levels of programming: a full return to school (Level 1) or remote learning (Level 2).

Citizenship extends beyond the halls of Pal-Mac, digital citizenship is a must

As our country continues to be impacted by COVID-19, more interactions than ever are occurring digitally including among students throughout Palmyra-Macedon Central School District. 

PAC closed for renovations

Effective immediately, the Performing Arts Center will be closed for renovations and will not be available for any events. Alternative spaces in the high school such as the gym and lower cafeteria can be suitable substitutions for events.

2020-21 School Calendar Now Available

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

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.