SCHOOL BOARD WORK SESSION/BUDGET HEARING/MEETING ON MAY 11

The Hamburg School Board will hold a work session, budget hearing and regular meeting on Tuesday, May 11, both in-person and via Webex video conferencing. A work session on the proposed capital project begins at 5 p.m., followed by the 2021-22 budget hearing at 6 p.m. and regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will take place in the Axis room at Union Pleasant Elementary School, 150 Pleasant Ave. Due to social distancing protocols, there will be limited in-person seating available. The work session, budget hearing and meeting will be viewable online to the public by using the link below:
https://hamburgcsd.webex.com/hamburgcsd/onstage/g.php?MTID=ee4971e4c47c4a9b9890e428b973c89a1

Persons wishing to address the board should email bsutherland@hcsdk12.org


SCHOOL BUDGET VOTE ON TUESDAY, MAY 18

boy w budget signIn-person voting returns on Tuesday, May 18 when Hamburg Central will seek community approval of the 2021-22 budget. The proposed $77.65 million budget maintains all current programs and has a tax levy increase of 2.2%, which is within the allowable “tax cap.” Voting is from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. at Hamburg High School, 4111 Legion Dr. COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed at the polling site. For complete budget information, click here.

CHANGES FOR CURBSIDE SCHOOL MEAL PICK- UP

Eligibility for the district’s remote school meal program has changed. As of April 22, only Middle and High School students in Cohorts A and B, as well as Cohort D students, are eligible for the weekly curbside meal pickup. Families of eligible students will continue to receive an email on Thursdays with the link for signup. Signup closes at 7 a.m. on Mondays. A form must be filled out for each eligible student for whom meals are requested.
Pickup will be on Wednesdays from 3-5 p.m. at the Middle School for all eligible families. Anyone picking up meals will be asked to verify the student’s name and cohort.
As a reminder, school meals are available free to all children 18 and under until Sept. 30. Breakfast and lunch are offered daily in school for students attending in-person.


COVID-19 RETURN TO SCHOOL FORM

If a child is sent home from school with COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle or body aches), the nurse will give the parent/guardian a form (Notice to Parents Regarding Return to School) that indicates the protocol that must be followed to return to school. The parent/guardian will be responsible for attesting that the protocol is followed by signing the form and returning it with a note from a healthcare provider, prior to the child's return to school.


HOW TO CONTACT FISHER BUS


Have a question about your child’s school bus transportation? Fisher Bus is ready to assist. Please contact Fisher Bus at either 588-7766 or service@fisherbus.com.


PARENTS: OPT-IN FOR SCHOOL TEXT MESSAGES 


Parents: Wondering how to receive school notifications via text message?
The district must first have your correct cell phone number on file. Please check the Parent Portal to ensure that your cell phone number is the primary contact number and change it, if needed. If you need assistance, contact the school district’s Central Registration at (716) 646-3200, ext. 7217 or centralreg@hcsdk12.org.
Additionally, to receive texts, you must take the extra step of opting-in. To opt in, you can text the word "yes" to 68453 or scan the QR code below.
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If you have already opted in, there is no need to do so again. Please be aware that your cell phone provider’s standard message and data rates may apply.



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