Updates From Superintendent Knuth:
On this page, you will find important updates from Skaneateles Central School District Superintendent Eric Knuth. This includes letters to the community, reopening guidance, surveys, and more timely information as we receive it. We will post any new information from Mr. Knuth on this page before posting to social media.
Thank you for your support of our district in these complicated times.
August 3, 2020
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July 21, 2020
July 20, 2020
July 14, 2020
Dear Skaneateles family,
At the bottom of this page are 2 important documents released yesterday by NYSED and the Governor’s office in partnership with the New York State Department of Health. These documents ...
NYSPHSAA Names Skaneateles High School a Scholar-Athlete School of Excellence:
Skaneateles High School was recently named a 2019-20 Scholar-Athlete School of Excellence for the 2019-20 school year. To earn the School of Excellence Award, 75% of a school’s varsity teams must qualify and receive the Scholar-Athlete team award.
Read the press release from the NYSPHSAA for more information.
Skaneateles Families Invited to Take Survey on Reopening for 2020-2021 School Year:
Skaneateles families are invited to give input on the reopening of schools for the 2020-2021 school year. Please fill out the "Logistics for Reopening" survey at the following link by Sunday, July 26: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSed0nxIcSc2iPvxtp08711IKAWpsUYUcRKehfXMV-H1dJ-IQw/viewform
For more information, please read Superintendent Knuth's letter to the community below.
Fall Sports Update:
Below please find a press release from the NYSPHSAA on the delay of the Fall sports season, and a letter to the community from the Skaneateles Athletics Department. Fall sports are now scheduled to begin on September 21, 2020.
Public Hearing on District-wide Safety Plan to be Live-streamed on Thursday, July 23 at 7 p.m.:
Please be advised that there will be a public hearing regarding the district-wide safety plan on Thursday, July 23 at 7 p.m. The safety plan will be available on Board Docs. Any questions or comments can be submitted to BOE@skanschools.org.
The hearing will be live-streamed and will be followed by a Board of Education meeting. Live-stream information is below:
Live-stream URL: https://accounts.google.com/AccountChooser/signinchooser?continue=https%3A%2F%2Fstream.meet.google.com%2Fstream%2Ff54d7cea-1f1e-463d-9f18-019854f4cdf3%3Fddr%3Dtrue&flowName=GlifWebSignIn&flowEntry=AccountChooser
Prom And Ball Are Canceled:
Dear Parents, Guardians and Students:
I hope this message finds you all doing well. We wanted to update you all on the status of our prom and ball that we had rescheduled for August. Our hope in rescheduling these two events in August was that we would be able to host them in phase IV of our governor's plan. Unfortunately, phase IV only permits large gatherings of 50 people. Additionally, as of yesterday's most recent guidance from the state, schools are still closed. To comply with our current closure status and phase IV regulations, we are officially canceling our prom and ball for this year. We are very sorry as we all wanted these two special occasions for our students, but it is just not legally possible for our school to host these events. ...
Skaneateles Teachers Prepare for Upcoming School Year in Socially Distanced Professional Development Sessions:
Skaneateles Central School District teachers aren’t letting a pandemic prevent them from getting a leg up on the new school year. The district has hosted socially distanced professional development sessions to get teachers better prepared for learning in the fall, whether that is in the classroom or online.
Humanities Curriculum Coordinator Francine Grannell recently led professional development sessions at State Street Intermediate School as part of the Skaneateles Summer Literacy Academy. The academy empowers staff to understand the what, why, and how of evidence-based practices and the science of reading in order to ensure coherence of instructional materials and practices to support all students in developing life-long skills.
Grannell facilitated virtual sessions every ...
Letter from Superintendent Knuth July 8, 2020:
July 8, 2020
Dear Skaneateles family,
Preparing for the coming school year requires us to consider multiple scenarios for what the return to school in September will look like for our children and families. Each option available to us will require us to navigate different challenges and with the absence of any guidance from NYSED or directives from our Governor’s office we are required to prepare for all eventualities. While we are still without any guidance or directives, the Governor’s office released information today specific to the proposed timeline for these decisions. It was communicated that they will share finalized return to school guidance by July 13 th . School districts throughout New York must submit plans by ...
Knuth Honored To Be Part of Outstanding Skaneateles Community:
Superintendent Eric Knuth has officially taken over as leader at Skaneateles Central School District and is looking forward to continuing the excellence in education the district has developed throughout its storied history.
Knuth, who most recently served as superintendent of Altmar-Parish-Williamstown (APW) Central School District, was unanimously approved as Superintendent of Schools, effective July 1, by the board of education during a special meeting in March.
Board President Thomas Lambdin said the district is excited to have Knuth serve as its next superintendent, noting Knuth’s leadership skills and record of accomplishment as determining factors in the board’s decision to appoint Knuth.
“We are certainly gratified to have you here ...
BOE Welcomes Superintendent Knuth:
To the Skaneateles Community:
On behalf of the Skaneateles school district, we welcome Mr. Eric Knuth as our District Superintendent! Mr. Knuth joins Skaneateles as Superintendent of Schools at a time of great opportunity and the Skaneateles Board of Education is looking forward to working closely with Mr. Knuth, the entire school team, and all district residents to create our best possible school system, with each day bringing new challenges to traditional approaches. Working with our dedicated school administrators, gifted faculty members, and devoted staff, Mr. Knuth will help determine how public education will resonate with each and every student not only during the upcoming 2020-21 school year, but for years beyond.
No one person has all the answers ...
Here are some graduation photos from today's ceremony! Congratulations to all of our graduates! We could not be prouder!
Thank You SCSD Community!:
June 17, 2020
To the Skaneateles Community:
We write to report the results of Tuesday night's school vote tally, including the three propositions and the two school board seats. While the vote normally occurs on the third Tuesday of May, by COVID-19 executive order, the vote was moved to June 9 and further extended until June 16. All voting was conducted by absentee ballot, with ballots opened and scanned tonight for official results.
The proposed 2020-21 Skaneateles school budget of $34M passed with a vote of 1937 yes and 628 no. The proposition to purchase four school buses passed with a vote of 1841 yes and 731 no. The proposition to establish a capital reserve fund to be funded in future ...
June 16, 2020 Budget Vote Process:
Please find information below that explains the process the district will be using tomorrow as we count the absentee ballots.
Skaneateles Central School District Budget Vote and BOE Elections: June 16, 2020
BOE Approved Vote Inspectors
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Inspectors will arrive to begin organizing the vote counting process. . Masks will be worn and social distancing will be practiced.
All inspector will be shown where the ballots have been locked. Inspectors will carry the ballots to the Board room.