The emotional and mental health of General Brown students is among the top priorities for the district. To better support students and the community in this area, GBCSD is adding a full-time Student Assistance Prevention Educator to provide primary substance abuse prevention services at Brownville-Glen Park Elementary.
The new position at Brownville-Glen Park will expand on the work that the school social worker there is able to do with students in the area of prevention.
To provide these services, the district is partnering with Pivot, a not-for-profit agency dedicated to reducing the negative impact of alcohol and other drug abuse and addictions in the community through prevention, education, and advocacy. The addition of the position at BGP will further grow the partnership between the district and Pivot, as it currently has a student assistance prevention educator working with students at the junior-senior high school and Dexter Elementary.
The six-week elementary summer school program kicks off July 6, and all who are signed up should have received a letter in the mail with the details.
The program is meant to enrich and strengthen students’ abilities and skills in a fun and invigorating environment to better prepare them to enter their next grade level in September.
Do you know someone who enjoys working with children, wants to be a part of the New York State Retirement System, and is looking for health, vision, and dental benefits? If so, please encourage them to consider becoming a bus driver for the General Brown Central School District.
GBCSD is now hiring regular and substitute bus drivers. The district is offering sign-on bonuses and will train individuals if necessary.
Questions about the job and/or training should be directed to Assistant Director of Transportation Jason Valentin at (315) 779-2325.
The Junior-Senior High School yearbooks are expected to arrive later in the summer. Information on distribution to those who ordered them will be posted on the school website and sent by email.
For those who did not preorder a yearbook and would like to get one, some extras have been ordered and will be available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please contact Mrs. Peckham if you have any questions.
Following Governor Andrew Cuomo’s announcement Monday regarding masks in schools, masks will still be required indoors, but General Brown Central School District is lifting the mask requirement for outdoor activities.
This includes athletic events, physical education, recess, and outdoor class activities.
The Jefferson-Lewis School Boards Association is honoring 12th grade students who are members of the National Honor Society with a virtual recognition ceremony.
Congratulations to all our General Brown NHS graduates!
The playgrounds at the elementary buildings and other outdoor facilities on General Brown Central School District grounds have reopened for community use. The district is pleased to welcome community members back to enjoy these opportunities for healthy outdoor activities.
Visitors should bear in mind, however, that there should be no gatherings of people. The provided hand sanitizer should be used on site as well.
Please contact the district office if you have any questions about the use of these facilities.
On May 18, General Brown Central School District voters approved the district’s $25.4 million 2021-22 budget proposal, elected three board of education members and approved the purchase of up to four new buses.
The budget proposition passed 200 to 69.
GBCSD wants to ensure that students and families understand they do not have to tolerate harassment and other discrimination stemming from prejudice and unfounded fears about the coronavirus.
Families should be aware of their rights in school settings and how to access help, if needed, including from OCR in the Department of Education and the Civil Rights Division in the Department of Justice.
General Brown CSD is asking families that have not submitted the annual Free and Reduced Price Lunch (FRPL) form for this year to do so to ensure qualified students will continue to receive meals in the fall of 2021.
Currently, all students in the General Brown Central School District can receive free meals whether attending in-person or remote classes. This USDA funding will continue until the end of this school year. Although parents/guardians do not need to fill out any forms to receive this year’s free meals, once this program ends, only those who qualified and completed the FRPL form will continue to receive the benefit.
Wi-Fi is available in the student parking lot of the General Brown Jr/Sr High School.
Students and staff can join the GBLIONS_GUEST Wi-Fi with their network username and password.
Charter Communications is offering 60 days of free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access to households with teachers and/or K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription, according to Charter’s website. In addition to offering in-home access, Spectrum has made its indoor and outdoor public hotspots open for public usage. Its full COVID-19 policy, which includes details regarding waiving of certain fees and shut offs for current customers experiencing hardships, is available on its website. A searchable link to a map of all of Spectrum’s public hotspots is also available on its website.