Dear Canaseraga Central School Community:

I want to take this opportunity to welcome you to the 2012-2013 school year.  For many of you, it is “welcome back.”  For our new students/families, it is a brand new journey filled with excitement and a little anxiety.  To all of you, WELCOME!   

Our Mission is to provide a safe and orderly environment that fosters positive, lifelong learning experiences and respect for individual differences.  We have a number of programs in place for our students.  Our staff is very supportive and always has the needs of our students in mind. 

Canaseraga Central School district prides itself on assisting each child on an individual basis reach their fullest potential. We have an outstanding staff that possesses the essential skills needed to prepare our students for the 21st century and beyond.


Academic preparation and personal development are the two purposes of education.  With that being said, school should also be a fun place for children to learn and grow.  We want your child to be happy and successful at Canaseraga Central School and believe that you play a key role.  That role is to continually show interest in and support for your child.  The child who knows that his or her family is interested in and supports the school program will almost always have fewer problems in school and will enjoy greater success.


Parent Portal has been implemented.  It is an internet access program that allows parents to connect to their child’s grades, twenty four hours a day seven days a week.  If you are interested in signing up for this program, please phone the front office.


As with any school year, communication is the key to success. It is our hope to enhance communication between your home and school in order to ensure that we always have a good parent/teacher/school relationship. There are many ways to keep in touch, as well as to keep up to date on all that is going on at CCS in any given day, week or month. Here are a few tools to use to increase your communication with CCS:

School Calendar of Events - Information on scheduled events, important school policies, school district phone numbers, website address and a host of other information can all be found in the events calendar. Your child should have brought home a copy of the calendar for your family during the first week of school, if not please contact the school office for a copy.

Website - Our school website address is  Here you will find valuable up to date information regarding school events, cancellations, teacher e-mail addresses, useful links, district policies, and community information.

E-mail - This is a great way to stay in touch and to receive answers to questions. Staff e-mail addresses can be found on the district website.

Phone - The school can be contacted directly by phoning 607-545-6421.

Other Forms of Communications - District monthly newsletters, classroom newsletters, the electronic welcome sign, five week progress reports, report cards, parent teacher conferences, teacher web pages, Open House, are all other examples of how to communicate effectively with our district


Lastly, I would like to ask for your help early, by inviting you to become an active member at our school. Please look for future invitations in the District Newsletter for opportunities to serve on various committees or information surrounding numerous school events and activities to attend. Your participation in these events will help create special memories for both you and your child. 

Mrs Kelly Houck,  Superintendent