Did you miss this week's BOE meeting? Then you missed the latest presentation on Depew's Capital Construction Project. Watch the meeting and view the presentation here: https://www.depewschools.org/page/board-of-education
The playground at Cayuga Heights Elementary will be closed 11/17-11/21 to all school and community use due to construction. Click on the link for more information: https://www.depewschools.org/article/1341728.
What's the latest on the milk carton shortage across NYS? Read the letter from Depew School Lunch Manager Joseph Metty: https://www.depewschools.org/article/1324005
Consider joining our team as a substitute teacher! We are looking for a long term substitute as well as building based substitutes at Cayuga Heights, the Middle School and High School.
Check out our DMS Monthly Newsletter for September! https://www.smore.com/x2b7z
A new school year, new ways for a family to share in their child's educational experience. Check out this week Message from the Superintendent from Dr. Stopinski: https://www.depewschools.org/article/1243250
Depew Middle School and the MS PTO will be hosting a BW's chicken BBQ on September 28th from 4pm until 5:45pm. Pre-order forms are posted on the Depew Schools website as well as the Depew Facebook page. All pre-order forms must be returned to your child's homeroom teacher no later than Tuesday 9/19. Dinners can also be purchased the day of the event. The BBQ typically sells out so pre-orders are strongly encouraged. Thank you. https://5il.co/24udy
Look for the district's annual Calendar in your home mailbox for important dates and policies of the 2023-2024 school year.
June 23, 2023 Depew Community, Watch this evening's graduation ceremonies here: https://events.locallive.tv/events/115224 Congratulations Class of 2023!
The May 16 23-24 Budget Vote & Election Results are in. PROPOSITION NO. 1: 2023-2024 BUDGET Yes 200 No 89 Passed PROPOSITION NO. 2: EXPENDITURE FROM VEHICLE PURCHASE RESERVE FUND Yes 222 No 68 Passed PROPOSITION NO. 3: PURCHASE OF REAL PROPERTIES Yes 216 No 73 Passed PROPOSITION NO. 4: EX OFFICIO STUDENT MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION Yes 233 No 55 Passed BOARD OF EDUCATION CANDIDATES Amy Doody 239 Nicholas LaMarca 209
On Monday, May 15, we will begin the much-anticipated construction of our new Cayuga Heights Auditorium. We will be closing our Cayuga Heights Playground for up to three days beginning Monday, May 15 to allow our construction crews time to install preventative safety fencing around the playground, which will allow for a clear separation between the work taking place and our children at play. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience that the construction may cause. Please feel free to monitor our District website, where we will provide regular updates on the progress of our projects at Capital Project 2021. Thank you for understanding.
There's new guidance for families about the use of COVID-19 tests. Find it on Depew's COVID-19 webpage and here: https://5il.co/1u8b9
Love podcasts? Love Wildcats? Love words of wisdom? E-NSSA gives you all three in "Using Student Voice to Shape Culture and Climate." Listen to the conversation with Superintendent Stopinski and Student Advisory Members Nuji Fysal and Makayla Seawood here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/2041840/12684495
Pre-order your Chiavetta's Chicken BBQ through May 8. Pick up on May 16. This fundraiser benefits all members of the freshman, junior and senior classes. Use this form: https://5il.co/1tihq
On Tuesday, May 16, community voters will go to the polls. This week's Superintendent's Message from Dr. Hank Stopinski has more information about what to expect on the ballot. Read is here: https://5il.co/1tgka
The April 2023 Budget Newsletter is now available. It contains information on the upcoming Annual Budget Vote & Board of Education Election on May 16 from Noon-8 p.m. in the High School Gymnasium. Read it in the News section of the homepage and on the Budget & Election page of our website.
Announcement from the Depew Union Free School District March 31, 2023 Depew School Community; The safety of our students and staff are foremost on the minds of our District. The events that have taken place across our country, and most recently here in New York, with false reports of shots being fired have raised concerns among many. Please be assured that the Depew Union Free School District has not received any such threats. The “swatting” incidents that took place yesterday are a criminal harassment tactic of deceiving our emergency services into sending police or emergency service response teams to a specific location – in yesterday's incidents, our public schools. We have reviewed our protocols and procedures, reminded our staff of our emergency responses and worked closely with the Depew Police Department. We have maintained our normal operations in each of our buildings. In the unlikely event of a threat in our district, we will communicate with the community as promptly as possible, will enter into an emergency response protocol and will have the Depew Police (and other agencies) on location immediately. I ask that in the event of such an emergency, please do not come to the school, as it will delay the ability of the Depew Police to perform their duties of clearing any potential threat or verifying a hoax so your children can be released to you safely. Please be aware that all statements of actions that suggest a threat to the safety and security of our school students and staff are taken seriously. Any such statement comes with significant consequences, even if they are made jokingly and/or deemed as not credible. The District recognizes the need to be transparent regarding incidents that may impact our school community. We will always act out of an abundance of caution to ensure all our students and staff are safe. Sincerely, Dr. Hank Stopinski Superintendent
It's un-Bill-eev-able! Middle School students design Bills stadium with Minecraft. See the WIVB-TV story here: https://www.wivb.com/news/local-news/erie-county/depew/its-just-unbelievable-depew-middle-schoolers-design-bills-stadium-with-minecraft/
Capital Project Vote: December 14, 2021, Noon to 9pm in the Depew High School Gymnasium Proposition 1: DISTRICT FACILITIES UPGRADES PROJECT Proposition 2: CAYUGA HEIGHTS AUDITORIUM ADDITION PROJECT Proposition 3: DISTRICT WIDE AIR CONDITIONING PROJECT *Note: Proposition 1 needs to pass before Proposition 2 can be considered, and Propositions 1 and 2 need to pass before Proposition 3 can be considered.
Check out the Depew Capital Project/Fall Newsletter for information on Capital Project 2021 ahead of the December 14th public vote, which will be held from noon to 9pm in the DHS Gym. In addition, we also highlight student activities and achievements since the beginning of the school year. https://5il.co/124bb