Families and community agencies invited to General Brown Central School District’s Family Information Nights

DEXTER, NY — The General Brown Central School District is inviting its elementary families to two upcoming Family Information Nights where they can visit the schools, talk with district and school administrators and browse information from a number of local community agencies that will have staff on site.

Dexter Elementary School’s event will take place 6:30-7:30 p.m. July 30, and Brownville-Glen Park’s will be 6:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 13.

Local agencies that plan to participate include:

 ACR Health
 Alcohol Substance Abuse Council of Jefferson County (Pivot)
 Alliance for Better Communities (July 30 only)
 American Kang Duk Won Karate
 Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired of Northern New York
 Boy Scouts of America Pack 55 and Troop 55
 Boy Scouts of America Troop 2 (July 30 only)
 Child Advocacy Center of Northern New York
 Children’s Home of Jefferson County
 Community Action Planning Council of Jefferson County, Inc.
 Creative Minds of Northern New York
 Fort Drum Child and Youth Services (July 30 only)
 Glen Park Fire Department
 Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (Aug. 13 only)

 Mobile Integration Team
 New York State Zoo at Thompson Park
 Northern Regional Center for Independent Living (NRCIL)
 Resource Center for Independent Living (RCIL)
 Sci-Tech Museum (7-7:30 Aug. 13 only)
 Town of Brownville Fire Department
 Victim’s Assistance Center of Jefferson County
 Village of Dexter Police Department (July 30 only)

Agencies attending only one of the information nights will be invited to attend or share information at an event at the other school later in the school year so all elementary students and families have a chance to receive information from each of the attendees.

“We wanted to give students and their families a chance to come to the schools and spend some time together in a relaxed, fun atmosphere where they can reconnect with friends and hopefully make some new friends,” Superintendent Barbara Case said. “We especially wanted to do this for those families whose children may be attending a different elementary school in the upcoming school year than they did last year before we reconfigured the grade levels.”

The district will have a table set up alongside the community agencies so families with general questions or concerns can touch base with an administrator. For those interested, district officials can touch upon the work done to date on the transportation plan for the 2019-20 elementary bus routes; however, final routes are still being determined as new students continue to enroll for the new school year. The district will mail individual transportation information to each family at the end of August.

One of the district’s goals in its new strategic plan focuses on school culture and community with a focus on engaging in community outreach.

“We live in a community that is rich in resources, and as a district, we have the ability to make connections for families to those resources,” Case said. “We’re all in this together and by working together, we can enhance the quality of life for our students, their families and our greater community.”