Principal's Message

Good afternoon,

I hope this message finds you well and enjoying the start of the holiday season. As you know, earlier this week, Monroe County declared a state of emergency in response to rising COVID19 numbers and reduced hospital capacity. Ms. Swann sent a letter yesterday that outlined our district response. I have attached her letter to this email for your reference.

As Ms. Swann stated in her letter, no significant changes will be made at Cosgrove. We will continue to reinforce masking and physical distancing. Please help us by reinforcing these two items at home as well.

Below is a brief update for next week:

Day rotation:

12/6 – D day

12/7 – E2 day

12/8 – A day

12/9 – B day

12/10 – C day


Administrative Responsibilities: Today we welcomed Mrs. Tracey D’Alonzo (assistant principal) back to Cosgrove. She will work closely with our 7th grade students and teachers this year, among her other responsibilities. Thank you to Pam Robinson for all of her hard work while she served in the role of TOSA assistant principal during Tracey’s maternity leave. She did an outstanding job in this role.

As we know, we are still very much in the midst of the pandemic.  This school year has tested all of us and we continue to work every day to address students’ social, emotional, and academic needs. To that end, Pam Robinson will remain in her TOSA role and transition to that of Coordinator of Student and Family Engagement. In this role she will focus on the climate and culture of our building, provide support to our students, and create new opportunities for all students to connect with our school. The initial plan is for Pam to serve in this role until the end of December.

Community Circles: Our next community circle day is Wednesday, December 8, 2021. We will follow the same adjusted schedule that we have followed on the previous community circle days.

Erin’s Law (from last week): In August 2019, New York State became the 37th state to sign Erin’s law into legislation. Erin’s law requires public schools to provide each child sexual abuse and exploitation prevention classes in grade K-8. As you know, our students have been receiving the Child Safety Matters curriculum for the past three years in grades K-5 and that the Teen Safety Matters program is an extension of this work.

Through our partnership with Bivona, we are committed to supporting the needs of our students and equipping them with skills and strategies to self-advocate.  We encourage parents to engage in dialogue with their children and to monitor any sudden change in their behavior.  The partnership that families share with the district is critical as we rely on one another to support student learning and personal growth.  Please remember that any child can speak with their school counselor at any point and that Spencerport has a Family Support Center available free of charge to help students and parents navigate any situation.  

Below is our plan for presenting this information to students:

6th grade: Presenters from the Bivona Child Advocacy Center will present during literacy classes in late November/early December.

7th /8th grade: Mrs. Robinson/ Mrs. Baglio will present in health classes/advisement in the spring of 2022.

COVID Protocol Reminder (from last week): This is a quick reminder of the process to follow if your student is feeling unwell. Our nurses are required to follow Monroe County Department of Public Health protocols for students who are sick. If your student has one or more of the following symptoms, please keep your student home and call their health care provider. 

·         A temperature greater than 100.0 F

·         Fever, chills

·         Shortness of breath

·         Sore throat

·         Loss of taste or smell

·         Headache

·         Loss of appetite

·         Cough

·         Nasal Congestion  

·         Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea

·         Fatigue

·         Muscle or body aches  

Your student may return to school with a signed note from their health care provider explaining an alternate diagnosis or a COVID-19 negative PCR test. Please note that only PCR test results can be accepted. Test results can be faxed to the Health Office or emailed to either of our nurses.

Our school nurses are working hard to keep all of our students safe and healthy! If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Health Office at 345-5351. Liz Prokopienko and Jaclyn Barker are more than happy to address any questions or concerns you have! 

In addition, an overview of our COVID-testing programs for students has been added to our website, and for your convenience is provided here:

COVID-19 Updates and Resources (from last week): The district will no longer distribute a weekly COVID-19 update on Wednesdays, but all of the information is available using the link below.

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns. Grade level contact information is listed below.

Take care,


Grade level contact information:



6th – Jim Centola


Erin Bell


7th Tracey D’Alonzo/ Pam Robinson


Jackquelyn Woodard


8th – David Russell


Julianne Henninger


Social Worker

Traci Powlowski


You are always welcome to contact me, or your grade level counselor or administrator with any questions or concerns.


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