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Barker Central School District
Barker, NY 14012

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Dear Residents,
We have had a terrific start to the school year. The campus continues to be busier than ever with art, music, clubs, sports, and community activities. Throughout the winter season, you will have many opportunities to attend a variety of events that showcase our students’ talents, be it a weekday evening or a Saturday. Please remember to keep up to date by visiting the school website at: www.barkercsd.net and take advantage of the exciting and entertaining events that promote positive school spirit.


We are also proud to offer a range of learning and fitness-related programs for the adult members of the community. Please see pages 12-15 for the Winter/Spring Adult Education Program. You may find one or several of the course offerings to be aligned to your interests, and senior citizens receive a discount on their registration fee. Equally important to note is our appreciation for those who have offered to share their hobbies and expertise with the adult residents.


In other news, while November offered relatively mild temperatures, December has produced some of the coldest temperatures of the year. As much as I would enjoy a warm winter, we are sure to have extreme weather events that may result in full day school closings, delays, cancellations of evening activities, and in the rarest of occasions, an early release. We encourage you to make arrangements for each of these possibilities.


The intensity and timing of a weather event is unpredictable, especially with lake effect occurrences. Even with the latest weather forecasting technologies, the actual weather can be very different in any particular location. I will do my best to make the decision to close or delay school before 6:00 AM. That said, a parent/guardian always has the option to keep his/her child(ren) at home whether or not school is closed due to poor weather conditions. In these situations, please contact the school for attendance purposes.


We will continue to use the automated messaging system to inform you of delays, early releases and closures as soon as practical. If your preferred contact information has recently changed, please contact the school at 716-795-3832. In addition, we will contact the following television and radio stations to help with notifications:

• Television: WKBW Channel 7, WIVB Channel 4, WGRZ Channel 2 and Time Warner Cable

 • Radio: WBEN and WLVL

In closing, along with the Board of Education and school staff, I wish you and your families a safe and enjoyable Holiday season!


Dr. Roger J. Klatt