To Our WBCS School Community:
We are writing to you with overwhelming feelings of sorrow, outrage, and dismay following the death of George Floyd and the events and turmoil that have transpired over the past few days. We cannot remain silent on this. We need our students, staff and families of color to know that we care, you are important, and you are not alone. WBCS stands with you.
WBCS was founded on the principles of diversity; we are incredibly proud of the diverse community we have built over the past eight years. However, our sentiments and actions need to go beyond celebrating diversity but unequivocally defending it. We need to be clear in our message that WBCS is a school that will not support racial or ethnic inequality. We need all of our students to know they are valued and loved. We need all families to feel welcome when they walk through our doors. We must continue our conversations about race which includes examining our practices and removing obstacles that contribute to systemic inequities. We must foster a culture of inclusion – for students, families and staff.
As we find ourselves separated during the pandemic, it poses a challenge to connect and provide emotional support in the same way we typically would. But know we are here. Our administrators, teachers, and social worker will continue to work hard to provide support to our students and families. We will post resources on how to talk with children about violence, racism and traumatic events. We will provide guidance to our teachers so they can discuss the issue in an age-appropriate manner. We want our students to feel supported. However, please feel free to contact us if you feel as though your child may need additional support.
We will continue to ask for your support to insure that WBCS remains a place where everyone receives the compassion, empathy and humanity they deserve.
WBCS School Administration and the Board of Trustees
Mrs. Michelle Stevens, President
Mrs. Lynn Shea, Vice President
Ms. Lorrei DiCamillo, Secretary
Mr. James Deuschle, Treasurer
Mr. Peter Heffley, Trustee
Dr. Thomas Schenk, Trustee
Ms. Debbie Licata, Trustee
Mr. Robert Schreck, Trustee
Thank you for your interest in West Buffalo a Charter School. It is our desire to partner with parents to create a stimulating, rigorous, and inviting academic program and a safe and respectful school culture for all children grades K-8.
Our Board, school administration and staff are all dedicated and focused on educating the whole child. Our vision is that students are not things to be molded, but are people to be unfolded. Our academic objective is to prepare your child for success in the middle school years and beyond. Our attention to your child’s developmental needs is a strength based orientation that helps us work with your child to be successful not only today, but also in facing tomorrow’s challenges.
I want to thank you for your consideration to enroll your child in West Buffalo Charter School. We all appreciate the trust you have in our school and for allowing us to work with, and educate your child. The school choice you make in the early school years is the most important one you will make for your child’s academic future. We are passionate in helping your child build the solid academic skills that will be necessary for them through their life.
Please call us at (716) 923-1534 if you have questions about West Buffalo Charter School, admission into grades K-8, or if you would like to take a tour of the school. On behalf of the WBCS Board of Trustees, I thank you once again for your interest in our school and unique academic program.
The WBCS Board of Trustees
|01/27/2020||02/24/2020||03/23/2020 - cancelled||
West Buffalo Charter School
Open Meeting Announcement
Pursuant to Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 202.1 issued on March 12, 2020 suspending the in-person public participation of the Open Meeting Law, the West Buffalo Charter School’s meeting scheduled for Monday, May 18th, 2020 at 2:30 PM will be held electronically via Zoom conference. Members of the public may view the board meeting by logging in via the following link:
Meeting ID: 543 831 0454
A recording of the meeting will be transcribed and posted on the website at: www.westbuffalocharter.org
|1/28/2019||2/25/2019 - meeting cancelled due to weather event||3/25/2019|
|09/23/2019||10/28/2019||11/25/2019 - cancelled||12/16/2019|
|09/24/2018 - work session only||10/22/2018||11/26/2018||12/17/2018|
|October Meeting Cancelled||11/28/2016||12/19/2016|