Principal's Message


September 23, 2022 

Canal View Families,

It was wonderful to see so many of you at last night’s Open House. I hope you enjoyed connecting with staff members, touring the building, and celebrating the start of the school year as a whole school community. We’re off to a great start this year, and we look forward to a year filled with learning and fun. 

Please see below for some important updates: 

Homecoming Spirit Week  Next week is our first spirit week! Our student leaders chose the following days: 

Monday, 9/26 - Wear your favorite sports shirt or jersey.  Tuesday, 9/27 - Hat day  Wednesday, 9/28 - Wear fitness clothes.  Thursday, 9/29 - Pajama Day  Friday, 9/30* - Wear blue & gold.  

*Please note that 9/30 is also Picture Day. Our student leaders tried to align with the rest of the district for Friday, but we know that Picture Day will take precedent for many families. Don't worry... There will be plenty of opportunities in the future to show your Ranger pride!   

Picture Day Reminder  Picture Day is Friday, September 30. You should have received a paper order form in your child’s folder. If you prefer to order online, click here: 

If you miss our first round of photos, no worries! Our make-up day will take place on Thursday, November 3.   

MySchoolBucks  As previously communicated, breakfast and lunch are no longer free this year. If you are interested in setting up a lunch account for your child, please check out this MySchoolBucks flier: MySchoolBucks 

MySchoolBucks is a great way to manage and track your child’s spending. 

If you believe that you may qualify for free or reduced school meals and need assistance with the application process, please direct questions to Andrea Romano at [email protected]

Superintendent’s Conference Day Reminder: There is no school for students PreK – Grade 12 on Friday, October 7.    

Indigenous Peoples Day 

There will be no school for students on Monday, October 10.   

Fall Festival – Save the Date! 

Our amazing parent association, the CVA, is hosting their annual Fall Festival on Friday, October 21. Details will be sent home soon!   

Building Planning Team As you may know, each of our schools has a shared decision-making team referred to as the Building Planning Team, comprised of faculty, staff, administration and a parent representative.  Each year, we develop and implement a plan that outlines initiatives and action steps that guide our work over the course of the year.  Below are highlights of the work ahead:  

  • Focus on welcoming and affirming environment (relationships) 
    • Focusing on intentional greetings (students, staff and parents) 
    • Welcoming back visitors and volunteers 
    • Creating school-wide and community experiences in support of building connections 
    • Expanding upon cultural awareness 
    • Scheduling staff gatherings to promote a sense of community in the building
  • Focus on the student experience (real world) 
    • Enhancing awareness relative to individual family circumstances 
    • Implementation of social-emotional learning time 
    • Monitoring and supporting tiered student behaviors 
    • Reinforcing positive student recognition  
  • Focus on academic excellence (rigor) 
    • Reinvigorate school wide enrichment experiences 
    • Focusing on best instructional strategies to individualize instruction (blended learning with small group instruction) 
    • Utilizing our half-days to analyze data in support of tier instruction and interventions 
    • Learning walks to staff as a means of supporting professional learning 
    • Expanding upon instructional practices in literacy and math 
    • Building school and community awareness of the Every Student Succeeds Act accountability measures 

As always, thank you for your partnership! Enjoy your weekend. 


Denise Lemcke  Principal 


Important Contact Info

Denise Lemcke
Mrs. Denise Lemcke, Principal
[email protected]
Main Office: 585-349-5709
Main Office Fax:  585-349-5766

Nurse's Office: 585-349-5751
Nurse's Office Fax:  585-349-5786

Attendance: 585-349-5750


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