Walt Disney Elementary School

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Walt Disney Elementary

  • Dear Walt Disney Families,


    Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year at Walt Disney School! 


    Walt Disney is a diverse, friendly and close-knit neighborhood school that embraces its rich traditions. At the same time, Walt Disney is firmly committed to preparing its’ students for life in the 21st Century. We invite you to join us in our efforts to create a joyful place for them to learn about their community, their world and the world yet to come! There are many ways we can work together to teach and inspire our children to reach individual excellence. Here are a few ideas to get you started:


    • Check your child's take-home folder.


    • For intermediate students, check your child's agenda.


    • Attend Walt Disney events found on the District calendar.


    • Find out the best way to communicate with your child’s teacher.


    • Attend our Walt Disney Parent Teacher Organization (WDPTO) meetings.


    • Volunteer


    If you have any questions please feel free to contact us, by calling the main office, or by email: elaine_damelio@gateschili.org or sara_mucino@gateschili.org. Thank you very much for entrusting your child to our care.


    Sincerely and on behalf of the Staff of Walt Disney, 


    Elaine A. Damelio                                                                             Sara B. Mucino

    Principal                                                                                      Assistant Principal



    Happy 50th Birthday Walt Disney! To view our 50th Anniversary video click the link below.  

    50th Anniversary Video

    50th Anniversary


Spotlight News

  • Enrollment Change form open until Dec. 11 at noon

    Any families of students in grades K-12 requesting a change must complete the Enrollment Change Form to confirm their choice of learning model for the second semester. If you are not requesting a change of instruction model but do wish to make a change to your child’s transportation arrangements, please complete the form. If you do not need to make any changes, you do not need to complete the form.

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  • Track positive cases with the NYS COVID-19 Report Card

    COVID-19 positive data reported on this site includes students and staff in the district. These cases have been validated by Monroe County Health Department.

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  • Complete a consent form for student COVID-19 testing

    In the event of a move to the orange or red zones, the district must test 100% of in-person learners to be able to reopen to in-person instruction. Without this consent, we cannot test and therefore, would be required to remain fully remote if in the orange or red zones. We ask families to complete a consent form for each in-person learner in their household.

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  • GCCSD under NYS Micro-Cluster Yellow Zone Designation, must begin testing students and staff

    Gates Chili is one many districts in Monroe County, that must begin to randomly test 20% of all hybrid in-person staff and students in order to continue in-person instruction. We estimate the district will need to test approximately 500 staff and students each week while we are under the yellow zone designation.

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  • WANTED: Budget Ambassadors for 2021-22 school budget

    Ambassadors will review the preliminary 2021-22 budget as developed by the administration within parameters established by the Board of Education, and recommend to the BOE any modifications they would like to see.

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  • Seniors break for the most important meal of the day

    With face masks and costume masks galore, the annual event moved outdoors to the GCHS parking lot on Oct. 29. Dozens of seniors arrived as early as 6:15 a.m. to show off epic costumes for a costume contest, eat breakfast served on the Spartan Eats bus, stay warm by fire pits and make memories as a class. It was the first time this year they've been able to gather as a class.

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  • Keeping remote learners engaged

    For these 22 classes of fully-remote students in grades K-5, learning goes beyond the computer screen. Students are also having the chance to take part in hands-on learning.

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