News & Announcements

4th Marking Period Expectations and Guidelines 2020

* Report Cards for the 3rd Marking Period have been issued and can be reviewed on Parent Portal at this time. Please contact Ms. Fleming at if you are having Student or Parent Portal issues.
* Our remote learning plans will continue for all students starting Monday, April 20th.
* All students are urged to complete their daily assignments as the 4th Marking Period will count towards the final passing or failing of a course.
* Regents classes will be without a Regents Exam and will strictly now depend on a student’s successful completion of the course to earn course credit.  Failure to pass any course will result in having to retake the course in the 2020-2021 school year.
(Click on the headline to read the full list of expectations.)

Corona Virus Update 4/8/2020

Good Evening Maritime families,
As of today, April 8th, 2020, and in compliance with the current State Education directive to keep schools closed until April 29, teachers will be returning to school after April 29th and students will return May 4th. The cancellation of Regents exams does not mean school is cancelled for the year. The guidelines for obtaining a Regents diploma require a student to be enrolled in the Regents course and needs to be passing the course at the end of the 2019-2020 school year. Cadets, it is imperative that you maintain constant contact with your teachers to complete all assignments and continue to keep your grades high. We are not conducting new material for the week of what would have been our Spring Break but students are expected to check email and student portal to ensure all their assignments are complete. Teachers will be available from 9am to 2pm as they have been with the exception of Good Friday and Easter Monday. For more detailed information and a link to the New York State Education website, please visit our school website.
Thank you and stay safe and healthy.

How can you change the world?

We received this video from one of our middle schoolers to share with all of you. How can YOU start to change the world?

Coronavirus update 4/2/2020

Hello Maritime Families, We hope you are all staying home and healthy during this time. We want to remind you that grades are closing and all work needs to be submitted. If your child has not contacted their teachers, they need to do this as soon as possible, class work is not optional during this time. As of now, both buildings are closed and locked. If you have a true emergency and need to enter the high school only, you will need to reach out to the Commandant via the school website and her email link. Parents and students can be using both the parent and student portals to monitor classwork assignments and grades. We also post updates on Facebook and our school website for your convenience. Please, if youare experiencing technical difficulties, you need to contact a teacher or administrator immediately to get a resolution in place. Again, submitting classwork is not optional. We all miss our students very much. Thank you and stay safe and healthy.

FAQ on how to proceed with online learning

Western New York Maritime Charter School is committed to following the NY State Dept. of Education and Erie County health safety protocols for your child which resulted in a closing of all Erie County Schools until April 20, 2020. As a result, you are probably curious as to what our school has in place to continue educating your child and supporting them even at a “distance.” Below, you will find some Frequently Asked Questions that we can offer advice on now that we have clarity from our government
officials which resulted in rigorous staff planning and work on Monday, March 16th and 17th 2020. As always, if you have any further questions, please contact your child’s teachers or our schools directly.
Student Portal can be found at Issues with Parent and student portal can be addressed to Ms. Fleming at Questions or issues with Google Classroom or Schoology must be directed to your teacher who is using it.

Registration Day Cancellation

Due to the coronavirus closures, our Registration Day for the 2020-2021 school year is cancelled. We will be contacting all applicants by phone to let you know how to proceed with enrollment. We appologize for the inconvenience. Please stay safe and healthy.

Coronavirus Update 3-16-2020

As we are sure you have heard, school is officially closed until April 20th. Students need to be checking their teachers' web pages on our website and their emails daily for their assignments. We know this is an uncertain time for all of us and our teachers are doing a wonderful job of creating content and student requirements that will be meaningful to their learning. Teachers will be available online every day from 9-11am and from 12-2pm, please check their webpages for further specifics. Our Main offices at both the middle and high schools will be staffed from 9am-2pm but please use phone calls and email as the main method of contact to keep everyone safe.

Thank you and stay safe and healthy.

Coronavirus update 3-15-2020

With the directive from the Erie County Executive, Mark Poloncarz, we are closing school to students on Monday, March 16 and Tuesday March 17, 2020. Faculty and staff only are to report to their school by 9am Monday, March 16th. As of this moment, we are only closed to students on Monday and Tuesday. We will continually update you with new information and timelines as they develop.

Please stay home and follow all directions as they come out from the County over the next few days to stay safe and healthy.

Coronavirus Update 3/13/2020

Dear Parents,
While there is still no confirmed case of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Western New York, out of an abundance of caution the WNY Maritime Charter School is taking the proper precautions to help prevent the spread of the disease. First, all field trips outside of Western New York are canceled for the remainder of the school year. Second, beginning today, March 13, 2020, all school activities that feature gatherings of 500 or more people are canceled. We are currently evaluating additional dates and events on the calendar.
Our primary source of communication to students and parents will be through the school website and automated calls as needed. We will continue to regularly update our website and share information on our social media platforms when appropriate.
Twitter - @wnymcs
Facebook – Western New York Maritime Charter School (@wnymaritimecharterschool)
Thank you,
Catherine Oldenburg

Charter Renewal Update

We are proud to announce the State has granted us a 5 year Charter renewal. We are now adding and accepting applications for grades 5 and 6, that will begin in our upcoming, 2020-2021, school year. Class size is limited to 15 students per grade, and siblings to current students have priority. Applications can be obtained online, and at the Middle and High Schools. Registration day is April 1st. Please contact Maritime's main office, 716-842-6289, with any questions.
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