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Spencerport High School

Parent Guardian Summer Update # 2


Good afternoon:

This is Sean McCabe, the principal of Spencerport High School. I hope all of you had a wonderful July and your families are well.  This is our second summer update for the 22-23 school year.  In mid-August I will be sending out an “extensive update” with various attachments and forms related to the start of the year.  There will be information on Opening Day for students, etc.  The purpose of these summer updates prior to that is just to be able to touch base, share with you some important dates to get on the calendar, and to keep open the lines of communication.  Communication between the school and home is one of my highest priorities as principal so PLEASE never hesitate to reach out to me with questions/concerns/comments.

9th Grade Orientation:  Orientation for the Class of 2026, will be held on Thursday, September 1st, from 8 AM to approximately 12 PM at the high school.  A separate letter has been mailed home with more details on orientation.  You should receive this by next Wednesday (8/3).  I have also attached the letter to this email for your reference.

Returning Upperclassmen:  Schedules for our returning students will be available online via Infinite Campus on 9/1 at 12 PM (9th graders will receive this at 8 AM on 9/1).  Our counselors are in and out of the office during the summer.  Please feel free to reach out to them via email and they will get back to you.  It may not be immediate but they eventually will respond to your email.  If there is a pressing concern, please reach out directly to me or one of the Aps...we are here all summer.

Parking Permits: Students will be able to apply for their parking permits on Monday, August 15 through Thursday, August 18 from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and Monday, August 22 through Thursday, August 25 from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Main Office.  Please follow this link: Student Parking - Spencerport High School (  for more information on the documentation needed to receive a parking permit as well a student expectations for receiving and keeping their parking pass.  Students will be required to pay a $10 deposit for their parking permit which will be returned at the end of the year when they turn in their “tag”.

Class of 2023 Painting of Parking Spots: This will take place the last full week before the start of the school year (8/29-9/2).  More information will be sent out in the next few weeks directly to seniors thru Schoology as well as thru email to parents/guardians.  Please note...this year there will be a fully refundable deposit required of $50 to paint a parking spot.  This money will be returned at the end of the year after students have painted over their designs to get them ready for the next class.  Again, more information will be forthcoming.

Class of 2023 Graduation:  Class of 2023 parents and guardians, graduation next year will be held on Friday, June 23, 2023 at 7 PM at the SERC (for those of you that like to plan ahead).

School Supplies:  School supplies can be found on the high school website listed by department by using the following link:

Supply Lists - Spencerport High School (

We have tried to limit the supplies that students (parents/guardians) need to purchase.  If there are any issues or questions don’t hesitate to reach out to me and I would be happy to help.

Workers Permits:  The counseling office issues worker permits for students.  Please contact Karen Burnett ([email protected]  585-349-5249) to set up a time to complete the paperwork required.  Mrs. Burnett’s hours over the summer are from 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM.  Please make contact with Mrs. Burnett before coming to school as she will be on vacation at certain times over the summer. 

PLEASE NOTE: Next week (8/1-8/5) I will be in charge of worker permits as Mrs. Burnett will be taking a very well deserved vacation.  Just reach out to me via email and I am happy to help you with this process!  All information can be found on the counseling website by clicking on the following link: Work Permits - Spencerport High School (

Building Wide Assessment/Grading Policy:  As I mentioned in my first update, the high school is preparing to institute a building wide approach to grading and assessment.  I will be sending out a series of videos to parents explaining the shifts that will be taking place, the rationale behind them, and how they will support student learning and success.  Look for the first video to be sent out at the end of next week.  In addition, please mark your calendars for Monday, August 22nd at 6 pm in the PAC as we will be hosting an informational session on these changes for any interested parents (and students). 

Building Hours During the Summer: Administrators and clerical staff are in the building Monday-Friday from 7 AM to 3 PM. 

Open House 2023: Open House will be held this year on Thursday, September 22nd starting at 6 PM in the PAC. 

Homecoming 2023: Homecoming will be the week of 9/26-10/1.  Over the summer, members of Student Government will be working to choose the themes for homecoming.  Please note that our very popular Powderpuff game will be Friday 9/30 and we will have a dance for students on Saturday 10/1 in the evening (this is an informal/casual need to spend money on expensive dresses or suits) 

Student Pictures: Student pictures will be taken the first four days of school: Sept 7, 8, 9, and 12th during PE classes.  The makeup day for student pictures will be October 24th

Spencerport Canal Days: Spencerport Canal Days runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday this weekend! Come out and enjoy the fun after a 2-year hiatus!! Food, entertainment, and hundreds of vendors! Please consider stopping at the Spencerport Rotary booth for an Italian Sausage. You will be supporting the Rotary as well as the Spencerport Education Foundation (all of this money goes to support Spencerport students/classrooms). More info can be found at

As always, thank you for all of your support of our students and staff. I will be sending out more updates throughout the summer and as I mentioned earlier in this update I will send out an update solely focused on the start of the school year in mid-August (this will be my “big update”).  Again, never hesitate to reach out to me.  Have a great weekend.  All the best. Sean



Sean McCabe

Spencerport High School Principal

(585) 349-5202

[email protected]


Julie Hill

Secretary to Sean McCabe

(585) 349-5201

[email protected]


HS Administrative Team:


9th Grade: Ms. Wesp-Liestman (585-349-5211) [email protected]

10th Grade: Ms. Shaw (585-349-5229) [email protected]

11th Grade: Ms. Silsby (585-349-5221) [email protected]

12th Grade: Mrs. Sullivan (585-349-5231) [email protected]

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