New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced during his April 16 press briefing that New York state will remain “on pause” through May 15 to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. As part of this order, schools throughout the state will remain closed through May 15. The governor could extend the closure again if he feels it is necessary to contain the virus.
We appreciate families’ patience and flexibility during this time. We know this is a challenging time for everyone. This coming Tuesday, April 21, we are going to take a breath as a district. We are asking our teachers to lessen instructional expectations on that day in hopes that parents, students, and staff will help us take a “snapshot” of where we are after our first month of remote learning. Parents and students will each be sent a survey on Monday evening to be completed by the end of Tuesday, April 21. Your voice is extremely important and we sincerely hope that you take 5-6 minutes to fill out the survey. The district will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available and can be found on our COVID-19 informational page.
Our teachers have been in contact with students and families to provide instructional materials and will continue to do so throughout this extended closure in accordance with the district’s plan for continuing instruction. Please see our Work from Home Website for grade-level and class information.
The district’s food service department will continue to provide meals through a federal grant for any district child under the age of 18. Meals may be picked up between the hours of 7 am and 10 am, on Mondays and Wednesdays, at each of our school buildings. Multiple days worth of meals are distributed on each of these pick-up days. For additional details click here.
Keep up your strength. Continue to support each other and we hope to see you in person again soon.