Classes canceled until Wednesday, April 15 by state order

Dear parents and guardians,

Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today, March 27, that schools in New York state will remain closed until April 15.

We are closely monitoring the situation at the state and local level and will let you know if that closure needs to be extended.

Sporting practices and events, rehearsals, shows, school events, activities and after-school programs will also continue to be canceled during this time.

We will continue providing “grab and go” meals to families  from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. weekdays. The pick-up location for these meals will be the High School, 1 Tartan Way (Sacandaga Road) in the side parking lot, which will be marked as a designated area. Read more here.

Daycare opportunities are being provided to health care workers and first responders. Read more here.

During this time, we will continue to follow guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the New York State Department of Health, New York State Department of Education (NYSED) and our local county health department.

Specifically, school leaders continue to closely monitor guidance from NYSED about how these circumstances will impact the school calendar for the remainder of the academic year, including Regents examinations and graduation. We will share more information as soon as it is available.

At-home learning

Our teachers have been working to stay in contact with students and their families to provide instructional materials. We are now working to expand the district’s at-home learning plan to accommodate this extended closure.

Updated coronavirus information

Sincerely,

Susan Swartz, Superintendent of Schools