Superintendent’s letter: School Closure Extended to April 29 and June Regents exams are canceled

Dear parents or guardians,

As you may know, Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced that schools in New York state will remain closed until April 29. That means students would return on Thursday, April 30, unless the order is extended again. This announcement extends the closure an additional two weeks from the previously announced date of April 15.

In addition, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) has canceled the June 2020 Regents exams. Students who pass or earn credit for their courses will be exempted from passing the Regents exams in order to graduate and wil still earn a diploma. Students who were not passing the course would need to take it again in summer school to earn the course credit. The student would still be exempt from that Regents exam.

As for Advanced Placement exams, the College Board plans to offer an online exam that students can complete at home. If students need mobile tools and/or connectivity to review AP content and to take the exam, they can reach out directly to the College Board to Request Student Access to Remote AP Learning and Assessments.

More information about the details of these requirements will be provided to affected students in the days ahead.

While Scotia-Glenville sporting practices and events, rehearsals, shows, school events, activities and after-school programs remain canceled during this time, we will continue providing meals to families. Find out more about providing meals here.

Child care services for essential workers are also being provided. Find out more about child care services here.

Our teachers have been in contact with students and their 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. Find out more about the continuity of education here.

Thank you for your continued patience and support. We will provide you with more information as it becomes available and continue to communicate with families via email, phone calls and our website.

Sincerely,

Susan Swartz, Superintendent of Schools