Superintendent’s Letter: Schools closed until the end of the academic school year

Friday, May 1, 2020

Dear parents and guardians,

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced during press briefing today that school districts in New York will remain closed for the rest of the academic year until June to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The current online learning opportunities will continue. The governor said he will make a decision about summer school offerings by the end of the month. The Board of Regents has already canceled the August Regents exams.

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 that at this link –

Child care services for essential workers are also being provided. Find out more about that at this link –

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 that at this link –

I encourage families to work with their children and their teachers to complete their learning requirements so that they can receive credit for their courses.

We appreciate families’ patience and flexibility during this time. We know this is a challenging time for everyone. The district will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available. [Include information on where information will be posted.


Susan Swartz, Superintendent of Schools