As you may have already heard, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced during his May 1 press briefing that all New York schools will remain closed for the rest of the 2019-20 school year in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. This news, while not completely unexpected, still seems somewhat surreal. As educators, the idea of not seeing our students again this year saddens us.
Our immediate plan for the rest of the 2019-20 school year is to continue to provide remote learning and instructional materials, student support, and meals for students just as we have been doing since March:
- Online instruction will continue for students K-12
- Free breakfast and lunch will be provided every day, Monday through Friday
- Student Support Team contact information
We also are working with regional partners to share information about childcare resources that are available to families of essential workers. View childcare opportunities for essential workers
The last date of classes for students will be determined with additional guidance from the New York State Education Department. Rest assured that our administrative team and class advisors are brainstorming alternative options for celebrating our students’ accomplishments and milestones this year, including ways to recognize our Class of 2020 graduates. Details will be shared with families as soon as we finalize the plans.
We know this is a challenging time for everyone, and want you to remember that we are here to serve and support our students, staff and community.