Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced yesterday, April 6, that schools in New York state will remain closed through 29. During this time, schools are required to provide continuity of instruction, meals for students and childcare resources every weekday, including days originally part of the previously scheduled spring recess. 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 meals to families. See the latest information from Food Service here.
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. See the latest information regarding curriculum, instruction and grading here.
June Regents canceled
The State Education Department announced the cancellation of the June 2020 administration of Regents Exams and today released guidance on modifications to requirements for students to graduate and earn their high school diplomas, credentials and endorsements.
Students in grades 7-12 who were scheduled to take the regents in June will not be required to take the exams and can still receive diploma credits, as long as they are able to obtain course credit from their teacher. This includes students who are currently enrolled in a Regents course; who may return for summer instruction; or who have credit for the course but still need to pass the Regents in June.
As you can see this is a complex issue, one that we will continue to work on. We will share more information as it becomes available.