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    June 18, 2021

     

    Dear Parents/Guardians,



    I hope everyone is enjoying the nice weather.  It is hard to believe we only have three and half days of school left.  The end-of-year celebration regulations and guidance have changed once again.  Please see the changes noted below.

     

    For 6th grade graduation, Kindergarten and First grade moving up ceremonies:

     

    • Ceremonies will be in our Courtyard behind the school on Tuesday, June 22nd.  In the event of rain, the rain date will be Wednesday, June 23rd
    • 2 Guests will be allowed for each student.  
    • Health Screening:  Is no longer required.
    • Social Distancing:  Is still recommended, except for members of the same family
    • Masks are optional for vaccinated individuals.  All unvaccinated individuals are encouraged to wear a mask.
    • Pictures/Video:  You may take pictures and/or video from your seat.  We will have a photographer onsite to take photos of each graduate receiving their diploma which will be provided to each attendee.
    • The ceremony will be live streamed on Facebook.
    •  At the conclusion of the ceremony, attendees are asked to immediately exit the courtyard. We encourage everyone to maintain social distance from other attendees outside your immediate party/household/family member.  We have several ceremonies scheduled for the same day and need to sanitize chairs and any shared surfaces.  Attendees will not be permitted to congregate with our graduates.
    • If you wish to sign out your graduate you must report to the Main Office after the ceremony and sign out your child with Mrs. Vogel.

     

    We look forward to celebrating the hard work and accomplishments of our students and appreciate the partnership of our families as we work to make these events possible.

    Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions regarding this information.  You may contact the main office at 518-792-3231.




    Sincerely,

     

    Brian George

    Superintendent

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  • Dear parents/guardians,

     

    On Friday afternoon, New York State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker issued a letter informing the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that the state would ease the mask requirements in schools as early as Monday, June 7th.  The letter indicates that the intent of the Cuomo Administration was to await a response from the CDC before actually changing formal guidance.  As a result, this has created confusion amongst school districts, staff, students, and parents alike.

     

    It is important to note that Commissioner Zucker’s letter to the CDC is not a formal guidance document. School districts were informed today by the New York State Department of Education that the letter has not changed any existing arrangements. “Therefore, schools should continue to operate under their existing procedures until further notice.

     

    After consulting with Warren County Public Health and with the anticipated high temperatures this week, starting tomorrow, Monday, June 7th:.

     

    • Students, staff and employees may continue to have their masks off indoors when seated six feet apart.  Masks will be required indoors when moving and/or changing classes.
    • Due to the weather forecast, with temperatures expected to be in the 90’s,students, staff and employees will not be required to wear masks when they are outside the school building as long as 6ft of social distance can be maintained.  Please note, this is subject to change pending official guidance issued by NYS Department of Health.

     

    I remain hopeful that additional guidance will be issued soon.  In the meantime, I appreciate your patience and support.

    Sincerely,

     

    Brian George

    Superintendent 

     

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  • Dear Parents and Guardians,

     

     

    On Thursday, October 1, 2020 the New York State Department of Health released a new Pre-K to grade 12 COVID-19 toolkit.  This toolkit provides parents with a flowchart to use when making the decision to send your child to school for in person instruction.  The flowchart also provides parents/guardians with information as to what will be required in order for your child to return to school after an absence.  The toolkit was sent home with students on Friday and has been posted on our school website.  

     

    If your child is out of school for any reason it is important that you call our school nurse, Lisa Pearl at 518-793-7419 to inform her as to why your child was not in school.  Mrs. Pearl will then discuss with you what will be required in order for your child to return to in person instruction.  Please do not send your child back to school until you have communicated with Mrs. Pearl and she confirms they may return.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact myself or Mrs. Pearl.  

     

    Thank you so much for supporting our effort in returning to in person instruction! 



    Sincerely,

    Brian George

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