Reopening Our Schools

The East Greenbush CSD has formed a School Opening Task Force to develop plans to help safely reopen schools in the fall. As we develop reopening plans for submission to the state, our priorities will be the health and safety of all students and staff and the academic and social emotional needs of our students.

Preliminary Reopening Plan | NYS Reopening Guidance | COVID-19 Updates

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Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that all public schools in New York State will remain closed until April 15 due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. That date falls in the middle of our Spring Recess. However, at this point, the district has not received any further guidance from the NYS Education Department regarding the scheduled closing period and how that may affect Spring Recess. Once we have that guidance, we will inform the school community of any clarification.

As stated in a letter to parents, faculty and staff earlier this week, the East Greenbush CSD will move to a “Flipped Learning” model starting next week. Teachers and staff will continue to communicate with students and parents through distance learning, most often utilizing Google Classroom, Google applications and email.

Free Meals

Free Grab n Go meals for our families in need will continue to be offered daily through this school closing. Donald P. Sutherland and Red Mill Elementary Schools have been designated as the two daily pickup sites.

Meal Pick Up Times:

  • Donald P. Sutherland, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Red Mill, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Backpack Program

The Backpack Program will also continue through this school closing. If you are in need of food, please contact Athletic Director Michael Leonard at LeonarMi@egcsd.org or School Social Worker Audra Di Bacco at DiBaccau@egcsd.org to make arrangements for pickup or delivery.

If you’re interested in donating, you can drop off non-perishable items at Columbia High School.

  • Monday, March 30, 8-10 a.m. and 4-6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 31, 8-10 a.m. and 4-6 p.m.

K-2 Instructional Materials

Elementary principals and K-2 teachers are preparing new instructional print packets for students in grades K-2. The principals will communicate directly with parents regarding the distribution of these materials.

Live Q&A – Tuesday, March 31 from 11 a.m.-Noon

Superintendent Jeff Simons will be hosting a live Q&A on Facebook on Tuesday, March 31 from 11 a.m. to Noon to answer any questions from our school community as it relates to school operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. More information.

Learn more about the COVID-19 pandemic by visiting https://egcsd.org/coronavirus.