The following information was emailed to district staff and parents on Wednesday, April 1.
Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an Executive Order on Friday that extended the public school closing until April 15 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This means, absent an additional extension of the school closing period by the Governor, students and staff would return to school on April 15. This return date falls during our previously scheduled Spring Break. It is reasonable to assume that this return to normal school operations may not happen on April 15 as the number of cases of COVID-19 continues to increase in New York and the President has extended CDC guidelines regarding social distancing and staying home through April 30.
We have received additional guidance from the State Education Department and, under the Governor’s Executive Order, school districts are expected to continue to provide on-line instruction, serve meals to students and maintain childcare programs for parents who are essential workers on all weekdays (including Good Friday and during the scheduled Spring Break) until schools are re-opened. Thus, there will be no Spring Break later this month.