Friday, October 9 – 5:40 a.m.
Goff Middle School lost power overnight and Red Mill is still without electricity, therefore, those two schools will be closed on Friday, October 9. There will be no in-person or remote learning at Goff and Red Mill. All other schools will be open on the normal B Day schedule.
Thursday, October 8 – 8:50 p.m.
As of this evening, power has been restored at Howard L. Goff Middle School and the Transportation Center. Red Mill Elementary School is the only school in the East Greenbush Central School District without power at this time.
In the event that Red Mill remains without power tomorrow morning, parents will be notified by 6:30 a.m. if the school will be forced to close for an additional day until the power is restored.
If the electricity remains on at Columbia, Goff, Bell Top, Donald P. Sutherland, Genet and Green Meadow, these schools would operate on the planned B Day schedule tomorrow.
We recognize that some district students still do not have power or internet access at home, and our teachers will take that into account regarding assignments and deadlines.
Should you need child care tomorrow due to the power outages, please contact Greenbush Child Caring at firstname.lastname@example.org and they may provide you with a spot at the Church of St. Mary location. The child would need to already be registered with GCC and the child care will be provided at no cost.
Lastly, we are considering schedule changes for next week that would provide A Day students with an additional in-person school day due to today’s emergency closing and the holiday on Monday. Any decisions will be shared with families in the next few days.
Thursday, October 8 – 2:55 p.m.
As of 2:55 p.m. today, the district has been in communication with the Town of East Greenbush and National Grid regarding the power outages in our schools and the local area. Many residents of the district and the Capital Region are still without power.
Red Mill Elementary School, Howard L. Goff Middle School and the Transportation Center on Hayes Road are still without electricity. Residents should continue to check the website, emails and texts for updates this evening.
In the event that Red Mill and Goff remain without power until tomorrow morning, parents will be notified around 6:30 a.m. if these schools will be forced to close for an additional day until the power is restored. Live virtual instruction and remote learning options were considered for these schools for tomorrow. However, given the loss of power in the schools and the residences of our students and teachers, this is not a viable alternative.
If the electricity remains on at Columbia High School, Bell Top, Donald P. Sutherland, Genet and Green Meadow Elementary Schools, these schools would operate on the planned B Day schedule tomorrow.
Arrangements have been made to provide electricity, computer networking and phone services to our Transportation Department in that event to ensure communication between dispatch and buses and to receive calls from parents.
We regret the disruption this emergency has caused for our students, families and staff. As a result of these emergency closings, the school calendar will be adjusted in the near future to ensure equitable instruction for all students.
Thursday, October 8 – 5:17 a.m.
Due to widespread power outages at multiple schools and residential areas of our school district, the East Greenbush Central School District will be closed on Thursday, October 8. There will be no in-person or remote learning today. All after school activities and BOCES are also canceled.
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