Administrators at Howard L. Goff Middle School recognized the December Students of the Month earlier this month. Students were nominated by teachers for showing the character trait of “Compassion.” Congratulations!
The East Greenbush Central School District has been made aware that a New York State judge on Long Island struck down Governor Hochul’s mask mandate yesterday. We understand from the State Education Department that the State of New York shall seek an appeal of the decision and seek a stay regarding the enforcement of the same. As a result, the State Education Department has stated that schools must continue to require the use of masks pending the final adjudication of the litigation.
The East Greenbush CSD is now accepting at-home COVID-19 tests for students and employees. Up until this point, based on previous state and county guidance only lab-certified tests were accepted including rapid antigen, rapid molecular and PCR tests. Given their expanded availability, the acceptance of at-home tests will reduce delays in obtaining results and ensure more students can return to in-person instruction. Use of these tests will also help our district maintain adequate staffing levels and enhance our current mitigation practices.
The East Greenbush CSD hired Deputy Jay Gravelle from the Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Department as its new school resource officer in late November. He is responsible for creating a safe and positive school environment, presenting on safety topics in classes, providing traffic control at arrival and dismissal and serving as a resource for school staff and families.
Goff’s Garden Club will be having a David’s Cookies Fundraiser from January 18 through January 31. The Garden Club will receive 40% of the proceeds from each order, which will fund the purchase of supplies needed to get the garden up and running for the spring.
The Goff Student Council is pleased to announce its 2nd annual Easter Service Project in which Easter baskets are delivered to children in the community.