School budget vote and BOE elections delayed

New York state school budget votes and board of education elections will be delayed until at least June 1, 2020, according to an executive order released by Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday, March 30, 2020. View the executive order here. The order specifically says, “Any school board, library board, or village election scheduled to take …

Update: Governor’s school closure order extended to April 15

Dear Goshen Schools community, Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today, March 27, that schools in New York state will remain closed until April 15. Goshen students and staff were to return to school the day prior on Tuesday, April 14, after the conclusion of spring break; they will now return …

Congratulations to CJH February Students of the Month

C. J. Hooker Middle School Principal Heather Carman is proud to announce the February Students of the Month. The student of the month is: Respectful – The student treats classmates, teachers and staff with respect by valuing each as an individual, respecting differences, and valuing the work that others do. Responsible – The student embraces …

View a letter from Athletic Director Dr. Matthew O’Brien

Dear Gladiator Nation, Needless to say, the past couple of weeks have been like no other, and although this pandemic has had far-reaching effects beyond our community, our athletic and school programs have been dramatically affected. At a time when our collective excitement was building about another spring season, we, along with the rest of …

March 23: View a message from the Superintendent

Dear members of the Goshen Schools community, ​​​​​​​Although it’s only the second full week of our district’s extended closure, it certainly feels as though schools have been closed for much longer. At this time, I’d like to address the question I know we are all wondering: When will schools reopen? The short answer: I simply …

View the Superintendent’s letter about remote learning resources

Dear Goshen families, I would like to take a moment to thank you all for your patience and resilience during this challenging time. We are continuing to diligently monitor the COVID-19 situation as it unfolds, and to closely follow the guidance provided from the New York State Education Department, public health departments and government officials. …

Grades 3-8 NYS exams suspended for remainder of school year

The New York State Board of Regents and state Education Department announced Friday, March 20, that the elementary- and intermediate-level state assessments for Grades 3-8 have been suspended for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. “It is most important that during the time of closure, schools are able to continue to focus their efforts …

View changes to meal distribution beginning March 23

In a greater attempt to practice social distancing, breakfast and lunch distributions will be reduced to three days per week for Goshen families, beginning Monday, March 23. Please note that families will still receive five days worth of breakfast and lunch items — or 10 meals total per student — during these distribution days. “Although …

Two GHS seniors named finalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program

Congratulations to (L-R) Anya Malhotra and Sydney Jessup, 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program finalists.Goshen High School seniors Anya Malhotra and Sydney Jessup earned the distinguished status of finalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. Over 1.5 million juniors in about 21,000 high schools entered the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2018 …

Goshen students’ achievement celebrated by SUNY Orange Sojourner Truth Awards

Fifty-eight Goshen students were honored for their achievements during the 30th Annual SUNY Orange Sojourner Truth Awards ceremony, on March 6. Our middle and high school honorees were cheered by accompanying school administrators, faculty, and family members. The Sojourner Truth Awards celebrate the cultural diversity of Orange County youth, recognize the accomplishments of students, and …

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