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 do not know. At this time, our students are scheduled to return to school on Tuesday, April 14, after the conclusion of spring recess; however, as with all things related to the COVID-19 public health crisis, this can change at any moment. We are waiting for guidance from the Governor, who will ultimately decide when it is safe for all New York state students to return to school. Like you, we are taking things day by day.
I realize there is much speculation and rumors circling this issue, and that can be worrisome and overwhelming for our families and employees. District officials are committed to working with you through these issues and to communicate with our school community as soon as we receive definitive information from the Governor’s office.
Please know this – we miss our students tremendously. We miss our busy hallways, athletic fields and cafeterias. We miss seeing kids running in the playgrounds and waving from their buses. We can’t wait to get back to business as usual, but for now, we ask that our families stay positive and more importantly, stay healthy.
If you should have any questions or concerns, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Daniel T. Connor
Superintendent of Schools