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 on Wednesday, April 15, as per the executive order. We are closely monitoring the situation at the state and local level and will let you know if that closure needs to be extended.

Sporting practices and events, rehearsals, shows, school events, activities and after-school programs will also continue to be canceled during this time. We will continue providing meals to families during spring recess. Please view the details of our food distribution plan.

Child care for essential workers and first responders is available through the YMCA as well as other daycare providers. Please click here for more information about the YMCA Emergency Childcare Program.

During this time, we will continue to follow guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the New York State Department of Health, New York State Department of Education (NYSED) and our local county health department.

Specifically, school leaders continue to closely monitor guidance from NYSED about how these circumstances will impact the school calendar for the remainder of the academic year, including Regents examinations and graduation. We will share more information as soon as it is available.

At-home learning: 

Our teachers have been working to stay in contact with students and their families to provide instructional materials. Parents and students can view more information about remote learning here.

It is important to note that the district is honoring its regularly scheduled spring recess from April 6-13. Assignments will not be given to students during that time.

Thank you for your continued patience and support. We will provide you with more information as it becomes available and continue to communicate with families via email, phone calls and our website.

Sincerely,

Daniel Connor
Superintendent of Schools