Dear Goshen school community:
As you are likely aware, on March 27, Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order closing schools until at least April 15. During this time, as per the Governor’s executive order, schools are required to provide continuity of instruction, meals for students and childcare resources every weekday, including days originally part of the previously scheduled spring break.
The remote learning assignments of the past few weeks have focused on academic enrichment and engagement in order to maintain skills. Please continue to encourage and require your children to complete the learning tasks assigned to them.
Students will return to school on April 15 unless we are directed by the Governor to further extend school closure. We will continue to monitor all available guidance and directives and keep you informed.
If schools are directed to remain closed beyond April 15, the district will begin to implement an education plan using online instruction. We will continue to provide students with Chromebooks, as needed. More details regarding the plan will be shared in the coming days.
We recognize that this is a stressful and challenging situation and that our families are shouldering many personal and professional responsibilities. We are here to support you, and will relay information as soon as we receive definitive guidance from State Education.
Please visit the COVID-19 information page on our website for the following information:
- Instructional resources and information for students and families;
- Meal distribution times and locations; and
- Childcare resources for families of essential workers.
Thank you all for your continued patience, understanding and support. We are grateful for your resilience and flexibility as we navigate through these unprecedented times.
Daniel T. Connor
Superintendent of Schools