Governor Cuomo: Schools closed for rest of academic year

Dear Goshen Schools family,

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced during his May 1 press briefing that New York state schools will remain closed for the rest of the academic year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The district will continue to provide students with distance learning for the remainder of the academic year, as per the direction of the Governor. Since April 15, our teachers have provided academic instruction and enrichment opportunities to students in accordance with the district’s plan for continuing instruction, and will continue to do so for the remainder of the school year.

The food service department will continue to prepare meals for students and families. Please view the district’s COVID-19 Information and Resources page to learn more about school meal distribution, as well as childcare resources and information for essential workers.

According to the Governor, “We must protect our children, students and educators.” Although we fully agree with this statement, and many of us may have anticipated the extended closure, it is still a sad day for our students, teachers and families. We realize that with this closing, there are many personal disappointments, difficulties and challenges. We also realize that are many questions about end-of-year events and activities; they will be addressed as soon as decisions are made and we have definitive information to share.

We are proud of our Goshen Schools family for its support, strength and continued sense of resilience and community. Together, we are Goshen Strong.

We are awaiting final details from the Governor and will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available via the website and SchoolMessenger email.

Daniel T. Connor
Superintendent of Schools