Important update about in-person learning

Dear Goshen Schools family,

The Goshen Central School District is committed to providing a meaningful and rich educational experience for all learners, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping in mind the health and safety of our students and staff. The Board of Education’s highest priority is a safe and successful return to in-person learning.

The district is working closely with the Orange County Department of Health (OCDOH) to safely increase the number of in-person instructional days for our students while staying in compliance with the guidelines disseminated by the New York State Department of Health.

Our Reopening Committee is currently reviewing the guidelines, which includes the use of physical barriers. As a result, we have ordered trifold polycarbonate desk partitions. The clear partitions will be installed by our Buildings and Grounds employees as soon as they are delivered. We are also working closely with Orange-Ulster BOCES and the OCDOH to help schedule appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations for our faculty and staff members.

There are still many details to iron out before this plan is finalized. The goal is to have students increase in-person instruction from 2 days per week to 4-5 days per week as soon as possible within the next 6 weeks, pending the delivery and installation of the polycarbonate partitions.

Students who wish to remain as fully remote learners will still have the option to do so.

As we move forward with our planning, a survey will be disseminated to parents and guardians later this week. Thank you for your continued support.

Sincerely,

Daniel T. Connor
Superintendent of Schools