GIS & CJH: Grades 3-8 assessments begin April 22

Dear Parents and Guardians, Each spring, the Grades 3-8 English language arts and math assessments are administered to students across New York State. Although these assessments are typically administered annually, they were not administered during the 2019-2020 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As we continued to navigate through the pandemic, there was much …

Proposed budget will not increase tax levy for 2021-22

On Monday, April 19, the members of the Board of Education voted to adopt a $78,811,376 proposed budget for the 2021-22 school year. Residents will vote on the proposed spending plan on Tuesday, May 18. The proposed plan calls for a $2,727,539 or 3.58% increase in spending over the current year’s budget. If approved, it …

PTOs to host virtual Board of Education candidate Q&A

The PTOs will host a Q&A forum for the Board of Education candidates at 7:30 p.m. May 5 via Zoom. The Goshen community is invited to submit questions for the candidates via Google form. Candidates will not be provided with the questions beforehand and answers will follow a time limit. The final questions will be …

UPDATE: Goshen’s plan for 4-day in-person instruction

Dear Goshen family, Last evening, members of the district’s Reopening Committee met with Dr. Nicholas Belasco, the official school physician for the Goshen Central School District. The discussion included the recently updated social distancing guidelines that were released by the New York State Department of Health on April 9 as well as our plans to …

View updated quarantine guidance from NYSDOH

On April 1, the New York State Department of Health officially updated its guidance for quarantine for those exposed to COVID-19. To summarize: For vaccinated individuals exposed to COVID-19 Individuals who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and are asymptomatic do not need to quarantine after exposure to COVID-19. Individuals who have been fully vaccinated …

Superintendent’s letter: Details about four-day in-person instruction plan

Dear Goshen Schools family, I hope you are enjoying your time off during spring recess. Our students, families and staff have certainly earned this much-deserved break. Below, you will find some important information about the 4-day in-person instruction plan. General information Families are required to choose between 4-day in-person instruction or fully remote instruction. Once …

Goshen students persevere with Virtual Odyssey competition

This year’s Odyssey of the Mind competition is unlike any other year, but that didn’t stifle the enthusiasm of our Goshen teams. “If I had to describe my experience with Virtual Odyssey of the Mind in one word, it would be ‘amazing’,” said Goshen Intermediate School team member Aiden DiNapoli. This year, the district had …

CJH, GIS students test positive for COVID-19

The district was notified that a student at C. J. Hooker Middle School and Goshen Intermediate School tested positive for COVID-19. Both students have been learning remotely. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other privacy laws restrict us from disclosing or confirming any personally identifiable information. We cannot identify anyone who has …

Process for community questions and concerns

Dear Goshen Schools family, Over the past several weeks, district and building administrators and the members of the Board of Education have received many questions from our school community regarding school reopening as well as other areas of concern. We welcome your questions and recognize and appreciate our families’ desire for prompt and accurate responses. …

Students share valentines with Colombian peers

Students in Jen Cestare’s fifth grade class at Goshen Intermediate School shared a sweet Valentine’s Day by making new friends in Colombia! “My student teacher, Emily Martin, found the website Virtual Valentines Project 2021 when we were brainstorming how to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year. Once we signed up, I reached out to a teacher …

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