Jan. 15: Four individuals test positive for COVID-19

District officials learned that four individuals in our schools have tested positive for COVID-19. A student from Goshen Intermediate School, a student from Goshen High School and a staff member at Goshen High School tested positive for COVID-19. The infected individuals were not in the buildings during the infectious periods and do not pose a risk of …

OCDOH updates quarantine guidelines, doctor’s note still needed to return to school

The Orange County Department of Health has updated its quarantine guidelines in order to follow those of the New York State Department of Heath. Quarantine for individuals exposed to COVID-19 can end after 10 days without a testing requirement if no symptoms have been reported during the quarantine period. Symptomatic individuals must continue to quarantine …

Remote learning “pause” extended until Tuesday, Jan. 19

Dear Goshen Schools family, As you are aware, the local community — as well as most of the country — is experiencing a rise in positive cases of COVID-19. After careful consideration, the district has decided to extend its “pause” and continue remote learning for all students until Tuesday, Jan. 19. We do not take …

How does the NYS Micro-Cluster Initiative affect our schools?

Dear Goshen families, Many of you are likely aware of New York State’s Micro-Cluster Initiative, where regions of the state are designated Yellow, Orange or Red zones based on the prevalence of COVID-19 in those areas. Each zone designation comes with various restrictions for businesses, gatherings, and schools. At this time, our region is NOT …

Naomi Aclin presented with prize for winning substance abuse prevention poster

On Nov. 18, representatives from the Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Council (ADAC) of Orange County visited sixth grader Naomi Aclin, grand prize winner in the 2020 ADAC Annual Substance Abuse Prevention Poster Design Contest in the Spanish category. Last spring, Naomi was named the top winner as a fifth grade student in Amanda Tirado’s class, …

K-12 students to learn remotely Nov. 30 to Dec. 14

Dear Goshen Schools family, Due to the rising number of positive cases of COVID-19 throughout the county, the Goshen Central School District will enter a two-week “pause” and transition to all remote instruction beginning Monday, Nov. 30. This decision comes per the strong recommendation of Dr. Irina Gilman, Commissioner of Health of the Orange County …

Parents, employees: Did you receive your test notifications?

On Wednesday, Nov. 18, the Goshen Central School District conducted a test of its notification system SchoolMessenger. Automated phone calls, emails and/or texts were sent to ALL parents/guardians and district employees who have provided up-to-date contact information with the district. There were two separate tests: one for parents/guardians and one for employees. Parents/guardians: If you …

COVID-19 communication: What we’ve learned so far

Dear Goshen Schools family, As you are aware, over the past few days, the district saw an uptick in positive COVID-19 cases. At the time this letter was written, we reported six positive cases in our schools. District officials recognize that the multiple notifications about these positive cases may have caused some confusion for our …

Information about snow days for 2020-21 school year

Nov. 3 Update:  On October 29, the district shared via its website and SchoolMessenger notification system that the district will move from traditional snow days to remote learning days during instances of inclement weather for the 2020-21 school year. Goshen has two snow days built into the 2020-21 school year calendar; however, after the calendar …

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