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 …

More than 100 books donated to honor memory of former librarian

Since the spring, more than 100 books were purchased and donated in memory of Dorothy Szarowski, former library media specialist at Scotchtown Avenue Elementary School. Since Dorothy’s passing, dozens of people reached out to her colleagues, Aileen Behringer and Christine Banuls, to inquire how they could honor her memory. With the assistance of Sheri McNair, …

School meal pickup schedule changes for November holidays

During the month of November, there are two school holidays that fall on a Wednesday, which is the regularly scheduled day for school meal pickup for remote learners. These holidays are Nov. 11 for Veterans Day and Nov. 25 for Thanksgiving recess. In order to accommodate our families, the Food Services Department will distribute food …

Update: Students to receive free meals for entire school year

Students in the Goshen Central School District will receive free school meals through the end of the 2020-21 school year, as part of a nationwide program that will help support children’s access to nutritious meals while minimizing potential exposure to the novel coronavirus (COVID–19). The extension of free meals, which was originally slated to end …

Clarifications about student absences under hybrid, remote learning models

Now that the district has fully embraced its hybrid and remote learning models, it is necessary to update and clarify its student attendance protocol and what constitutes an absence from school. The following situations will be deemed an absence from school. Please note that absences do not affect students’ grades. Students who are fully remote …

Orange County Red Ribbon Week is Oct. 23-30

Orange County’s Red Ribbon Week will be held virtually October 23-30. Red Ribbon Week is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention campaign. This year’s theme is BE HAPPY, BE BRAVE, BE DRUG FREE. Students from all over the county will be invited to participate in a variety of fun-filled virtual activities, including a photo …

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