Important update about school physical exam forms

Dear Parent/Guardian, Education Law requires a physical exam for new entrants and students in Grades Pre-K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 & 11; annually for interscholastic sports; and working papers as needed; or as required by the Committee on Special Education (CSE) or Committee on Preschool Special education (CPSE) Beginning January 31, 2021, …

Dismissal times for final week of school, June 21-25

Families: Please note the following dismissal times for June 21-25. June 21 Grades 6-12: Dismissal at 12:30 p.m. Grades K-5: Dismissal at 1:30 p.m. June 22 Grades 6-12: Dismissal at 12:30 p.m. Grades K-5: Dismissal at 1:30 p.m. June 23 K-12: AM Remote Instruction June 24 – last day of school for students Grades 6-12: …

UPDATE: NYS lifts outdoor mask requirements for schools

Dear Goshen Schools community, Yesterday, Governor Cuomo announced that New York will not amend the mask requirement for inside school buildings, and that students and employees must continue to wear a mask indoors for the remainder of the school year. The state cites this decision is largely due to the high number of unvaccinated children, …

NYSED: School physical deadline extended to Sept. 1, 2021

On May 11, the New York State Department of Education approved an emergency action to extend the deadline for yearly health physicals for students. Considering the COVID-19 pandemic, students who are unable to obtain a health examination for 2020-21 due to the COVID-19 crisis have until September 1, 2021 to provide the required health examination …

District closed Friday, June 18 in observance of Juneteenth

On October 20, 2020, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed into legislation designating Juneteenth as an official public holiday in New York State. The official date of the Juneteenth holiday is annually on June 19; however, since June 19, 2021 is a Saturday, it will be observed on Friday, June 18. Juneteenth commemorates the end to …

Gladiator Gains enrichment program to debut this summer

The administrators at Goshen Central School District are in the early planning stages of the district’s new K-12 summer enrichment program. “Gladiator Gains” will provide extended learning opportunities in a fun, interactive environment intended to promote critical thinking and increase student engagement. Gladiator Gains will be held from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and …

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 …

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. …

Parents: Register for self-paced tech trainings and support

The Goshen Central School District is pleased to offer parents/guardians the opportunity to register for a parent account in OTIS for Educators, an online platform that provides educational technology training and support for teachers — and now has a section dedicated to parents and guardians. These training sessions, which include troubleshooting WiFi and connecting to …

Reminder: Contact school nurse if your child tests positive for COVID-19

Goshen parents/guardians: Please make sure to immediately contact your child’s school nurse if he/she should test positive for COVID-19. School nurses will provide infected individuals with important health- and quarantine-related information and must also contact anyone who may be at risk of exposure as quickly as possible. School nurse contact information is listed below. Dorothy …

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