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 …

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 …

Families: Reminder about travel-related quarantine period

Dear Goshen families, As you know, the district will be closed Feb. 15-19 for February break. I hope you are able to use this time to relax and recharge. As a reminder, the New York State Department of Health requires that anyone traveling to New York from a non-contiguous state may need to quarantine for …

Crayon Initiative to benefit children’s hospital art programs

Scotchtown Avenue Elementary School students in Brownie Troop 146 will collect crayons for the Crayon Initiative until February 24. Students will be able to drop their used crayons into designated bins before or after school. SAS drop location: table outside main entrance GIS drop location: main hallway CJH drop location: main lobby GHS drop location: …

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 …

Second grader donates 42 puzzle sets to children in need

Collin Barrett, a second grader in Patricia Kuttler’s class at Scotchtown Avenue Elementary School, has helped brighten the holidays for local children in need. Over the past several weeks, Collin organized (with the help of his mother, Julie Barrett), his first annual Christmas drive through Usborne Books’ Cards for a Cause fundraiser. Collin committed to …

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 …

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