Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources and Information

The Goshen Central School District is CLOSED until April 15, as per Governor Cuomo’s executive order, because of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 public health situation. View the latest updates and information (in English and Spanish) including remote learning resources, exam information, meal distribution plan and more by visiting the Coronavirus/COVID-19 web page. This page will be updated frequently so please check back often.

View the latest updates about COVID-19/Coronavirus / Ver las ultimas actualizaciones sobre COVID-19/Coronavirus

Ver las últimas actualizaciones en español The Goshen Central School District will use this web page to help share information and resources about COVID-19/Coronavirus. As with all matters related to public health, we will follow all guidance from the Orange County Health Department (OCHD), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the New …

April 2: View a letter from the superintendent

Dear Goshen school community: As you are likely aware, on March 27, Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order closing schools until at least April 15. During this time, as per the Governor’s executive order, schools are required to provide continuity of instruction, meals for students and childcare resources every weekday, including days originally part …

Update: Governor’s school closure order extended to April 15

Dear Goshen Schools community, Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today, March 27, that schools in New York state will remain closed until April 15. Goshen students and staff were to return to school the day prior on Tuesday, April 14, after the conclusion of spring break; they will now return …

YMCA to offer emergency childcare for families of first responders, essential health workers

Essential health care workers and first responders in need of childcare are invited to utilize the Middletown YMCA Emergency Childcare Services. If you have questions, please contact YMCA Senior Director Irene Rumsey at 845-956-1493 or irumsey@middletownymca.org. In order to guarantee your child’s placement, please register by the Friday prior to the Monday start date. The …

Goshen’s youngest design basic animation program

First and second graders at Scotchtown Avenue School are using the engineering design process to build a computer program in ScratchJr. The challenge involves moving a character over every square of a 15 x 20-square grid, and it is the equivalent of basic computer animation. Students first thought through the problem by drawing on a …

Goshen Rotarians read to Scotchtown students during Kindness Assembly

The monthly Kindness and Friendship Assemblies at Scotchtown Avenue Elementary hosted two very special guests on Friday, Feb. 21, the 100th Day of School. Goshen Rotary representatives Amy VanAmburgh and Christopher Tippin offered their support to the school’s emphasis on kindness by reading Mem Fox’s “Whoever you are” to every Scotchtown student. Illustrated by Leslie …

Students receive letter, photos from children’s book author

Second graders recently studied the works of Jan Brett, a children’s author and illustrator who has published more than 35 books since 1981. Her work includes Gingerbread Baby, The Umbrella, Hedgie Loves to Read and Mossy. Students in Justine Diaz and Anne McEnery’s class read and discussed several Jan Brett books during their author study. …

Reading and writing for a better school, a better world

Second graders in Joanne Karchawer’s classroom have been thinking a lot about their words and their voice—with a little inspiration from one of their favorite children’s author, Peter H. Reynolds. “His books have a very simple way of making kids feel good about themselves and to wish the same for others,” Mrs. Karchawer said. Most …

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