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: …

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 …

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 …

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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