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 …

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 …

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 …

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