Update March 31: Governor’s order re continuity of learning

On March 27, Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order closing schools until at least April 15. During this time, schools are required to provide continuity of instruction, meals for students and information on available childcare resources every weekday, including days originally part of the previously scheduled spring break.   DCS teachers have been sharing …

Update March 30: Governor delays votes

Annual school budget and board of education votes are postponed statewide until at least June 1, under an executive order from Gov. Andrew Cuomo aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19/Coronavirus. In delaying the votes, which were originally scheduled for May 19, the governor’s executive order said, “Any school board, library board, or village election …

Update March 27: Schools are closed until April 15

March 27, 2020 Dear DCS parents and guardians,  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. Sporting practices and events, rehearsals, shows, school events, activities and after-school programs will also continue to be canceled during this time. Information …

Child care services for essential workers

Child care scholarships are available April 24, 2020 New York State is using a portion of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) funds to provide child care to income eligible essential workers at no cost. Essential workers who must work outside of the home and who are using a regulated …

Update March 16: Meals available for district students

DCS is providing food for students who are eligible for free/reduced lunch and breakfast and for any students who are in need. Deliveries of breakfast (extra food items will be provided for this meal) and lunch are scheduled Monday through Friday for students in the free and reduced-price meal program, and for families who reach …

Parent need for child care survey & local resource

March 25, 2020 update If you are a parent or caregiver who needs child care, please complete this New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) parent need for child care survey. Based on the information you provide about your job, employer, number of children, and financial need, OCFS may be able to …

Schools set classroom office hours

March 25, 2020 Update Duanesburg Elementary School and Jr./Sr. High School have set classroom office hours while schools are closed due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus situation. View the Elementary School Office Hours View the HS classroom office hours Please contact the teachers with any questions regarding schedules of classroom office hours.

AP exams to take place online

March 23, 2020 update The College Board, which administers Advanced Placement (AP) exams nationwide, has announced that it will conduct online exams for the 2019-20 school year. The exam content will only cover material taught through early March. This will ensure that students currently enrolled in an AP course and who pass the course will …

Grades 3-8 state tests canceled

The New York State Board of Regents and State Education Department (SED) have announced that the elementary- and intermediate-level state assessments for grades 3-8 have been suspended for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. “It is most important that during the time of closure, schools are able to continue to focus their efforts toward …

Learning resources from WMHT

Local PBS station WMHT Public Media began offering educational resources as of March 23, 2020, to support in-home learning for students in grades pre-kindergarten through 12 while area schools are closed. From 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, WMHT WORLD will offer programming for students in grades 4-12. Each full day line-up offers …

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