Update Apr. 9: Regents exams, course credit & continued learning

Dear Parents or guardians,

As you may know, Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced that schools in New York State will remain closed through April 29. It is clear that the governor’s announcement stipulated that all schools will continue to operate as they have and must use all snow days and vacation days in order to qualify for the state required 180 days of instruction. Therefore, even though this closure extension covers our traditional spring break, we will continue to provide online learning and meals to families. 

In addition, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) has canceled the June 2020 Regents exams. Students who pass or earn credit for their courses will be exempted from passing the Regents exams in order to graduate and will be able to earn diploma credit for the exams they were exempt from. More information about the details of these requirements will be provided to affected students in the days ahead.

Please take notice that no student’s graduation status or diploma status will be affected by the canceling of the Regents exams. It is, though, very important for students to continue to actively be engaged and participate in the district’s plan for continuing education in order to receive actual course credit.

Our teachers have been in contact with students and their families to provide instructional materials, and will continue to do so throughout this extended closure in accordance with the district’s plan for continuing instruction. Please take note: in order to continue to be eligible for course credit, individual students must continue to actively participate in the district’s plan for continuing education for the duration of the extended closure.

While sporting practices and events, rehearsals, shows, school events, activities and afterschool programs remain canceled during this time, we will continue providing meals to families.

Information is also posted on this website about child care for essential workers.

Thank you for your continued patience and support. We will provide you with more information as it becomes available and continue to communicate with families via email, phone calls and our website.

Jeff Ziegler
Interim Superintendent of Schools