COVID-19 (Coronavirus)


Remote Learning will continue throughout Spring Break

“I hope this letter finds you all well. My previous message indicated that instruction would halt for the entirety of spring break recess is no longer the case. The Governor has since directed us to continue remote learning through Tuesday, April 14, 2020. If the current school closure is extended beyond the 14th, remote learning is to continue as well. The Governors order dictates that schools are required to provide continuity of instruction, meals for students and childcare resources for essential workers every weekday, including days originally part of the previously scheduled spring break

If the closure is not extended, we will return to school onsite on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. We will continue to monitor all available guidance and directives and keep you informed if this changes

We know that the information in this Executive Order and the situation, in general, continues to raise questions and concerns. I apologize for the mixed messages, but the Governors order must be adhered to. We do not have a choice. Students, please plan to continue remote learning through Tuesday, April 14, 2020, as well as the days following, if the closure is extended

If you wish to read the Executive Order, it can be found here

Thank you all for your continued patience.
Stay hopeful and stay healthy

Sincerely,
Dave Halloran 

Superintendent Press Release (PDF)



The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has partnered with nine public television stations to offer “Learn-at-Home” educational programming on-air for students from prekindergarten through grade 12, every weekday.

 
“Learn-at-Home” programming is available to students through their local public television station starting Monday, March 23.
 
Programming will be available for young children (PreK through grade 4) and older children (grade 5 through grade 12) on different digital channels.
 
Material can be viewed for free over-the-air with a television antenna or on cable.
 
Parents and educators should check local listings for information about their public television stations’ schedules and channel lineup.
 
As this program continues, stations are planning to offer more specific educational information and resources developed in conjunction with local school districts, BOCES, parents and teachers.
 
New special collections of learning materials have also been created for parents at PBSLearningMedia.org.
For more information, visit your local station.

 


Paid Sick Leave

GESD Technolgy Help

Boulevard Email List

Park Terrace Elementary Email List

GHS Counseling Resource

Kingsborough Email List

Child Care Survey

Ideas for Quarantine/Social Distancing

Gloversville High School Email List

Request for School Owned Technology


Dear Parents/Guardians,

Although your child is not physically at school, we still would like them to feel supported.  

Remember, during these stressful times many of our children will be confused or scared.  You can help your child by using the following tips. 

  • Keeping adult conversation away from “little ears” – they will likely be alert to everything you say!

  • Remaining calm and reassuring will help lessen the anxiety.

  • Making yourself available for giving extra attention and time to talk about their concerns, fears, and questions. You may not have “all the answers”, but you can still comfort and assure your child.

  • Be aware of what your child may be viewing on tv–youtube or social media–even news reports can be confusing and scary.

  • Try to keep a normal routine as much as possible. They should still get up in the morning, wash, brush their teeth and have breakfast.  Keeping to this schedule will help them when it’s time to return to school.

  • Be honest about what may be unknown (like when we will see each other again at school).

  • Watch your child for signs of illness such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath.

  • Practice good hygiene and healthy habits.  Not only should your child (and you!) remember to wash your hands often, but it is also important to allow everyone personal space (which is part of the  “social distancing” we are hearing so much about). Avoid large groups whenever possible, wave your hands rather than shake or hug, thumbs up rather than high five!

These suggestions are especially important at times like these.  Please check out some of the links below for more tips and hints.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/passive-aggressive-diaries/202003/what-parents-can-do-manage-coronavirus-stress-in-kids

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZD9KNhmOCV4

https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-coronavirus?fbclid=IwAR26F2Tmdj3pJN3iv6yAtRyTQoC-AH0P3H1D5QgEqQneurbBPnE_L6Omv30#.XmqzisKG7LA.facebook

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1o6kEgCKLn3cyIm2hehhhSTIk7yRTd0C3zx49JS4wwCI/mobilebasic


RESOURCES

While school is not open there are other agencies still available at the time of this writing to provide support.

-The United Way has a number of resources for our area and can be accessed by calling their 2-1-1 Helpline at 888-366-321

– For local emotional and mental health resources

The Family Counseling Center – (518) 725-4310

This number can be used for Crisis Services, Mobile Crisis, and Family/Peer Support Services

St. Mary’s Mental Health Hotline
(518) 842-9111

*If you have a mental health EMERGENCY (you are homicidal or suicidal) call 911*


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