Dear Schuylerville Families,
The news updates surrounding the COVID-19 virus continue to evolve on a frequent basis, with many of the guidelines/mandates from the federal and state governments pertaining to the delivery of remote education. NYS Governor Cuomo’s most recent executive order states, while schools will remain closed through April 14, educational material, meals, and childcare for essential workers must still be provided every weekday through that date.
While the Schuylerville Central School District’s April break falls during that time period, we must still adhere to the state’s order. Teachers will be providing learning material to students via the means that have been established so far (K-5 at-home learning packets and grades 6-12 online.)
Preparation for possible extension of closure
We have started to prepare for the possibility of an executive order from the governor extending the closure of school past April 14. Teachers are developing three weeks of educational material (weeks of April 13, April 20, and April 27.) If an executive order from the governor is given, we are ensuring there will be no interruption to academic instruction.
- In the coming weeks, if there is an executive order from the governor with a school closure extension, at-home learning packets will be delivered to grades K-5 on Friday, April 9.
- Students in grades 6-12 will continue to access learning materials from individual teachers through online/virtual means.
- Any student in grades 6-12 who does not have WiFi in the home can request hard copies of all materials. Students in grades 6-12 should only be doing online work or hard copy packet work (not both.)
- Requests for grades 6-12 packet deliveries should be made by contacting the middle school main office (518-695-3255, ext. 2265) or the high school main office (518-695-3255, ext. 2232.) Please leave a voicemail by April 6.
- Administrators are discussing the grading process and marking period amendments, but there are no concrete parameters or plans. It will ultimately be decided building by building.
- Please note: teachers are keeping an updated SchoolTool gradebook. Teachers are leaving uncompleted assignments blank; you will not see a zero for an uncompleted assignment. Any assignments left blank need to be completed.
- Regents Exams: we are awaiting guidance from the state.
- Spring sports season: a decision is expected from NYSPHSAA by April 27
- Any special education related questions can be directed to Director of Pupil Personnel Services, Gregg Barthelmas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Meal deliveries will continue; the district’s Food Service and Transportation Departments are doing an incredible job. We are currently providing meals for 280 students with every delivery.
I am proud of the hard work being done each week by our students and staff. Thank you for your patience and flexibility during these times.
Dr. Ryan Sherman
Superintendent of Schools