Jan. 29 COVID-19 update from Superintendent Brian Monahan

The district has confirmed the following positive COVID-19 case today, Jan. 29. Middle School: One BOCES Satellite individual; no action is required. Elementary School: One student; contact tracing is complete. Thank you for your attention to this important information. The health, safety, and well-being of our school community remains our top priority. Sincerely, Brian C. …

District still awaits DOH guidance on start of ‘higher risk’ sports on Feb. 1

Attention Minisink Valley athletic families: As you know, on Jan. 22, Gov. Cuomo and the New York State Department of Health (DOH) approved the start of higher risk sports and recreational activities to begin on Feb. 1, but delegated the final decision for play to begin with local county health departments. Guidance from Gov. Cuomo’s …

A reminder about inclement weather and academic instruction decisions

Dear Minisink Valley school community: To follow-up our Jan. 26 remote learning day due to inclement weather, I wanted to clarify a few things as we move forward. As explained when the Board of Education approved changes to the district’s 2020-21 calendar, each inclement weather day’s specific circumstances will be factored into how instruction may …

Sign up to receive COVID-19 vaccine availability alerts

The Orange County Department of Health (OC DOH) and Health Commissioner Dr. Irina Gelman have asked Minisink Valley to assist in its work of helping to create further community awareness of the availability of COVID-19 vaccinations by providing the following link: Vaccination Information Request Form The link will allow eligible residents who live or work …

High school Jan. 27 COVID-19 update from Superintendent Brian Monahan

The district has confirmed the following positive COVID-19 cases today, Jan.  27.   High School:  Two students; no action required as they are remote learners. The health, safety, and well-being of our school community remains our top priority. Sincerely, Brian C. Monahan Superintendent

Strawberry DNA experiment represents how faculty creatively engage hybrid/remote learners

Minisink Valley teachers continue to be imaginative in adapting classroom science experiments to experiments that can also be done at home, reinforcing hands-on science education doesn’t stop during a pandemic. Kimberly Jordan’s College Biology 101 class, offered in partnership through Orange Community College, recently reinforced a lesson about DNA with her “Extraction of DNA from …

Middle school Jan. 26 COVID-19 update from Superintendent Brian Monahan

The district has confirmed the following positive COVID-19 case today, Jan. 26. Middle School: One student; contact tracing is complete. Thank you for your attention to this important information. The health, safety, and well-being of our school community remains our top priority. Sincerely, Brian C. Monahan Superintendent

Middle school to continue remote instruction through Friday, Jan. 29

Dear Minisink Valley Middle School families: The middle school will remain on a fully remote instruction schedule through Friday, Jan. 29. Hybrid instruction will resume Monday, Feb. 1 The extension of this time frame  continues to be because of the large numbers of staff who still cannot be in the building due to COVID-19 exposure …

District awaits Orange County Department of Health decision on the start of ‘higher risk’ sports

On Jan. 22, Gov. Cuomo and the New York State Department of Health (DOH) approved the start of higher risk sports and recreational activities to begin on Feb. 1, but delegated the final decision for play to begin with local county health departments. Guidance from Gov. Cuomo’s office states that high-risk sports may begin practice …

Introducing: ‘Teacher Spotlight!’ Meet Intermediate School fifth-grade teacher Karen Nicholson

Welcome to 2021 “Teacher Spotlight!” Every Tuesday, you’ll meet one of our wonderful Minisink Valley teachers and learn more about their important work! Today, Jan. 25, meet Intermediate School fifth-grade teacher Karen Nicholson! • What’s your favorite aspect of your job? My favorite part of my job is, of course, working with children. It is …

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