Staff spotlight: Meet Elaine Mills, R.N., Intermediate School nurse

Meet Elaine Mills, R.N., Intermediate School nurse! What is your favorite aspect of your job? Having a positive impact on the lives of children is the most important aspect of my job as a school nurse.  When students come to our office they are usually sick, injured or emotional about something going on in the …

Teacher Spotlight: Meet Jonathan Clemmons, Middle School technology teacher

Meet Jonathan Clemmons, Middle School technology teacher! What’s your favorite aspect of your job? As a technology teacher, I can honestly say that student engagement is very close to 100 percent!  Students bring an enthusiasm to class, the likes of which I never saw in my previous roles as a math and science teacher! I …

Preparation plans shared for the start of four in-person academic instruction days on April 12 

Dear Minisink Valley parents/guardians: When classes resume following Spring Break on Tuesday, April 6, there will be an important adjustment to the academic instructional schedule for the week of April 5. This schedule adjustment will allow our Buildings & Grounds team to prepare classrooms in all our buildings to be ready for Monday, April 12, …

March 26 COVID-19 update from Superintendent Brian Monahan

The district has confirmed the following positive COVID-19 cases today, March 26. High School:  One faculty member; contact tracing is completed. 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

Enjoy Spring Break and stay aware of updated COVID-19 travel/quarantine guidelines

Travel/quarantine guidance updates Gov. Cuomo announces quarantine for domestic travel will no longer be required starting April 1 CDC: Travel guidance U.S. Department of State COVID-19 travel information Visit the district’s Social Emotional Learning  Hub for other useful information.

Reminder: NYS Department of Health guidance still remains unchanged for school distancing/quarantining requirements    

Attention Minisink Valley parents/guardians: As a reminder, the district is aware that the CDC recently released new guidance which reduces distancing requirements from  six to three-feet,  without barriers, for masked students. Please be aware that the same guidance maintains the six-feet distance requirement when students remove their masks to eat. Operating schools during COVID-19: CDC’s …

High School’s Mixed Choir, Women’s Choir and Chamber Choir Concert present ‘MIOSM’ virtual concert

To celebrate Music in Our Schools Month (MIOSM) , the High School’s Mixed Choir, Women’s Choir, and Chamber Choir Concert proudly present their virtual concert.  Watch for a combined selection at the end of the concert! Mixed Choir, Women’s Choir and Chamber Choir Concert present ‘MIOSM’ virtual concert The students learned their music during daily …

Eighth-grade instrumentalists debut their ‘Flat for Education’ online music compositions

Eighth-grade instrumentalists recently debuted their “Flat for Education” online music compositions, part of an innovative way Minisink Valley’s music faculty continue to focus on music education, particularly during virtual learning. Minisink Valley’s Music Department was fortunate enough to obtain student subscriptions to “Music First,”  a K-12 music learning management software with engaging content and software …

March 25 COVID-19 update from Superintendent Brian Monahan

The district has confirmed the following positive COVID-19 cases today, March 25. Middle School:  One student. Intermediate School:  Two students. Contact tracing is completed. 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

Staff spotlight: Meet Sheri Gurney, Intermediate School secretary

Meet Sheri Gurney, Intermediate School secretary! What’s your favorite aspect of your job? The students and their families are my absolute favorite aspect of my job!  Waving at the students everyday, saying a quick “Hello” or “How’s it going today kiddo?” are the best perks of my job!  The positive, bright and youthful energy that …

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