District expects to receive COVID-19 at-home testing kits from New York State to distribute to families

Dear Minisink Valley school community: As you may be aware, Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced her plans to send millions of COVID-19 testing kits to school districts statewide for parents/guardians to use for at-home testing. At this time, we understand a yet-to-be-determined quantity of test kits will be sent to Orange-Ulster BOCES.  BOCES will then …

A reminder from Minisink Valley’s medical director about COVID-19 vaccinations

As media reports continue to share news about COVID-19 and its variants, we are re-sharing this Nov. 23 post from Medical Director Dr. Sara Little.  Thank you for reviewing it again.  Dear Minisink Valley parents/guardians: Serving as the district’s medical director is a great privilege and I want to re-emphasize that the good health and …

Mount Hope Police Department’s quick police work saves Otisville’s holiday decorations!

The district wishes to thank the Mount Hope Police Department for apprehending a “grinchy grinch” who was attempting to steal Otisville Elementary School’s holiday decorations. The police department quickly issued a “Be on the Look Out” (BOLO ) alert, asking for the community’s help. Shortly after, surveillance footage was secured from within the building and …

Middle School Pet Club Regifting Sale raises $987 to support local shelters and middle school ‘critters’

‘ The Middle School Pet Club raised $987 in its recent school Regifting Sale, with funds earmarked to support local animal shelters and the “critters” it takes care of at the middle school. Middle school families donated items for the sale; and students purchased them during a two day event at the school for gifts …

High school’s ‘Ugly Sweater Contest’ a glitzy time for all!

Congratulations to winners of the high school’s “Ugly Sweater Contest!” Students: First place, for his crafty Christmas sweater: Chance Ervin Second place, for her “believe” sweater: Hannah Lee Third place: for her cute elf ensemble: Gabriella Conners Faculty: First place: the teacher who looks like wrapping paper exploded all over her shirt: Christina Bruder Second …

New York State Board of Regents cancels January 2022 Regents exams

Attention Minisink Valley High School families: The  New York State Board of Regents has cancelled all Regents exams scheduled for Jan. 25-28, 2022 due to COVID-19 concerns. “New York set a daunting record last week with more COVID-19 cases reported in one day than ever before,” Education Commissioner Dr. Betty Rosa said in a statement …

Dec. 23 COVID-19 update from Superintendent Brian Monahan

The district has confirmed the following positive COVID-19 cases today, Dec. 23. High School: Two students Middle School:  One student and one faculty member Otisville Elementary: One student and one staff member Elementary School: One staff member Contact tracing has been completed. Thank you for your attention to this important information. The health, safety, and …

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