An April 17 update on the extended school closure from Superintendent Brian Monahan

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Dear Minisink Valley School community:

We have finished our first week of the beginning of Quarter 4, which includes the introduction of new instruction under our revised Quarter 4 grading system.

High school update on the new instructional plan

Middle school update on the new instructional plan

Elementary schools’ update on the new instructional plan

Our first week of new instruction was an extremely productive one, and we were pleased to see so many students engaged in new work.

Thank you to our faculty, staff and administration for their efforts to ensure the transition to this new learning environment has been so seamless.  Our teachers remain in contact with students and their families and will continue to do so throughout this extended closure in accordance with the district’s plan for instruction.

To our parents: Thank you for your continued efforts to remind your children of the importance of keeping a normal daily school routine, engaging with their teachers and completing their work.

And to our students: We continue to be so proud of your efforts to do your very best in your academic studies. We know it’s not always easy.  But, as your parents and those who care about you are also reminding you, all your hard work and dedication will pay off.

As a reminder, yesterday, April 16, Gov. Cuomo extended his “NY on Pause” executive order through May 15, which means schools remain closed through that time.   The governor could extend the closure again if he feels it is necessary to contain the virus.

Gov. Cuomo extends “NY on Pause” to May 15

Please continue to watch our website for updates, and that includes information on the district’s “Coronavirus Preparedness” page, and reach out to your child’s teachers and principal with any questions you have. All of us remain fully committed to your child’s academic success and continuity in their education under extraordinary circumstances.

Additionally, here’s information if you are in need of breakfasts/lunches through our food program

For health care workers, first responders and essential workers who need childcare assistance during the extended school closure:  Childcare program information

Thank you for your continued flexibility, responsiveness, and understanding during these challenging times.


Brian C. Monahan