An update from Superintendent Brian Monahan on the reopening of Minisink Valley schools

Dear Minisink Valley school community:

Today, Aug. 7, Gov. Cuomo announced all New York State schools can reopen next month, based on his assessment of the required metrics to be in place to allow this to happen.

We are pleased to hear this news, as this allows us to continue to finalize our comprehensive work for our opening. It’s important to again stress our instructional plan is a fluid one and how our plan continues throughout the school year depends on changing conditions.  We encourage you to thoroughly review our plan:

The Minisink Valley 2020-21 School Reopening Plan 

We do not expect any issues from the Department of Health that would not keep us on track for our opening.

Our plans for remote learning are also further progressing. Per the governor’s requirement, we will be separately posting this information and details on our COVID-19 testing and contact tracing protocols on our website no later than Aug. 14.

Additionally, we have been already in the planning stages for parent/guardian forums to further discuss our plans and to answer any questions you may have. Please watch for dates in the coming days.

Separately, we have been having ongoing discussions with our faculty and staff throughout our reopening planning process, and will continue to do so.

Thank you for your continued ongoing patience and grace as we continue to move forward with reopening our schools. We are grateful for your supportive partnership.


Brian Monahan