District submits 2020-21 School Reopening Plan to State Education Department (SED)

The Minisink Valley School District submitted its 2020-21 School Reopening Plan to the State Education Department today, July 31. The Minisink Valley 2020-21 School Reopening Plan “This plan is our road map,” said Superintendent Brian Monahan. “Like any road map, this is our strategy to provide a healthy and safe learning environment for our students …

‘All remote’ model added to district’s 2020-21 instructional framework; 2020-21 School Reopening Plan to be submitted on July 31

As July 31 approaches, the Minisink Valley School District is finalizing its plans for reopening schools that focuses on three important areas: Ensuring the health, safety and well-being of our students and staff Providing academic instruction which maximizes each student’s academic achievement and success. Supporting the social and emotional well-being of all students, families and …

July 30 and July 31 Class of 2020 commencement ceremonies to be live streamed on Facebook Live

Attention Minisink Valley School community: The eight Class of 2020 commencement ceremonies will be live streamed via Facebook LIVE on July 30 and 31. There will be only one stream each day, which will begin approximately 9:50 a.m. Thursday and Friday. Participants  can jump on/off the district’s  Facebook page any time they want. All viewers …

Parent/guardian participation requested for Student Transportation Survey; survey closes July 29

Attention Minisink Valley school community: Part of Minisink Valley’s reopening plans include a comprehensive transportation plan addressing the required New York State Department of Transportation and Department of Health COVID-19 mandates and guidelines, while safely transporting students. As part of our continued planning, we need to know your thoughts on student transportation, including if you …

District unveils reopening framework plans for the 2020-21 school year  

The Minisink Valley School District is continuing its planning for reopening schools this fall by focusing on a hybrid instructional model framework that will include both in-person classes and remote instruction. The district is in the process of finalizing the following preliminary, global framework for its hybrid model:  K-1 students would attend school in-person each …

Board of Education to meet on Thursday July 30 via Google Meets

The Minisink Valley Board of Education will meet Thursday, July 30 at 6 p.m. via Google Meets. To access this meeting: Phone:  1-929-277-6011 Pin:   608 363 939# The meeting’s agenda is available for viewing via: BoardDocs. The community is invited to attend via Google  Meets.    

High school named NYSPHSAA 2019-20 Scholar-Athlete School of Excellence Award winner

Minisink Valley High School has been named a New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) 2019-20 Scholar-Athlete School of Excellence Award winner. The School of Excellence Awards, and the companion School of Distinction awards, recognize the academic success of scholar-athletes. To earn the School of Excellence Award, 75 percent of a school’s varsity …

High school to hold eight ‘live’ graduation ceremonies, with four each on July 30 and 31

Dear Class of 2020 students and families: We have finalized our plans for the Class of 2020 commencement. Our plans are the result of our daily monitoring of New York state guidance, which has always included special mandates for all outdoor graduation ceremonies. We were hopeful these mandates would be changed to allow larger numbers …

Board of Education Code of Conduct and Audit committees to meet on Wednesday, July 22 via Google Meets

The Minisink Valley Board of Education will hold the following meetings on Wednesday, July 22, all via Google Meets: Code of Conduct Committee meeting at 6 to 6:15 p.m. The committee will review the proposed changes to the District Code of Conduct for the 2020-2021 school year. To view the proposed Code of Conduct, visit …

NYSPHSAA delays the official start date of the fall sports season, cancels fall championships and provides contingency guidance

Today, July 16, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) voted to delay the official start date of the fall sports season until Sept. 21,  cancel the fall regional and state championships and prepare to implement a condensed season schedule in January 2021 if high school sports remain prohibited throughout 2020 due …

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