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 …

District and Section IX announce Fall II Sports spectator rules

To ensure that all member districts are following consistent protocols, Section IX has established the spectator attendance practices for interscholastic athletic contests during the 2021 Fall 2 season. Spectators will not be allowed at any athletic event held at an indoor venue, on or off school district property. Outdoor events will allow spectators based on …

Request for response: Please complete Minisink Valley’s Return to School Survey by March 8 at 12 p.m.

Dear Minisink  Valley parent/guardians: As COVID-19 pandemic issues continue to impact everyone in our Minisink Valley school community, district leadership has always believed the best place for students to learn is in-person, in our classroom setting, in the safest possible way offering the best opportunity to maximize academic achievement and success while supporting critically important …

Warrior games available for viewing via a subscription to NFHS Network

Attention Warrior sport fans: During the upcoming abbreviated sports season, combined with the inability to have in-person spectators, subscribers to the NFHS Network can watch  games played in the high school gym. These are games scheduled for streaming on this platform. NFHS Network is a subscription service and the leader in streaming “live and on …

Board of Education approves the start of ‘higher risk’ sports play

Minisink Valley athletic families: The Minisink Valley Board of Education has approved  the recommendation of the board’s Athletic Committee to begin “higher risk” sports  in a 6-3 vote. Families must return the two, signed required documents to their student’s coach in order to participate in practices and to play. Thank you for your attention to …

NYSPHSAA cancels spring state championships

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) announced via social media today, Feb. 3, that all spring state championship events have been cancelled. NYSPHSAA said the concerns of its 11 sections, section administrators and member schools were the impetus for its decision. “Certainly, a difficult decision, however at this time our focus must be …

‘Higher risk’ sports play documents available for review; final decision to play to be made on Feb. 4

Minisink Valley athletic families: The next steps to resume “higher risk” sports took place today, Feb. 2, when the Board of Education Athletic Committee met and made a commendation that “higher risk” sports play be approved to begin at Minisink Valley.  The full Board of Education will review this recommendation and make a decision during …

District still awaits DOH guidance on start of ‘higher risk’ sports on Feb. 1

Attention Minisink Valley athletic families: As you know, on Jan. 22, Gov. Cuomo and the New York State Department of Health (DOH) approved the start of higher risk sports and recreational activities to begin on Feb. 1, but delegated the final decision for play to begin with local county health departments. Guidance from Gov. Cuomo’s …

District awaits Orange County Department of Health decision on the start of ‘higher risk’ sports

On Jan. 22, Gov. Cuomo and the New York State Department of Health (DOH) approved the start of higher risk sports and recreational activities to begin on Feb. 1, but delegated the final decision for play to begin with local county health departments. Guidance from Gov. Cuomo’s office states that high-risk sports may begin practice …

Section IX launches new website and app offering one location for schedules and other useful features

Attention Minisink Valley sports families: Section IX  Athletics has launched a new website,  www.section9sports.org, offering one concise location for schedules along with other great features, including: Schedules Scrolling scoreboard Featured videos Links to streamed contests Leagues, section and state information Displayed social media platforms, and more! For mobile device access, download the RSchoolToday Activity Scheduler …

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