NYSED advises school districts on status of upcoming 2021-22 school year health and safety guidance

Minisink Valley school community: As a follow-up to my July 28 communication to you, and in the interest of transparency and keeping you informed, please review today’s communication from  New York State York Education Department (NYSED) Commissioner Betty A. Rosa. Commissioner Rosa’s July 29 memo to school districts Like all of us, NYSED is anxious …

An update from Superintendent Brian Monahan on the Sept. 1 opening of school

Dear Minisink Valley school community: As you continue to enjoy your summer, please know everyone at Minisink Valley is working hard to plan for our Sept. 1 Opening Day of school for students. To restate what I communicated toward the end of this past school year, our intention and plan is to have as normal …

Registration taking place for YMCA’s ‘Club Kid’ program at Intermediate School, Elementary School and Otisville Elementary

Registration is taking place for the Middletown YMCA’s “Club Kid” Program, offered at Minisink Valley for the 2021-22 school year. Club Kid provides safe, fun, and supervised care before and after school at Minisink Valley Intermediate and Elementary schools and Otisville Elementary, and follows the district’s calendar. The AM Club Kid program helps children start …

Reminder: Keep school-issued Chromebooks charged during summer months or use long-term storage mode option for fall readiness

Attention Minisink Valley parents/guardians: A reminder that during the summer months, parents/students should ensure their school-issued Chromebooks remain charged. Making sure Chromebooks are charged ensures there’s greater ease in resuming their use in September. If uncharged, they will go into battery protection mode and won’t turn on when left at 0 percent. Our Technology team …

High school pool to reopen for community swimming on Monday, July 26

The Minisink Valley Natatorium will reopen for summer hours beginning Monday, July 26 through Saturday, Aug. 21. Hours will be Mondays through Thursdays and Saturdays. Lap swim hours are 9 to 11 a.m.; and open swim hours are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission:  Senior Citizens: $1 General Admission: $2 Families:  $5 A fall community …

NYSDOH updates mask wearing guidance: During summer months, masks are not required for students in school buildings 

Attention Minisink Valley school community: Students who are in Minisink Valley school buildings during the summer will no longer be required to wear masks during classes beginning Monday, July 12. This change is being made in accordance with updated New York Department of Health (DOH) guidance. In a July 8 email, NYSDOH said that given …

High school National Honor Society/Key Club’s June 17 drive-in movie fundraiser to raise grocery money for Wawayanda Senior Center members

The Minisink Valley High School’s National Honor Society (NHS) and Key Club members are holding a special fundraiser at the Fair Oaks Drive-in in Middletown that will raise money to buy ShopRite gift cards for members of  Wawayanda Senior Center and give participants a fresh-air evening of fun. On Thursday, June 17, “Ferris Bueller’s Day …

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