Reminder: Please be alert about RSV, common cold, flu and COVID-19 symptoms

Reminder: If your child is not feeling well, please do not send him/her to school. Remember:  Your child’s healthcare provider is your very best source for trustworthy information and will have your child’s and family’s best interests in mind. Your child’s healthcare provider will address all the questions you may have regarding  RSV, the common …

Intermediate School earns ‘No Place for Hate’ Gold Star school status

Minisink Valley Intermediate School recently received its official “No Place for Hate” Gold Star School status banner for the 2021-22 school year, which recognizes the efforts of students, faculty and staff to create a welcoming community committed to stopping all forms of bias and bullying. “The Intermediate School is proud to receive the ‘No Place …

A reminder about inclement weather days and the need to be prepared for the 2022-23 school year

Minisink Valley school community: As a reminder, the district has emergency days built into its calendar for the 2022-23 school year, which are usually used for inclement weather/snow days. As per past practice, we closely monitor several reputable weather forecasting outlets in advance of the anticipated weather. We also consult with and rely on the …

District selected to participate in NYSDOH’s ‘Student Weight Status Category Reporting System’ survey

Minisink Valley is one of a group of school districts across New York State selected to take part in a student body mass index (BMI) survey by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) for the 2022-23 school year. Known as the Student Weight Status Category Reporting System (SWSCR), this system collects weight status …

High School’s FBLA begins annual November food drive to aid needy area residents

The High School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FLBA) Club is running a food drive beginning today, Nov. 1, through Nov. 22. All collected items will benefit Minisink Cares, the community-based program that provides support to families throughout the school year. Acceptable items include boxes of pasta and canned proteins (tuna, chicken), canned entrees (beef …

Elementary Parent/Teacher Conference dates announced

Elementary Parent/Teacher Conferences are coming!  Please make note of these dates: Nov. 18: Afternoon conferences for Otisville Elementary, Intermediate School and Elementary School Nov. 21: Elementary School evening conferences Nov. 22: Otisville evening conferences Nov. 22: Intermediate School evening conferences Nov. 23: Day conferences for Otisville Elementary, Intermediate School and Elementary School Teachers will be …

Be alert about RSV infections during this flu season

 Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection is a common respiratory illness caused by a virus. Anyone can be infected, but RSV most often causes serious illness in infants and very young children. The virus can also cause serious illness in older adults or those with a weakened immune system. Much like other respiratory viruses, RSV infections …

Next Parent Education Advocacy Training Series (PEATS) is Tuesday, Nov. 1; topic is ‘Guardianship/Power of Attorney’

The district’s Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Department will hold its next Parent Education Advocacy Training Series (PEATS) workshop,“Guardianship/Power of Attorney,” on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. at Minisink Valley High School. This workshop defines the topic terms and their differences in addition to providing insight on obtaining either. In partnership with Independent Living, Inc. …

Intermediate/Elementary PTOs’ ‘Warrior Run’ proceeds make Traverse Climbing Wall purchase a reality

The Elementary/Intermediate School’s Oct. 16 Warrior Run fundraiser was a huge success, with proceeds raising the final funds to purchase and install a Traverse Climbing Wall in the Intermediate School’s “C Gym” for all K-5 students to use during physical education classes. “The PTOs at both schools worked together to plan and run this first …

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