Due to inclement weather forecast, all Minisink Valley schools will operate on a fully remote schedule today, Jan. 26

Due tothe  inclement weather forecast, including the potential for ice to begin in the late morning, all Minisink Valley schools will pivot to all remote instruction today, Jan. 26. Students and staff will follow their normal schedules.  The district will not be providing transportation to out-of-district private and parochial schools.  Please check with your schools for remote …

Important reminder: Please keep your children home if they are sick or exhibit symptoms of being sick

Dear Minisink Valley school community: While we are happy to see our students return to school over these last days, we have been dealing with instances of children returning to school who are not well. To be very clear: Parents must not send their children to school if they are sick or exhibit symptoms of …

Middle school to operate on a full remote schedule Monday, Jan. 25 and Tuesday, Jan. 26

Dear Minisink Valley Middle School families: We are confirming that today, Jan. 22, a middle school student has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, the middle school has large numbers of staff who now required to not be in the building due to COVID-19 exposure issues. Their ability to instruct remotely is not impacted, …

District to reopen for hybrid, in-person instruction on Tuesday, Jan. 19

Dear Minisink Valley school community: We are looking forward to welcoming back our hybrid, in-person instruction students on Tuesday, Jan. 19. As part of this, we continue to consult with Orange County Department of Health (DOH) Commissioner Dr. Irina Gelman and Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus, in addition to our daily monitoring of updated guidance …

‘Remote Wednesdays’ to continue through April 9

Minisink Valley’s “Remote Wednesdays” will continue through Friday, April 9, which is the end of the Third Quarter. “Remote Wednesdays” continue to be extremely useful for students and faculty, providing students the opportunity to work remotely with their teachers for extra help while independently completing assignments which reinforce in-class or synchronous live-streaming instruction. In addition …

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 …

Athletics update: ‘Low’/’moderate’ risk sports to begin practice and ‘high’ risk sports to resume workouts on Jan. 19

Minisink Valley’s Varsity Boys and Girls Indoor Track and Boys Swimming programs will transition from their (pre-holiday) off-season workouts to (COVID-19  approved) team practices beginning  Tuesday, Jan. 19. Parents can register their child via the FamilyID link on this website for workouts. Gov. Cuomo has approved competition for “low” and “moderate” risk interscholastic sports and …

Reimagined food service program provides breakfasts/lunches seven days a week for district students coping with food insecurity

Minisink Valley has recently launched its reimagined food service program to be more helpful to families who are dealing with food insecurity, particularly during this pandemic and while students are learning via remote instruction. Since the beginning of the 2020-21 year, meals are free to all students whether they’re in school or learning remotely. Now, …

Parent/guardian response required: Please advise your school of your 3rd Quarter instructional plan choice

Dear Parents and Guardians: With the 3rd Quarter nearing, this is an opportunity for you to determine your child’s instructional plan for the 3rd Quarter.  We want to see as many children in our buildings as possible, but we equally recognize that every family’s situation is unique and must be respected. Here’s what you need …

District shares updated Orange County Department of Health COVID-19 exposure guidance

Minisink Valley school community: Minisink Valley follows the Orange County Department of Health guidelines and policies when dealing with COVID-19 exposures. We’re sharing recent updated quarantine guidance from the Orange County Department of Health. Please remember a doctor’s note will continue to be required after an individual tests positive for COVID-19, is symptomatic or is on …

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