Important updates: Be aware of the latest information about June Regents exams

Dear Minisink Valley families, Each spring, Regents exams are administered to students across New York State.  In addition to assessing the levels at which students demonstrate proficiency of the learning standards that guide classroom instruction, successfully earning a passing grade on these assessments is a required component in the process of earning a New York …

Important updates for Grade 6-12 families: All 6-12 students to continue to follow hybrid instruction beginning April 12

Dear Minisink Valley school community: I’m writing to let you know about unexpected changes to the return of our Grade 6-12 students into the high school and middle school: For now, Grades 6-12 will remain on a hybrid instruction model, beginning tomorrow, April 12. However, our K-5 students will follow the four day in-person, instructional …

Important reminders for the return to four days of in-person, academic instruction beginning Monday, April 12 

Minisink Valley parents/guardians: In preparation for Monday, April 12, the first day of our return to four day, in-person academic instruction, here’s some important reminders: The good health and safety of all our students, faculty and staff are our first priority. Daily completion of the SNAP Student Health Assessment is required:  SNAP Student Health Assessment …

‘Like’ us: District’s Facebook page is a great source of news and photos

Did you know Minisink Valley’s Facebook page features thousands of great photos which show what’s going on at Otisville Elementary, Minisink Valley Elementary, Minisink Valley Intermediate School, Minisink Valley Middle School and Minisink Valley High School? Join the thousands of people (and growing!) in the greater Minisink Valley area who “follow” the district’s page. You …

Teacher Spotlight: Meet Jonathan Clemmons, Middle School technology teacher

Meet Jonathan Clemmons, Middle School technology teacher! What’s your favorite aspect of your job? As a technology teacher, I can honestly say that student engagement is very close to 100 percent!  Students bring an enthusiasm to class, the likes of which I never saw in my previous roles as a math and science teacher! I …

Preparation plans shared for the start of four in-person academic instruction days on April 12 

Dear Minisink Valley parents/guardians: When classes resume following Spring Break on Tuesday, April 6, there will be an important adjustment to the academic instructional schedule for the week of April 5. This schedule adjustment will allow our Buildings & Grounds team to prepare classrooms in all our buildings to be ready for Monday, April 12, …

Enjoy Spring Break and stay aware of updated COVID-19 travel/quarantine guidelines

Travel/quarantine guidance updates Gov. Cuomo announces quarantine for domestic travel will no longer be required starting April 1 CDC: Travel guidance U.S. Department of State COVID-19 travel information Visit the district’s Social Emotional Learning  Hub for other useful information.

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 …

Eighth-grade instrumentalists debut their ‘Flat for Education’ online music compositions

Eighth-grade instrumentalists recently debuted their “Flat for Education” online music compositions, part of an innovative way Minisink Valley’s music faculty continue to focus on music education, particularly during virtual learning. Minisink Valley’s Music Department was fortunate enough to obtain student subscriptions to “Music First,”  a K-12 music learning management software with engaging content and software …

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