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 …

Fall athletic registration opens July 23 for high school families; and Aug. 9 for middle school families

Attention Minisink Valley athletic families: The FamilyID athletic registration portal for parents of high school/middle school student-athletes the 2021-22 school year will open on the following dates: The high school portal (for Varsity and Junior Varsity teams) will open at 8 a.m. on Friday, July 23.  The fall sport season begins practices/tryouts on Monday, Aug. …

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 …

Class of 2025/Eighth-Grade Car Parade Drive Through Send-off a fun and memorable time for all involved!

Congratulations to our eighth-graders/Class of 2025, you are ready for high school! Today was a great day for  our 8th Grade Drive Through Sendoff! Thank you to the middle school faculty and staff for making this such a special and memorable day, and special kudos to Jen Pagnanella and Matt Moyles, student government advisors, for …

A final school year lesson: Know ‘the person’ you really are around others

Joanna Browning’s final lesson to her sixth-graders is actually a lesson for everyone as the school year ends. To conclude the year, Ms. Browning led them in a discussion about themselves. “We reflected on times they have had another student or students say something to them that was unkind or hurtful,” she said. “How it …

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