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 …

Physical education lessons tie into patriotic observances

Even physical education lessons tie into patriotic observances! Dr. Sandy Kimiecik’s Elementary School physical education students celebrated Flag Day and combined a marching activity with a lesson about the U.S. flag! Did you know: Since 1916, the nation has set aside June 14 as National Flag Day in honor of the adoption of the Stars …

District to be closed Friday, June 18 in observance of Juneteenth

The Minisink Valley School District will be closed on Friday, June 18 in observance of Juneteenth. Gov. Cuomo signed legislation designating Juneteenth as an official public holiday in New York State on Oct. 20. 2020. The official date of the Juneteenth holiday is annually on June 19; however, since June 19 is a Saturday, it …

New York State updates guidance: Masks are no longer required when students are outdoors

Dear Minisink Valley parents/guardians: I’m writing with an update on mask requirements, which I know continues to be on everyone’s minds particularly with the exceptionally hot weather we’re facing this week combined with recent news reports. It’s important to stress that mask requirements are not a local decision.  School districts cannot disregard what is being …

Elementary Fifth-Grade Moving Up and Kindergarten Graduation ceremonies to now be in-person with two guests

Dear Fifth-grade and Kindergarten families: We’re pleased to announce some welcome news about this year’s Fifth-Grade Moving Up Ceremony and Kindergarten Graduation Ceremony: Fifth-grade Moving Up: Fifth-grade moving up ceremonies at the Intermediate School and Otisville Elementary will now be a series of smaller ceremonies which will allow two guests per child to attend. Kindergarten …

NYSED orders no change in mask policy will take place until CDC responds to NYSDOH letter

Minisink Valley school community: Please be advised of the communication all school districts received 2 p.m. today, June 6 from the New York State Education Department regarding State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker to the CDC on Friday, June 4: “As of September 1, 2020, school districts were permitted to reopen, under Executive Order 202.60, …

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