Over 600 special, locally grown pumpkins bring Halloween cheer to Minisink Valley Elementary students

Community members joined forces with the Minisink Valley Elementary School community to create some additional Halloween cheer to all K-2 students during a pandemic year where Halloween will a take place a bit differently. Orange was the color of the day at recent Minisink Valley Elementary’s specially created Pumpkin Patch, where students searched to find …

Annual, and now virtual, Orange County ‘Red Ribbon Week’ is a reminder about alcohol and drug prevention

Monday, Oct. 26 kicks off the 31st annual Red Ribbon Week, sponsored by the Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Council (ADAC) of Orange County. The theme of the week is “Be Happy, Be Brave, Be Drug Free.” Special guest speaker Marc Mero, a champion boxer and former WCW and WWE wrestling champ, will kick off the week’s activities.  Mero reached …

Important reminders about this year’s flu season: Please consider flu vaccines for everyone in your family

Flu, or influenza, spreads easily and can make people very sick, especially children. As a reminder, flu symptoms include: Fever or chills, body aches, cough, sore throat, headache, runny or stuffy nose, feeling very tired. Some people, especially children, may have stomach problems and diarrhea. Unlike a cold, the flu comes on very suddenly. Prevent …

High School FBLA’s needy family school supply distribution is Friday, Oct. 23

All kinds of school supplies will be available to needy families as a result of Minisink Valley High School FBLA’s successful School Supplies Drive. Distribution of these bags will be held on Friday, Oct. 23 from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. at the high school’s main entrance.             “Any Minisink Valley …

Parent/guardian response required: Please advise your school of your 2nd Quarter instructional plan choice

Dear Parents and Guardians: It’s already the middle of the 1st Quarter and we continue to be grateful for your patience during this unprecedented time. It has been critical to Minisink Valley’s successful reopening. With the 2nd Quarter nearing, this is an opportunity for you to determine your child’s instructional plan for the 2nd Quarter. …

‘Remote Wednesday’ asynchronous days to continue through the end of December

Minisink Valley’s “Remote Wednesday” asynchronous days will continue through the end of December. Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Christian Ranaudo said “Remote Wednesdays” have been 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 …

Sara Little, M.D. named Minisink Valley’s medical director

Sara Little, M.D., FAAP, owner and CEO of the Port Jervis-based Little Pediatrics, was recently named Minisink Valley’s medical director. “Given the many return-to-school challenges we continue to successfully address during this ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we felt it was in the best interests of our school community to have a physician advise us on the many public health …

Food service update: All students can now receive free breakfast and lunch service for the entire 2020-21 school year

  Attention Minisink Valley families: Please be aware of these important updates on breakfast and lunch service: Congress has passed and the president has signed a stopgap government funding bill that includes almost $8 billion in nutrition assistance. These funds now allow district to offer breakfast and lunch service free- of-charge to all children up …

MV Elementary School Oct. 2 COVID-19 update

Dear Minisink Valley parents/guardians: Today, Oct. 2, the district was advised an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 had direct contact with a staff member at Minisink Valley Elementary School. That staff member has been tested and the results are that this person is negative for COVID-19.  However, per health mandates, the person is now …

Request for response: K-5 food service request form

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)  is offering breakfast and lunch on every day of instruction, free-of-charge, to all children from birth to age 18, through Dec. 31 or until USDA funding for the program is exhausted. K-5 Schools Food Request In-Person Instruction Students: If your child(ren) are attending in-person instruction and you would like …

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