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 …

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 …

Teachers continue using clever ways of engaging students remotely

What do you get when you combine full fat milk, food coloring, dish soap and cotton swabs with a first-grade remote learning STEM lesson about chemical properties and chemical bonding? The answer: The Magic Milk Experiment! Kimberly McDermott’s Minisink Valley Elementary first-graders recently took part in this fun, at-home chemistry lesson, which demonstrates both how …

‘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 …

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 …

Visit Minisink Valley’s Facebook page and ‘like’ us!

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 …

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