The following email and a text message version of this email were sent to parents/guardians and staff through our SchoolMessenger system at about 1:15 p.m., Wednesday, March 18:
Earlier this week, Governor Cuomo issued the following executive order to all NYS schools:
“Notwithstanding any prior directives, every school in the state of New York is hereby directed to close no later than Wednesday, March 18, 2020, for a period of two weeks, ending April 1, 2020. The state shall reassess at that time whether to extend such closure beyond this date and may continue to suspend the 180 day-instructional requirement. The 180-day suspension will be adjusted to the state’s allowed closure directive. Schools that exceed the period will not be exempted from the 180-day rule.”
Because Schoharie CSD, in conjunction with other area schools and the county board of health, had originally closed schools only until March 27, the district will now be closed through April 1 to align with the governor’s executive order. We will have additional guidance as it becomes available.
Thank you for your patience during this difficult time.