Update from Superintendent Morgan 3/27/20

Update from Superintendent Morgan
Posted on 03/27/2020
Update from Superintendent MorganDear Rondout Valley School Community: 

I wanted to give you an important update regarding our schools. Please be advised that in response to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, Governor Cuomo has issued an executive order extending the mandatory closing of all New York schools through April 15th, 2020. 

If you have any questions about assignments or how to access them, please contact your child’s teacher or principal via email. If you don’t have access to a device that can connect to the internet, or if you cannot get internet service at your home, please email the principal (if you haven’t already done so). If you need hard copies of lessons and assignments, they can be mailed home. It is so important that we keep our children’s brains active and learning! 

The current situation is difficult for all of us. Please know that all our staff members—everyone from teachers to food service workers, custodians to school administrators—miss our students terribly and remain committed to helping to ensure their education, as well as their social and emotional well-being. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to your child’s principal, teacher, school nurse, school counselor, or other administrator via email. We are ready and eager to assist you and your children in any way that we can.

Please refer to the District website for further updates on the school closure and the COVID-19 virus, as well as resources that may be able to help your family during this difficult time. 

In closing, please continue to follow the advice of medical experts regarding the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In addition to practicing social distancing, these health tips include: 
  ● Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
● Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. ● Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your shirt sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing. If you use a tissue, throw it in the trash.
● Routinely clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

We will continue to reach out when we have updates to share. Thank you for your patience as we navigate this unchartered territory.

Joseph Morgan, Superintendent