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Important Information from Superintendent Morgan

Please read this important information from Superintendent Morgan regarding emergency closing days and remote instruction.

Dear Rondout Valley School Community:

The Board of Regents approved an amendment to §175.5(e) of the Commissioner’s regulations that permanently allows the use of remote instruction in lieu of closing due to emergency conditions. Each year when we create the school calendar, we build in emergency closing days. This school year, 2022-2023, the district allocated six (6) emergency days and we have used four (4) of our six (6) emergency closing days. Should the District exceed the six (6) allocated emergency days, we will pivot to remote instruction rather than close school for the day. In doing so the District will not have to take days away from Spring Recess.

Please see the link below for more information:

RVCSD Remote Instruction Plan 2022-2023

It is important to note that the delivery of instruction will be synchronous (live) using the District approved platform, Zoom. Therefore, students will access “live” remote instruction if the need arises. Meanwhile, beginning with the 2023-2024 school year, the District-Wide Safety Plan will include plans for remote instruction should the need arise in the future.

If you have any questions, please contact your building principal.

Please note that the above-described procedure will occur after we have used our remaining two (2) emergency closing days.

Thank you in advance for your patience and support as we navigate through the inclement weather.


Joseph Morgan, Superintendent