Information about the suspension of classes during the week of March 16-20. Common questions about some logistics answered……

Written by on March 15, 2020

We would like to thank you for your patience as we deal with the very fluid situation with the COVID-19 pandemic. We understand that you may have many questions concerning the week of March 16-20 when on-site classes for students are suspended to minimize large group gatherings.  

Out of an abundance of caution district staff has been working diligently today to clean and disinfect all buildings and buses in accordance with NYS DOH recently distributed Cleaning Guidance for Schools. 

  • If there are critical items that a student needs from the school, please contact the main office to arrange for pick up. 
  • To pick up medicines, contact the nurse or the nurse will contact you to arrange for pick up.
  • CSE meetings will take place. Parents will be contacted by the CSE chairperson with directions on how to participate.
  • Beginning Monday, March 16, Shenendehowa buses and food service staff will be delivering breakfast and lunch for those in need, free of charge, for students while schools are closed at the following locations:
    • Cheryl’s Lodge/Halfmoon Heights-12pm
    • D&R Village-12pm-12:30
    • North Pointe Apts-12pm-12:30pm

Lunch and the following day’s breakfast will be provided at the above pick-up location each day.

As far as extended period of on-site class suspension, the situation will be constantly evaluated as we move forward. Plans are also being developed to provide educational opportunities in the event longer-term suspension of classes is warranted.

If you or a family member begin showing symptoms of a respiratory disease and suspect it may be COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider. See CDC chart about when to contact your healthcare provider: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1P3VAdy4p-f8nVG2fc6T-fwt4lK3kyGNq/view. Before going to your healthcare provider’s office, inform them that a case of COVID-19 is suspected, and follow their advice.

This is a serious health matter that we are monitoring closely and we will continue to share information as it becomes available. Like with all illnesses, there’s a tremendous reliance on individual precautions.