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Dear parents and guardians,

During the class cancellation period we will be updating our COVID-19 webpage on the District website. Be sure to check back frequently as we will be adding to our parent resources. Below is information on some of those resources.



Averill Park Central School District will offer meals to all students in need, free of charge, during the closure.

Meals will only be available for pick up at the High School from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Meals will be a cold grab-and-go to be consumed off-site. Drive-thru pick-up stations will be set up outside each building. Please remain in your car and meals will be brought to you.

  • Monday’s pick up will include: Lunch for Monday, Breakfast and Lunch for Tuesday, Breakfast for Wednesday
  • Wednesday’s pick up will include: Lunch for Wednesday, Breakfast and Lunch for Thursday, Breakfast for Friday
  • Friday’s pick up will include: Lunch for Friday, Breakfast for Monday

If you will be picking up meals for a child with dietary restrictions, please contact Colleen Wise at so we may prepare a meal for you.

If you are unable to pick up meals at either location, please contact your child’s building principal.


Schools are an integral part of the community and are charged with the care and instruction of a community’s youngest members. Pursuant to Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 202.4, all school districts in New York State have been directed by the Governor to establish plans for the care of children of essential health care workers, first responders and other critical professions and occupations.

To fulfill the Governor’s directive, the Averill Park Central School District is opening one of its own buildings to the children of our essential workers and first responders.  These important childcare services will be provided through Greenbush Child Caring (GCC) at the West Sand Lake Elementary School from Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

If you identify as a person defined above, please:

Click here if your child has not been enrolled with Greenbush Child Caring programs before.  Enrollment instructions can be found here.

Click here if you are a current/previous family to register through your active Parent Portal.

Please email contactus@gbccinc.org with any questions regarding enrollment.

Ages 4 and Below

The Averill Park Central School District is working through the Questar III BOCES to provide childcare for ages four and under through two agencies. First, Brightside Up (www.brightsideup.org) is dedicated to providing resources to the community in order to improve the availability and quality of childcare, and to assist families in finding childcare. As the local childcare resource and referral agency (CCR&R) for New York’s Capital Region since 1989, Brightside Up provides these resources to Rensselaer County. At this time, they do not believe they will turn away any children. Second, Healthy Kids Program is operating most of their programs from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Their program is being held at Walter B. Howard Elementary School.