Today Governor Cuomo announced that distance learning will be extended through the end of the 2019-2020 academic year. A decision on summer school is expected to be announced by the end of May.
While this decision was expected, it is still disappointing to hear, knowing what it means for our students, families and staff, and how it will impact the important traditions, activities and milestones which coincide with the end of the school year.
Although our buildings will remain closed, we would like to stress that teaching and learning does not stop here. We are very proud of the work that our faculty, principals and staff members have been doing, and we are grateful to parents and guardians who are keeping students on track and engaged at home.
We would like to thank our school community for your tremendous support as we have navigated through the COVID-19 pandemic. We know this news will bring new questions and we will continue to provide updates in the days and weeks to come.
Averill Park CSD will continue to provide food and childcare services, as well as remote learning, throughout the closure of our school buildings. Please visit our COVID-19 webpage on our District website for more information and resources.