School is closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year
Governor Cuomo has closed schools for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. Fort Plain will continue to provide at-home learning with teacher support, to provide meals for students and to connect families of emergency workers with childcare resources during this time.
We will continue to provide updates as we get them. Please read the important information below.
Table of Contents
- Updates from the District
- At-Home Learning Resources (Teacher Websites)
- To-Go Meals for Students
- Child Care for Emergency Workers and First Responders
- Receive Texts from the District
- Resources and How to Get Help
- The last day of at-home learning is Monday, June 15.
- School is closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year. Students should continue their at-home learning on weekdays.
- The Board of Regents has canceled the June and August Regents exams. Students will be exempt from taking the June Regents but will receive Regents diploma credit if they pass, or have previously passed, the course associated with the exam.
- Students and families should not visit campus unless it’s to pick up food or learning resources. District facilities, including school buildings, playgrounds and athletics facilities are otherwise closed.
- All school-sponsored activities, including interscholastic athletics, are canceled/postponed during this time.
Information for Families
Dear parents and guardians,
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced that New York state will remain “on pause” through May 15 to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
As part of this order, schools throughout the state will remain closed through May 15. The governor could extend the closure again if he feels it is necessary to contain the virus.
During this time, schools are required to continue providing at-home learning with teacher support, to provide meals for students and to connect families of emergency workers with childcare resources. These resources will continue to be available on our website. Families who need help should not hesitate to reach out to their child’s teachers or school building principals.
We appreciate families’ patience and flexibility during this time. We know this is a challenging time for everyone. The district will continue to provide updates on the website and send Remind texts as more information becomes available.
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Board of Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa announced that the June Regents exams have been canceled. Students will be exempt from taking the June Regents but will receive Regents diploma credit if they pass, or have previously passed, the course associated with the exam.
We know our high school seniors must have questions and concerns about how their senior year and graduation will be impacted by these decisions. Know that our district will do everything we can to support you.
Please remember that we are here to support our school families as much as possible. Do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s teachers or the school administrators. We will get through this together.
State assessments for students in grades 3-8 have been suspended by NYSED. This includes assessments for English language arts, math and science, as well as the K-12 English as a Second Language assessment and the alternate assessment for students with severe cognitive disabilities.
The College Board, which administers Advanced Placement (AP) exams nationwide, has also announced that it will conduct online exams for the 2019-20 school year. The exam content will only cover material taught through early March.
- Places to Get Help (Local Food Distribution, Free Cell Phone Services and Other Community Resources)
- Hunger Solutions NY
- Tips for making an at-home routine while schools are closed from WMHT
- HFM BOCES Community and Counseling Resources
- Family Counseling Center’s “Warm Line” mental health hotline
- Call 518-725-4310 ext. 333. The hotline operates 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.
- NYSED Information and Guidance for Schools
- New York State Department of Health
- New York State Office of Mental Health
- NYS Office of Mental Health texting line
- Text GOT5 to 741741
- NYS Office of Mental Health texting line
- CDC: Manage Anxiety & Stress
- Tips for talking with children about COVID-19/Coronavirus from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control
- Travel Precautions