School closed through April 29; COVID-19 Updates & Resources

Last Updated Monday, April 6

On Monday, April 6, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that schools would be closed through April 29. During this time, schools are required to provide continuity of instruction, meals for students and childcare resources every weekday, including days originally part of the previously scheduled spring break. Our plans and resources in these areas is below. We will continue to monitor all available guidance and directives and keep you informed of any changes. We are here for our students, staff and community.

This page will be updated as frequently as needed. Please note the following information.

Learning Resources

Our teachers have been collaborating to create instructional resources that students can use while school is closed. More information and access to the shared folders

Meals for Students in Need

Beginning on Monday, April 6, food distribution for students in need is taking place on Mondays at Niskayuna High School from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. More details

Childcare Resources

The region’s schools are sharing childcare resources for essential workers and others in need.  More Information

Help is Available

This is a challenging and situation for all involved, and we want students and families to know that support is available – from contacting school counselors and social workers to assistance and help lines from other agencies. More information

Additional Information

  • All school playgrounds, fields and athletic fields are closed until further notice.
  • All school activities and events with the exception of School Board meetings will not be held while school is closed.
  • School Board meetings are taking place via videoconference only with a public livestream for the time being.
  • If you are no a district parent/guardian, you can sign-up to receive notices from the district through our School Messenger system.

COVID-19 Public Health Information Resources

In addition, New York has established a Novel Coronavirus Hotline, which can provide additional information. Call 1-888-364-3065 with questions or concerns about travel and symptoms.

Talking to Children about COVID-19
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/talking-with-children.html

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/coronavirus/

Travel: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/faqs.html

COVID-19: What is Stigma and What Causes It?
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fstigma-faq.html

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) – Frequently Asked Questions – Prevention
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html#prevention

Prevention, Treatment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html

CDC Information for Travel
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html