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Monday, May 18, 2020


Dear Parent(s), Guardian(s) & Student(s):

As of this writing, we are going to try to present to you our best layout for the remainder of the year, absent any additional Governor’s Executive Orders that might change our plans.  First, I would like to share what a tremendous pleasure it is to begin to prepare the honoring and celebrating our seniors, the Class of 2020.  The road we have traveled from March 17th until now, is definitely a route never traveled before.  Let’s make some lemonade out of the lemons we have had these last months!


Friday, June 26, 2020 (Location or Virtual TBD)

Graduation is going to take place on its previously scheduled day of Friday, June 26, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.  That said, we still (as of this writing) are being advised NOT to hold any type of graduation ceremony or any event that requires social congregation on school property.  This recommendation cites the Governor’s May 15th Executive Order.  Should this change and we are able to gather with limited participation, I would be more than pleased to support this.

If we can have graduation on campus, we will, and it will be under the tent that we typically have.  It will also be limited to very few guests of our graduates due to social/physical distancing.  I can share now, that there will be no non-essential faculty per se, no band playing, no hundreds of community members, most likely no bag pipers, etc.

If we have to do a (Virtual) graduation ceremony, we will be working with our technology department to assist.  We may do a Zoom ceremony whereby each family is remotely off-campus, faculty could join, the Board could join, etc…  We may also try to record this and Stream the ceremony on the internet.  More to follow on this manner.  

Senior Lunch (Grilling outside)

Monday, June 22, 2020

Pick up only (12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m.) Outside School Entrance

Cap and Gown Pick-up:

Monday, June 15, 2020 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon) Main Office

Chromebook / Laptops / Calculators / Instruments:

Monday, June 15, 2020 (9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)

Outside, in front of the school entrance; Kindly come to school on this day with your:

  • Technology Device and carrying case
  • School issued calculator
  • Musical Instrument (if applicable during week of May 26th)
  • Textbooks


Last Day of Instruction:

Friday, June 12, 2020

The Governor required all school districts to utilize all of its remaining snow days during his initial March 18th – March 31st Executive Order closing; we did so, and teachers taught on those days.  The Governor also required instruction during our April Break from April 6th through April 13th; we did so, and teachers taught on those days.  Those cumulative additional 10-ten instructional days place the District at reaching its 180th day of instruction on Friday, June 12, 2020That day will be the last date of instruction.

Teacher Grades for 4th Quarter Due:

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 by noon

School Budget Vote and Board Elections:

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Last Day of Feedback on School work:

Monday, June 8, 2020

Picking up of Belongings/Items:

Tues., May 26th – Fri., May 29nd

**PPE masks will be REQUIRED to be worn by ALL in the school.


Prek – 2           May 26th to pick up items from school between 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

  • Ms. Little, Ms. Finkle to be in room to supervise

    Gr. 3 - 6           May 27th to pick up items from school between 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

  • Ms. Ennist, Ms. White, and Mr. VanValkenburgh (gym lockers)

    Gr. 7 – 10        May 28th to pick up items from school between 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

  • Ms. Bacon, Mr. Coiro, Mr. Amodeo, Ms. Green, Mr. McGee, Ms. Whittaker, Mr. VanValkenburgh, Mr. Reale, Ms. Daino

    Gr. 11 – 12      May 29th to pick up items from school between 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

  • Mr. Coiro, Mr. Amodeo, Ms. Green, Mr. McGee, Ms. Whittaker, Mr. VanValkenburgh, Mr. Reale, Ms. Daino

*Students should bring any bags needed to gather belongings like: clothing, footwear, etc…

* Students in grade 5 -12 will also need to gather items from gym lockers

*Students should bring items that need to be returned.  Items include: athletic uniforms (washed, bagged, and labeled).  Distance Learning textbooks should be returned.  Library Books not being used. 

*Students will only be admitted through the front door during the identified times on page 2 to limit the number of individuals in the school.  Students should immediately go to their locker and/or classroom to retrieve items.

REMEMBER: The school year isn’t over.  We’re just cleaning up and reducing the collection of items later.

Other important events:


  • Athletic: TBD
  • Academic: TBD

Kindergarten Registration:

  • All registration process will be handled via email through the Guidance Office.

Summer CROP Cancelled:

In person activities continue to NOT be allowed and social distancing must be maintained.

Summer / August Regents Cancelled

NYSED has cancelled these exams

Capital Project Work to begin

End of May – July 2020 Window installation

Summer Food Distribution to families

TBD – Waiting for Governor’s Update



Robert L. Chakar, Jr., Ed.D.

Superintendent of School

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