Schedule updates for November and December

on October 29, 2020

Message from Superintendent header
Dear Monroe-Woodbury families,

I am writing to share districtwide schedule updates and clarification regarding snow days as November (and wintry weather) quickly approaches. Attached are the November and December 2020 calendars for your reference as well as some key dates and events highlighted below.

Important Dates – November and December 2020

  • Sunday, November 1: Daylight Savings Time ends – Turn clocks back one hour.
  • Tuesday, November 3: Election Day – School will be in session as scheduled. (Group A students will attend in-person.)
  • Wednesday, November 11: Veterans Day – Schools are closed.
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences 2020:
    HS evening conferences: Monday, November 23; Tuesday, December 1
    MS evening conferences: Thursday, November 12; Thursday, November 19
    CV, NM, PT evening conferences: Monday, November 16; Wednesday, December 2
    SE, SC evening conferences: Tuesday, November 17; Thursday, December 3
    NOTE: Tuesday, December 8 EARLY DISMISSAL DISTRICTWIDE for Parent-Teacher conferences
    Parents and guardians will select a time for their conference via PickATime. More information will be forthcoming from building administrators.
  • Thanksgiving Recess: Schools will be closed from Wednesday, November 25 through Friday, November 27. School will resume on Remote Monday, November 30. Hybrid students will return to school buildings beginning Tuesday, December 1.
  • Winter Recess: Schools will be closed from Thursday, December 24, 2020 through Friday, January 1, 2021. School will resume on Remote Monday, January 4. Hybrid students will return to school buildings beginning Tuesday, January 5.

Snow Days

In preparation for the possibility of wintry weather tomorrow, I am sharing a snow day update for the 2020-2021 school year.

The school district has a “cushion” of four days built into the school year calendar in case of inclement weather or other emergencies that would cause schools to close.

Due to these unprecedented times, The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has released a Remote Snow Day Pilot for the 2020-2021 School Year, which provides districts the option to pivot to remote instruction on what would otherwise be a day of school closure due to a snow emergency.

Monroe-Woodbury has not yet made a final decision about whether the district will implement the pilot program or continue with the traditional snow day practice. District leaders are evaluating long-term options and will have a final determination to share soon. However, if the school district experiences inclement weather that requires a school closure prior to a final determination being made, we will close schools and use a traditional snow day.

As you may be aware, there is a possibility of inclement weather tomorrow, October 30. If it is necessary for the district to close schools, families will be notified via email, text and/or phone call, based on preferences selected on the Parent/Student Portal. Please double check to ensure your contact information is updated.

Any changes to our regular schedule will also be posted on the district website, Facebook page and Instagram account.

I truly appreciate our families, especially during these difficult times.

Warm regards,

Elsie Rodriguez
Superintendent of Schools

 

November 2020 calendar

November 2020 calendar