Remote Learning & Updates

STUDENT DISTRICT EMAIL is the direct line to teachers.

Students and parents: please check student’s district email several times per day for updates, information and assignments.

News

  • April 1 – Superintendent Update – Governor Cuomo has directed schools to remain closed through April 14, 2020. His Executive Order states, “Districts must continue to provide remote instruction for students, meals for students, and child care for essential workers every weekday between April 1, 2020 and April 14, 2020, even if the district is scheduled to be on spring break during that time.”
  • Therefore, spring break is canceled and remote learning at M-W will continue weekdays April 6 through April 14, 2020. During this time teachers will begin to introduce new material, give graded assignments, and assess student progress. It is very important for our students to log in to their email and respond to their classroom teachers since April 6 is the beginning of a new grading period. Staff will continue to reach out to families whose children have not been in contact with their classroom teacher.
  • March 27 – Superintendent Update – M-W schools will continue remote learning through Friday, April 3. Spring Break will be held from Monday, April 6 through Monday, April 13. Remote learning will continue on April 14. District plans will be re-evaluated based on direction given by the Governor’s Office and NYS Education Department.
  • March 16 – Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed an executive order mandating all New York schools to close through March 31. Scheduled date to reopen is April 1. Governor Cuomo will communicate if school closures will be extended beyond this date.

Testing Updates

From The College Board: (collegeboard.org)

  • SAT – May 2 SAT is canceled
  • ACT – April 4 national test date has been moved to June 13
  • AP Tests
    • For the 2019–20 exam administration only, students can take a 45-minute online free-response exam at home.
    • To be fair to all students, some of whom have lost more instructional time than others, the exam will only include topics and skills most AP teachers and students have already covered in class by early March.
    • Students will be able to take these streamlined exams on any device they have access to—computer, tablet, or smartphone. Taking a photo of handwritten work will also be an option.
  • Regents Exams – still scheduled; awaiting updates from NYS Department of Education.
  • NYS Education Department has suspending all NYS Elementary- and Intermediate-Level State Assessments for the remainder of the school year including:
    • New York State Grades 3-8 English Language Arts Tests
    • New York State Grades 3-8 Mathematics Tests
    • New York State Grade 4 Elementary-Level Science Test
    • New York State Grade 8 Intermediate-Level Science Test
    • New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) in Grades K-12
    • New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA) for students with severe cognitive disabilities in Grades 3-8 and high school

    Parent/Student Resources

    M-W STAFF AVAILABILITY SCHEDULE Available via email to answer student/parent questions Office Hours via Google Classroom or email
    Classroom/Subject Teachers

    Specials Teachers such as

    Physical Education, Music, etc.

    Monday-Friday during school building hours 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Review assignments, answer questions and/or give feedback
    Special Education Teachers and Service Providers Monday-Friday during school building hours 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Review assignments, answer questions and/or give feedback
    School Guidance Counselors, School Psychologists and student assistance counselors/social workers Monday-Friday during school building hours 10 a.m – 1 p.m. Set-up appointments with parents and/or students for course selection and academic and/or social-emotional needs

    Technology Support

    Student/Parent Online Help Form – for students or parents/guardians needing assistance connecting to Remote Learning. Support staff is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Login, Password Assistance and Information

    Google Classroom Help

    Student Beginners Guide to Google Classroom

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    2020-Parents-Guide-to-Google-Classroom

    Assistive Technology Information

    Free/Reduced Cost Internet service

    Several internet companies have now offered free or reduced cost internet to those with school-age children. View resources here.

    General Academic Resources

    NY State Education Department

    NYSED Digital Content Resources

    Families are recommended to implement a daily schedule similar to a regular school day to help students organize their time and to help support learning.

    Meal Distribution

    Meals for district students will continue to be provided for pick up on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on a weekly basis until further notice. Pick up locations are Central Valley Elementary School, 45 Route 32, Central Valley and North Main Elementary School, 212 North Main Street, Monroe. Families are asked to bring their own bag to transport food items. If a person requires a special diet, please email [email protected] and the district will do its best to accommodate the request.

    Local agencies and food pantries are providing meals on a regular basis. Please view the Community Food Resources  page for more information.

    Free & Reduced School Meals

    Children with a parent or guardian who becomes unemployed or experiences a loss of household income may be eligible for free and reduced price school meals. You may apply at any time during the school year. We urge you to apply as soon as possible so that eligible students can access breakfast and lunch when school resumes. To apply for free or reduced price meals, please apply online.

    Special Education & Related Service Providers

    Special education teachers and related service providers will be available via email or Google classroom during their regular work day and for “Office Hours.” They will consult with classroom teachers to ensure that the needs of all classified students can be met at home, to the greatest extent possible. School guidance counselors, school psychologists and student assistance counselors/social workers will be available via email during their regular work day and will hold “Office Hours” to set-up appointments with parents and/or students for course selection and academic and/or social-emotional needs.

    Social Emotional Support Programs

    NYS COVID-19 Emotional Support Line: 1-844-863-9314

    Access Supports for Living: Mental Health and Substance Abuse Urgent Care

    Emotional Wellness Resources

    Additional Resources

    Childcare options for first responders & essential healthcare workers

    COVID-19 Information