Superintendent Update – March 15

on March 15, 2020

Dear M-W families,

We know that these are difficult times for our families as we make lifestyle changes based on recommendations by state and local authorities. Let me encourage you all to take this time to slow down, pull out those board games, watch movies together, spend time around the dinner table and simply “just be ” with your family.

We remain committed to sharing any further developments as they are available. Currently, our best course of action is to follow the social distancing protocols recommended by the CDC and remain calm.

Access to schools to retrieve necessary items

On Monday, March 16, all school buildings will be open from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. to allow students to retrieve necessary items. Please do not linger. We ask that students visit their lockers, gather necessary items and depart the building as quickly as possible. The doors will be locked promptly at 1 p.m. and buildings will remain closed until schools reopen on Monday, March 30. This will allow our custodial team time to conduct a thorough cleaning.

Food distribution

The Monroe-Woodbury Central School District Food Services Department will provide breakfast and lunch items for district students in need during the long term school closure.

This week, food will be available for pick up from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17 and Thursday, March 19 at the front entrances of Central Valley Elementary, 45 Route 32, Central Valley and North Main Elementary, 212 North Main Street, Monroe. Food will be available on a weekly basis while schools are closed. We will follow up with a schedule for next week.

If you require a special diet, please contact Food Services at [email protected] and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

Online resources for families

The school district is in the process of compiling a comprehensive list of online resources for M-W families. Please visit on the district website. This page is the best source of information related to all topics including the most recent communication from the district, mental health resources, food distribution options and more.

We will also have academic online resources available, designed to provide activities for M-W students while they are at home. We will be sharing that information on Wednesday.

Please reach out to your building principal via email with specific questions. We understand this is a difficult and challenging time for everyone. We remain committed to doing what is best for each and every student, their families and our staff. It’s times like these the true character of Monroe-Woodbury shines through.

Warm regards,

Elsie Rodriguez
Superintendent of Schools

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