Coronavirus update – March 16, 2019

Dear Stillwater Community,

First, I want to thank you all for your continued patience, understanding and cooperation during this difficult time. As a reminder, out of an abundance of caution, we have joined with all 31 WSWHE BOCES component school districts and cancelled classes and all school events and activities from March 16 through April 19, 2020. Accessibility to the buildings is now restricted to minimize spread. I know this is a very inconvenient and tough time for many. Our staff has been working hard and we are doing all that we can as a district to help during this time. Below you will find a lot of important information. I ask that you please read through it all carefully. We will continue to communicate with our families through School Messenger emails and the district website. Please continue to check both for updates from the district.

*Please see the schedule below if you need an electronic device for online learning.*

Instructional Resources

UPK through grade 5 instructional resource packets for literacy, math and some activities for the arts will be mailed out this week. Online resources will be available and shared on our district website as soon as possible. We will update you once they are.

Students in grades 6-12 must be able to access their Stillwater student email account, where they will be sent codes to their teachers’ Google classrooms by Monday, March 23. All students must be able to access their Stillwater Gmail account in order to receive the codes from their teacher. If your student cannot access his/her Stillwater email account, please contact Chris Lynch at or by phone at (518) 373-6100, ext. 30205. If your child does not have an electronic device, please see below.

Chromebook sign out

If your student is in need of a Chromebook from the district so that they can access online educational resources as provided by his/ her instructors, please come to the elementary or middle/high school main entrance on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, between the hours of 8:30 am – 2:30 pm.  This is ONLY for students who do not have access to a device!

Food Services

The district is committed to providing free breakfast and lunch to any current student in the Stillwater Central School District beginning Tuesday, March 17. After Tuesday, March 17, meals may be picked up at the high school, in the bus circle from 10 a.m. to noon, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Each pickup will provide two days’ worth of meals (for example: On Monday, you will be picking up breakfast and lunch for Monday and Tuesday.) When you come to pickup, please do not enter the building. We will bring the meals out to you. If you plan to pick up meals, please email our Food Service Manager Joan Hopeck at or call at (518) 373-6100, ext. 30513. When you contact us, please tell us the number of students you will be picking up for. If you are unable to pick up meals please let us know by calling or emailing Joan Hopeck at the above contact information.

Social/Emotional Support

We plan to provide resources with families to assist you during this difficult time. We will get this out to you as soon as possible.

Free WiFi for Students

Beginning today, Monday, March 16, Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To learn more and enroll, visit their website.

School Messenger Emails from the District

If you are not receiving emails from the district, you will need to email Chris Lynch at to make sure your correct information is on file in the parent portal. More information on School Messenger can be found on the district website.

Social Distancing

The Centers for Disease Control and our governor have outlined steps and offered guidance to prevent or reduce the transmission of this virus through social distancing. To further this goal, we encourage you to minimize your child’s contact with others, including play dates, sleepovers, etc. For more information, please visit the CDC website.

Again, we will continue to provide our community with all of the necessary resources that we can at this time. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s principal or my office. Thank you again for your support. We will get through this together. We Are Stillwater! 


Patricia Morris
Superintendent of Schools