CORONAVIRUS UPDATES & RESOURCES

As of right now, Governor Cuomo has closed all schools through April 29, 2020. We will updates families if there are any updates or changes.

Updates from the District

Instructional Information

View update on instructional expectations

Elementary School Update

All students should be working to complete their educational packet that was sent home. On average, these materials should take students 2-3 weeks to complete. More information will be forthcoming regarding collection and upcoming work.

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Middle/High School Update

Students are encouraged to log on to their devices daily and complete assigned tasks. If there are any questions, students should email their teacher(s).

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. 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 clynch@scsd.org or by phone at (518) 373-6100, ext. 30205. If your child does not have an electronic device, please see below.

We want to remind you that students can use ANY device that connects to the internet to access Google classroom and school Gmail accounts, which will be the primary means of instruction. This includes iPads, tablets, phones, computers, laptops, etc. You do not need to use a district Chromebook to access email and Google classroom.

Child Care for Stillwater Families

The state government is asking school districts to reach out to parents that are essential healthcare workers or first responders who may be in need of child care during this district closure. Essential healthcare workers may include licensed health professionals such as physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, LPNs and nurse assistants or laboratory personnel. First responders may include paramedics, emergency medical technicians, police officers and firefighters.

If you are a parent or caregiver who needs child care, please complete this parent need for child care survey. Based on the information you provide about your job, employer, number of children, and financial need, OCFS may be able to help you find the child program you need. It may be a challenge to find child care due to COVID-19 related program closures, however the staff at OCFS are trying their best to support families to find the high quality child care that they need. In addition, the OCFS website has several resources available.

Meal Distribution

The district is committed to providing free breakfast and lunch to any current student in the Stillwater Central School District. Beginning Monday, April 6, those who need meals will be able to pick them up on Monday on Wednesday only. Pick-up will be at the middle/high school in the bus circle from 10-11 a.m. We will also be delivering on just those days as well.

On Monday, you will be picking up breakfast and lunch for Monday and Tuesday and on Wednesday you will pick up for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

If you plan to pick up meals, please email our Food Service Manager Joan Hopeck at jhopeck@scsd.org or call at (518) 373-6100, ext. 30513 by 9:30 a.m. on the day of pick-up. You will need to specify the following:

  • If there is an allergy in your house.
  • How many students you are picking up for.
  • If you plan to pick-up for the entire duration of the closure.

If you are unable to pick-up meals, please contact Joan Hopeck at the above contact information to arrange for delivery. When you come to pick-up, please do not enter the building. We will bring the meals out to you.

District Buildings and Facilities

All school buildings, facilities, the track and field are all closed to the public at this time. We are asking everyone to please adhere to this restriction and we will update you once they re-open for public use.

School Messenger Emails from the District

If you are not receiving emails from the district, you will need to email Chris Lynch at clynch@scsd.org 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.

Working Papers for Minors During School Closures

School districts in New York State must continue to issue employment certificates to qualified applicants, including during school closures. Section 3215-a of New York State Education Law requires schools to provide this service for pupils and employers in the community. Minors may apply for certificates where they live, where they go to school, or where they are to be employed.

During the period of school closures due to COVID-19, districts may elect to issue working papers using the alternative process below.

Alternative Process for Issuing Working Papers During COVID-19 School Closures

Parents/guardians and minors complete the appropriate application form and email it to Patty Griffiths at pgriffiths@scsd.org. Fillable PDF versions of the AT-17 Application for Employment Certificate and AT-22 Application for Employment Permit are now available on NYSED’s Employment of Minors website. These forms allow digital signatures.

The district will schedule a video call with the minor, and if required, the parent or guardian. During this video call, the minor presents required documentation as per the Certificating Officers Manual.

Certificating Officers may then complete the working card, sign it, and mail it to the minor. The minor should sign the card upon receipt. The requirement that the minor sign the card in the presence of the certificating officer is temporarily waived for the duration of New York’s COVID-19 school closures. Certificating Officers must continue to use approved working cards.

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