Early Release Day, January Regents & Holiday Travel – A message from the superintendent

Dear Stillwater Families,

It’s hard to believe we have already reached mid-November! First, I want to thank those of you who took the time to fill out the parent/guardian surveys that we shared earlier this month. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. We are now taking the time to look over the responses and reaching out to those in need. As you know, the safety of our students is always our number one priority, and our district vision is to “promote student success through continuous improvement.” Your feedback will help us to improve in areas where we are currently lacking. As always, please reach out if you have any questions or concerns. 

Early Release Day- Friday, Nov. 13

This is a reminder that tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 13 is our annual Early Release Day. All students will be dismissed 15 minutes early, which means families should expect them home a bit earlier.

January Regents Canceled

The New York State Education Department has canceled the January 2021 regents exams. No decisions have been made regarding the June and August 2021 administrations of Regents examinations or any of the other state assessment programs. More information is available on the NYSED website.

Holiday Travel Reminders

As the holiday travel season approaches, we would like to remind families about the New York State travel advisory and how it can impact your child’s ability to attend school. According to the governor, non-essential travel is strongly discouraged, but if you must travel, you must follow these state guidelines.

I want to remind our families that what we do outside of school greatly impacts what happens inside our schools. Please remember to stay vigilant, be mindful of who you are interacting with, wear a mask and social distance. Unfortunately, it seems like cases are on the rise in our state. I probably sound like a broken record at this point, but it is so important that we work together to keep one another safe. I greatly appreciate your cooperation thus far. Our families, our students and our staff members are doing the right things, and this is why our plan has been so successful. If we all continue to do the right thing, we can all remain healthy for the holiday season and beyond.


Patricia Morris
Superintendent of Schools