Virtual learning plan if schools close

April 4, 2023

Dear Stillwater families,

While April showers have arrived, our weather remains unpredictable. Schools in our area have also been experiencing threats that have caused them to close. Since the Stillwater Central School District has exhausted our emergency closure (snow) days, we’d like to inform you about our virtual instruction plans, should we need to close for any reason during the rest of this school year.

Virtual learning at Stillwater Elementary School:

  • Students will log in at 9:00 a.m. through either SeeSaw (UPK-2) or Google Meet (3-5).
  • The teacher will provide students with their schedule for the day. Students will be provided a link for their specials, as well as any related services or AIS they may have for the day.
  • Support staff and counselors will be available via email throughout the day.

Virtual learning at Stillwater Middle/High School:

  • Students will follow their normal class schedule by attending synchronous instruction via Google Meet with their classroom teachers. Classroom teachers will post Google Meet links on their Google Classroom pages. Attendance will be taken each period.
  • If students do not have access to their Chromebook for any reason, they should log in from another device.
  • Students will utilize study halls and lunch periods to work on asynchronous assignments.
  • All teachers and educational aides who push into classes will follow their normal schedule by joining the classes they support virtually.
  • Teachers and counselors without regularly scheduled classes will be available to students. The best way to set up an appointment/lesson etc. is through school email.
  • Support staff and counselors will be available through email throughout the day if and when needed for any additional student support.

At any time during the school year, it’s important to prepare for unexpected events that could require school to close. As with any closure, families will be notified via our SchoolMessenger system, the website banner and local media.

While our district has not received threats causing closure and we are hopefully done with major snowstorms, we appreciate your patience and understanding as we remain ready to continue educating our students.

Please also be assured that we continue to work proactively with law enforcement to stay ahead of any issues and that providing a safe learning and working environment remains our top priority.

Thank you for your support of our students, schools and community.

Patricia Morris
Superintendent of Schools