Students across the Saugerties Central School District will officially begin remote learning on Monday, March 30, with teachers and administrators currently fine tuning the means of communication and adapting in-class curriculum for home learning.
“They can create teams for their classes, they can instruct live online,” said Kingston Superintendent Paul Padalino. “They can do video chats if they want to with up to 30 kids. We want to give them the leeway to do what they think is best. They know their students, and they know the best way they can interact with them.”
“We’ve cautioned [town police] on making traffic stops, that now is not the time to be writing speeding tickets because you don’t know what you may end up catching besides the speeder,” said Town Supervisor James Quigley III.
As the global coronavirus pandemic spreads across the United States, all schools in the Saugerties Central School District are closed for the first of an unknown number of weeks. With residents advised to stay home to prevent further spreading the virus, kids in Saugerties are technically getting their Spring Break a bit earlier than anticipated.
Officials in the Kingston City School District are closely monitoring the spread of coronavirus and hoping to reassure faculty, parents and students that they’re doing everything possible to prepare for the possibility of the virus reaching the district.
The Kingston High School boys varsity basketball team’s stellar season ended abruptly last week with a surprise 75-49 loss to Pine Bush in the Section IX, Class AA semifinals. The game, played at Kingston’s Kate Walton Field House on Wednesday, March 4, saw the Tigers struggle from outside against a team they twice defeated during the regular season shooting from behind the arc.
At an Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce breakfast last month, County Executive Pat Ryan said the long-rumored move of the Farm Bridge co-packing operation from TechCity to the Hudson Valley Mall was “not 100 percent final yet, but it’s pretty close.”
Kingston High School senior Lauren Townsend is closing out her indoor track and field career on a high, earning a spot in this weekend’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association meet thanks to a second place showing in last week’s Section IX qualifier.
The Saugerties High School girls varsity basketball team’s season came to an end on Monday night with a 60-48 loss at FDR in the opening round of the Section IX, Class A playoffs. The #7 seeded Sawyers battled to the end against last year’s sectional champ, weathering an early deficit to take the lead in the second half. Head coach Heather Fanelli felt that Saugerties played one of their best games of the season.
Saugerties school officials have been working on the preliminary district budget for the 2020-21 school year. It’s the first spending plan assembled by superintendent Kirk Reinhardt and business manager Jane St. Amour, both new to the district within the past year.