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Ulster superintendent sees further challenges ahead

Ulster superintendent sees further challenges ahead

“2020 was a lost year,” Supervisor James E. Quigley, III said. “And by that I mean when you start out going down the road in one direction and then constantly get pulled to go in a different direction …. And looking at the press headlines and everything, I don’t know if we come out of this next May or June. And this is me being realistic, not pessimistic. I’m not certain that 2021 may not be a lost year too.”

Local superintendents talk about the coming year

Local superintendents talk about the coming year

2020 was a difficult year for local school districts and the communities they serve, with the pandemic causing a seismic shift in the school experience. While we’re not quite halfway through this academic year, local superintendents were asked to look ahead as the calendar changes from 2020 to 2021. We interviewed four superintendents.

New Paltz schools to remain remote until January 19

New Paltz schools to remain remote until January 19

Students in the New Paltz School District head into winter break this week, and those in the hybrid learning model won’t return to the classroom until at least January 19. School officials and the school board last week agreed that students will be fully remote learning from Monday, January 4 until Tuesday, January 19, the day after Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in order to prevent the likelihood of a holiday-based continuation of the post-Thanksgiving infection spike.

High-school winter sports season pushed back to January

High-school winter sports season pushed back to January

After earlier delays, winter high school sports deemed low- and moderate-impact were officially approved by New York State for practices to begin on November 30. But with Covid-19 infections once again peaking, local school districts were already grappling with how to safely re-introduce sports within the context of their cohort-led hybrid educational models.

Some high school sports begin practice later this month

Some high school sports begin practice later this month

Winter high school sports deemed low- and moderate-impact have officially been approved by New York State, with practices set to begin on Monday, November 30. With the Covid-19 pandemic still raging and infections once again on the rise, however, local school districts are still grappling with how safely to re-introduce sports within the context of their cohort-led hybrid educational models. Can it be done?