The spring semester at SUNY New Paltz will be similar to fall, offering a mix of in-person, hybrid and fully online classes, with testing and quarantine required for students and faculty before entering campus. While not much has changed in that regard, the grind of pandemic-related restrictions seems to be taking its toll on students. Citing the distractions of world events, less engaging nature of remote learning, and lack of in-person clubs and socialization, many are altering their plans. Some have decided to plan for an earlier graduation, others have had to switch to a part-time schedule and others dropped out completely.
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Plans remained in place to shift from fully remote to hybrid learning in the district effective January 19, although the superintendent is prepared to change that as conditions warrant.
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.
The SUNY system has approved a spring 2021 academic continuity plan for SUNY New Paltz. The approved plan can be
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.
It’s beginning to feel a lot like the holidays in the culinary arts kitchen at Ulster BOCES. The aspiring
“I walk into the school every morning with trepidation and apprehension hoping that I will make it through the day without being exposed to Covid.” — Anonymous teacher at New Paltz Middle School
Ulster BOCES will shift to fully remote instruction beginning Wednesday, December 16, citing increased cases in Ulster County and the
With caseloads rising across the county, several local school districts announced this week that they would extend or implement fully
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.