After a survey, reviewing the Highland High School Class of 2020 survey results, the school district has decided to reschedule an in-person graduation on Thursday, July 30 at 7 p.m. The rain date will be July 31.
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The New Paltz High School and New Paltz Middle School have joined 1600 schools across the country who have met the requirements of the AntiDefamation League’s No Place for Hate® program. In accordance with the school district’s initiatives on racial equity and the New York State Education Department’s continuum of well-being, both schools have been officially designated as “no places for hate” schools.
There will be on-campus instruction and housing at SUNY New Paltz come the fall, but the amount of both will be reduced, and the length of the semester shortened, to accommodate life during a pandemic. The bulk of classes will continue to be taught remotely. Campus officials released the plan yesterday, with the caveat that all of it is subject to change with the circumstances. That warning is reinforced by a “pause and pivot” plan to shift back to fully remote learning if state officials deem that necessary.
New Paltz High School valedictorian Wells Willett has won a National Merit Scholarship.
It was a beautiful summer night. The graduates and their families and friends decorated cars with streamers and balloons and all kinds of washable car-painted salutations to let the grads know how proud their loved ones were of their survival of the twelve-year academic odyssey.
“I have this opportunity to try and make it to the major leagues. That’s still the dream, and I’m going to give it everything I have.”
While some were concerned that participation would be more muted than usual because of the pandemic, turnout increased significantly in local school districts. In addition to an increase in participation, local school districts also received greater support for their budgets than in 2019-20.
Given the unprecedented nature of the pandemic, numerous options that might be considered impractical or even bizarre under normal circumstances are at least under discussion, including postponing fall sports until spring. Flipping fall and spring sports is also a possibility, given there are fewer sports in the moderate- and higher-risk category played in the latter than the former.
On Tuesday, voters in the New Paltz Central School District approved a $64,940,103 budget for the 2020-21 school year with
Later this month, local high-school seniors will close a key chapter of their academic lives in a much different fashion than they expected.