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.
Saugerties Times | Schools
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.
Saugerties schools superintendent Kirk Reinhardt said that he’s cautiously optimistic and confident about the district’s ability to handle a possible coronavirus outbreak.
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.
Third-party contractors who store student data will have to abide by new state rules.
Three teams representing the Saugerties High School robotics program traveled to Connecticut last weekend for the Vex Robotics Competition at Weston High School, a 63-team tournament where students from different schools may find themselves battling another team in one round and joining forces with them in the next.
The freshly renamed Sawyer News Network (SNN) recently extended its reach beyond districtwide in-school broadcasts by jumping into the world of social media.
Within the larger goal of student achievement are areas of focus like raising the four year graduation rate above 90 percent, clarifying the journey toward graduation for all district stakeholders, defining grade level success in all content areas for all grades, ensuring educational practices are culturally sensitive, and establishing instructional strategies that are most likely to find success with the district’s students.
The Saugerties school board last month authorized a $3.15-million energy-performance contract with Honeywell, of Charlotte, NC, designed to study district facilities and look for energy savings.
Students at Cahill Elementary School last month were encouraged to enjoy lunch with students they didn’t know. Mix It Up at Lunch is a program designed to break down social barriers and promote inclusion in a place where cliques are often most pronounced.