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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More than 160 students and parents logged onto the December 22 Onteora School Board videoconference to voice support for district athletic director Kim Pilla, who was placed on paid administrative leave through January 15. The participants waited for about 90 minutes while district staff struggled through a variety of issues.
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
It’s beginning to feel a lot like the holidays in the culinary arts kitchen at Ulster BOCES. The aspiring
The Onteora School District is developing a way to distribute Covid-related information and answer questions in a more timely matter as information changes daily. At the suggestion of trustee Kevin Salem, the district will hold forums in between the biweekly board meetings.
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.
Superintendent Victoria McLaren told the school board that after meetings with administrators she had decided the switch was necessary, given the trending Covid-19 infection rate and increased risk of exposure over the holiday.