Roslyn Public Schools

May 29, 2020
Dear Roslyn Families,

We have made an adjustment to the school calendar for June and will modify the final weeks of the school year. Because school was in session during the Spring Recess, we are able to count those days toward the state requirement for the academic year. In addition, there are no Regents or final exams, which would ordinarily extend the calendar into the second half of June.

Therefore, the last day of school for all students will be Monday, June 15. End-of-year ceremonies and celebrations will be held as announced, but there will be no online learning after that date. The district will continue to provide essential services in compliance with the Governor's orders, including food distribution and child care, for all eligible students and families.

The adjusted calendar will enable our faculty and staff to turn their full attention to the very challenging task of preparing for the 2020-21 school year. The additional time will be critical to making contingency plans for a range of possible scenarios, which will include face-to-face instruction, remote learning, and a hybrid of these two approaches. We will make use of every resource and every moment that is available to us between now and then.

At the risk of repeating myself and stating the obvious, school will be different in the future, at least for a while. Your support and patience has been invaluable to helping our students and staff come through the last few extraordinary months, and will be needed every bit as much to help us navigate the months ahead. I will be reaching out to you in the near future to gather some feedback on the last few months of remote learning, in order to better construct our learning models going forward. I thank you all for the innumerable expressions of good will and kindness that you have sent to me and the staff during this difficult period. We try so hard to be here for you, but in so many ways you have been here for all of us, as well.

While school will look different, one thing is certain: our top priority must be the health and safety of students and staff, and we will be guided by directives from our public health officials as we focus on ensuring that learning continues.

Outdoor Facilities Will Re-Open
The district's tennis courts and tracks are open again for community use as of Monday, June 1. Social distancing will be enforced. Please observe these regulations in order to protect our community residents:
  • Open 8:00am to 7:00pm daily
  • Roslyn community residents only
  • Social distance of 6 feet must be maintained
  • Masks must be worn at all times (even while running on track) if other people are present
  • No team games/practices or pick-up games/practices (no baseball, softball, lacrosse, football, etc.)
  • No sunbathing
  • No group activities or track team practices
  • Tennis is SINGLES only; no doubles matches
Please enjoy the facilities, but do not endanger the health and welfare of others. If rules are not followed, the district's security staff will issue one warning and then call law enforcement. We will not hesitate to close these facilities again if proper safety protocols are not respected.

Stay healthy and stay strong, Roslyn.

Allison Brown

The annual school budget vote & election has been rescheduled on Tuesday, June 9, 2000. Voting will be by mail-in ballot only. All qualified voters will be sent a ballot, which must be returned by mail and received by June 9 at 5:00pm. 

Roslyn's Coronavirus Information Page:
New York State's Coronavirus Hotline: 1-888-364-3065