April 17, 2020
Dear Roslyn Families,Dear Roslyn Families,
Gov. Cuomo announced on Thursday that New York's schools will remain closed until at least May 15. We will continue our existing plans to provide distance learning, meals and child care for essential workers.
As we enter the closing months of the school year, I know there are many questions and concerns about traditional end-of-year events and activities. The governor has been re-evaluating the statewide closure every two weeks, so we do not know exactly how the remainder of the school year will play out. However, even if the state were to lift some restrictions prior to the end of the school year, it is highly unlikely that large gatherings will be permitted. Regrettably, many events will have to be cancelled in May and June, at least in their usual form, as we must place the highest priority on health and safety. Therefore, we are making contingency plans for moving-up and graduation ceremonies. You will hear more about these efforts from your building principals as those dates draw nearer.
As difficult, frustrating and stressful as the last month has been, I hope we can all find consolation in knowing that every one of us, by staying home and social distancing, has played a part in successfully "flattening the curve" of new cases of COVID-19. I am very proud of our students and staff members for the many message of support they've sent to those on the front lines of the pandemic, and the numerous efforts by members of our community to provide meals, supplies and other necessities for our health care workers and first responders.
Stay the course and stay well, Roslyn.
New York State's Coronavirus Hotline: 1-888-364-3065.