Roslyn Public Schools
March 13, 2020

Dear Roslyn Families,

In the interest of the health and safety of our students, their families, our staff, and the greater community, and to better facilitate containment and mitigation as per CDC recommendations, 
Roslyn's schools will be closed for the week of Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 20 .  

We will have a regular dismissal today. After today, all after-school activities are cancelled until further notice. Students will have no access to the school buildings while they are closed. 

I know that parents have questions about how we will maintain continuity of learning, and let me reiterate that we have developed learning plans, and that you will receive communications from me, building administrators and your child's teachers. 

During this time period, we will continue to clean and disinfect our facilities, and will monitor the public health situation.

As you know from my earlier messages, we have been trying to maintain a degree of normalcy, and continue to provide essential services for our children during this difficult time. There are still no confirmed cases of COVID-19 among staff or students in our schools and we have taken numerous steps to make our schools as safe as we can, as outlined in my previous communications. However, the situation is changing so rapidly that it will not be long before the virus reaches every community. 'Social distancing' is strongly recommended by health authorities to slow the spread of infection.

We always have several days built into the calendar in the event of weather-related or emergency closings, including two make-up days around Memorial Day. As events unfold, there is a possibility of a more extended closing based upon the advice of the state and local health departments. The state has not yet provided any guidance to schools about whether the usual requirements regarding days of instruction will be adjusted in light of the health emergency. I hope to have more information about this soon.

I am very grateful for your support and patience as we navigate these unchartered waters. I will continue to communicate with you regularly as additional information becomes available. Please stay healthy and safe. 

Allison Brown

Roslyn's Coronavirus Information Page: 

New York State's Coronavirus Hotline: 1-888-364-3065.