Dear HPCSD community members:
At this time, this communication is written to clarify that there has not been any official legal change in the mask mandate from the New York State Education Department, New York State Department of Health or Governor Cuomo. The June 4th letter by Health Commissioner Zucker reported by the media on Friday was written to the CDC to determine if the CDC has any objection to relaxing its mask mandate. However, unless and until written guidance or an Executive Order is issued by the State, all students, staff and visitors must wear masks while on school property.
If we receive direction from the State that changes the mask wearing requirements at school, we will promptly communicate the change to our staff, students and parents.
Thank you for your continued patience with this difficult school year. We are almost to the end of the school year with fifteen days remaining.
As of September 1, 2020, school districts were permitted to reopen, under Executive Order 202.60, “subject to adherence to Department of Health issued guidance and directives.” These have included the submission of reopening plans to address, among other things, distancing and health requirements.
SED has been in communication with Executive staff regarding the attached letter from Dr. Howard Zucker, New York State Commissioner of Health. According to conversations with Executive staff, the intent of this letter was to obtain a response from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) regarding differing standards for summer camps and schools; it has not changed any existing arrangements. Therefore, schools should continue to operate under their existing procedures until further notice. No changes have been, or will be, made by the Executive until after Monday June 7 to afford the CDC an opportunity to respond to the letter.
The Holland Patent Music Department is proud to share the accomplishments of our students once again in a virtual format. Below you will find links to our Spring Concerts for our Elementary, Middle School, and High School performing ensembles. Please take some time to celebrate the hard work of our students throughout this school year!
Holland Patent Central School District is committed to providing access to our electronic and information technology, including our webpages, for individuals with disabilities, in accordance with Section 504 and Title II of the ADA. The School District is diligently making necessary adjustments to its technology in furtherance of this goal. Such adjustments are time-consuming but are critical to ensure that students, staff, community members, and others can access our materials. As we await new web material, please be patient; we will be making updates as soon as practicable.
HOLLAND PATENT CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF EDUCATION
2021 MEETING DATES
ANNEX BOARD ROOM
All remote instructional lessons and/or sessions are the property of the Holland Patent Central School District, and are intended only for students registered for the designated class or section. Any recording or distribution of the lessons/sessions by anyone other than District employees is strictly prohibited and in addition, may constitute a violation of Board policy and/or state and federal laws, including but not limited to the Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA), Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), and NYS Education Law 2-d. Any student violations of this policy will be subject to discipline and penalties in accordance with the District’s Code of Conduct, and may impact the ability of the District to provide remote instruction to the student.
There are three main platforms our students will be accessing in the 2020-21 school year.
To learn more please click on the links below.
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Please note that there is no building use for community groups or extra curricular activities until further notice.
"It is the philosophy of the Board of Education of the Holland Patent Central School District that the fundamental purpose of the School District and all of its resources is to provide the means for educational development of all eligible students residing and /or enrolled within the district to reach their fullest potential."