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May 5, 2020

Dear YCS Community,


On May 1, 2020, Governor Cuomo announced that all school buildings will remain closed through the remainder of the 2019-20 school year with the continuation of remote learning. While not a surprise, it was disappointing to many of us to learn that our school year would end this way.


While this impacts all of us, it is taking an especially difficult toll on our seniors who will miss out on many of the senior year events that they have been looking forward to for many years. While we do not have all the answers to the many questions at this time, I wanted to assure you that we, as a district and community, will pull together to make the end of the school year as good as possible, as it has already been very memorable.


In the coming days we will be making decisions and recreating plans for our traditional end-of-year activities. We will be sharing these plans out as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through all the details to celebrate our accomplishments while keep our students, staff and families safe.


A decision surrounding graduation has not yet been made. While there have been many rumors and speculation as to what the district is planning, at this point there are no definitive answers. We are currently in the process of gathering input from our seniors and their families. We have reserved a time slot at the Silver Lake Drive-In, but this is only one possible option. Please rest assured that whatever the decision is, it will be to provide the best experience for the graduates and their families. We are hoping to have this, along with other end of the year events solidified in the coming days.


Again, thank you for all the support.


April 8, 2020

Dear YCS Community,

As we continue with our long term school closure, we find ourselves taking further precautions to protect our staff and community, while still meeting the needs of our students and families.  Part of this is our Food & Nutrition Services program providing both breakfast and lunch to our students.

As we monitor and adjust, we have found it necessary to revise our everyday Grab and Go and meal delivery.  Beginning Monday, April 13, 2020 our staff will distribute meals on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  This will be for both our onsite Grab and Go and our meal deliveries.  The distribution times will remain from 10:30am to 12:00pm. You can expect the following:

        Mondays and Wednesdays: Four meals; two breakfast and two lunches

         Fridays: Two meals; one breakfast and one lunch

Please remember that ALL students and children, even those of preschool age are eligible.  This is not limited to Free and Reduced lunches.  Grab and Go is available in front of the elementary cafeteria and if you are not able to come to us, we can come to you.  Please call   243-1730 ext 2222 and request delivery.  Simply leave your name, number, address and the number of children you are requesting meals for at this time.     

We miss our students and families, and look forward to seeing you all soon.

Again, thank you for all the support.

 

April 2, 2020

Dear YCS Community,

As we move through Week 3 of the school closure, I want to thank all for your flexibility and support as we move through these unprecedented times. We are all learning and working in ways that a month ago would not have even been a thought. We are all united in working to keep our friends, family, and community safe, while still providing the basics for our students, such as meals and education.

In other news, we are quickly approaching the week that was designated as Spring Break for YCS. I am sure that you have heard that the Governor’s latest Executive Order closes schools until April 15, 2020. However, he has made it clear that child care, distribution of meals, and continuity of learning must continue during that time. YCS takes our work with students and the community very seriously and our very dedicated staff plan to provide the continued learning through the planned Spring Break. This is not just to meet the Governor’s Executive Order, but to help with trying to bring a sense of ‘normal’ or ‘new normal’ for our students and families.

Meal distribution will continue through next week, with the exception of Good Friday, April 10. On Thursday, April 9 meals will be for both Thursday and Friday. Please remember that ALL students and children, even those of preschool age are eligible. This is not limited to Free and Reduced lunches. Grab and Go is available daily in front of the elementary cafeteria and if you are not able to come to us, we can come to you. Please call 243-1730 ext 2222 and request delivery. Simply leave your name, number, address and the number of children you are requesting meals for at this time.

It truly is a testament to the strength of a community that can face something such as the COVID-19 pandemic, and come out all the stronger for it. I know this to be true of our community. Again, thank you for all the support.

David Furletti

 

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