• MCSD COVID-19 Reopening Plan

    Posted by Margaret Giller on 7/31/2020

    Please click on the link to view the MCSD COVID-19 Reopening Plan

     

    MCSD COVID-19 Reopening Plan

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  • Message from WSWHE BOCES regarding childcare services for essential personnel

    Posted by Elizabeth Kuzmich on 6/6/2020

    Parents & Guardians, 

    By way of the attached memo, I would like to inform you that the WSWHE childcare services will be ending on Wednesday, June 17, 2020.  

    In an effort to provide for a smooth transition for families who need childcare services, we have been in touch with each of the counties in our region, and I would like to refer you to the three agencies listed in the letter, who can help you with all of your childcare-related needs.  

    The document regarding this information can be found by clicking here.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

    Sincerely, 

    Denise M. Capece

    Executive Principal

    WSWHE BOCES

    15 Henning Road-OASES

    Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

    phone: (518) 581-3802 

    cell: (518) 225-9940

    FAX: (518)581-3844

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  • End of Year Celebrations Planning in Process

    Posted by Elizabeth Kuzmich on 5/16/2020

    I’m proud of how everyone in our school community has rallied as #OneMechanicville. We have been working very hard planning end of year celebrations. We are partnering with City and County agencies to ensure you are appropriately celebrated in the manner in which you deserve!

    Please understand that these are significant events that take careful planning with adherence to appropriate health and safety requirements. Once we receive the appropriate clearances and refine logistics, plans will be shared with you!

    My best to you as we finish the year strong, together!!!


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  • UPDATE 5/1/20

    Posted by Elizabeth Kuzmich on 5/3/2020

    Red Raider Community:

    Earlier today Governor Cuomo announced that school will be closed for the remainder of the year.

    We will be providing updates regarding the continuity of education as we continue into June.

    I’m writing to assure all of you, we are in the planning stages of what our end of year celebrations and ceremonies will look like, including when and where. Please stay tuned for updates as they become available.

    Please be well, your school district cares about you!

    My best,
    Bruce
    #OneMechanicville

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  • Update 4/17/2020

    Posted by Elizabeth Kuzmich on 4/20/2020

    Red Raider Community:

    Governor Cuomo has extended the pause for NYS, including the closure of public schools until May 15.

    As you are aware, we began new instruction for the 4th qtr this past Monday at the MSHS, and will begin new instruction this coming Monday at the ES. Despite this, our first priority is the mental health and well being of our students, families, and faculty & staff.

    This has certainly been quite an experience, one we will never forget. I’m hopeful that NYS is now or soon will be on the back side of this curve.

    I do not know if the Governor will reopen school this year, or have us return in September.

    REGARDLESS, at some point in the future, when it’s deemed safe to resume regular activities we will host ALL end of year promotional ceremonies such as Kindergarten, 5th grade, 8th grade, & HS graduation.

    My best,
    Bruce

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  • Important BOE MEETING Information

    Posted by Elizabeth Kuzmich on 4/16/2020

    Important BOE MEETING Information

    Please be advised beginning with our April 21, 2020 BOE Regular Meeting and continuing throughout the Covid-19 social-distancing health crisis, we will be live streaming our Regular BOE Meetings via Google Meet.

    Any guest wishing to join will have view-only access and should follow the connection information below:

    Connection Information:

     

    * The live stream will connect when the Public Meeting begins at 7:00PM *

     

    Please note, to accommodate those that are unable to connect and join us at the scheduled time, we will be recording (audio and video) and posting the meeting on our BOE website page. 

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  • Drive Thru Community Dinner 4/21/20

    Posted by Elizabeth Kuzmich on 4/15/2020

    Red Raider Community:

    I was asked to share the following information:

    FREE DRIVE THROUGH COMMUNITY DINNER

    Shenendehowa United Methodist Church
    971 Route 146
    Clifton Park, NY 12065

    Menu: Ziti, meatballs, salad, garlic bread, fresh fruit, dessert.

    Date: Tuesday, April 21st

    Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

    For questions call the church office at 518-371-7964 or e-mail office@shenumc.org.

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  • Update from Mr. Potter 4/09/20

    Posted by Elizabeth Kuzmich on 4/10/2020

    Red Raider Community:

    I’m writing to provide you with some information I learned today from a webinar conducted by the NYS School Boards Association, "COVID-19: Addressing New Challenges, New Issues, New Questions".

    As you are all aware, this coming week would have been our traditional April vacation. We are now continuing to provide our continuity of education, and these days will count toward our 180 day school year requirement. It was clear, the Governor’s Office does not want to put district’s in a situation to continue past the 180 day school year as it could put many districts at risk of bankruptcy. Therefore, many of you who have inquired about our school year extending into the summer, that will not happen.

    Information regarding Special Education, related services, and extended school year programs for those students will be decided on a case by case basis. We will be fighting for the appropriate funding our students deserve in order to provide those services.

    Additionally, any change to APPR, and teacher tenure determinations requires an executive order from the Governor. Given the absence of in school time to conduct the required observations there is an expectation of some adjustment.

    Finally, regardless that the Mayor of NYC announced the closure of NYC schools for the remainder of the year, the continuation of our closure will be based on science and data and will be conducted on a regional basis.

    For those of you who recently celebrated Passover, and those celebrating Easter Sunday I wish you the absolute best during this holiday period. I continue to remain hopeful and optimistic, but I am absolutely steadfast in my resolve that we will get through this together, as #OneMechanicville!

    My best,
    Bruce

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  • Regents Exam Information

    Posted by Elizabeth Kuzmich on 4/8/2020

    Red Raider Community:

    The Board of Regents has provided guidance regarding the impact of canceling the administration of the June Regents examinations.

    Essentially, any student enrolled in a class which culminated with a Regents exam for passing credit is exempt. Specific details are below:

    To qualify for an exemption from a Regents exam, a student must meet one of the following eligibility requirements:

    The student is currently enrolled in a course of study culminating in a Regents examination and will have earned credit in such course of study by the end of the 2019-20 school year; or

    The student is in grade 7, is enrolled in a course of study culminating in a Regents examination and will have passed such course of study by the end of the 2019-20 school year; or

    The student is currently enrolled in a course of study culminating in a Regents examination and has failed to earn credit by the end of the school year. Such student returns for summer instruction to make up the failed course and earn the course credit and is subsequently granted diploma credit in August 2020; or

    The student was previously enrolled in the course of study leading to an applicable Regents examination, has achieved course credit, and has not yet passed the associated Regents examination but intended to take the test in June 2020 to achieve a passing score.

    My best,
    Bruce
    #OneMechanicville

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  • Information on Health Insurance in NYS

    Posted by Elizabeth Kuzmich on 4/8/2020

    As we work through these challenging times together, NY State of Health is committed to ensuring access to affordable, quality health insurance for all New Yorkers so they can get the care they need during this state of emergency.
    With the recent closure of businesses across the state, many New Yorkers are at risk of losing their health insurance coverage as a result of COVID-19. Many are likely to be eligible for health coverage with financial assistance through NY State of Health due to their loss of coverage and income. NY State of Health opened a Special Enrollment Period last month for people who are uninsured, and the Marketplace has started an awareness campaign to let people know that NY State of Health is there as a safety net in difficult times like these.
    New Yorkers who are without health insurance should apply now through NY State of Health. If you lost employer coverage, you must apply within 60 days of losing that coverage. Because of a loss of income, New Yorkers may also be eligible for Medicaid, the Essential Plan , Child Health Plus, or subsidized Qualified Health Plan coverage.
    Thousandsofassistorsarereadythroughoutthestatetohelpconsumersenrollbyphone. NY State of Health is committed to helping New Yorkers get the coverage they need so they can get the care they need.
    Visitus at: www.nystateofhealth.ny.govandletushelpyoufindahealthcareplanthatworks for you.
    If you have additional questions you can contact the Marketplace directly at 518 -486-9102 or NYSOH@health.ny.gov.

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