Important COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information & Updates

Updated July 15, 2020

The Fulton County Health Department reports that our county is continuing to experience Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) activity. Please visit their website for more information about how you can help decrease the spread of COVID-19 in our community and schools.  

Throughout the summer months, the district will continue to provide information for the community related to the COVID-19 health crisis,  including information about meals for students and childcare resources.

Please visit this space regularly for updates.

Continuity of Operations

  • Safety of Staff and Visitors To Our Schools and Other District Buildings. Learn how we are working to ensure the safety of our staff, students and community during the COVID-19 health crisis.
  • Summer Staffing and Whom To Call With Questions: A limited number of essential staff are working at the Elementary and Jr./Sr. High schools, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The buildings remain closed to the public. Please call 518-661-8222 to speak to a staff member if you have questions or to make arrangements if there is a pressing matter that would require an in-person visit.
  • Outdoor Spaces Closed: For the safety of our community and staff, the district’s outdoor spaces remain closed. This includes all basketball and tennis courts, all fields and the track, as well as the playground at our elementary school. 
  • Payroll: Payroll will continue on schedule.
  • Board of Education Meetings: District Board of Education meetings will continue to be held in a format consistent with guidelines around public safety, social distancing and large group meetings. Learn how to access board meetings during the school closure and view upcoming meeting agendas

Summer Learning/Enrichment Resources for Children and Families

WMHT Public Media is offering educational programming designed to support in-home learning for students in grades pre-kindergarten through 12 while area schools are closed and during the summer months. 

Student Meals Available Throughout the Summer Months

Families in need of meals for their children during the summer months should contact the following area organizations:

Mayfield Methodist Church/ Food Pantry, Rev. Bonnie Orth
email: mayfieldpreschurch@gmail.com
phone: 518-661-6566

Text “food” or “comida” to 877-877
Call 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 211
https://www.fns.usda/gov/meals4kids
www.summermeals.org

Childcare Available To Essential Workers

Childcare options are available at this time for essential health care workers (licensed health professionals, such as: physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, LPNs, and nurse assistants or laboratory personnel), first responders (including, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, police officers and firefighters) and others. 

If you are a parent or caregiver who needs child care, please complete this parent need for child care survey. Based on the information you provide, the New York State Office of Children and Family Services may be able to help you find the childcare program you need.

Social and Emotional Resources

Our school counselors, school social worker, and school psychologist have compiled a list of helpful resources for parents and students during this stressful time.  Please visit our social/emotional resource page.