Click the above link for teacher website links, Google Classroom Codes, and other resources for you during this time.
To return completed work:1.)You can give it to the bus during meal delivery times.
2.)There will be tote out in front of school underneath the awning for completed work to be dropped off between 9am-2pm M-F.
3.) Completed work can be mailed to the school at:
87 Buckley Road
Whitehall, NY 12887.
As I am sure you have seen or heard, Governor Cuomo has announced that his Executive Order to close schools will now be extended from April 1, through April 15th.
I would like to assure all students, parents and community members that school meal delivery, and other closure related services provided by the school will continue. At this time schools have received no further guidance from the Governor's office on any other expectations or requirements for schools. When more guidance is received I will be providing updates through automated telephone calls as well as website postings.
Thank you for your continued cooperation and understanding as we work together during these difficult times.
Superintendent of Schools
Good Evening, March 22, 2020
I want to first reassure everyone that we are continuing our food deliveries in the morning despite the increased closure measures that have been enacted by the Governor’s office. Our busses will be at the Bus Stops at the same time as last week; tomorrow morning, Monday March 23, 2020.
I also want to share with the community some necessary changes to our delivery protocols for food delivery as a result of the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the county. These protocols will be in effect to keep our employees safe and also as a measure to ensure appropriate social distancing as families pick up the food.
Beginning Monday March 22 when the bus arrives:
The aid will place the items to be delivered for the first family on the steps of the bus.
The aid will return to the seating area of the bus.
The driver will turn on the red override button.
The driver will use the outside loudspeaker to call the family
representative to the bus. Only 1 person should come to the bus door per family.
Once the family member is at the door the driver will open the door so the family member can retrieve the items.
Driver will close the door and the next family's items will be placed on the steps.
This process will be repeated until all families waiting at the stop have retrieved their items.
If a family is not at the stop, the run will continue.
Once the run has been completed the bus can return to stops where families that missed the delivery are - families must call the school to request this if they miss a delivery.
WCS Staff will not be permitted to exit the bus to deliver ANY items.
Students or their family members ARE NOT ALLOWED on the bus.
We appreciate your attention and cooperation to this matter. The intent is to better ensure the safety, of not only our employees, but also the families that are waiting at the stops. Please, be certain to maintain appropriate social distancing while waiting for the deliveries.
As always, be safe and healthy.
Childcare Needs for Essential Personnel
The state government is asking schools to reach out to parents of essential personnel across a wide array of critical professions and occupations that are necessary to protect and support the public who may be in need of childcare.
- Essential health care workers may include licensed health professionals such as physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, LPNs and nurse assistants or laboratory personnel.
- Direct support professionals may include clinicians and support staff serving the behavioral health, intellectual/developmental disabilities and child welfare communities in residential and community- based care settings.
- First responders may include paramedics, emergency medical technicians, police officers, and firefighters, correctional officers or related support personnel necessary to execute these duties. Food manufacturing, production, distribution and supply including supermarket workers and food preparation.
- Transportation including commercial truck driver of necessary supplies and equipment, transit workers, air and rail and carriers of critical and essential materials.
- Construction and Manufacturing including specialized equipment related to health or safety of the public.
- Nonprofit and social service agencies providing support to families and employees in related fields. This list may change as the facts and circumstances change.
If you are working in any of these professions and having issues with childcare, please contact Patrick Dee, Superintendent of Schools at 518-499-1772 by Tuesday March 22, 2020.
We will take down your information and try to assist you to fill these childcare needs.
Winter Sports Awards Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, March 11th at 6pm in the auditorium.