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This landing page for the district features important information for families, employees, and the community, during this unprecendented time. Any updates about the current situation will be posted on this page. You can use the link above to continue to the normal district website.

Dear Beloved Faculty & Staff,

This communication serves several purposes. I can't say thank you enough. I sing your praises to other districts because you are models for others. You have demonstrated flexibility, patience, and great care for our scholars. We appreciate all that you are doing. The following information is the most recent guidance we have received from the Governor’s Office and the New York State Department of Education to date regarding school closures.

Based on the Governor’s newest executive order (200.11), Spring recess, scheduled for April 6-10, is cancelled. We are mandated to continue online instruction, from home, without interruption. We, like you, are disappointed that we are unable to provide a much-needed and well-earned break for scholars, teachers, and families. However, as a result of the latest Executive Order and clarification that we received from the New York State Department of Education (NYSED) today, all school districts are required to cancel spring break and continue virtual instruction. According to guidance issued by NYSED:

Districts must continue to provide remote instruction for students, meals for students, and child care for essential workers every weekday between April 1, 2020, and April 14, 2020.

Failure to comply with this Executive Order disqualifies Newburgh from receiving a waiver for completing the required 180 instructional days. Therefore, we must fully comply. The majority of our budget is comprised of state aid. The loss of state aid would result in a reduction of programs and staff. We cannot allow this to happen for failure to enforce the Executive Order. Accordingly, we all will continue to work remotely during the week of April 6th. We will extend makeup work opportunities for scholars all of next week that will be graded as part of the third quarter. The fourth quarter will begin April 13th.

A new NECSD Guidance Plan for continuity of instruction with enrichment and student services will be available by the end of this week. Beginning, April 13th, we will transition from skill review and reinforcement, to new instruction and content. The guidance plan will include, but is not limited to:
  • teaching and learning schedules
  • grading guidelines for the 4th quarter
  • permitted video conference platforms
  • faculty/staff start & end times
The Board of Education and I acknowledge, respect and understand how you consistently ShoulderUp when it is needed the most. While we are directed to continue distance learning, we are grateful that our scholars have you!

Goldack Nation is an incredibly resilient community. Let’s continue to stay positive. We will all get through this together.

Thank you.

Through the Work of All,
Roberto Padilla, Ed.D
Superintendent of Schools

We regret to inform our community of the passing of Ms. Sue Prokosch.

Sue has been a member of the NECSD Board of Education for nearly 10 years, most recently serving as its Vice-President. Sue also taught in our district educating our scholars for over 40 years. Sue was a strong advocate for education in our community and a champion for underprivileged children and those with high needs. Her commitment to our scholars, faculty, and staff will be greatly missed for years to come.

Sue began teaching social studies at North Junior High in the Newburgh Enlarged City School District in 1970 and retired in 2003. During her time as a teacher, she also worked with students in the Student Assistance Center. After retiring, Sue was elected to serve on the Board of Education four times, beginning in July 2010. She served as Board Vice President for five of those years. Throughout her time on the board, she served on almost every board committee and was mostly recently the Chairperson for the Buildings & Grounds and Personnel committees.

Sue made an amazing impact in this community and we ask that you keep her family and friends in your thoughts and prayers. During this tough time we will remember the service that Sue gave to our community, while continuing to be resilient during this difficult time as that is what Sue would have wanted.

With Condolences,
Carole Mineo & Roberto Padilla

We are collecting requests for Verizon Wi-Fi hotspots and/or Chromebooks for scholars in grades 3-12 who are still in need of a Chromebook and/or Wi-Fi. If you already have a device, but need help signing on or need technical assistance, please visit our website and click on the section titled: Technology Needs for Students.

Chromebook distribution will be held on Wednesday, April 1st and Friday, April 3rd from 9:00am - 1:00pm at the Newburgh Free Library/Board of Education (124 Grand Street, Newburgh). Distribution information about the Verizon Wi-Fi hotspots will be shared when it becomes available.

If you need both a Chromebook and a Verizon Wi-Fi hotspot, please complete both forms.

If you are unable to complete the form, please call the FACE helpdesk at 845-568-6533 and leave a message with what you need, your child's full name, your child's school, your name, and your phone number.

Hotspots request for scholars in grades 3-12. Please only request one per family
Chromebook request for scholars in grades 3-12

Virtual Learning Hub

Virtual Learning Hub

This is your one-stop location for all educational resources, choice boards, online resources and distance learning. Use the "For Our Community" for a list of everything available. Please check this site frequently as we will continue to add information.

Visit NECSD Virtual Learning Support
March 30, Spirit Week - Self Portrait

Virtual Spirit Week

We loved seeing your posts from #NECSDPRIDE Virtual Spirit Week so much that we've decided to continue celebrating our NECSD community with "The Arts" Virtual Spirit Week. We’re excited to see what you’ll share with us. Use the hashtag #NECSDARTS

Person Writing Letter

Letters from the Superintendent

School Meals Program

The NECSD will be distributing meals from the refrigerated meal truck in the front of several of our schools and the Newburgh Free Library. The schedule places the food truck at each facility for 15 minutes in a grab and go style format. School buildings will not be open. Breakfast and lunch will be provided to each child under 18. If a student is enrolled in our schools and is over 19, they can show a district ID to receive their meals.

Students can pick up their meals from any location site. They do not have to attend that specific school.

Virtual Learning Hub

Backpack Nutrition Program

The NECSD will continue to distribute food items to students participating in its Backpack Program during the closing of our schools. Parents will need to accompany students in grades K-6.

On Thursday, March 26th from 1 to 4 pm. The Food Bank of Hudson Valley and the NECSD will partner for a mass food distribution for anyone in need. The distribution will take place in the old Sacred Heart School Parking lot. The old Sacred Heart School is located at 24 S Robinson Avenue, Newburgh NY. Please use the Ann Street side to access the distribution. Fresh and non-perishable goods will be offered.

Virtual Learning Hub

Social-Emotional Toolkit

In response to recent events regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), the district has prepared an online toolbox to support students and families in coping with social and environmental stress. The toolkit contains useful information, tools, and resources to support your children in understanding and managing difficult emotions that may arise during this time.

Visit SEL Toolkit

Technology Needs for Students

If you have technical questions, please email or call 845-568-6532 and leave a message.

Chromebooks, Internet Service, and Email

Students Testing

Testing Updates

The following buttons contain information on Grades 3-8 Testing, Advanced Placement (AP) Testing, and SAT Testing. If we are made aware of any new information about testing, it will be posted here.

3-8 Testing

Advanced Placement AP Testing

SAT Testing

Virtual Learning Hub

Tax Information for the Community

The Tax Office is closed.

The last day for payment to the school tax office is Tuesday, March 31st. We encourage you to use our online payment portal at Electronic check (e-check) is $1.50 per transaction. Credit/debit cards have a 2.65% convenience fee ($3 minimum).

If you normally make a cash payment at our office, you will need to get a money order or bank check made payable to NECSD. Mail it to NECSD Tax Office, 124 Grand Street, Newburgh, NY 12550.

Additional Tax Information and Instructions


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