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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.
May 1, 2020

Dear NECSD community,

Thank you for your continued commitment and patience as we navigate the impact of COVID-19. This afternoon, Governor Cuomo announced that all school buildings in NYS will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. I know this is not what we all wanted, but the safety and well being of New Yorkers is of great importance. Education will continue through our new form of virtual learning. School meals and child care for healthcare workers will continue to be provided.

We know that everyone is anxious to return to the physical spaces that we all know and love as well as to return to some semblance of normalcy. With the municipalities that make up our NECSD community averaging some of the highest numbers in Orange County for confirmed COVID-19 cases, I believe this decision was thoughtfully considered. New York State has become the epicenter of the global coronavirus pandemic. It would not be safe to open schools now. Too many issues remain unresolved, including how we can safely transport students to and from school, create classroom environments that allow for safe distances between students, and put in place other public health safeguards that will protect our school communities.

This week, the New York State Department of Education announced the cancellation of Regents exams scheduled for August. Students scheduled for Advanced Placement (AP) exams will be able to take those exams remotely. The district will be hosting a virtual forum to answer questions about Advanced Placement (AP) exams and Regents exams early next week. More information will be posted on our website and social media pages as that becomes available.

We have decided to cancel final exams for the 2019-2020 school year. This does not mean that our scholars should lose focus on their academics and the assignments that are given. More information will be provided when it becomes available.

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) announced that all spring sports will be cancelled throughout the state, in accordance with Governor Cuomo’s announcement.

Report cards for elementary school scholars (grades PreK-5) have gone out. Information about Parental Portal as well as your personalized access code can be found in the same envelope as your child’s report card. Report cards for secondary school scholars (grades 6-12) will be coming out soon. They will also include information about Parent Portal with a personalized access code. We encourage you to create an account and become familiar with the platform.

I know that this has been a difficult time transitioning to a new normal. We have families who are grieving the loss of loved ones, families who are balancing holding essential jobs while managing their child’s schoolwork, families who are facing many unknowns, and educators who have families of their own to care for. We are doing the best we can and we know you are too. We see you and we appreciate all of your efforts. I have been overwhelmed by the ways in which our educators and families have stepped up to meet these challenges.

Finally, to the graduating Class of 2020, our hearts ache over the loss of milestones in your high school career – graduations, proms, and so many other rites of passage that typically occur at the end of your K-12 education journey. You have worked hard and your accomplishments need to be celebrated. For now, keeping you safe is our paramount concern. We have a few virtual ways we will celebrate you. There will be an in-person graduation at some point this year. We cannot wait to celebrate you.

I miss you. I love you. Hang in there.

ShoulderUP,
Roberto Padilla


Estimada comunidad NECSD:
Gracias por su continuo compromiso y paciencia mientras navegamos por el impacto de COVID-19. Esta tarde, el Gobernador Cuomo anunció que todos los edificios escolares en el estado de Nueva York permanecerán cerrados por el resto del año escolar 2019-2020. Sé que esto no es lo que todos queríamos, pero la seguridad y el bienestar de los neoyorquinos es de gran importancia. La educación continuará a través de nuestra nueva forma de aprendizaje virtual. Se continuarán brindando comidas escolares y cuidado infantil para los trabajadores de la salud.

Sabemos que todos están ansiosos por volver a los espacios físicos que todos conocemos y amamos, así como por volver a la apariencia de normalidad. Con los municipios que conforman nuestra comunidad NECSD promediando algunos de los números más altos en el Condado de Orange para casos confirmados de COVID-19, creo que esta decisión fue considerada cuidadosamente. El estado de Nueva York se ha convertido en el epicentro de la pandemia mundial de coronavirus. El estado de Nueva York se ha convertido en el epicentro de la pandemia mundial de coronavirus. No sería seguro abrir escuelas ahora. Demasiados problemas siguen sin resolverse, incluida la forma en que podemos transportar a los estudiantes de manera segura desde y hacia la escuela, crear ambientes en los salones de clase que permitan distancias seguras entre los estudiantes, y establecer otras protecciones de salud pública que protegerán nuestras comunidades escolares.

Esta semana, el Departamento de Educación del Estado de Nueva York anunció la cancelación de los exámenes Regentes programados para agosto. Los estudiantes programados para los exámenes de Colocación Avanzada (AP) podrán tomar esos exámenes de forma remota. El distrito organizará un foro virtual para responder preguntas sobre los exámenes de Colocación Avanzada (AP) y los exámenes Regentes a principios de la próxima semana. Se publicará más información en nuestro sitio web y en las páginas de redes sociales a medida que esté disponible.

Hemos decidido cancelar los exámenes finales para el año escolar 2019-2020. Esto no significa que nuestros estudiantes deban perder el enfoque en sus académicos y las tareas que se les asignan. Se proporcionará más información cuando esté disponible.

La Asociación Atlética de Escuelas Secundarias Públicas del Estado de Nueva York (NYSPHSAA) anunció que todos los deportes de primavera se cancelarán en todo el estado, de acuerdo con el anuncio del Gobernador Cuomo.

Las boletas de calificaciones para los estudiantes de primaria (grados PreK-5) han salido. La información sobre el Portal De Padres, así como su código de acceso personalizado, se pueden encontrar en el mismo sobre que el boletín de calificaciones de su hijo. Las boletas de calificaciones para los estudiantes de secundaria (grados 6-12) saldrán pronto. También incluirán información sobre el Portal de Padres con un código de acceso personalizado. Le recomendamos que cree una cuenta y se familiarice con la plataforma.

Sé que ha sido un momento difícil la transición a una nueva normalidad.Tenemos familias que lamentan la pérdida de sus seres queridos, familias que se equilibran manteniendo trabajos esenciales mientras administran el trabajo escolar de sus hijos, familias que enfrentan muchas incógnitas y educadores que tienen sus propias familias que cuidar. Estamos haciendo lo mejor que podemos y sabemos que usted también. Te vemos y apreciamos todos tus esfuerzos. Me he sentido abrumado por las formas en que nuestros educadores y nuestras familias han dado un paso adelante para enfrentar estos desafíos.

Finalmente, para la Clase de graduación de 2020, nuestros corazones duelen por la pérdida de hitos en su carrera en la escuela secundaria: graduaciones, bailes de graduación y muchos otros ritos de travesia que generalmente ocurren al final de su viaje educativo K-12. Has trabajado duro y tus logros deben ser celebrados. Habrá una graduación en persona en algún momento este año. No podemos esperar para celebrarlos.

Te extraño. Te quiero. Aguanta.

ShoulderUP.
Roberto Padilla





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



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

New Distance Learning Guide for Families

Documento de Aprendizaje a Distancia

Guidance Document

Distance Learning Guide For Families

This document will provide you with the processes associated with virtual learning including how to communicate with the professionals working with your child, attendance and grading procedures, schedules for working remotely with our faculty and instructional guidelines and resources. Please refer to this document often. We are continuously working to respond to the feedback provided by our parents, scholars and teachers.

New Distance Learning Guide for Families

Daily K-5 Schedule

Daily 6-12 Schedule



Quick Help Guide

Community Resources and Helpline/Hotline Guide

The NECSD has assembled the following set of agency contacts for use by all members of our local community. It includes phone numbers to County level and local resources in Newburgh that can guide you during this very challenging time

Download English Guide

Download Spanish Guide


City of Newburgh Resources

Orange County Resources - English

Orange County Resources - Spanish

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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.

UPDATE: Hello Goldbacks, due to construction, School Meals will be served from Horizons on the Hudson instead of the Newburgh Free Library location. Breakfast and Lunch are still being served at 11 sites throughout the district. A full list of our meal sites can be found on our website NewburghSchools.org. You can also find updated menus and information at Facebook.com/NewburghSchoolMeals.



School Meals Survey


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

Caja de Herramientas-Electrónica
Para Aprendizaje Social y
Emocional Para Niños y Adolescentes

Chromebooks

Technology Needs for Students

If you have technical questions, please email helpdesk@necsd.net 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 tax office is no longer accepting payments for 2019/2020 school taxes. Any unpaid taxes will be turned over for collection to the City of Newburgh (parcels within the City) or the Commissioner of Finance, Orange County (parcels within the towns). Additional penalties and fees apply.

For the current amount due in April, please email the school tax collector, cpinter@necsd.net.

If you need a tax certification showing payments made to the tax office, please access your parcel information at www.infotaxonline.com.

At the search screen enter in ONLY your BILL NUMBER
If you do not know your bill number, enter in the STREET NUMBER and NAME ONLY - do NOT enter in the type of street.
If the search fails, please clear the search criteria before trying again. All fields in blue can be clicked for instructions regarding that field.



Health Benefits

Health Benefits for Staff/Faculty

The latest information for staff/faculty will be posted on the district's health benefit page.

Health Benefit for Staff/Faculty

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.

 

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