2020-2021 School Year
Dear Parent or Guardian,
On behalf of Catskill Academy staff, we would like to welcome you and your child to the 2020-2021 school year. We have developed a program which will lead to the best possible learning outcomes for your child. Your participation in your child’s education is encouraged and we invite you to attend events offered through the school.
The first day of school for Catskill Academy classes is Wednesday, September 9, 2020. Your home district transportation department will be contacting you regarding transportation arrangements.
Our program will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. In case of inclement weather or other emergency situations necessitating school closing or delay, we would normally follow the Catskill Central School District. Due to Covid-19, Catskill CSD will not have in-person classes at this time. Therefore, we will be utilizing the School Messenger Alert System which will call, text and email the contact information we have on file for each student’s parents/guardians.
Forms to be signed, lunch menus, school/vacation calendars, and other notices will be sent home by the teacher on the first day of classes. Additionally, the classroom teacher will keep you informed regarding supplies your child may need.
We are looking forward to your child returning to school this fall. As mandated by New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and New York State Education Department (NYSED), health screenings and temperature checks will be conducted for students, staff and visitors upon arrival at Catskill Academy.
Students, staff and visitors will always be required to wear a face mask. Mask breaks will be provided throughout the day. Individuals unable to wear a mask will need documentation from a healthcare provider for the school to keep on file. Please see enclosed form to be completed and returned prior to the start of the school year.
If your child has a health condition that causes them to have a baseline temperature greater than 100.0°F we ask that you, please, have your health care provider provide a letter indicating what the cut-off should be for a non-febrile temperature. Please see enclosed form to be completed and returned prior to the start of the school year as well.
My office is located at Catskill Academy on the Catskill High School campus. Our address is 341 West Main Street, Catskill, NY 12414. As the school year progresses, additional information and important dates (staff development days, vacations, etc.) will be sent home periodically. I look forward to working with you and your child. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me or my seat (518) 719-1440.
341 West Main Street
Catskill, NY 12414