Phase II of Middleburgh’s $922,936 Smart Schools Investment Plan approved; funds will finance the district’s student laptop initiative

Phase II of the Middleburgh School District’s $922,936 Smart Schools Investment Plan has been approved by the Smart Schools Review Board. The July 30 approval of Phase II of the grant allocates $504,603 for technology acquisition and school connectivity.  Phase II funds will be used to finance the district’s 1:1 laptop initiative for students in …

District to hold virtual community forums on Aug. 3 and 4 to review 2020-21 school reentry plan

The Middleburgh School District will hold a series of school reopening parent forums on Aug. 3 and 4, via Zoom, allowing district officials to review school reentry plans for elementary, special education and junior/high school students in addition to an opportunity for community questions. The district submitted its 2020-21 School Reentry Plan to the State …

School Reentry Task Force work continues; hybrid/blended learning model and schedule planned

The Middleburgh COVID-19 School Reentry Task Force held its first meeting today, July 28, where an in-depth review of Middleburgh’s preliminary 2020-21 Reentry Plan, containing all the necessary information requested by the New York State Department of Education (SED), took place. In that meeting. Superintendent Brian Dunn, Jr./Sr. High School Principal Matthew Sloane, Elementary School …

A special message from Superintendent Brian Dunn on the unexpected passing of a Middleburgh graduate

Dear Middleburgh families, During a time of the year when our students should be enjoying moments away from school with their friends and families with minimal concerns or sadness, I’m writing to share news of the unexpected passing of Isabel Skowfoe, one of our Class of 2020 graduates. Isabel was wonderful and gifted young woman, …

Middleburgh’s Reopening School Task Force continues comprehensive planning for September’s return to school

Attention Middleburgh school community: As you know, we’ve been reviewing recently received New York state guidance which includes a clearer timeline regarding Middleburgh schools will open for the 2020-21 school year. Reminder: Middleburgh knows reopening our schools is a community-wide undertaking and we’re looking for your input via a reopening schools survey. Request for family …

Request for family input: Please complete Middleburgh’s 2020-21 School Reopening Survey by July 26

While schools nationwide address uncertainty and a range of potential scenarios for the fall, Middleburgh knows reopening our schools is a community-wide undertaking and we’re looking for your input via this reopening schools survey: Middleburgh 2020-21 School Reopening Survey As we await additional federal, state and Education Department guidance, Middleburgh is continuing its intensive review …

NYSPHSAA delays the official start date of the fall sports season, cancels fall championships and provides contingency guidance

Today, July 16, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) voted to delay the official start date of the fall sports season until Sept. 21,  cancel the fall regional and state championships and prepare to implement a condensed season schedule in January 2021 if high school sports remain prohibited throughout 2020 due …

Community participation sought for district’s front courtyard landscape reimagining committee

Dear Middleburgh school community: Many concerns have been expressed regarding the recent, necessary removal of the trees in the front courtyard, which is aligned with the new walkway installation and part of Middleburgh’s $15 capital project work. Your concerns are important and valued. I have spoken with everyone who has reached out to me personally …

Construction updates: Parking lots and access to track, basketball court and fields closed for next two weeks

Middleburgh school community: There will be a significant amount of construction activity at the Jr./Sr. High School involving heavy machinery and construction trucks over the next few days. To ensure the safety of anyone on our campus, parking lots and access to the track, basketball court and back fields will be closed between 6 a.m. …

Gov. Cuomo announces metrics for New York schools reopening as Middleburgh’s reopening plan work continues

Gov. Cuomo announced New York state’s formula to determine which school districts can reopen to students in September during a media briefing today, July 13. Schools will open if a region is in Phase IV and the daily infection rate remains below 5 percent, or lower, using a 14-day average since New York “unPause” was …

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