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District Update 10/15/21

The following is a message from the district office.

 

Snow Days

The NYS Education Department has extended its snow day pilot program for another year.  With our district’s capacity to provide classes remotely, Corinth schools are prepared to shift to remote teaching and learning in the event of inclement weather. 

It is important to remember that neighboring districts have unique needs and challenges and may make different decisions regarding school closings, delays, and remote learning days. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child(ren)’s building principal.

Any changes to a school day and/or how students will receive instruction will be communicated through the district’s Blackboard Connect system. Please make sure to inform the main office of your child’s school of any updates to your contact information. The message will also be posted to the school district’s website and shared via local media outlets.  We will do our best to notify you of these changes with as much advance notice as possible. 

On remote teaching and learning days, students should login to their Chromebooks to access their Google classroom for virtual class meetings or class schedules and work on posted activities.  Each principal has previously shared specific information to assist students with logging on.  If your student needs a device at home on these days please contact your child(ren)’s school.

It is best to rely on more than one source of information when it comes to weather-related announcements. This is particularly true in situations that involve power outages, which can affect the district’s ability to send electronic notifications.

 

Lockdown Drills 

New York State Education Law 807 requires that schools conduct four (4) lockdown drills each school year.  The District will be conducting an intruder/lockdown drill during the months of October, November, December, and February.  

A lockdown is a response to an internal threat in the building.  The drill may be conducted in cooperation with the Saratoga County Sheriff.  The drill is not meant to alarm anyone, but rather to develop and practice an appropriate response to a potentially, yet unlikely, dangerous situation.  It is important that we not announce the specific date and time of the drill to ensure that students and staff respond authentically. We view the need to practice such a drill in the same light as we practice fire drills.  We hope never to encounter either situation, but we need to be prepared for any eventuality.

Please remember that there are strobe lights on the exterior of both the Oak Street and Center Street buildings.  The purpose of these lights is to warn people that there is an emergency situation within the building.  In the event that the lights are activated and you are outside, you should promptly move away from the building to a secure location. 

 

Go Home Early Drill 

On Friday, November 12, 2021, the annual "Go Home Early Drill" will take place.  Students will be dismissed 15 minutes early.  Please arrange for alternative childcare if necessary. 

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Mark R. Stratton, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

Corinth Central School District

105 Oak Street

Corinth, NY 12822

(518) 654-2601

Oct 15, 2021