Principals' Update

March 27, 2020

Video messages from Mrs. Young and Mrs. Valente

Hello from Mrs. Young

Hello from Mrs. Valente

Meal Pick Up and Backpack Program

From our website- March 23, 2020


Hello Corinth Families,


This is the Corinth Cafeteria Director letting you know that we are still in operation to distribute meals during the "New York State on Pause" directive. Meals for school children is considered an essential service and you are still allowed to stop by our pick up site to receive your meals. We are practicing social distancing and ask that you take the bagged meals from our table to limit contact.


Meal pick up is on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 to 10 a.m. On Monday and Wednesday, the bags will contain meals for two days worth of meals and on Friday the bags will contain meals for three days worth of meals. We are still offering delivery for those who cannot make it to our pick up location at the Middle School parking lot. If you would like to sign up for delivery or have any questions, please call (518) 654-9005 extension 3114.


Thank you, and be well.


BACKPACK PROGRAM: 3 weeks worth of food will be handed out on March 27th

The next food delivery will be after April break.

Student Academic Opportunities

Our teachers worked hard this week to prepare work packets to be mailed home. Students should engage in academic work for up to an hour a day. This time can be spread throughout the day as needed. The skills sent home are to prevent regression are are not "new learning" for the students. We do not expect you to become teachers. Please just do your best and know that our biggest hope is that you all stay well and we see you soon.

THANK YOU

We want to thank Ms. Saunders for copying all of the academic packets for our students. Our clerical staff (Mrs. Shippee, Mrs. Lewis, and Mrs. Jensen) worked hard to prepare the envelopes for the mailing. Thank you all for your dedication to our students!!

Phone Calls

Our teachers and social workers may be calling you throughout our time apart. We want to check in with you and the students to make sure you are all well. These calls may come through as "restricted" or "unknown caller" as we are using our personal phones to make these calls from home.

Corinth Is Community

March 24, 2020- Dr. Stratton- Corinth Web Site



"Even before I started working in Corinth, I heard about how strong the community is – how we all come together to help those in need. Yet now, more than ever, is the time for our community to celebrate this strength and pride. It's during uncertain times such as this current National health pandemic that people start social movements and strengthen their core beliefs," says Superintendent Dr. Mark Stratton.


As such, the Corinth Central School District is starting a community-based effort that is focused on celebrating Corinth and supporting our neighbors. It's called Corinth is Community (#CorinthIsCommunity). If you make a $15 (or more) donation to this effort you will receive a free Corinth is Community t-shirt.


The donations will be used to purchase gift certificates from local restaurants and businesses that will be given to Corinth families who are in need. To make a donation, please contact Craig Falkenbury at falkenburyc@corinthcsd.org or Hillary Haskell at haskellh@corinthcsd.org. They will notify you soon where you can pick up your t-shirt.


Don't forget to take a photo of you and your family proudly wearing the shirts and share it with Tara Mitchell (mitchellt@corinthcsd.org) for the Corinth School District website and with Pat Siano (sianop@corinthcsd.org) for social media. You can also post photos to your own social media channels with the hashtag #CorinthIsCommunity to help spread the word. We are all in this together. Let's show our Corinth Pride!


"This is a huge undertaking and I appreciate Mrs. Haskell and Coach Falkenbury to taking the lead and seeing this tremendous initiative through," adds Stratton. "Also kudos to Watervliet Superintendent Lori Caplan for sharing this idea with me."

NYS Grades 3-8 Exams Suspended for Remainder of School Year

NYS schools will not have state exams this year for grades 3-8.

Childcare Needs for Essential Healthcare Workers

The Governor recently amended the criteria of essential workers to include many occupations that allow our infrastructure to operate. These additional essential positions are bulleted below. Our district is working with other schools in the area and WSWHE BOCES to create a regional plan that addresses this child care need.

  • Essential health care workers may include licensed health professionals such as physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, LPNs and nurse assistants or laboratory personnel and direct support professionals.
  • First responders may include paramedics, emergency medical technicians, police officers, and firefighters.
  • Direct support professionals may include clinicians and support staff serving the behavioral health, intellectual/developmental disabilities and child welfare communities in residential and community-based care settings.
  • Food manufacturing, production, distribution and supply including supermarket workers and food preparation.
  • Transportation including commercial truck drivers of necessary supplies and equipment, transit workers, air and rail and carriers of critical and essential materials.
  • Construction and Manufacturing including specialized equipment related to health or safety of the public.
  • Nonprofit and social service agencies providing support to families and employees in related fields.

If you are working in any of these professions and having issues finding childcare, please fill out the form below or contact 518-654-9005 . We will take down your information and try to assist you to fill these childcare needs. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJzRJevg-XkA6yTzNn-TCiP0lC4_UYYW4TPY5wmYcemvvRvQ/viewform

From our Counseling Department

The Corinth CSD Counseling Department has created a website that includes information that may help you and your family through this difficult time. The site includes tips for speaking to your child about COVID-19, resources in the area, social-emotional material, and how to contact a school social worker or counselor if needed. This page can be found from the link below.


https://sites.google.com/corinthcsd.org/csdcounselingpage/home

From the State Department of Education

Feeling anxiety amid a global pandemic is normal and natural for everyone.


As the adults, it’s critical that we take care for our own mental and physical health, and that will help us to better support our young people.


The following resources offer guidance for self-care as well as strategies for talking about COVID-19 honestly and effectively with young people.


https://omh.ny.gov/omhweb/guidance/covid-19-managing-stress-anxiety.pdf