Given that this is a fluid and potentially rapidly developing situation, we will use this web page to share information and resources as the circumstances warrant.
Any time-sensitive, critical information will be shared via the district’s School Messenger notification system, which can send e-mails, text messages and phone calls.
- Food Service Information
- Essential Workers – Childcare Options
- Student & Family Resources
- Information Resources
- Wednesday, April 1, 2020
- Update, Friday, March 27, 2020
- Update, Friday, March 20, 2020
- Update, Tuesday, March 17, 2020
- Update, Monday, March 16, 2020, 3:30 P.M.
- Update, Sunday, March 15, 2020, 4 P.M.
- Update, Friday, March 13, 2020, 3:15 P.M.
- Update, Tuesday, March 10, 2020
- Thursday, February 27, 2020
Friday, April 3, 2020
Although classes are suspended until April 14, Canajoharie CSD students will be eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch options through this time. Any child under 18 years of age will be allowed to receive a healthy meal and snack choices through the district’s food service program.
The week of March 30, food delivery will be Tuesday and Thursday with two breakfast and two lunch meals to cover Wednesday and Friday.
The week of April 6, food delivery will be Monday and Wednesday with two breakfast and two lunch meals to cover each day. There will be no food service on Friday.
The week of April 13, there will be no food delivery Tuesday. The district will deliver two breakfast and two lunch meals on Monday, April 13.
Meals may be picked up between the hours of 8 am and 9 am, from Wednesday, March 18 through Tuesday, April 14, (Monday through Friday) at the following locations:
- High School front foyer area
- Arkell Library Parking Lot
- At the regular bus stop areas. The busses will go on their daily run and stop at each location during 8 am – 9 am. Please make sure that there is someone waiting during this time.
- All students (including K and 1st grade) who live in the East Hill and Moyer Street areas will have to pick up their food at either the high school or Arkell Library parking lot between 8 am – 9 am.
- Village Restaurant will also be serving a free meal a day (grilled cheese or hot dog) anytime from 8 am – 5 pm as well if interested.
Per the executive order from New York State, local school districts will help families, who are essential workers to find options for daycare if needed.
Essential workers are defined as any work described in the NYS Governors Executive Order related to the COVID-19 epidemic. Essential Healthcare workers include licensed health professionals such as physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, LPNs and nurse assistants or laboratory personnel. First responders may include paramedics, emergency medical technicians, police officers, and firefighters.
We will work with these families to help find available local county placements and existing daycare opportunities where there are openings.
Please call the district office if you have any questions at 518-673-6302.
Starting Wednesday, March 18, supplemental educational activities will be sent out to students during the closure via online in the teacher’s Google Classroom. If you do not know how to use Google Classroom please click this link for a quick tutorial The Parents’ Guide to Google Classroom.
If a teacher does not have a Google Classroom refer to the following link on our website under “Contact Us” https://www.canajoharieschools.org/contact-us/ and click “Supplemental Educational Activities”. The teacher’s name will have a link and when you click the name the supplemental educational activities will be available.
If needed we will be handing out paper and pens during our foodservice runs available and at the high school and the Arkell Library parking lot from 8 am – 9 am. We ask that you follow your child’s daily schedule to ensure that the activities are complete. For example, if your child has physical education or art for one day, please click the links for the specific teacher to obtain the activities.
Devices and Internet
As of Wednesday, March 18, every household should be equipped with at least one device and have internet access. For the students who need the devices and internet, we will be dropping them off during our food bus runs and also available to pick them up at the high school or Arkell Library parking lot from 8 am – 9 am on Wednesday and Thursday.
Spectrum is also giving free access to the internet for 60 days. Please contact them at 1-844-488-8395. Just as a note, this is free for only 60 days and you will have to cancel the service prior to that date or you will be charged.
If a household does not have a device or internet please call the respective school for information. We will not be able to help with slow or intermittent internet service at your home. If you are having a technical difficulty with the device please email email@example.com.
If your child or your family needs guidance and/or assistance accessing resources, please feel free to contact your child’s counselor or our district via email. Please be sure to provide your child’s name and specific concerns as well as the best way for the counselor to reach you and your child.
East Hill Elementary and Middle School: Sherri Buteau, School Counselor firstname.lastname@example.org
Canajoharie High School: Amanda Rose, School Counselor email@example.com
District-wide: Lindsey Hodge, School Social Worker firstname.lastname@example.org
I want to ask everyone for their support during this time. This is an unprecedented event that is ever-changing, with many questions that are still left unanswered. I ask that people focus on today and plan for the best tomorrow.
Please visit the district website (www.canajoharieschools.org ) for critical details related to COVID-19/coronavirus. We will be continuously updating information/details relating to this situation as it is shared with our district.
World Health Organization
- WHO Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- CDC About Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- CDC Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities
- CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) – Frequently Asked Questions – Prevention
- CDC Prevention, Treatment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- CDC Coronavirus 2019 Information for Travel
- CDC Share Facts About COVID-19
- CDC Videos
- CDC Video Fight Germs. Wash Your Hands!
New York State Department of Health
Call NYSDOH hotline at 1-888-364-3065 for more information about Coronavirus
- NYS Health Department – Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Governor Andrew Cuomo on Twitter
Montgomery County Department of Health
- Contact the Montgomery County Department of Health
Phone: (518) 853-3531
- Website: https://www.albanycounty.com/departments/health
Talking to Children about the Coronavirus COVID-19
- Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource
(National Association of School Psychologists)
- Talking to Kids about the Coronavirus
(Child Mind Institute)
- Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus
Travel and Coronavirus
Regarding travel and quarantine measures, please know that the New York State Department of Health has made quarantine a mandatory measure for individuals returning to the United States from a known high-risk exposure area. Based on this, any student, student family member or employee who has traveled to a known high-risk exposure area should notify the school principal prior to coming to school, as well as the Montgomery County Public Health Department at 518-853-3531.
For more information, please visit the Center for Disease Control’s web page for coronavirus and travel, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/after-travel-precautions.html