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Principal letter to MHS parents

| March 20, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians, I hope this letter finds you well, and secure in all your needs. We are attempting to blaze a trail through a very dense and ever-changing forest of precautions taken to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. At this point we are looking forward to providing continuity of instruction. Enclosed you […]

Principal letter to Draper parents

| March 20, 2020

Dear Draper Families, I hope you and your family are well and in good health. The purpose of this letter is to outline a Distance Learning Plan for Draper students, set to begin on Monday March 23rd. Draper Distance Learning Goals We at Draper have two primary goals for distance learning: Provide engaging online lessons […]

Superintendent Update: March 20, 2020

| March 20, 2020

Dear Mohonasen Faculty, Staff and Parents, I hope this letter finds you and your families doing well and that you are healthy and have peace of mind as we navigate the corona virus situation together as a Mohonasen Family.  The outpouring of support and care shown within our community continues to humble me. Rotterdam truly […]

Principal letter to Pinewood parents

| March 20, 2020

Dear Mohonasen Parents, As Mr. Shine shared in his earlier communication, I hope this letter finds you and your family doing well. The sense of a typical day has changed for me much like it has for you, but even though it doesn’t look the same, I want to make sure that we remain connected […]

Childcare available through YMCA for healthcare workers, first responders

| March 20, 2020

As part of the COVID-19 response effort, the superintendents and school districts of the Capital Region BOCES are working with the Capital District YMCA to bring childcare resources to the families of emergency personnel in local communities. Starting Monday, March 23, 2020, YMCA branch locations throughout the Capital Region will be offering school-age childcare for […]

Superintendent Update: March 16, 2020

| March 16, 2020

Dear Mohonasen Parents, Earlier today Governor Cuomo announced the closing of all school districts in New York State starting (and including) Wednesday, March 18th and extending through (and including) Wednesday, April 1st. We will also be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, March 17th. This means that all Mohonasen schools are closed through and including Wednesday, April 1st. […]

Superintendent Update: March 13, 2020

| March 13, 2020

Dear Mohonasen Parents, Faculty and Staff, This is an update on the rapidly evolving situation regarding COVID-19/Coronavirus. We continue to monitor all guidance from local, state and federal agencies. At this time, there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus at Mohonasen; however, out of an abundance of caution and in alignment with Department of Health […]

Mohon students create sustainable tote bags

| March 12, 2020

Mohonasen’s Environmental Science student-crafted sustainable tote bags, made from t-shirts and talent, are going places. Through a partnership with Plato’s Closet, The Sustainable Tote Project (STP) could be used to engage and support the Mohonasen community of schools and families. Donated t-shirts would be turned into totes by students, groups, or individuals then sold to […]

Superintendent Update: March 12, 2020

| March 12, 2020

Dear Mohonasen Parents, I am writing with an update regarding COVID-19, caused by the novel coronavirus.  As of today, we have no confirmed cases at Mohonasen; however, there have been confirmed cases within the Greater Capital District Region and there will likely be more such cases in the near future.  Given this, and given the […]

Practice lockdown drills at MHS, Bradt today

| March 11, 2020

Mohonasen conducted formal lockdown drills at Mohonasen High School and Bradt Primary School. The drills were conducted by the Rotterdam Police Department and our school resource officer. The events lasted approximately 20 minutes each, during which time the buildings went into complete lockdowns as they would if actual intruders were in the buildings. All school […]