Last updated at 3 p.m. on March 27, 2020
Schools Closed & Facilities Use Suspended Until April 15
On March 27, Governor Cuomo announced that all school districts in New York State will remain closed for an additional two weeks, until at least April 15, to help protect the public against the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Please read this letter from Superintendent Wetherbee.
During this time, the District Office is operating with a limited staff and a small number of essential staff from the Food Services and Maintenance Departments will be allowed on-site. You will still be able to pick up student meals as described here, however you will not be allowed to enter the school buildings. Updates about when students and staff should return to school will be shared when it is received.
Frequently Asked Questions
We developed this Frequently Asked Questions document to help keep our community informed. As you know, this is a rapidly changing public health situation. We are doing our best to adapt to the continuous changes and guidance from local, state and federal officials. This page will be updated as new information is received.
Child Care for First Responders & Essential Workers
In collaboration with Healthy Kids Programs, child care for children of essential workers (ages 4-12) will be available at Cairo-Durham Elementary School (424 Main St, Cairo) starting on Monday, March 30. Registration required. Click here for more information.
Home Learning Resources
CLICK HERE for a list of resources to support students with online learning opportunities and remote instruction (organized by grade level/building as well as content area). Each teacher and grade level will be different, however we compiled this general webpage to outline the various digital learning resources, technology and WiFi information at our disposal.
Cairo-Durham CSD is committed to continuing the school breakfast and lunch program for our students during the extended school closure. CLICK HERE for more information.
School Event/Activity Cancellations & Postponements
Following guidance from local and federal health officials, we are taking proactive measures in light of public health concerns. Therefore, several school events and activities are being canceled or postponed and will be rescheduled if possible.
Updates from Cairo-Durham CSD
- Superintendent Letter Regarding Closure Extension (March 27)
- Meals for Students During Closure
- School Calendar Changes (March 17-27)
- Superintendent Update on COVID-19 Response (March 14)
- Events & Activities Canceled or Postponed
If you or a family member begin showing symptoms of a respiratory disease and suspect it may be COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider. Before going to your healthcare provider’s office, inform them that a case of COVID-19 is suspected and follow their advice.
Local health departments will contact schools if a suspected or known COVID-19 case emerges. The District is prepared to work with any affected families.
In addition, New York has established a Novel Coronavirus Hotline, which can provide additional information. Call 1-888-364-3065 with questions or concerns about travel and symptoms. The district will continue to share information as it becomes available.
Please know that, as always, the health and safety of our students and staff is our highest priority.
Greene County Public Health will be activating a call center beginning March 18 (8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday) for those people with questions and/or concerns related to Corona Virus. This may expand to weekends, but as of now is Monday – Friday. The number for the call center 518-635-5165.
Helpful county/state contact information (PDF from Questar III BOCES)
Novel Coronavirus (NYS Department of Health)
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention)
Information for Travel (CDC)
FAQ for Travelers (CDC)
School (PreK-12) Guidance: COVID-19 (NYS Education Department)
Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus) (National Association of School Psychologists)