Delay in Return to In-Person Instruction
At last night’s Board of Education meeting, it was announced that the District will be unable to provide in-person learning to our hybrid students starting on October 26th as planned. We understand that this news is devastating to our many students and families who were counting on returning to school next week. We know that this last-minute change is a hardship for our families, and we are truly sorry that we are unable to move forward as planned.
Remote Learning Technology Support
Looking for an affordable, supportive alternative to at-home learning, where essential health and safety guidelines are practiced? We are excited to announce that on Monday, September 14, 2020, the YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County will be bringing its "Y Academy" program to Lenape! New Paltz K-6 students will now have the opportunity to conduct their virtual learning with the support of YMCA staff! Get more information about the YMCA program here: Click here to view the flyer (en español)
Additionally, Ulster County has just announced that the Project Resilience Child Care Initiative will expand financial assistance for child care to include families who earn between 200% and 300% above the poverty line. Those who qualify through this initiative will have half of their child care costs covered over the next six weeks.
To apply for assistance, parents should reach out to the Ulster County Recovery Service Center or Family of Woodstock.
For additional information about the Project Resilience Child Care Initiative and to find out if you qualify for assistance please call the Ulster County Recovery Service Center at (845) 443-8888 or visit https://covid19.
FREE SCHOOL MEALS AVAILABLE TO ALL STUDENTS UNDER NEW PROGRAM
New Paltz Central School District is pleased to announce that due to recent federal decisions, the district is able to temporarily provide school meals FREE OF CHARGE to ALL New Paltz students, regardless of eligibility or income. This provision will be available through June 30th, 2021.
Breakfast and lunch meals are available for delivery every school day for every student in the District. No meals are delivered on weekends or school holidays. Once the hybrid schedule begins, meals will be delivered to the student’s classroom on the days they attend, or, they can continue to be delivered to the household for students who are learning from home. If you would like to receive free breakfast and lunch delivered to your household, click on this link and complete the form https://forms.gle/Qfq69XcMWLHvDVYLA or simply call the New Paltz Central School Food Service Office at 845-256-4050.
Although meals are free for all students through the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year, the District still requires that households complete an Application for Free and Reduced School Meals (found in your new Back-to-School packet and in the Parent Portal) and return it as soon as possible. The application is simple, brief, and strictly confidential. If you feel your household qualifies or your financial circumstances change, the application can be completed at any time of the school year. Print and mail the completed application to NPCSD at 196 Main Street, New Paltz, NY 12561 or email it to the Food Services Department at email@example.com.
Learn more about income eligibility guidelines, obtain a copy of the application, and view our FAQ here: https://www.newpaltz.k12.ny.us/page/93
The District will provide updates to the continued funding of the Free Meal program as new details and information become available.
The New Paltz Central School District exists for the children of the community. The focus of its programs and activities is the commitment to measured excellence and continuous growth and development for all.
Our Guiding Principles
Focus on learning and success for all
Create a cohesive and inclusive culture K-12, across buildings and departments
Empower and create success for disengaged and disenfranchised students
Statement of Non-Discrimination
The District condemns and prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment based on actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender or sex. If you believe that you have been discriminated against, you may make a claim that your rights have been denied. This claim or grievance may be filed with the Director of Student Support Services Title IX Officer: New Paltz Central School District, 196 Main Street, New Paltz, NY, 12561, (845) 256-4046
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Staff Member with COVID-19
We have learned that one of our staff members has tested positive for COVID-19. At the time, the individual was free of any symptoms and wearing a mask as per the District protocol, and social distancing standards were followed. Our staff member was able to provide us with an account of the areas in the building they were in, along with the names of the individuals that they had contact with.
The facility has already undergone extensive cleaning per our current heightened cleaning protocols. Given this discovery, however, additional care will be given to further ensure these locations have been thoroughly sanitized.
Free School Meals Available to All Students
The District is pleased to announce that due to recent federal decisions, the New Paltz Central School District is able to temporarily provide school meals FREE OF CHARGE to ALL New Paltz students, regardless of eligibility or income. This provision will be available through June 30, 2021.
New Paltz Central School District now has a Facebook Page:
Statement of Support for Transgender Community
The New Paltz CSD Board of Education reaffirms its commitment to equal justice through our unwavering support and assurance of equal dignity for the transgender members of our District and the wider community. Click here to read the statement.
Message from the NPCSD Legislative Action Committee
New Paltz Community Foundation - Project Help your Neighbors 2020
NPCF has developed a plan to help citizens in need of a meal and simultaneously support local businesses to help them remain open or avoid staff cutbacks.
New York State of Health - Health Insurance Information
Resources for Helping Students Deal with Grief and Trauma