Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Information & Resources - Updated: June 23
Please check back on this page regularly. We are centralizing all Lansingburgh Central School District novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) updates and resources here.
Below you can find information about district-provided meals for students, student learning activities, local community resources and more.
We are continuing to communicate regularly with and follow guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), Columbia County Department of Health and the New York State Education Department.
The health and safety of our students & staff remain our highest priority and we are taking proactive measures to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community and others.
Superintendent Update Letters from Dr. Abitabile
Last Day of Student Classes/Remote Learning
(May 28, 2020) The Board of Education approved a revised 2019-2020 Calendar at their May 26 meeting with a new date for the last day of student remote learning.
- Last Day for Student Remote Learning: Friday, June 12, 2020
- June 15 and June 16 are both Superintendent's Conference Days
(May 1, 2020) Earlier today during his daily COVID-19 briefing, Governor Cuomo announced all New York State Schools will remain closed through the end of the 2019-2020 academic year. All Lansingburgh school grounds and athletic facilities will continue to remain off-limits throughout this time, with the exception of meal or Chromebook pick-ups.
We’ll continue providing remote learning, meals for students and assist essential workers with finding childcare services for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic school year.
At this time we do not have further information. More details will be provided in the coming days, weeks and months about topics such as summer school and eventual reopening plans.
Marking Period 4 Grades
(June 1, 2020) Since the 4th Marking Period took place entirely online, we are implementing an alternate grading policy for the time period students were remote learning.Additionally, 4th Marking Period grades will only be available online via Parent Portal.
Remote Learning Guidelines During Cancelations
(April 9, 2020) Refer to the following guide outlining our continuity of instruction plan during COVID-19 class cancelations. We hope this document gives families a better idea of how we’re continuing with remote learning in the coming weeks.
Student Learning Activities and Resources
Chromebooks for Student Distance Learning During Cancelations
(April 1, 2020) Read the latest updates about Elementary Chromebook distribution and use our Online Family Technology Support Help Desk if you're having Chromebook issues.
Online and Offline Activities & Resources
We are committed to providing educational resources for our students during this time. We understand you cannot replicate the school day for your child, but hopefully, these educational materials will help during this extended leave from our classes.
View the full page of online student learning activities and resources below:
Food Services During Class Cancelations
(June 15, 2020) Please note that the last day for emergency meal services this year will be Thursday, June 25. On that day both Thursday and Friday meals will be served.
Meals will only be served from Lansingburgh High School during that week.
Free breakfast and lunch are available to all students each weekday while Lansingburgh classes are canceled. Meals are available for pick up at two locations starting Wednesday, March 18.
Pick up times at both locations are 11:30 AM–12:30 PM. Lunch and the following day’s breakfast will be provided at pick up each day. We suggest you bring a bag to easily carry meals home.
Garb and Go Meal Pick up Locations & Menus
- Turnpike Elementary School - Go to the side door of the building where buses drop off students (not the front door)
- Lansingburgh High School - Go to cafeteria doors at the back of the school
- Click to see meal menus for June 22-26 (menus subject to change)
Parents/guardians do not need to bring their children with them. In fact, fewer attendees per family are better in the effort to maintain social distancing. We ask you to please wait in your car or stand away from the pick-up points until it is your turn for meal pick-up. Only one parent or family at a time should come to the door when picking up meals from the designated locations at each school.
If your child has any dietary restrictions please email Kevin Darrigo at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-233-6829.
If your child attends a childcare center within the boundaries of the Lansingburgh School District that participates in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), those children are also eligible for meals provided by the school district.
Exams and State Assessments
August 2020 Regents Exams
(April 30, 2020) Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) has canceled all August 2020 Regents Exams. Read more about canceled Regents and their effect on graduation requirements here.
June 2020 Regents Exams
(April 7, 2020) The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has canceled all June 2020 Regents Exams in response to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Because of this, NYSED has changed the requirements students must meet in order to earn high school diplomas, credentials, and endorsements. This applies to all grade 7-12 students in the 2019-2020 school year who intended to take one or more of the June 2020 Regents. Read more details about this here.
NYS 3-8 Assessments
(March 25, 2020) The New York State Education Department suspended all 2020 Grade 3-8 State Assessments for the remainder of this school year. This includes the 3-8 ELA Assessments, 3-8 Math Assessments and Grade 4 & 8 Science Performance.
District Building and Grounds Access
Only a limited amount of food service and maintenance staff will have any access to district buildings or facilities after Tuesday, March 17.
This includes all schools, athletic facilities & fields (track included) and playgrounds - no one else is permitted in the school buildings or on the grounds after this date until further notice.
Childcare for Essential Emergency Workforce Personnel
Pursuant to New York State Executive Order 202.4, school districts must establish a plan for child care, with an emphasis on serving children of essential workforce personnel critical to the COVID-19 response effort. See below for examples of work fields that meet these criteria and more information:
We ask that you please only reach out to the contacts above if you meet the workforce criteria. Given the nature of COVID-19 (a disease easily spread by sustained close proximity with others) and New York State’s recommendation that all citizens practice social distancing when possible, these are meant to be child care options for district parents/guardians working in these crucial fields who have no other options.
Staff & Parent/Caregiver COVID-19 Resources
(Updated: April 14, 2020) View our Staff and Parent/Caregiver Resource page below for general information about COVID-19 and other wellness information.
Some of these are more tailored to Lansingburgh staff (ex. health insurance information) but some are also useful for parents/caregivers as well (ex. general COVID-19 information, talking about difficult topics etc.).
Community & State Resources
We encourage Lansingburgh families to refer to our Community Resource Guide throughout this time, which will be updated periodically. You can find the link to the full page below as well as a short list of local resources tailored to the COVID-19 situation.
Rensselaer County Emergency Contacts
A quick, helpful one-page form of Rensselaer County emergency contacts is available here.
Brunswick COVID-19 Resources and Information
A list of resources for Brunswick (and other Rensselaer County) residents and families during COVID-19 is available here.
New York State Mental Health Hotline
Over 6,000 mental health professionals have volunteered their time for the New York State COVID-19 outbreak. For free emotional support, consultation and referral to a provider during this time, please reach out to NYS Mental Health Hotline at 1-844-863-9314.
Below is a number to locate food pantries in the Capital District that are closest to your location in the event of long term school and work closures. This number is to limit the need to go out and search for food pantries that are open, due to the fact that some food pantries are closing because of low staffing and lack of supplies.
Food Pantries of the Capital District: (518) 458-1167
Grief Counseling & Support
The Community Hospice provides free grief support services to those who have experienced the death of a family member or friend.
Grief support is available via Zoom during this time period. Apply for it online using this application.
Charter Communications (Spectrum) says that as part of the effort to help people deal with impacts of coronavirus, it will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps.
To enroll you can call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
Capital Roots Veggie Mobile
The Veggie Mobile operates year-round, five days a week. Homegrown produce available at wholesale cost, accepting cash, food stamps and Veggie Rx coupons.
Head here for a printable Veggie Mobile® schedule or try our virtual map below to find a stop near you!
- Wednesday: 2:30-3:15 PM - Lansingburgh Apts, 41 114th St.
- Thursday: 11:00-11:30 AM - Edward A. Kane Apts, 115th St & 2nd Ave.