Brushton-Moira Central School is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year for Universal Pre-K. Students must reside in the district and be 4 years old on or before December 1, 2021. Applications are due by March 31, 2021, BY 3:00 p.m. Applications received after this time will be placed on a waiting list. Please contact the elementary office at 518-529-7324 ext. 1118, with questions or to obtain an application .
Kindergarten registration will be held on Friday, March 12, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the school building. A registration drop off box will be located in the foyer of door #4. To be eligible a student must be 5 years old on or before December 1, 2021. Registration packets can be picked up or mailed per request. To request a packet, please call Karen Armstrong at 518-529-7324 ext. 1118.
Governor Cuomo announced on Friday afternoon that high risk sports, which include wrestling, hockey, basketball and competitive cheerleading, could possibly commence as early as February 1st under certain specific conditions.
Under New York State Department of Health guidance, schools may authorize high risk sports, “only as permitted by the respective local health authorities, (i.e., county health departments).” Local authorities must consider health and safety factors including COVID-19 positivity rates in the community.
All 24 districts in Section X met this morning to discuss the announcement and next steps in the decision-making process. The districts plan to work collaboratively with the St. Lawrence and Franklin County Departments of Public Health to evaluate current health metrics as well as health and safety considerations for student athletes, coaches, school staff, and the public. It is paramount that school district leaders carefully weigh all factors in this decision, which will require some time.
At this time, the Section X school districts ask for patience and understanding as we thoughtfully assess this situation. We will keep our communities informed of any decision as soon as information becomes available.
A message from our Superintendent
Dear Brushton-Moira Families,
All of New York State school districts have been tasked with creating a comprehensive facilities reopening plan for the 2020-21 school year. Our school district has formed a reopening team which consists of parents, community members, alumni, doctor, nurse, teachers, support staff, administrators, department heads, counselors, psychologist and special education personnel. We have been in conversations with Franklin County Public Health and are following New York State Public Health recommendations.
Our worked is based on the following guiding principles:
Protect students, staff and the health of our community
Foster learning and well-being
Maintain a positive learning environment
The District Committee has begun to formulate reopening plans that take into consideration all current guidelines set by the state and local departments. As always we must ensure the safety of all students and staff. We also understand that any plan besides our traditional in person instruction plan will create hardships for our families. Our reopening plan will continuously be updated to align with the current health risk of our school community.
In regards to fall sports, the following was a press release from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association:
“The Officers of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA), voted to delay the official start date of the Fall 2020 sports season, cancel the Fall 2020 Regional and State Championships and prepare to implement a condensed season schedule in January 2021 if high school sports remain prohibited throughout 2020 due to COVID-19. This decision comes at the recommendation of the NYSPHSAA COVID-19 Task Force when they convened as a working group.”
We will continue to work hard to ensure your children’s safety and educational goals are our first and foremost objective as we move ahead in these unforeseen times. We will be releasing our plan to a public link later this week once our plan is in the final phase of completion. As always, thank you for all of your support to our school community.
Todd M. LaPage
Superintendent of Schools