Although,we have not been notified of any students or staff member awaiting testing or who have tested positive for COVID – 19 we will be closing our Brookside Preschool located in Ulster County, and we will be closing Parkside Preschool located in Putnam County. We are closing our schools for an extended period of time as a precautionary measure to support social distancing.
Brookside School will be closed from March 16-27th. While we realize that a change to our schedule poses potential childcare issues for families and that we will face challenges to optimize instruction and services, it is important that we take decisive action and attempt to flatten the curb of this virus in our communities. We will continue to provide updates and want parents to know that we may have to cancel the Spring Break April 6-10th.
Parkside Preschool will be closed Monday, March 16 – Friday, March 20, consistent with other area schools. At the end of this period, we will reassess the need for prolonged closure. As of today, we have not been notified of any students or staff who have tested positive for COVID-19, and this closure is a precautionary measure to support social distancing and slow the spread of the virus.
We understand the difficulties this closure may cause with regard to childcare for many families, and how many children will struggle with the break in their routine. We will post and e-mail to you activities and resources that may be helpful during this extended closure. Additionally, we will provide you as much notice as possible if there are any changes to our spring break.