• District updates and resources for COVID-19

    Given that this is a fluid situation, we will use this web page to share information and resources as the circumstances allow.

    Any time-sensitive, critical information will be shared via the district’s School News Notifier (SNN) or emailed to parents.


    Current Status

    • Green Island UFSD will be closed until at least April 15, 2020.
    • All school-related activities and program are canceled at this time.
    • Grade 3-8 assessments are suspended for the 2019-20 school year

    4.1.20 - Heatly Virtual Board Meeting - Thursday, April 2nd - 6:30pm  

    Click to view the recorded meeting on Green Island UFSD YouTube Channel  


    4.1.20 -  Message For Parents     

    As you are likely aware, on March 27, Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order closing schools until at least April 15. 

    https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/no-20211-continuing-temporary-suspension-and-modification-laws-relating-disaster-emergency    

    During this time, schools are required to provide continuity of instruction, meals for students and childcare resources every weekday, including days originally part of the previously scheduled spring break. 

    I
    f the closure is not extended, we will return to school on-site on April 15. We will continue to monitor all available guidance and directives and keep you informed if this changes.

    Please visit our website for the following information  https://www.greenisland.org/

    • Instructional resources and information for students and families;
    • Meal distribution times and locations; and
    • Childcare resources for families of essential workers. 

    We recognize that this is a stressful and challenging situation. We’re here to support you through it, and know that you are managing many personal and professional responsibilities. We would like to remind you of something that we often tell our students: All we can do is our best. We’ll get through this together.  

    Thank you all for your continued patience, understanding and support


    3.30.20 - Pre-K Registration Date Postponed

    Dear Green Island families.  

    We understand UPK registration is scheduled for April 8th and 9th. Due to the ongoing school closures, UPK registration will be postponed.  An updated date for registration will be announced on May 1st.  If you have questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to the UPK supervisor Jennifer Keefer at jkeefer@albanycap.org.

    Thank you for your flexibility and understanding in this matter. 

    Pre-k Team


    3.26.20 - Breakfast and Lunch Program Update

    Heatly transitioning “grab and go” meals to delivery, families can sign up now    

    Starting Monday, March 30, Heatly will transition our student breakfast and lunch program from “grab and go” pickup to home delivery, twice a week. Student meals will be delivered directly to families, free of charge, each Monday and Thursday between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., while Heatly is closed. Each delivery will contain 2 or 3 days’ worth of breakfast and lunch. Please understand that any such delivery will have the meals left on doorsteps or at mailboxes. We cannot have personnel entering homes or engaging in contact with family members given the health conditions.

    Families may sign-up to receive meal deliveries at any time, by calling the main office at 518-273-1422 ext. 9 OR sign up when you pick up your meals at the “grab and go” center for the remainder of the week. In order to receive the first shipment of meals on Monday, March 30, please be sure to call by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 27. Any sign-ups received after Friday, March 27 will be processed and the district will begin delivery to those families the following week.

    If you have any questions please reach out to Mrs. Mazzeo at jmazzeo@greenisland.org


    3.25.20 - If you are a parent or caregiver who needs child care, please complete this "Parent Need For Child Care" survey. 

    Based on the information you provide about your job, employer, number of children, and financial need, OCFS may be able to help you find the child program you need. It may be a challenge to find child care due to COVID-19 related program closures, however the staff at OCFS are trying their best to support families to find the high quality child care that they need. 


    In addition, the OCFS website has several resources available  https://ocfs.ny.gov/programs/childcare/  


    3.23.20 - Capital District YMCA School-Age Childcare
    Now Covers “Essential” Workers, New Locations, a Daily
    Rate — Financial Assistance Offered!

    ALBANY, NY (March 23, 2020) — The Capital District YMCA has extended care to cover
    “essential” workers. In addition to licensed health professionals such as physicians,
    nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, LPNs, there are many other
    “essential” workers.

    For the complete list, please check here: https://esd.ny.gov/guidance-executive-order-2026
    The Y has also partnered with several other organizations, such as the Victory Church,
    and is providing food for children in Albany, Greenbush, Schenectady and Troy.

    Locations Providing Care
    Arbor Hill Elementary — 1 Arbor Drive, Albany, NY 12207
    Eagle Point Elementary — 1044 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12203
    Giffen Elementary — 274 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12202
    Hoosick Falls Central School — 21187 NY RT 22, Hoosick Falls, NY 12090
    New Scotland Elementary — 369 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208
    Philip Schuyler Achievement — 676 Clinton Avenue, Albany, NY 12206
    Sheridan Preparatory Academy — 400 Sheridan Avenue, Albany, NY 12206

    YMCA Branches Providing Care
    Bethlehem — 900 Delaware Ave, Delmar, NY 12054
    Duanesburg — 221 Victoria Drive, Delanson, NY 12053
    Glenville — 127 Droms Road, Glenville, NY 12302
    Greenbush — 20 Community Way, East Greenbush, NY 12061
    Greene County — 35 Rt. 81, Hope Plaza, West Coxsackie, NY 12192
    Guilderland — 250 Winding Brook Drive, Guilderland, NY 12084
    Schenectady — 433 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12305
    Southern Saratoga — 1 Wall Street, Clifton Park, NY 12065
    Troy — 2500 21st Street, Troy, NY 12180
    Online registration can be found at: www.CDYMCA.org/EmergencyChildcare
    You’re also welcome to call the Capital District YMCA at 518.869.3500.
    To provide childcare scholarship assistance for essential personnel during these
    unprecedented times, the Capital District YMCA sets a goal to raise $250,000 towards
    the BETTER TOGETHER FUND, an emergency childcare fund for essential
    personnel as defined by Governor Cuomo.

    The Y always accepts families, regardless of their ability to pay. By contributing to the
    BETTER TOGETHER FUND, the people of our region will make a direct and immediate
    impact by helping the Y provide safe, high-quality care for children whose parents and
    guardians have no choice but to report to work.

    “This is an opportunity for us to come together for our first responders, medical
    professionals, and essential workers, and help care for their children and lighten their
    financial burden, as they must report to work and keep our community healthy and
    safe,” noted Capital District YMCA President David Brown.

    Please join the Capital District YMCA by demonstrating how we come together and serve
    those who need us the most. Visit www.CDYMCA.org today.

    About the Capital District YMCA

    The Capital District YMCA is one of the area’s largest non-profits focused on engaging
    individuals and families in youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
    The Y is dedicated to helping people achieve goals, make friends and find a true sense of
    belonging. The YMCA ensures these opportunities are available to everyone no matter
    their ability to pay with generous support from community partners and donors. For
    more information about the Y, visit www.CDYMCA.org or call 518.869.3500.

    Families needing childcare resources for non-school-age children (birth to age five) can contact A Childs Place at Unity House at http://achildsplace.unityhouseny.org/ or 518-271-6777. 

    Additional childcare resources in the Capital Region can also be found by contacting BrightsideUp (formerly the Capital District Child Care Council) at https://www.brightsideup.org/find-child-care or 518-426-7181 (ext. 323)

    Brightside Up (formally Capital District Child Care Coordinating Council, Inc.)

    Ms. Abbe Kovacik, Executive Director
    91 Broadway
    Menands, NY 12204
    Phone: (518) 426-7181, ext. 323
    Fax: (518) 426-9649
    Email: akovacik@cdcccc.org  

     


    COVID-19 Informational Resources     

    New York has established a Novel Coronavirus Hotline, which can provide callers with information. Call 1-888-364-3065 with questions or concerns about travel and symptoms.For more information and resources about COVID-19, click here: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home


     OLDER POSTS

    4.1.20 - New Learning At Home Standards  

    4.1.20 - Gov. Andrew Cuomo Issues Executive Order Closing Schools Until At Least April 15th.  

    3.31.20 - Information Parents Should Be Aware Of Regarding Google Meet   

    3.30.20 - UPK registration will be postponed. An updated date for registration will be announced May 1st.      

    3.30.20 - NYS School Closure Extended until April 15th    

    3.26.20 - Heatly transitioning “grab and go” meals to delivery, families can sign up now   


    3.25.20 - If you are a parent or caregiver who needs child care, please complete this "Parent Need For Child Care" survey.

     

    3.23.20 - NEW! Capital District YMCA School-Age Childcare Now Covers “Essential” Workers, New Locations, a Daily Rate — Financial 
                    Assistance Offered!


    3.23.20 - WMHT supports at-home learning with on-air and online educational programming


    3.20.20 - Grades 3-8 assessments suspended for 2019-20 school year  

    3.20.20 - Childcare available through YMCA for healthcare workers, first responders

    3.19.20 - Survey Regarding Gov. Cuomo's Executive Order - Please Take The Survey.  (Note: Survey Window has ended)

    3.17.20 - COVID 19 - Update

    3.16.20 - COVID 19 - Update

    3.14.20 - Breakfast/Lunch Programs To Continue

    3.13.20 - COVID 19 - Update - School Closure

    3.13.20 - Breakfast/Lunch Programs Information During Closure

    3.12.20 - COVID 19 - Update

    3.12.20 - From Nurse Valentine: When To Keep Your Child Home

    3.9.20 - Corona Virus (COVID-19) Update