Dear Berlin Central School District Families,

The Berlin Central School District will remain closed through April 14 per Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Under this order, our school district must continue to provide remote learning, meals for students and childcare for essential workers every weekday through April 14 even though the district is scheduled to be on spring recess during that time. The state will reassess whether to extend the statewide school closures past this date. We encourage families to continue to check their email and our website for additional information.

Additional information regarding instruction, teaching, and learning will continue with a transition to new material beginning on Monday, April 6th.  A detailed summary Plan for Curriculum, Instruction, and Grading During School District Closure has been posted on our COVID-19 webpage.

We anticipate additional Regents Exam information and other school closure guidance from New York State Education Department and possible Executive Orders from Governor Cuomo’s Office this week. As soon as we have that information, we will update the webpage.

During these unprecedented times, our commitment continues to be the health, safety, and education of our students. As a reminder, our school buildings and all areas of school property are closed to the public during this time.  Please do not use any playground equipment or other outdoor areas (these areas are not cleaned or disinfected).  Practice social distancing, by separating from others by at least 6 feet, when indoors or outdoors.

While we understand the seniors are missing out on much of the celebrated activities during their last year in Berlin, Dr. Allain and the administrative team are looking into alternative activities where social distancing can be practiced.  More guidance on this will be forthcoming directly from Dr. Allain.

Please be safe, continue to follow the social distancing guidelines, and most importantly, take care of your families and loved ones.

Sincerely,
Dr. Stephen Young
Superintendent of Schools