SCHOOLS NOW CLOSED UNTIL APRIL 29
MEAL PICK UP DAYS NOW TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS ONLY WITH NO REDUCTION IN MEAL QUANTITY
Governor Cuomo has extended the closure of schools through at least April 29 to continue to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
Additionally, the grade 3-8 ELA, math, and science assessments, the NYSAA, and the June Regents Exams have been cancelled.
Please continue to check this website for further updates. 

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A Message from Superintendent Roland Doig
During our school closure, there will be a continuation of education during the week of April 6, which was previously scheduled to be our regional spring break.  Families and students will continue to receive communication and educational materials from their teachers as they have been.  It is important that students engage with this work that is being provided, and maintain communication with their teachers.  Please let teachers know that you are working on these at home materials.
 
Please note our updated parameters for grading periods. The 3rd marking period will officially close on April 24 at 3:00 pm.   Students will receive their grade as of March 11 (unless additional back work was submitted).  Decisions regarding the 4th quarter will be communicated upon further guidance from NYSED.

Our teachers and administrators continue to work to provide engaging educational experiences during this unprecedented time, yet we continue to have questions that outnumber answers.  As this situation evolves, we await guidance from the NYS Education Department along with other entities, and as such will relay that information once it is received.  We thank you for your cooperative efforts and wish you health and safety.
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Change in "grab and go" daily meals schedule
As you know by now, while schools are closed, we are continuing to provide daily meals to families/children who need them. We have changed the "grab and go" schedule to twice-weekly.
 
We are now providing student meals on Tuesdays and Thursdays. On Tuesdays, you will receive (two) days of meals for Tuesday and Wednesday. On Thursdays, you will receive 3 (three) days of meals for Thursday, Friday and Monday. This plan will help to assure that our students are receiving meals for the week and also limiting the number of social contacts. Instead of making five daily trips to the grab and go sites, participants now will only make two trips and receive the same number of meals. 
 
HERE IS THE GRAB AND GO MEALS PICK UP SCHEDULE FOR APRIL 6 THROUGH APRIL 10. Read the information carefully. You may go to the pick up site closest to you no matter where you live.

SNAP help available
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have wide-ranging health and economic impacts, please be aware of opportunities to sign up for free meals. You can apply for free school meals at www.myschoolapps.com. If you are a family that needs extra assistance, consider applying for SNAP benefits at www.ny.gov/services/apply-snap.
 
We encourage families to utilize resources in their own neighborhoods (ie. carpooling) for acquiring food, as the resources in the district are limited for this purpose.  If you still require assistance with obtaining food, please call 607-201-2334.
 
 
 
Contacting us during the closure
During the school closure, ALL CALLS to any district facility should be directed to 607-775-0170. Specific building level questions can be sent to the principal via email.
To parents/caregivers
We hope that this message finds you and your family in both good physical and mental health. During the emergency school closure, we have been communicating plans regarding child nutrition, educational engagement and mental health through multiple means. These plans have been operationalized in phases as we continue to plan through this event.  Below, you will find our most recent updates.
  
Educational Engagement
During this unprecedented school closure, it is our goal to maintain our students' engagement with school. Each Susquehanna Valley student has the ability to access ClassLink:  
This one site contains links to supplemental educational resources.

THESE ADDITIONAL RESOURCES may also prove useful to students and families. While these links can help to keep your child connected to school, it is also suggested that students:
•  read and write for 30-45 minutes each day
•  practice math facts for 15-20 minutes each day
•  get at least 30-45 minutes of physical activity each day

You and/or your child should have received electronic materials from teachers during this past week regarding resources for them to use during this first phase of our closure. Beginning this week, teachers will be posting weekly (or more frequent) updates with expectations of what students should be working on.

We realize that some elementary students do not have any other form of technology available in their homes and will need a school-issued iPad to continue with this work.  Parents in this circumstance are able to pick-up an iPad from Brookside or Donnelly on Tuesday, March 24 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Please remain in your vehicle and a staff member will assist you.

While we understand that it has been difficult to reach Spectrum for free WiFi access, we encourage you to continue trying by calling 844-488-8395.  For those parents who require other options, please call 607-775-0170 or reach out to your building principal via email.
High School - [email protected] or [email protected]
Middle School - [email protected] or [email protected]
Brookside - [email protected]
Donnelly -[email protected]

On Friday, the NYS Education Department created THIS SITE to offer educational resources to families that consist of both technology-based and non-technology alternatives. WSKG has created THIS SITE for school closure as well, and their first week's programming schedule is HERE.  

Telemedicine
The Doctor Will See You Now. Wherever. Whenever.
Telemedicine gives you fast access to medical care 24/7/365, from the comfort of your home, desk or hotel room.  Through Excellus’s partnership with MDLIVE, you’ll receive the same quality of care you receive from your own doctor, but more conveniently via your phone, tablet or computer. The cost is the same as an office visit (no deductible).  Cost share will be waived if it is COVID-19 related. 
When to use telemedicine?
•       Instead of going to urgent care or the emergency room for minor and non-life threatening conditions
•       Whenever your primary care doctor is not available
•       If you live in a rural area and don’t have access to nearby care
•       When you’re traveling for work or on vacation
Don’t wait until you need it.  Here are some easy ways to activate telemedicine today.
              WEB:     Register/Log in at 
ExcellusBCBS.com/Member
              APP:      Download the MDLIVE app
              TEXT:    Text EXCELLUS to 635483
              VOICE:  Call 1-866-692-5045     

There is also a quick video on how to register on-line HERE.
Here is a video on how to use it HERE.

These links are specifically designed to help families cope with this unprecedented situation:
CDC resource: Helping Children Cope with Emergencies
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network resource: Parent/Caregiver guide to Helping Familes Cope with COVID-19
NASP resource: Talking to Children about COVID-19
American Academy of Pediatrics resource: healthychildren.org 

Mental Health Services
This is a list of resources available, however our school social workers are also available for you and will be checking email daily.
211/First Call for Help - (Provides information on COVID-19 but also has an updated list of resources available in our area, ranging from food to mental health and child care)
Crisis Lines:
• Text 74174
• 1.800.273.TALK (8255)
• Crisis Intervention Team (607) 778-8982
• Crisis Center (607) 762-2302
• Lourdes Center for Family Health (607) 584-4465
• Family and Children's Society Family Mental Health Clinic (607) 729-6206
• UHS Outpatient Mental Health Clinic (607) 762-2340
• Mental Health Mobile Crisis Line (607 )237-1385 - Monday-Friday 8am-10am
• CPEP : (607)762-2302
• Warm Line Peer Support: (607)240-7291
 
Pre-K, Kindergarten registration suspended
Due to the emergency order closing our schools through at least April 15, we are suspending Pre-K/Kindergarten registration until further notice. Thank you for your understanding.
 
Free WiFi during closure
Charter Communications will offer free Spectrum Broadband and WiFi to new K - 12 and College Student Households for 60 days, if they do not already have a Spectrum subscription. These are for students whose schools have closed due to COVID-19. For more information or to sign up, please call 844-488-8395. 
District News
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National Honor Society group Having these students at SV is an HONOR
There's a reason the word "honor" is attached to the National Honor Society, and the members of Susquehanna Valley High School's chapter continuously honor themselves, their school and their community in a variety of ways - most recently by helping out at the Endwell United Methodist Church Mobile Food Pantry. 
Rank One Sport logo SV going Paperless in the Athletic Medical Clearance Process
Starting with this coming spring season athletes and parents will need to visit the RANK ONE SPORT+HEALTH website to fill out the necessary paperwork to provide their athletes with the medical clearance they have always gotten via the 'golden rod' process.  Now all of the necessary forms will be digitally signed right on the website.

Parents, THIS TUTORIAL will walk you and your child through this process.  If you have any questions, please call the athletic office at 607-775-9144.
 
Mrs. Butts and Ray Scott SV High's Jody Butts is a Hero Teacher!
To many, teachers are heroes. They certainly are to Equinox Broadcasting's Cool 106.7! On February 11, pro broadcaster  - and SV Alum Ray Scott - surprised teacher Jody Butts in her classroom with the news she was the station's newest recipient of the Teachers are Heroes distinction. 
Holden Wasko SV High's Holden Wasko cleared for take-off!
If Susquehanna Valley High School junior Holden Wasko seems to have his head in the clouds lately, there's a good reason for that. He started the new year with a new credential - licensed pilot! 
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The flu season is upon us, and by many accounts, it's shaping up to be a difficult one. There's been an increase in flu-related absences in area schools, including our own - particularly at the secondary level. We are, of course, taking whatever steps we can to minimize the spread of influenza, including encouraging frequent hand washing, the covering of coughs and sneezes and practicing other good health measures. We think you'll find THIS FLYER helpful as we monitor this year's flu. 
emma and elizabeth zelenyak Talented SV twins are among NYS music elite
BRAVA! to Emma and Elizabeth Zelenyak, whose extraordinary musical talents earned them coveted spots in the All State Symphonic Orchestra and the thrilling experience of performing at the Eastman Theater of the Eastman School of Music. 

Open Swim
The Susquehanna Valley High School pool will be open Tuesday nights 6:00 - 6:30 for Water Aerobics/Lap Swim
and then 6:30 - 7:30 for Open Swim. Only $1.00 for everyone to get in!
 
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Fourteen of Richard T. Stank Middle School's best and brightest took part in the 2019 Mathalon in Endicott. The event, sponsored by BAE Systems, is designed to inspire and encourage young people to pursue STEM education and careers. 
Myles Clement United Way honors Myles Clement for kindness, generosity
When Richard T. Stank Middle School 7th grader Myles Clement's birthday rolled around this year, he decided to celebrate a little differently. Instead of receiving gifts, he decided to BE a gift to others. 
NASA gateway flag SV Alumni share exciting news on Lunar Gateway project
"It's been to base camp on Mount Everest, Nepal, it's been to Machu Pichu, Hawaii and Norway - and now it's been to Susquehanna Valley." The "it" that Gary O'Neil (SV High School Class of '82) is talking about is a flag that bears a NASA logo and dozens of signatures. And if things go according to plan, that flag will someday make it to the surface of the moon.  
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Could it have been any better?
A picture-perfect fall day, blue and gold as far as the eye could see along the parade route, and a decisive victory on the football field. That's Homecoming, Saber-style.
 
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Out of town? Home ill? Just can't get to the game? No problem. You can still catch all your favorite SV Sabers HOME athletic events from wherever you are, on your phone, tablet, computer or Smart TV. SV is going live with the NFHS Network!
 
high school girls walking in hall And we're off!
It was a great start to the 2019-2020 school year in Susquehanna Valley. The year got off to a very smooth start in all four of our buildings. We look forward to proving each day in this school year that Susquehanna Valley is a "great place to live and learn!" For opening day pictures at all our schools, visit our PHOTO GALLERIES.
 
SV to partner with Harvard research team on rural schools
Susquehanna Valley, in partnership with Harvard's National Center for Rural Education Research Networks, will address chronic absenteeism, college readiness, and college enrollment.
 
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Governor Cuomo has signed into law legislation removing non-medical exemptions from school vaccination requirements for children. The NYS Department of Health, the Office of Children and Family Services and the State Education Department have released THIS JOINT STATEMENT ON THE NEW LEGISLATION.
 
Clipart of dollar sign symbol with graduation cap SV Dollars for Scholars needs YOU!
Susquehanna Valley Dollars for Scholars is reaching out to our community for support of its mission to continue providing scholarship awards to deserving students.
 
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When we all work together, we can make bullying a thing of the past.  CLICK HERE to learn more. 

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