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Nov. 5 high school COVID-19 update from Superintendent Dr. Larry Washington

Attention Washingtonville school community:

Today, Nov. 5, we learned six high school students tested positive for COVID-19, which we believe is the result of recent Halloween weekend gatherings.

While this information has not yet been confirmed to us by the Orange County Department of Health (DOH), we are being proactive and immediately initiating quarantine requirements for all students we believe had contact with the infected students. District administrators are in the process of contacting students, parents and staff who are required to quarantine.

We believe operating the high school now requires an even greater abundance of caution, given the increasing positivity rates we are seeing within our area. Because of this, we are shifting to remote instruction for all high school students beginning tomorrow, Nov. 6 through Wednesday, Nov. 18.

The schedule will be as follows: 

Date                                        Student cohort                                  Schedule to follow


Friday, Nov. 6:                        M-Z Students                           Gold Day Classes Remote
                                                                                                 Follow Hybrid Schedule
                                                A-L Students                            Gold Day Asynchronous Work


Nov. 9, 12, 16 and 18:            All Students                              Gold Day Classes Remote Schedule


Nov. 10, 13, 17:                      All Students                              Blue Day Classes Remote Schedule


Wednesday, Nov. 11:             All students                               No school, Veterans Day


Thursday, Nov. 19:                Back to school                                                                                        

                                                M-Z Students                            Blue Day Classes Hybrid Schedule
                                                A-L Students                             Blue Day Asynchronous Work


A calendar with these dates and an updated bell schedule has been sent to high school families. NOTE: CTECH students will NOT report to their CTECH programs until further notice.

Tomorrow, Nov. 6, all meal orders normally picked up at the high school will be available for pick up at the middle school back entrance. Please be sure to place your meal orders by 11 a.m. 

Please know that when in our building, all students and staff are required to comply with CDC guidelines, including mask and social distancing mandates.

To help mitigate the spread we need your help, and our expectation is that students and families follow all COVID-19 protocols while not in school. The safety and well-being of our students, staff and community is always our first and top priority. 

Please call the high school health office at 845-497-4000, extension 24532 if you have any further questions. Thank you for your continued support, patience and cooperation. 


Dr. Larry Washington,  Superintendent of Schools

Brian Connolly,  Principal WHS