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Update from Superintendent Tim Mains – No kidnapping; new instruction letters coming

Good evening Pine Bush parents and staff, Let me start with an important update to the message I left you all on Tuesday.  I have received confirmation from law enforcement, that once they completed their investigation, the suspected kidnapping turned out not to be a kidnapping after all, and further, there was no human trafficking ring.  While …

Message from Superintendent Tim Mains – Instructional changes to begin April 6

Good evening Pine Bush parents and staff, Tonight, I want to preview for everyone the significant instructional change that is about to take place. Starting tomorrow, teachers will abandon the creation of any new lessons for this initial two-week closure, to begin preparing for new learning that will launch on Monday, April 6.  Letters describing …

Message from Superintendent Tim Mains – Online instruction for secondary students to begin April 6

March 25, 2020 Dear Parents and Guardians of Secondary Students, As you are aware, Governor Cuomo has mandated that all schools remain closed throughout New York State through March 31. Given the uptick in the number of positive cases of COVID-19 across the state, we anticipate that date will be extended. Please be aware that …

Message from Superintendent Tim Mains – Online instruction for elementary students to begin April 6

March 25, 2020 Dear Parents and Guardians. As you are aware, Governor Cuomo has mandated that all schools remain closed throughout New York State through March 31. Given the uptick in the number of positive cases of COVID-19 across the state, we anticipate that date will be extended. Please be aware that we are starting …

Here’s what you need to know about AP tests being administered online

Dear AP Students, The purpose of this memo is to inform you of the most up to date changes taking place regarding your Advanced Placement exams. On Friday, the College Board posted how it will be administering AP exams in light of this international crisis. Here are the highlights: There will NOT be any face-to-face …

Update from Superintendent Tim Mains – Good news; new food distribution schedule

Good evening Pine Bush parents and staff, I have some good news! You might recall that we originally closed back on March 12 and 13 (two school days before everyone else) because a parent, who also worked for a district vendor had been symptomatic and had potential contact with multiple students and staff. That individual’s …

Public television stations partner with state for ‘Learn-at-Home’ programming

“Learn-at-Home” programming is available to Pine Bush students through their local public television station starting Monday, March 23.    The partnership between the New York State Education Department (NYSED) and New York’s nine public television stations will offer PBS educational programming on-air for students from prekindergarten through grade 12 every weekday.    Programming will be …

Update from Superintendent Tim Mains – State clarifies testing; meals will be distributed this week Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

Good afternoon Pine Bush parents and staff, Let me catch you up on developments since last Friday; a lot more has happened. Over the weekend, the NY State Education Department (SED) clarified that the 3-8 Math and ELA tests along with the Science test given in grades 4 and 8 wouldn’t just be suspended, but …

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Pine Bush Central School District
State Route 302, Pine Bush, NY 12566
Phone: (845) 744-2031
Fax: (845) 744-6189
Tim O. Mains
Superintendent of Schools
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