November 27, 2020
The General Brown Central School District has been informed of a positive case of COVID-19 at the Junior/Senior High School. Please see the attached letter from Superintendent Barbara Case for more information. .
Please note that students who are quarantined and participating in remote learning are encouraged to continue to get school meals. Parents should contact Jim Nevers immediately, and he will make arrangements for pickup for meals until the next scheduled meal pick-up day, which is Wednesday, Nov. 18. Going forward, regular deadlines for ordering will remain on Fridays for meal pick-up on Wednesdays.
With the rise in COVID-19 infection rates in some areas across New York state and in an effort to prevent further spread of it in the north country, the Jefferson County Public Health Service has requested that the General Brown school district share information with parents and families that emphasizes details of the travel advisory in effect.
It’s important to remember that limiting contact with people from out of the region is one of the best ways to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. As the holidays approach, families are asked to remain vigilant in protecting themselves and others by following the information regarding the travel advisory.
The Regents Exams scheduled for January 2021 has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID–19 pandemic, Interim State Education Commissioner Betty A. Rosa announced today.
No decisions have been made regarding the Regents Exams scheduled for June and August 2021 or any of the other state assessment programs.
Missie Nabinger has been named principal of the Brownville-Glen Park Elementary School and started in her new role Monday.
Nabinger has worked in the General Brown Central School District since 2018 as director of Student Services.
This fall and winter, the flu virus and the virus that causes COVID-19 are both expected to be spreading.
Getting a flu shot now is more important than ever because doctors don’t know what the risk is of having both flu and COVID-19 at the same time.
General Brown school district wants to make sure that the needs — large and small — of all of its families are being met as we navigate these unprecedented times.
We care deeply about members of our General Brown community, and the staff is here to help our students and their families with whatever issues may arise as a result of the pandemic or navigating school systems and practices.
The district has made available a form to address any urgent needs our students and their families might have.
The New York State Department of Health has updated its guidance related to student and staff attendance for those who are symptomatic or test positive for COVID-19.
There also have been changes to the way school districts in New York state report confirmed and possible cases of COVID-19 to the state’s online dashboard.
Wi-Fi is available in the student parking lot of the General Brown Jr/Sr High School.
Students and staff can join the GBLIONS_GUEST Wi-Fi with their network username and password.
Taxpayers can go online and print a copy of their 2020 tax bill. Taxpayers will also be able to check their payment status, which is updated within 24-48 hours of when the payment was made.
Charter Communications is offering 60 days of free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access to households with teachers and/or K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription, according to Charter’s website. In addition to offering in-home access, Spectrum has made its indoor and outdoor public hotspots open for public usage. Its full COVID-19 policy, which includes details regarding waiving of certain fees and shut offs for current customers experiencing hardships, is available on its website. A searchable link to a map of all of Spectrum’s public hotspots is also available on its website.
The General Brown Central School District will once again offer General Brown residents and their children the opportunity to attend Universal Pre-Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year.
If you have a child who is four years old or will be four years old on or before Dec. 1, 2020, that child is eligible for Universal Pre-Kindergarten.
General Brown residents can call Donna Keefer at 315-779-2300, option #9, option #3, to be placed on the list for Pre-Kindergarten.
Further information regarding registration packets and screenings will be sent out in the spring.