Significant changes have been made to COVID-19 quarantine and isolation guidelines at both the state and county level. Superintendent Barbara Case updated the school community with information about the district's response.
With winter weather here, it’s a good time to review how the General Brown Central School District communicates about emergency school closings, delays and early dismissals.
In response to recent state-level COVID-related announcements, Superintendent Barbara Case provided an update to the school community on the General Brown Central School District’s response to the latest guidelines.
On Dec. 21, 2021, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) announced that all Regents exams scheduled for Jan. 25-28, 2022, have been canceled.
This means that General Brown students who are enrolled in courses that would have culminated with a January 2022 Regents exam who pass the course will be exempt from passing the Regents exam to graduate.
At this time, no decisions have been made regarding the June and August 2022 Regents examinations or any other State assessment programs.
To ensure the General Brown CSD keeps its focus on maintaining a healthy school environment for teaching and learning, Superintendent Case is reminding students and employees that they should not report to school if they are experiencing any symptoms associated with COVID-19.
Students who have been quarantined for COVID-19 exposure can receive free school meals each weekday, beginning Monday, Sept. 27.
Meals must be ordered by 10 a.m. on the date of pickup and picked up outside the high school cafeteria between 1 and 1:30 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be included in each grab-and-go bag.
Meals can be ordered by calling Mr. Nevers at 315-779-2300, option 7, option 1, or by emailing him at email@example.com.
We are excited to announce that we adopted a new form of school-to-home communication at General Brown CSD called ParentSquare. This unified communications platform is designed to keep parents and guardians informed and encourage greater engagement and connection with General Brown.
Taxpayers can go online and print a copy of their 2021 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.
General Brown CSD is asking families that have not submitted the annual Free and Reduced Price Lunch (FRPL) form for this year to do so to ensure qualified students will continue to receive meals in the fall of 2021.
Currently, all students in the General Brown Central School District can receive free meals whether attending in-person or remote classes. This USDA funding will continue until the end of this school year. Although parents/guardians do not need to fill out any forms to receive this year’s free meals, once this program ends, only those who qualified and completed the FRPL form will continue to receive the benefit.
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.
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.