January 27, 2021
The General Brown Central School District has been informed of a positive case of COVID-19 at Brownville-Glen Park Elementary School. Please see the attached letter from Superintendent Barbara Case for more information.
January 25, 2021
The General Brown Central School District has been informed of positive cases of COVID-19 at Dexter Elementary School and General Brown Junior/Senior High School. Please see the attached letter from Superintendent Barbara Case for more information.
In a letter to district families, Superintendent Case COVID-19 addresses the district’s efforts to balance its commitment to in-person learning with keeping students and staff safe as the infection rate has risen in the area in recent weeks.
Beginning January 13, the District will offer free meals to all students to cover every day of the week.
For fully-remote students, this means families will be able to pick up seven days’ worth of breakfasts and lunches during the weekly pickup between 10 and 11 a.m. Wednesdays at the school location of their choice, which will be arranged at the time of ordering. Students attending the hybrid model also will be able to pick up the extra meals (now five days’ worth of meals) at this time.
Funding for the extra meals is made possible by the district’s participation in the USDA’s school feeding program, which is slated to run through at least June 30.
Families must order their meals ahead of time by contacting Food Services Director Jim Nevers at (315) 779-2300, option 7, option 1 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Former Director of Student Services Kate Beattie is returning to the position beginning January 11.
She left the position four years ago to become a principal at Carthage High School to diversify her experience, but she couldn’t resist the chance to come home to General Brown.
Beattie started her career in education as an elementary school counselor at General Brown, and her connections to the district run deep.
In an effort to keep the school community up to date with information related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the General Brown Central School District has created a new page on the district website titled “COVID-19 Information & Updates.”
The link for the webpage is located in the “Quick Links” column on the right side of the District homepage and is intended to be a hub for COVID-19 resources that families may reference.
Veteran administrator Karen Denny has been named interim principal of the General Brown Junior/Senior High School and began working in the role this past week.
Denny served as a principal for South Jefferson High School for 14 years, retiring in 2018. Since that time, she has worked as an interim principal for two schools in the Carthage Central School District.
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.