Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Due to the restrictions put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Truxton Academy Charter School is shifting to an online format for all of its public meetings until further notice. These meetings will take place via Zoom. The link to attend the meetings can be found in the actual event on the Calendar of Events. The Calendar of Events on the drop down menu of the School Community Tab at the top of our homepage. You can join the meeting simply by clicking the link that is there or going to zoom.us, choosing "join meeting" and then entering the meeting ID and Password, which are also found on the event in the calendar.  

May 1, 2020

As of this afternoon, Governor Cuomo announced another extension of the school closure which mandates that schools are closed for the rest of the school year.  Our school will follow this extension of his executive order and will continue to provide distance learning through the end of the school year.  We will be sending out further information as we develop plans for what the end of the school year and the beginning of next year will look like.  In the meantime, our distance learning procedure will continue much the way it has been with a few improvements to how work can be submitted on google classroom which were implemented in this current project.  We will be sending out another survey to check in about how things are going.  

April 17, 2020

School Closure Period

As many of you probably already know, as of yesterday, Governor Cuomo has extended the PAUSE for New York State until May 15th.  This will mean that our period of school closure will be extended as well.  By now you should have received the most recent project and supplementary materials.  These will carry us through the end of April and our wonderful teaching team is working on creating our next project which will begin in May.

The Board of Trustees passed a motion to follow the Governor's orders with regards to school closures and close through May 15th with the potential to extend it with any future orders that may be ordered by the Governor.  This motion was made and passed on April 20th at the Monthly Board of Trustees Meeting.

April 10, 2020

School Closure Period

As many of you may already know, Governor Cuomo has now extended his PAUSE order, mandating school closures and other restrictions, until April 29th.  This means that we will be continuing learning at home until at least April 29th.  Our teachers are compiling a new project which will start next Wednesday on April 16th.  

 

This project is designed to go through the end of the month.  We will use the same delivery method as before to get the project calendar and guidelines along with supplemental materials to you.  If you need to receive it in a different method, please let us know.

 

Please note that pursuant to Executive Order 202.15, enacted by Governor Cuomo on April 9, 2020, the requirement under Section 3635 of the Education law, to the extent necessary to delay the April 1 requirement that parents must file transportation requests with their school district in order to obtain transportation for their children for the following school year, has been temporarily extended through May 9, 2020.

March 16, 2020

4:23PM

Hello Families,

 

As many of you may have heard, Homer and Cortland have decided to close as of the end of the day today.  They have larger populations than we do and as such, we are continuing as planned with a school day tomorrow.  

 

That said, we completely understand if you choose to keep your child home tomorrow.  If your child did not attend today and will not be attending tomorrow, please make arrangements to get their learning folder from the school. The building will be open between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM.  

 

Because Cortland and Homer do not have school, there will be no transportation provided for students who reside in those districts.  Should other districts choose to close, they will not be providing busing either.

 

Please reach out with any questions.

 

Thank you,

Sara

March 16, 2020

2:10PM

 

Hello Families,

 

Thank you for your patience as we create plans to keep your children healthy, safe, and learning.  The information from the state and the county is changing rapidly as we all learn more about how to best protect our community, so thank you for bearing with us as we figure out a plan.  The Board met last night and decided to temporarily close the school as of the end of the day Tuesday, March 17th until at least the end of the day April 13th.

 

As of right now, we are open today (Monday) and plan to be open tomorrow (Tuesday) with the building closing at 4:00.  This will mean that there will be no afterschool enrichment tomorrow.  All students will be dismissed at the 3:30 dismissal time.  Those who ride busses which pick-up later than 3:30 (Cortland and McGraw) will still have an enrichment period until their 4:00 pick-up time.

 

Our teaching staff has been working incredibly hard to make sure that learning opportunities continue for your children during this time.  We will be sending home learning folders with all students in attendance today.  In addition, we are setting up online learning opportunities on both Google Classroom (which will be the base of operations for the online portion of the learning) and through Zoom which will allow for virtual interaction.  You will receive information about how to sign into these online platforms along with your child's learning folder.  

 

If you feel that it is better for your family to keep your child home tomorrow, we respect that decision.  If your child did not come to school today and is not planning on coming to school tomorrow, please make arrangements to come pick-up the learning folder for your child.  The school will be open from 8:00- 4:00 tomorrow.  In addition, we are asking that all students take all of their belongings home today.  This includes any extra sneakers, boots, and winter gear that they have here at school.  When you pick up your child's learning folder, we ask that you also take home these items belonging to your child.

 

This time can be scary for our kids as their routines are disrupted and they are hearing things in adult conversation and on the news.  Please  remind them that these measures are being taken in order to ensure that all of our community is healthy, even though they are not in immediate danger.  We are taking these precautions to minimize the potential negative impact of this virus.  

 

In the words of one school superintendent, "When this time is over it will be impossible to know if we overreacted or did too much.  It will however, be clear if we did too little."

 

If your family has any needs that are not being met with this school closure, please do not hesitate to reach out to us and let us know how we can support you.  

 

Please continue to check email daily as we intend to stay in close communication.  If you have any questions, please reach out to your child's teacher, Mrs. Leaf, or myself.

 

Stay healthy, take care of yourself and one another, and we will get through this together.

 

Thank you,

Sara

 

Sara Petit-McClure, M.S. Curriculum and Instruction & Educational Leadership

Head of School

Truxton Academy Charter School

March 15, 2020

6:42PM

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Truxton Academy Charter School Board of Trustees will be holding a special meeting tonight, March 15 at 7:30pm in the Truxton Community Center library located on the second floor at 6337 Academy Street, Truxton, NY, to discuss the County declaration of State of Emergency and subsequent mandate of school closure. This is meeting is open to the public.

March 15, 2020

6:20PM

 

Hello Families,

 

This afternoon, Cortland County made the announcement that they are closing all schools in the county as of the end of the day Tuesday, March 17th, though April 13th, as a preventative measure to slow the spread of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus.  

 

Our teaching staff have been preparing for this possibility and our Board will be convening promptly to firm up plans for this time period.  Once I speak with the Board, I will reach back out with more information and guidance for families on what this time period will look like for our students.  

 

In the meantime, please plan on following the 2-hour delay schedule as previously announced for tomorrow.  We realize that this declaration may make you uncomfortable to send your child to school tomorrow.  Please make the decisions that are right for your child and your family.  The health and well-being of our students, families, and community is our top priority.

 

I'll be in touch soon.

Thank you,

Sara

 

Sara Petit-McClure, M.S. Curriculum and Instruction & Educational Leadership

Head of School

Truxton Academy Charter School

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