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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates & Information

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

All of our lives have changed in the past two weeks. The situation is unprecedented and is changing rapidly. Indeed, it seems like each plan we make is quickly obsolete as conditions and information are updated. Rest assured that everyone in the Cortland Enlarged City School District, like everyone in our community, is completely committed to the well-being of all. Information may continue to change -- we’ll keep you posted as District plans evolve. 

Cortland County declared a state of emergency at 4:00 p.m. on March 15, 2020. The District is shifting to distance learning at least until April Break. We are scheduled to return to school after April break (at least for now). Food distribution will occur Monday - Friday (please see below for details). 

During the time of distance learning, we will continue to provide instruction. A portal has been established on the district webpage where all assignments are communicated -- it will be updated each week by the end of the day each Thursday. You can also find information about how to contact teachers and other staff such as counselors and school social workers.

 

TECH QUESTIONS?

Technology support for district devices and distance learning is available by sending an email to helpdesk@cortlandschools.org or call 607-758-4188. You can expect someone to return your message from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Spectrum is offering discounts to households affected by the this virus. Beginning Monday, March 16, we’ll offer two free months of internet and WiFi services to new customers in households with Pre-K to 12 or college students who need remote education. This discount will be applied as a credit for your first two months of internet services. We’ll waive any installation or pre-payment fees to help get you started.

You can qualify for this offer if you:

  • Have a student of qualifying age at your service address with remote education needs
  • Have not subscribed to our internet services within the past 30 days

Call 1-855-243-8892 to sign up for this offer. 

DISTRICT COMMUNICATION

Helpful Links    

9 Questions Parents May Have About Coronavirus (NY Times Article 3/9/20) CDC Frequently Asked Questions Coronavirus Disease Basics
Cortland County
Health Department
NYS Center for
School Health
NYS Department of
Health COVID-19
NYS Department of Education
Guidance for Schools on COVID-19
U.S. Department of Education Information and Resources for Schools World Health Organization COVID-19
Youtube Video from WHO
New York State of Health Letter to Families    

QUICK LINKS

OUR SCHOOLS






Mr. Robert J. Edwards, Superintendent

1 Valley View Drive
Cortland, NY 13045
607-758-4100

www.cortlandschools.org


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