COVID-19 Updates

March 27, 2020 – NYSED Letter to Families

March 25, 2020 – Emergency Full Day Childcare for Essential Workers- Register Here – Click Gowanda Middle

March 25 and 26 – Grade 5 and 6 Chromebook Pick Up Schedule

March 24, 2020 – Emergency Child Care Survey  :   Parent Letter: Remote Learning 

March 19, 2020 – School Messenger: Receive Text Updates : School Messenger: Opt-out Guide

March 17, 2020 – Letter from Superintendent REVISED (Closure Updates) :  GES Optional Packet Pick-Up information for Wednesday, 3/18.

March 16, 2020 – Letter Regarding School Meals

March 15, 2020 – District Closure Update

March 12, 2020 – Large Group Gatherings

March 11, 2020 – COVID-19 Letter to Parents

March 4, 2020 – Coronavirus Letter to Parents

Do you work in an organization providing essential services and need full day child care to allow you to get to your job and keep our economy running? 
Healthy Kids is pleased to announce emergency full-day childcare programs in several locations to care for your children. These programs will continue until schools resumes, unless New York State decides otherwise. 
NEW LOCATION -Starts Monday, March 30
Gowanda Middle School
10674 Prospect Street Gowanda, NY
All children ages 4 through 12 are welcome, provided they are not showing any sign of illness (fever, coughing, …).
Daily rates and hours:
8:30am – 4:30pm $40/per day (no half-day rates available at this time) DSS accepted.
Extended hourly rate: $5/hour
Hours of operation: Monday-Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm 
Questions: Cassandra: 845-330-0199 or

Home Learning Plans and Necessary Information

It is important for us to support your family in this break-in school attendance. We will be updating the information posted here often. Please check back regularly. We also will be reaching out to our families.

PARENTS- Help stay connected:
  • Update your contact information. If your phone number has changed, we need to know.
  • Please answer calls from school when you see it’s us on caller ID as we are calling to provide help and support.
  • Set-Up or empty your voicemail. We would like to leave a message if you are unavailable.

To retrieve any of your child’s belongings or specific materials from school, call 532-3325 to make arrangements.

Spectrum is offering free internet to students without it. Information

Attached are materials to support student learning while at home; 

  • links to paper materials/packets.
  • links to some great web-resources for practice and play.
  • recommended schedules that you may choose to follow to support consistency and learning success.

These materials do not need to be returned to school. 

GHS is planning on providing instructional opportunities for students as we close for an extended period of time. We are planning for all scenarios and don’t want students to miss out. Teachers are providing optional assignments weekly until we return. Assignments on Schoology will be made available on Fridays for the following week. Paper-pick up will be available on Mondays from 7:30-2:00 pm at the GHS main office. Deliveries of paper assignments are being worked out and we can hopefully offer in less than a week.
GHS Counseling Staff are here for you! If you or your family are experiencing anxiety during these uncertain times, please reach out to the HS counseling office. We have put in place procedures to offer our services over the phone. We are working on listing community resources for mental health on our website and hope to have that up very soon
Contact Us:
Thanks so much for being patient with us as we work to organize our efforts. We are here for the community and are listening to your needs. Here at GHS, our goal is to get back to you within 24 hours with any outstanding questions you have.


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