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  • Special BOE Business Meeting June 30th

    A Special BOE Business Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 30th at 10:30 via ZOOM. To join the meeting READ MORE

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  • Budget Vote and Election

    To see the results of the Budget Vote and Election for the Greenwood Lake School District and Greenwood Lake Public Library READ MORE

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  • United We Stand Against Racism

    Attached you will find a joint statement from the Superintendents of Orange County. Together, we stand united against racist behavior. I hope you take a moment to read it. This is the first time I can think of that the Superintendents have been able to universally agree to a common statement and honestly, I couldn’t think of a better time or issue for us to do so. Before you read that, though, please allow me a minute to express some personal sentiments. READ MORE

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  • Remote Learning Survey Results of Special BOE Meeting

    A Special Board of Education Meeting was held on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 presenting results of a survey from parents and teachers regarding remote learning READ MORE

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  • May 1st Update on School Closure from Supt. of Schools

    Today, Governor Cuomo announced that all NY schools will be closed through the end of the academic school year, meaning June. Just like many of you I'm sure, my head knows this was the right decision, but my heart is aching. Our staff, our students, our families - we are all missing out on so much. I do take some solace in the fact that we live in a time where technology can keep us connected and give us the ability to be socially connected despite being physically apart. As a District, we are now faced with planning remote instruction for the remainder of the school year. This weekend, I will be sending out surveys to hear how remote learning is going for your children and we will be using that feedback to READ MORE

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  • Community Update of April 15

    Since my last letter regarding remote instruction, it has become more and more apparent that schools will be closed much longer than anticipated. The Governor now has us closed through April 29th, but it is my guess that the closure will be extended again. Anticipating that, READ MORE

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  • Community Update of April 8th

    Community Update of April 8th READ MORE

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  • Community Update -- Monday, April 6th

    Hello and Happy Monday! I hope that this letter finds you and your family healthy and happy. As the weather warms up, the fresh air and sunshine will certainly lift spirits! Today starts week two of our remote instruction. All teachers are preparing work and activities in Google Classroom, including Specials teachers. Please remember to have your children check it often and keep up with their work.READ MORE

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  • School Closure and Regents Exams

    The Governor just announced that schools will be closed until April 29th. The Board of Regents (the governing board of education for the entire state of New York) announced that there will be no Regents exams this year. Unfortunately, this is all we know at this point. The Board of Regents is expected to release guidance on that decision tomorrow. READ MORE

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  • Community Update 4-2-2020

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  • Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Site

    To view the link for access to the Social Emotional Learning Site, READ MORE

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  • March 27 Community Letter from Supt. Hadden

    Although it’s only the second full week of our district’s extended closure, it certainly feels as though schools have been closed for much longer. While none of us could have predicted even a few weeks ago that we would launch this dramatic new transition in education, I could not be more proud of the way our educators have come together to ready themselves to teach your children from their own homes. In addition, I could not be more grateful to all of you for your faith in our educators, and all of the hardworking staff at GWL. This will not be perfect. Nothing can ever replace a talented teacher in a classroom. Every student should have already received a device on loan from the school or be using a device from home.READ MORE

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  • Gov. Cuomo Extendes School Closure

    By Executive Order No 202.11 Governor Cuomo has extended the closure of all New York State schools through April 14th. Unless extended again, schools will reopen on April 15th. READ MORE...

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  • A Message from the GWL Board of Education

    Dear Laker Community: As we face this unprecedented time in history, it has been uplifting to see and hear all the stories of support that are flowing within our beloved community. We would like everyone to know that we are all here as one community and are dedicated to keeping our children and staff members as safe as possible. We fully understand the emotional toll that this situation places on everyone, especially our children READ MORE...

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  • Online Resources & Review Activities

    Here is the link to the online resources and review activities developed by our teachers. They worked very hard to make sure the activities were meaningful and engaging. We encourage everyone to give them a try! If your child gets stuck or you're unsure what to do, please email your child's teacher. They will get back to you in a jiffy! READ MORE

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  • March 15 Coronavirus Informational Letter to Parents

    It is often said that in times of crisis you find out people's true colors. Over the past week, I have found that Greenwood Lake's Faculty, Staff, Board of Education, Administrators, and Community are all made up of a wonderfully, amazingly beautiful RAINBOW of colors. The outreach and offers to help have been tremendous! There are several important details that will be addressed in this letter, so please read through carefully. READ MORE

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  • SCHOOL CLOSED MONDAY, MARCH 16 THROUGH TUESDAY, APRIL 14

    Together, we are facing an unprecedented health crisis in our community. For weeks, we have been following the explicit guidance of the Centers for Disease Control, New York Department of Health, the Orange County Department of Health, and the New York State Department of Education by implementing preventative and responsive strategies to help slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). READ MORE

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  • School Closing: Friday March 13th and Monday, March 16th

    This afternoon, the District was informed that Orange County Health Department has reported the first two confirmed positive cases of COVID-19. As of this date, there are no known positive cases within the Greenwood Lake School. In an excess of caution and to take prudent preventative measures to help mitigate against the risks to the community, the Greenwood Lake School District has decided to close on Friday, March 13th for thorough cleaning and for the District to continue working on its emergency plan so it is prepared in the event of a case that is tied to the school district. All non-essential employees will not be required to work. Custodial employees shall be required to come in to work. In addition, the District will be closed for students on Monday, March 16th, but will be open on that day for staff member attendance for the purposes of planning of at-home activities in case they are needed. Student transportation to the high schools, private schools, and out of district programs will CONTINUE on these two days READ MORE.

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  • All County Band & Chorus Results Are In!

    Congratulations to Shiwoo Lee for earning a spot in the Orange County Jr. High Band. He also earned 1st chair for his instrument - the clarinet. This is a HUGE accomplishment!!! Shiwoo competed against 50 other clarinet candidates from all over Orange County. Congratulations to Lena Jodry and Ava Schwab READ MORE

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  • Advice from NYSDOH & NYSED Regarding Coronovirus

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