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  • PTSA Hosts Candidates Forum

    On Tuesday, May 11th at 7 pm via Zoom, the PTSA will host a Candidates Forum for the nominees who are running for the open seats on the Board of Education. To join the forum, READ MORE…

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  • May 11th: Public Hearing -- Proposed Budget

    A Public Hearing will be held via Zoom to present the GWLUFSD proposed budget for the 2021-2022 school year. To join the Public Hearing, READ MORE:

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  • BOARD OF EDUCATION NOMINEES -- CANDIDATE BIOS

    There are five candidates running for three seats on the Greenwood Lake Board of Education. The candidates, in ballot order are: Thomas (TJ) O’Brien; Patricia (Patty) Kaminski; Yu Kwon Lee; Michael Emsworth; and Jonathan (Jon) Thurber. The vote takes place on Tuesday, May 18th in the elementary school gymnasium from 11 am – 9 pm. To learn about the candidates and why they have chosen to run for a seat on the GWL Board of Education, READ MORE

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  • Community Letter of 4.22.21B

    Thursday, April 22, 2021 Dear Greenwood Lake Community, This afternoon, the District learned that a second Greenwood Lake Elementary School in-person student tested positive for CoVid-19 based on a diagnostic test. Each individual identified as a close contact has been notified. Each positive case serves as an important reminder that we can help stop the spread by following the guidance of the state and local health departments. The most important things you can do:

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  • Community Letter of 4.22.21A

    This morning, the District learned that a Greenwood Lake Elementary School in-person student tested positive for CoVid-19 based on a diagnostic test. Each individual identified as a close contact has been notified. Each positive case serves as an important reminder that we can help stop the spread by following the guidance of the state and local health departments. The most important things you can do:

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  • Special Board of Education Meeting -- April 22, 2021

    A Special Board of Education Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 9:30 am via ZOOM. To join the meeting, read more:

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  • Community Letter of April 19, 2021

    This afternoon, the District learned that two Greenwood Lake Elementary School in-person students tested positive for CoVid-19 based on a diagnostic test. Each individual identified as a close contact has been notified. Each positive case serves as an important reminder that we can help stop the spread by following the guidance of the state and local health departments. The most important things you can do:

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  • Community Letter of April 18, 2021

    This afternoon, the District learned that a Greenwood Lake Elementary School in-person student tested positive for CoVid-19 based on a diagnostic test. Each individual identified as a close contact has been notified. Each positive case serves as an important reminder that we can help stop the spread by following the guidance of the state and local health departments. READ MORE

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  • Community Letter of April 13, 2021

    This afternoon, the District learned that a Greenwood Lake Middle School in-person student tested positive for CoVid-19 based on a diagnostic test. Each individual that we know will be deemed first contacts by the OC Department of Health has been notified. Each positive case serves as an important reminder that we can help stop the spread by following the guidance of the state and local health departments. The most important things you can do: READ MORE

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  • BOE Business Meeting

    The Board of Education will hold its monthly Business Meeting on Monday, April 19th at 7:00 pm via ZOOM. To join this meeting , READ MORE

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  • Community Letter of April 10, 2021

    On Saturday, April 10th the District learned that a Greenwood Lake Middle School in-person student tested positive for CoVid-19 based on a diagnostic test. Each individual that we know will be deemed first contacts by the OC Department of Health has been notified. There could be additional individuals identified, but we will not know for certain until the Department of Health reviews the case and communicates their decisions to us. Once they do, we would then reach out to the additional individuals/families immediately if necessary. Each positive case serves as an important reminder, READ MORE

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  • Community Letter of April 6, 2021

    This letter is serves as a summary of CoVid positive cases reported to our District over the course of the spring break period. There was a total of five cases: four middle school students and one elementary school student. Based upon the information we’ve received, READ MORE

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  • Covid-19 Stimulus Update GWL

    Enhanced P-EBT Benefits may be distributed as part of the new relief plan – BUT ONLY if they know who is in need. School meals are FREE but school meal applications are still important, they can help you get P-EBT benefits to purchase food for your family if your child qualifies free or reduced price meals. READ MORE

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  • Superintendent Message: A Year In Review - CoVid & State Testing

    Exactly one year ago today, I wrote to advise you we’d be closed for two days to be able to clean and work on our emergency plan on what to do if we were to have a CoVid-19 case in our school. Little did I, or any of us, know, that we would not reopen our doors to students again that school year. The early days of the pandemic were very long, very scary, and everyone was trying to cope with what was happening in their household, across the community, and around the world. Every single GWLUFSD employee did the best they could in those days, weeks, and months that followed. READ MORE

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  • Community Letter 3-9-21

    On March 9th, based on a diagnostic test, a member of the 12-month District staff tested positive for COVID-19. There are no first contacts in District associated with this case. Each positive case serves as an important reminder that we can help stop the spread by following the guidance of the state and local health departments. The most important things you can do: READ MORE

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  • Community Letter 2 -28-21

    Late yesterday evening, the District learned that a member of the 12-month District staff tested positive for COVID-19 based on diagnostic tests. First contacts of this individual have already been notified. Each positive case serves as an important reminder that we can help stop the spread by following the guidance of the state and local health departments. The most important things you can do: • Make sure your child is wearing a mask. • Make sure your child washes hands frequently. • Keep your child home if they are sick. • Call your primary care provider if you or your child has symptoms.

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  • COVID-19 Request for Release

    If you have been subject to mandatory quarantine or isolation by the Orange County Department of Health, as a result of Covid-19, you can use this site to request a release that you can provide to your school or employer to show your eligibility to return to school or work.

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  • A Letter from the Superintendent 1-26-21

    Today, the District learned that a GWL Elementary School in-person student tested positive for COVID-19 based on diagnostic tests. Due to the timeline of the test, the individual is not deemed to be an exposure threat to any in-District individuals. Each positive case serves as an important reminder that we can help stop the spread by following the guidance of the state and local health departments. The most important things you can do: READ MORE

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  • A Letter from the Superintendent 1-25-21

    Today, the District learned that a student from our middle school tested positive for COVID-19 based on a diagnostic test. Department of Health protocols call for contact tracing for the 48-hour period prior to the test or symptom onset. Contact tracing has been conducted and individuals identified as first contacts (needing to quarantine) have already been notified. The CoVid positive individual is currently isolating, and due to federal health privacy laws, further information about their identity cannot be released. Each positive case serves as an important reminder that we can help stop the spread by following the guidance of the state and local health departments. The most important things you can do: READ MORE

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  • Important Update

    Today we were notified of a CoVid positive teacher at our Middle School. Due to the number of individuals this teacher came in contact with, we are still creating our list of first contacts. Once contact tracing is complete, I will send out an email to every affected student’s parents this afternoon notifying them of the need to quarantine. That said, the number of CURRENT CoVid positive individuals at our middle school has now reached six, with a highly likely seventh person. Due to the highly concentrated number of positive cases in a short amount of time, I have made the decision to close our middle school building to students for all of next week. Students will be able to return to in-person instruction on Monday, February 1st. I did not make this decision lightly...READ MORE

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