Public schools in Ulster County will release students approximately 15 minutes early on Thursday, November 5, 2020. Students will be sent home early on this day as part of an annual drill that tests the evacuation procedures of each district’s Emergency Management/Disaster Preparedness Plan. The Commissioner of Education has mandated that this drill be conducted annually in all New York State public schools.
Local Ulster County schools ask that parents make appropriate arrangements for the early arrival of their children on the afternoon of November 5.
Each participating district may provide parents with district-specific information regarding the evacuation drill's impact on bussing and after school activities.
All Ulster County public schools are participating in the drill, including the following: Ellenville, Highland, Kingston, New Paltz, Onteora, Rondout Valley, Saugerties, Wallkill, and Ulster BOCES student programs.