Pivot to Full Remote Learning

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Given the recent spread of COVID-19 in Ulster County, to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff, we have decided to pivot all of our programs (Career & Technical Education, Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning in Port Ewen and Anna Devine, HVPA, Phoenix, and Ramapo) to full remote teaching and learning beginning on Wednesday, December 16. The period of full remote teaching and learning will extend through Friday, January 15. At the present time, we plan to return to in-person teaching and learning on Tuesday, January 19. 

To continue to educate and stay connected with our students during this extended closure, we are pivoting to our North Star Virtual Academies at Ulster BOCES instructional model, which is a robust educational delivery system that provides engaging and relevant content, social-emotional support, connectedness, and community for our diverse learners.

Remote Learning Schedules

Our schedules have been updated to reflect the shift to all remote. Please access them here. 

Food Services

We are committed to ensuring students have access to nutritional breakfast and lunch during remote instruction. Free breakfast and lunch is currently available to all students in New York State. If your child needs access to these meals, please contact the following:

Career & Technical Center and Phoenix Academy

Hudson Valley Pathways Academy

Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning at Anna Devine

Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning at Port Ewen and Camp Ramapo

There are also multiple food pantries and community organizations available for those in need. 

Principal Communication

Remote Learning Resources for Families

Here you will find step-by step guides, videos and resources to help you and you child to access and manage digital resources and assignments.  

Online Classroom Toolkit for Educators

Here you will find step-by-step guides, videos, and resources to help you manage your students' engagement and learning in the remote and hybrid environment of 2020-2021. 

Tech Support

Families and staff who are experiencing any issues with their devices can contact our support desk. Please call 845.331.5050 x2415,  or reach a tech via email here.