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COVID-19 ("Coronavirus") Update
August 7, 2020
Click Here to view the Stamford Central School Reopening Plan for 2020-2021.
August 4, 2020
Please Click Here to see the attached August 4, 2020 Parent Letter COVID-19 Planning for School Reopening.  This letter will also be mailed home to parents. 
July 30, 2020

Please Click Here to see the Parent Letter dated July 30, 2020 related to school reopening planning.  


Stamford Parent School Reopening Survey:  The purpose of this survey is to receive parent input on the reopening of school. The survey will be open until Friday July 24th.


 Monday July 20th and Tuesday July 21st at 6:00 p.m. there will be a question and answer Parent Forum for the Reopening of School.  The same presentation will be repeated both nights.  Governor’s Orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic limit the number of people that can be in attendance to 50 each night. Due to limited seating it is requested that one person per family attend which will allow more parents to participate.  The Forum will also be livestreamed on the district website.  If needed, additional opportunities will be provided.  The event will be in the gymnasium. A mask must be worn and social distancing protocols will be followed. Please call 652-7301 to reserve a spot.
 July 19, 2020 

This parent letter shares the following information: 1) Parent Question & Answer Forum for school reopening, 2) NYSED reopening guidance summary and document, 3) NYS DOH in-person instruction  guidance, 4) NYS Public High School Athletics Association Guidance, and 5) NYS 2020-2021 Immunization Requirements for School Entrance/Attendance.

Please see the link (attachment) providing detailed information.

Click Here for the Parent Letter NYSED DOH Guidance and Plan
Monday, July 13, 2020
The Board of Regents (BOR) and the New York State Education Department (NYSED) just posted a School Reopening Framework.  A link to the FRAMEWORK is attached here. Detailed School Reopening Guidance will be sent out by the BOR/NYSED on Wednesday July 17th. Parent/community/teacher/staff input will be sought to assist in reopening planning - more information will be coming out soon. Click Here for more detailed information.

A lot of uncertainty remains related to school districts opening this fall and what that will look like. School districts in NYS are waiting to receive information from the Board of Regents and the New York State Department of Education on a “Re-opening Framework and Guidance for Schools”. We expect the guidance to be released the week of July 13th. Please keep in mind, the Governor will make the final decision on opening schools. Our number one priority is to have our school open in a comprehensive manner where teaching and learning can occur safely.  Once we receive the guidance we will be sharing that information with parents and the wider school community.

Click Here for June 13, 2020 Parent-Community Letter with updates related to COVID-19 and school operations.
Click Here for the May 20, 2020 Parent COVID-19 Update 

Dear Parents of the Stamford Central School Class of 2020,

Please be assured that Stamford Central School is developing a variety of plans to hold the Class of 2020 commencement ceremony in light of school building closure.

Our commitment is to honor our seniors in this important milestone by maintaining the traditional ceremony, but adhere to Governor Cuomo’s executive orders regarding social distancing measures.

We await, as you do, clarification from the Governor regarding the extent to which New York will ‘reopen’ and what that means for our graduation ceremony when he issues a statement on May 15.

In the interim, please do not hesitate to contact the Senior Class advisor, Mrs. Patricia ‘Tish’ Voorhees with any questions or concerns you may have.  You may email her at [email protected].

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Click Here for May 4, 2020 COVID-19 Parent Update
Effective May 1, 2020 Governor Cuomo has ordered that all school buildings in N.Y.S. remain closed for the rest of the year due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Students will continue their remote learning education with the S.C.S. staff until further notice.

The Governor has extended Executive Order 202.11 related to the closure of schools statewide which “shall remain closed through May 15, 2020, at which time the continued closure shall be re-evaluated”. 

Click Here for the "We Miss You!" video from the staff to the students. 
Click Here for the April 7, 2020 Parent COVID-19 School Closure Update Letter
Click Here  for the New York State of Health Letter
Click Here for March 30, 2020 Parent Letter - District Update During COVID-19 Outbreak

 March 24, 2020

Stamford Central School is working to put systems in place which will assist in learning continuity efforts and communication during the COVID-19 outbreak.   

We need a: 

  • parent email address, and we also need to know 

  • if you have internet access at home 

*Before we begin with the directions to share your email address and internet access capabilities, we want you to know that this message has been posted on our webpage to allow you to read the transcript of this call. 

Please listen to the following brief directions which will assist us in these efforts: 

  1. Please create an email from whatever system that you may use (Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, etc.) 

  1. Use the following email address to send us an email. 

  1. Write in the email if you have internet access at home and anything else related to internet access you think may be helpful – examples: 

  • We have high-speed internet.  

  • Our internet is slow

  • We have no internet access at home

This message has been added to the District website and will also be posted on Facebook which will allow you to see the message again before you respond.  

This information is needed to help us continue to meet your child’s educational needs.  Thank you. 

Due to the weather changing on Monday, March 23, 2020, Stamford Central School will be putting together the food delivery today, March 22, 2020. Buses plan to leave the school between 3:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Please remember social distancing when bags are being delivered.
      With changes being made by Governor Cuomo today (March 20, 2020), Stamford Central School has to make changes to the food delivery schedule.
      Starting Monday, March 23, 2020 , Stamford Central School will only be making food deliveries on Mondays and Thursdays.The Monday delivery will have food for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The Thursday delivery will have food for Thursday and Friday. The buses will leave school at 12:00 p.m. for delivery.

Thank you for your understanding as changes need to be made.

(Children Health and Medical Programs at Stamford) as of March 20, 2020

With the every changing situations that we are facing, C.H.A.M.P.S., your School-Based Health Center will be closed until further notice.  If you need any prescriptions refills or you have a question, please call 1-844-ALL-SBHC (255-7242) to speak to a School-Based employee during normal business hours.  If it is after hours and you need assistance, please call 1-800-BASSETT (227-7388).  If you think that you or a family member has COVID-19 and would like to be tested, please call the Bassett Healthcare COVID-19 triage line at 607-547-5555.

Take care and be safe!
Patty Brewster

Click Here for Stamford CSD COVID-19 Closure Information Update: March 19, 2020
Click Here for Stamford COVID-19 First Responder Healthcare Survey Questions (March18, 2020)
With the closure of schools due to the outbreak of COVID-19, we are interested in receiving information from parents who may be a professional healthcare provider or first responder.  Please see the link provided for further information.
Click Here for the Bassett School Based Health Clinic Access During Extended School Closing as of March 16, 2020
Click Here for the Delaware County Public Health Order for Extended School Closing as of March 16, 2020
Click Here for the Parent Meal Delivery Notification During Extended School Closing as of March 16, 2020
Stamford Central School will hold regularly scheduled classes on Monday, March 16, 2020. Teachers will be giving out classwork and explaining ways for students to use their IPads and Laptops to complete classwork during the weeks ahead. School will close at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, March 16, 2020 to everyone except employees. At this time, students will return to school on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. C.R.O.P. is cancelled until further notice.
Click Here for updated information as of March 14, 2020 from the DELAWARE COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE
Click Here EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY as of March 13, 2020
Click Link for updated information as of March 11, 2020 
Delaware County Public Health has declared a state emergency in response to COVID-19.  The Order suspends school functions in Delaware County, including Stamford CSD, no later than Wednesday March 18th.  When planning an extended closing, there needs to be time for students to gather lessons and resources, etc.  The SPECIFIC date of our school closing has not been determined yet but you will be notified as soon as possible, since the emergency declaration came out this evening at 8:00 p.m.
It is highly recommended that parents begin to plan for child care needs with this extended closing.  Contingency plans are being developed for students needing nutritional services.  I appreciate your patience during this unprecedented health concern.
Click Here for updated information as of March 14, 2020 from the DELAWARE COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE
Stamford Central School Safety Plan

The Stamford Central School District Safety Plan 2020-2021 is available for public comment.

See link at

Public comment will be available at 5:00 p.m. on August 13th prior to the Board of Education at 6:00 p.m.  

Important Information From The Health Office

News from the Health Office

For the 2020-2021 school year:

  • All incoming 6th graders must have a Tdap and a second Varicella Vaccine. 
  • One dose of meningococcal vaccine is required for students who will be in 7th grade. If your child had the first dose before 7th grade, then another dose is not required until 12th grade.
  • Two doses will be required before 12th grade. Most students entering 12th grade got their first dose when they were younger and are now due for their second dose, or booster. This booster is needed because protection from the vaccine decreases over time.
    • A small number of teens who received two doses before their 16th birthday may need a third dose on or after their 16th birthday in order to enter 12th grade.
    • The only teens who will not need a second dose before 12th grade is those who got their first dose on or after their 16th birthday.

It's best to check with your doctor to see whether or not your child needs the vaccine. Students who are not up-to-date will not be allowed to attend school until they are vaccinated.

Student Entrance Requirements


State education laws require students to provide proof of vaccination before enrolling in the school district. Additional information about required immunizations is available from the New York State Department of Health.

As of June 2019, families may no longer receive a religious exemption for vaccinations, and will be required to provide proof of vaccination to enroll students in school. 

 Physical Examinations

Proof of a physical examination is also required for all new students enrolling in the district for the first time, along with children entering prekindergarten, kindergarten, and grades 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11. Parents/guardians will also be asked to provide a Health History Form for incoming students. 

Other Screenings

Vision and hearing screenings are required within 6 months of admission to school, as well as in prekindergarten, kindergarten, and grades 1, 3, 5, 7 and 11. Scoliosis screenings will be required for girls in grades 5 and 7, and boys in grade 9.


If your child takes medication regularly or even periodically — whether it is over-the-counter (such as Tylenol, allergy medicine, etc.) or prescription (such as an inhaler or antibiotics) — the school must have permission to administer the medication. The nurse's office cannot give out any medication that is not specified and provided, and the school nurse does not keep medication on hand. 

 If your child needs to take medication in school, please provide: 

A note from the doctor's office

A note from the parent/guardian

The medication in the original bottle

All medication must be brought to school by a parent. DO NOT send medication in with your child. All medication must be given through the health office. Children are not allowed to carry and take their own medication. This keeps everyone safe.

In response to the changing nature of COVID-19, only  PARENTS/GUARDIANS
or those with OFFICIAL SCHOOL BUSINESS  will be admitted during the instructional day. 
8:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m. 
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation 
Stamford Central School District
1 River Street, Stamford, NY 12167
Phone: 607-652-7301  |   Fax: 607-652-3446
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