COVID-19 Updates for MACS
Please note the following information during our extended school closure (Updated 5/1/20):
Mexico Academy and Central School District is closed for students until the end of the 2019-2020 school year.
By executive order, the governor of New York has directed all schools statewide to remain closed through the end of the school year.
During the period of school closure, there will be NO activities of any kind on campus by ANY individual, group or organization. This includes access to the pool, gyms, fitness center and all other indoor spaces.
Mexico Central Schools has a dedicated phone number (315-963-8400, ext 5400 or 5401) to leave a message for any questions you might have during the extended time away. With most district staff working off-site during the duration of the closure the best way to contact them would be through their district email account or by leaving a message on this dedicated number. Messages will be forwarded to the appropriate district personnel. Thank you for your patience and understanding as responses could be delayed.
Food services: We are continuing to provide FREE “grab and go” breakfast and lunch for all Mexico CSD students (ages 1-18 & up to age 21 for classified students). In order to limit exposure to COVID-19 and make it more convenient for families:
- Student meals for the entire week will be available for pick-up from 9:30 a.m. until noon on Mondays only at each of our current three locations: Mexico High School, Palermo Elementary School and New Haven Elementary School.
- In order to accommodate new participants, Mexico High School will continue to be open from 9:30 a.m. until noon, Monday through Fridays for pick up. New participants will be provided breakfast and lunches through the end of the week and placed on the Monday weekly schedule.
If you are unable to get to any of our three sites during these hours or have questions, please call our Food Service Department at 315-963-3351 or 315-963-8400 x 5071 and we will make arrangements. Meals will continue to be provided throughout the closure – there will be no disruption for meals.
Learning: We are very proud of the work that has been done to provide ongoing learning experiences for our students. We will continue to provide high quality learning experiences for our students to the best of our ability. This week our teachers will be working together to create our next phase of Continuity of Learning, which will begin to include virtual learning for our P-12 students. Our teachers and administrators have done an excellent job of getting this work started while managing the impact of this situation on their own families. They have carefully considered how to start this the right way and provide materials and experiences that are meaningful. Your kids should be tuning in and taking part. Thank you for continuing to help your child engage with their teacher(s). Are you having difficulty with technology or are you in need of a student device or internet access? Please contact 315-963-5815 so we can assess how best to support you.
The following links are designed to provide resources that address the needs of students who receive related services.
Testing: Regents examinations along with 3-8 ELA, Math and Science testing has been canceled for this year. We have received word from the College Board on arrangements that are being made to provide remote testing opportunities for AP Exams. Here is a link to all of the information: AP Updates for Schools Impacted by Coronavirus.
WiFi Information: Internet issues at home? We offer a WiFi connection in the parking lot near the High School football stadium that is available for free.
Mexico CSD information will continue to come directly to you on the district mobile app (download for FREE in your app store), website and through our Blackboard System. Blackboard sends updates to the Parent/Guardian contact that is currently on file with the district. This includes emails, texts messages and phone calls. If you have not been receiving any of these updates, please contact us for help. Please note that limited information will be posted on the district’s social media sites in regard to this issue. This is to ensure that all messages reaching our school community are accurate and that all information comes directly from the school district.
Finally, it can’t be said enough times, we hope you and your family stay healthy and we are here for you. Please do your part in “flattening the curve” by staying home and away from others, and practicing social distance when in contact with others. We will get through this together and that’s what makes our community special.
Thank you again for your understanding and support.