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New Paltz school district delays restart of in-person learning

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NEW PALTZ, N.Y. — The New Paltz school district has pushed back the resumption of in-person instruction by at least a week while it deals with new requirements from the state Education Department about teaching students with disabilities.

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According to a letter sent to parents Thursday and posted on the district’s website Friday, revised language by the state mandates that individuals who teach or co-teach students with disabilities must be on site when the students are there. Before that language was released, the district agreed to allow teachers with high-risk circumstances may teach remotely.

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Marist College Extends Campus Pause Due To Coronavirus Again

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POUGHKEEPSIE, NY — Marist College extended its precautionary campus pause because additional cases of the new coronavirus have been identified.

In a posted letter to the community, school officials said that all classes will remain remote through Friday.

The college mobilized a comprehensive response to recently found infections, and through the stepped-up testing identified 27 positive cases, most of which can be attributed to an off-campus event, according to the letter posted on the website.

Officials said the Office of Student Conduct is investigating the nature of the event and any violations of policy associate with it.

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In NJ and NY suburbs, private schools see enrollment rise as families seek in-person learning

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Tuition at the Academy for Holy Angels in Demarest costs nearly $20,000 annually. Even so, the school has received a wave of inquiries recently — and a number of new students enrolled for the new school year — as public school parents search for an in-person experience for their children this fall.

“I think people weren’t pleased with what is going on in their towns and they didn’t want to wait to see what would happen,” said Jean Miller, Academy of Holy Angels principal. “Families are looking for alternatives. We literally keep the kids engaged for the entire school day.”

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It’s been the topic of conversation for the last few weeks here in the Hudson Valley. Remote learning is top of mind as school is back in session.

School districts around the Valley have made some decisions as to how their school year will begin with COVID-19 concerns still lingering. Districts back to school plan vary from in-person learning in the classroom, remote learning from home and a hybrid of the 2.

If your child is remote learning one organization is offering a unique opportunity.

Stony Kill Foundation in Fishkill is offering a space for remote learning.

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