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  • March 19, 2020 Update Click Here

    March 19, 2020 Spanish Click Here

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  • Please click here for the March 18, 2020 Covid-19 Update.


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  • Please click here to view the Westchester County Child Care Food Distribution Plan

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  • 3/17/20 Covid-19 Updates.  Click here.

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  • North Salem Schools COVID-19, Coronavirus Update No. 7 March 16, 2020

    School Closure Information

    This morning Westchester County Executive, George Latimer, conducted a conference call with Superintendents and announced that he is issuing a local emergency declaration for five days beginning Wednesday, March 18th.  This is a renewable declaration and he expects to be renewing it several times.  This now means the North Salem Schools are closed up to and including March 31st at minimum.  

    When Will We Reopen?

    The decision to reopen public schools in Westchester County will be determined by the county executive.  We are planning for the likelihood of being closed beyond March 31st. 

    180 Day Waiver

    The Governor reiterated that he will grant waivers for the required days and hours IF school districts use all available vacation and snow days first.  This is the reason why in North Salem we rescheduled all available vacation days in the calendar including spring break and Friday of Memorial Day weekend.  Unused snow days and the change of the PQ parent/teacher conference day to a student day accounts for March 23-25 at PQ. At the MSHS, we have an additional snow day, which brings us to March 23-26 as no school days.

    Student Engagement with Learning

    Beginning March 23rd, learning resources will be available on the school webpages as we transition to online learning.  The purpose of these materials is to reinforce skills previously taught as a means of staying connected to learning.  Should we remain closed for an extended period of time beyond March 31st, we will update you on additional online learning resources.  

    Career Fair

    The Career Fair scheduled for March 27th at the MSHS is canceled.

    Food Pantry

    We have arranged for “Feeding Westchester” to bring their mobile pantry to North Salem on Wednesday, March 18th and 25th from 9:00 - 11:00 am in the MSHS parking lot.  There will be a farmer’s market-type set-up with free food distribution for those in need.  The pantry will offer frozen food, dry pantry items, canned foods, etc…  Please bring bags if you have them, otherwise, they will be provided for you.  Anyone who needs food is welcome. 

    State and National Testing

    Directives, recommendations, announcements regarding 3-8 State Testing, Regents, AP exams, and SATs/ACTs are being issued frequently, sometimes multiple times a day. We will keep you posted as information regarding testing is made available to us.

    Technology Access 

    Families who are still in need of a district device and/or Internet access should complete the technology survey found on the MSHS and PQ website under Announcements.  ONLY complete the survey if you need a device and/or Internet access.  We will let you know the date and time we will be issuing equipment in a later update.

    If you are in need of WIFI, some companies are offering free service to eligible families.  Parents should contact your cable or cell phone provider for information regarding free WIFI services. 

    CSE Meetings

    All CSE meetings are canceled for the next two weeks.  Maria Bruen will be in contact with parents in the near future regarding rescheduling these meetings.


    Section One announced on March 16th (today) that all scrimmages and games will be postponed until March 30th where the Section One Executive Committee will re-evaluate the Spring Season.
    As of today, all practices, scrimmages and games in the North Salem Schools are suspended until further notice. Captain's practices are not permitted.

    Board of Education Meeting

    The Board of Education Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Match 18th is canceled.  The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 25th.  The items on this week's agenda will be moved to the agenda on the 25th.  Time and location will be sent out in one of our next updates.

    Next Update Tomorrow

    Ken Freeston

    March 16 COVID-19 Spanish

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  • Dear NS Families,

    Please complete the attached survey for family technology needs.

    Complete la encuesta adjunta para las necesidades de tecnología para la familia.

    Thank you,

    Technology Survey Link Click Here

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  • Covid-19 Resources

    To assist our Families with guidance regarding Covid-19 here are a few useful links that we will update as information is provided to us by the Department of Health and other agencies.

    As with SARS, MRSA and H1N1 outbreaks, all decisions regarding public health will be made by the Department of Health, guided by the CDC.

    The clear advice from health officials is a firm recommendation that if you feel sick, stay home.

    The links below are recommended for the latest updates.


    NY Department of Health

    Hand washing link from Nurse Driscoll  

    BrainPop Video for Student

    Area School Districts
    As Dr. Freeston mentioned in his communication where the potential impacts of this outbreak on our schools and programs was discussed, school field trips, large group gatherings and the delivery of instruction may possibly be impacted in the future.  Those decisions will be guided by the Department of Health.

    Our Buildings
    A month ago we aggressively stepped up our cleaning procedures in an attempt to contain the spread of the flu.  These efforts obviously will continue.  We are also grateful for the great work our nurses are doing with children and their families during this challenging time.

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    Building Events

    September 8 - School Opens K-2 Hybrid Schedule and Grades 3-5 All Remote  Full-day learning begins for all K-5 students. 

    September 8  - PQ PTO Meeting 9:00 am REMOTE

    September 10 - PQ Curriculum Night Grade 1 6:30 Welcome from the Principals 6:45 Classroom Meeting  - ALL REMOTE

    September 10 - PQ Curriculum Kindergarten 7:30  Welcome from the Principals 7:45 Classroom Meeting - ALL REMOTE

    September 16 - PQ Curriculum Night Grade 3 6:30 Welcome from the Principals 6:45 Classroom Meeting  - ALL REMOTE

    September 16 - PQ Curriculum Night Grade 2 7:30 Welcome from the Principals 7:45 Classroom Meeting - ALL REMOTE

    September 21 - Grades 3-5 begin Hybrid Model at PQ

    September 24 - PQ Curriculum Night Grade 5 6:30 Welcome from the Principals 6:45 Classroom Meeting  - ALL REMOTE

    September 24 - PQ Curriculum Night Grade 4 7:30 Welcome from the Principals 7:45 Classroom Meeting - ALL REMOTE

    September 24 - Grade 4/5 Band Meeting 7pm ALL REMOTE

    September 28 - Schools Closed Religious Observance 


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