COVID-19 FAQ

Please be advised that this situation is fluid and ever-evolving. We are making decisions with the information we have at this time.  This information will be updated frequently. Please continue to check back for the most current information. 

 

What does the upcoming schedule look like?

  • On March 27, Governor Cuomo announced that all school districts in New York state will remain closed an additional two weeks, until at least April 15, to help protect the public against the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Are events canceled?

Yes. All events from Monday, March 16 – Wednesday, April 15 are canceled. 

Are athletics practices and games canceled?

All practices are canceled beginning Monday, March 16 through Wednesday, April 15. Additionally, Section 2 has postponed all league and non-league games and scrimmages until April 19. 

Are there any confirmed cases in the Troy City School District?

There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Troy City School District at this time.

 

Is the District providing meals for students?

Yes. We will continue to provide breakfast and lunch for any student who needs it. Breakfast and lunch will be served at Troy High School from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon daily, starting Wednesday, March 18. Any student may come and pick up a “grab-and-go” bag during these times.

Beginning Monday, March 30, we will be changing the way we transport students to pick up their meals. We ask that riders please call the day before and request a ride.  Please be advised, you may experience longer than usual wait times as we fine-tune this procedure.

  • To schedule a ride to and from Troy High School, please call the following number the night before: 518-266-9330.

The Boys and Girls Club is also offering meals between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the following locations: Griswold Heights, Corliss Park, Arnold E. Fallon, Martin Luther King, Margaret W. Phalon, Catherine Sweeny and John P. Taylor.

 

Where can I go for childcare?

The Capital District YMCA has extended care to cover “essential” workers. The school-age childcare offers new locations, a daily rate, and financial assistance! Online registration can be found at: www.CDYMCA.org/EmergencyChildcare. 

Other Child Care Resources from Brightside UpIf you are a parent or caregiver who needs child care, please complete this parent need for child care survey. Based on the information you provide about your job, employer, number of children, and financial need, OCFS may be able to help you find the child program you need. It may be a challenge to find child care due to COVID-19 related program closures, however, the staff at OCFS are trying their best to support families to find the high-quality child care that they need. Link to the Parent Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3HSNNYJ

 

What will happen with New York State Assessments?

On March 20, the New York State Education Department announced the suspension of all 2020 elementary- and intermediate-level State assessments for the remainder of this school year. This includes:

  • New York State Grades 3-8 English Language Arts Test;
  • New York State Grades 3-8 Mathematics Test;
  • New York State Grade 4 Elementary-Level Science Test;
  • New York State Grade 8 Intermediate-Level Science Test;
  • New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) in Grades K-12; and
  • New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA) for students with severe cognitive disabilities in Grades 3-8 and high school.

 

Does the District have a plan for at-home learning while classes are canceled?

Teachers have used the March 16 Professional Development day to work in grade-level teams and departments to prepare resources for students, both digitally and in hard copies. Teachers have been advised to be available for questions from students and parents. Please consult with your teacher on the best way to communicate. Click here to access our Digital Learning Resources by grade level and subject. 

 

Will the Board of Education continue to meet?

The Board of Education will hold its March 18 meeting as scheduled.