From the Superintendent's Desk

Dear C-R Community,
 
Over the past several weeks, we've watched the Coronavirus grow from a regional concern to a global pandemic affecting six continents. The virus’s spread has disrupted nearly everything about our everyday lives and presented especially unique challenges to our school community. 
 
Here at Cobleskill-Richmondville, we've responded to this global pandemic with aggressive, proactive steps to both protect the health of our community and continue serving our students and families.  Those steps include:
 
- To promote social distancing, we have dramatically restricted access to our campuses during this extended closing, including having nearly our entire staff work from home. 
- We are providing our more than 1,700 students with a wide array of self-directed and parent-assisted instructional resources. 
- We've offered Grab-and-Go breakfasts and lunches to all students in order to help prevent food scarcity at a time when many stores are struggling to maintain adequate stocks of basic food provisions.
 
Our district continues to consult closely with our county's health department, our state departments of health and education, and state and federal government leaders.  We are striving to learn as much as we can about the COVID-19 virus and how we can play a role in slowing the spread of this virus in our community, our state, and our nation.
 
I want to extend thanks to everyone on our C-R team for their prompt and professional response to this national "call to action."  Our administrators and principals, our teachers and support staff, and our custodial, nursing, and transportation teams, all have shown dedication to this work and concern for the well-being of our students and their families.
 
We will continue to provide you with information and updates on our district's response to this pandemic.  Our goal is to share information that is timely, accurate, and relevant.
 
In closing, I want to thank our entire school community for the flexibility and support they've demonstrated.  I am so honored to both lead and support this district's work.

Sincerely,

Carl J. Mummenthey
Superintendent of Schools