General Info FAQ

General Information

What's Happening?
Due to a rise in illness in our region as a result of the COVID-19 virus, the Whitney Point Central School District is closed to all students.

Why Did the District Close?
The district closed at the direction of the Broome County Executive. As the safety of our students and staff is our top priority, we are obligated to comply with the order to activate a school closure.

When Will the District Re-Open?
As of March 14, all schools are scheduled to be closed until April 14. As this is a continually changing situation, we cannot guarantee that schools will re-open at that time. Our goal is to re-open schools as quickly as possible while prioritizing student health and safety. We will continue to follow the guidance of NYSED and the Broome County Department of Health.

Will the District Continue to Teach Students?
Our goal is to continue educating students during this closure. Please see information specific to your child's school above.
What is the District's Plan for Meal Distribution?
Beginning Monday, March 23, the District is distributing meals on Mondays (3 days worth of meals) and Thursdays (2 days worth of meals) at the High School. This is a "grab-and-go," meaning meals will not be served, and must be taken to go. Please note that there are several locations for meal distribution throughout Broome County. If another location is more convenient, you can pick up meals there instead of at WPHS. See complete food service distribution schedule for March 23-27 issued by Broome County Executive Jason Garnar. 

How Do I Contact My Child's School?
Please utilize the email addressed above to contact your child's school.  To contact administrative staff, please utilize the email addresses here.

How Can I Learn More About COVID-19?
We've compiled several resources, including ideas for how to talk to your child about COVID-10, here

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Please see important information regarding the Families First Coronavirus Act (FFCRA), which provides for paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.  Click here.

Child Care Information

If you or your family are in need of child care, there are two websites that may be of assistance:

Contact Us with Your Questions

Please click here to send a question or comment regarding the school closure and district's response to COVID-19. 
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