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Coronavirus Information (COVID-19)

Bethpage Schools will continue to update this page with the latest communication and resources as it becomes available.

 

Letters from the Superintendent of Schools:

 

Distance Learning Virtual Office Hours - Starting on April 13, 2020:

To provide additional support for our students during the school closure, each school has established a set schedule of times for students to check-in with a faculty member for assistance with their academic needs.  Students may ask questions and seek help for material they may have difficulty understanding.  The schedule for each building is below:

 

Continuity of Instruction Plan

The goal of this plan is to provide guidance and support to faculty, students, and families as we work together during this time of extended school closure.

Bethpage Schools: Continuity of Education Plan

 

Distance Learning Resources and Support:

Bethpage Schools has created short tutorial videos on many of the different technology tools that we provide to our staff and students.  They can be accessed at the link below.

 

Advanced Placement & SAT Examinations:

The College Board has made information available concerning Advanced Placement and SAT Examinations.

 

New York State Regents Examinations & Graduation Requirements:

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has assembled a presentation concerning Regents Examinations and Graduation Requirements as a result of the COVID-19 related school closures.  Please refer to the link below.

Regents Exam and Grad Requirements: Questions Related to COVID-19 Closures

 

Dual Enrollment:

For any Bethpage High School students that may be enrolled in college credit bearing courses through another institution, please refer to the link below for guidelines set forth by each respective school.

College Credits through Partner Institutions

 

Child Care Availability:

Bethpage School District, in partnership with Nassau County and SCOPE, is able to offer childcare for the children of first responders and healthcare professionals at no charge as they serve our community. The partnership has made a number of locations available throughout Nassau County. Although we fully understand and support the need for social distancing, the Governor has ordered these programs so the healthcare system can confront this crisis at full strength.

Registration for children ages 5-18 can be found online at www.scopeonline.us. Preference will be given to children of first responders and healthcare professionals. After you have registered online, SCOPE will send a confirmation notice of registration by e-mail. For immediate concerns and assistance, please call the SCOPE Educational Services at 631-360-0800. 

For children under the age of 5 in Nassau County, there are currently 182 licensed and registered childcare programs open and available. Any essential workers needing this level of childcare in Nassau County can call 516-727-0331 to be connected with a referral specialist who will identify available child care programs that meet each parent's needs.

 

Child Nutrition & Meal Availability:

Our Nutrition and Meal Availability is ongoing. Aramark Dining Services Food Services Director Nick Colasurdo is willing to deliver to the students in the Bethpage School District that are unable to pick up at Bethpage High School. Pick up remains between the hours of 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM at the Stewart Avenue entrance of Bethpage High School. The deliver service will be held between the hours of 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. To participate in the delivery service, please fill out the form available at the link below. For households with multiple children, please fill out a form for each child. All meals will be compliant to the New York State Child Nutrition Program. Social distancing rules will apply. Food will be delivered at the front door unless otherwise noted. The program will continue until further notice.

 

Internet Access For Households Lacking Connectivity:

Altice (formerly Cablevision) is offering a free internet product for households currently without Internet access. If your household is eligible and interested in enrolling, parents are asked to call 866-200-9522.  Through the prompts, select New Customer / New Service / New Internet.

When households call, please indicate that you are calling about "free Internet service".  Households will be asked to vouch that they have a K-12 or college student residing in the household and do not currently have Internet access.  There is no installation fee or out of pocket costs for 60 days (as of March 18, 2020).  If the address of the household has an outstanding balance from another account, there is a chance that your request may be denied unless the balance can be paid.  

Please note that Bethpage Schools is not endorsing Internet access from Altice or any specific provider and not involved in procurement process.  This is an agreement and offer that is strictly between the Altice and the household.

 

Health and Wellness Resources:

Bethpage Schools Counseling Center has created a website with many COVID-19 resources for parents and students.  It can be accessed at the link below.

 

Virtual College Exploration:

For students in the Bethpage High School Class of 2021 who may typically be starting their college visits at this time of year, Strive Scan is hosting a "Virtual College" Exploration Week from Monday, April 20, 2020 through Thursday, April 23, 2020.  For more information, please refer to the links below:

 

 

Last Updated: May 28, 2020; 4:00 PM

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