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First of all, as of this writing, all of High Meadow’s school-day and after-school activities are proceeding as planned.

At the same time, as part of our ongoing response to COVID-19, High Meadow administrators and teachers are developing arrangements for remote education, should High Meadow need to cancel in-person classes.

In making decisions about closure, we will follow recommendations from the Ulster County Department of Health, with whom we are in close touch.

Should we need to close our campus, we will notify you using our emergency text and email systems, as in the case of a weather-related delay or closing. The main phone number at High Meadow (845-687-4855) will remain active in event of a closing.

We are working to create plans for online learning. As a first step, please respond to this survey so we can determine student access to technology by this Thursday, March 12, at 3pm.

Teachers will then review the responses to determine a plan that will work for their classes. You can expect an update directly from your classroom teacher(s) over the weekend.

Your sources for the most up to date information should be official emails from High Meadow or your classroom teacher(s). If you have concerns that you are not receiving text alerts from High Meadow, please contact the main office. Please also make sure your email settings allow messages from contact@highmeadowschool.orgnurse@highmeadowschool.org, and your classroom teacher’s email.

Should you voluntarily elect to keep your student(s) home from school, please communicate this directly to AnneMarie Taylor in the main office, and be assured High Meadow will work with you to maintain your child(ren)’s academic progress.

This is also a good time to review your own contact information and emergency contacts in the HMS Portal.

Again, please respond to our online learning accessibility survey by Thursday at 3pm.

Thank you for your trust and support as we navigate this emerging situation.