The Brewster Central School District continues to protect our students and staff by keeping schools closed.
Digital Distance Learning began in earnest on March 25th. This new format cannot replicate what takes place between an educator and students who share the same physical space, both in terms of quality and quantity of interaction. However, teachers are prepared to provide developmentally-appropriate and engaging learning experiences for our students.
Please refer often to the District Communications section of this page for the most recent updates.
The Center for Disease Control has issued a Global COVID-19 Pandemic Notice. Ongoing transmission of respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is widespread.
The CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel.
Older adults and people of any age with serious chronic medical conditions are at increased risk for severe disease.
There may be limited access to adequate medical care in affected areas.
Avoid contact with sick people and wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
As this is a fluid situation, please refer often to the CDC's website for updates.
Even if you are young, or otherwise healthy, you are at risk and your activities can increase the risk for others. It is critical that you do your part to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
According to the CDC, a significant portion of individuals with coronavirus lack sympoms (asymptomatic) and that even those who eventually deveop symptons can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms. This means that the virus can spread between people interacting in close proximity. In light of this new evidence, the CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (i.e. grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community based transmission.
It is critical to emphasize that maintaining 6-feet social distancing remains important to slowing the spread of the virus.
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus cases. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure and include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19, get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistant pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
- School Closed for Remainder of the Academic Year (5/1/20)
- Extension of School Closure until May 15th (4/16/20)
- Grading Letter to Staff & Community (4/16/20)
- Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment Update (4/10/20)
- Workshops and Tech Help for Parents & Students (4/7/20)
- Letter to the Community - Extension of School Closure to April 29, 2020 (4/6/20)
- Digital Distance Learning Update, Phase II (4/2/20)
- Brewster Calendar & District Digital Learning Update (3/30/20)
- Distance Learning Letter (3/24/20)
- Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment Letter (3/23/20)
- Update to Community, March 22, 2020 (3/22/20)
- Schools Closed Through End of March (3/16/20)
- Update to BCSD School Calendar (3/16/20)
- Community Notification: School Closing March 16-20 (3/13/20)
- Early Dismissal/School Closing Letter from the Superintendent (3/12/20)
- COVID-19 Update Letter from the Superintendent (3/9/20)
- Cleaning Protocols (3/6/20)
- Continuation of Instruction Update from the Superintendent (3/3/20)
- Community Letter from the Superintendent (2/27/20)
- Coronavirus Update to Community (2/26/20)
- Coronavirus Letter to Parents/Guardians (2/7/20)