Malone Central School District
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Changes in Student Enrollment Type
Hybrid to Remote
If your child has been attending school in person under the hybrid model, and you wish to switch to full remote, please call the main office of your child's school. This switch may be made at any time.
Remote to Hybrid
If your child has been fully remote and you would like to have them switch to the hybrid model and attend school in person two days a week, please fill out this form. Because of the complexity of scheduling students into the hybrid model, this switch may only be made at the start of each marking period, and we ask that you fill in the form by the deadline listed below for each of those quarters.
January 29th - Fill in the form by January 18th.
April 16th - Fill in the form April 6th.
The deadline has passed for students to return for the 2nd quarter. Please fill out the form by January 18th if you would like your child to return to school for the 3rd quarter.
Free Breakfast & Lunch for All Students
Recent federal and state decisions now allow the District to serve seven days of free meals per week to all students ages 18 and under until June 30, 2021. This decision is subject to change at the federal government’s discretion. The District still requires that households complete applications for free and reduced meals as usual and return them as soon as possible. Meals will be provided at no cost.
Even though meals for all students will be free through June 30, 2021, you should still complete a Free/Reduced Breakfast/Lunch Application so that these arrangements are in place for your student when the federal program comes to an end. Please do not wait to do so. That application can be found in the next section down on this webpage. If you have a change in employment status at any point in this school year, please complete a new Application
Meal Delivery During the Full Remote Period, 11/12/20-1/4/21:
Meal kits will be delivered to your home on Tuesdays and Fridays each week. On Tuesday you will receive 3 days worth of meals for each child, and on Fridays you will receive 4 days worth.
Meal Delivery Form:
Parents/Guardians need to complete a Fall 2020 Meal Delivery Form to arrange deliveries. If you have any questions on completing the meal application, please contact Amanda Dishaw at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-483-7800 opt 3.
Bus Transportation for the 2020-2021 School Year
In accordance with the New York State Department of Health and New York State Education Department COVID-19 health guidelines, our transportation system will be adopting new policies for best health practices.
1) Masks (or appropriate/approved face coverings) must be worn to board the bus and remain on for the duration of the bus ride.
2) Students may have ONE approved bus stop ONLY to and from school.
3) Assigned seating will be MANDATORY.
4) The district's walking policy will be enforced. (See the Transportation page for walking maps.)
Capacity on buses will be decreased to keep our students and community healthy. To aid the district in its planning process, the MCSD Transportation Department is requesting that parents complete the following form by August 8, 2020 for EACH STUDENT attending school in the district.
Community WiFi Access
In an effort to help students who may not have internet access at home, the following arrangements have been made to provide spots throughout the community. Please note that these hot spots are set up to automatically connect to school-owned devices; personal devices will not connect to them.
The aim is to provide access while still allowing for social distancing, so you do not need to leave your vehicle to use them. In the case of the fire departments, please be sure that you are not blocking the doors of the fire house.
The parking lot at Malone Middle School
The staff and student lots at Franklin Academy
Bangor Fire Department, best reception will be on east side/Malone side of building
Burke Fire Department, best reception will be east side/Chateaugay side of building
Duane Fire Department, best reception will be west side route 30 side of building
Constable Fire Department, best reception west side of community/post office building behind the fire station
Owls Head Fire Department, best reception north side of building in park area across the street
County Fairgrounds in Malone
A special thanks to those fire departments and Craig LaVigne of Wireless Internet Now for making these access points possible.
Social/Emotional Resources for Students
Request a check-in with a School Counselor/Psychologist:
Citizen Advocates Appointments, 24 hour Crisis Line: 518-483-3261
Citizen Advocates Crisis Recovery Center (open 24/7): 518-481-8160
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255)
COVID-19 Information from the Malone CSD Nurses
Click above to deposit money into your child's school meal account or to view your child's account balance.
Parent Town Hall Meetings
In order to give parents and guardians a chance to ask questions about our district's reopening plan, we held three live streamed meetings on Monday, August 17th, at different times through the day. Superintendent Jerry Griffin started each one with some brief remarks about the plan, and then answered questions that were submitted prior to and during the forums. He attempted to deal with different questions in each of the three, so all three have different content. Use the links below to watch the recordings.
There were many questions about social distancing in classrooms. Please watch this video to see what this will look like in our district.
The Board of Education is committed to providing an educational and working environment that promotes respect, dignity, and equality and that is free from all forms of harassment and hazing. The District will promptly investigate all complaints of hazing and/or harassment, either formal or informal, verbal or written. Complaints should be filed with the School Principal or Title IX Officer, 42 Husky Lane, Malone, NY 12953 Phone 518-483-7800.