• Posted March 13, 2020 • 2:05 PM

    Dear Highland Central School District Community:

    As per the order of the Ulster County Executive, Patrick Ryan, all school districts within Ulster County, which includes the Highland Central School District, will be CLOSED to students and non-essential staff starting Saturday, March 14, 2020 – Friday, March 27, 2020. Please note that all sports are suspended during this period as well. The district will be arranging delivery of school lunches to those interested families beginning on Tuesday, March 17th. Further information will be sent out on Monday, March 16th regarding the distribution of food.

    While there are currently NO confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Highland Central School District, we are taking proactive steps to ensure we are prepared to respond to the evolving situation.

    In line with the County Executive’s orders, we will be canceling the events listed below. At a future date, the building administration will reach out to parents regarding the possible rescheduling of these events.



    March 18, 2020

    ES Bardavon/Band trip

    March 24, 2020

    HS trip to New Paltz Recycling center

    March 27, 2020

    HS trip to FDR home and library, Hyde Park

    March 30, 2020

    MS trip to Dia Beacon Museum

    April 2,3,4, 2020

    HS Musical, Bye Bye Birdie

    April 15, 2020

    MS trip to Broadway play “La Gringa”

    April 17, 2020

    ES Bowling trip, Wappingers Falls

    HS Junior/Senior Prom, Anthony’s Pier 9

    April 20, 2020

    ES Children’s Museum trip

    April 22, 2020

    ES Planetarium trip, SUNY New Paltz

    April 24-28, 2020

    HS trip to Disney World

    April 27, 2020

    ES Children’s Museum trip

    April 29, 2020

    ES Planetarium trip, SUNY New Paltz

    April 29 & 30, 2020

    MS trip to Sam’s Point, Minnewaska

    May 1-2, 2020

    HS Band/Choir trip to Broadway, NYC

    May 4, 2020

    ES Children’s Museum trip

    We have made the decision to cancel these events out of an abundance of caution. We understand that our students and families look forward to these events and will be disappointed by this announcement; however, as a preventative measure, our district medical director has recommended “social distancing” between our students and the community at indoor school events. 

    We will continue to monitor this situation and will share updates as we receive them. We appreciate everyone’s patience and cooperation as we manage this challenging situation. Please be assured, we are following all guidance from state and county health officials and are placing health and safety at the forefront of all decisions.

    Additional resources can be found at https://ulstercountyny.gov/coronavirus




    Thomas M. Bongiovi

    Superintendent of Schools

Last Modified on March 19, 2020