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UPK UPDATE: March 3, 2021

Informational Update for MECSD Universal Pre-K Families

March 3, 2021

Dear Universal Pre-K Families,

This is an informational update for Maine-Endwell Central School District Universal Pre-K families at all sites including: Maine Memorial AM UPK, Maine Memorial PM UPK, Future Faces UPK, Endwell Preschool UPK, & Northminster UPK. 

First, I would like to thank you all for your support and flexibility as we work through this year of challenges. The students are thriving, in person at all of our UPK sites, and have been doing a great job on the virtual learning choice boards on remote days. It is essential to keep working on those important skills as we prepare for Kindergarten. 

Next, I would like to inform you all that, New York State has indicated that they will not be withholding the portion of UPK funds that was originally withheld from our 20-21 school year allocation. With that news we also report that the return of all EK – 5th students, on February 16th    to Homer Brink and Maine Memorial has been a great success. This leads us to wonderful news for our UPK programs. 

March 15th  - The UPK programs will be returning to 4 days a week of in person attendance starting on March 15th .  All UPK students will attend M – Th daily from March 15th  – April 1st

April 12th - After Spring break the UPK programs will then follow the plan to expand to in person instruction attendance 5 days per week starting April 12th – through the rest of the school year. All of these attendance dates are dependent on acceptable COVID numbers in our area and in alignment with the MECSD plan for the elementary buildings. The attendance of students will continue to be in correlation to the safety guidelines per MECSD and the Broome County Health Department. This is great news and will lead us to best supporting our UPK students to be ready for Kindergarten next fall.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions at 607-786-8244.

Sincerely,

Molly Goosman

UPK Director & Assistant Principal of Homer Brink Elementary School

Maine-Endwell Central School District

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