Virtual Open Houses coming up on September 30


Virtual Open Houses coming up on September 30

September 21, 2020

Warwick Valley schools to provide Virtual Open House videos on September 30

The new school year at Warwick Valley certainly looks different from previous years, and we’ve kicked off with a great first couple of week thanks to everyone’s enthusiasm, patience and most importantly, respect for one another’s well-being.

After the excitement of kicking off a new school year, we always look forward to our next big event — Fall Open Houses. These are wonderful evenings spent meeting and getting reacquainted with parents. This year, however, Open Houses will also be taking on a different look. 

Unfortunately, there will be no in-person Open House events this year. Instead, our teachers will be recording Open House video messages for their classrooms, which will be posted to Google Classroom on September 30. The videos will remain available on Google Classroom for the remainder of the year.

Each teacher’s Open House video will be unique to their class/classroom, and provide insights such as what a typical day includes during these atypical times, goals and expectations for the classroom, updates on what’s been happening the first few weeks of school, and more.

Each video will also include multiple ways to contact your child’s teacher directly for any follow-up questions.

You may also wish to bookmark the district’s Staff Directory page for quick access to teacher phone numbers and emails throughout the year.

While we will miss welcoming all of you parents and guardians into our buildings, this Virtual Open House approach helps us best accommodate people’s busy schedules and limits visitors to our buildings according to our current health and safety guidelines.

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Unfamiliar with Google Classroom?
No problem! A tutorial is posted on how to access Google Classroom for those who may not already know how. You can also refer to our Google and Chromebook Tutorials page for how-to help with all of the Google Suite tools our teachers will be utilizing this year. The library of tutorials was created specifically for our district by our very own IT team.


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