Hastings-on-Hudson School District COVID-19 Update Monday April 6, 2020

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Dear Hastings Families,
Today, Governor Cuomo extended the closing of schools until April 29. In addition, the Board of Regents canceled the June Regents Examinations. Additional guidance will be provided this week. 
Warm regards,
Valerie Henning-Piedmonte, Ed.D. 
Superintendent of Schools

Dear Hastings Families,
There are significant concerns that have been raised about Zoom by the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA). NYSSBA has indicated that the FBI is warning that Zoom meetings can be hacked. They noted that through this "Zoombombing" there have been incidents of pornographic images taking over the screen, profanity, threatening language and, in one case, a display of swastika tattoos. Hackers have targeted class discussions. Until further notice, we are suspending the use of Zoom. 
Members of our faculty will be using Google Hangouts Meet exclusively for video conferencing. Google Hangouts Meet, which is part of the G-Suite that we utilize, complies with New York State privacy policies outlined in Ed Law 2-d.
Melissa Szymanski
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction


Dear Hastings Community,
Please find the Hastings-on-Hudson UFSD Continuous Learning Guide by clicking here.
This document was created with the purpose of ensuring transparency and creating a shared understanding of expectations related to continuous learning.
If you have any problems viewing the document, please email communications@hohschools.org.
Hastings-on-Hudson UFSD