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Screenshot of Virtual Band Project. The ACS Virtual Band Project
Watch, listen, and be amazed by our band's Virtual Concert! 
Letter from the Superintendent - Returning to School
Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s), Faculty and Staff:
I am heartened to note that last week marked the first official “reopening” within New York State under the governor’s Phase 1 rules. Even though schools are in the last phase, Phase 4, we cannot get to that phase without the other three phases happening first and we are now (finally) making progress in that regard. Another reason I find this news encouraging is that as things are reopened, families will start to have some “out of the house” opportunities as they are desperately needed. I have included several specific Afton updates below.  Read More
 
 

 
Remote Learning for Students

Please take a few minutes to complete the MS/HS Survey on Blended Learning. This will provide the district with valuable feedback regarding instruction and support during this difficult time.

childs finger pressing computer keyboard
The "Students" tab above now has additional resources for remote learning. This page will continue to be updated as teachers expand resources.  If your child is utilizing a school device and connecting to the Internet via cellular data (a hot spot), data charges may apply. Please contact your carrier to confirm your data plan. 
 
Image of Valedictorian and salutatorian. 2020 VALEDICTORIAN AND SALUTATORIAN
Congratulations to our Valedictorian and Salutatorian for the Class of 2020!  Your accomplishments are an inspiration to us all. 
Regents Examination and Graduation Requirements Questions Related to COVID-19 Closure
This Regents and Graduation Requirements Cheat Sheet and FAQ Dcoument will help guide you through the new graduation requirements due to the cancellation of Regents Exams.  School counselors and teachers will be addressing the individual situations with parents and students within two weeks. 
 
Pre-K Registration

Pre-K applications have been mailed to families with eligible PK students in the Afton Central School district. If you have a child that is residing in the district who turns 4 on or before December 1, 2020 and you have not received an application, please either print one and return to the Elementary Office (via e-mail to Mr. Graves at [email protected], or fax to 607-639-8257, or mail to Afton Central School, PO Box 5, Afton, NY 13730) or contact Mr. Graves at 607-639-8234 or by e-mail. Applications and pertinent documents are due by Friday, May 29.

Pre-K Letter to Families 
Pre-K Application 

 
Kristy Garlitz holding a bag of groceries from the food pantry Food Pantry
The Afton School Food Pantry is here to serve our community in this uncertain time.  
Meals on the Go!
Our school takes pride in providing free breakfast and lunch for our students on a daily basis.  We understand the importance of student nutrition and our food service team has created a plan to continue this service during our mandated school closure.

Meals on the Go! 

 
Afton Central School District Annual Meeting will be June 9, 2020 per Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 202.26

The Annual Meeting is for the purpose of voting on the school budget, a capital project proposition, school bus proposition and school board member election.  The vote may not be held in person.  Absentee ballots will be used for voting.  The reason for voting by absentee ballot is temporary illness.  The potential for contraction of the COVID-19 virus shall be deemed temporary illness.  

The school will be attempting to send to qualified voters of the District an absentee ballot together with a postage-paid return envelope and instructions for completing the same.  If for some reason you do not receive a ballot in the mail by May 27 and would like to vote, please contact the Clerk. Additional absentee ballots may be requested by any other qualified voter by contacting the District Clerk by email at [email protected] or by calling 607-639-8229. These requests must be made by Friday, May 29, for the absentee ballot to be mailed to you.

If you are a qualified voter of the District:
(1) a citizen of the United States of America, (2) eighteen years of age or older, and (3) a resident within the School District for a period of thirty (30) days preceding the annual vote and election and you choose to vote, absentee ballots should be returned in the self-addressed stamped envelope that will be provided to you.  In order to be counted, all absentee voters’ ballots must be received in the Afton Central School Office of the District Clerk by 5:00 p.m. on the day of the vote, June 9, 2020.

The Budget Hearing will be held remotely on Monday, June 1, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.  No in-person participation is permitted.  The Budget Hearing will be streamed live on the Afton Central School District Website at www.aftoncsd.org.

NOTICE OF THE PUBLIC HEARING, ANNUAL MEETING, BUDGET VOTE, AND ELECTION AFTON CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT TOWN OF AFTON, COUNTIES OF CHENANGO AND BROOME, NEW YORK

 
Board of Education Meetings

NO PUBLIC VISITORS WILL BE PERMITTED TO ATTEND THE JUNE 1, 2020 BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING PER THE FOLLOWING

 Any Afton Central School Board meeting held during the COVID-19 emergency will be held in accordance with the rules stated in the Executive Order issued by Governor Andrew Cuomo numbered 202.1 found here: https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/EO_202_1.pdf
 
COVID 19 Updates:
Employee Rights Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Covid 19 letter to SPED families

Please complete the following survey regarding COVID-19 ASAP.  This is the same survey that was sent home with students.  Thank you.
 
Calendar
2019/2020 Instructional Calendar Adjustments
added student attendance days on April 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 13, 2020 per the Governor’s Executive Order #202         
added staff development days on March 16 & 17, 2020
Dignity Doorway - DASA
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Lead Testing Results
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