Education/Back to School

Decker named new Indian River superintendent

The Indian River school board has selected the district’s next superintendent.

  Schools are closed, but health centers still available

Sackets Harbor Schools going remote

COVID-19 case sends students home at Colton-Pierrepont

  ‘High-risk’ winter sports sidelined at JCC

Lowville sends some students home to safely bring others back

OFA on remote learning until after Christmas break

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Wiley student tests positive for coronavirus

Lisbon pivots to remote learning until next year

Transportation staffing issues force remote learning at General Brown

Gouverneur cancels in-person learning through Christmas break

Sandy Creek goes to remote learning for rest of year

Evans Mills Primary going fully remote, staff member tests positive for COVID-19

  Outside cases keep some St. Lawrence County schools remote

It was feared COVID-19 would spread in schools, shutting them down. But now, the COVID-19 threat is coming from outside.

Copenhagen schools learning remotely, issues with building’s heating system

All Copenhagen Central School students will be learning remotely Tuesday, December 1st.

Canton Central School District going fully remote

Canton Central School District is switching to fully remote learning at least until Thursday, December 3rd.

Indian River Intermediate School pivots to remote learning; staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Indian River Intermediate School (IRIS) is pivoting to remote learning as a staff member had tested positive for COVID-19.

Gouverneur Schools to stick with remote learning

Watertown student tests positive for COVID-19

Staff member at Watertown High School tests positive for COVID-19

Alexandria Central to return to in-person learning

  A flaw in contact tracing? One Copenhagen parent thinks so

2 schools announce positive COVID-19 cases

Copenhagen middle school students switch to remote learning

With three positive COVID-19 cases at Copenhagen Central School, the district’s middle schoolers will be going to remote learning.

SLU goes to remote learning for rest of week

St. Lawrence University has switched to remote learning for the rest of the week after COVID-19 was found in the wastewater of four dormitories.

Water main break forces remote learning at Canton Central

Canton Central School is going to remote learning for a couple days, but it has nothing to do with COVID-19.

Syracuse & Albany universities going remote as virus surges

The University at Albany has switched to remote learning and Syracuse University will do the same next week.

Massena junior high goes completely online until November 20

Massena’s J. William Leary Junior High School will begin remote learning Tuesday and stay online until November 20.

SUNY system lays out spring semester plan

The SUNY college system has laid out it’s plan for the spring semester and it includes not having a spring break.

2nd COVID-19 case found at Sackets Harbor High School, in person classes expected on Monday

The Sackets Harbor School District confirms a second student has tested positive for COVID-19.

Ogdensburg Free Academy switches to remote learning

Ogdensburg City School District has announced Ogdensburg Free Academy will be switching to fully remote learning effective immediately.

BOCES student tests positive for COVID-19

A student at the Bohlen Technical Center in Watertown has tested positive for COVID-19.

Some Massena elementary students shift to remote learning

In a Facebook post, district Superintendent Pat Brady said a student at Madison Elementary tested positive for the virus.

2 Watertown school staff test positive for COVID-19

Two members of the Watertown City School District staff have tested positive or COVID-19.

Hammond Central switches to all-remote learning for a couple days

Hammond is dismissing in-person classes early Friday after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19.

SUNY schools prepare to test all students for COVID-19 before Thanksgiving break

All SUNY students must test negative for COVID-19 within 10 days before they go home for Thanksgiving.

Clarkson offers COVID-19 tests for all students

Any student taking at least one class on campus -- or working there -- can request a test.

Potsdam elementary school going remote for rest of week

Potsdam’s Lawrence Avenue Elementary School dismissed early Wednesday and will be going fully remote for the rest of the week.

Lowville school district shifts to virtual learning only

All students in the Lowville Academy & Central School District will be taught virtually through November 9.

Harrisville shifts to fully remote learning due to COVID-19

The Harrisville Central School District is switching to remote learning for all students through November 16.

Herman-DeKalb to go to remote learning the next couple days

The Hermon-DeKalb Central School District is going to remote learning- though only for the next two days.

  Gouverneur Central Schools going to fully remote learning after a positive COVID-19 test in the district.

A positive COVID-19 case sends Gouverneur Central Schools to fully remote learning for the next month.

  SLU students speak out about quarantine after COVID found in wastewater

St. Lawrence University has two dorms under quarantine after wastewater testing discovered traces of COVID-19.

SUNY to test students for COVID-19 before Thanksgiving break

The testing is in hopes of preventing community spread of the coronavirus as students fan out across the country.

SLU students quarantined after coronavirus found in wastewater

Students living in two St. Lawrence University dormitories will have to quarantine until their COVID-19 test results come back.

  Highlights & scores: 3 Lewis County schools carry on

And then there were three -- three Lewis County schools left playing fall sports because of COVID-19.

Lowville Academy student tests positive for COVID-19, all students learn remotely Tuesday

Lowville Academy and Central School District will go to remote learning for Tuesday’s classes after a student tested positive for COVID-19.

Gouverneur schools move to remote learning through Wednesday

Officials said one COVID case within the community had indirect contact with a district employee and a second one was in direct contact with an worker.

Beaver River moves to remote learning due to COVID-19 cluster

The Beaver River Central School District will move to fully remote learning for 2 weeks due to the cluster of positive COVID-19 cases in the district.

About 40 Watertown students and staff quarantine after possible COVID exposure

According to district Superintendent Patti LaBarr, the staff and students may have had contact with an employee who tested positive for COVID-19.

JCC student tests positive for COVID-19

College officials say the student is registered for on-campus classes and was tested as part of JCC’s surveillance testing plan.

  About 100 Beaver River students in quarantine after 2 positive COVID test results

Approximately 100 students in the Beaver River Central School District are in quarantine for 2 weeks. District Superintendent Todd Green said a student and staff member tested positive for COVID-19 over the last 2 days.

Madrid-Waddington switches to full remote learning after 2 positive COVID-19 cases

School officials say one elementary and one high school student are infected, so both schools will be closed Thursday and Friday.

Norwood-Norfolk extends fully remote learning after second student tests positive for COVID-19

The Norwood-Norfolk Central School District has extended its fully remote learning through Friday after another student tested positive for COVID-19.

Watertown school district worker tests positive for COVID-19

A Watertown City School District employee has tested positive for COVID-19.

Norwood-Norfolk switches to fully remote learning after student tests positive for coronavirus

The Norwood-Norfolk Central School District will move to fully remote learning Tuesday and Wednesday.

Edwards-Knox reports student has coronavirus

Edwards-Knox Central School District reports one of its students has tested positive for COVID-19.

Remote Watertown student tests positive for COVID-19

District officials say the student has been learning remotely and has not been in any district buildings.

2 downstate colleges go remote due to COVID-19

Iona College in Westchester County said it was moving classes online for two weeks starting Monday after identifying 58 cases.

Be careful, Clarkson officials say after last week’s COVID-19 cases

The school now has 78 people in some form of isolation or quarantine.

Over 100 schools shut down for at least 1 day due to COVID-19

That tally excludes additional school closures in New York City, which reports data separately.

Edwards-Knox extends remote learning until October 26

The Edwards-Knox Central School District announced Thursday that fully remote learning is extended until October 26.

Binghamton University suspends in-person teaching

The college reported 89 positive tests in the current two-week reporting period.

  Zoom failure: Harrisville High students head back to classroom 4 days a week

High school students learning in person at Harrisville Central School will be going back to school four days a week starting October 19.

No December commencement at JCC

In a virtual meeting, JCC President Dr. Ty Stone said there won’t be a December commencement ceremony because of COVID-19.

Coronavirus cases send classes online at SUNY Cortland

Students at SUNY Cortland will be switching to remote learning for two weeks because of rising coronavirus cases.

3rd staff member at Edwards-Knox tests positive for COVID-19

The third case was announced in a letter to the school community from Superintendent Erin Woods on the district’s website.

Edwards-Knox goes to all-remote learning due to COVID-19 case

The school dismissed early Wednesday and officials say they will move to a fully remote learning model until October 14.

Schedule set for Lewis County soccer

The Frontier League soccer schedule has been released for the four Lewis County schools that will be playing in the fall.

Indian River staff member tests positive for COVID-19

In a letter to the community, school officials say the person didn’t have symptoms and they believe the individual was exposed outside of school.

Massena to offer in-person learning for students in grades 3 through 8 next Tuesday

The Massena Central School District will bring back students in grades 3 through 8 for in-person learning next Tuesday.

Beaver River School employee tests positive for COVID-19

A worker for the Beaver River Central School District has tested positive for COVID-19.

  How does JCC keep up with COVID tests for on-campus students

All SUNY schools are requiring on-campus students to take a COVID-19 test every 2 weeks. But how does that work at Jefferson Community College, where 400 students commute to school?

  Black River students give stumps high marks

If you happen to drive by Black River Elementary School, don’t be stumped when you see something on the grass.

Clarkson enters stage 3 of reopening campus

Clarkson University has moved to stage 3 of reopening its campus in Potsdam.

  Lowville gets busy with start of fall sports season

Monday was the first day practice for high school sports teams that decided to play in the fall.

Watertown student tests positive for COVID-19

The positive result was announced in a news release from Superintendent Patti LaBarr around noon on Monday.

  Massena’s elementary schools to open Tuesday, decision on other grades expected soon

Massena students in pre-K through third grade will start in-person classes this week and a decision on other grades could be made within days.

SUNY Oswego suspends in-person classes for 2 weeks

SUNY Oswego is hitting the pause button on in-person learning.

  Potsdam High School suspends in-person classes after 2 COVID-19 cases are confirmed

There are now two COVID-19 cases at Potsdam schools and the high school will now suspend in-person classes for at least two weeks.

Carthage student tests positive for COVID-19

The Carthage Central School District says 1 student has tested positive for COVID-19.