All HFCSD Students Remote on 11/12 Due to Staff Shortage

Dear Tiger Community,

This year, our number one goal is to have one hundred percent of our students learning in-person one hundred percent of the time. But unfortunately, due to a large number of transportation staff currently under quarantine, at this time, we simply do not have the capacity to continue in-person instruction safely. We have explored several options to supplement our drivers, but there simply aren’t enough.

On Friday, November 12th, all schools will be remote. We plan to be open Monday for in-person learning. Should we have to extend Remote Learning further, we’ll alert you by 2 pm Sunday 

UPK and Kindergarten teachers will get in touch with their students via the Remind or Class Dojo app. Teachers will have instructions on any learning goals for the day. 

Students in grades 1-12 should log on to their Chromebooks and check into their Google Classrooms for instructions from their teachers. If that last sentence just sounded like a foreign language, don’t worry! We’ve got tutorials on our website for anyone that might need a helping hand with technology! Additionally, our technology help desk is available by phone at (518) 681-4357 to help answer any questions.

Additionally for the District, buses to Prospect, Sanford Street, Washington Street, Meyers Center, SAEC, and SUNY will still run. CTE and SUNY buses will leave and return to the high school at their regularly scheduled times.  

We will continue to serve food Friday for any student that needs it. You can pick up breakfast from the Middle or High School between 7:45 am and 8:45 am. You can pick up breakfast at any of the elementary schools between 8:45 and 9:45. Lunch is available at each building between 11:00 am and 12:30 pm.

Outdoor internet access is available for any district-issued Chromebook device in the parking lot on the east side of the Middle School and in the main parking lot of the Kindergarten Center.


Dan Ward, Superintendent