Superintendent’s Letter – Learning Continues Through the Spring Break

April  3, 2020

Dear OESJ CSD Families and Staff,

As many are aware, Governor Cuomo,  on Mach 27,  2020, issued  an executive order  which kept schools closed until April 15. Unless the school closure is extended , we will return to school on Wednesday April 15. Throughout this time, all school districts are required to provide continuity of instruction  every weekday,  including days in the previously scheduled  spring  break (April 10-17).

In addition , the governor also issued an executive order on March 30, 2020 delaying school budget votes and board of education elections until AT LEAST June 1, 2020 and is subject to further directives as to the timing, location or maimer of  voting for such elections.  This  will also  effect the school district’s  regular  budget timelines and  notifications.   The various directions and executive orders continue to raise questions and concerns and  hopefully they  will provide some sort  of roadmap on how we all proceed.

We recognize that this is a stressful and challenging situation and that you are managing many personal and professional responsibilities. Remember that these are truly unprecedented times we are living in.

We are grateful for your continued cooperation and dedication to our student s and your children.

We will continue to monitor  the guidance and directives from various state and  local agencies.

As conditions change, information will be disseminated through our web page and other available means.

Thank you for all your continued patience, understanding and support. We will get through this together.


Dr. Joseph L. Natale
Interim Superintendent