From the Superintendent's Desk

Waterford-Halfmoon UFSD

January 22, 2021

Hello to all,

As a district, we continue to work through all the challenges that the worldwide pandemic has thrown at us.  We are finishing up the week of January 19th through January 22nd which was a fully remote learning week. This fully virtual learning week was needed since a good portion of our kitchen staff was placed on precautionary quarantine by the Saratoga County Department of Health.  The challenge of providing both in-person meals for the high school and then virtual meals to the community for the elementary school children who were already on full remote learning was simply too much to do with a short staff.  As we look to Monday, January 25th we are confident that we can move back to in-person and hybrid learning for all our students that have elected to learn with this model.  

As a district, we reviewed the number of meals served to our students during our week of fully remote learning.  We feel the numbers could be better and we want to be able to reach a larger population with food delivery in the future.  We are currently looking at alternate ways to deliver breakfast and lunches to our families.  We hope that we will not need to move to a fully virtual learning model again this year but if we do, we will institute a program that allows for easier access for meals to our families. 

As always, thank you for your patience during these challenging times.

Patrick Pomerville
Superintendent of Schools