Niskayuna high and middle schoolers are learning from home Friday after the district announced on its website that it needed to go remote due to staffing levels.
Elementary schools will still be in-person, the district said.
“(Friday) is an A Day at all three schools,” the district website stated. “Teaching will be conducted live. Students will need to join class Meets following the regular daily schedule. Meet links will be posted in teachers’ Google Classrooms. In addition to classes, all middle and high school students must attend homeroom Meets on Friday.”
The district did not elaborate in the email why there was a staffing shortage.
There are some exceptions to remote learning Friday, according to the district’s website. High schoolers in skills classes or transition programs will atend in person. The skills and BOCES classrooms are in person as well. It is unclear if the BOCES classroom at Van Antwerp was open Friday, with the school announcing it would email families directly Thursday afternoon.
Transportation was provided for students to and from the BOCES career and technical education programs, the district said.
Lunch will be made available for students to pick up between 11 a.m. and noon, according to the website. People picking up food need to go to door number 43, using the Nott Street entrance. At the Nott Street entrance people will make a left at the stop sign and then look for the door.