Faced with the unprecedented situation posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Huntington UFSD has implemented a distance learning plan for its 4,500 students during the period schools are closed for regular classes.
Students and parents can access the plan through this direct online link:
A direct link is also posted on the top of the district website at www.hufsd.edu.
The document is organized by building with tabs for each of the eight schools along the bottom of the page. It includes administrator and teacher email addresses as well as the codes needed for students to access Google Classroom and other online platforms.
Once opened, parents can select their child’s school (tabs at the bottom of the sheet), scroll to the individual’s name and utilize the corresponding code(s) when logging into the platform(s) indicated. Questions related to utilizing specific platforms should be directed to teachers at their email addresses listed in the document.
“The current situation has been a hardship for all of us,” Huntington Superintendent James W. Polansky said. “Huntington School District’s incredible staff members continue to do everything possible to take care of our children. Our school district families have been so incredibly gracious and supportive.”
Huntington UFSD has been granted a waiver by the New York State Education Department’s Child Nutrition Management Office to provide meals to be taken off premises during a period of closure. The program began last Thursday. Meals will be distributed at designated schools.
Device pick-up will continue on Monday, March 23.
State and Advanced Placement Testing
The U.S. Department of Education waived federal testing requirements for K-12 schools last Friday. In response, the New York State Education Department suspended all grade 3-8, NYSESLAT and NYSAA testing. There has be no mention of Regents examinations at this point.
The College Board has modified Advanced Placement (AP) exams and the associated testing process for this May. Tests will be shorter (approximately 45 minutes in length) and will be administered online so that students may take them at home. The necessary exam securities have been incorporated into the process. The College Board is also offering online daily AP review sessions. Additional information for AP students will be forthcoming from the district’s Counseling Department.