Frequently Asked Questions

Will we have to make up the days? Will it affect spring break or the end of the school year?

There are several calendar items that could be impacted by school closings. The timing and duration of any closing will influence the adjustments necessary to spring and summer plans. We are awaiting guidance from the State and will continue to communicate information as it becomes available. Since the timeline for the closure may change, the final outcome may not be known for some time. Please know all of us are committed to a common-sense approach for staff that will always be in the best interest of students as we face the impact of this pandemic as a school community.

Will graduation still be happening at Dover High School on June 3?

This is a fluid situation. Currently, Capital is closed to outside events. It is impossible to confirm when, or even what graduation will look like until later in the Spring.

Will work be sent home while school is closed?

The Capital District Teachers and Staff have created an extensive repository of meaningful at-home learning activities. The first set of at-home learning activities is being mailed to every student's home this week. During the closure, we believe it is important to keep children on some type of schedule so we have included a sample home learning schedule for you with the learning activities. A list of community resources is also included to support families during the pandemic will also be included.

Will the district continue to supply meals to students? If so, how?

The district is beginning food distribution for children using our existing bus routes starting on Wednesday, 3/18/2020. We intend to continue until schools reopen. Lunch and the next morning breakfast will be available for anyone under 18 years of age. Children must be present to receive the meals.

For more information including routes and times, please visit: http://bit.ly/csdmealdelivery

Is there a chance that we could be out for longer than two weeks?

There’s always that possibility, but our hope is that this mandatory shutdown will help slow the spread of the disease and allow us to get back to business as soon as possible.

What will happen with regard to the 3rd Marking Period? Will it be adjusted?

We will make adjustments in the same manner as we have done in the past when snow days had a similar effect on the 3rd Marking Period.

What is the impact on testing schedules?

The federal government released some guidance to the state on Saturday. The State will need to determine how it will proceed. This may not happen until more certainty exists. We will communicate out to staff & families when we know more.

Have there been any students, staff, volunteers, etc. in our district who may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus?

We are not aware of anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the district.

How can I help?

At this point, Capital continues to operate on a fluid basis so that we are planning for potential longer-term closures while providing as much support as we can to our students and families. For now, things you can do.
a. Follow the WHO Standard Precautions
b. Stay home when possible.

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