May 27, 2020,
If you haven't already, please be sure to complete the 2020 Census.
Responses to the census will shape how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding are allocated to local communities. Our Friendship community receives resources based on census population counts that help pay for schools, emergency services, roads, and more. An accurate and complete count helps community leaders and elected officials make informed decisions.
Now, more than ever, it is critical that everyone in our community contributes to help shape the future of Friendship. Please go to 2020census.gov to respond.
For more information on the 2020 census census.gov
May 18, 2020,
The last school day for students will be Friday June 12, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact Friendship Central School.
Thank you for all of your hard work and perseverance during this challenging school year.
May 8, 2020,
Meals continue to be available for pick-up Monday-Friday from 9-11 a.m. at the cafeteria door.
Virtual instruction continues to be delivered to all students.
May 1, 2020,
Governor Andrew Cuomo has made it official: school will remain closed for the rest of the school year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Meals for pick-up will continue to be available Monday-Friday from 9-11 a.m. at the cafeteria door.
Virtual instruction will continue as well.
If you have any questions, please contact the school.
April 23, 2020,
If your child is 4 years old, on or before December 1, 2020 click for more information.
We continue to provide breakfast and lunch for pickup M-F from 9-11 a.m. We have served over 5,000 meals. Please come to the cafeteria entrance for pickup.
Instruction is continuing through distance learning, please contact the school if you have questions.
Thank you Friendship!
April 17, 2020,
The Friendship Central School District Breakfast and Lunch program has served over 4,000 meals during the coronavirus closure. Have you stopped by and picked-up a meal? Meals are served daily M-F from 9-11 a.m. and can be picked-up at the cafeteria door. If you have any questions, please contact the school. Be safe and have a great weekend!
April 15, 2020,
Caregivers, Friendship Central School is utilizing Microsoft Teams to facilitate distance learning. If you would like more information about Microsoft Teams follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqa7N83LLptzOR1objpBPH7wdRm8yZR8A
March 14, 2020,
Report cards for the third quarter were mailed last week. If you have any questions please contact the school.
Based on Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order and guidance from the State Education Department, instruction and meals will continue to be provided daily Monday-Friday until further notice.
April 8, 2020,
Based on Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order we are providing meals Monday-Friday including Friday April 10, so make sure to come to the cafeteria doors between 9-11 a.m. to pick up breakfast and lunch to go.
Also, the Board of Regents has issued guidance on graduation and course requirements. Please follow this link: http://www.nysed.gov/coronavirus to read more on the NYSED Dedicated Corona Virus update page.
April 1, 2020,
Based on Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order and guidance from the State Education Department, instruction and meals will be provided daily Monday-Friday until further notice.
Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (CCRRs) provide services to parents and day care providers in every county of New York State.
If you are looking for child care, the CCRR in your county is a great place to start. They will ask you about the kind of care you are looking for, the ages of your children, the hours of care you need and other specifics such as any special needs your child might have. Based on that information, they will be able to give you a list of providers that most closely meet your needs. Here is a link to the Office and Family Services webpage: https://ocfs.ny.gov/main/childcare/referralagencies.asp
To help your local CCRR please take a moment to complete this brief survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3HSNNYJ
March 30, 2020,
Governor Cuomo announced on Friday March 27, 2020, that he is extending school closures for an additional two weeks, until April 15, 2020. The Executive Order is available here: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/no-20211-continuing-temporary-suspension-and-modification-laws-relating-disaster-emergency.
Although Schools are closed physically, distance learning is continuing. Teachers continue to provide lessons. Please let us know if you need any assistance.
Meals continue to be available Monday-Friday from 9-11 a.m. Breakfast & lunch are provided “to go” in one package for your convenience. Pick-up for meals is at the cafeteria door.
Thanks again to the Friendship Community!
March 25, 2020,
Distance Learning is up and running. Teachers are reaching out to students and delivering lessons through a variety of virtual methods including video conferences (Zoom), MS Teams, email, telephone, etc. Please let us know if you need any assistance.
Meals continue to be delivered from 9-11 a.m. Monday-Friday. Breakfast & lunch are available to go in one package at the cafeteria door.
Thank you again for all of your support!
March 24, 2020,
Meals to go are available Monday - Friday from 9-11 a.m. at the cafeteria door, breakfast and lunch is included for all individuals 18 and under.
We continue to support distance learning and have reached out to all of our community. If you have not heard from us, or if you have any questions, please call the school.
Thank you for your patience, support, and understanding during this challenging time.
March 20, 2020,
Thank you Friendship Central School Community for all of your help and patience when distributing instructional material and resources. If you have not picked-up material yet, please do so by 3 p.m. today.
If you have special circumstances, please call the school.
School meals will continue to be served Monday - Friday and can be picked-up from 9 - 11 a.m.
Again thank you for working together to help provide service for our community!
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March 16, 2020,
Friendship Central School Is Closed Until Further Notice. Essential Personnel Only.
March 15, 2020,
As of 9:45 pm, the Allegany County Department of Health has recommended that the District not bring students into the building this week. A plan is being developed to distribute instructional material to the students. As soon as the plan is ready, instructions will be posted as to how they will be distributed.
March 15, 2020
Dear Friendship Central School Families,
Based on guidance from NYSED, Allegany County Department of Health, and Regional Educational Partners, Friendship Central School is preparing a plan to deliver distance learning/e-learning to minimize the educational disruption due to coronavirus closures.
Later today, a link to a short survey regarding school meals and technology will be available. Your participation in the survey will be very helpful to planning.
Please check the website often as the situation is rapidly changing, and we will provide updates as the circumstances develop.
Thank you for your understanding.
Superintendent Judy May
March 13, 2020
Dear Friendship Central School Families,
Based on the guidance of the Allegany County Health Commissioner, the Friendship Central School District is postponing all field trips and sporting competitions until further notice. The circumstances around this looming public health challenge seem to change rapidly. We will take action according to those circumstances, with the guidance of public health officials, in an effort to assure the safety of everyone who learns, works and visits in our schools. Gatherings within our schools that include only our students and staff, such as assemblies, professional learning, student government meetings, etc. will continue as normal.
Superintendent Judy May
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