Mamaroneck Avenue School Goes Online Only After Coronavirus Cases

Written By: Robert Cox

The following message was sent just a little while ago to Mamaroneck Ave. School parents. No other schools are impacted.

Dear Mamaroneck Ave. School Parents,

Due to a number of newly-confirmed positive COVID-19 cases within the Mamaroneck Ave. School community and out of an abundance of caution, I am writing to let you know that MAS will be closed for two weeks for in-person learning beginning tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 16 through Wednesday, Oct. 28. We have been in close communication and collaboration with the Westchester County Department of Health, and they agree with my recommendation to transition to full remote learning for this two-week time period. The DOH will reach out to anyone who potentially was exposed and advise on the need to quarantine.

Our facilities team will complete a deep cleaning and disinfection of the classrooms, hallways and all other instructional spaces this afternoon and evening. The DOH has indicated that it will be safe for our teachers and staff to be in the building tomorrow to engage in the shift to online learning.

In just a while, you will hear from both MAS Principal Dr. Neill Alleva as well as your child’s classroom teacher, who will provide specific details of your child’s remote learning daily class schedule during this two-week time period, including tomorrow’s schedule.

As you are aware, we fully expected that this transition might be possible at some point and have been preparing accordingly for the past several months. Our goal is to minimize disruption to teaching and learning, while working to contain the spread of the virus.

With Regards,

Dr. Robert I. Shaps

Superintendent of Schools