Medina schools cancel field trips, will limit events to no more than 50 in attendance

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 13 March 2020 at 5:18 pm

MEDINA – Medina Central School is canceling field trips and overnight trips until further notice, Superintendent of Schools Mark Kruzynski said in a letter to the community.

The district plans to remain open, but urges parents to consider childcare options if the school district is forced to shut down for an extended period of time, he said.

Here is the superintendent’s letter, which was posted on the district’s Facebook page at about 4:30 p.m.

Dear Parent and Community Member:

We are aware of concerns of the COVID-19 virus. At this time, Monroe County has one confirmed case, and Orleans and Niagara County have no confirmed cases. The Medina Central School District is closely monitoring this fluid situation and is following guidance from the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), and Orleans County Health Department, and the New York State Education Department. As of the time I am writing this, 4:00 pm, Friday, March 13, the Department of Health is NOT recommending closure of the schools.

Based on conversations with various area health officials, the Medina Central School District will be implementing the following changes, effective immediately:

• All field trips and overnight trips have been cancelled until further notice.

• No events, other than food service, will take place with more than 50 people in attendance.

Given the continual changing nature of this situation, we ask that you consider your childcare options in the event that school does close for an extended period of time. Please send an email to me at if your emergency contact information has changed, with the correct information. We will utilize the district website, email, phone calls, and social media to communicate updates.

In the event of an extended closure, we have preparations in place for distribution of food and instructional resources.

The Medina Central School District will continue to share information as it becomes available. We thank you for your patience, support, and understanding during this unprecedented situation.


Mark Kruzynski

Superintendent of Schools

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