Remote Learning Technology Support
Looking for an affordable, supportive alternative to at-home learning, where essential health and safety guidelines are practiced? We are excited to announce that on Monday, September 14, 2020, the YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County will be bringing its "Y Academy" program to Lenape! New Paltz K-6 students will now have the opportunity to conduct their virtual learning with the support of YMCA staff! Get more information about the YMCA program here: Click here to view the flyer (en español)
Additionally, Ulster County has just announced that the Project Resilience Child Care Initiative will expand financial assistance for child care to include families who earn between 200% and 300% above the poverty line. Those who qualify through this initiative will have half of their child care costs covered over the next six weeks.
To apply for assistance, parents should reach out to the Ulster County Recovery Service Center or Family of Woodstock.
For additional information about the Project Resilience Child Care Initiative and to find out if you qualify for assistance please call the Ulster County Recovery Service Center at (845) 443-8888 or visit https://covid19.
Message from the Food Services Department
Meal distribution will begin on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Breakfast and lunch are available for delivery. Students who qualify for either free or reduced-price meals will receive both meals free of charge. The cost for all other students is $5.00 per day for elementary students and $5.50 per day for secondary students. This charge covers both meals and their delivery. Any funds from 2019-2020 remaining on meal accounts will be available for use. The MySchoolBucks website (which has a small transaction fee) can be used to replenish student accounts, or money can be sent directly to the New Paltz School District Food Services Department.
If you would like to receive breakfast and lunch, please complete this form: https://forms.gle/ yhkZ8DcWuFXgsUyA7
We know this has been a very difficult time for many families. If your financial situation has changed, we encourage you to complete a 2020-21 free and reduced-price meal application, found in your new school year packet. Last year's form will be in effect until October 22nd. This form can also be completed at any time during the year if your circumstances change. You can also access the application at https://bit.ly/2QqucFg. Print and mail it to the NPCSD at 196 Main Street, New Paltz, NY 12561.
The New Paltz Central School District exists for the children of the community. The focus of its programs and activities is the commitment to measured excellence and continuous growth and development for all.
Our Guiding Principles
Focus on learning and success for all
Create a cohesive and inclusive culture K-12, across buildings and departments
Empower and create success for disengaged and disenfranchised students
Statement of Non-Discrimination
The District condemns and prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment based on actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender or sex. If you believe that you have been discriminated against, you may make a claim that your rights have been denied. This claim or grievance may be filed with the Director of Student Support Services Title IX Officer: New Paltz Central School District, 196 Main Street, New Paltz, NY, 12561, (845) 256-4046
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New Paltz School Tax Payments by Mail or Online Only This Year
Due to COVID-19 safety protocols, New Paltz Central School District’s 2020 school tax payments must be made by either mail or online. In-person payments are not being accepted due to health and safety protocols established by M&T Bank and the District.
To pay online, taxpayers can access the MuniciPAY portal at
infotaxonline.com/FindProperty.aspx?56. Search for the tax bill by owner name and
click on “pay balance.” MuniciPAY charges $1.50 for processing an electronic check or a 2.65%
transaction fee for credit card payments.
For questions or additional information, please call the Town of New Paltz Tax Collector at 845-256-4017.
Request for Remote Learning Form
The deadline of 8/27 will no longer be in effect. A new deadline will be established and will be communicated once sufficient information has been provided and parents are better able to make an informed decision.
New Paltz Central School District now has a Facebook Page:
Statement of Support for Transgender Community
The New Paltz CSD Board of Education reaffirms its commitment to equal justice through our unwavering support and assurance of equal dignity for the transgender members of our District and the wider community. Click here to read the statement.
Message from the NPCSD Legislative Action Committee
New Paltz Community Foundation - Project Help your Neighbors 2020
NPCF has developed a plan to help citizens in need of a meal and simultaneously support local businesses to help them remain open or avoid staff cutbacks.
New York State of Health - Health Insurance Information
Resources for Helping Students Deal with Grief and Trauma