PEEKSKILL, NY — Peekskill schools opened Thursday taking a ‘can do’ attitude toward the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.
“While it might not have been the kick-off to the school year that we have had in previous years, today was certainly special in its own way,” said Superintendent Dr. David Mauricio. “Starting schools in a virtual model posed some challenges for us at first, but our team came together to create solutions.”
Mauricio said the hard work that teachers, staff and administrators did to prepare was evident as students logged into their virtual classrooms and were engaged in instruction.
“It was great to see the excitement on both ends – from teachers and students,” he said.
One of the most important innovations for the start of the school year was giving out Chromebooks to students who need laptops.
“As of this afternoon, we have handed out over 700 devices to