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Reopening Update: Three additional virtual town halls scheduled

August 13, 2020

Kaleidoscoping image with 11 sections: Personal Protective Equipment, Cleaning Protocols, Health/Safety, School Structure & Support, Technology, Mental Health/Social-Emotional Learning, Transportation, Food Service, Staffing Solutions, Communications, Before and After School ChildcareGovernor Andrew Cuomo recently announced that in-person instruction is permitted in all regions of New York state for the start of the 2020-21 school year based on current COVID-19 infection rates, while also outlining new requirements related to school reopening plans.

These requirements include highlighting plans for remote learning, COVID-19 testing and contact tracing, which are all parts of the district’s reopening plan that was recently submitted to the New York State Education Department (NYSED) and New York State Department of Health (DOH).

Those sections of our plan can be found here:

The Governor is also requiring schools to hold at least three information sessions for parents and members of the community to ask questions and learn more about our reopening plan. The district held three virtual meetings in July for families to ask questions, and it will hold three additional information sessions at the following dates and times.

  • Monday, Aug. 17, 6:30 p.m., As part of the Board of Education meeting.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 19, 8 a.m., Virtual Town Hall Meeting ~ Topic: September Schedules
  • Thursday, Aug. 20, 6 p.m., Virtual Town Hall Meeting ~ Topic: High School Block Scheduling

Over the course of the last several weeks, the district has been working to formulate a plan for reopening school in September. These plans were created based on guidelines from federal and state agencies, as well as feedback from community stakeholders. A copy of the complete reopening plan can be found here.

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