August 5, 2021
Superintendent of Schools
Recent Updates from NYS re: opening guidanceWe know there is anticipation about what school will look like in September, and we want to provide you with an update on what we know right now. As you may be aware, there has been some press yesterday and today relative to guidance from NYS connected to covid-19.
In the last 24 hours, we were notified that because last year’s COVID-19 state of emergency has since been rescinded, neither the New York State governor’s office nor the New York State Department of Health will be issuing guidance to govern the opening of schools next month. While this announcement comes to the district as a complete surprise, our goal for the fall continues to be to bring all our students back into the buildings fulltime in the safest manner possible.
As of right now, the district is working with local schools and the county health department to determine options for next school year. We remain committed to having all students back to school all the time and will be sharing our plan for reopening as soon as possible, hopefully within the next week.Stay tuned and know that we will be in touch as soon as possible.