Superintendent's message August 11

August 11 message from the superintendent
Posted on 08/11/2021
Eric RaceIf you have been reading or watching the news lately, I’m sure you are aware there is a lot of speculation about what school will look like when students and staff return in September. As you probably know, the Governor’s office and state Department of Health will not be providing guidance to school districts.

With that, the State Education Department announced on August 10 it will be providing a health guidance document for the reopening of schools no later than next week. The document will be based on Center(s) for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines and guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics. SED will also be consulting with a diverse group of state and local stakeholders to gain insight on the issues that are most relevant at this time.

What questions can we expect the forthcoming document to address? According to Education Commissioner Betty Rosa, expect information regarding the wearing of masks, physical distancing, remote learning, transportation, community transmission tracking and potential funding sources.

As this situation continues to evolve, we will adapt our plans accordingly, always with the safety of our students and staff being priority #1. Our overall goal for the 2021-2022 school year is to maximize in-person teaching and learning and be responsive to student needs.

I will continue to share new information as I get it. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the district office at 607-930-1005.

I want to end this message with one final thought. After all the challenges everyone faced during the 2020-2021 school year, I am more than confident in our dedicated staff and am reassured knowing we are up for whatever challenges lie ahead.  

With gratitude,
Superintendent Race 
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