The Centers for Disease Control has reduced the 6-foot social distancing limits in elementary classrooms to 3 feet. This is very exciting news. It means our community COVID levels are reducing and that we are working together to stay safe. As a result, some districts in Monroe County are increasing the number of in-person learning days starting in April.
While we would love to bring everyone back this school year, we have determined it is best to remain in our current hybrid model and have begun planning for the next school year.
I have convened a reopening team who is planning the September start of school. This team will be conducting forums with parents, students, teachers, and administrators to gather feedback.
This is no small task, and we understand the importance of getting it right. As you know, new information and guidelines that come from the CDC, the New York State Education Department, and the Governor’s Office can change causing us to shift course. I want to thank everyone for their continued flexibility and understanding. I will keep you updated on our plans as we move forward.
Dr. Lesli Myers-Small,
Superintendent of Schools