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PLANNING FOR THE RE-OPENING OF SCHOOLS

UPDATE FROM NCSD:
PLANNING FOR A 2020-2021 RE-ENTRY

This is an important message and update from Scott Ryan, our Director of Teaching, Learning & Personnel.  

The NYS Education Department released its 145-page guidance document for school districts reopening across NYS on the evening of July 16th with an expectation of district plan submission on July 31st.  Our submission must include plans for remote instruction, a hybrid between remote and in-person instruction and in-person instruction. These plans are intended to address measures of compliance including considerations for staff and student safety. These plans will be labeled “Under Construction” for quite some time as the Governor has stated that during the week of August 1st, he will determine if schools can even re-open based on infection rates throughout the state.

The plan requiring a July 31st submission will not address all of the details for our four buildings but rather will demonstrate the considerations we have made in respect to teaching, learning and safety.  This is an incredibly layered process as you can imagine. 

In preparation for our first submission, the leadership team has assembled a group of educators, community members, parents and student representation. We will meet on Tuesday, July 28, to present a tentative plan for discussion, evaluation and refinement of that plan. Our intent is to publish a completed plan to all faculty including sharing with all of our community once our plan has been submitted to NYSED.  Once submitted to NYSED, our leadership team in collaboration with our faculty will work to flush all of the details involved in this re-entry beyond what is needed for the July 31st submission.

We recognize the angst these times create for you and your family.  We recognize the flood of messaging on social media that may heighten this angst and will do our best to keep you informed as we work through this layered process.
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Norwich City School District
District Office: 89 Midland Drive  | Norwich, NY 13815
P: 607.334.1600  |  F: 607.336.8652

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