Dear NS Families,
As we continue to prepare for our MSHS Return to Learn currently slated for Tuesday, April 6, 2021, we wanted to provide our families with an update. Since our announcement at the March 10, 2021 Board of Education meeting to pivot to this in-person learning environment we have received commitments from 98% of families. We have been in constant contact with our barrier supplier who believes the delivery date should be prior to April 6th. Based on the actual delivery date and estimated time for preparation and installation of these 600+ barriers in our classrooms, we will communicate any change to our timeline. There is a possibility that we may need to extend our hybrid model (Cohort 1 & Cohort 2) for a day or several days the week of April 6th through 9th, if the delivery and installation of these barriers are delayed. We will communicate this information as soon as we can and no later than Saturday, April 3, 2021.
I have created an overview Return to Learn video that describes our busing, arrival procedures, and many of the details of our day including safety protocols, masks are still to be worn at all times, lunchroom setup, and a variety of questions relevant to students returning.
A focus for our Return to Learn is to provide all our students with the best and most consistent learning experiences possible. As of the return date, we will adhere to the following guidelines:
Remote learning is only available to students who:
- have elected this option as their learning model
- are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, but are well enough to attend school remotely
- are awaiting COVID-19 test results
- are in quarantine
The following are some examples of instances where remote learning is not an option.
Remote learning is not available to students who:
- are on vacation
- occasionally prefer to remote learn
- are running late to school
- are not well enough to engage as a learner
- have an appointment, and may otherwise be “late”
Students who do not meet the criteria for remote learning will be marked absent.
Click here for a video
Here is a link to download the new blue COVID Questionnaire Form
To assist our Families with guidance regarding Covid-19 here are a few useful links that we will update as information is provided to us by the Department of Health and other agencies.
As with SARS, MRSA and H1N1 outbreaks, all decisions regarding public health will be made by the Department of Health, guided by the CDC.
The clear advice from health officials is a firm recommendation that if you feel sick, stay home.
The links below are recommended for the latest updates.
NY Department of Health
Hand washing link from Nurse Driscoll
Talking to our kids about Coronavirus
Parent/Caregiving Guide to help families cope with the Coronavirus
Guide attached here