Salamanca Schools Safety and Education Plan for 2020-2021

Our plan is undergoing constant revision based upon community feedback, our latest version can be found

Current Safety and Education Plan

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Salamanca Schools are committed to developing a safety and education plan that meets the needs of our students and their parents or guardians. We will develop our plan with complete transparency and consistently respond to feedback from students, staff, and our community.

Safety Philosophy:
If the District cannot open our buildings to students and staff safely, we will not open our buildings.

Educational Philosophy:
It is anticipated that e-Learning will be a requirement at one time or another during the 2020-2021 school year so the Salamanca City CSD will become excellent at it and capitalize on implementing high quality research based instructional strategies through contemporary e-Learning technologies.
In the development of the educational component of this plan, the District will:

  • Prioritize the request of parents and guardians, whether they be completely e-Learning, hybrid, or in person instruction

  • Focus on e-Learning

  • Prioritize the social and emotional well being of our students and staff

  • Return students to school on a gradual spectrum- younger students returning to in person instruction first while high schools focus on e-Learning

Frequently asked questions

  • Who can I contact for information or input?

    Dr. Mark Beehler, Deputy Superintendent, is coordinating the 2020-2021 school year plan. He can be reached at 716-289-3456.

Required Information

  • When will the public have an opportunity to discuss the reopening plan?

    The district held public forums on the dates below. The sessions are recorded and can be located here.

    Thursday, August 13th at 1:00 PM

    Monday, August 17th at 4:00 PM

    Wednesday, August 19th at 7:00 PM

  • How will the district test students and employees for COVID-19?

    The district is expanding its relationship with TeleMed mobile medicine for testing. The district is also working with the Seneca Nation to coordinate student testing. As processes are finalized, more information will become available.

  • How will contact tracing be performed by the Salamanca City CSD?

    Mr. Ray Haley, Security and Safety Coordinator, has been designated as the district Contact Tracer. In the event an employee or students tests positive for COVID-19, Mr. Haley will contact the Cattaraugus Health Department and will utilize attendance logs, class lists, and bus routes,as well as interview students and staff, and review video recordings to identify individuals who had contact with the infected individual. Mr. Haley will coordinate these efforts with county and state health officials.