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3rd Public Forum - Reopening of School - August 19, 2020 - 7:00 p.m

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August 13, 2020 - Parent / Staff Community Reopening Forum

July 28, 2020 - Board of Education Presentation

Reopening Updates:

Monday, August 10, 2020
District staff will start to contact families during the week of August 10th to determine your families needs for the 2020-2021 school year.  Listed below are the questions that will be asked. 

· We will confirm the following information: (this data is important to verify to ensure robo calls, texts and emails are being delivered to keep the lines of communication open)

·  Home address
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  Phone number
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  Email address

SCCSD will offer several different opportunities for your student’s learning for the 2020-2021 school year

Prospect Elementary / Seneca Intermediate: If your student in in Prospect or Seneca, you will have the option of having them participate in eLearning everyday or a hybrid model where they would have in-person (at school) instruction at least 2 days a week and eLearning for the remaining days. 

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 As a parent, what would you like for your student?
eLearning—learning from a remote location with all items available via internet
Hybrid—learning in school for a portion of the week and eLearning (remote) for the rest of the week
Unsure— if you as a parent are unsure at this time, please let us know.

High School:
To begin the school year, we will start with eLearning.  If you as a parent would like your student to complete their instruction in the school setting, please let us know.

Internet / Bussing / Food Service:
Every student will receive a school issued device:
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 Do you have reliable internet access?
¨ The days that your child is eLearning—lunches will be available to them.  
¨ Would you like to have lunch for student?
¨ What location would be most feasible for you to pickup lunches?

¨ If you elect your student to attend in-person/hybrid support, will you need bus transportation or will you provide alternate means of  transportation?
¨ What is your preferred method of communication?
¨ What other supports from SCCSD do you need to help your student(s) ? 
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Friday, August 7, 2020:

Dear Warrior Nation,
Earlier today Governor Cuomo provided some additional guidance regarding the reopening of schools across New York State.   While we await written guidance, I believe it is appropriate to provide a summary of the governor’s comments.

* We should receive written confirmation by Monday, August 10 approving or requesting revisions to the July 31 Salamanca reopening plan. 

* At least three parent centered and one staff centered forum will occur by August 21. Details about the time and format will be forthcoming. 

* Schools will likely need to provide more guidance and formalize a process to have students and staff Covid tested.  

Throughout this crisis the Salamanca community of students, parents, faculty and staff have risen to meet these unprecedented challenges. I am confident that this level of spirit and engagement will continue as we move towards our schools reopening. As planned, parents can expect individual contact beginning next week to better understand your needs and concerns.

Stay strong Warrior Nation,
Bob Breidenstein
Superintendent