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Welcome Back Students!

Dear Clyde-Savannah CSD Families,

It’s hard to believe that the start of another school year is upon us. Although the opening of school will not be traditional, spirits remain high. Our administrators, faculty and staff are committed to providing “a learner-centered community that empowers our students to meet challenges of our ever-changing world.”

Once again, I want to thank everyone who participated in our reopening planning. Whether it be by responding to the various surveys, serving on our reopening committees, or participating in other stakeholder conversations, your time was greatly appreciated.

The purpose of this letter is to provide families with important information regarding District procedures and protocols as we implement our reopening plans. Please be advised that building principals will be sending more specific information pertaining to their buildings in the next few weeks.

DAILY HEALTH SCREENINGS

  1. The NYS DOH and NYSED have very specific guidelines that schools have to follow, including daily health screenings and temperature checks for students, faculty, staff and visitors.
  2. All families will be required to conduct a health screening, including temperature check, prior to sending students to school. 
  3. For those students that ride the bus, a secondary temperature check will occur before students get on the bus. *** Please be advised, that if a student has a temperature of 100.0° F or higher, s/he will not be allowed on the bus.
  4. For students walking, or being driven to school, temperature checks will occur prior to student entry to the building. If a student does have a temperature of 100.0° F or higher, s/he will be isolated, and parents/guardian will need to come get their child immediately. It is critical that parents provide the district with an updated/working phone number as well as multiple emergency contacts who are authorized to pick up students in the event parents are unable to retrieve the student.
  5. For students who get sick during the day and might need to go home (as determined by school nurse), it is critical that parents/guardians or authorized emergency contact come get the child as soon as possible. The District’s expectation is that the child will be picked up within 45 minutes. If a parent/guardian, emergency contact(s), is not able to be reached, the District will work with the SRO and local authorities to get in contact with family.

 STUDENT MASK WEARING PROTOCOL

  1. All students in Pre-Kindergarten through the 12th grade shall be required to wear a mask or face covering:
  • when at school or school function in any school building, facility or other area of a school campus, including while traveling in hallways;
  • while waiting outside school buildings before and after school;
  • while waiting at bus stops; and
  • when riding in District-provided transportation.
  1. All masks and face coverings must cover the nose and mouth of the student. Students may remove masks and face coverings:
  • when eating or drinking during assigned breakfast/lunch/snack periods;
  • during “mask breaks” as directed by a teacher or school administrator. 
  1. Students who refuse, or repeatedly fail, to wear a mask or face covering as set forth above shall be subject to disciplinary consequences under the District’s Code of Conduct. Repeated failure to comply with these protocols could lead to suspension of the student from school and/or from District transportation. A student may only be exempted from these protocols if an appropriate healthcare provider certifies in writing that the student is not medically able to tolerate wearing a mask or face covering. The District will provide a mask or face covering to a student in case a student forgets his/her own.

BUILDING SCHEDULES

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

  • In order to be able to accommodate in person learning, following social distancing guidelines and districtwide transportation needs, the elementary instructional day will be from 8:30am-12:30pm, M-F.
  • Please be advised that walkers and/or students who are dropped off prior to 8:30am will not be permitted in the building and will not be supervised.
  • Lumb will be sending families more specific details of the instructional program by August 24th

MIDDLE SCHOOL/HIGH SCHOOL

  • In order to be able to accommodate in-person learning, follow social distancing guidelines and districtwide transportation needs, the middle/high school instructional day will be from 7:48am-2:06pm, M-F.
  • Please be advised that MS/HS doors will not be open for student walkers and/or students who are dropped off prior to 7:30am. Students will not be permitted in the building and will not be supervised prior to this time.
  • There will be a hybrid of in person and remote learning occurring every day using an A/B day schedule. On an A-day, half of the class will meet in person while the other half is learning remotely from home. On a B-day, the in person learning and remote learning will flip. Mrs. Kelly and Dr. Pawlak will be sending more specific details on the instructional program by August 24th.
  • All remote learning classes will be synchronous. Students will be expected to follow the bell schedule and zoom into lessons during the established class times. This structure is significantly different then the asynchronous instruction that occurred this past spring.
  • For students that are medically homebound and/or students who are not able to attend due to circumstances that potentially compromise the health of household members with certain risk factors, the remote synchronous expectation will apply accordingly. All PreK-12 students will need to follow the daily bell schedule respective to each building and instructional program.

REMOTE LEARNING DEVICES

All Clyde-Savannah CSD students will once again be issued a remote learning device. The expectation is that students will be responsible for bringing their devices to and from school each day. The District will be purchasing device coverings for added protection during transport. Please ensure that devices are charged each day they are needed. Please contact the Director of Technology at 315-902-3000 if you have indicated the need for a hotspot internet connectivity device.

FOOD SERVICE

Elementary:

  • Breakfast and Lunch will be served daily.

Middle/High:

  • Breakfast and Lunch will be served daily for in-person instruction. The District will send home breakfast and lunch with students for the following day that they will be learning remotely.

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

Due to the need for additional staff training related to Covid-19 school reopening guidelines, the District will need an additional conference day with faculty and staff as well as staggering the first day of class for various grade levels at the elementary school.  Please take note of the opening day schedules:

Wednesday, September 9

Elementary School

  • Grade 5 only

Middle/High School (6-12)-7:48-2:06

  • Cohort A- In person instruction
  • Cohort B- Remote Learning (Synchronous)

Thursday, September 10

Elementary School

  • Grades 5, 4, 3 only

Middle/High School (6-12)

  • Cohort B- In person instruction
  • Cohort A- Remote Learning (Synchronous)

Friday, September 11

Elementary School

  • Grades 5,4,3,2,1 only

Middle School/High School (6-12)

  • Cohort A- In person instruction
  • Cohort B- Remote Learning (Synchronous)

Monday, September 14

Elementary School

  • All Students: 5,4,3,2,1,K,PK

Middle School/High School (6-12)

  • Cohort B- In person instruction
  • Cohort A- Remote Learning (Synchronous)

ATHLETICS

Please note, as of today, interscholastic athletics continue to be prohibited by state officials

 As always, make sure to check the District website frequently for important updates. Once again, thank you for your continued patience, flexibility and teamwork as we continue to adapt to these constantly evolving circumstances.

 

Sincerely,

Michael C. Hayden, Superintendent