July 31, 2020: Letter to the Community from Superintendent Janet Warden and BoE President Kate Kortbus
July 31, 2020: RHCSD Reopening Guide in PDF format
July 27, 2020: Reopening Plan - Overview
The district is committed to creating a plan that serves the students, families and employees in our district. The top priority was and will continue to be health and safety. The 2020-2021 school year will look very different than any other school year. The purpose of the reopening plan is to define guidance and protocols in many areas. The plan incorporates recommendations and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and the New York State Education Department (NYSED).
The plan also emphasizes social-emotional well-being of our students and strong academic programming. It is possible that we may need to alternate between in-person and remote learning throughout the year due to recommendations and guidance from our partnering agencies, and stay-at-home orders from the Governor. The level of infection, the spread of the virus and response to the disease in our community will be at the forefront of decision making as we move to open our schools.
Assistant Superintendent for Business Bruce Martin will serve as the district’s COVID-19 Coordinator. He will serve as a central contact for schools and stakeholders, families, staff and other school community members and will ensure the district is complying and following the best practices per state and federal guidelines.
It is essential to note that the reopening plan is a fluid document and will change as necessary based on guidance from the DOH, CDC, and NYSED, and in consideration of our families and our staff. We strongly believe the services described throughout the plan are in the best interests of our students, families, staff, and community.
The district's reopening plan is due to NYSED on Friday, July 31, 2020. Once finalized, the plan will be available on the district's website.