UPDATE NOVEMBER 13
As you know, the rate of COVID-19 infection is increasing rapidly throughout Erie County. Despite everyone’s best efforts, the rising community spread of the virus has impacted our newly implemented hybrid instructional model. Because of concerns over this, we have made the difficult decision to return to a fully remote instructional model for all students effective November 16. We will remain fully remote until January 4. This is not where we wanted to be. Our faculty and staff worked hard to bring students back to the building, and this setback is devastating to all. We are hopeful that the community can work together for the good of all and help reduce the spread of this virus. Please continue to be vigilant, wear a mask and maintain social distance as best you can. Thank you and be safe.
HYBRID LEARNING UPDATE OCT 27
K-2 Hybrid instruction begins on Monday, November 2, 2020. All students in grades 3 -5 will remain in remote instruction until at least January. If you completed the survey to send your child back in a hybrid schedule, please take note of when they will be attending school.
Cohort A – Monday/Tuesday: First day of school will be November 2, 2020.
Cohort B – Thursday/Friday: First day of school will be November 5, 2020.
If you need to know what cohort your child is in, please call the main office at (716) 876-7505.
Hybrid students, K-2, will be receiving a mailing that includes a letter from Administration, guidelines for hybrid school and a schedule from your child’s teacher.
Transportation: If you requested bus transportation, you should be receiving pick up and drop off time in the mail by Thursday, October 29, 2020.
PLEASE NOTE: All families, K-5, will see schedule changes come November 2, 2020. The shift is a result of a more comprehensive academic program as we move into the school year. The expectation will be that kids are logging onto “live” sessions and completing assignments for all academic/specials areas, daily.
Starting November 2, we will slowly begin to transition to a hybrid learning model for our youngest students in Kindergarten, First and Second grade. The hybrid instruction model is designed to provide greater opportunity to physically distance students during instruction, transition and transportation, with a maximum of 10 students per classroom. Student desks will be positioned at least 6’ apart within each classroom.
Parents who completed our recent K-2 survey and opted for in-person instruction should have received information in the US mail regarding student attendance days (students will attend either Monday and Tuesday, or Thursday and Friday.) Hybrid students will attend classes two days per week and will remain remote three days per week. All other K-2 students will remain fully remote through January 2.
If you are the parent of a K-2 student who is returning to in-class instruction, please continue to check this section of the website for additional information.