Reopening Our Schools
As we approach this year, we remain focused on the health and safety of our students and staff and on providing the very best educational program we can within the precautions that will be necessary. In consideration of the complexities involved and concerns regarding the current COVID-19 testing capacity in our community, the Suffern Central School District has made the difficult, but necessary decision to reopen in a fully remote format in September. We will follow the robust remote model outlined in our reopening plan. If, at the end of September, reopening schools across our region has been deemed successful, we will phase in the hybrid learning model, also outlined in our plan. We will use September as an opportunity to transition to our hybrid plan by hosting in-person activities in our schools such as orientations for grades K, 6, and 9, opportunities for students to meet their teachers, and pick up materials such as books, devices, etc. Students attending BOCES programs being held in-person will be provided bussing to those programs.
While we know that this is not ideal and that our decision may result in challenges for some families, we must prioritize the health and safety of our school community, which was our goal in planning for reopening. As we embark on the unique start to this school year, know that the Suffern Central administration, faculty and staff are focused on educating for personal excellence, building and renewing relationships with students and families and taking care of our students with the same commitment we always have. Through our common purpose of creating a safe, caring and respectful school environment, our Mounties will continue to thrive.
Below please find detailed information on the various parts of our reopening plans. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.