The following letter and form was emailed to Jr./Sr. High School families on Monday, March 29:
Dear Jr./Sr. High School Families:
As we communicated in August 2020, families will be able to choose between our in-person learning model and a full remote option at specific points during the year. For the Jr./Sr. High School, this will be done on a quarterly basis. For the Elementary School, this will be done for each trimester.
Our goal at Schoharie CSD was to always have as many students as possible learning on-site. In order to do this and do it in accordance with CDC and New York State guidelines, as well as our Reopening Plan, we need to know well in advance of the start of the next quarter how many students will be learning in-person. This allows us to control student and staff density in order to conduct successful social distancing, which is a key element of safety in our Reopening Plan. Because of the amount of time and effort that goes into planning our daily routine, we now need to know your preference. Although our third quarter ends on April 16th, we need several weeks to plan for the start of the fourth quarter.
We are asking families to reflect on their student’s learning experience so far this year and their own unique family situations and decide what will be best for their student for next quarter.
By completing the attached form below, you are informing the district of your choice to have your child attend school virtually for the fourth quarter of the school year or return from virtual learning to in-person learning for quarter four. If this form is not returned by Thursday, April 1, 2021, your child will remain in their current learning model.
If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact your child’s school main office. Thank you for taking the time to review and complete this form.
David M. Blanchard
Superintendent of Schools
Schoharie Central School District