Pre-kindergarten plan released

Schoharie CSD has developed and released its plan for Pre-Kindergarten for the 2020-21 school year.

We are committed to delivering a dynamic educational experience for our children. There are times, however, when external circumstances, including a world-wide health and humanitarian crisis, impinge upon our ability to deliver our program fully in person. In these circumstances, as we look for alternative strategies for teaching and learning that are in the best interest of our children.

The following Continuity of Learning Plan lays out the foundation for ensuring the continuity of learning and intellectual engagement for our UPK children and their families beginning the 2020-2021 school year in a hybrid format (a combination of in-person classroom and remote learning).  There is no option for opting out of in person/hybrid plan.

Highlights of the plan include:

  • There is no school bus transportation available for UPK. Parents will be dropping their children off and picking them up following a screening procedure at the designated entry door. Parents are not allowed in the building. Children will have their temperature checked daily either at home via an app or in person.
  • Lunch will be provided to all children and breakfast will be sent home at the end of each day for the following morning—to be eaten at home.
  • A face covering, must be worn by all individuals, staff, visitors, and children whenever possible based on age, developmental and medical needs, on Whispering Pines Preschool property when social distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Orientation and screening for all UPK children will be scheduled in August. Your child, accompanied by one adult will be scheduled by your child’s classroom teacher to come to their classroom for a beginning of the year orientation and brief developmental screening.
  • Pre-K will start on the same day as the elementary – Sept. 14.

To view the full plan, please see this document (updated Aug. 14).

Please note: Because Pre-K is a grant funded program we would not be able to hold it this year unless we are assured that it will be funded. At this time, New York State is holding the funding for the program, and it is entirely possible the program may not be funded. We continue to move forward with planning as if it will be funded in order to avoid delays when the funding situation is resolved.