On Monday, July 13, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that school districts in New York can follow plans to reopen for in-person schooling in September if COVID-19 infection rates stay at 5% or lower in a given region.  Determinations will be made by region about opening and closing schools as the COVID-19 pandemic continues as follows:
  •  If a region is in Phase 4 and has a daily infection rate of 5% or lower over a 14-day average, schools in that region could hold-in person instruction.

  •  If daily infection rates exceed 9% over a seven-day average, schools in that region would not reopen.  

  • Should the infection rate reach the 9% average, in the region, after reopening, the schools in that region would be directed to close.
The Schenectady City School District will be developing plans that include in-person instruction, remote/distance learning as well as for a hybrid model that combines in-person instruction and remote learning.   To help inform our plan, we collected feedback and input from stakeholders.   Our efforts included online surveys, focus groups, one-on-one conversations and Let's Talk.  Thank you to everyone who participated.  A summary of the input that we collected will be shared.  

Our reopening plan, due to New York State on July 31, will be posted publicly on the district website.  The plan will be subject to change, at any time, as necessary.   
We have also developed a plan for communicating information to staff, students, parents/guardians, visitors and education partners. 

The district will use its existing communication channels including the website, email and eNews communication, text alerts,  automated calling system and social media.  You can sign up to receive eNews and text alerts on the district website here.

hese communication channels will be used to share news and updates as we move forward. 

Our plans and any information that we provide will be based on recommendations and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the New York State Department of Health and the New York State Education Department.  
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