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Reopening Overview/Introduction

Communication/Family and Community Engagement

  • Reopening Communication
  • Established Communication Channels
  • School to Home Communication
  • Faculty and Staff Communiation
  • Training - Dissemination of Information

School Closure

Health and Safety 

  • Health Checks
  • Health Screenings
  • Health Hygiene Practices
  • Hand Hygiene
  • Respiratory
  • Social Distancing
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)and Face Coverings
  • Management of Ill Persons
  • Cleaning and Disinfecting Following Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19
  • Vulnerable Populations / Accommodations
  • Aerosol Generating Procedures
  • Symptoms of COVID-19 at School
  • Return to School After Illness
  • COVID-19 Testing
  • Contact Tracing
  • School Safety and Emergency Drills

Facilities Guidance

  • Facility Alterations and Acquisition
  • Doors and Hallways
  • Stairwells
  • Acrylic Dividers / Separators
  • Alcohol-Based Hand Rub Dispensers
  • HVAC Systems
  • Space Utilization
  • Restroom Modifications
  • Drinking Water Facilities
  • Ventilation
  • Infection Control Strategies

Child Nutrition

  • Meals Onsite 
  • Meals Offsite/Remote
  • School Food Authorities (SFA)

Transportation Guidance

  • School Bus
  • School Bus Staff
  • Students on Public School Bus Transportation
  • Students on Public Transportation

Social Emotional Well-Being

  • Students
  • Adults

Religious and Independent
School Schedules


Teaching and Learning

  • In-person Instruction  
  • Remote/Hybrid Instruction
  • Technology and Connectivity

Athletics and Schools Activities

  • Liturgy
  • Faith Formation
  • Extracurricular Activities
  • Childcare
  • Before and After Care Program
  • Interscholastic Athletics


What is the difference between Homeschooling and Remote Learning?

Homeschooling is a program that you and your public school district work collaboratively to put in place. 

Although New York state law does not require teaching credentials for parents providing home instruction, the key requirements to follow include:

  1. File a notice of intent to homeschool within 14 days of beginning, and every year thereafter.
  2. Provide an Individualized Home Instruction plan to the District Superintendent.
  3. Note the subjects required to be taught at specific grade levels.
  4. Maintain attendance records.
  5. Complete 900 hours of school instruction per year in grades 1-6, and 990 hours for grades 7-12.
  6. Submit your quarterly informational reports to the District Superintendent.
  7. Submit an annual assessment with your final quarterly report, which includes a norm-referenced achievement test or written evaluation, depending on grade level.

NYS has very specific requirements to homeschool your child in the state. The regulations listed here are a summary to help parents get started. Check out the NY Department of Education’s website for the latest information on staying compliant. Additional Requirements and Specifics related to Homeschooling

Remote Learning or Distance Learning (DL) is a type of educational process where the majority of the learning takes place with the teacher and student at different locations. In distance learning, teaching and learning are not conducted in a traditional classroom setting.  Instruction must be individually prescribed to appropriate students and be educationally sound with anticipation of educational gain and goal attainment.  Teachers must be certified in Adult Education or hold certification in any K-12 classroom teaching title.

What is the difference between homework and skill building?

Homework (homework assignment) is a set of tasks assigned to students by their teachers to be completed outside the class.

Skill Building- Knowledge can be studied, but skills you desire to learn or improve must be practiced. You have to practice skills in order to learn them. (ie. math facts, letter sounds, reading fluency, etc.)

Why students are only allowed a tote bag/sling bag, and not a backpack?

Where the grade level school supply is lists?

What is the difference between school supplies and student bundle items?

Will a hot lunch program be available this year? Will students eat in their classrooms?

Will ASCA be conducting COVID-19 testing?

Will teachers be tested for COVID-19 before the school year begins?

Will students be required to get a COVID-19 test before returning to school?

What are my options if I do not want to send my child to school?

Will students be able to use the playground?

Will there be Physical Education Classes?

Where are students to have Special Area Classes?

Will older students have recess?