August 7, 2020
Today, Governor Cuomo announced, based on the state’s Covid-19 infection rates, schools may open this fall. The governor stated that every region is below the threshold established by the state. Thus, schools in every area of the state may reopen. Cuomo reiterated that if there’s a spike in the infection rate, the state will revisit school reopenings. I will be reviewing, in greater depth, the details he outlined in his news conference today and communicate that information with all families in the next couple of days.
Now that we know the Governor’s decision at this time, we will need to review parent responses on Tuesday and Wednesday from the Parent Choice Form submissions following calls to all parents on Monday who did not respond. It is critical to our final plans that we hear from as many parents as possible when it comes to parent choice in regards to your child(ren) returning to the school building or choosing to have your child(ren) learn remotely.
Again parents, if you have not already done so, please complete the Parent Choice Form by the end of the day Saturday - https://www.senecafallscsd.org/Page/7420 (bottom of page).
As I stated in my message on Thursday, a final decision will be made on Wednesday (8/12) and communicated to families no later than Thursday afternoon (8/13).
Thank you and we look forward to moving forward with our plans for opening school for the 2020-21 school year.
Be safe and enjoy your weekend!
Superintendent of Schools
Seneca Falls Central School District