Scotia-Glenville school reopening plan – 2020

COVID Report Card (NYS Department of Health)


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Introduction

On Monday, July 13, Gov. 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. 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, however, schools in that region would not reopen. Similarly, should a region see such an average after reopening, schools in that region would also be directed to close.

While districts have been instructed to prioritize efforts to return all students to in-person instruction, the district is also planning for remote/distance learning as well as a for a hybrid model that combines in-person instruction and remote learning. Parents will always have the choice to remain in the remote learning model. Parents / guardians will be surveyed in early August to determine their preference for their student. Parents / guardians will be asked to commit to in-person, hybrid, or remote learning (dependent on grade level) for the first ten (10) weeks of school.

The plan outlined here is for the reopening of schools in the Scotia-Glenville Central School District for the 2020-21 school year, following the building closure related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This plan includes procedures that will be followed in the following schools:

Scotia-Glenville High School (Grades 9-12)

1 Tartan Way, Scotia, NY 12302
Phone (518) 347-3600 (EXT. 61101)
Fax: (518) 386-4350
Principal
Peter J. Bednarek PBednarek@sgcsd.net
Assistant Principal
Thomas W. Fyvie TFyvie@sgcsd.net
Dean of Students
Christine T. Nofri CNofri@sgcsd.net

Scotia-Glenville Middle School (Grades 6-8)

10 Prestige Parkway, Scotia, NY 12302
Phone: (518) 347-3600 (EXT. 51101)
Fax: (518) 386-4303
Principal
Robert J. Cosmer RCosmer@sgcsd.net
Assistant Principal
Matthew Morgan  MMorgan@sgcsd.net

Glendaal School (Grades K-5)

774 Sacandaga Road, Scotia, NY 12302
Phone: (518) 347-3600 (EXT. 11101)
Fax: (518) 382-1203
Principal
Thomas W. Eagan TEagan@sgcsd.net

Glen-Worden School (Grades K-5)

30 Worden Road, Scotia, NY 12302
Phone: (518) 347-3600 (EXT. 21101)
Fax: (518) 346-0855
Principal
Nicholas J. Criscone NCriscone@sgcsd.net

Lincoln School (Grades K-5)

40 Albion Street, Scotia, NY 12302
Phone: (518) 347-3600 (EXT. 31101)
Fax: (518) 386-2808
Principal
John J. Geniti JGeniti@sgcsd.net

Sacandaga School (Grades K-5)

300 Wren Street, Scotia, NY 12302
Phone: (518) 347-3600 (EXT. 41101)
Fax: (518) 386-4311
Principal:
Tonya D. Federico TFederico@sgcsd.net

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The health and safety of our students, our staff and their families is our top priority. We want students and employees to feel comfortable and safe returning to school campuses. Our reopening plan incorporates recommendations and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and the New York State Education Department (NYSED).

It is possible that we may need to alternate between in-person and remote learning throughout the year due to recommendations and guidance from our partnering agencies, and stay-at-home orders from the Governor. The level of infection, the spread of the virus and response to the disease in our community will be at the forefront of our decision making as we move to open our schools.

Susan Swartz, Superintendent and Drew Giaquinto, Business Official will serve as the district’s COVID-19 Coordinators. Susan Swartz, Superintendent, and Andrew Giaquinto, Business Official, will serve as a central contact for schools and stakeholders, families, staff and other school community members and will ensure the district is in compliance and following the best practices per state and federal guidelines.
Ms. Swartz and Mr. Giaquinto’s contact information is available on the District website (www.scotiaglenvilleschools.org) and below.

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Letter from the Superintendent

Dear Scotia-Glenville Community members,
The following plan provides a structure within which the district will reopen school and provide opportunities for hybrid instruction. I would stress that this plan remains fluid and I anticipate changes between now and the opening of school as well as throughout the 2020 – 2021 school year.

The school district has formed a variety of advisory teams to assist in the development of protocols and procedures in each main component of the plan.

Advisory teams will begin meeting the week of August 3 and will continue to meet throughout the month of August and into the school year as needed. Advisory teams are composed of administrators, teachers, school personnel, and community members.

At present, advisory teams will be meeting virtually.

Again, please note that this plan is subject to change. We will make any changes available by updating the web-based plan. As advisory teams complete portions of their work, that work will also be posted on the school district’s website.

I thank you in advance for your commitment to the school district, it’s staff and our students. We will endeavor to keep everyone safe while providing instruction and support to our students.

Sincerely,
Susan M. Swartz, Superintendent

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