Info Regarding Last Days of School

Information Regarding Last Days of School
Posted on 06/12/2020
Update from Superintendent Morgan

Dear Rondout Valley CSD Parents/Guardians:

We are approaching the last days of school, and Friday, June 19 will be the last day for new instruction. The last week of school, June 22-25, will be time for students to turn in makeup work, receive feedback on assignments, complete review materials, and for teachers to take care of year end details and grading. This year has been unlike any of us have ever experienced. We can all acknowledge this simple truth: change can be difficult. Despite the challenges of adapting to so many recent changes, I want to thank all of you for your patience and support as we grappled with the challenges of distance learning.

Additionally, the district continues to look ahead to reopening our schools in September with the following timeline action items/goals in place:

✓ Receive guidance and requirements regarding the design of our reopening plan from New York State Education Department (NYSED) and Department of Health, along with national, state, and county health officials.
✓ We will seek your feedback on re-opening of schools. Please watch for a survey to be sent out late July or early August to gather your input on opening school.
✓ Develop a comprehensive reopening plan.
✓ Submit plan to NYSED for approval.
✓ Once approved, share the plan with entire Rondout Valley CSD community in early August.

Next year will pose its own challenges and we may need to try things we have never tried before. Our students may have a different schedule. We may deliver instruction and services in a way we have never done before. And the schedule and delivery model may change even after the school year begins. However, this will get us back to a sense of normalcy following so many changes and challenges. It is important to remember that Rondout Valley CSD is not the only district in the area, state, or country going through this, but together we will get through this with support from families, students, faculty, and staff.

I wish you all a happy, healthy, and safe summer and as always, if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out either via email or phone call.

Sincerely,

Joseph Morgan, Superintendent