March 13, 2021 - Letter from the Superintendent

March 13, 2021 - Letter from the Superintendent
Posted on 03/13/2021
letter from the superintendent

Dear Rondout Valley School Community:

The Ulster County Department of Health has released updated guidance that allows for the District to return more students to school for in-person instruction. The new guidance includes a modification of previously issued requirements on social distancing with the use of barriers and partitions.
The guidance also includes five key mitigation strategies that are essential to safe delivery of in-person instruction:

• Universal and correct use of masks

• Physical distancing • Handwashing and respiratory etiquette • Cleaning and maintaining healthy facilities • Contact tracing in combination with isolation and quarantine, in collaboration with the health department.

Currently the District is acquiring additional barriers for classrooms and other common areas to comply with the updated guidance. The District is developing a plan that aligns our health and safety plan with the requirements in the new guidance. This new plan will be presented to the Board of Education for approval and shared with the community later this month. We anticipate this transition to begin in early to mid-April.

This is very good news for our school community, and we look forward to the return of students to full in-person instruction and a sense of normalcy.


Joseph Morgan, Superintendent