2021-22 Reopening

We are excited to welcome students back to school this September. We continue to plan for a full, in-person return for all students, five days a week, and we anticipate school will look much more normal than it has over the past year and a half.

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) released a document titled“Health and Safety Guide for the 2021-2022 School Year.” As expected, the guide is based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as the American Academy of Pediatrics, and it gives schools a range of strategies to help keep students and staff safe.

In addition to recommending school districts follow CDC protocols, Monroe County Department of Public Health (MCDOPH) will continue to contact trace and quarantine for 10 days or more as deemed necessary. (Please see diagrams below for further information on quarantine orders.) In addition to the pandemic safety concerns, the unmasked quarantine protocols could significantly disrupt the typical school year for individuals and groups. Furthermore, Governor Kathy Hochul announced she will require universal masking in NY's schools.

In response to COVID-19, the recommendations provided and masking mandates recently announced, Brockport Central School District will continue to implement multi-layered health safety protocols to ensure the safety of our students, staff, families and community. Please see our 2021-22 Addendum for our current COVID-19 Health Safety Protocols.

While it is clear we are all committed to the same thing—having a successful school year, there may be disagreements about which protocols are most appropriate. Ultimately, each person in our community recognizes that we have a moral obligation to keep our children safe. We understand that it will be impossible to meet the safety preferences of everyone when it comes to our reopening plan. We hope, however, that members of our school family recognize we are making the safest decisions possible, and that we stand willing to adjust when alternative paths are more appropriate. It is important that we acknowledge our limitations as an educational institution. When it comes to decisions concerning public health, it is critical that we trust the expertise of our partners at the federal, state and local levels.

We look forward to a safe and successful school year. 

 

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