NYS Home School and Educational Resources: School District Reopening Plans
New York State Reopening Guidance
- Reopening Schools: Recover, Rebuild and Renew the Spirit of Our SchoolsThe Board of Regents and the New York State Education Department are providing this website to help guide schools as they continue to educate our students – whether in person, remotely, or some combination of the two. This guidance was developed in response to feedback from parents, teachers, school and district leaders, non-instructional staff, school board members, health experts and other interested parties from every region of the State. By working together with these partners, we will ensure that the issues of health, safety, and educational equity always come first.
August 7, 2020: Statement from Board of Regents Chancellor Betty A. Rosa and Interim Commissioner Shannon Tahoe on Decision to Reopen Schools
The COVID-19 pandemic created an unprecedented crisis, impacting New York’s students physically, emotionally and psychologically. Indeed, this has been one of, if not the most, challenging periods for education in our history. New York’s educators have heroically risen to the occasion, dedicating themselves to ensuring that students continued to learn as they also provided the level of care and compassion that our students need on a social-emotional level.
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July 24, 2020: Parent Update: Guidance to Reopen New York State Schools
Last week, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) released Guidance to Reopen New York State Schools to help schools and school districts as they plan to reopen, whether that occurs in person, remotely, or in a combination of the two. The guidance encourages community involvement and allows for flexibility so that districts and schools in every corner of the state can assess their unique situations and develop plans that best meet the needs of their students. The guidance document and an FAQ document are available on NYSED's Reopening Schools web page...
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July 16, 2020: State Education Department Issues Guidance to Reopen New York State Schools
The New York State Education Department today released guidance to help schools and school districts as they plan to reopen, whether that occurs in person, remotely, or in a combination of the two. The guidance builds on the Framework of Guidance that the Department presented to the Board of Regents on Monday, July 13.
“On Monday, the Department presented a comprehensive framework of guidance for safely educating students this Fall,” said Board of Regents Chancellor Betty A. Rosa. “The guidance disseminated to schools today accounts for the health and safety of our children, teachers and school personnel while encouraging equitable access to the services and resources necessary for a high-quality education.”
“Working with students, parents, educators and stakeholders, the Board of Regents and the Department have developed a guidance document that will help schools as they prepare their respective reopening plans, “ said Interim Commissioner Shannon Tahoe. “The guidance encourages community involvement and allows for flexibility so that districts and schools in every corner of the state can assess their unique situation and develop a plan that best meets the needs of their students."
Chester Union Free School District
Cornwall Central School District
Florida Union Free School District
Goshen Central School District
Greenwood Lake Union Free School District
Highland Falls- Fort Montgomery Central School District
Enlarged City School District of Middletown
Minisink Valley Central School District
Monroe-Woodbury Central School District
Newburgh Enlarged City School District
Pine Bush Central School District
Port Jervis City School District
Tuxedo Union Free School District
Valley Central School District
Warwick Valley Central School District
Sullivan and Ulster Counties
Eldred Central School District
Ellenville Central School District
Fallsburg Central School District
Liberty Central School District
Livingston Manor Central School District
Monticello Central School District
New Paltz Central School District
Roscoe Central School District
Sullivan West Central School District
Tri-Valley Central School District
Thank you to Barron Angell from Florida Public Library for compiling re-opening plans for all school districts within the RCLS services area.