The purpose of this correspondence is to provide the Catskill CSD school community with an update on reopening in September. We have been planning for different scenarios (in-person, remote and hybrid) and additional resources such as personal protective equipment, cleaning supplies, thermometers and other health and safety needs. To date, we have not received final guidance on reopening from the state.
Yesterday, Governor Cuomo indicated that guidance will be released on Monday, July 13, 2020. Individual school district reopening plans will be due to the state by Friday, July 31, 2020. The Governor will make a decision on reopening during the week of August 1. As you can imagine, we have a lot of work to finalize a reopening plan that ensures the safety of our students and staff. We ask for your patience as we work through this process.
We will be engaging the community via surveys and / or through school reopening committees comprised of different stakeholders. Our priority will continue to be the health and safety of all students and staff – and supporting our students and families during this time of crisis.