DEPEW UFSD PLAN FOR REOPENING

  • THE FIRST DAY OF ATTENDANCE FOR STUDENTS IN THE HYBRID MODEL WILL BE SEPTEMBER 9TH.

  • STUDENTS IN THE HYBRID MODEL WITH LAST NAMES M-Z WILL ATTEND SCHOOL ON 9/10, 9/14, 9/16 AND 9/18.

  • STUDENTS IN THE HYBRID MODEL WITH LAST NAMES A-L WILL ATTEND SCHOOL ON 9/9, 9/11, 9/15 AND 9/17.

  • THERE WILL BE TWO WEEKS OF A “SOFT OPENING” 9/9 – 9/18.

  • DURING THIS “SOFT OPENING” TIME, OUR STAFF AND STUDENTS WILL FOCUS ON SAFETY PROTOCOLS AND PROCEDURES, BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS, ESTABLISHING FLOWS OF COMMUNICATION AND INSTRUCTION, TECHNOLOGY ACCESS AND TRAINING, AND A HOST OF OTHER ACTIVITIES AS WE ALL GET RE-ACCLIMATED WITH SCHOOL.

  • THE FIRST DAY OF ACADEMIC INSTRUCTION FOR BOTH OUR HYBRID AND REMOTE LEARNERS WILL BE SEPTEMBER 21ST.

As the Depew School Community is well aware, much has occurred since our students were sent home in March 2020. Since that time, we have been very eager for their safe return to school, as we thoughtfully plan for their reentry. Our top priority has been and will always be the safety and well-being of our students and the entire Depew Family. At the same time, we are focused on fulfilling our core mission and commitment to the students of Depew.

On July 13, 2020, we received official guidance from the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), New York State Education Department (NYSED), and Governor Cuomo (see the attachments on the District Website) containing details regarding our reopening.

We reviewed these documents and developed the guiding principles of our District’s Reopening Plan.

It is important to note, that as an Administrative Team, we have been meeting weekly, since July 1st to lay the foundational guideposts of our reopening plan. On July 20th and July 21st we convened three subcommittees (Parents, Support Staff, Teachers and Administrators) to review all of this information and to have a deeper discussion about the operationalization of the guidance including the process for gaining stakeholder input and feedback. The overall plan was due to New York State by July 31, 2020.

Attached you will find a the Depew UFSD Reopening Plan 2020-2021 updated 8/13/2020