Dear Churchville-Chili Community,
I would like to thank you for your ongoing support of our school district, especially in the midst of this pandemic. We are committed to providing a quality educational experience for our students while providing a safe and healthy environment for everyone who enters our buildings.
As we created our Reopening Plan, we focused upon the following guiding principles:
> Health and safety of all students and staff is paramount
> Equitable and accessible instruction
> Maximize in-person instruction or synchronous instruction
> Flexibility to adapt to current status
> Clear structure and accountability
> Staff working on campus
I am thankful for the many parents, staff and board members who have worked side-by-side to review survey feedback, guidance from the Department of Education and Department of Health, and related resources to provide recommendations as we developed our plan. With feedback from our families, staff and advisory committee, we agreed to provide both in-person and remote learning experiences while maximizing the health and safety of all.
We have evaluated and reviewed our current health and safety plans and developed the hybrid and full remote instructional models for the upcoming school year. The hybrid model requires the use of face coverings on the school bus, in the hallways, in classrooms when there is movement, and when students are less than six feet of social distance. The teacher will provide direction regarding removal of face coverings for instructional purposes, as well as breaks. For those opting for the full remote model, instruction will take place online, adhering to the daily schedule as provided. Students who select this option will not attend any in-person sessions for a minimum period of ten weeks.
We are prepared to provide meaningful learning experiences and focus on the academic and social-emotional needs of our students and staff. Our teachers will continue to provide a high-quality academic learning environment, while addressing cultural responsiveness, as well as the health and well-being of our students. Our reopening plan includes new procedures and protocols in the areas of operations and maintenance, transportation, and nutritional services with a goal of providing optimal safety for our students and staff. I encourage you to visit www.cccsd.org/Reopening.aspx
for the latest information and updates.
Lori Orologio Superintendent of Schools