Article: Message from Superintendent - October 8, 2020

Message from Superintendent - October 8, 2020

Dear families, 

As indicated in my email last Friday, I would like to share some follow up information regarding athletics and extracurricular activities and clubs along with an update regarding the second quarter instructional model options.

As I shared with you, we are anticipating that our current hybrid and full remote models will still be in place for the second quarter. To best prepare, we are asking that you let us know if you would like to request changes to your child’s instructional model or transportation needs. Please complete this survey ONLY if you want to make changes. All requests must be submitted by Friday, October 23, for consideration. For those choosing to now participate in the hybrid model, the principal of your child’s school will assign your child to either Saints A or Saints B depending on enrollment. If you would like to keep your child’s learning model and transportation as it is currently, you do not need to take the survey. 

Athletic Update: We have created an Athletic Department YouTube Channel in order to stream home athletic events as well as any away events whenever possible. The following rules are in place for attending athletic events in person this season.

  1. Athletic events are not fully open to the public. There is a limit of 2 spectators per participant on the team.

  2. To attend an athletic event, you must have a visible pass that has been provided to you by a participant in that event.

  3. Only home spectators are allowed to attend swimming & diving meets at 2 per participant.

  4. Chaperones will be checking for passes and taking attendance at each event. If you do not have a pass, you will not be allowed entry.

  5. Face masks must be worn by all spectators and must cover the nose and mouth at all times.

  6. Individuals who are not from the same household must remain at least 6 feet apart from all others.

  7. Watching an event outside the fence or in other areas on the outskirts is not allowed according to NYS Department of Health guidelines. 

Extracurricular Activities: The administrative team met this week and decided that clubs, intramurals and other extracurricular activities at the elementary schools will remain on hold at this time. This is mainly due to the lack of after school transportation which would be needed for our students. Activities at the middle and high schools will be limited and begin on Monday, November 2. Specific details about the clubs and activities being offered and meeting time frames will be shared by your building principal prior to this date.  

Free and Reduced Lunch Application: The deadline for families to apply for the free and reduced lunch program is October 22. This program is effective for the entire school year. In addition to the free and reduced meals, students in the program also qualify for reduced fees for testing, Driver Education and Chromebook Protection Plans among other items. The application can be found here.

Enjoy the long weekend!


Lori Orologio

Superintendent of Schools

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