Reopening 2021-22

School Reopening 2021-2022
The Administrative Team continues planning a fully in-person return to school model for all students with layered COVID mitigation strategies that were in place at the end of last school year. We have prioritized all students returning to an in-person learning model as evidence and research show that it is imperative that all students return to in-person learning models to appropriately address academic, social, emotional and mental health needs. The CDC, American Academy of Pediatrics, NYS Education Department and Chautauqua County Department of Health have all recommended that schools prioritize in-person learning. We continue to feel fortunate that we created and successfully implemented a highly effective in-person model last year as we presently modify and adjust, planning for all students to be in-person.   As we did last school year, we will continue to use the Center for Disease Control to guide us with scientific data supporting their recommendations. 

In accordance with the strongest recommendation from the CDC, NYSED and Chautauqua County starting this past Monday everyone is again required to wear masks at all times, whether vaccinated or not, while indoors.  Masks will be optional for all outdoors.

To review, please be aware of the following:

  • Everyone is required to wear a mask at all times indoors, vaccinated or not, effective Monday, August 23.

  • Masks are optional outdoors for all. 

  • Any non-vaccinated adult and/or student that comes into contact with a COVID positive individual will be required to quarantine.

  • Vaccinated adults and students 12 and older that come into contact with a COVID positive individual will NOT have to quarantine unless they show symptoms.  

Centers for Disease Control COVID Guidance for 2021-2022