The following message was emailed to all staff and parents on Thursday, February 3, 2022.
The East Greenbush Central School District remains committed to maintaining full time in-person learning. The Omicron surge continues to dissipate, which we are seeing across the state and in our own community. The number of positive cases involving our students and staff has declined significantly over the past two weeks.
We are pleased to have been open for in-person learning every day this school year. And we are hopeful that the worst of COVID-19 this winter is behind us.
As a reminder, the district would switch to remote learning only if we cannot transport students to and from school, cover classes or ensure safe supervision of students. If that were to occur, and when feasible, we would provide our families as much advance notice as possible.
Update to Remote Learning Plan
In the event that staff shortages forced our district to switch to remote learning, the first day of remote learning would have a 2-hour delay schedule. This would enable our teachers to report to their schools and have time to prepare for virtual instruction. This delay would also assist parents and guardians who may need extra time to arrange supervision for their children.
Any subsequent day of remote learning would have a regular schedule.
Remote learning days would consist of live virtual instruction with students utilizing their district-issued chromebooks at home. As occurs within the classroom each day, teachers would be provided with the discretion to determine various formats for instruction including direct instruction, individual assignments and group work.
Again, we hope a switch to remote learning will not be necessary as the situation with COVID-19 continues to improve. We are meeting regularly with the county health department, the Questar Health and Safety team, other local school districts and communicating with our medical director to review policies and updated information regarding COVID-19.
We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate this ongoing pandemic and its impact on our schools. As always, we will communicate any updates as they become available.