PK-5 Half Day – Thursday, December 8

There will be a half day for all students in grades PK-5 on Thursday, December 8 due to parent conferences. Dismissal times: Pre-K (DPS/Genet/Red Mill) at 10:45 a.m., Genet at 11:15 a.m., Bell Top/DPS/Green Meadow/Red Mill at 11:30 a.m.

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School Opening Plan

2022-23 Opening Plans and Information

School districts recently received updated COVID-19 guidance from the CDC and NYS Departments of Health and Education in August 2022. The guidance provides increased flexibility regarding our operations, which should lead to a more normal school experience for our students with increased social engagement.

View 2022-23 Opening Guide

  • Full time in-person learning for all students
  • No social distancing requirement – classroom and cafeteria seating will provide students with more social interaction
  • Face masks are optional for all students, staff and visitors inside schools and on school buses
  • Continue with enhanced ventilation procedures to optimize air quality in all schools
  • Regular cleaning and disinfecting of school buildings, buses and high-touch areas
  • Promote hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette
  • Every morning before school, please check your child for COVID-19 symptoms
    • If your child displays a COVID-19 symptom, please keep them at home and call your school immediately
  • In the event someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19, contact your school and inform them of the positive case
  • 5-Day Isolation period for those who are sick or infected with COVID-19 (must submit Affirmation of Isolation Form to your school nurse)
    • Masks are required upon return from isolation during days 6 through 10 after COVID-19 infection
  • Close contacts do not need to quarantine and can continue attending school as long as they remain asymptomatic
  • No surveillance testing for students or staff
  • At-Home COVID Test Kits are available for free to all staff and families at each school
  • Point of Care testing is available at all schools for students/staff who develop COVID-19 symptoms during the school day

2021-22 Opening Plans and Information

The East Greenbush Central School District developed a school opening plan for 2021-22 based on guidance from the CDC and NYS Education Department in coordination with Questar III BOCES and other regional school districts. The plan prioritizes the return of all K-12 students to full time in-person learning while maintaining the health and safety of all students, staff and families.

Community Meetings (2021-22)

The district will be sharing the school opening plans at the following events:

Updates

Guidance


2020-21 Reopening Plans and Information

Reopening Community Meetings
The East Greenbush Central School District asked the school community for input in developing our reopening plans.

Community Forums
The district has hosted virtual community forums, in addition to regular Board of Education meetings, throughout the school year to check-in with the school community and discuss the impact of COVID-19.

Enhancements to Hybrid Model
While the district is operating a Hybrid Model, it has maintained a commitment to bring back as many students for in-person learning as possible.

  • Students enrolled in the following programs have been identified as high-needs and attend in-person learning four days a week:
    • Full Day Special Education
    • Integrated Co-Teaching Special Education
    • Operation Graduation
    • CTAEP
    • Jump Start
    • Columbia Alternative Program
    • Middle School Alternative Program
    • English as a New Language
  • Kindergarten (March 1), Grade 1 (March 29), Grade 2 (April 13) and Grades 3-5 (April 26) have all returned to full time in-person learning.
  • Grade 6 returned to four days of in-person learning starting May 10.
  • Operation Launchpad at Columbia – students come into school on Live Virtual Wednesdays to work with teaching assistants to get caught up on work
  • Academic Remediation for Goff students after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Academic Support Services
East Greenbush schools are providing academic and social emotional supports to students in grades K-12:

  • K-12 Academic Intervention Services
  • K-12 Tutoring
  • Learning Resource Center at Columbia
  • Operation Launchpad at Columbia – students come into school on Live Virtual Wednesdays to work with teaching assistants to get caught up on work
  • Academic Remediation for Goff students after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Counseling Services
  • Social Work Services

If your child is in need of additional support, please contact your teacher or school principal.

Updates/Resources

Surveys

School Opening Task Force Committee
Our Task Force was represented by a large number of stakeholders including teachers, staff, students, parents, Board of Education members and medical professionals, including our school physician.