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Harpursville CSD Reopening Page

Introduction

Since March 2020 and throughout the entire school closure period due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Harpursville Central School District has prioritized the health, well-being, and safety of our entire school community.  This remains our #1 priority.  Now that we are challenged with reopening our schools for the 2020-2021 school year, we remain committed to developing and implementing a plan that allows our schools to reopen safely and in manner consistent with the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and New York State Department of Education (NYSED) guidelines.  This webpage is designed to provide all relevant information regarding the reopening of schools across New York State, including the Harpursville Schools.

How to Stay Updated

In addition to the district’s website, families will receive email or phone calls (when needed) with updates about our reopening plans via our School Messenger system.  If you need to update any contact information to ensure you are receiving these messages, please contact Jill Andrews at [email protected].  Please regularly check your email as well as the district’s reopening page on the website for important information.

Key Dates and Timelines:

  • July 13th: NYSDOH Guidance Issued
  • July 16th: NYSED Guidance Issued
  • July 17-31st: HCSD developed a draft reopening plan based on the guidance, Thoughtexchange community feedback, and Google Forms survey to families.
  • July 31: Per Governor Cuomo, school district reopening plans are due to the state and posted on the district website
  • August 1-7: Governor Cuomo will make a decision on reopening schools in regions of New York State based on threshold criteria
  • August 1- September 4th: HCSD will monitor any new guidance and feedback from our school community to make any necessary adjustments to our reopening plan.  Regular updates will be provided to our school community throughout this time period.
  • September 10th: First scheduled day of school for HCSD students

Harpursville Central School District Preliminary Return to School Plan

The preliminary plan for reopening the Harpursville Central School district provides a through overview for the start of the 2020-2021 school year.  It is subject to change based on additional guidance,new rules or regulations that public schools are required to follow, and feedback from our school community.  Read the HCS Reopening Plan here.

The plan is expected to be a living document; changes to the plan are expected and likely.  In fact, in a recent Zoom call with key NYSED officials, the Interim Commissioner recently stated, “We do not expect that your plan on July 31 will be the same plan that you have on September 1.”   Our hope is to keep changes to a minimum so that parents/guardians, students, and our HCS faculty and staff have as much time as possible to plan for the school year.

We know that many arrangements will need to be made by families in preparation for the start of the school year.  We know that this is not an ideal situation for anyone.  Thank you for your patience and understanding of the circumstances that we are all facing together.  We sincerely value your continued support!

ZOOM Info for Community Forum

HCS Reopening Plan Community Forum

Aug 3, 2020 at 6:00 PM

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://E2CCB-GST.zoom.us/j/97405109569?pwd=Q0p4a2Y1K3dKa2NwOTlPdk5SNWtmQT09

Passcode: 190385

 

Or iPhone one-tap:

    US: +16468769923,,97405109569#,,,,,,0#,,190385#

 

Or Telephone:

    Dial: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 646 518 9805

Webinar ID: 974 0510 9569

Passcode: 190385