UPDATES FROM SUPT SUTHERLAND
Grades 9-12 will be remote December 22 & 23
LINKS & DOCUMENTS
PRELIMINARY REOPENING PLAN DOCUMENTS
2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR UPDATES & RESOURCES
Remote Learners Meal Request Form - [Complete a new form for each student.]
Already receiving remote meals? You are all set and do not need to sign up again.
For those students who are fully remote or hybrid and want remote meals, use this form to sign up for meals. The District plans to have meals available for families to pickup on Tuesdays for the days their children will be learning at home that week.
Breakfast/Lunch: No cost to students from November 2 through June 24, 2021.
Meals can be picked up on Tuesdays from 9 - 9:30 at the back of the High School at Door #17 (to the right of the overhead door).
Please note - Take home meals are for remote learning days only - not for in-person attendance.
NO COST FOR BREAKFAST & LUNCH TO BEGIN ON 11/2/2020
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the USDA has provided flexibility to help schools feed students through the school meal programs. While the District does not meet the 50% threshold of eligible students who meet the criteria for free or reduced-price meals, the District was able to submit an application requesting a waiver for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. The District was informed today that the waiver was approved!
Starting November 2, 2020, school meals (breakfast and lunch) will be provided at no cost to all interested students, regardless of their income status. This program will continue through the end of the 20-21 school year. It is important however; that all families who feel that they meet the eligibility guidelines, fill out the Application for Free/Reduced Meals as this will allow eligible students to continue to receive free/reduced price meals in September of 2021. The District’s free and reduced eligibility rate is also an important calculation in the total state aid that the District receives.
Students will continue to have the opportunity to purchase a variety of snacks and beverages from our food service areas. Middle and high school students can make purchases in the cafeteria and elementary students can make purchases at the food carts that are brought to each classroom. The K-12 Payment Center allows parents to put money on their child’s account so there is no transfer of money at the time of purchase.
If your child is learning remotely and you would like to pick up meals, please complete the survey Remote Learners Meal Request Form.
If you have any questions, please contact Tracy Churchill, our Food Services Supervisor at (518) 966-5070 ext. 429.
PARENTS' DECISIONS FOR 2020-21
In order to create class lists, restructure room utilization, and disburse resources equitably, the District is collecting parents' formal decisions about the upcoming school year regarding in-person instruction (for gr. K-5), hybrid instruction (for gr. 6-12), or remote learning. Additionally, the District is collecting parents' decisions regarding transportation on the school bus.
We encourage parents to complete the survey (link below) as soon as they feel prepared, but no later than August 11th. We understand that this is a difficult decision, but the sooner GCS has the information, the better we can plan for our students. We ask that if you have multiple children, please complete and submit the form for each child separately by selecting ""submit another response."
PRELIMINARY REOPENING PLANS
This page contains information for Greenville CSD's preliminary reopening plans. This is a framework for the start of the 2020-2021 school year and is subject to change based on resources, further guidance from state agencies (NYS Governor’s Office, NYS Department of Education, Department of Health, Center for Disease Control) and feedback from community stakeholders, as rules, regulations and official guidance allow.
GUIDING PRINCIPLES FOR OUR WORK
INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM SUMMARY
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (GRADE K-5)
Students in grades K-5 will attend in person, Monday - Friday
Staff will be assigned to reduce class sizes (as determined by social distancing requirements and room square footage)
Special Area: Art, Music, PE will continue, primarily as a push-in model, Chorus will not be offered this fall
Staff will be encouraged to maximize small group activities and use of outdoor spaces
Sharing of materials will not be permitted
While in-person instruction is beneficial for students, a remote instruction option will be provided based on specific needs
MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL (GRADES 6-8 & 9-12)
Grades 6-12 will be using a hybrid model - Students will be on-site for 2 days of in-person instruction, then remote for 2 days, on an alternating AB/CD schedule.
Approximately 50% of the students will be on-site in order to maintain appropriate social distance. These groups will be called “Spartan” and “STRONG”.
On remote instruction days, students will be required to participate in classroom work remotely and/or complete assignments. Student expectations on remote days are being developed at the building levels.
Teachers will use a variety of instructional practices including, but not limited to, live streaming, pre-recorded lessons, or videos aligned to NYS learning standards.
While the hybrid model of instruction is beneficial for students, a remote instruction option will be provided based on specific needs.