As you know, BKW recently posted a School Reopening Plan for 2020-21 following several months of work by district staff, community members and parents and review of all available and emerging resources form the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the NYS Department of Health, the NYS Education Department, and the Governor’s Office.
We expect a formal decision on whether schools can reopen from Governor Cuomo during the week of Aug. 1-7.
While school districts have been instructed to prioritize efforts to return all students to in-person instruction, the district is also planning for remote/distance learning as well as a for a hybrid model that combines in-person instruction and remote learning. Parents will always have the choice to remain in the remote learning model, but need to notify the district of this choice.
BKW will accept requests from parents who desire to have their children in a remote learning environment. A written request for remote learning should be submitted to the Superintendent of Schools, or to the principal of the child’s building by August 14.
Virtual forums on reopening schools
BKW parents and guardians also participated in early August in two virtual forums on reopening schools in the fall. Both forums were recorded and may be watched at any time through the links below:
- BKW Secondary School Forum – Held Aug. 5 remotely. Click here to watch a recorded version of the forum on Facebook
- BKW Elementary School Forum – Held Aug. 4 remotely. Click Here to watch a recorded version of the forum on Facebook
BKW staff, students and parents are encouraged read over the district’s School Reopening Plan for 2020-21 and contact the Superintendent’s Office or their school principals with questions.
The health and safety of our students, our staff and their families is our top priority. They are, because we are! If you have any questions regarding the reopening of schools, please don’t hesitate to contact me.