New York State School Reopening Timeline
Yesterday, July 8, Governor Cuomo set the first week of August as a deadline for the state to make a decision on the reopening of schools.On July 13, the state is expected to issue its finalized guidance on reopening schools in the fall.
NECSD is among the 700 school districts who are working to develop and adjust their fall reopening plans to submit for review to the state by July 31st
Based on the submitted plans and incoming health data, the state will make a decision during the week of August 1st - 7th if and when schools will reopen in the fall, the governor said during his media briefing.
The Governor noted that some regions may reopen differently than other regions, similarly to how different regions entered the various phases at different times.
As the district awaits guidance from the state, the Newburgh Enlarged City School District is hosting weekly Operation Reopen Task Force and Advisory meetings that are composed of over 200 members of our NECSD and local community.
More information about the work that NECSD is doing to prepare reopening plans will be found on a special section of our website dedicated to this work soon. In the meantime, please be sure to participate in our Thoughtexchange for parents and guardians and our survey for faculty and staff.
More instructions on those below!
Parents and guardians, to participate in this thoughtexchange, you will be asked to respond to one open-ended question, consider and assign stars to some of the ideas shared by others (20 to 30 is ideal), and learn what's important to our community.
Your thoughts and stars are confidential. You can come back as often as you'd like to participate and, in fact, we ask that you do come back to star some of the new ideas shared since you first participated. The ratings will help us understand the most important areas to focus on. The more stars you select indicates how much you agree with a thought or statement.
Participation will be open until Friday, July 17th.
If you need technical help, please call Thoughtexchange at 1-800-361-9027 ext. 4 or email email@example.com
You can also participate by texting the 9-digit code 870-054-172 to the phone number 728-55 to get a link to participate in this exchangeMessage and data rates may apply.
You'll receive responses to any messages you send, and up to 3 messages total to keep you up-to-date with this exchange.
In preparation for opening schools in September, NECSD would like your feedback. Currently, the Operation Reopen Task Force is examining and planning for multiple possible scenarios, which may include virtual and in-person school experiences.
Please take a few moments to respond to these questions to help better guide our research and planning. This survey should also be found in your email.
TEACHERS: Are you and your students doing something great? Please contact your Communication Strategist. We’d love to attend or post your pictures and recap to highlight the amazing accomplishments throughout our district! Grades PreK-5 Amanda McDowell (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Grades 6-12 Cassie Sklarz (email@example.com).