I hope you are all enjoying your summer and am sure you are, like myself, anxiously awaiting news on the reopening of Gardner-Dickinson.
I want to reassure families that we have been working with our regional BOCES to plan for a variety of scenarios for the fall, depending on where we are with the COVID-19 pandemic. Please know that the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff remain our top priority.
Schools are awaiting reopening guidance from New York State, which is expected July 13. Once we receive that guidance, we will share another update with our community as well as an online survey where families can share their thoughts about last school year and looking ahead to the fall.
School districts will have to submit reopening plans to the state by July 31, with Governor Andrew Cuomo announcing a decision on the reopening of schools during the week of August 1.
I understand families will have questions and apprehensions about returning to school in the fall and we will make sure to communicate throughout the summer to give you answers as soon as we can. Again, please know that nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of your children.
Dr. Mary Yodis