Dear parents and families,
When school abruptly closed on March 16, 2020, I don't think anyone imagined where we would be today. For many, it was thought perhaps two weeks, or maybe a month would be the length of the school closure before we returned to normal. Here we are five months later assembling a plan IF we are able to return to school. What we do know is that we are facing a new normal. As we progress through the planning stage and eventually implementation, we must remain resolute in our efforts to serve our students and their families as we navigate this pandemic.
School districts across New York State received finalized reopening guidance on July 22, 2020. Our charge was to develop and submit a reopening plan by July 31, 2020. To accomplish this task, Genesee Valley (GV) BOCES established a Reopening Committee consisting of Board of Education members, administrators, teachers, related service providers, support staff, and health care professionals. The Committee was tasked with reviewing the guidance in light of what GV BOCES would have to attest to upon plan submission. The plan is a culmination of documents, excerpts, and guidance that reflects the most up-to-date: research, statistics, guidance documents, reopening frameworks, and school reopening models. The Committee utilized the aforementioned information and their perspectives to assure the plan is in the best interests of the GV BOCES staff, students, and constituents.
The safety of the GV BOCES constituents was of paramount importance in all decision-making processes. The resulting framework considers our local context while respecting national public health trends, Executive Orders, regulatory changes, and data. Please know that our plan is a living document and will be updated on a regular basis to reflect the most up-to-date guidance, data, and best practices that are available to us.
GV BOCES leadership teams recently held ReOpening Zoom meetings for parents, guardians, families, students, and staff. Please click on the link to the left to view a recording of a meeting.
We look forward to working with you throughout the upcoming school year. If you have immediate needs please contact one of the following administrators:
Julie Donlon, Ed.D.
LeRoy Services Center
Director of Instructional Programs
LeRoy Services Center
Mount Morris Campus
Mount Morris CSD (BOCES Campus)
Our full Reopening Plan can be viewed at the bottom of this webpage. We look forward to safely restoring our learning environment.