Board of Education approves 2021-22 TVCSD Opening Plan

The opening plan for the 2021-2022 school year was approved by the Tri-Valley Central School Disrict Board of Education at is Aug. 26 meeting.

The reopening plan was developed in compliance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the NYS Education Department and sets protocols to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Here are some plan highlights:

  • The district will use a layered approach of mitigation strategies, including masks, testing, ventilation, handwashing, staying home when ill, and regular cleaning/disinfecting
  • All students in school, five days a week, for in-person instruction
  • No temperature screening
  • No virtual option (exceptions may be made for high-risk students via a 504 Plan or an IEP)
  • Continuation of mandatory mask wearing
    Required on buses
    Not required for outdoor activities
  • Full sports schedule recommended by Section IX
    No masking required for outdoor activities
    Masks mandatory for all indoor activities
  • Continuation of social distancing (at three feet)
    Five feet at lunch, band and chorus
  • Extra attention to the social/emotional needs of students and staff
  • Plan and be prepared for all virtual learning
    Chromebooks for every student
    To be left at home for ES students
    To be brought back and forth for SS students
  • New parent notification protocols