7/31 Letter to Students, Staff, Families, and Community Re: Reopening Plan Submitted

This letter can also be viewed via this link: https://www.smore.com/qhbxd

Dear Students, Staff, Families, and Community:

This afternoon the District's "Comprehensive Reopening Plan" for the 2020-2021 school year was submitted to the New York State Education Department for review.

We will await Governor Cuomo's guidance, scheduled for sometime next week, to finalize our plan for the coming months. We are prepared for in-person, hybrid and remote instruction. It is the District's current plan to have all PK-12 students back in school for in-person instruction Monday-Friday. The K-6 students will have the same start and end time with arrival beginning at 7:40 a.m. and dismissal at 2:45 p.m., while PK will end at 10:30 a.m. instead of 11 a.m. and our 7-12 students will be on a modified schedule beginning their day at 8:45 a.m. and being dismissed at 1:45 p.m. Our plan outlines where there will be changes within the school day. This plan allows for the district to provide students with in-person instruction, transportation, and meet the health and safety requirements. We encourage you to read our plan to learn more.

Like most planning that is layered and comprehensive, this process involved a lot of moving parts, balls in the air, moving targets, whatever type of saying you can think of that sums up doing the best you can with what you know and having a tight timeline to do it in. I am very proud of our team - across the board. When you have a tight-knit community, and when you find your way to the finish line (a relative term these days), it is important to stop and take a look in the rear view to think about all that you faced, figured out, and accomplished. Our team has been positive, creative, dedicated, and resilient, and approached this large undertaking with a can-do spirit that kept the health and safety of students and staff at the forefront.

There is more work to be done. We won't rest for too long. But for today, I am proud to share our collective work with you, all 40-plus pages of it. We have posted our plan on our website in a couple different locations to increase accessibility. Our Reopening page is still a work in progress, and we will utilize it as we did our school closure page during March - June as a landing space/hub of information. We encourage you to check it routinely. It is also linked via the homepage.

We've also created a document that gives bullet point highlights.  As we think of more points, we will add them. And, there is a FAQs document that all are welcome to comment on as a way of asking questions. We'll respond as promptly as we can, and hope that this can be a living document that addresses the questions of the moment. There's a lot of information and we're working on creating quick and accessible ways for you to be able to sort through it all, and us too.

Thank you for your support. And, thank you to all of the generous community members, family members connected to LLCSD in some way, and businesses who have reached out to offer donations for our cloth facial masks and our materials for our outdoor learning spaces. We are most grateful and each donation has warmed our hearts and made life easier. Thank you! If interested in making a donation, just let us know via our Google Form. 

Please reach out with any questions. Have a great weekend. Enjoy the beautiful ADK weather! Stay safe. Stay healthy. Be kind.

Sincerely,

Ms. Noelle J. Short

Superintendent/Principal

noelle.short@longlakecsd.com

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Our School

Long Lake Central School is a K-12 public school that offers a supportive, engaging, and enriching learning and working environment. Our small class sizes offer students the opportunity to receive individualized instruction in a way that is not possible in a larger school setting. Our students participate in extracurricular activities and athletics and are offered a wide-range of opportunities for travel during their educational experience, with trips to Washington D.C., Boston, New York City, Niagara Falls, and other locations scheduled for various grade levels. 

Our professional, diverse, and talented faculty work in dynamic ways to create learning opportunities that mix grade levels, disciplines, and learning styles. We are 1:1 device school, where students in pre-kindergarten through second grade have iPads available for instruction, and students in grades three through twelve are provided with Chromebooks, with seventh through twelfth grade students offered the opportunity to take their devices home. 

At Long Lake Central School, we are proud of the work we do and we are extremely proud of all that our graduates have accomplished once leaving Long Lake Central School. We are situated in one of the most beautiful landscapes on earth, the Adirondack Park, and are supported by a community who finds great value in a small school education and ensuring that our students and families have a safe place to live, learn, work, and thrive in. Our vision is to be a place that promotes open-minded, hard-working people who are equipped for life. 

 

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