Only a day after Nassau and Suffolk counties announced a two-week school closing, there is already speculation about having a longer closing, as some other states and localities have done. As of right now, we remain closed through March 27. News is changing rapidly and I will continue to make decisions that will help to keep our community safe and healthy. When there is something new that I can share with you about how the situation is impacting our schools, I will.
I am receiving questions from parents about remote learning and the learning plans that teachers and administrators have developed. There are so many variations in these plans, depending on grade level and subject, that it will be less confusing if parents and students wait for communication directly from their teachers and/or administrators. You will receive your first notification from a teacher and/or administrator no later than Wednesday. Students should then follow teachers' directions and assignments. Parents may reach out to staff at any time for clarification or additional information.
Let me say this again: do not hesitate to get in touch with a staff member if you think we can help. We all understand that these are unique circumstances and that there is a lot of uncertainty. We are only too happy to provide whatever reassurance and assistance that we can.
Please continue to do your part by practicing social distancing and staying home. Stay well.