Dear KLSD Community,
This issue highlights our end-of-year milestones—our high school graduation, and our 8th and 5th grade moving up celebrations. All our students have every reason to be proud of their accomplishments in this most challenging year. As I said to our seniors, “You’ve lived history. We know you will go on to make history.”
Looking to next year, you may have heard recently that the states of Connecticut and New Jersey, among others, have published guidance for schools to re-open this fall. That is cause for hope. Just this week, the American Academy of Pediatrics encouraged districts across the country to find a way to bring children physically back to school in the fall. Of course, at the same time, the number of COVID-19 cases is growing nationally and some states are slowing their broader re-opening plans. The situation remains complex and continues to evolve.
New York State is still developing its school re-opening guidance (we have been told it will arrive sometime this month). Nonetheless, we are making use of existing guidance from the CDC, Johns Hopkins, and Cornell, among others, as we plan for every possible re-opening contingency. We are also studying how schools have re-opened in other parts of the world. Next week, we welcome some of our students with disabilities back into school for our Extended School Year program. We hope this bodes well for the fall.
We will continue to keep you informed throughout the summer. We will keep using email, our website, and every other means at our disposal to keep you up to date on latest developments.
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Please continue to be safe and well this summer,