Letter: Reopening Plans, Q&A doc live on OCSD websiteAugust 26, 2021
Dear Oswego City School District Community,
I am writing to share several weekly updates concerning our district reopening plan. They are as follows:
- District Reopening Plan Posted to Website – On Tuesday night, the Board of Education reviewed our 2021-22 district Reopening Plan. This comprehensive plan includes information on: teaching and learning, school schedules, emergency shutdown and communication protocols, daily health screenings, contact tracing, COVID-19 testing, cleaning and sanitation and many other protocols and additional information that parents and/or guardians should know about. A copy of this new plan has been posted to the district website and is available via this link;
- Q&A Document – The district has also posted to its website an updated question and answer document. Please know this document will continue to be posted and updated throughout the school year. As we receive additional questions from our community, we will post these questions along with answers to them; and lastly
- Governor’s Mandate on Masking – Yesterday morning, Aug. 25, 2021, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a new, comprehensive plan to help ensure a safe, productive return to schools this fall in the midst of rising COVID-19 numbers, fueled by the Delta variant.
As part of this plan, Gov. Hochul has directed the New York State Department of Health to institute a universal mask requirement in all schools, public and private. Accordingly, all districts have been advised that the New York State Department of Health will issue the requirement through regulatory action, established by the Public Health and Health Planning Council. Parents and guardians can find more information on this by visiting the following URL: governor.ny.gov/news.
Mathis Calvin III, Ed. D.
Superintendent of Schools