Parent Letter - Rumors, Reality, Update

November 19, 2020

 

Dear Parents/Guardians: 

 

Rumors: 

There have been rumors floating around that the school is planning to shift to totally remote learning following the upcoming Thanksgiving recess.  These rumors are not true.

 

It is the intention of the Ticonderoga Central School District to remain open for in-person instruction as long as possible.  There are no plans for going fully remote in December at this time.

 

Reality:

A shift to total remote could be caused by a COVID positive case in our school community, community spread OR the inability to safely staff our schools.

 

Updates:

Our current instructional model for the Jr. Sr. High is a hybrid model.  Students are in person two days and remote for three each week.  There are plans being finalized and implemented to improve student engagement during the “at home” days of learning.  You will hear more details over the next weeks from your student’s teachers as they begin to live stream their classes.  Students will be expected to be actively involved in class, to sign in virtually and participate by following their school bell schedule on the days they are not in-person.

 

We are all working hard to maintain in-person learning.  Your on-going support is appreciated.  As a community each of us needs to maintain sound health and safety practices:

Limit travel, limit exposure, wear a mask and socially distance.  

 

Together we can make a difference and maintain in-person learning.

 

As the challenges and uncertainty of 2020 continues, I encourage everyone to focus on those things in our lives which bring us joy and a sense of hope.  I wish for each of you the opportunity to relax, reflect and refocus over the Thanksgiving holiday.  I am thankful for the warm welcome I’ve received from the school community.

 

Happy Thanksgiving to you all.

 

Sincerely,

 

Cynthia Ford-Johnston

Interim Superintendent of Schools





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