Monday Message

from Susan M. Hasenauer, Superintendent

Monday, March 22, 2021

Good Morning,

Last week’s announcement by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) indicating that three feet of separation between students in classrooms is sufficient to ensure their safety, rather than the previous guidance of six feet, has without doubt offered hope to school districts across the country that they may be able to fully open again in the near future. While this offers greater flexibility, this has not yet been adopted by New York State.

For clarification, the State Department of Health guidance still calls for six feet, in the absence of physical barriers in the classroom. I share this with you because at this time our District will continue to uphold the 6 feet social distancing guideline as we move forward with our plan to increase in-person learning on April 19th. If in fact the state and our county adopt the recommendations of the CDC, we will not make changes in our current plan except for minimizing any wait list we may have. I share this with you as our main priority always has been and will continue to be ensuring the health and safety of our students and staff.

You can view our presentation from the March 17th Board of Education meeting regarding our plan to increase in-person learning effective April 19th here:

As always, if you have any questions, please reach out to me at (315) 332-3205 or

Happy Monday ~ Have a great week!


Sue Hasenauer

Newark CSD - Re-opening Plan

Save the Date for "Fireside Chat" with Superintendent Hasenauer

I will be holding my first "Fireside Chat" with parents / community members on Tuesday, April 6th from 6-7 PM. Please hold this date in your calendar. I am creating an agenda at this point. If there are any topics of interest or questions please email them to my secretary, Stacy Warren at This "Fireside Chat" on the 6th will be held via Zoom at the following link:
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