A Message from the Superintendent

School Reopening Plan

Update from Superintendent Bradley

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Last evening, following the third parent question and answer session and during the Board of

Education meeting, it was decided that LCSD will move forward with the 2-1-2 model as its

school schedule for the School Reopening Plan.

This model involves Blue Cohort students attending school in-person on Mondays and Tuesdays, and participating in remote learning on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Students assigned to the Gold Cohort will attend school in-person on Thursdays and Fridays, and participate in remote learning on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.

Wednesdays, the "1" in the 2-1-2 model, is a remote learning day for all students, and staff are expected to connect remotely with students on Wednesdays from classrooms/offices.

Wednesdays will also be used as an additional mid-week cleaning and disinfecting day.

While there is no perfect model that will satisfy everyone, this model appears to be the preferred model by staff and parents, and it aligns with guidance from NYSED and NYSDOH. It will not be the forever model, but it will serve LCSD the best as we gear up to gradually and thoughtfully reopen our schools in a safe and productive manner.

Students and parents can expect to receive specific details about school reopening from building principals and classroom teachers very soon.

Thank you for input and patience throughout the process of developing our school reopening plan. It is recognized and very much appreciated.

Stay safe and be well!

Michelle T. Bradley

Superintendent of Schools

Lockport City School District