Curriculum and Instruction Update
Brewster Central School District
Please see this newsletter for a number of important announcements regarding K-5 Report Cards, COVID-19 testing, learning choice for the second semester, and the asynchronous instruction day on 12/23. Also, please complete the survey for COVID-19 testing!
K-5 Report Cards
Trimester One Report Cards Released on Monday, December 21st
Wednesday, December 23rd - Asynchronous Instructional Day
Learning Choice for the Second Semester
Important Survey to Complete for Potential COVID-19 Testing
We announced at the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday our desire to continue to explore the prospect of COVID-19 testing for students and staff should we be designated a Yellow, Orange, or Red Zone (see PDF here for additional information). The Governor has adjusted these requirements in recent weeks and although implementing testing would require an effort that is unprecedented and herculean, the changes in the guidance make the possibility more doable. In order to move forward, we need to know where you stand on testing for your child. The response to this survey is non-binding but it will be used to inform our decision-making.
We would utilize the tests provided to us free of charge from the Department of Health - the BinaxNOW rapid nasal swab tests. If we do need to administer these tests they would be conducted by personnel who are trained and demonstrate proficiency through our School Medical Director. We will of course provide additional information and more detailed plans as this becomes more of a possibility, but for now, we need your feedback as to how you currently feel about the prospect of testing. Please take a moment to complete this survey (survey en Espanol) by Wednesday, December 23rd.