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  • Hybrid learning begins Sept. 21

    Posted by Alicia Smith on 9/20/2020 6:00:00 PM

    Greetings EUFSD family,

     

    This week marked the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month. At Wednesday’s meeting our Board of Education passed a resolution recognizing September 15th through October 15th as National Hispanic Heritage Month. You may read the resolution in its entirety on our website by clicking on the following link: EUFSD Hispanic Heritage BOE Resolution

     

    As we continue to provide updates regarding our 2020-2021 reopening, this serves as a gentle reminder that our Hybrid Model begins on Monday, September 21st. Your child’s principal sent a more detailed letter to all families regarding the September schedule, as well as expectations for in-person and virtual days.

     

    As we begin the Hybrid model, it is important to reiterate a few reminders:

     

    1. Please monitor your child each day for signs of COVID-19.
    2. Health Screening must  be completed each morning before your child leaves the house. You may do this by accessing our form at: https://entry.neric.org/eufsd. The form has a translation feature that now translates into thirteen languages. 
    3. Please do not send your child to school if they are sick.
    4. Practice hand-washing at home with your child and explain why it's important to wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially before and after eating, coughing/sneezing, or adjusting a face mask.
    5. All members of our school community must wear masks on the bus and in school. We will be distributing masks to students as well.
    6. Please speak with your child at home about maintaining social distancing (six feet) whenever possible. We have signs all around the schools reminding students to stay six feet apart. 

     

    In order for our school year to be successful we must work together to keep everyone safe and healthy.

     

    As another reminder, we will be distributing free grab & go meals from the Hamilton cafeteria when school is in session on Monday through Friday from 8:30AM-10:30AM.

     

    I thank you for your continued partnership.

     

    Have a wonderful weekend!

     

    Yours truly,

    Dr. Marc Baiocco
    Superintendent of Schools


    Saludos familia EUFSD,

     

     

    Esta semana marcó el comienzo del mes de la Herencia Hispana. En la reunión del miércoles, nuestra junta de educación aprobó una resolución reconociendo desde el 15 de septiembre hasta el 15 de octubre como el mes nacional de la Herencia Hispana. Puede leer la resolución en su totalidad en nuestro sitio web haciendo clic en el siguiente enlace: EUFSD Hispanic Heritage BOE Resolution

     

    A medida que continuamos brindando actualizaciones sobre nuestra reapertura 2020-2021, esto sirve como un recordatorio de que nuestro modelo híbrido comienza el lunes 21 de septiembre. El director de su hijo envió una carta más detallada a todas las familias con respecto al calendario de septiembre, así como las expectativas para los días virtuales y en persona. 

     

     

    Cuando comenzamos el modelo híbrido, es importante reiterar algunos recordatorios:

    1. Por favor monitoree a su hijo todos los días para detectar signos de COVID-19.
    2. El examen de salud debe completarse cada mañana antes de que su hijo salga de la casa.Puede hacer esto accediendo a su formulario en: https://entry.neric.org/eufsd. El formulario tiene una función de traducción que ahora se traduce a trece idiomas.
    3. Por favor, no envíe a su hijo a la escuela si está enfermo.
    4. Practique lavarse las manos en casa con su hijo y explique por qué es importante lavarse las manos con agua y jabón durante al menos 20 segundos, especialmente antes y después de comer, toser / estornudar o ajustarse su mascarilla.
    5. Todos los miembros de nuestra comunidad escolar tienen que usar máscaras en el autobús y en la escuela. También estaremos distribuyendo máscaras a los estudiantes.
    6. Hable con su hijo en casa acerca de mantener la distancia social (seis pies) siempre que sea posible. Tenemos letreros alrededor de las escuelas que recuerdan a los estudiantes que se mantengan a seis pies de distancia.

     

    Para que nuestro año escolar sea exitoso, debemos trabajar juntos para mantener a todos seguros y

    Saludables.

     

    Además, estaremos distribuyendo comidas gratuitas para llevar de la cafetería de Hamilton cuando la escuela esté en sesión de lunes a viernes de 8:30AM - 10:30AM.

     

    Les agradezco su colaboración continua.

     

    ¡Ten un fin de semana maravilloso!

     

    Atentamente,

    Dr. Marc Baiocco
    Superintendente de escuelas

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  • Mobile Food Pantry, Sept. 16

    Posted by Brian Howard on 9/15/2020 2:30:00 PM

    As a gentle reminder, we will be hosting a Mobile Food Pantry on Wednesday, July 22nd and Wednesday, September 16th at 3:30PM in the AHHS parking lot. If you plan on attending, I recommend arriving early, as there may be a high demand for food during this challenging time. 

     

    We also ask that anyone who attends be mindful of social distancing guidelines and keep six feet from the person in front. Additionally, we encourage everyone to wear masks.

     

    Please know that we are here to support you, should you need any assistance - please do not hesitate to reach out to your school principal.

     

    Have a great day!

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Dr. Marc Baiocco
    Superintendent of Schools

     


    Saludos familia de Elmsford,

    Le escribo esta tarde para informarle a nuestra comunidad escolar que organizaremos una despensa móvil de alimentos el miércoles 22 de julio y el miércoles 16 de septiembre a las 3:30 PM en el estacionamiento de AHHS. Si planeas asistir, le recomiendo llegar temprano, ya que puede haber una gran demanda de alimentos durante este momento difícil.

     

    También pedimos que cualquiera que asista tenga en cuenta las pautas de distanciamiento social y se mantenga a seis pies de la persona que está al frente. Además, alentamos a todos a usar máscaras.

     

    Tenga en cuenta que estamos aquí para ayudarle, en caso de que necesite ayuda, no dude en comunicarse con su director.

     

    ¡Tenga un buen día!

     

    Sinceramente,

     

    Dr. Marc Baiocco, Superintendente de Escuelas

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  • Back to School in a new year with new ways of learning

    Posted by Alicia Smith on 9/11/2020 2:45:00 PM

    Between 7:35 and 7:40 a.m. on Sept.10, a steady stream of faculty and staff made their way into Alexander Hamilton High School for the start of the 2020-2021 school year.

    Minutes later, they were plugged in, tuned on and teaching. Remotely. They found out later that 90 percent of the students at the high school logged in. Teacher holds up computer

    It was the start of a new school year unlike any other. Following the shuttering of schools in March, the Elmsford Union Free School District turned exclusively to online learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout the summer, the district waited for recommendations from the governor to determine what school would look like in the fall. It then spent weeks diligently planning and preparing, opting to begin the school year in a remote environment before changing to a hybrid model, on Sept. 21.

    On this particular morning, remote learning was de riguer, however, some students did arrive in person to their respective schools for orientation sessions. With all the new protocols in place and new ways of learning taking place, the excitement for a new year could not be diminished.

    “This is nothing short of a miracle,” Superintendent of Schools Marc Baiocco proclaimed as he walked through the hallways of the high school. He popped into a few classrooms where teachers sitting at their desks spoke into their computers to students at home.

    “I am speechless,” he said as he continued his tour and observed how teachers were managing.

    Later in the morning, his excitement grew when he visited the Alice E. Grady Elementary School.

    Parents and their children waited outdoors, all wearing the required masks, as Principal Andrea Hamilton enthusiastically greeted them at the door. She welcomed each family and passed students on to a faculty member who helped them find their classrooms while parents waved by the door as they were not allowed in the building.

    “This is definitely different,” said Leon Jones, who was dropping off his son, sixth-grader Leon R. Jones. “They don’t know what to expect,” he said of students.

    His son said he was smiling under his mask and happy to be there.

    Dr. Baiocco agreed, saying “this is a much different opening than any I have experienced before.”

    Principal greets student As the morning went on, teachers introduced themselves to those students in their classrooms and to the those who were logged in at home and would have their turn to visit the school the next day.

    Teachers discussed the safety protocols that everyone must adhere to, including wearing masks, washing hands and socially distancing. Students in the classrooms sat at individual desks behind three-sided, see-through panels.

    Students were already familiar with many safety precautions. Some were so excited to see their friends again after six months apart that they gave each other a socially distanced hug or high-five — a kind of pantomime with each maneuver taking place without making physical contact.

    “This morning felt like such a special morning. You know why?” Dr. Baiocco asked one class he visited. “Because I knew I was going to see each and every one of you.”

    “This year is going to be different, but we will get through it,” he assured another classroom of students.

    He joked with another class that students looked like they had their own offices with the protective barriers in place.

    “This is just nice,” Dr. Hamilton said as she saw how well it was going with her faculty and the students.

    At the Carl L. Dixson Primary School, safety is going to be a large part of the lessons taught.

    “Every kid will have a personal barrier, a personal badge to allow them access to their computer. It’s really about safety and teaching the little ones how to handle a mask and take it off properly,” Principal Jeffrey Olender said as he waited for the pre-kindergarten orientation to begin.

    Teachers in the school for pre-kindergarten through first grade all have clear masks that enable students to see their entire faces. This helps prevent students from being fearful of their new teacher and helps students with disabilities and those who are learning English as a new language.

    “Clear masks make it look like kids are looking at a human and not something scary,” he said.

    Teachers will adjust some common lessons for the youngest students. Gone are the days when students sat at a table together and shared a large bin of crayons. Now they all have their own box of supplies and will be discouraged from sharing with their peers. Lessons on sharing, Mr. Olender said, will have to wait for another year.

    “These are the kinds of things that are the new normal,” he said. Welcome back sign

    Although there were many new things at each of the schools, including one-way stairwells and water fountains that are out of service for safety reasons, there was plenty of familiar back-to-school reminders. Throughout the buildings, there were decorative “welcome back” signs and freshly waxed floors.

    “Day One was a major success,” Dr. Baiocco announced to District Clerk Diane Caperna when he got back to his office.

    Click here to see photos from the 2020-2021 First Day of School!

     

     

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  • Annual Superintendent’s Conference Day kicks-off a challenging, exciting school year

    Posted by Alicia Smith on 9/8/2020 2:30:00 PM

    With so many changes brought on by the pandemic, this year’s back to school season looks very different. The first day of school will take place at home as the Elmsford Union Free School District begins the 2020-2021 academic year with remote learning on Sept. 10. Screen shot of virtual meeting

    One annual tradition, however, was upheld with what is now a common twist—meeting virtually. On Sept. 2, school administrators and staff members gathered via their computer screens for the Superintendent’s Conference Day, which typically is held in the Alexander Hamilton High School auditorium.  

    “This year is going to be challenging – we know that,” Superintendent Marc Baiocco told more than 100 participants who logged in and joined him online. “I am just so excited and really energized by seeing each and every one of you.” 

    This summer was by far one of the busiest that the district has been through. For weeks, administrators and teams of staff members met regularly, preparing for different possibilities that the new school year could bring, updating district policy to include New York State mandates and building onto what they learned when schools were closed, and remote learning was instated in the spring. Dr. Baiocco said that he could not be prouder of the work that was performed by the staff members to prepare for the new school year. 

    Dr. Baiocco spent several minutes thanking everyone for their work — from the team who helped guide the districtwide reopening plan and the staff members who volunteered to assist with summer food distribution to the maintenance crews who cleaned and planned for making in-person learning safe and all those who work within the district. He also expressed his appreciation for the support from the Village of Elmsford. 

    Dr. Baiocco admitted that he was feeling the same emotions that he knows his staff members are likely feeling too – anxiety and fear about what the upcoming year will bring. 

    “How do we change our mindset?” he asked. “How do we make the new atmosphere fun for our students? And how do we meet our students’ and colleagues’ emotional needs? Today, more than ever, it is important we focus on each other as well.” 

    When teachers return to their classrooms, they will see something new. Desks are now spaced apart, allowing for six feet of space between them to maintain social distance. Plastic barriers will be in place around student desks when in-person learning begins. Although not readily seen, the HVAC system has been upgraded to include MERV-13 filters, which are recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and other industry organizations. In addition, there will be reminders throughout the school buildings about the importance of washing hands, social distancing and wearing masks, which is a requirement to enter the building. 

    Dr. Baiocco said the reopening plans also included guidelines for if a student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19, detailing the necessary steps that would be taken for the individual to return to school. The district will be working closely with Westchester County’s Department of Health, which will guide the district through any health-related issue that may arise. 

    All students and staff members will have to get used to the new environment. At this time, the Elmsford School District will begin the school year in a remote environment, before switching to a hybrid model on Sept. 21. At that time, students will be divided into two cohorts, each attending in-person only two days per week.  

    A portion of the meeting was dedicated to welcoming new staff. Dr. Baiocco introduced Ashley Blanshaw, a teacher’s aide, and Denise Herrera, a kindergarten teacher, who will join the staff at Carl L. Dixson Primary School. Alice E. Grady Elementary School will welcome Alisha Hayes, a special education teacher; Patricia Pena, a dual language teacher; and Jacqueline Spitzer, an ENL teacher. New to Alexander Hamilton High School are Dulcimer Del Solar, an ENL teacher; Henry Hennup, a science teacher; and Samantha Silberman-Maddamma, a special education teacher. 

    As the school year begins, Dr. Baiocco reminded his staff to pay attention to the words they use with their students.  

    “Understand: words have power,” he said. “They can uplift, harm, stick. They create memories of school and they can create self-esteem issues.” 

    Board of Education President Candice Wood also shared a few words that she had previously recorded and echoed Dr. Baiocco’s sentiments. 

    “The new buzzword is ‘equality,’” she said. “Embrace that concept. Focus on the new places you can go, the new experiences you can provide and foster in your students.” 

    Staff members were reminded by Dr. Baiocco that this year will be unlike any other. 

    “At the end of the day, we know we’ve got this – we are in this together,” Dr. Baiocco concluded. “I look forward to an unbelievable school year.” 

     

     

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  • Superintendent's Update

    Posted by Alicia Smith on 9/8/2020 9:30:00 AM

       A Special Message From The Elmsford Union Free School District

     

    Greetings EUFSD family,

    As an update to our 2020-2021 reopening,our staff returned and began this week with two amazing professional learning days. We are excited about welcoming our students back to the new school year. As a gentle reminder, the first day for students will be Thursday, September 10th and will begin virtually for all students. All students will learn virtually from September 10th through September 18th. You should have received information from your child’s principal regarding upcoming orientations and instructions from their teachers about logging into the virtual learning model. Many families have already picked up the district owned Chromebooks. If you are still in need, please contact your child’s principal.

    On September 21st, we will begin our Hybrid model. If you chose to have your child remain a Remote learner, we have confirmed the information with you and adjusted your child’s cohort. The cohort schedules are available in our eSchool Parent portal. If you do not have a parent portal account, please sign up as soon as possible: https://esdparentportal.lhric.org/.

    As we begin the Hybrid model, it is important to work together to keep each other safe. I offer a few reminders:

    1. Please monitor your child each day for signs of COVID-19.
    2. Health Screening must  be completed each morning before your child leaves the house. You may do this by accessing our form at: https://entry.neric.org/eufsd. The form will have a feature available next week to translate into eight languages. 
    3. Please do not send your child to school if they are sick.
    4. Practice hand-washing at home with your child and explain why it's important to wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially before and after eating, coughing/sneezing, or adjusting a face mask.
    5. All members of our school community must wear masks on the bus and in school. We will be distributing masks to students as well.
    6. Please speak with your child at home about maintaining social distancing (six feet) whenever possible. We have signs all around the schools reminding students to stay six feet apart. 

    We know that this year is a very different start to the school year and we are aware of the importance of beginning the school year with engaging and fun activities for your child. Our opening weeks, both Virtually and through our Hybrid In-person days will focus on welcoming students back.

     I thank you for your partnership and look forward to an exciting year.

    Yours truly,

    Dr. Marc Baiocco
    Superintendent of Schools


    Saludos familia EUFSD,

    Como una actualización de nuestra reapertura 2020-2021, nuestro personal regresó y comenzó esta semana con dos  días increíbles de aprendizaje profesional. Estamos emocionados de dar la bienvenida a nuestros estudiantes al nuevo año escolar. Como recordatorio amable, el primer día para los estudiantes será el jueves 10 de septiembre y comenzará virtualmente  para todos los estudiantes. Los estudiantes aprenderán virtualmente del 10 de septiembre al 18 de septiembre. Debería haber recibido información del director de su hijo sobre las próximas orientaciones e instrucciones de sus maestros para iniciar sesión en el modelo de aprendizaje virtual. Muchas familias ya han recogido las Chromebooks propiedad del distrito. Si todavía lo necesita, comuníquese con el director de su hijo.

    El 21 de septiembre comenzaremos nuestro modelo híbrido. Si eligió que su hijo siga siendo un aprendiz remoto, hemos confirmado la información con usted y ajustamos la cohorte de su hijo. Los horarios de la cohorte están disponibles en nuestro portal eSchool Parent. Si no tiene una cuenta en el portal para padres, regístrese tan pronto como sea posible: https://esdparentportal.lhric.org/.

    Al comenzar con el modelo híbrido, es importante trabajar juntos para mantenernos a salvo. Ofrezco algunos recordatorios:

    1. Vigile a su hijo todos los días para detectar signos de COVID-19
    2. El examen de salud debe realizarse cada mañana antes de que su hijo salga de la casa. Puede hacerlo accediendo a nuestro formulario en: https://entry.neric.org/eufsd. El formulario tendrá una función disponible la próxima semana para traducir a ocho idiomas.
    3. Por favor, no envíe a su hijo a la escuela si está enfermo.
    4. Practique lavarse las manos en casa con su hijo y explique por qué es importante lavarse las manos con agua y jabón durante al menos 20 segundos, especialmente antes y después de comer, toser / estornudar o ajustarse una máscara.
    5. Todos los miembros de nuestra comunidad escolar tienen que usar máscaras en el autobús y en la escuela. También estaremos distribuyendo máscaras a los estudiantes.
    6. Hable con su hijo en casa acerca de mantener la distancia social (seis pies) siempre que sea posible. Tenemos señales alrededor de las escuelas que recuerdan a los estudiantes que se mantengan a seis pies de distancia.

    Sabemos que este año es un comienzo muy diferente al año escolar y somos conscientes de la importancia de comenzar el año escolar con actividades interesantes y divertidas para su hijo. Nuestras primeras semanas,  de las dos formas virtual y a través de nuestros días híbridos en persona, se centrarán en dar la bienvenida a los estudiantes.

    Les agradezco su asociación y espero tener un año emocionante.

    Atentamente,

    Dr. Marc Baiocco
    Superintendente de escuelas


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  • Superintendent's letter regarding the opening of school, 2020-2021

    Posted by Alicia Smith on 8/19/2020 8:05:00 AM

    A Special Message From The Elmsford Union Free School District

     

    Greetings EUFSD family,

     
    I am writing to you with several updates pertaining to the reopening of our schools. After several school community meetings, our staff meeting, and discussions with the Board of Education, I hope to provide clarity during this period of uncertainty. As we prepare for the reopening of our school buildings, the safety of our students, staff, and visitors is paramount. To that end, we will be phasing in the reopening of our school buildings. 

     

    We anticipate that the Board of Education will modify the school calendar to allow for September 8th and 9th to be professional development days for our staff. We will begin our reopening remotely for all students in Grades PreK-12 beginning September 10th through September 18th. During this time, we will also have orientations in each school to acclimate our students to their new teachers and the buildings. Additional information will be provided by your child(ren)’s principal.

     

    Beginning September 21st, we will begin with our hybrid model and cohort assignments for all K-12 students. The cohort model will follow the day rotation below:

     

     

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    Cohort A1

    In School

    In School

    Virtual

    Virtual

    Virtual

    Cohort A2

    In School

    In School

    Virtual

    Virtual

    Virtual

    Cohort B1

    Virtual

    Virtual

    Virtual

    In School

    In School

    Cohort B2

    Virtual

    Virtual

    Virtual

    In School

    In School

    Exactly the same each week.  Students do NOT change days.

     

    You may expect information from your child(ren) principal(s) and you will have access to their schedule in the eSchool Parent Portal. Our principals considered a balance of K-12 class loads throughout the day, as well as specials and elective options at AHHS. We are using the Department of Health guidance to reduce exposure risk, decrease the number of students, maintain cohorts throughout the school day, minimize contacts outside of a student’s cohort, and integrate cleaning between these smaller groups of students. 

     

    We also understand that some families may have concerns about in-person learning for students. As a reminder, please complete our Learning Preference Form by Friday, August 21, 2020

     

    Please continue to visit our Reopening Plan page on our website at eufsd.org/reopening for the most recent updates.

     

    Yours truly,

    Dr. Marc P. Baiocco
    Superintendent of Schools


    Saludos familia de EUFSD,

     Le escribo con varias actualizaciones relacionadas con la reapertura de nuestras escuelas. Después de varias reuniones de la comunidad escolar, reuniones de nuestro personal y discusiones con la Junta de Educación, espero brindar claridad durante este período de incertidumbre. Mientras nos preparamos para la reapertura de nuestros edificios escolares, la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes, personal y visitantes es suprema  Con ese fin, estaremos progresando en la reapertura de nuestros edificios escolares.

     

    Anticipamos que la Junta de Educación modificará el calendario escolar para permitir que el 8 y el 9 de septiembre sean días de desarrollo profesional para nuestro personal. Comenzaremos nuestra reapertura de forma remota para todos los estudiantes en los grados PreK-12 a partir del 10 de septiembre hasta el 18 de septiembre. Durante este tiempo, también tendremos orientaciones en cada escuela para aclimatar a nuestros estudiantes a los edificios. Puede esperar información del director de su (s) hijo (s).

     

    Empezando el 21 de septiembre, comenzaremos con nuestro modelo híbrido y asignaciones de cohorte para todos los estudiantes de K-12. El modelo de cohorte seguirá la siguiente rotación de días:

     

     

    lunes

    martes

    miercoles

    jueves

    viernes

    Cohorte A1

    En Escuela

    En Escuela

    Virtual

    Virtual

    Virtual

    Cohorte A2

    En Escuela

    En Escuela

    Virtual

    Virtual

    Virtual

    Cohorte B1

    Virtual

    Virtual

    Virtual

    En Escuela

    En Escuela

    Cohorte B2

    Virtual

    Virtual

    Virtual

    En Escuela

    En Escuela

    Exactamente lo mismo cada semana. Los estudiantes NO cambian de día.

     

    Puede esperar información del director de su (s) hijo (s) y tendrá acceso a su horario en el Portal para padres de eSchool. Nuestros directores consideraron un equilibrio de cargas de clases K-12 durante el día, así como opciones especiales y optativas en AHHS. Estamos utilizando la guía del Departamento de Salud para reducir el riesgo de exposición, disminuir el número de estudiantes, mantener cohortes durante el día escolar, minimizar los contactos fuera del grupo de estudiantes e integrar la limpieza entre estos grupos más pequeños de estudiantes.

     

    También entendemos que algunas familias pueden tener preocupaciones sobre el aprendizaje en persona de los estudiantes. Como recordatorio, complete nuestra Formulario de preferencias de aprendizaje antes del viernes 21 de agosto de 2020

     

    Continúe visitando nuestra página del Plan de reapertura en nuestro sitio web en eufsd.org/reapertura para las actualizaciones más recientes.

     

    Atentamente,

     

    Dr. Marc P. Baiocco
    Superintendente de Escuelas

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  • Reopening Plan discussions to be held this week

    Posted by Alicia Smith on 8/11/2020 8:00:00 PM

    Governor Cuomo announced last week that schools have been given clearance to reopen in September, as long as the continued rates of COVID-19 cases remain low. Over the next few days, we will host several Reopening Plan discussions. Our principals will discuss our reopening plan during these meetings and answer any questions you may have. 

     

    The Zoom meetings have been scheduled for the following dates and times:

     

    1. August 13th at 10:00AM (Mr. Engelhardt)​ - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83278552386?pwd=clZIZ0l6b1hPTVpFcDFhRGQzbURhUT09
    2. August 13th at 6:00PM (Dr. Hamilton) - ​https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85391190084?pwd=MGMxd3lhMzh0NWtIeGw4OEZqMEE4Zz09
    3. August 13th at 7:00PM (Ms. Maracallo) - This meeting will be in Spanish only.​https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83661787996?pwd=eGZOV1ZHdFVmMDNySFZCTGxEQVRlUT09
    4. August 18th at 6:00PM (Mr. Olender) - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82941174598?pwd=dXdRdXlZU0ZXWjJjY1lCUjFlTUZCZz09

     

    Although our principals will host the meeting, the presentation will not be school specific.

     

    Given the current guidelines for social distancing, the initial planning for a hybrid model will be for an A/B Cohort. As previously mentioned, we will assigned students alphabetically to a cohort with the following schedule:

     

     

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    Cohort A1

    In School

    In School

    Virtual

    Virtual

    Virtual

    Cohort A2

    In School

    In School

    Virtual

    Virtual

    Virtual

    Cohort B1

    Virtual

    Virtual

    Virtual

    In School

    In School

    Cohort B2

    Virtual

    Virtual

    Virtual

    In School

    In School

    Exactly the same each week.  Students do NOT change days.

     

    Our full district Reopening Plan is available at eufsd.org/reopening

     

    I thank you for your patience and partnership as we work through the reopening of our schools.

     

    Have a wonderful evening!

     

    Yours truly,

    Dr. Marc P. Baiocco
    Superintendent of Schools


    Saludos a las familias de EUFSD,

    el gobernador Cuomo anunció la semana pasada que las escuelas recibieron autorización para reabrir en septiembre, mientras que las tasas continuas de casos de COVID-19 siguen siendo bajas.Durante los próximos días, organizaremos varias discusiones sobre el plan de reapertura. Nuestros directores discutirán nuestro plan de reapertura durante estas reuniones y responderán cualquier pregunta que puedan tener.

     

    Las reuniones de Zoom se han programado para las siguientes fechas y horarios:

     

    1. 13 de agosto a las 10:00 AM (Mr. Engelhardt) - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83278552386?pwd=clZIZ0l6b1hPTVpFcDFhRGQzbURhUT09
    2. 13 de agosto a las 6:00 PM (Dr. Hamilton) - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85391190084?pwd=MGMxd3lhMzh0NWtIeGw4OEZqMEE4Zz09
    3. 13 de agosto a las 7:00 PM (Ms. Maracallo) - Esta reunión será solo en español https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83661787996?pwd=eGZOV1ZHdFVmMDNySFZCTGxEQVRlUT09
    4. 18 de agosto a las 6:00  (Mr. Olender) - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82941174598?pwd=dXdRdXlZU0ZXWjJjY1lCUjFlTUZCZz09

     

    Aunque nuestros directores serán los presentadores de la reunión, la presentación no será específica de la escuela.

     

    Dadas las pautas actuales para el distanciamiento social, la planificación inicial de un modelo híbrido será para una Cohorte A / B. Como se mencionó anteriormente, asignaremos estudiantes alfabéticamente a una cohorte con el siguiente horario:

     

     

    lunes

    martes

    miercoles

    jueves

    viernes

    Cohorte A1

    En el colegio

    En el colegio

    Virtual

    Virtual

    Virtual

    Cohorte A2

    En el colegio

    En el colegio

    Virtual

    Virtual

    Virtual

    Cohorte B1

    Virtual

    Virtual

    Virtual

    En el colegio

    En el colegio

    Cohorte B2

    Virtual

    Virtual

    Virtual

    En el colegio

    En el colegio

    Exactamente lo mismo cada semana. Los estudiantes NO cambian de día.

     

    Nuestro plan completo de reapertura del distrito está disponible en eufsd.org/reopening.

     

    Les agradezco su paciencia y colaboración mientras trabajamos en la reapertura de nuestras escuelas.

     

    ¡Ten una tarde maravillosa!

     

    Atentamente,

    Dr. Marc P. Baiocco

    Superintendente de Escuela

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  • Governor announces schools can reopen, Elmsford continues to plan

    Posted by Alicia Smith on 8/10/2020 8:10:00 AM

    Greetings EUFSD family,

     

    During a conference call on Friday, Governor Cuomo announced that based on the current infection rates for COVID-19, schools throughout New York State may reopen in September. In order for us to consider opening schools, the following will be done in the weeks ahead:

     

    1. Along with our District reopening plan, our plans for in-person, hybrid, and remote learning will all be available for you to review on our website at eufsd.org/reopening.

    2. We will plan three Coffee & Conversations to discuss the reopening plan with our school community.

    3. We will continue to seek clarity from the New York State Department of Health on social distancing, transportation, contact tracing, COVID-19 testing, and other reopening guidance.

     

    The information provided during Governor Cuomo's press conference still leaves many questions unanswered. Over the next few weeks we will seek clarity and I will continue to provide timely communication with you as we plan for September.

     

    Yours truly,

    Dr. Marc P. Baiocco
    Superintendent of Schools

     

    Saludos familia de EUFSD,

     Durante una conferencia telefónica el viernes, el gobernador Cuomo anunció que, según las tasas actuales de infección por COVID-19, las escuelas de todo el estado de Nueva York podrían reabrir en septiembre. Para que podamos considerar la apertura de escuelas, se hará lo siguiente en las próximas semanas:

     

    1. Junto con nuestro plan de reapertura del distrito, nuestros planes de aprendizaje en persona, híbrido y remoto estarán disponibles para que los revise en nuestro sitio web en eufsd.org/reopening.

    2. Planearemos tres Café y Conversaciones para discutir el plan de reapertura con nuestra comunidad escolar.

    3. Continuaremos buscando claridad en el Departamento de Salud del Estado de Nueva York sobre el distanciamiento social, el transporte, rastreo de contactos, la realización de pruebas de diagnóstico del COVID-19 y otras pautas de reapertura.

     

    La información proporcionada durante la conferencia de prensa del gobernador Cuomo todavía deja muchas preguntas sin respuesta. Durante las próximas semanas buscaremos claridad y continuaré brindándoles una comunicación oportuna como planeamos para septiembre.

     
    Atentamente,

     

    Dr. Marc P. Baiocco

    Superintendente de Escuelas

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  • Virtual Board of Education Meeting to be held Aug. 5, 6 p.m.

    Posted by Alicia Smith on 8/4/2020 1:00:00 PM

    Greetings Elmsford family,

     

    The district’s Board of Education meeting is scheduled to occur on August 5, 2020 at 6:00PM.

     

    Keeping with the guidelines for social distancing and following Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 202.1, which was recently extended by Executive Order 202.48 our meeting will be held virtually via a Zoom platform. The meeting will be recorded and the video will also be posted to our website. 

     

    If you wish to view the live virtual session, we will post the link on our website prior to the meeting. 

     

    If you have any questions that you would like addressed by the Board, please email your question to the district clerk, questions@eufsd.org

     


    Saludos Familia de Elmsford,

    La reunión de la Junta de Educación del distrito está programada para el 5 de agosto de 2020 a las 6:00 p.m.

     
    Siguiendo las pautas para el distanciamiento social y siguiendo la Orden Ejecutiva 202.1 del Gobernador Cuomo, que fue recientemente extendida por la Orden Ejecutiva 202.48, nuestra reunión se llevará a cabo virtualmente a través de una plataforma Zoom. La reunión se grabará y el video también se publicará en nuestro sitio web.

     

    Si desea ver la sesión virtual en vivo, publicaremos el enlace en nuestro sitio web antes de la reunión.

     

    Si tiene alguna pregunta que le gustaría que la Junta le respondiera, envíe su pregunta por correo electrónico a la secretaria del distrito,questions@eufsd.org.

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  • Reopening Plan Update, July 31, 2020

    Posted by Alicia Smith on 7/31/2020 2:00:00 PM

    Greetings EUFSD family,

     
    I am writing to you as a follow up to my previous email regarding our reopening plans as we all prepare for September 2020.

     

    Over the past week, we have been planning for the reopening of our schools. We continue to plan for the significant challenges ahead - first and foremost the safety and well-being of our school community. As per Governor Cuomo, we may expect to receive a decision sometime during the first week of August. If we are allowed to open in an in-person or hybrid model current guidelines will require 6 feet of social distance and face coverings for everyone (with an exception for those who have a medical exemption).  

     

    As you know, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) requires that we plan for three models of learning. The three models include:

     

    1. In-person Instruction - This model will include plans for all of our students to return to our schools in September and will also include recommended guidelines.

    2. Hybrid - This model would include a schedule where one group of students are in-person, while another group is learning in a virtual model from home.

    3. Distance Learning Instruction - This model would plan for every student to learn remotely from home.

     

    Although NYSED provided up to a week extension, our plan is ready and will be submitted today, July 31st and posted to our website at eufsd.org/reopening, as originally planned.

     

    We recognize that the in-person and distance learning models are familiar; however, the hybrid model will be a new experience for everyone. The proposed hybrid model will assign students to two groups. Each group will have at least two days each week of in-person instruction to meet the current social distancing requirements in our schools and the other days will be in a virtual classroom from home. During each model, students will have daily interactions with their teachers and learning will be aligned to the standards. Attendance will be taken during each day and social-emotional needs assessments will be a priority.

     

    I know that the hybrid model leaves many questions unanswered. We hope to be able to provide more information next week and I will host a virtual Coffee & Conversation on Tuesday, August 4th at 6:00PM to discuss the reopening plan and answer any questions:

     

    Topic: Coffee & Conversation (Reopening)

    Time: Aug 4, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

     

    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89892327048?pwd=b2tGYnJzL3ZOakEzRDh5NE90c1VYdz09

     

     

     As a gentle reminder, New York issued a travel advisory for 31 states and international destinations. This advisory requires a mandatory 14-day quarantine. If we return in-person or hybrid models in September, this will be a question for students and staff to return to school. Please be aware of the current places listed if you are planning summer travel during a period that is close to the opening of school.  

     

    I thank you for your patience and understanding as we work together through this challenging time.

     

    Yours truly,

     

    Dr. Marc Baiocco
    Superintendent of Schools

     

     

    Saludos familia de EUFSD,

    Le escribo como seguimiento de mi correo electrónico anterior con respecto a nuestros planes de reapertura mientras nos preparamos para septiembre de 2020.

     

    Durante la semana pasada, hemos estado planeando la reapertura de nuestras escuelas. Continuamos planificando para los desafíos importantes que tenemos por delante, en primer lugar, la seguridad y el bienestar de nuestra comunidad escolar. Según el Gobernador Cuomo, podemos esperar recibir una decisión en algún momento durante la primera semana de agosto. Si se nos permite abrir en un modelo en persona o híbrido, las pautas actuales requerirán 6 pies de distancia social y cobertura facial para todos (con la excepción de aquellos que tienen una exención médica).

     

    Como saben, el Departamento de Educación del Estado de Nueva York (NYSED) requiere que planifiquemos tres modelos de aprendizaje. Los tres modelos incluyen:

     

    1. Instrucción en Persona: este modelo incluirá planes para que todos nuestros estudiantes regresen a nuestras escuelas en septiembre y también incluirá pautas recomendadas.

    2. Híbrido - Este modelo incluiría un horario en el que un grupo de estudiantes está en persona, mientras que otro grupo está aprendiendo en un modelo virtual desde casa.

    3. Distance Learning Instruction - Este modelo planearía que cada estudiante aprenda de forma remota desde su hogar.

     

    Aunque NYSED proporcionó una extensión de hasta una semana, nuestro plan está listo y se enviará hoy, 31 de julio, y se publicará en nuestro sitio web en eufsd.org/reopening, según lo planeado originalmente.

     

    Reconocemos que los modelos de aprendizaje en persona y a distancia son familiares; Sin embargo, el modelo híbrido será una experiencia nueva para todos. El modelo híbrido propuesto asignará a los estudiantes a dos grupos. Cada grupo tendrá al menos dos días cada semana de instrucción en persona para cumplir con los requisitos actuales de distanciamiento social en nuestras escuelas y los otros días estarán en un aula virtual desde casa. Durante cada modelo, los estudiantes tendrán interacciones diarias con sus maestros y el aprendizaje se alineará con los estándares. La asistencia se tomará durante cada día y las evaluaciones de las necesidades socioemocionales serán una prioridad.

     

    Sé que el modelo híbrido deja muchas preguntas sin respuesta. Esperamos poder brindar más información la próxima semana y organizaré un Café y Conversación virtual el martes 4 de agosto a las 6:00 PM para discutir el plan de reapertura y responder cualquier pregunta:

     

    Tema: Café y conversación (reapertura)

    Hora: 4 de agosto de 2020 06:00 PM hora del este (EE. UU. Y Canadá)

     

    Unirse a la reunión de Zoom

     

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89892327048?pwd=b2tGYnJzL3ZOakEzRDh5NE90c1VYdz09

     

     

     

    Como recordatorio amable, Nueva York emitió un aviso de viaje para 31 estados y destinos internacionales. Este de aviso requiere una cuarentena obligatoria de 14 días. Si devolvemos modelos en persona o híbridos en septiembre, esta será una pregunta para que los estudiantes y el personal regresen a la escuela. Tenga en cuenta los lugares actuales enumerados si está planeando un viaje de verano durante un período cercano a la apertura de la escuela.

     

    Le agradezco su paciencia y comprensión mientras trabajamos juntos en este momento difícil.

     

     Atentamente,

    Dr. Marc Baiocco
    Superintendente de Escuelas

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