• reopening 2020

     


Reopening the Buffalo Public Schools

  • As we plan for a safe and successful 2020-2021 school year in these unprecedented times, we have approached this work thoughtfully, collaboratively and with an enormous sense of responsibility for the health and well-being of our students, families, and staff. We are also planning in a sea of uncertainty. The coronavirus itself and guidelines and policies from health agencies continue to evolve. That means we must be flexible in our ability to plan for and adapt to changing circumstances as smoothly and quickly as needed to support uninterrupted learning for students.

     

    In developing this plan, community input and engagement guided our decision making. To be clear, this current plan may change, maybe even many times before and after the new school year begins based on guidance we receive concerning the appropriate response to the virus. We will remain in daily contact with our health agency partners and elected officials to stay informed of the latest updates. We will continually receive and analyze data and feedback to make the most informed decisions and provide routine updates to our BPS community.

     


Reopening Plans

  • arrow 100% Remote Learning

     

    UPDATES TO DOCUMENT:

    9/10/20 

    • Overview of 100% Remote Learning Model - p. 3,  sixth bullet
    • Learning Management System- p. 8,  third  paragraph
    • Provision of Computers- p. 9 second paragraph
    8/18/20
    • Advanced Placement (AP) and Accelerated Courses, p. 6

     

    arrow Health and Safety

     

    UPDATES TO DOCUMENT:

    9/3/20

    • Health and Safety, p. 1, tenth bullet.

    8/19/20 

    • Protocols, last bullet, p. 2 

     

    arrow Reopening Meetings

     

     


    arrow Working Draft of our Reopening Plan

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    UPDATES TO DOCUMENT:

     

    9/10/20 

    • Provision of Computers- top of p. 39  

    9/3/20

    • School Reopening Models: Overview p. 15, tenth bullet.

    8/19/20 

    • CTE Hybrid Models, p. 30   
    • Health and Safety, p. 46, first bullet at the top of the page 
    8/17/20
    • Hybrid School Models, Options 1 and 2, p. 16

    8/14/20 

    • School Schedules, Models A and B, p. 15  
    • Health and Safety, p. 44  
    • Technology:  pp. 37-39 
    • Child and Nutrition, Hybrid Model (first paragraph on p. 51)  
    • Appendix: M, p. 121, Contact Tracing  
    • Appendix: N p. 122 protocol s 
    • Appendix: O pp. 123-124 
    • Appendix: P, 125-128 
    • Appendix: Q, Health Advisory Council , pp 129-130 
    8/13/20 
    • Facilities:  pp. 44-46
    • School Bus:  p. 49
    • Students on Transportation:  p. 50
    • NYDOH guidance in accordance with BPS: p. 54
    8/10/20 
    • Special Education 
    • Technology
    • Continuity of Instruction

    8/7/20

    • Appendix "I", p. 89
    • Appendix "I", COVID-19 District Survey Responses:  Parents and Staff, p. 90
    • Attendance and Chronic Absenteeism, pp. 17-18
    • Social Emotional Learning: pp. 19-20