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Message from the Superintendent Regarding the Return to School

Jul 25, 2021

Dear Whitesboro School Community,

I hope this letter finds you well and enjoying the summer.  It’s hard to believe we are nearing its halfway point.  With fall quickly approaching, I’m sure many of you are wondering what our return to school will look like and what the requirements for COVID-19 protocols will be.  

At this time, we have not yet received formal guidance from state or local officials as to what the protocols and procedures will be for the fall.  Upon receipt of any official guidance, we will seek input from stakeholders with respect to those issues over which the District has latitude with respect to decision making.  While we do not know when this will be received, be assured we will communicate with you as soon as possible thereafter.  

In the near future, you will be asked to take a voluntary and anonymous survey regarding the vaccination status of children age 12 and older.  We will also be asking staff to voluntarily and anonymously do the same.  Along with other variables, more precise knowledge of our District vaccination rates for eligible students and staff will assist us with making local decisions if/as permitted.

As a reminder, we are hosting a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination clinic at our high school on August 3.  More information and the link to register can be found on the District website at www.wboro.org.

As always, thank you for your patience and continued support as we await specific guidance related to our fall reopening.  We look forward to the return of our students and staff in September and hope you enjoy the remainder of the summer.

Sincerely,
Brian K. Bellair, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools