Dear Canajoharie CSD Family,
We wanted to reach out to everyone regarding an update to the 2nd semester of the 2020-21 school year.
We will be moving forward with a new schedule for grades 7-12 starting February 22, after the break. The new schedule will essentially double the amount of in-person instruction for all 7-12 students. To view the new schedule beginning on Feb 22, click here.
We continue to see a steady decline in cases in the county and with the vaccine roll-out, we feel this is the next step for the district. The county has seen 35 cases on Jan. 29, 25 on Jan. 30, 18 on Jan. 31, 24 on Feb. 1 and 9 on Feb. 2, compared to a high of 125 cases on Jan. 7.
We will be moving the 7th and 8th grade back to the middle school and the 5th grade back into East Hill. The start and end times for all schools will remain the same. Drop off and pick up will be at the Middle School for all 7 and 8 grade students starting February 22. The 5th grade drop off and pickup will now take place at the front entrance at East Hill. We would also like to ask that if anyone is able to drive their child(ren) to and from school that they do so. If you are going to drive your child(ren) into school starting February 22 please contact the transportation department at 673-6348.
Just a reminder, we will have two full remote days in February (2/10 and 2/24) and in March (3/3 and 3/24). As we have done with the first round of remote days, they are used for students to make up work or speak specifically to their teachers. They are official school days and attendance is taken and teachers follow up with students with work or any questions or concerns they may have. Any targeted students failing multiple subjects will be contacted individually and be required to attend in person so that we can provide personalized interventions to foster academic success. As we push into the 2nd half of the year we want to make sure students are passing and give them all of the support they might need.
If you are a full remote student please let your respective school know if you would like to come back to in-person learning for the 4th quarter by Friday, March 19th.
As we move forward, we would like to thank everyone for their support and help during this unprecedented time. We continue to move in a very positive direction and increasing the amount of time for in-person instruction is the next step in that process.
Please do not hesitate to reach out directly to your building principal if you have any questions. Thank you.
Dr. Nick Fitzgerald
Superintendent of Schools