August 21, 2020
Dear Churchville-Chili families,
As we approach the end of August, final preparations are coming together to welcome our students back on Thursday, September 10. As our instructional models outline, all students will either attend in person (Saints B and C groups) or login remotely (Saints A and D) on September 10. Each principal will be mailing information to families during the week of August 24. This mailing will include information about teacher assignments, course schedules, chromebook distribution and protection plan, and the Pikmykid App for daily health checks.
We are formally requesting that families download and register for the Pikmykid App. This will provide multiple functions for assuring the health and safety of our students. For students K-12, the App will allow daily health checks for our students through the completion of a questionnaire regarding COVID-19 symptoms each day. In addition, it will allow you to manage your child’s absenteeism which will be directly sent to your child’s teacher. The App can also be used for picking up students early or at dismissal to enhance safety and improve efficiencies for elementary families.
A majority of questions during each of the live reopening sessions focused upon the process for assessing potential sick students and the corresponding action. We have created a flowchart that may assist in answering this specific question. Please know that our nurses will assess students who are not feeling well, but your child’s pediatrician will make a determination of health along with a recommendation for a COVID-19 test. Based upon the pediatrician’s diagnosis, the next step may be to return to school (physician’s note required) or remain out of school while waiting for a COVID-19 test result. If the test results are negative, your child may return to school. If the test results are positive, the Monroe County Health Department will work collaboratively with our district to inform families and facilitate necessary contact tracing requirements.
As of today, the decision regarding high school athletics is still pending with a determination to be made by the Governor no later than September 21. The Monroe County Public School Athletic Conference agreed that member school districts would not accept online registrations through FamilyID until a decision is made.
The YMCA of Greater Rochester will provide wrap-around care for students in 15 area school districts, which includes our elementary schools for children who are attending in-person learning sessions. In addition to the YMCA, many local childcare agencies are offering full day school-age child care for students who are not in school for instruction, but learning remotely. Most are offering 2-day and 3-day participation plans for families to receive full day child care.
We will continue to post all updates on the Reopening page of our district website. Please remember to use our help email to assist you with questions that you may not find answers to on our website. In closing, just a reminder that students who have traveled out of New York to a restricted state will need to adhere to the 14-day quarantine prior to beginning in-person instruction.