Updated: April 15, 2021 12:19 PM
Created: April 15, 2021 09:41 AM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The Rochester City School District is offering a fully remote instruction model for the upcoming school year, according to district officials.
In a letter to families, Superintendent Dr. Lesli Myers-Small said the district will return five days a week for in-person learning for all students in grades Pre-K through 12, with the 3 feet of social distancing restrictions on Sept. 8.
The district will offer a 100% remote learning option for families who do not feel comfortable sending their children back to school in person.
If families choose the remote option, Myers-Small says they are committing to having their children learn remotely for the first semester of school, which ends on Jan. 28, 2022.
Families must notify the district by Friday, May 7, in one of two ways: by calling their child’s school or through the PowerSchool Parent Portal online or the app.
If the district does not hear from families by May 7, their children will automatically be enrolled as in-person students.
If New York state removes all restrictions, Myers-Small says students will attend school in person as they did before COVID-19 closures.
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