School districts announce plans to bring more students back to class in person

School districts announce plans to bring more students back to class in person Photo: File photo, News10NBC.

Updated: April 19, 2021 04:29 PM
Created: April 06, 2021 03:55 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — School districts in the greater Rochester area are releasing their plans to bring more students back to school in person for more days of the week.

The Biden Administration is pushing for students to get back into school in person five days a week.

New York state released revised guidelines Friday, allowing for at least 3 feet of distance between students in elementary, middle, and high school classrooms in counties with a low or moderate risk of transmission. If the district is in an area with a high rate of transmission, 6 feet is necessary and cohorting is not possible.

A high rate of transmission is defined as a number of new COVID-19 cases greater than 100 per 1,000 people in the past seven days. "Substantial transmission" is defined as a number of new COVID-19 cases between 50 and 99 per 1,000 people.

Click here to read the updated guidance released by the state Department of Health.

News10NBC will continue updating this list as districts release their plans. 


Students in PreK through 5th grade returned to schools four days a week starting April 19. Current state guidance prevents students in grades 6-12 from returning four days a week. 

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The Fairport Central School District's K-6 students began full in-person learning, five days a week on April 19. Students in grades 7-12 will remain in their current learning program (both hybrid with rotating Wednesdays and fully virtual). Click here for more information. 


The Greece Central School District had K-5 students return for in-person learning four days a week starting on Monday, April 19. Click here for more information.


The Hilton Central School District transitioned from its current “hybrid or fully remote” model to an “attending five days in person or fully remote” model beginning April 19.

The district says teachers and staff will have April 15 and April 16 to prepare, so parents should plan for school not to be in session those days.

The district will be switching its letter day rotation around to accommodate science labs and electives.

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The Holley Central School District welcomed hybrid students in grades 3-6 back for in-person classes four days a week on April 5. Hybrid students in grades 7-8 were coming in two days a week but began coming in four days a week on April 12. Hybrid students in grades 9-12 were coming in two days a week but began coming in four days a week on April 19. Click here for more information.


The Le Roy Central School District has already transitioned back to fully in-person classes.


The Penfield Central School District's four elementary schools reopened on Monday, April 19, and at this point, kids in grades 6 through 12 will remain in the school's hybrid model. Click here for more information.


The Rocester City School District will return five days a week for in-person learning for all students in grades PreK through 12 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. Families who wish to choose the fully remote learning option must notify the district by May 7.

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The Spencerport Central School District's four-day in-person class model began on April 19. The district's younger students whose families wanted them to had already returned to in-person class four days a week. Click here for more information.


Webster Superintendent Carmen Gumina says they have finally received guidance from the department of health that will allow K-5 students to return to full in-person learning five days a week on April 22. Grades 6-12 will remain in hybrid learning until the infection rate drops throughout the county. 


The West Irondequoit Central School District is asking parents of students in grades K-6 to complete a reopening survey. Click here for more information.

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