White text on a blue background reads Reopening 2020

The Arkport Central School District is working to create a reopening plan for the fall with available guidance from public health and education agencies.  Any plan for reopening will focus on keeping the students, faculty and staff safe while in school.

New York State has released guidance on whether or not a school will be able to offer in-person learning.  This guidance states that a school district may open if their region is in Phase 4 of reopening and has a 14 day average of new COVID-19 cases that below 5%. Currently, our region – the Southern Tier – meets both metrics.  At this time, the Arkport Central School District is allowed to reopen for in-person instruction.

We know that reopening our schools is a community-wide undertaking. Last week, we asked our school community to share their thoughts, concerns and questions regarding reopening. We’d like to thank you for your thoughtful responses to these questions. We will be using your questions to create a Reopening FAQ page on our website and influence our reopening plan.

You can access the full results of our Reopening ThoughtExchange here.

We will continue to communicate updates to you as our work continues. We appreciate your time and insight in helping us understand what our community would like for their children during this difficult time.