Reopening Plan 2020



The Arkport Central School District (ACSD) began the school year with a hybrid mode where grades PK-6 attended school in-person on a daily basis, while grades 7-12 attended on school in-person on A/B day schedule. In March 2021, grades 7-10 returned to daily instruction using a phased approach.

On Monday, June 7, Governor Cuomo announced that masking requirements for schools would be lifted for outdoor activities

In the event the district needs to close part or all of the school, students will transition to a remote/distance learning model.

Questions and concerns regarding this plan should be directed to Jesse Harper, Superintendent of Schools at or 607-295-7471 x 1121.

The health and safety of our students, our staff and their families is our top priority. We want students and employees to feel comfortable and safe returning to school campuses. Our reopening plan incorporates recommendations and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and the New York State Education Department (NYSED).

It is possible that we may need to alternate between in-person and remote learning throughout the year due to recommendations and guidance from our partnering agencies, and stay-at-home orders from the Governor. The level of infection, the spread of the virus and response to the disease in our community will be at the forefront of our decision making as we move to open our schools.

Jesse Harper, ACSD Superintendent of Schools, will serve as the district’s COVID-19 Coordinator. He and school nurse, Mrs. Tricia Smith will work closely with local health agencies during ACSD’s reopening. They will serve as a central contact for schools and stakeholders, families, staff and other school community members and will ensure the district is in compliance and following the best practices per state and federal guidelines. 

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