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Covid-19 Information

DISTRICT PRIORITIES 2020-2021

  

“To maintain and enhance stability and opportunities for children in a fiscally challenging environment”


  • Reopening/Reentry
    • Create and implement a comprehensive School District Re-Entry Plan utilizing the ten component Functional Team Planning.
    • Strategically plan classroom seating district wide to ensure appropriate social distancing and effective classroom instruction.
    • Re-examine all arrival/dismissal procedures and consider utilizing multiple locations to ensure effective social distancing district wide.
    • In response to the predicted, “COVID slide”, develop and implement a district wide plan to support data driven instruction.
    • Expand implementation of processes to engage students in age-appropriate hygiene/health promoting behaviors that prevent illness.
    • Review alternative delivery of Pupil Personnel supports and services while social distancing.

 

  • Pre-K-12 Teaching and Learning
    • Continue the work of developing and distributing guidance, support and resources necessary for the successful implementation of the NYSED’s Next Generation ELA, Math, Social Studies and Science standards.
    • Review, revise and implement a plan for literacy intervention at the Middle School level.
    • Expand upon K-12 technology use by promoting and providing training in “best practices” for instructional technology integration in a 1-1 hybrid setting.
    • Continually analyze and evaluate on-line instruction to maximize student learning.

 

  • Fiscal and Support Operations
    • Develop and implement a school-based budget model that complies with NYS Education Law and Federal ESSA Guidelines.
    • Develop revenue enhancements and cost efficiencies/reductions in order to support educational programs while working towards balancing the annual operating budget.
    • Complete the integration of the District’s student information system (e-School Data) and transportation software (Transfinder).
    • Investigate efficiencies in school operations through analysis of areas such as transportation, buildings and grounds, recycling, insurance and a possible energy performance contract.

 

  • Human Resources
    • Continue to support smooth leadership transitions and provide mentoring as necessary.
    • Re-vision staff recruitment efforts to meet the needs of our evolving student demographics in a remote/distanced environment.
    • Continue to expand our teacher/administrator recruitments efforts into non-traditional settings.
    • Create a discussion group, comprised of district employees, to consider Staff Wellness Program opportunities as they relate to COVID-19 recovery.
    • Continue to encourage student teaching candidates to seek field-work experiences for ESL and Bilingual with the district within the new COVID-19 framework.

 

  • Strategic Planning/Safety/Security
    • Utilize certifications in CPI, Restorative Practice, and School Violence Prevention and Intervention/Project SAVE to retrain district staff for certification and for improved school climate.
    • Continue to design and implement district-wide safety and security measures as they apply to new technology, physical changes on school grounds and suggestions from our security consulting firm to improve our day to day safety operations.
    • Continue to build collaborative relationships with local law enforcement and Suffolk County Homeland Security to combat potential threats including expanding the Suffolk County Police Department’s drug, alcohol, tobacco and cyberbullying programs.
    • Develop a district wide action plan to implement Restorative Practices to reduce discipline, improve student relationships and improve school community.

 

  • Student Services
    • Continue to explore feasibility of returning additional students to district based special education programs.
    • Enhance procedures focusing on tracking data collection for immunizations, patterns of illness, allergies, Body Mass Index (BMI) and attendance.
    • Collaborate with the Director of Special Education to ensure successful partnerships with all stakeholders.
    • Review, revise, and update District Special Education plan in collaboration with Director of Special Education.
    • Identify increased social/emotional needs of students and work to enhance mental health intervention strategies and supports for all students.

 

  • Technology
    • Implement a 1:1 Chromebook Initiative K-12.
    • Ensure the full implementation of the Data Security 2D regulations district wide.
    • Expand upon K-12 technology use by promoting and providing virtual trainings in Google Classroom on various instructional technology integration tools.

 

  • Parents and Community
    • Continue to enhance the Community Summit to showcase district successes.
    • Reach out to community and school groups to highlight district programs and events.
    • Reinforce relationships with State and Federal Legislators to advocate for fair funding.

 

  • Districtwide
    • Hold “Coffee and Cake” with the Board as an informational session.