2021-22 Plan | Looking Forward to a Healthy Future

As of April 18, 2022 | Updated Guidance from the New York State Department of Health

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August 2021

Dear Elmira City School District Families,

We look forward to welcoming students across the Elmira City School District to the 2021-22 school year. The challenges we faced together in the last year has strengthened our staff, students and systems. As we are again facing more health and safety planning for this year, I wanted to first express my gratitude to you for your fortitude, patience, and thoughtful concern.

As we prepare for the 2021-2022 school year, our objective is to return all students back to five days weekly of in-person instruction. The District will continue following guidance set forth by the New York State Education Department, as well as the New York State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

In the following pages, you’ll find a range of health and safety protocols the District is implementing. Please note that this is a living document that will be updated as new guidelines and guidance is recommended from health officials.

Download the 2021-2022 Elmira City School District Re-Opening Plan | Looking Forward to a Healthy Future

The last year has taught us that as public health conditions change, we quickly need to update our robust health and safety planning. District leaders of the Elmira City School District will continue its efforts to work closely with state and local agencies.

It is our goal to continue to make health and safety, high quality instruction, family engagement, social and emotional supports, and strong communication the forefront of our District planning.

We LOOK FORWARD TO A HEALTHY FUTURE with our strong Express community! #GoExpress

Thank you and be well,

Hillary J. Austin
Superintendent of Schools
Elmira City School District

Looking Forward 2021-22 School Reopening Plan