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Superintendent's Letters

May 29, 2020

 

Dear ER Community,
On Wednesday morning, I sent to you our plans for the end of the school year.  If you did not get a chance to look at it the following is the abbreviated version.

  • The last day for students (remote learning) will be Thursday, June 18th.
  • The last day for our teachers will be Friday, June 19th.

If  there is any other pieces of information that either Ms. Philp and Dr. van Harssel feel that you need to know they will share this in their weekly updates between now and June12th. 

Meals Program - it is important to note that our Meals Program will run through June 30, 2020.  The program will resume on Monday July 6, 2020 and run through August 14, 2020.  The hours of operation will continue to be from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM.  Each day two meals will be packaged and distributed.  As an important reminder, meals are free for children and there is a $4.00 charge for adults.

Pickup Plan for Student Personal Belongings:  I know that Ms. Philp and Dr. van Harssel have shared this with you previously, but I just want to make sure that everyone is aware of our plan.  So in case you have yet to see it:

GRADES PK-5

Schedule for Pick-Up

Monday, June 1, 2020

  • 3rd Grade Families may pick-up or drive-up to the PK Entrance between 2 and 3 P.M.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

  • 4th Grade Families may pick-up or drive-up to the PK Entrance between 2 and 3 P.M.
  • 5th Grade Families may pick-up or drive-up to the Elementary Main Entrance between 2 and 3 P.M.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

  • 1st Grade Families may pick-up or drive-up to the PK Entrance between 2 and 3 P.M.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

  • 2nd Grade Families may pick-up or drive-up to the PK Entrance between 2 and 3 P.M.

Friday, June 5, 2020

  • No pick-ups

Monday, June 8, 2020

  • PK Families may pick-up or drive-up to the Elementary Main Entrance between 2 and 3 P.M.
  • K Families may pick-up or drive-up to the PK Entrance between 2 and 3 P.M.

Elementary Protocols for Pick-up

  • All vehicles enter the loop and pull up to the pick-up area outlined below. 
  • All family members should wear masks to ensure everyone's safety.
  • Vehicles need a sign with your child's name in LARGE letters in the passenger side of your front windshield.
  • Teachers and Staff will bring your child's bag of items to your vehicle.  NO ONE IS ALLOWED OUT OF THEIR VEHICLE. 
  • If you are walking then you need to remain 6 feet from the pick-up area and any other waiting families.  Please bring a sign with your child's name on it to help us make this process as smooth as possible.  

RETURN of School Items

  • All school LIBRARY BOOKS MUST BE RETURNED when picking up your child's belongings.  Please look high and low for library books.  We currently have almost 1,000 Elementary Library books still checked out!  Thank you for your help.
  • IF YOU ARE MOVING OUT OF DISTRICT, SCHOOL INSTRUMENTS MUST BE RETURNED.  Please bring them when you come to pick-up your child's belongings.
  • CHROMEBOOKS CAN BE KEPT OVER THE SUMMER.  When you receive your child's report card, you will see our i-Ready Summer Learning Challenge.  We would like children to still engage with this learning program over the summer to help prevent student regression of skills.  Therefore, the District is allowing families that borrowed Chromebooks to keep them for the summer months.  PLEASE have your child participate in this summer learning challenge! 

 

GRADES 6-12

Schedule: 

Last Name A-K

June 9th from 1:00-3:00 PM

Last Name L-Z

June 10th from 1:00-3:00 PM

 

Process:

  • Student items will be removed from lockers ahead of time and placed in a staging area for efficient distribution by staff.
  • To limit the number of people on campus, we are asking that students come alone or only with one parent. 
  • If coming onto campus by car, please stay in your car and a staff member will come to you.  
  • For those walking onto campus, a waiting area will be indicated.
  • To maintain social distinging protocols, masks must be worn and non-family members must maintain at least 6 feet between people. 

Note: students in Grades 6-11 will keep their chromebooks for the summer. Seniors will be returning their chromebooks at a later date.

School Budget Vote and School Board Election: As I shared the past three weeks, in accordance with Executive Order 202.26, the Governor has designated Tuesday, June 9, 2020 as our Budget/Board of Education Election Day. From what I have learned most of you have already received the Budget Newsletter and most likely an envelope which contains two absentee ballots with the instructions on how to complete and return your ballot if you so choose.  As stated in the instructions if you need additional ballots please reach out to our District Clerk, Kristen Adler at 248-6302 or you can email her at 

kristen.adler@erschools.org.  As stated in the Budget Newsletter as well as in the instruction sheet you must have your completed ballot in our possession no later than 5:00 PM on June 9th.  If you do not think you can return your ballot to us via US Mail by that time we have installed a locked mailbox at the exterior door that grants access to the Superintendent’s Office.  It is a big black mailbox that sits on a brown pole.  

The following is the link to our printed budget information:  

http://www.erschools.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=240396&pageId=25834503  

 

The following is a link to my budget message to the entire community:

http://www.erschools.org/district/budget/2020-2021_budget/2020-2021_budget_video 

 

If after reviewing these materials if you have questions please do not hesitate to reach out to me

richard.stutzman@erschools.org or our Business Administrator Staci Sansoucie at

staci.sansoucie@erschools.org. 

UPK and Kindergarten Screening - In case you missed it which is a definite possibility given all of the emails and updates you have been receiving from school, I wanted to share that the East Rochester School District has decided to cancel screening of students for its Universal Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will determine an appropriate plan for screening at the beginning of the new school year. 

 

If you have not done so already the District continues to register students for UPK and Kindergarten for the 2020-21 school year. If you have a child who is not registered yet for these programs for the 2020-21 school year, please contact our district registrar at er.registar@erschools.org. You can also visit our website here:

 

http://www.erschools.org/departments/registration/pre-k_and_k_registration

 

To register your child for UPK, the child must be four years old on or before Dec. 1, 2020. Kindergarten is for those who will be five years old on or before Dec. 1, 2020.

 

In closing, have a great weekend.  As I shared above there are only three weeks left.  It is my sincere hope that we will get some type of guidance from the Governor’s office to help us plan for the fall.  It is extremely frustrating to be told you have to develop a plan that needs to be submitted for approval not knowing what the plan needs to include.  Thank you again for all of your patience and support.
So please take care and stay healthy. May God Bless you and your families.  We are ER!!!! 

Richard G. Stutzman, Jr.

Interim Superintendent

 

May 27, 2020

Dear ER Community,

In my update on Friday (May 22nd) I shared with you that I was requesting that the Board of Education adjust the school calendar to account for the days of instruction that took place the week of April 6th and on May 22nd.  I am very pleased to inform you that the Board approved my recommendation and the 2019/20 calendar has been modified as follows:

  • The last day for students (remote learning) will be Thursday, June 18th.
  • The last day for our teachers will be Friday, June 19th.

It is important to note that our Meals Program will run through June 30, 2020.  The program will resume on Monday July 6, 2020 and run through August 14, 2020.  The hours of operation will continue to be from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM.  Each day two meals will be packaged and delivered.

In closing I want to again thank you for all of your support during these unprecedented times.  I fully realize how difficult this has been on everyone.  It is my sincere hope that we will be able to resume in a normal manner in September but as of today the Governor has not determined if this is going to happen.

So please take care and stay healthy. May God Bless you and your families.  We are ER!!!! 

Richard G. Stutzman

Interim Superintendent


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