Message Sent to Parents/Guardians on 10/21/20

October 21, 2020

Dear Spackenkill Community,

Spackenkill’s Return to School Committee met last week to review our start to the school year and discuss going forward. In the short term, the committee recommended extending the current Hybrid 1 schedule and your commitment to in-person or remote learning through Thanksgiving break. However, the second quarter will begin as previously scheduled. The committee suggested the change in order to maintain instructional continuity, considering that Elementary Parent/Teacher Conferences take place the week before Thanksgiving on November 17 -19 followed by a shortened week leading into Thanksgiving break. An elementary parent/teacher conference schedule will be forthcoming as well as variations in schedule based on upcoming holidays (Election Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving).

In the long run, the committee is studying the most effective way to continue instruction after our Thanksgiving break. Please be on the lookout for further information as we seek feedback on our school year thus far, thoughts about future plans, and options to attend in-person or fully remote.