Bridgehampton Families,

I hope all is well and you are enjoying your summer.

Last week brought forth the release of several documents key to the re-opening of our school this fall. On Monday, Governor Cuomo and the Department of Health released their guidance about the health and safety protocols that all schools need to adhere to when re-opening. Additionally, the New York State Education Department did the same with regard to the educational components. These documents are integral to our upcoming work, as they will be used to guide our discussions and decisions as we prepare a plan for the fall that is both educationally sound and safe for all. Please view the guidance documents below.

Our district has created a Re-Entry Task Force Committee and several sub-committees (consisting of administrators, teachers, staff, parents, etc.) dedicated to brainstorming various re-opening scenarios and working out the details for each plan. As per the guidance from the State each school district must develop plans for in-person, remote and hybrid models of instruction. Our final document must be submitted to the State for approval no later than July 31, 2020. Governor Cuomo has stated that he will make his final decision on if schools will open in the fall or remain of distance learning the first week of August.

In addition to the re-opening guidance, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association – the governing body for all athletics in our State ­– announced last week that they were postponing the start date for fall sports, and cancelled the fall regional and state championships, as well as preparing for a condensed season schedule beginning January 2021, should high school sports be unable to begin this fall. According to the association, these decisions were guided based on the Department of Health guidelines from July 13, which currently prohibit interscholastic athletics across the State. As of now, the new start date for fall sports is September 21, 2020. However, this is pending final approval. As new information regarding this is made available, we will be sure to share it with you.

The district is requesting all stakeholders to complete the following survey as we prepare for the 2020-2021 school year.

In closing, I wish to once again thank our families, staff, students and community for your support throughout this process – I know it has not been an easy one, but we will get through it together. I wish you all a restful and enjoyable summer.


Michael Miller

Principal/Director of Physical Education

Bridgehampton UFSD

2685 Montauk Highway

PO Box 3021

Bridgehampton, NY 11932

Ph: 631-998-1300 x1399

Fax: 631-537-0443