I hope all is well and you are enjoying
this beautiful summer weather. While our students have been away, our
Re-Entry Task Force Committee, consisting of parents, teachers, and
staff members have been extremely busy preparing a plan for a safe
reopening of schools. We want to thank our school community for
responding to the district Reopening Survey.
Recently, the New
York State Education Department released guidance which dictated much of
our plan. In addition, frequent updates and discussions have followed
that have further guided our decisions. The Governor will make his final
determination if schools will be allowed to open in the fall by August,
7th. Based on guidance from NYSED, we have developed our Bridgehampton Recovering, Rebuilding, and Renewing District Plan.
If the direction from the governor’s office is that students may return to school, we will adopt a Full In-Person model for our Kindergarten-6th grade students where students will be split into two separate sections/cohorts. Students in Pre-kindergarten & 7th-12th grade will continue on distance learning. Although students in 7th-12th grade
will be on Distance Learning, they will be required to attend school
two hours per day on Tuesday and Thursday utilizing outdoor learning
spaces. Teachers will be available for social/emotional support and
Given the adjustments to create small class
sizes and modifications to classroom design, we feel confident that
with adherence to strict sanitizing and social-distancing protocols and
procedures, we can provide a safe environment for our staff and
If the direction from the governor’s office is that students may not return to school, our district will adopt a distance learning model for grades district-wide.
details regarding our district plans, as well as the established
protocols and procedures, are outlined in the plan that follows.
Reopening Plan 2020.pdf
plan created is a credit to the partnership we have with all
stakeholders. It requires a continued commitment to supporting one
another and honoring the efforts of our educators and staff members.
They have, and will continue to, adjust their practice to ensure that
both in-person and distance learning can be as safe and effective as
possible under the circumstances.
The health and safety of our
students and staff is of utmost importance and will require on-going
communication, collaboration, and patience from all of us. While we know
we still have challenges ahead and many unknowns, let’s continue to
practice social distancing and adhering to the recommended health and
safety protocols outlined by the CDC.
Please view the reopening presentation to the Board of Education and community on July 29th. Please note, this plan is subject to changes depending on guidance from the state and approval of our outdoor learning spaces.
the near future, our district will provide a virtual community forum,
when a date is solidified, we will reach out to the community.
always, we have put our children first and hope you recognize this in
the plan that follows. We remain positive and dedicated to your children
and your family. We cannot wait to see you in September!
Principal/Director of Physical Education
2685 Montauk Highway
PO Box 3021
Bridgehampton, NY 11932
Ph: 631-998-1300 x1399