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June 2021

North Shore Coalition Letter Re: Local Control Needed by Board of Education

August 2020

Dear Royal Families:

After the challenging COVID-19 health crisis this past spring, my hope is that you have been enjoying a relaxing summer. Although these months may have looked different for many of us, it still brought happiness enjoying the warm weather outdoors and the local beauty of our Village. Recently, New York has been experiencing consistently low infection rates, which brings hope that our schools and lives can return to somewhat “normal” in the coming months. I remain confident that with diligence, New York  will continue to move in this positive direction.

There is a lot of mixed emotion from our families as the new school year approaches and we prepare to re-enter our buildings. Back to school this year is not a perfect scenario for any of us. The District thoughtfully considered the New York State Department of Health and the New York State Education Department guidelines as we planned and prepared for our reopening. Although our physical buildings and procedures may look different, our students’ education and health remain our top priority. Regardless of these new procedures and protocols that may feel strange at first, the heart of our schools, our students and staff, are returning after a long time apart. The familiar, smiling faces of our school staff members will be welcoming your children back to our buildings with open arms. It will be a highly anticipated and joyful reunion! 

Please know that throughout the summer, our facilities, technology, clerical and administrative staff members have been working tirelessly to safely prepare for the opening of school on September 8 th . Our teachers and teaching assistants have been engaged in multiple professional development sessions and faculty meetings in anticipation of starting the year. Capital projects for security enhancements continued with vestibules completed at both our Elementary and Middle/High School buildings. All of us cannot wait to welcome our students back – our hallways have been empty for far too long. Enjoy what is left of the summer. We look forward to seeing everyone soon. 

Sincerely, 

Jessica Schmettan
Superintendent of Schools

Saturday, July 24, 2021