Dear Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship Elementary School families,
After assessing our reopening plan with teachers, parents, families, and community members' input, we have made some changes to our reopening plan in order to ensure the health and safety of our students, families, staff, and community, while continuing to support the social-emotional and academic growth of our students.
Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship Elementary school's first day of school will remain September 8th, we will begin with one (1) week of online instruction. After the initial week online, we will begin to bring back each grade level for hybrid instruction one week at a time. Following a staggered schedule to return students back to school will give the school additional time to meet with new families and prepare classrooms. It will also allow us to teach our Kindergarten students foundational skills in a smaller environment. In addition, it will give all students, whether they selected hybrid or full-time online, an opportunity to acclimate to online instruction with the full support of their teachers and administrators.
All families will receive a dojo message with your child's teacher's name, the instructional model that you selected, and if you selected hybrid, the 2 days that your child will attend in person.
Any families who selected full-time online instruction will remain online throughout the staggered return dates.
The schedule will be as follows:
➡ Week 1: September 8th - September 11th
Grades K through 5 will begin online instruction begins September 8th.
➡ Week 2: September 14th - September 18th
Families who selected the hybrid model will send their Kindergarten students to school following their scheduled days starting on September 14th. Grades 1 to 5 will remain online.
➡ Week 3: September 21st - 25th
Families who selected the hybrid model will send their First and Second Grade students to school following their scheduled days starting on September 21st. Grades 3 to 5 will remain online.
➡ Week 4: September 28th
Families who selected the hybrid model will send their Third through Fifth grade students to school following their scheduled days on September 28th. All families who selected full-time online, will remain online.
The health and safety of our school community is of the utmost importance. Staggering the return of students allows us the unique opportunity to take a measured approach to returning students back to school.