Granville Submits 2020-21 School Year Plan

The Granville Central School District has made their 2020-21 school year plans public, and it features a mix of traditional in-class teaching and online learning as submitted to the New York State Board of Education.

Elementary kids in grades K through 6 will be taught in-class, with class sizes being limited to adhere to the 6′ social distancing requirement.   During the day, kids will remain in the same room, with breakfast and lunch being brought to the classroom, opposed to the cafeteria service that was in effect prior to the pandemic.   Kids will have the chance to move around at an arranged time with outdoor time and exercise the plan during that period.

Kids in 7th grade will be in class daily at the Junior/Senior high, under the same provisions for those at the elementary school.   Kids in 8th grade will alternate based on household, with some going to school on Mondays and Tuesdays, and the others  on Thursdays and Fridays.  All 8th graders will undergo remote learning on Wednesdays, with that day being designated a disinfecting cleaning day.  For the kids who are in school on Mondays and Tuesdays, they will be remote learning on Thursdays and Fridays, and the oppose for those who will be in school on those two days.

For those in Grades 9-12, the first five weeks will see Freshmen and Sophomores following the same protocol as those in the 8th Grade, with kids being split into two groups and learning in-class and remote on an alternating scale.   Juniors and Seniors will be fully remote during those five weeks, with the two groups swapping for the second half of the first quarter.

For students who will have difficulty accessing the web for remote learning days, they will be in-class learning for the four days that students are in the classroom.  For the remote learning day on Wednesdays, they will be permitted access to the school’s learning lab so they can participate.

The plan is tentative to start when school is scheduled to start after Labor Day, but will not be made final until after Governor Andrew Cuomo makes his determination about the state of New York’s schools sometime after August 1st.   Previously Governor Cuomo had noted that schools will be permitted to reopen providing that that district is within a region of New York that is in Phase 4 of the reopening, and the rate of infection is 5% or less.