Our Covid 19 Response
Plans for 2021-2022 Academic Year
ULCS is planning exciting things for next year! Although things may change at any moment, we have completed our plan for the start of the school year, based on the public statements of the NYS Dept of Education and the Department of Health that local school districts have the autonomy to make their own decisions. ULCS will follow the recommendations of the CDC, continuing our focus on enabling in-person learning which is robust and community-building.
For 2021-2022, we will continue to keep the elementary classrooms and the high school as separate pods most of the time. We will take temperatures for all staff and students daily. We encourage everyone to stay at home if you are sick, and practice good hygiene by washing hands frequently. Our school will be disinfected and cleaned regularly, and desks will be 3-feet apart. We will practice social distancing when moving throughout the buildings. Masks are optional at this time, although ULCS recommends mask wearing for those who are not vaccinated. We ask everyone to remember that masks may be required if circumstances change.
Virtual learning will only be available if a student needs to quarantine for 10 days due to exposure or diagnosis of COVID-19 and feels well enough to participate. Parents must notify the school if this option is to be utilized. Virtual learning will not be available every day, and no student may choose virtual participation because of vacation, a bad night of sleep, no ride to school, or other non-COVID reasons.
ULCS is amazing! The teachers/admin go above and beyond, they are just unbelievable!! During a time when all schools are closed, my son is still learning, doing his work and attending live online classrooms - seemingly without a hiccup of a transition during a time of chaos and uncertainty.
~ ULCS Parent, 2 weeks in to Remote Learning