Today is the first day of classes in Cortland Enlarged City School District, which like most others will involve a mixed learning model and other “new normals” in the classroom.
Staff members spent last week preparing and making final adjustments to their plans.
For many students, it will be the first time re-entering school facilities since COVID-19 caused an emergency shutdown in March that forced all districts in the state to a virtual only format.
Superintendent Bob Edwards says all students will work on the same curriculum and meet five days per week, regardless of whether they do so in-person or online.
Extensive health protocols like frequent cleaning and disinfecting are established, along with altered physical spaces in buildings that allow for social distancing and safe transitions.
Cortland City Police urged motorists in the area to be mindful of those who commute to and from school, following all school zone speed limits and stopping for parked busses.
Additional information on the semester can be found on the District Reopening Page.