Back to School '21
The Phelps-Clifton Springs CSD developed its Back to School Plan in consultation with the community, staff, school leaders, other school districts, Ontario County Department of Health, and various state agencies in conjuction with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control.
The overall goal of the Back to School Plan is to safely maximize full in-person instruction for the 2021-2022 academic year while doing its part to limit the spread of COVID-19. For the complete document, click on Back to School Plan.
An update to the Plan was approved by the Board of Education on March 1, 2022, to align school policy with the lifting of the statewide school mask mandate, the latest guidance from the CDC, along with advice from the school physician and the Ontario County Department of Health.
MARCH 1, 2022 UPDATES
The District will notify families of any changes in service if the "Bus 61 Consolidation Plan" becomes necessary.
Improving CDC designation permits the District to update COVID-related protocols.
Families can review the latest health and safety guidance from New York State.
The Board of Education approves an update to align school policy with the latest local, state and federal guidance, effective March 2.
The Board of Education will consider new mask recommendations from the Superintendent during a March 1 meeting.
All students will be sent home with a box containing two rapid antigen COVID-19 tests.
♦ Ontario County Public Health
♦ CDC Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention
in K-12 Schools
♦ American Academy of Pediatrics’ COVID-19 Guidance for Safe Schools
♦ New York State Health Department Coronavirus Resources
♦ New York State Center for School Health
Social Emotional Wellness
Getting Ready for School
The National Association of School Psychologists and the National Association of School Nurses provide tips to help families deal with the uncertainty of the COVID-19.
Helping Children Cope with Uncertainty
Teaching positive preventive measures, talking about fears, and giving children
a sense of control can reduce anxiety.
Talking to Children about COVID-19
Providing accurate information without causing alarm can help children cope with stressful situations.
Additional Support & Information for Families
The New York State Education Department has compiled additional resources for families.