The Answer Sheet

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Answers

11/22/21

Q: Since we went online and there was no picture day retakes, will the retakes be rescheduled?

School picture retakes are now scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 2. Click here to find more information about getting your school photos redone.


11/17/21

Q: Why are we the only school that has gone remote twice in the last 2 months? Schools around us are able to remain open. Maybe we need to reevaluate how quarantines are being given. If we are following the DOH guidelines and the charts provided by them, then we shouldn't have to be putting so many students and staff into quarantine.

A: I appreciate the question, and I very much understand why you’re asking it. It’s easy to look at districts around us and wonder why things look different here. I want to assure you that I keep in frequent contact with leaders at the districts around us and am very much aware of their practices when it comes to COVID quarantines, tests, and other guidelines. Our staff at St. Regis Falls Central School District is following all guidelines from the state departments of Health and Education as well as from Franklin County Public Health. We only quarantine students and staff when necessary, according to those guidelines. I wholeheartedly believe that students learn best in the classroom, and my goal is always to keep them there as much as possible.

Our district’s small size allows us to provide individualized attention to each student and carries many other positives with it, but when it comes to COVID, it makes it very easy to wipe out a large percentage of our school community very quickly. Like most school districts across the state and nation, we are already struggling to fill our staff and substitute positions. When staff are sick or quarantined, we quickly run out of people to oversee the building’s operations.

The best way to ensure that your children are able to stay in school is to follow COVID guidelines carefully and get your family vaccinated.

~Superintendent Anne Young, Ed.D.

Our goal is open, clear communication with our students, staff, families and the community.