Reopening Plan

July, 2020

Dear Southold School Community,

I write this communication as we continue to navigate the obstacles presented by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Without doubt, they have created tremendous challenges for our entire world. In creating a plan to address the safe reopening of schools, the Southold Union Free School District relied on specific guidelines provided by the New York State Department of Health and the New York State Education Department. The plan and PowerPoint linked below are comprised of the collaborative work of hundreds of district stakeholders coming together to share insights and information. We are grateful to all of our school community members who took the time to help us shape this plan by attending meetings and planning sessions, answering surveys, sending emails and researching information and best practices. The input has been invaluable.

While always prioritizing the health and safety of students and staff, this plan is also designed to provide the best possible education to our students. It is easily modified as the fluid situation we all find ourselves in evolves. Having the ability to seamlessly transition between instructional models is paramount. Flexibility and the willingness to think outside of the box will contribute to the success of any plan. Necessary changes will be clearly communicated to all stakeholders through various means. More focused building based re-entry groups will continue to meet. They will monitor state and local guidance and provide direction and recommendations to traverse the academic, social, and emotional effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on students, families and employees. We will continue to seek information from families as we work through the fluid process of safely opening schools. Thank you for the contributions and support of the Southold School Community.  Together we will stay SOUTHOLD STRONG!


Dr. Anthony J. Mauro

Board of Education School Reopening Presentation

Southold UFSD School Reopening Plan

Southold UFSD Plan de Regreso a la Escuela

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