From the Superintendent
All students and teachers have been provided with an iPad (K-2) or a Chromebook (3-12)
Remote Instruction (Full Closure)
Should the district need to pivot to remote instruction, students will follow a typical schedule in all buildings
Instruction will be live and interactive on a daily basis, and there will be a blend of live and asynchronous learning.
The Middle School/High School Schedule will follow a 9 period schedule, from 8:00AM to 2:57PM. A and B day schedule will apply.
Students in Rushmore Elementary will follow an 8 period day, beginning at 8:50AM. Classes will be 30 minutes each. Students will have their regular lunch period during 5th or 6th period. From 1:00PM to 3:00PM students will have asynchronous learning, AIS instruction, or small group instruction.
Students in Cherry Lane will follow a six day schedule, and will alternate periods 0-4 (AM) and periods 5-8(PM) live from 9:00AM to 11:30PM, daily. There will be live special area instruction included. Lunch will be from 11:30AM to 12:30PM. From 12:30PM to 1PM on a rotational schedule Social Emotional Learning sessions will take place. From 1:30PM to 2:00PM live Guided Reading instruction will take place on a rotational basis. From 2:00PM to 3:00PM there will be extra support, AIS, and asynchronous learning.
Remote Instruction (Students at Home for Health Reasons)
The district will not be offering a separate remote program for students. All instruction will be in-person, unless otherwise indicated on an IEP or 504 plan, or because of quarantine related to COVID-19. Students receiving virtual instruction will receive live, virtual instruction from certified teachers on a daily basis. These teachers will work with the students’ teachers of record to provide a comparable virtual instruction experience.
Virtual assignments will be meaningful, and aligned with New York State Standards. Packets will be printed and made available to students via a drive by and pick up schedule, if necessary. Assessments will take place regularly and with the teacher whenever possible.
Testing is free to all eligible New Yorkers as ordered by a health care provider or by calling the NYS COVID-19 hotline at 1-888-364-3065. Your local health department is your community contact for COVID19 concerns. Also, testing will be provided each Wednesday from 3PM to 5PM at the MSHS.
Physical evaluation and clearance note if employee meets the following CDC criteria to return to work after a COVID-19 infection:
- At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery deﬁned as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and,
- At least 10 days have passed since symptoms ﬁrst appeared or, for asymptomatic patients with laboratory-conﬁrmed COVID-19, since the date of their ﬁrst positive COVID-19 diagnostic test
Employee must meet the same criteria as non-test-based clearance with additional requirement of an FDA EUA COVID-19 molecular assay for detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA as follows:
- PCR Nasal Swab Test, which identiﬁes the virus in sample from the respiratory system,
- returns negative results
Contact Tracing Information
Contact Tracing Assessing and informing those with potential exposure is a fundamental control strategy for minimizing spread within a group or population. The Carle Place UFSD will work to trace all individuals who may have been in "close contact" with anyone with a potential or confirmed case .
of COVID-19.We will maintain the confidentiality required by state and federal law and regulations.
CDC defines close contact as interactions within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes. The district will utilize attendance records, our visitor management system, and student/staff schedules to assist the Department of Health with determining both potential and confirmed case's contacts with other students or staff members.
School Health and administrative staff will utilize general principles of contact tracing to begin closely monitoring other potentially exposed individuals. Should a staff or student be COVID-19 positive, the district will following additional deep cleaning protocols, and may choose to close areas of the school, a particular building, or the entire district, depending on each unique situation.
Parent communication will be prompt, and will utilize both robo-call and the district's group email system, as well as our website.
Internet Access Information