HOLLAND PATENT, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY-T.V.)— The Superintendent of the Holland Patent Central School District has announced that the Holland Patent Learning Community will extend its remote learning program until Monday, January 25th, 2021.
The initial shift to full remote learning was made in the beginning of December and was due to a large increase in COVID-19 exposures within their student body and faculty. The School District hoped to re-open on January 19th, 2021 but have decided that an additional week of remote instruction is needed to allow time for the faculty and staff to receive the vaccine.
“While we all want our students in school, we can only accomplish this with the community’s help and ensure we do it in the safest manner possible. Please continue to follow the NYS Department of Health safety guidelines for mass gathering limitations, social distancing, hand washing and facial coverings. This will help our schools remain open, continue the downward trend of positivity rates in our region and prevent the virus from entering our buildings.” – Jason P. Evangelist Superintendent of Schools
I understand the decisions made will affect each family differently. We appreciate your understanding and collaboration during this very difficult time.
Along with protection from the vaccine, the District will survey families to assess which students will be learning in person or via remote, as well as standard social distancing and mask wearing protocol.