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Clarification on Participating in the Virtual Learning Model

February 12, 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As we approach another school break, we would like to provide clarification regarding participation in the Virtual Learning Model.

Since the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year, a Virtual Learning Model has been available for students/families to opt out of returning to in-person learning. This option requires a 10-week commitment. 

As the school year has progressed, there have been a variety of reasons that students have not joined in-person learning for short periods of time. This document will serve to define which situations qualify for joining the Virtual Learning Model for a short-period of time. Participation in the Virtual Learning Model allows a student to be marked as “present” in school. 

The following COVID related situations qualify a student for short-term participation in the Virtual Learning Model:


  • Mandated quarantining for COVID/medical reasons/contact tracing reasons
  • Testing positive for COVID 


**Students who remain home due to COVID like symptoms for 1-2 days will not be a Virtual Learning student. As per the NYSDOH recommendation, a student remaining home for more than 48 hours due to COVID like symptoms requires a COVID test. 

For Elementary Students Only: Students awaiting COVID test results may have the opportunity to join Virtual Learning.  Arrangements will be made through the office. 


Please refer to the attached chart for the steps to follow should a short-term absence occur.


Upcoming Event: Digital Intelligence Social Media Workshop for Parents

Students are on devices at home more than they have ever been, and the age of children getting devices is getting younger and younger. Parents are invited to join us for a virtual, interactive, screen-by-screen walk through of TikTok, Snapchat, Instagram, and Twitter. Learn basic and advanced features of each app, along with privacy and custom settings.

The virtual workshop will take place on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 7 p.m.

To Join:

Download the Google Meet App

Go to the meeting link on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 shortly before 7 p.m.

and then click "Ask to Join"

You will be admitted into the Google Meet shortly before 7p.m.

Questions or login issues? Contact Megan Coker at


Reminder About Planned Remote Days

  • March 1, 2021 - Remote Day (new) 
  • March 19, 2021 - Remote Day (Changed from a staff development day to a remote day) Students will have instruction on this day
  • April 27, 2021 -  Remote Day
  • May and June Remote Day: TBD based on needs and testing schedules


Have a wonderful and relaxing February break, and we will see you again on Monday, February 22, 2021. 



Lynne Rutnik