May 1st educational update from Superintendent Bavis

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May 1, 2020

Dear Waterloo Families,

As you may have already heard, at his press briefing today, Governor Cuomo announced that all school buildings must remain closed for the remainder of the academic year.  Although I am deeply saddened by this decision, I respect and concur with the fact that the safety of our students and staff must always be our number one priority. 

Waterloo CSD will continue distance learning practices as communicated by building principals and individual teachers. If you have concerns or questions regarding any of this information, I strongly encourage you to email your child’s building principal.   

I have no doubt that the distance learning practices have placed a great deal of strain on families in our district, and with the news received today, everyone’s anxiety level about the continuation of learning away from our buildings is heightened. For the next seven to eight weeks, it is imperative that we do everything we can to minimize learning gaps that may occur. I am greatly appreciative for what you have already done to support your children, our students, in this endeavor, and remain hopeful that you will persevere with your children in their instruction.

Our daily meal distribution will continue through at least the end of the academic year. We still do not have an official last day of school identified. We will wait for additional guidance on this and share it with you when it is announced.

I will continue to update you as more information becomes available from the Governor’s Office. 

Thank you for all you are doing at home each day.

With gratitude,
Terri Bavis