The 2020-21 CVES School Reopening Plan is the result of many weeks of consultation with health experts, and deliberation by CVES’ educational leaders, faculty and staff. Our goal was and is to provide our students with the high-quality education that they deserve in a way that is safe, in line with NYS regulations and provides our specialized learning environment which supports strong relationships with our students and families.
All NYS reopening plans, including the CVES plan in this document, must address three possible scenarios: in-class instruction, remote instruction, or a hybrid combination of in-class and remote instruction. While we wait for a decision from the State on the direction that instruction for the 2020-21 school year will take, we must prepare for all eventualities.
Safety of our students and staff must be the first consideration in our Reopening Plan. As can be seen in our 27-page Health & Safety section, we cover issues such as training in the correct use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for both staff and students, social distancing, hand washing, and more – everything you have been reading about or seeing on the Internet since March, but specifically adapted for a school setting. CVES will continue to make refinements to our reopening plan with input from our stakeholders as we move toward opening day and to continue to meet the State’s and the NYS Department of Health guidelines.
Champlain Valley Educational Services COVID-19 Safety Compliance Officers:
If you have a COVID-19 question(s) related to working at CVES, please click on this question form link to submit your question to one of the CVES COVID-19 Building-Level Compliance Officers. The CVES COVID-19 Safety Compliance Officers are as follows:
Teacher and Principal Evaluation System
All teachers and principals will continue to be evaluated pursuant to the district’s approved APPR plan.
Certification, Incidental Teaching, and Substitute Teaching
All teachers will hold valid and appropriate certificates for teaching assignment, except where otherwise allowable under the Commissioner’s regulations (e.g., incidental teaching) or education law.