Composition of the School Reopening Plan Committee
CVES BOCES formed a committee of stakeholders to formulate its initial 2020-21 School Reopening Plan. This committee includes representation from the CVES BOCES Board and its administration team (all divisions: Central Administration, Management Services, CV-TEC, Instructional Services Center, and Special Education; all campuses: Plattsburgh Main Campus, Plattsburgh Satellite Campus, Instructional Services Center, Mineville Campus, and CV-TEC’s OneWorkSource Campus).
Faculty and staff members from all divisions and campuses are on the committee as are union representatives from the collective bargaining units. The CVES Medical Director and our nursing staff participated in drafting this plan. Both the Clinton County Health Department and Essex County Health Department have been consulted for all CVES health decisions regarding COVID-19 since March 2020 and they will continue to participate in our 2020-21 School Reopening Plan.
The committee has been and continues to hold regular meetings via WebEx and Teams. Sub-committees have been formed for each category to address each of the Mandatory Assurances. Our plan will be posted on the CVES website and updated as necessary throughout the month of August.
Based on recommendations from the Heath, Safety and Risk Management Specialist, in consultation with the Clinton County Health Department, the Essex County Health Department and aligned with NYS Education Department and NYS Department of Health guidelines, CVES BOCES has prepared and printed signage for entrances, classrooms, washrooms, meeting spaces, gyms, cafeterias, hallways and offices providing instructions on self-evaluation for entrances, mask wearing protocols, hand-washing, social distancing, and reduced room capacity.
All CVES faculty and staff who are currently working on-site have completed COVID-19 safety training, and all CVES employees will complete this training before returning to work on campus. CVES has also extended access/printing services to all its component school districts for this signage.
CVES has been posting health and safety instructions, and health resources on its website since March 2020, and will continue to update this information on an ongoing basis. Additionally, this information has been posted to the CVES Facebook pages (main page and divisional pages).
PPE/Social Distancing Training for Students
All students will be taught how to follow new COVID-19 protocols safely and correctly, including but not limited to hand hygiene, proper face covering wearing, social distancing, and respiratory hygiene.
Throughout the closure period (roughly March 18, 2020 to present) CVES BOCES has posted signage at all entrances instructing all who may wish to enter the campuses to wear a mask and to maintain social distancing. Masks, alcohol-based hand sanitizing gel, sanitizing wipes and tissues are available at all entrances. Polycarbonate barriers separating incoming traffic from first contact personnel have been installed at all entrances.
Home Languages Other Than English
CVES BOCES is prepared to provide all communications in the home language(s) of all students and families in our service area. Our Reopening Plan is available in print and on the website in a format that is compliant with ADA protocols for accessibility for screen readers for the visually impaired.