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Take our Thought Exchange & Survey on School Reopening

Please participate in Southwestern Central School District's final THOUGHT EXCHANGE and SURVEY of the 2019-2020 academic year about SCHOOL REOPENING next year.

We are preparing for what will be next for us here at Southwestern with our Re-Opening for the 2020-21 school year. Here are some points on the re-opening:

▪️Every district needs to SUBMIT A PLAN to the NYSED (New York State Education Department) in July. Guidelines will be forthcoming for schools.

▪️There is a STATE-WIDE TASK FORCE that is meeting regionally across the state to gather input that will guide NYSED in establishing rules/regulations/guidelines for schools. Superintendent Maureen Donahue has been asked to participate as one of the representatives from Western New York.

▪️The Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus-BOCES​ region has a task force that Mrs. Molly Moore and Mr. John Spacht will be participating in for our region. The task force will be assisting the region in the development of district planning.

▪️The district has a TASK FORCE that started meeting the week of June 15, 2020. There is a cross-section of individuals with additional sub groups to be formed.

▪️There are many questions regarding ATHLETICS and FACILITIES. Athletic Director Kevin Salisbury is on our district task force and Mrs. Donahue will be serving on a Section VI task force.

The work of each group will be daunting and will be guided by CDC, NYSDOH, and NYSED guidelines. We value your thoughts and input during this process. We are asking you to respond to the following:

1. This SURVEY link is a form:

2. This link is for a THOUGHT EXCHANGE that will enable you to share thoughts or ideas:

You can also see other thoughts and rate them accordingly. We hope you will participate in both of these opportunities.

THANK YOU in advance for responding to our Survey and Thought Exchange. Please check our website often for on-going updates throughout this process. We look forward to being back together soon. Please reach out to with any questions or concerns.

Be heard and help Southwestern CSD inform its decision-making! THANK YOU, Trojan family!