Franklinville Elementary School
32 North Main Street
Franklinville, NY 14737
Dear Franklinville Families,
Welcome Back! I hope everyone is having a relaxing and enjoyable summer spending time with families and friends. I am excited to be able to welcome students back to school this year for in-person learning. We have been working diligently this summer to prepare our school and grounds for a safe return. Our capital project is well underway and there have been many changes both inside and out. In addition to the building changes, we will be returning with some changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the restriction that come with it. Some of the changes here at the elementary are smaller class sizes, increase the number of sections and a new procedure for our car riders. We also have a new start and dismissal times.
We plan to provide in-person instruction for all students this year on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Wednesdays will be days of remote learning and deep cleaning of our school. One of the biggest changes this year will be the new times for our school day. We will be in session from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. This change was necessary to allow for social distancing on the bus. There will also be no before or after school care for students. Students should plan on being at school by 8:45 every morning. Families interested in remote learning opportunities should contact the Office of Pupil Personnel Services.
All students when entering the school building, including on the bus, must wear a mask and adhere to social distancing procedures. Masks will be provided by the district, however, students are allowed to wear their own acceptable face coverings. Upon entry, students should pick up a bagged breakfast and go directly to their classroom. Students should not stop at their lockers, they will go to lockers after attendance is taken.
Students will still be participating in art, music, library/STEAM, and Physical Education (PE) on a rotating basis. Except for PE, all other specials will be in your child’s classroom. PE will be in the gymnasium or outside as weather permits. All classrooms will be encouraged to have daily outside recess built into their schedule.
Please send your child to school daily prepared to go, outside weather permitting.
We are excited and looking forward to a great 20-21 school year. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we work through these unique times. We are committed to providing your child(ren) the best possible education. If you have further questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact me in the office at 716-676-8020 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.