• COVID Update

    The State has Failed to Act

    K-5 Start Moved to April 19

     

    Dear Members of the Brighton School Community,

    The state has not taken any action to update state guidance based on the CDC’s most recent updates. We are still unable to change our current models until they do so.

    The anticipated start date for K-5 will now be April 19.

    The anticipated start day for 6-12 remains April 19.

    The state must take action before anything can happen at either level.

    The 6-12 full reopening cannot happen without the state taking action AND the infection rate dropping.

    We will keep you posted every step of the way and a virtual town hall will be scheduled when information is received.

    For now:

    6-12 families must respond with their program commitment by 6 p.m. April 12. If you haven’t already done so, please respond here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/612ReopeningBCSD

    K-5 families have received their notes confirming placement for the full reopening, when that time comes.

    K-5 Transportation

    In preparation for the anticipated switch to five days of in-person learning, the Transportation Department needed to revise all of the existing CRPS and FRES bus routes. If your student’s pick-up or drop-off time is changing by more than five minutes, you will receive a new bus letter by email from the Transportation Department on Thursday or Friday. The effective date for these new times is Monday, April 12 and they will be in place for the remainder of the school year. The changes will occur even though we are not beginning five days of in-person instruction on Monday, April 12. If you have any questions, email Tom_Hyman@bcsd.org or call 242-5200 x5806.

    Current Numbers

    • Since our last update, there have been 16 new positive COVID cases as confirmed by Monroe County. All but one are in the hybrid program. There are 7 at BHS, 7 at TCMS, 1 at FRES, and 1 at CRPS. It should be noted again that several of the infections are between siblings and as a result, involve a smaller number of families impacted than one would think.
    • 8 additional members of the school community are in official quarantine as directed by the Monroe County Department of Public Health. This too involves multiple siblings which may then impact next week’s numbers. Other individuals are self-isolating or quarantining at the request of their doctor, school personnel or of their own accord while awaiting additional contact tracing.

     

    Keep masking, keep distancing, and keep smiling. We are in this together and are so appreciative of your support, patience, help, and understanding.

    Kevin

    Kevin McGowan, Ed.D.

    Superintendent of Schools