Dear Batavia Blue Devils Community, Included in this post you will find an information graphic that highlights our Reopen Batavia Strong plan for the 2020-21 school year. The district will be implementing a hybrid model of learning (in-person and remote) along with a 100% virtual learning option for parents who choose that model of learning for their child(ren). Please know that this plan will allow us to meet all the New York State Department of Health requirements and is in alignment with the New York State Education Department guidance.
June 16, 2020 Dear Batavia Blue Devils Community, I would have never thought that when I started my educational career that I would experience a global pandemic. It is even harder to imagine that anybody could have predicted that at the start of the 2019-20 school year it would end in a historic manner. When I arrived in January of 2020 as your Superintendent, what I witnessed immediately was an amazing and talented school staff and district community that focused on kids and each other. A couple of months later, in March, we were asked to change “school” as we knew it and move to a distance learning model as a response to a global health crisis. Although not an ideal request for anyone, I am proud to say that we did shift our work in a matter of a weekend and we did it to the best of our ability while also doing no harm to our kids and community.