Testing Update & Second Semester Learning Model

January 13, 2021

Dear Batavia Blue Devils,

We have concluded our required 20% in-person student and staff Yellow Zone rapid COVID-19 testing over two weeks. Given our results and as long as we remain in the Yellow Zone we will no longer be required to test any further.  Here are our total two week results.

February 1, 2021 marks the start of the second semester. The district is looking forward to planning for a strong finish to what has been a difficult and fluid year. We are asking parents/ guardians to make a final selection in regards to which learning model (in-person hybrid, 100% remote) they want for their child for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.

We will need all changes submitted and recorded by Friday, January 22nd in order to allow the district ample opportunity to plan for changes in transportation and academic programming. This final decision will allow us to plan and strengthen the student and teacher experience accordingly for our 100% remote learning students and our in-person hybrid learning students.

Any changes in learning models will be final and will remain in place for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year and will go into effect on February 1, 2021. However, at any point in the second semester your child’s school may contact you and recommend a change in the learning model that better fits your child’s academic needs.

Therefore, if you do not want to change your current model of learning for your child(ren) you do not have to do anything at this time.

If you do want to change your current model of learning for your child(ren) please fill out this form: Second Semester Learning Model Form for each child in your household that you want to change.

If easier you may also call or contact your respective school directly and request the change at (585) 343-2480.

  • Batavia High School - Extension 2000
  • Batavia Middle School - Extension 3000
  • John Kennedy Intermediate School - Extension 5000
  • Jackson Primary School - Extension 4000

Please note that the district may at some point in the second semester need to go 100% remote learning for all students if there is an issue related to COVID-19. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact your school.

WE are Better Together…WE are Batavia!!!

Anibal Soler, Jr.

Superintendent of Schools