RVCSD Fully Remote Model

RVCSD Fully Remote Model
Posted on 08/18/2020
RVCSD Fully Remote ModelUpdated on 8.19.20 to include a letter from Superintendent Morgan

Dear Rondout Valley School District Community:

At our Board of Education meeting on August 17th, our Board members approved a phased-in reopening plan. This plan delays the implementation of the hybrid learning model and includes a fully remote start to the school year for all students until October 2, 2020. During this time:

  • Teachers and instructional support staff will lead and support instruction in their assigned classrooms.
  • Staff will be trained in safety protocols and procedures.
  • Staff will establish and structure the entry procedures for screenings.
  • Teachers will set-up classroom layouts to ensure social distancing.
  • The district will acquire and implement other safety materials such as tents, barriers for student desks and teachers’ desks.
During the month of September, as staff are trained and protocols and procedures are developed and implemented, we will phase in the hybrid model of in-person instruction beginning on October 5, 2020.

We understand the difficulties that these changes pose for our families. We will continue to listen to the feedback from our parents, students, faculty and staff as we work toward bringing our students back into the classroom. We are committed to providing our students with a safe and effective learning environment despite the challenges that we are facing, and are grateful for the support of our school community. 

Please continue to check your email and our website often for the most up-to-date information. More information regarding schedules, student devices, and more will be forthcoming in the coming days and weeks. 

Very truly yours,
Joe Morgan, Superintendent


At the August 17th board meeting, Superintendent Morgan recommended that RVCSD begin the school year on a fully remote schedule. That model is attached below. The Board of Education approved of the plan and fully remote learning will begin for our students on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. More information will be provided over the coming weeks.

Fully Remote Model - August 17th BOE Meeting