As you are aware, COVID-19 related cases are increasing throughout our region. As a precautionary measure, if the building that your child is assigned to at their home school closes or the entire district closes for COVID-19 related reasons, please do not send your child to Sullivan BOCES. Your child should be kept home and will remain on remote instruction for the duration of the building/district’s closure. We ask that you continually check your child’s home school district’s website for updates on their closure status. Once your child’s home school district removes its closure status, Sullivan BOCES will resume hybrid instruction for your child. If you have any questions, please contact your child's principal.
Please scan the QR code above to complete the student COVID-19 building entrance screening questionnaire. This screening protocol is part of the re-opening process for Sullivan BOCES. Please complete this questionnaire each day before your child gets on the bus to come to school. Thank you for your cooperation.
Sullivan BOCES Employee COVID-19 Building Entrance Screening (Unable to Scan the QR Code, please click here)
Please scan the QR code above to complete the building entrance screening questionnaire. This screening protocol is part of the re-opening process for school districts. Please complete this questionnaire before the start of work EACH day you are on-site. Thank you for your cooperation and assistance.
Get Your COVID-19 Questions Answered by Sullivan County Public Health Services (Click here for meeting details)
The Sullivan County Public Health Services and Sullivan BOCES are hosting a school community forum to provide answers to commonly asked COVID-19 related questions on Nov 4 at 6:00 PM. Public Health staff will explain what to expect if you or a family member is exposed to someone who tests positive or if YOU test positive for COVID-19. They will also explain the difference between isolation and quarantine and talk about the “contact tracing” process. Public Health will also share essential resources and provide information about where to get tested. Questions need to be submitted in advance. Please submit all questions by noon on Nov 2 to email@example.com.
Sullivan BOCES was contacted today by one of its employees who has self-reported that they have tested positive for COVID-19. This employee has not been at work since October 16th. The individual does not interact with students and staff interactions are limited to a relatively small number of colleagues working after 2:00 p.m. Out of an abundance of caution individuals who were in direct contact with the employee per the CDC guidelines have been asked to self-quarantine. The employee has also self-quarantined. At this time we are working with Public Health to complete contact tracing and will comply with any other directives they may issue. We do not believe that there has been any risk of exposure that would compromise our instructional staff, students, or instructional programming. If Public Health identifies any additional exposure risks those individuals will be asked to quarantine as well. If you have any concerns, please contact your child's principal. Thank you
Members of the Sullivan Renaissance staff recently paid a visit to Sullivan BOCES and the Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association as part of a beautification project for Sullivan Avenue.
Special Announcements / Action Items
Reopening of Sullivan BOCES: 2020-2021 School Year
Sullivan BOCES is planning on initially reopening in a hybrid modality in the fall. As additional questions arise we will do our best to answer them. For items not addressed in the subheadings, please refer to the FAQ below.
Start of Classes
The 2020-2021 school year for students will commence with the start of our hybrid schedule on Monday, September 14th.
In order to accommodate most of our component school districts, Sullivan BOCES will be reopening on a hybrid schedule.
In-Person - Cohort A
Remote - Cohort B
In-Person - Cohort A
Remote - Cohort B
In-Person - No Students
Remote - Cohort A & Cohort B
In-Person - Cohort B
Remote - Cohort A
In-Person - Cohort B
Remote - Cohort A
Specific details of the hybrid schedule will be developed by building administration in consultation with the faculty and instructional staff. Once the schedule is drafted, BOCES will share that information with the families.
Masks and Social Distancing
Masks will be required to be worn by all students and staff at all times. In order to maximize social distancing, some furniture in our classrooms will be removed.
Student COVID Screening
The families of our students are asked to complete the Sullivan BOCES remote screening protocol. This can be done by using a hyperlink or QR code located on our website.
All students will have their temperatures taken using a handheld contactless digital thermometer as they arrive each day. Any student with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher will be stood off to the side and rescanned after the remainder of the bus disembarks. If they still register a temperature of 100 degrees or higher on the second scan they will return to their home district via the bus. The students' parents and the home district will be called immediately.
- NYSED Frequently Asked Questions and Answers on School Reopening Regarding Teaching and Learning
- NYSED 20-21 State Assessments
- NYSED Responding to the Challenges of Learning in Masked Environments
- NYSDOH COVID-19 Pre-K to Gr 12 COVID-19 Toolkit
COVID-19 Testing Protocols
Reopening FAQ for Parents
Resources & Helpful Links
- Immunization Clinics
- How to Recognize Covid-19 Symptoms in Children
- Helpful Tips to Encourage Children to Wear Masks
- Intro to Mental Health & Wellness for Parents
- Mental Health & Wellness for Educators
- Infrared Thermometers Used for COVID-19 Testing Do Not Pose Risk for Pineal Gland
- CDC: How to Select, Wear, and Clean Your Mask
- What you Need to Know About Handwashing
- Wash Your Hands (Young Kids)
- Happy Handwashing Song
- Stay Safe: Handwashing PSA
- How to Wear a Fabric Mask Safely
- Wearing a Mask (For Kids)
- Wearing a Mask - A Social Narrative for Children by Autism Little Learners
- Wear a Mask to Protect You and Your Friends (For Young Adults)
*** Sullivan BOCES is in the process of translating the reference documents into Spanish. The documents will be uploaded as soon as they are complete.
Thank you for your patience. ***
New York State Department of Health Dashboard (COVID-19 Report Card)
This dashboard is intended to provide the public with self-reported COVID-19 data tied to the school districts throughout New York State. Please be aware that since this information is self-reported, the accuracy of the information provided is not confirmed and may reflect different information than the Sullivan County Public Health Services COVID-19 Dashboard, which reflects current, actual testing for Sullivan County. This information is provided for illustrative purposes only and should not be used as guidance for any decision-making.
Upcoming Events / General Announcements
The Sullivan County Public Health Services and Sullivan BOCES are hosting a school community forum to provide answers to commonly asked COVID-19 related questions on Nov 4 at 6:00 PM.
Questions need to be submitted in advance.
Please submit all questions by noon on Nov 2 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sullivan County Public Health School Community Forum
November 4, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Virtual ZOOM Meeting
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Meeting ID: 959 1549 4204
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