March 15, 2021
Dear High School Families,
One year ago the Hornell City Schools quickly moved all of it’s instructional programming to a remote setting. At the time, we believed it might be for a few weeks. Who knew then that the rest of the year would be totally remote with much of this year just partially in person? We remain thrilled to see COVID-19 numbers at the lowest we have seen within the school since the start of this year. That fact, along with the majority of our employees vaccinated, and a relaxing of some of the local Department of Health guidelines for schools based on what we have experienced this year, has motivated us to make this next transition back to full in person learning.
It is with great excitement that we send this letter announcing that starting Monday, April 12, 2021, the High School will be ending the current hybrid schedule model and opening in person, five days a week for all students!
Diligent cleaning and sanitizing will continue as it is now, as well as wearing face coverings when physical distancing can’t occur (please be sure that your child has a mask with them each day).
Teachers are working tirelessly to prepare their rooms for more students and even removing some furniture to gain more space. We will still be offering our full remote option for families in seventh through twelfth grades. If you have any questions or want to discuss the model your child will be in from April 12 on, please contact the High School Main office by Friday, March 26.
Our arrival and dismissal times as well as procedures will remain the same as they currently are, just everyday for all students. As with our opening in September, we encourage all families that can self transport their children to do so as it helps our transportation department.
It’s been a long year, and we have been waiting for this moment for twelve months! We look forward to seeing all of our students together on April 12!
Jeremy P. Palotti Scott Carroll
Superintendent of Schools High School Principal