Birch Family Services Plan for Reopening Schools
REOPENING UPDATE (Posted September 4, 2020)
All Birch Family Services school programs will be opening on September 14, 2020. Please note that while schools will be opening in a hybrid model of in-class and at-home learning, transportation will be not be provided by the Office for Pupil Transportation (OPT) at this time. We will inform you when this changes as soon as we learn more about when transportation from the DOE will begin.
Parents are asked to drop off and pick-up their children on the days the school has assigned them to attend. Please refer to your child’s cohort schedule if you are unsure about this date. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s school principal.
BIRCH FAMILY SERVICES PLAN FOR REOPENING SCHOOLS SUPPLEMENTAL GUIDANCE (Posted August 20, 2020)
This document is issued pursuant to the Supplement to the Interim Guidance for In-Person Instruction at Pre-K to Grade 12 Schools during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency in which it specifies that responsible parties must post specific components of their reopening plans regarding remote learning, testing, and contact tracing. The following information has been extracted from our plan.
NYSED COVID-19 PLAN FOR REOPENING SCHOOLS (Posted August 6, 2020)
The Birch Family Services (Birch) Plan is based on the latest information and requirements from the New York State Education Department (NYSED) Reopening Guidance, New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE), United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), New York City Department of Health (NYCDOH), and Executive Order(s) regarding the prevention and management of COVID-19 in the workplace and in school settings.
We will follow all guidance and requirements issued by these agencies and make revisions as necessary as new guidance is provided. Our paramount concern is ensuring the health and safety of all of our students, staff, and families as we reopen schools.