Participate in a virtual forum about school reopening on July 28

Fonda-Fultonville’s Reopening Task Force will hold a virtual forum at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28. The forum will be aimed at sharing information about the state’s re-entry guidelines for schools. The district will also gather input and answer questions from families. 

The virtual forum will be accessible on the district’s YouTube channel at It will be recorded and shared on the district website. 

There will be a question & answer session. You can submit questions on this Google Form. Questions that are submitted will also be compiled and posted in the FAQ section of the Reopening School Plan webpage when it is shared July 31. Please submit your questions by 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 26.

Each school district’s reopening plans across NYS must include the following potential operating conditions for the 2020-21 school year:

  • Full virtual learning: Buildings are closed and all learning occurs remotely from home.
  • Blended approach: Certain student groups/grades/levels are in classrooms with enhanced health and safety measures while others are fully virtual.
  • Full opening: Buildings are open. All students are in buildings full-time with enhanced health and safety measures.

The FFCS Reopening Task Force, comprised of all stakeholder groups, has been working since June to develop plans on the various scenarios on how schools will reopen, as well as practices and protocols designed to mitigate risk, provide for the safety and health of all and ensure the best possible academic experience for students. FFCS and school districts across New York will submit reopening plans to the state by July 31.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said New York state will review school district plans the week of August 1-7. The state then will approve, deny or suggest changes to those plans. A decision to reopen schools to students statewide in the fall will also be made by the state at that time, he said.

A second forum will be held in August to present the district’s completed reopening plan. The date and time will be announced.