The Cornell School Board of Directors voted on Thursday, October 15 to extend our current instructional schedule (half-day rotations) through the 2nd nine-weeks, which concludes on Tuesday, January 26. The school board took into consideration feedback that was received by our parents, as well as teachers and staff. The District understands that everybody wants students back to school on a normal schedule, five-days per week, but the current half-day rotation schedule is doing a great job balancing health and safety protocols, with getting students in school each day.
There are two future school days that are scheduled early dismissal days for students. They are Wednesday, November 25 and Tuesday, December 22. Those days will be remote learning days, concluding at 10:45 am for the high school, and 11:45 am for the elementary.
If the District does have any winter weather mornings that are deemed unsafe to travel, which normally would mean a 2-hour delay or cancellation, those days will be moved to full remote learning days. This notification will be sent out the night before if possible, or early the morning of. We know this isn’t ideal, but due to our half-day rotation schedule, we feel is best to maximize student engagement and learning for those days, if they happen. More information will be forthcoming on this potential scenario.
The Cornell School District sincerely appreciates the support and understanding from all parents. We will continue to get through this as one community, with the centralized focus of our students health, well-being and academic development. If any parent has any concerns or questions about their child’s academic programming, they are encouraged to reach out to the teacher to discuss, and continue the meaningful dialogue and connections that have been made.