e-Academy Remote Learning Option
Dear Williamsville Families,
We are looking forward to opening schools at full capacity this fall and are currently preparing our buildings for full-time in-person learning. As many parents, caregivers and community members have asked, we are still awaiting updated guidance from the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) on opening schools in September. While we will not be offering a remote option for students next school year unless we are required to by state agencies, we feel it prudent to be prepared to facilitate a remote learning option for students with medical documentation of a compromised immune system or comorbidity.
Williamsville is one of several school districts partnering with Erie 1 BOCES who is offering an e-Academy remote learning option for K-12 students who are diagnosed by a physician as having a compromised immune system or comorbidity. Students enrolled in this remote school setting would be taught by qualified and certified Erie 1 BOCES’ teachers with other students from the area who also require this special accommodation. In order for BOCES to have the appropriate staff in place for September, they need to know how many students may be eligible for this option.
If your child has a physician-diagnosed compromised immune system or comorbidity, and your physician believes that your child’s return to a regular school setting could impact that condition, your child may be eligible to participate in the Erie 1 BOCES remote learning option. Please note that a written diagnosis of the condition, a physician’s signed note and contact information for that physician will be required. Contact your building principal no later than Tuesday, August 3, 2021 and supply the written documentation which will be reviewed. You will be notified if your child is eligible.
Once the state’s updated guidance for the fall is released, we will thoroughly review its implications for the start of school and plan accordingly. Once our plans have been finalized, we will communicate through our established methods of communication.
Dr. Darren J. Brown-Hall,
Superintendent of Schools