Reopening to 100% In Person Instruction Risk Tolerance and Preference Survey Data

Good Afternoon,

I hope that you are all enjoying the warmer temperatures and the glimmer of sunshine we experienced earlier this week.

As I shared with you on 4/10, the New York State Department of Health released an Interim Guidance for In Person Instruction During the COVID-19 Public Health Pandemic. On April 19 and on April 23, the Honeoye Central School District pushed out a survey request via ParentSquare to provide all of our stakeholders the opportunity to "weigh in" and VOICE preference on the question of Reopening to 100% In Person Instruction at the secondary level should transmission rates decline. This afternoon I am reaching out to share input obtained from the HCS community surrounding a potential return to 100% in person instruction at the secondary level should transmission rates decline to below a HIGH level of transmission.  

HCS Risk Tolerance and Preference Survey Data Summary
Respondent Data:
In the event the community transmission rate for Ontario County drops from a HIGH level and we are able to reopen for 100% in person instruction at the secondary level, my preference would be:
In the event the community transmission rate for Ontario County drops from a HIGH level and we are able to reopen for 100% in person instruction at the secondary level, my confidence level of safety for our students, faculty and staff based on the provisions articulated by the district would be:
In the event the community transmission rate for Ontario County drops from a HIGH level and we are able to reopen for 100% in person instruction at the secondary level, the latest date I would be comfortable making such a shift in programming at the secondary level is:

Please note:  As of 4/26, transmission rates in Ontario County still far exceeded the metrics required to shift from a HIGH level of transmission to that of substantial, moderate, or low.  Per CDC and NYSDOH guidance, the county‚Äôs designation as a HIGH transmission rate continues to be prohibitive of a reopening to 100% in person instruction at the secondary level. 
 

At this time, no concrete decisions have been made surrounding a potential return to 100% in person instruction. That said, the data obtained from our HCS Risk Tolerance and Preference Survey will inform decision making around a return to 100% in person instruction at the secondary level in the event transmission levels decline sufficiently to develop a response to the question.

Many thanks to all of the secondary students, families, teachers and staff who weighed in on this important conversation either via survey or during the Town Hall meetings on 4/22. Your consideration, contribution and collaboration with the district is invaluable. As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns about the information included in this communication, or otherwise.

Warmest regards,
Bridget

Elizabeth Bridget Ashton
Superintendent, Honeoye Central School District
8528 Main Street
Honeoye, New York 14471
bridget.ashton@honeoye.org
On Twitter: @EBridgetAshton