Reopening Our Schools

To find the latest information about school reopening, please use the links below. Berlin CSD's top priorities are the health and safety of our students and staff and the academic and social emotional needs of our students.

Reopening Plan | Resources | Reopening Task Force | NYSED Guidelines | BCSD School-Based COVID-19 Testing Information and FAQ

April 16, 2021
Dear BCSD Community,
For the 2020-2021 school year, Berlin CSD has been operating under a reopening plan, per the NYS Department Of Health guidance.
We are happy to say that due to all our continued vigilance and safety protocols, we have remained open throughout the year, and not closed either of our buildings due to Covid-19.
Based on changing guidelines from NYSED, we are now proceeding with a possible revision of our reopening plan.
Your input is important to us. BCSD is setting up two virtual meetings to have a conversation with you, and receive your feedback in this regard.


Please feel free to submit any question you would like addressed during the forum below.



Tuesday, April 20th from 5:30-6:30 PM
Topic – In-person Wednesdays at BES



Tuesday, April 27th from 5:30-6:30 PM
Topic – NYSED guidance regarding 3ft vs. 6ft distancing


Rensselaer County is currently high risk for Covid transmission, and the safety of our students and staff remains a top priority, as we explore safe methods of bringing back more students to in-person learning on more days.
Thank you for your continued cooperation and support. We look forward to seeing you at the meetings.