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 28, 2021

Dear Berlin Elementary School Parents,

After receiving updated guidance from DOH and feedback from the community and the staff regarding returning to in-person Wednesdays, I am excited to say that BES students will be returning to in-person Wednesdays starting on May 5, 2021 for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year.

This will mean five day in-person school for all BES students (other than full remote students). Students who are full remote can continue to do that.

Students who are in-person for 4 days a week will now be in-person on Wednesdays too, starting on May 5th.

In other words, students are either fully remote or fully in-person for the whole week (including Wednesdays).

Wednesday will be a regular school day just like the other four days.

Our teachers and support staff care deeply about all our students and are continuing to work really hard to support all our students, as we continue to go through this pandemic.

Thank you for your understanding and support as well, as we went through the process of understanding the latest guidance and obtaining feedback.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Sincerely,
A.Joseph Dhara
Superintendent of Schools

PDF of Superintendent Dhara’s Reopening Wednesdays at BES letter

Please feel free to continue to submit questions through this google form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf-zeQMz6N0lnpk9MbC8LnlKZsl4Yh3YwFcKjOsOxhiTcpuoA/viewform until May 4th.

4/20/21 BES Reopening Forum recorded presentation: