Dear Maryvale Community,
I hope you have had a safe and enjoyable summer! We have been busy preparing for the 2021-2022 school year when we will welcome all students back for a full five days a week of in-person instruction.
As educators, we have appreciated that we have been included in discussions with Erie County government officials for our input on protocols and processes related to educational matters such as space in classrooms, school buses and cafeterias. We support and appreciate the County's efforts to help us start and maintain full time instruction this school year.
In the absence of medical-related guidance from New York State, the Erie County Department of Health has released a comprehensive document that provides both requirements and recommendations to be implemented in our schools. Maryvale has operationalized that guidance into protocols we will follow to start the 2021-2022 school year.
Here is a link to the ECDOH Guidance: ECDOH Guidance for Schools
Here is a link to Maryvale's 21-22 Protocols: 21-22 Maryvale Protocols
The County has been clear that the requirements and recommendations in their guidance are subject to change depending on conditions and data, and Maryvale is in a good position to be able to pivot to meet any potential changes.
Our goal this year is to offer a high-quality instructional program while maintaining the safest environment possible for our students and staff. We will need your understanding and cooperation this year more than ever in order to be able to achieve that goal.
I thank you for your understanding, support and patience as we continue to move forward together in these uncertain times.
Joseph D'Angelo, Superintendent