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TES Reopening Supplement for Students and Families

This page contains more detailed and specific information related to the reopening of school.  It will be updated as necessary. 


Page Updated: September 24, 2020

Topic(s) Updated: Return to School Policy 

 To return to school, those who are sent home as a result of COVID-19 symptoms must:

  • Present a note from a physician clearing them to return to school, AND 
  • Present a negative COVID-19 test result, AND
  • Be symptom free for 24 hours (No fever, no cough, etc...)

Additionally, families who keep a child home from school due to COVID-19 symptoms MUST also present a note from a physician clearing them to return to school, AND present a negative COVID-19 test result, AND be symptom free for 24 hours (No fever, no cough, etc...).

NEW AS OF 9/24/2020: Per the orders of the New York State Health Department, regardless of any documentation from a physician on file of pre-existing conditions that can present as COVID symptoms, we must exclude students (and staff) each and EVERY time symptoms are presented that are also possible symptoms of COVID-19.  This means that to return to school a physicians note and a negative COVID-19 test result must be presented each and every time.

 

Topics (Please click on a topic to skip to that section or use the search feature on the site)

Activity Period Arrival Attendance Busing Cafeteria Chromebooks
Communication Plan COVID Screenings Classroom Assignment Cleaning Dismissal Hygiene
Lunch/Snacks Masks/PPE Paperwork Links PTO Positivity Project (P2) Room Locations
Schooltool School Messenger Send Home Protocol Return to School Social Distancing Special Education
Supply Lists Training Visitors/Volunteers      

 


Activity Period

At this time, we will not be having students stay after school for Activity Period.  We are researching options for potential virtual clubs until we are able to resume “normal” activities.

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Arrival Schedule

Students will enter the school building at specific entrances depending on their grade and how they arrive at school.  Breakfast will be available in the classrooms after 7:45. 

Parent drop-offs by car may take place from 7:30 until 7:45.  Students will enter the lobby entrance and proceed to the cafeteria or main gym to wait in a socially distanced manner until they can go to their classrooms at 7:45.

Walkers may arrive any time after 7:30 and will enter through the lobby entrance on the State Street side of the school and proceed either to their classroom or the cafeteria or main gym depending on arrival time.

Specific procedures to follow regarding student drop off due to COVID-19 precautions will be communicated to families.  As part of those procedures, parents will not be able to walk their child(ren) to the lobby or their classroom.  Parents must remain in the vicinity of their cars.

Busses will begin unloading at 7:45 in front of the “Preble Wing” entrance.

  • Students in grades Pre-K, K, and 1 will enter through the Breezeway entrance.

  • Students in grades 2 & 5 will enter through the “Preble wing” entrance (closest to the track).

  • Students in grades 3, 4 & 6 will enter through the main lobby entrance.

Student Arrival Procedures Link (Outside) (Click on link to view)

Student Arrival Procedure (Inside) 

7:30 - 7:45 (Car and Walker Arrival)

  • Nurses and 2 staff members will be in the lobby area to help direct walkers and drop-offs to the correct spot and ensure that they have temperature check sheets and/or have had their temperature checked.
  • Grades PK, K, 1, 2, 5 will sit socially distanced in the Cafeteria and Bistro.  3 staff members will supervise.
  • Grades 3, 4, 6 will sit socially distanced in the Gym.  3 staff members will supervise.
  • Food service will take orders for any students wishing to eat breakfast.
  • Students “failing” the temperature check screening will be directed to the isolation room with one of the nurses.

7:45 (Car/Walkers to Classroom)

  • Nurse and 2 staff members will remain around the lobby to continue screening walkers and drop-offs after the buses complete their drop-offs.  
  • 1 staff will supervise PK, K, 1 to rooms
  • 1 staff will supervise 2nd and 5th to rooms
  • 1 staff will monitor breezeway hall
  • 1 staff will monitor the office hall
  • 1 staff will escort the 1st floor to classrooms
  • 1 staff will escort the 2nd floor to classrooms

7:45 (Bus Drop-Off)

  • 2 staff will be placed at the 3 entrances to check for signs of illness as students enter from the buses
  • Preble (2nd and 5th)
  • Breezeway (PK - 1)
  • Lobby (3rd, 4th, 6th)
  • Classroom teachers will be at their rooms to greet students.  Other staff will be distributed either in hallways or outside on the sidewalk to monitor and enforce social distancing.  This will be done verbally.
  • Bus riders will place breakfast orders when Food Service delivers the meals from drop-offs/walkers.
Breakfast
  • Orders will be placed with Food Service either in the cafeteria, gym, or classroom.  Students will not eat breakfast until they are at their classroom.
  • Students will need to sanitize their hands before and after eating.  
  • Trash cans will be placed in the halls for students to dispose of trash.
  • We will investigate the possibility of taking breakfast orders the day before.

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Attendance

Students are responsible for daily attendance in school, whether in-person or remote.  All Tully students will be assigned teachers of record in our student information system, Schooltool.  Teachers will record and report the attendance of their students daily, regardless of the location of instruction (in-person or remote).  For in-person instruction, student presence on campus will be sufficient for attendance.  Remote student attendance will be based either on live interactions and/or evidence of student activity online.  Student engagement in all curricular areas will be collected and assessed through a variety of forms, including the recording of grades in Schooltool and the use of learning management systems such as Google Classroom.

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Bus Information

Information on your child’s bus and approximate pick-up and drop-off times will be sent home.  Please contact Transportation with any questions at 696-6250.

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Cafeteria Payments

Students can bring cafeteria payments to school on the first day.  Checks should be made payable to “Tully Food Service” or you may pre-pay online at www.myschoolbucks.com.  Students will be reminded of their cafeteria code on their first purchase.  Breakfast is $1.45, Lunch is now $2.95.  Free/Reduced Lunch applications are on the District website and will be included in the September Knight Insight issue.

The district is intending for grades PK-2 to eat in their respective classrooms. Desks will be utilized for each student to eat at and each desk will be socially distanced at six feet apart so there is no need for barriers for these grade levels. Grades 3-6 meals will be served in the elementary lunchroom area. The district is intending to erect barriers for the cafeteria tables to allow for increased seating capacity.

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Chromebook Deployment

Our technology department and Mr. Keefe are working on a distribution plan to provide Chromebooks and login information for various programs to those remote learners who will need to borrow one this year.  We will communicate details out soon.

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Communication Plan

At Tully Elementary School, a clear communication plan for how students and their families/caregivers can contact the school and teachers with questions about their instruction and/or technology is included as part of the Student/Parent Handbook. One hard copy of this handbook is provided to all students attending in-person and is located on the school webpage for remote learners. Additionally, the handbook is translated into Spanish to meet the needs of some families. Multiple avenues to contact the school and teachers are articulated in the handbook, including email, phone, Schooltool, and video conferencing.

Initial Contact with Questions

A course, assignment or resource - The assigned teacher

Technology concerns - The assigned teacher or building principal

A personal, health, or social-emotional concern - The social worker or school nurse

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COVID Related Screenings

We ask that all parents check their child’s temperature every day before they leave home.  It must be lower than 100°F in order to attend school.  Parents may attest to the temperature check from home by submitting a paper note.  A digital copy is included in this section below that can be printed from home.  Students who ride buses MUST have this completed before boarding the bus.  Other students will present this at the door before entering the building.   Students without forms will have their temperature checked again upon entering the building.

Parents will also need to submit a health screening questionnaire once per week, due by each Friday.  The first one is due September 18th.  A packet will be sent home with students on their first day of in person instruction containing a few copies of this form.  A digital copy is included in this section below that can be printed from home.  An electronic version of the screening tool will be available after the start of the school year that may make it easier for families to accomplish this task.

If you are unable to print and need additional copies of either form, please contact the main office.

Daily Temperature Check

Weekly Health Screening

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Classroom Teacher Assignment

Classroom placements were included in the back to school mailing.  You may also find this information on Schooltool beginning on September 4th.

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Cleaning and COVID Precautions

An additional custodian has been placed on the day shift to ensure we are keeping up with the cleaning and disinfection of high touch areas and following Department of Health protocols.  There will be frequent handwashing and mask breaks throughout the day.  Bathrooms will be cleaned and sanitized on a regular basis throughout the day, however, with the exception of the nurse's office, they will not be cleaned after each use.

Below are the CDC guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting schools.  District personnel will follow these guidelines:  

  • Cleaning: Wear disposable gloves to clean and disinfect. Clean surfaces using soap and water, then use disinfectant. Practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces. More frequent cleaning and disinfection may be required based on level of use. High touch surfaces include: Tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, sinks, etc. Shared athletic/gym equipment (balls, protective gear, etc.) should be cleaned between use per manufacturer’s directions. Each school building will develop a cleaning schedule and maintain a cleaning log that includes the date, time and scope of cleaning and disinfection in a facility or area.

  • Disinfect: Recommend use of EPA registered household disinfectant. Diluted household bleach solutions may also be used if appropriate for the surface. Bleach solutions will be effective for disinfection up to 24 hours. Alcohol solutions with at least 70% alcohol may also be used. For soft surfaces such as carpeted floor, rugs, and drapes: Clean the surface using soap and water or with cleaners appropriate for use on these surfaces. Launder items (if possible) according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Use the warmest appropriate water setting and dry items completely. Disinfect with an EPA-registered household disinfectant. These disinfectants meet EPA’s criteria for use against COVID-19. Vacuum as usual. For electronics, such as tablets, touch screens, keyboards, etc. Consider putting a wipeable cover on electronics. Follow manufacturer’s instruction for cleaning and disinfecting. If no guidance, use alcohol-based wipes or sprays containing at least 70% alcohol. Dry surface thoroughly.

  • Laundry: For clothing, towels, linens and other items. Launder items according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Use the warmest appropriate water setting and dry items completely. Wear disposable gloves when handling dirty laundry from a person who is sick. Dirty laundry from a person who is sick can be washed with other people’s items. Do not shake dirty laundry. Clean and disinfect clothes hampers according to guidance above for surfaces. Remove gloves, and wash hands right away.

  • Cleaning and disinfecting your building or facility if someone is sick: Close off areas used by the person who is sick. Open outside doors and windows to increase air circulation in the area. Wait 24 hours before you clean or disinfect. If 24 hours is not feasible, wait as long as possible. Clean and disinfect all areas used by the person who is sick, such as offices, bathrooms, common areas, shared electronic equipment like tablets, touch screens, keyboards, etc. Vacuum the space if needed. Use a vacuum equipped with a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter, if available. Do not vacuum a room or space that has people in it. Wait until the room or space is empty to vacuum, such as at night, for common spaces, or during the day for private rooms. Consider temporarily turning off room fans and the central HVAC system that services the room or space, so that particles that escape from vacuuming will not circulate throughout the facility. Once an area has been appropriately disinfected, it can be opened for use. Workers without close contact with the person who is sick can return to work immediately after disinfection. If more than 7 days since the person who is sick visited or used the facility, additional cleaning and disinfection is not necessary. Continue routing cleaning and disinfection. This includes everyday practices that are normally used to maintain a healthy environment.

  • Cleaning and disinfecting outdoor areas: Outdoor areas, like playgrounds in schools and parks generally require normal routine cleaning, but do not require disinfection (is not proven to reduce risk of COVID-19 to the public). High touch surfaces made of plastic or metal, such as grab bars and railings should be cleaned routinely. Cleaning and disinfection of wooden surfaces (play structures, benches, tables) or groundcovers (mulch, sand) is not recommended.

  • Cleaning and disinfecting School Health Office areas: Cleaning must occur after each use of cots, bathrooms, and health office equipment (per manufacturer's directions). Disposable items should be considered to be utilized when possible including: pillow protectors, disposable thermometers, etc.

  • When cleaning: Regular cleaning staff can clean and disinfect community spaces. Ensure they are trained on appropriate use of cleaning and disinfection chemicals. Additional personal protective equipment (PPE) might be required based on the cleaning/disinfectant products being used and whether there is a risk of splash. Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. Always wash immediately after removing gloves and after contact with a person who is sick. Hand sanitizer: If soap and water are not available and hands are not visibly dirty, an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol may be used. However, if hands are visibly dirty, always wash hands with soap and water.

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Dismissal
  • At 2:25, Tully After-School Program will pick up students from their hallways and bring them to the program, clearing the hallway for dismissal.

  • At 2:30, designated staff will escort walkers and parent pickups to the lobby area.  Some staff will remain to monitor the lobby and walkers while others will return to assist with the bus riders

  • By 2:35, designated staff will escort students to their buses.

DUE TO COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS, WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCOMMODATE REQUESTS FOR TRANSPORTATION CHANGES INVOLVING STUDENTS BOARDING A DIFFERENT BUS OR DROPPING OFF AT A DIFFERENT LOCATION THAN THEIR REGULAR STOP.  

Tully Free Library Information - This update will be very important to families counting on students accessing the library after-school.  There are changes due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

 

Because of social distancing and cleaning protocols, Tully Free Library is limiting the number of people allowed in the library at the same time. Each visitor can stay 1 hour per day, and must wear a face covering over the nose and mouth and maintain a 6-foot distance from others. Kids and teens can use the library after school for homework and tutoring as long as they are following these rules. Appointments are recommended to ensure space is available. At this time, no in-person programs are being held. The library website is tullyfreelibrary.org and the phone number is 315-696-8606.

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Hygiene

Tully Elementary School has built in staggered hand washing times for students and staff. 

Hand Hygiene Protocol

  • Traditional hand washing: (with soap and warm water, lathering for a minimum of 20 seconds), which is the preferred method.

  • Use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers (60% alcohol or greater) in classrooms, offices, and hand-hygiene and PPE stations.

  • We provide hand sanitizer throughout common areas (e.g. entrances, cafeteria), near high touch surfaces, and use touch free dispensers when able

  • We have signage near sinks/sanitizer indicating visibly soiled hands should be washed with soap and water; and

  • Any staff or students unable to use hand sanitizer are permitted to wash their hands with soap and water.

 The District will provide the following:

  • Facilities and supplies for hand washing including soap and water;

  • Alcohol-based hand sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol or disinfectant hand wipes;

  • Time in the elementary schedule to allow for frequent hand washing; and

  • Promotion of proper hand washing before meals, after recess or physical education, before and after removing PPE, and other times, as appropriate.

All students and staff should wash hands, as follows:

  • Upon entering the building and each classroom;

  • After using shared objects or surfaces (e.g. electronic devices, musical instruments, writing utensils, tools, toys, desks or table tops);

  • Before and after snacks and lunch;

  • After using the bathroom;

  • After helping a student with toileting;

  • After sneezing, wiping or blowing nose, or coughing into hands;

  • Upon coming in from outdoors; and

  • Anytime hands are visibly soiled.

Respiratory Hygiene Protocol

  • All students and staff should cover their mouths or noses with a tissue when coughing or sneezing and dispose of the tissue appropriately.  Tully Schools will provide tissues in each classroom and common areas.

  • No touch/floor pedal trash receptacles are available in each room and common area.

  • If no tissue is available, using the inside of the elbow (or shirtsleeve) to cover the mouth or nose is preferable to using the hands. 

  • Students and staff should always perform hand hygiene after sneezing, coughing and handling dirty tissues or other soiled material.

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Lunch/Snacks

At Tully Elementary School, students will be required to perform hand hygiene both before and after eating breakfast, snacks, and lunch time.  The use of hand washing for 20 seconds will be preferred and encouraged, but the use of approved hand sanitizer may also be substituted.  To increase the likelihood of creating positive habits and routines, appropriate hand hygiene will be promoted by requiring hand washing/sanitizing in accordance with the NYSED guidance document, p. 28.  

  • Upon entering the building and each classroom;

  • After using shared objects or surfaces (e.g. electronic devices, musical instruments, writing utensils, tools, toys, desks or table tops);

  • Before and after snacks and lunch;

  • After using the bathroom;

  • After helping a student with toileting;

  • After sneezing, wiping or blowing nose, or coughing into hands;

  • Upon coming in from outdoors; and

  • Anytime hands are visibly soiled.

AT THIS TIME, DUE TO COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS, STUDENTS MAY NOT SHARE FOOD OR DRINK WITH EACH OTHER, INCLUDING SIBLINGS. TREATS BROUGHT IN FOR AN ENTIRE CLASS MUST BE STORE-BOUGHT AND SEALED IN THE ORIGINAL PACKAGING AS IT IS DISPLAYED ON THE STORE SHELF. EACH STUDENT MUST HAVE THEIR OWN INDIVIDUALLY WRAPPED ITEM. THE EXTERIOR PACKAGING MUST BE SANITIZED AND DISINFECTED PRIOR TO DISTRIBUTION.

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Masks/PPE

Masks/Face Coverings are required to be worn at all times on buses and on the school campus by staff, students, and visitors.  

  • Students, faculty, staff will be allowed mask breaks:

    • When eating.

    • When alone in an office or classroom.

    • During instructional time as designated by building principals/teachers.

  • Please note: There may be medical exemptions for some students.

We encourage students to wear/bring their own PPE, but should a student not have a mask, we will provide one for them.  We will have extras available in the event a student forgets, or accidentally soils their own mask.  This will also apply to any approved visitors.

Staff are encouraged to bring their own face coverings, but the school will also provide these to staff along with any specialized PPE that is required to provide instruction to specific students and for the nurse to provide appropriate care.

The district has ordered a three month supply of anticipated face coverings and PPE for students, faculty and staff.  Students, faculty, and staff will be allowed to provide their own face coverings and PPE, provided the face coverings and PPE meet proper NYS DOH/CDC guidelines.  The Training section below includes brief videos and/or posters on proper PPE practices and how to properly wear face coverings.  

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Paperwork

The first week of school is a very busy time.  Rather than overwhelming families with paperwork on the first day of school and asking for it back right away, we have included in the back to school mailing a number of items that must be completed and returned to the office.  Please complete and return these forms in your child’s backpack on the first day of school or return by email to tspaulding@tullyschools.org.  Please make sure you have provided us with an updated email address that you check often.  The verification form includes a check box to indicate if you do not want your child’s photo to be included in District publications, websites, or social media posts.  Below is a list of the items sent home that need to be returned.

  • Verification Form
  • Daily Temperature Check

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Parent-Teacher-Organization (PTO)

All parents of Tully Elementary students are automatically eligible to become members of the PTO.  PTO organizes a number of fundraising activities and special events that make it possible to support many organizations and educational experiences throughout the year.  PTO meets monthly during the school at 7 pm on the second Wednesday of the month, they are open to the public and there is no cost to join.

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Positivity Project (P2)

Tully Central School is proud to be a partner school for the Positivity Project (P2) again this year!  Students will spend the year focusing on 24 character strengths, a common vocabulary, and the philosophy of the Other People Matter Mindset.  

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Room Locations

To comply with social distancing guidelines, many grade levels and teachers are in different locations than past years.  Here is a summary of the new room locations by grade/subject.  Please note that these are temporary locations for the 2020-2021 school year.

  • PK - same location as 2019-2020
  • K - same location as 2019-2020
  • 1st Grade - same location as 2019-2020
  • 2nd Grade - end of the Preble Wing near the bus lineup
  • 3rd Grade - upstairs on the second floor
  • 4th Grade - on the first and second floors of the 1930 building (1st: Baritell, Fowler-Conner; 2nd: Sicignano-O'Toole)
  • 5th Grade - end of the Preble Wing near the playground
  • 6th Grade - on the first and second floors of the 1930 building (1st: Meixell; 2nd: Edinger, Wilson)

  • Art - in the Makerlab this year
  • Music - General Music will take place in the auditorium
  • Band - in the Preble Wing next to the bathrooms

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Schooltool & School Messenger

Tully’s student management system, Schooltool provides parents the ability to check on their child(ren)’s performance, review attendance, and contact teachers directly by email.  School Messenger is used to notify parents of school updates through phone calls, text messages and email.

If you have questions about Schooltool or have difficulty logging in, please direct your questions to Sherry Huggins at sherry.huggins@tullyschools.org.

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Send Home/Return to School Protocols
Sending Home for COVID-19 Symptoms

Students exhibiting signs/symptoms of COVID-19 will be sent home from school and must remain out of school until they have met the Return to School guidelines.  Signs/Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Students with symptoms will be segregated from others until they are able to be picked up by a parent/guardian.

Return to School

To return to school, those who are sent home as a result of COVID-19 symptoms must:

  • Present a note from a physician clearing them to return to school, AND 
  • Present a negative COVID-19 test result, AND
  • Be symptom free for 24 hours (No fever, no cough, etc...)

Additionally, families who keep a child home from school due to COVID-19 symptoms MUST also present a note from a physician clearing them to return to school, AND present a negative COVID-19 test result, AND be symptom free for 24 hours (No fever, no cough, etc...).

NEW AS OF 9/24/2020: Per the orders of the New York State Health Department, regardless of any documentation from a physician on file of pre-existing conditions that can present as COVID symptoms, we must exclude students (and staff) each and EVERY time symptoms are presented that are also possible symptoms of COVID-19.  This means that to return to school a physicians note and a negative COVID-19 test result must be presented each and every time.

Our District Medical Director may review physician's notes/test results.

Our School Nurses may be able to help facilitate scheduling COVID-19 tests.

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Social Distancing

Per the NYSED Guidance Document, p. 28, social distancing also called “physical distancing” means keeping a six foot space between yourself and others. Schools are to develop, implement, and enforce social distancing in all school facilities and on school grounds, including transportation.  

Desk Placement - Student desks will be arranged so that students will be at least six feet apart when seated from front to back and between their right shoulder and the left shoulder of the closest students on one side and between their left shoulder and the right shoulder of the closest students on the other side.

Students will receive all of their daily in-person instruction in the same room.  Special area teachers and others will travel to individual classrooms.  Teachers in grades 5 & 6 will rotate rooms to teach rather than students rotating.  This is done to reduce exposure and maintain student groupings throughout the day.  Exceptions will be for students receiving related services and other specific circumstances that may arise.  As students become accustommed to social distancing procedures, it is possible that students may begin traveling to a different location for their special area classes.

Lockers and cubbies will also not be used in order to preserve and maintain six feet of separation between students at all times.

Bathroom General Guidelines

  • Bathrooms will be cleaned regularly, but not after each use.
  • Students must sign out with their name and time prior to leaving the room for the bathroom.  This will allow us to contact trace more easily if necessary.
  • Students must wear a mask at all times.
  • Students must wash their hands before and after using the bathroom.
  • Whole class trips will need to be coordinated and scheduled with the other classrooms to avoid congesting the hallways and bathrooms.  Staff will need to assist each other with supervision and maintaining social distance.

Recess General Guidelines

  • Wash hands before and after.
  • Students must wear masks if unable to be 12’ apart (e.g. masks on the swings will still be required).
  • No tag games or ball games.
  • Teachers should monitor and direct students to put their masks on if they are unable to social distance.
  • Students can use the equipment.
  • Playground areas will be cleaned according to pp. 43-44 of the NYSED Guidance.
5th/6th Grade Specials Information 
Due to the nature of Band and Chorus, we are unable to cohort students completely as they are spread among different homerooms.  This will also carry over into the other special area classes.  All mask requirements and other hygiene (hand washing) and social distancing guidelines will continue to be in effect, but I just wanted to make you aware of this fact.

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Special Education

Programming for students with disabilities who attend specialized BOCES programs will be provided with a Free Appropriate Public Education according to the guidelines set forth via the local BOCES.  At this time all BOCES-run special class programs will be providing in-person instruction 5 days per week. This means, any Tully student with special needs who is placed in a BOCES run special class will be attending in-person instruction regardless of the location of the district based classroom. Parents/guardians of Tully students being educated in a BOCES run program will have regular communication with staff and administration from BOCES as well as the Tully School District.The Director of Student Support Services will have ongoing collaboration with Administration and Providers from OCM BOCES who are working with Tully students with disabilities.This collaboration will include communication about any necessary adjustments to the provision of services that are listed in each student’s IEP that may become necessary in order to maintain adherence with the NYSED and DOH guidelines. Additionally the Director Student Support Services and OCM BOCES staff will work collaboratively to ensure any necessary resources for individual students are made available. 

The Director of Student Support Services will have ongoing collaboration with Cortland and Onondaga County, Preschool Agencies and Providers who  are working with Tully preschool students with disabilities, and parents/guardians. This collaboration will include communication about any necessary adjustments to the provision of services that are listed in each PSWD’s IEP that may become necessary in order to maintain adherence with the NYSED and DOH guidelines. Additionally the Director Student Support Services and Preschools Agencies will work collaboratively to ensure any necessary resources for individual students are made available.  

All special education teachers and related services providers will communicate student progress toward IEP goals.  Progress toward goals  will be monitored and assessed via a variety of mechanisms such as, classroom observation, assignments , assessments, and work samples. Communication and progress reporting for IEP goals will be provided quarterly. Teachers will use a variety of communication tools including but not limited to: Google Classroom, phone calls, virtual conferencing, emails, and letters.The TCSD will provide services, accommodations, modifications, and supplementary aids  as they are outlined in each IEP to the greatest extent possible while adhering to the NYSED /DOH guidelines. SWDs will be provided with a 1:1 device such as a Chromebook or iPad in order to be sure access to instruction and technology does not create a barrier to their success. Depending on the model of instruction each student participates in,  the special education team, led by a case manager will ensure how accommodations/modifications are provided.

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Supply Lists

You may find updated supply lists on our website.  Please call the office with questions.

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Training Videos/Posters

Handwashing     Video 1 (5:11) | Video 2 (2:11) | PDF
How to wear face coverings     Video (5:24) | PDF
Recognizing COVID-19 Signs & Symptoms     Video (5:13) | PDF | PDF (Spanish)
How to properly social distance     Video (0:10) | PDF
Respiratory hygiene     Video (0:18) | PDF 1 | PDF 2

Google Tutorial for Students and Parents - The Model Schools team at the Central New York Regional Information Center (CNYRIC) has put together a website to help parents and students for this upcoming fall. This is a resource that has a series of short videos that walks users through how to use tools within the Google environment.  Although the videos are standard across districts, the visual interface has been customized for Tully.

NOTE: Since many TES students use Clever to login to Chromebooks, those units have a slightly different login screen where they just press the Next button to get the ability to scan a QR code with the camera.  To get to the login screen from the video, they should press the "Sign in with a different account" and then go from there to line up with the video.

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Visitors/Volunteers

Visitors and guests will generally be denied access to the schools.  For contractors, vendors, and any necessary visitors and guests entering the schools, they will have their temperature taken and complete the same questionnaire as staff about experiencing typical COVID symptoms, travel history over the most recent 14 days, and positive testing results of themselves or close contacts.  This protocol classifies parents picking up ill children as visitors and they would be required to complete the health screening and temperature check in order to enter the building.  Parents who do not wish to do so will be required to wait outside for their child(ren) to be escorted to them.

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