Message from Dr. Clark Godshall - District Superintendent
August 26, 2022
Dear Orleans/Niagara BOCES Community:
Another school year is ready to begin as we welcome back students and staff to the 2022-2023 year. While COVID has not disappeared, we will be operating near normalcy with our programs, transportation and building operations. We have learned that our pupils benefit most from in-person instruction and face-to-face daily interactions with their teachers and peers. We know that our youngest learners and some with special needs struggle without in-person learning. We know that many families face challenges in providing care for children during the day when parents and guardians must work. For these reasons, we will continue to conduct in-person instruction five days per week at all of our sites.
Based upon recommendations from the New York State Education Department, health departments, our insurance providers and other knowledgeable agencies, we will again be following our safety protocols similar to last school year, which include cleaning protocols.
- Link to the DOH/SED letter. DOH/SED letter
- Link to a frequently asked questions (FAQ) document, which is worth reading. DOH/SED FAQ
The BOCES staff will be receiving updated CDC, health department, and education department guidance and providing further guidelines with more detailed information as conditions change.
The pandemic has highlighted the work of the staff who have adapted and contributed to the success of the clients we serve.
We appreciate the tremendous support you have given us and look forward to working closely with our entire BOCES community as we progress closer to true normalcy.
Have a great school year!
Dr. Clark J. Godshall