Preliminary Recommendations for Reopening

  • On July 30, 2020, the district announced the following preliminary recommendations for reopening:



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    Elementary: In-Person

    • Bring all PK–5 students back for in-person instruction Monday–Friday

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    Secondary: Hybrid 

    • Bring 6–12 students back for an A/B Model
      • ½ of students attend in-person Monday & Wednesday, receiving virtual instruction Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
      • ½ of students attend in-person Tuesday & Thursday, receiving virtual instruction Monday, Wednesday and Friday


    Virtual Choice 


    The district may be able to offer families the choice of 100 percent virtual instruction if:

    • Families commit to 100 percent virtual instruction for the entire school year, and
    • 20 students in your child’s grade level commit


    The district may be able to offer families the choice of 100 percent virtual instruction if:

    • Enough students in one subject area commit to virtual instruction for an entire semester 

    Health & Safety 

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    Health Screenings 

    • All staff and students (or their parents) will be asked to complete a health questionnaire before coming to school

    Social Distancing

    • All staff and students will maintain appropriate social distancing, as required by New York State


    • All* staff and students will be required to wear a mask, as required by New York State 

    *except those with a documented medical exemption

    These are preliminary recommendations only. The district expects to release a complete draft in early August and expects the Board of Education to consider recommendations on Aug. 10 before final approval of a plan on Aug. 18.

Community Announcements

  • The district is offering take-out breakfast and lunch on weekdays to Geneva City School District children. Pickup locations are West Street School, Carter Road, and the Goodman Street Boys and Girls Club from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. To help us ensure we have enough food at each location, please fill out our Food Service Survey.

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  • The Boys & Girls Club of Geneva is operating a free evening meal service for its members and community members in need each weeknight. Meals are picked up at 160 Carter Road from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and can be delivered for residents without transportation. Call the Club at (315) 759-6060 during business hours to check availability or to seek help for other needs.

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  • Is the school offering food for students during the closure?

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    Breakfast and lunch pickup are available to school-aged children in the district. You may pick up food for GCSD schoolchildren at West Street School, Carter Road and the Goodman Street Boys and Girls Club on weekdays between 11am and 1pm. You do not need to sign up for this service, but please fill out our Food Service Survey to help us ensure we have enough food at all locations.

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  • What do I do if I don’t have internet at home?

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    Some of our area internet providers have stepped up to offer free internet access to students and teachers.

    Charter Communications is offering Spectrum Internet free for households with teachers and students for 60 days. To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395. Additionally, Charter has opened wifi hotspots across their footprint for public use — a map of hotspots is available at

    Empire Access is offering two months of free internet access to families with school-aged children who don’t currently have it in their homes. To sign up, call 844-502-7089.

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  • How do I talk to my child about COVID-19?

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    As public conversations around coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) increase, children may worry about themselves, their family, and friends getting ill with COVID-19. Parents, family members, school staff, and other trusted adults can play an important role in helping children make sense of what they hear in a way that is honest, accurate, and minimizes anxiety or fear.

    Please visit our Mental Health pages for advice and resources.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has also created guidance to help adults have conversations with children about COVID-19 and ways they can avoid getting and spreading the disease.

    Check out the CDC's resources on talking to children about COVID-19.

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