Greetings WGES Families and Caregivers,

I hope that this letter finds you well. Over the past five weeks, district stakeholders have been
continually reviewing data necessary to inform programmatic decisions. This practice will
continue for the foreseeable future.

On October 5th, the Board of Education authorized school administration to engage in dialogue with school staff to create a plan for the return to on-campus learning for students in grades pre-k through second. Although subject to change, a conversation for the return of students in grades three through six for on-campus learning five days per week, has not occurred.

The district is in process of collecting more data that will continue to drive the planning of
instructional delivery. While changes to our structure have not been finalized, it is important
to collect data prior to the proposal of any programmatic changes. By 5:00 PM on October 16th, the district is requesting that families commit to one of the following options for their child(ren):

• On-campus learning for students in grades pre-k through second grade.


• Full remote learning for students in grades pre-k through second grade.

Although programming will be reevaluated in January, the district is requesting that families
proceed under the understanding that there is the potential for their choice of instructional
delivery to continue through the end of the school year. Each option will be offered Monday
through Friday.

Safety, wellbeing, and stakeholder impact is at the core of every decision. The Watkins Glen
Central School District will continue to adhere to local, state, and federal health and safety
guidelines, as we increase access to in-person learning.

Please complete the accompanied survey meant to assist us in planning for the return of our
primary-grade students. As a family, please invest time to discuss which option will work best
for you.

I look forward to receiving data via the survey that will drive decisions to best serve our community.

Click here to complete survey


Jeremy L. Leroux
PK-6 Principal