A message from the Principal

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We would like to welcome your children to the 2021- 2022 school year! For the upcoming school year, I will no longer be the interim principal. I am now the principal, as appointed by the Southern Westchester BOCES Board of Education. I would like to inform everyone that the safety of your children and CCS staff will continue to be the top priority, as well as providing quality instruction that will prepare our students for the world of work and/or post-secondary education.

Please note, that the following health and safety protocols for our programs will be in place as per the Southern Westchester BOCES Health & Safety Guide.

  • Physical Distancing: A distance of at least three feet will be maintained among all individuals while in school programs unless safety or core activity (instruction, related services providers etc.) requires a shorter distance or individuals are of the same household. When individuals must come within three feet of another person, acceptable face coverings must be worn (ensuring that mouth and nose are covered).
  • Screening of Adults: All faculty and staff will do a daily self-screening prior to coming to work and attest to their health using a sign-in sheet or digital health screening tool.
  • Screening of Students: A notice will be sent home to parents/guardians weekly requiring a  signature that affirms that placing a child on the bus to school means the child meets these five health requirements:
    • temperature is not greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit
    • no proximity to anyone with COVID-19
    • no COVID-19 symptoms
    • no positive COVID-19 test
    • not required to quarantine due to travel

Please note: As an added precaution, Southern Westchester BOCES will take the temperature of students as they arrive to school day each day.

  • Hand Hygiene: Hand washing will be reinforced throughout the instructional frames, and hand sanitizer will be readily available to our staff and students.
  • Communication: Students’ parents/guardians must notify Southern Westchester BOCES when they begin to experience symptoms or are exposed to COVID-19, including during or outside of school hours. Please report this information by using the following designated email, healthupdates@swboces.org. The weekly health attestations will be collected by using the Operoo data collection system. Operoo accounts will be provided to the parents and/or guardians of new students attending CCS programs.

The administrative team and CCS staff will continue to work together to ensure that the students will be provided with a safe learning environment that will also include social emotional supports. The objective will be to create an environment that is conducive to learning.  Throughout the school year we will be communicating updates regarding the SWBOCES Reopening Plan and how it will affect the health and safety procedures at the Center for Career Services.

We wish to thank all of our stakeholders for their support in making this a safe and productive school year. We look forward to working with everyone to ensure the success of all our students who will be attending the programs at the Center for Career Services.

Sincerely,

Evangelo Michas
Principal
Center for Career Services

21-22 Health & Safety Guide

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Notify SWBOCES if students experience symptoms or are exposed to COVID-19 by sending a blank email to healthupdates@swboces.org. The student may not come on campus until they receive clearance.

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