Schools to reopen on Monday, Dec. 14

Pioneer School District will reopen to students for hybrid instruction on Monday, Dec. 14.

Superintendent Benjamin Halsey made the announcement in an automated message on Thursday, Dec. 10. 

"After review of all pertinent data and circumstances related to moving us into the remote model before Thanksgiving, it is clear that we are now positioned to move forward with our hybrid model of instruction starting next week," he said.

Mr. Halsey also issued clarification on consent forms to test children for COVID-19 at school. These forms were mailed to households this week.

"That consent is needed IF the State of New York places our region into a color code delineation which requires us to test 20 percent of our on-site population. It does not pertain to our reopening on Dec. 14. We are simply getting prepared for any future decisions or requirements that may come from the Governor’s office," he explained.

Mr. Halsey expressed appreciation to all faculty, staff, and families for the extreme patience and hard work going into the education of students during this time.

"I look forward to seeing students back on campus on Monday," he said.