First day of remote learning In Rome

Monday marked the first day of school for the Rome City School District. The district decided to go fully remote for 6 weeks to air on the side of caution.

Posted: Sep 14, 2020 6:32 PM
Updated: Sep 15, 2020 9:00 AM

ROME, N.Y. --- Monday marked the first day of school for the Rome City School District. The district decided to go fully remote for 6 weeks to err on the side of caution. 

The only kids inside of the schools were students with special needs. Rome Superintendent Peter Blake said in terms of technology, the first day got off to a positive start.

"I haven't seen any kinks on our end with technology. We believe that there are a few families at home having a couple of difficulties, but nothing major that's come up at this point today," said Blake.

Also starting Monday was the state's COVID report card. A database where schools post their latest numbers regarding COVID-19 cases. Even though the kids are at home, the district still needs to report data to the state.

"What we are reporting to the state is the number of people that are in our facilities. Both students and teachers and staff. We also have to report students and staff that are learning off-site so we have to report those every day," said Blake.

If a positive case does come to the school, the district will be notified either by the health department or parents and staff before reporting it to the state.

"Our information is going to come through self-reporting of a student or a staff member or the county health department would notify us that they tested a school employee that was positive," said Blake

Blake said the district plans on returning to in-person learning on October 26th. In terms of whether that will be fully in-person or hybrid will depend on the status of the virus.

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