2020-2021 District Reopening Plan

  • Remote Instruction Plan

  • 2021-2022 Opening Plan

  • April 26th, PreK, grade 3, 4 & 5 - 4 Days in-person

    The district's reopening plans have not changed.  We are enacting the ability to move from virtual to in-person according to the submitted plan to the state in August 2020.  Starting April 26th, PreK and Grades 3-5 are pivoting from virtual to in-person on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.  Wednesday will remain virtual to the end of the year.  Grades K, 1, and 2 will remain in the same 4 day in-person model.  Grades 6 - 12 remain in the current hybrid model until the end of the year.

  • October 6th, 2020 - Symptomatic & Absent Students

    Per NYS Department of Health guidelines on  10/2/2020 the school no longer has standing orders for Covid testing at Jones Memorial.

     If student demonstrates new symptoms or has had any symptoms in the last 10 days of the following:

    • Temperature equal or greater then 100 F.

    • Feels feverish or has chills

    • Cough

    • Loss of taste or smell

    • Fatigue/feeling of tiredness

    • Sore throat

    • Shortness of breath or trouble breathing

    • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea

    • Muscle pain or body aches

    • Headaches

    • Nasal congestion/runny nose

    Your child should not come to school.  Please notify the school nurse and  call your health care (HCP) provider for further recommendations and evaluation. 

    In order to return to school, your HCP will need to provide documentation of an alternate medical diagnosis or a negative Covid test.  

    Please speak with your school nurse with any questions. We are happy to help!

  • September 22 & 25 - Symptomatic & Absent Students

    This update is the update that stands as the districts process.   Please have a conversation with our nurses to guide you through this process.  They are here to protect all students and staff and keep us open for the benefit of students.


    Dear Parents, Students and Community Members,

    Today the superintendents and school nurses met with the Allegany and Cattaraugus Health Department to go over a myriad of questions and scenarios districts and both Health Departments have encountered since the start of school.

    In the chart provided by the county today, the district does have some leeway to deviate from the requirement of having a COVID Negative Test result only if the district is aware of and familiar with existing documented conditions that have the "*" next to the symptom. The district could simply recommend they see their primary doctor as a follow up.

    There are some symptoms listed in the chart that don't give the district the leeway to determine if they were preexisting or not. For example, a fever or sore throat would require a COVID Negative Test Result.

    We do have some flexibility but want to remind our community, our goal is to remain open for the benefit of our children.

    There is potentially additional guidance coming out this Thursday on the subject, we will remain nimble and follow our Health Department's recommendation.

  • September 21 - Symptomatic & Absent Students

    The New York State Health Department has issued new guidance.  All students and staff displaying COVID-19 symptoms whether they be in school or at home must perform a COVID-19 Negative Test before being allowed to return to school.


    Covid 19 Symptomatic Students and Staff

    Return to School Procedure

    Although this requirement is inconvenient, Cuba-Rushford will be following and enforcing the policy to ensure the safety of our students and staff with accurate reliable data results.

    If a student or staff do not report to school, our nurses will be following up with a call to ensure our students or staff are okay.  They will follow up with specific questions regarding your symptoms.  I ask please you cooperate with them.

    Currently, test results are coming back within 24 - 48 hours through Jones Memorial.  

    Thank you very much for your help and cooperation.

    Carlos Gildemeister

    Superintendent of Schools

  • September 1- Reopening Update for Cafeteria

    Dear Cuba-Rushford Families,

    It is with great joy that we announce that the district has been approved for another 4 years for FREE Breakfast and Lunch through our CEP Grant.

    However, there has been a change in guidance from the State of New York and the district at this time can only offer on-site pickup, meaning distribution can only take place from CRCS property.  See below. 

  • All food pick-up stations must be ON-SITE.  This means we can no longer use the Rushford Fire Hall as a food pick-up station.  Food pick-up will continue Monday – Friday at Cuba-Rushford Elementary from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

We encourage families to still fill in the form provided in the September, 2020 Newsletter should the availability be extended to the district.

Hello Cuba-Rushford community, 

 We are excited to share with you a summary of the CR reopening plan. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding reopening at CR, please send them to opencr@mycrcs.org. Many thanks to Miss Ralston for taking the lead on the reopening plan during my absence. 

 Thank you very much,

 Carlos Gildemeister

Superintendent of School 

Reopening Summary 8/4/2020


Your child’s safety and well-being are our top priorities. Our re-opening plan promises a quality education for every student while adhering to NYS COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. Consideration of physical safety, social emotional well-being, mental health, and importance of academic engagement for our students, staff, and families was the driving force of this plan.  This plan was created as a team effort consisting of parents, school employees, administration, and community members.

Cuba-Rushford Central School is committed to delivering our educational program guided by our mission, vision, and values: preparing students to be lifelong learners who are independent, involved, and conscientious citizens in a global community; becoming a regional model of excellence; and providing a safe and caring learning environment with an unwavering focus on learning, collaboration, leadership, and pride.