Dear Parent(s)/Caregiver(s):

We wish to thank all of you that took the time to respond to our recent parent/caregiver survey.  Your input is valued and greatly appreciated.  The feedback received has been instrumental in our planning for reopening school in the fall.

It is with pleasure that we inform you of our decision at CHC to reopen for fully in-person services five days/week this September.  We will continue to provide remote/virtual services to families during the first week of September (9/8 – 9/11).  Staff trainings on new procedures and protocols related to COVID-19 will also occur during this week.

The first day of school for students will be Monday, September 14, 2020.

Families may choose one of three options to start the school year:

  • Fully in-person, 5 days/week
  • Fully remote/virtual
  • Hybrid: (combination of in-person and remote/virtual)

Many of you have already informed us regarding your choice for your child.  If you have not already done so, please call or text (716) 949-8899 as immediately as possible.  This is especially important if you plan to send your child to and from school by bus as transporters are already planning bus routes.

You will be receiving additional information within the next few weeks regarding health and safety procedures and best practices planned to protect your child and others.   New protocols will be in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

We have scheduled three online parent meetings via zoom this week to learn more about our school reopening and as an opportunity to address your questions and concerns.   Please submit your questions at least one hour in advance of each meeting via text to (716) 949-8899.  You may also submit questions through the chat box during the zoom meeting.  We may not have answers to every question currently as information continues to evolve.  There are many details to consider.  We will do our best to address questions and concerns as they arise.

We anticipate that the reopening of school will be a fluid plan.  We should all be prepared that changes may occur throughout the year as necessary.


Parent online meeting schedule:

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 6:00 PM

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 8:00 PM

Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 11:30 AM


Again, we thank you for your participation in this reopening process.  We realize that the decisions in front of all of us during this pandemic are incredibly complicated and interwoven with many factors.

You know your child best and we are confident that you will make decisions that are in the best interest of your child.  You are a vital part of a team working together to serve children well.  Should you wish to discuss options for your child individually, please know that we are always here for you and you are welcome to contact us.  Meanwhile, we are keeping you in our thoughts as we work diligently to prepare for a safe reopening of CHC.

Take good care, stay safe, be well and enjoy the rest of summer!



Janice C. Gentz

Executive Director