Medina HS going to 4 days of in-person learning each week, beginning June 1

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 21 May 2021 at 7:42 am

MEDINA — Medina will be going to four days of in-person learning for grades 7 to 12 starting June 1, the district announced on Thursday.

The district last month was able to bring the elementary students back to school four days each week, when the CDC and state reduced the social distancing for desks from 6 to 3 feet.

The high school wasn’t able to move forward with four days because of the Covid-19 caseload in Orleans County. But the cases have been declining, with the designation for the county changing from “red” to “orange” with the falling Covid transmission rate, Mark Kruzynski, district superintendent, said in a letter to the community on Thursday. (The NYS Department of Health currently puts Orleans County at 81.78 cases per 100,000 the past seven days.)

“Please understand that is cases surge in the next week, and Orleans County returns to a ‘red’ designation, our plans may change and we will be forced to remain in our current hybrid model,” Kruzynski said. “Thank you for your patience and understanding. We are looking forward to all students returning to campus on June 1!”

Medina will continue to have a virtual day with all students on remote learning at the high school on Wednesday.