Dear Members of the SW BOCES Community,
In an effort to build community during this difficult time, the BTA has decided to design and sell masks with the saying “We’re All in this Together” “SW BOCES”. We would like to get an idea of how many people would buy a mask if we purchased them. The cost of each mask is $7.
Please complete the following form to let us know if you would be interested in purchasing a mask and if so, how many would you like to purchase.
Thank you in advance for your response,
I often ask Jason to post info to our website to provide guidance and support to our members! This time I am asking you to really take a look! This powerpoint includes info on the following topics and is an invaluable resource! I also urge you to support the Heroes Act listed below!
The BTA will be holding a membership meeting on WED. Aug. 26th at 7:30 pm.
This meeting is open to MEMBERS ONLY .
We will accommodate as many participants as possible.
We are providing an opportunity to submit questions beforehand, but ask that all questions be directed first to your program supervisor.
You will be able to submit questions when you register.
Additional questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see your SWBOCES email for the registration link.
Dear ALC staff, the BTA is sending this message from SWBOCES as a reminder, which you should have received via email.
In conjunction with our submitted plan for reopening for the 2020-21 school year, Southern Westchester BOCES will host public meetings to discuss the plan with stakeholders, including families and community members. The meetings are scheduled as follows:
• Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 4 p.m.
• Wednesday, Aug. 19, at 10 a.m.
• Thursday, Aug. 20, at 6 p.m.
All three meetings will be streamed live at http://www.facebook.com/swboces. Questions may be submitted in advance at https://forms.gle/SqhMmdk4K45RSfzF8.
Dear Center for Adult and Community Services faculty and staff,
The Center is hosting a walk through of our school reopening plans for faculty and staff on Thursday August 20 at 12:30PM. Your attendance is encouraged, but not required.
This meeting will walk us through the SWBOCES instructional reopening plan submitted to the state education department. The plan is posted here:
Please review the plan and include QUESTIONS you have after you read the plan and before the meeting, here on this shared document:
CACS Reopening Plan Questions
Center for Adult and Community Services: Adult Literacy, Workforce Development, Practical Nursing, Health Care Academy and Incarcerated Youth Program 2020-21 Reopening Plan Questions
Questions submitted in advance will be addressed. There will not be a live Q&A at this session as program specific meetings will be held by principals, supervisors and coordinators as a follow up before the start of school.
The ZOOM invite information is here:
Check SWBOCES email for zoom info
Topic: Center for Adult and Community Services Faculty and Staff Re Opening: A Closer Look
Time: Aug 20, 2020 12:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Please let me know what questions you may have about the meeting!
Dear Special Services staff,
the following message was sent from Andra Byrne, Director
of Center for Special Services, via Blackboard to all Special services families regarding three upcoming public meetings as well as a staff meeting:
Dear SWBOCES Center for Special Services families,
We would like to invite you to join us at a Stakeholders’ Meeting to review 2020-2021 reopening plan for SWBOCES student programs.
Please join us for one of the scheduled meetings list below.
August 18, 2020 at 4:00 PM
August 19, 2020 at 10:00 AM
August 20, 2020 at 6:00 PM
All three meetings will be streamed live at http://www.facebook.com/swboces.
Questions may be submitted in advance at https://forms.gle/SqhMmdk4K45RSfzF8.
A Facebook account is not required to view these meetings.
There will also be a live streamed meeting for all Special Services faculty and staff on Thursday, August 20th at 2:00pm.
The BTA realizes that many have reached out with questions and concerns and we are doing our best to address them, but we too are seeking clarity and guidance. Please continue to check bocesta.net and your emails daily for scheduled program and community meetings.
We are also in the process of planning a MEMBERS ONLY meeting and will offer an opportunity to submit questions ahead of time. We are asking that all questions be directed to your program supervisor first and when submitting questions to the BTA, please include your program and any response that may have been provided.
Again, we will do our best to provide any information available. Meeting details to follow.
We do want to bring the following to your attention:
There is a travel advisory for the following locations and it is expected that one quarantines for 14 days. https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory Based upon Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 205, issued June 25, 2020, the following states and territories meet the criteria for required quarantine:
This is based upon a seven day rolling average, of positive tests in excess of 10%, or number of positive cases exceeding 10 per 100,000 residents.
Members received an email requesting volunteers to do temperature checks with proper PPE provided. The intention is to have accurate and immediate data to better protect our students and staff members, but we understand the concern it has caused and will further address it.
Please continue to check your emails. If you have not yet done so, I urge you to review the SWBOCES reopening plan found at https://www.swboces.org/reopening (click in image to view or download) as it may provide answers to questions. On Friday additional documents were added to the swboces reopening plan: Remote learning, Testing, Contact tracing.
Additionally, the following are the links to the governor's reopening plan: https://www.governor.ny.gov/
Members have reached out stating that they have concerns about returning or are asking for accommodations. Please review the following info for assistance:
Letter dated July 31, 2020 from Jackie:
"After reviewing the reopening guidance, please be mindful that there are supports in place for eligible employees under special circumstances. Traditional Southern Westchester BOCES supports areavailable as well as new COVID-related benefits under the New York State Paid Sick Leave and the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act. For additional information, please email the Southern Westchester BOCES Human Resources department: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org "
Pages 15 and 16 (Medically Vulnerable High Risk Staff & Student) of the SWBOCES reopening plan https://www.swboces.org/reopening (click in image to view or download)
If you have requested an accommodation for any reason please let me know via email at email@example.com. If for medical reasons, no confidential info should be included in the email.
Finally, the term of our Grievance Chairperson, Monica Johnson, has ended and Keith Mattos, who also serves as ALC 2nd Vice President, has been appointed to serve in the position until elections, which have been scheduled for this fall. We thank Monica for her service and Kieth for his willingness to take on this additional role.
Again, we appreciate your patience during this difficult time.