Buffalo Public Schools to return to in-person learning on February 1st

Posted at 4:54 PM, Dec 18, 2020

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — In a letter sent out to families, Buffalo Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash said that Buffalo Public Schools will return to in-person learning on February 1st, 2021.

In the letter, Dr. Cash said the following

On Monday, February 1, 2021, the District will commence in-person instruction with our students. I am providing you with a 30-plus calendar day notice of return to your work locations. Be advised that all staff, in schools and at all Central Office locations, will return to their regular work locations on this day. Your principals or supervisors will provide you with clear directions for your daily schedules.

Last week we told you about how Dr. Cash recommended the district to allow some students to return to in-person learning on February 1st, with others returning some time in the middle of March.

Dr. Cash continued.

As individual school re-opening plans - developed by Principals and their teams in concert with District staff - phase-in the return of our students, be assured that our Central Office operations are entirely committed to and focused on your success at schools. Together, we can ensure the safe and exciting return to schools that our students, staff, and families have been eagerly anticipating. And, together, we’ll take the time to meet our students where they are and provide them with everything they need to be successful. GOD and local pandemic conditions willing, I look forward to seeing all of you on February 1 and visiting you in your schools.

A spokesperson for Buffalo Public Schools tells 7 Eyewitness News that this will be a phased-in approach for in person learning, similar to the one the district drafted last week.

You can find the full letter below.