Back to School
Back to School
Posted on 09/30/2020
Brentwood, New York (September 2020)—With excitement and anticipation, the Brentwood Union Free School District (BUFSD) recently welcomed its students back for its official first day of school on Wednesday, September 16. As part of the district’s reopening plans, kindergarten students participate in 5-day per week in-person instruction while grades 1-12 are divided into two groups, Green and Gold, and follow a hybrid schedule. On days that students are home, they participate in a balance of synchronous and asynchronous learning to ensure continuity while not in-person.
“There has been no better feeling than witnessing our students and staff reunite after all the hardships our community has faced over the last several months,” said Mr. Richard Loeschner, superintendent of Brentwood Union Free School District. “It’s remarkable to witness the innovation and creativity between our teachers and support staff who work hand-in-hand with district families to ensure our students remain engaged, learning and safe. Whether it’s virtually, or in-person, Brentwood faculty always have our students’ best interest at heart, and I am forever humbled to work with such a distinguished team of individuals. This year will be unique, but I have confidence that we will persevere because in Brentwood we are building a better world one student at a time.”
Eager to see new and familiar faces for the year ahead, building faculty, principals and central administration greeted students as they arrived at school throughout the week. In adherence to the district’s new protocols, district employees utilized non-contact infrared forehead thermometers to check students' temperatures prior to entering the building. Each building has implemented additional entry and exit points for arrival and dismissal to assist in avoiding congestion. When students are cleared to enter their respective buildings, they are guided to their classrooms by signage, in English and Spanish, that identify traffic flow direction as well as social distancing precautions, like wearing a mask and remaining six feet from others.
For more information about the Brentwood Union Free School District, please visit the district's website at http://www.bufsd.org/ and 'like' our Facebook page: @BrentwoodUnionFreeSchoolDistrict.