View an overview of Goshen’s reopening plan

The district’s Reopening Plan focuses on a hybrid model where students will attend school on alternating days in conjunction with remote learning. This correlates with the district’s recent parent survey results where a majority of respondents were in support of a hybrid model of instruction, if necessary.

“We recognize that there is no one-size-fits-all solution that can address the unique needs of every family in our school community,” said Superintendent Daniel Connor. “However, based on the reopening guidelines set by the state, a hybrid model will allow us to maximize in-person instructional opportunities while maintaining required social distancing guidelines, and also address the important academic, social and emotional needs of our students.”

The district reopening plan includes the following framework for its hybrid model:

  • K-12 students will attend school in-person two days per week and remotely three days per week
  • K-12 students will follow an AB Weekly Schedule:
    • Students whose last names begin with A-K* will attend in-person on A Days, and will learn remotely on B Days
    • Students whose last names begin with L-Z* will attend in-person on B Days, and will learn remotely on A Days
  • All students will learn remotely on Wednesday mornings with professional development and parent/family instructional support in the afternoons
  • The AB Schedule will stay the same each week

*The AB Scheduled based on last name is subject to flexibility in order to meet families’ needs as best as possible.

For example:

Week 1

  • Monday: A Day
  • Tuesday: B Day
  • Wednesday: AM Remote Learning, PM Staff Development/Instructional Support
  • Thursday: A Day
  • Friday: B Day

Week 2

  • Monday: A Day
  • Tuesday: B Day
  • Wednesday: AM Remote Learning, PM Staff Development/Instructional Support
  • Thursday: A Day
  • Friday: B Day

Please note: Parents will also be offered the opportunity to keep their children home for full remote learning.

The finalized reopening plan will include a framework specific to special education students and English Language Learners (ELL) students that includes the following:

  • SAS: 6:1:2, 8:1:2, 15:1 special classes & ELL will attend 4 days per week
  • GIS: 8:1:1, 8:1:2, 15:1 special classes & ELL will attend 4 days per week
  • CJH: 15:1, 12:1:4 special classes & ELL will attend 4 days per week
  • GHS: 12:1:1, 15:1 special classes & ELL will attend 4 days per week

K-12 students receiving Special Education services in an inclusion and/or Resource Room setting will follow an AB weekly schedule at this time.

The finalized plan will also include information focusing on:

  • Daily in-person or remote teacher/student interaction
  • Instructional technology
  • Grading and attendance practices
  • Daily student/staff health screenings
  • Face covering and social distancing requirements
  • Student meals and nutrition
  • Organization of student cohorts and schedules
  • Transportation capacity requirements
  • Enhanced hygiene, cleaning and disinfecting requirements
  • Enhanced social-emotional support information
  • Department of Health testing, monitoring and containment protocols
  • Athletics and extracurricular activities information

According to Connor, the district will also be fully prepared to transition to full remote learning in the event that schools should be forced to close during the school year.

“Ultimately, the plan will be fluid based on the constantly changing conditions and requirements caused by the pandemic, so we must all remain flexible as we head into the new school year,” Connor said. “It’s important that we stay united as we continue together through uncharted territory, and work together to provide the best education possible during these unprecedented times.”