Three Chautauqua County Elementary Schools Moving To Remote Learning

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JAMESTOWN – Three elementary schools in Chautauqua County are moving to remote learning this week.

Both Bemus Point Elementary School, Silver Creek Elementary School and School #7 in Dunkirk resume virtual learning on Monday.

In a message to parents on Sunday, Bemus Point Superintendent Joe Reyda says the district’s elementary will be teaching virtually for the next two weeks. Reyda cites staffing issues at the school.

“Because of the nature of the elementary situation, we are unable to adequately staff the elementary school,” Reyda said in a message to parents. “As a result, Bemus Point Elementary School will go to a virtual instruction model starting on Monday, October 26, and lasting until Friday, November 6. Please be aware that this is currently a staffing issue and not an outbreak.”

He says Maple Grove Middle/High school will continue its current hybrid model.

Elementary School parents are invited to attend a Zoom meeting, Monday at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., to discuss the remote learning process.

Two positive cases within the Bemus Point Central School District, one in the elementary school and one in the high school, were reported over the weekend.

The Silver Creek Central School District says its Elementary School will have virtual learning through Wednesday after two staff members tested positive for the virus.

The Dunkirk City School District will also engage in remote learning through Wednesday after one of their staff members tested positive for COVID-19.

Anyone identified as a close contact of those who tested positive will be contacted by either the school or the Chautauqua County Department of Health.


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