A Letter From the Superintendent to Parents/Guardians/

Dear Parent or Guardians:

As we conclude what has been a rewarding, yet unprecedented school year, I want to thank you for your partnership in the journey we have gone through together!  In my twenty-five years in education I cannot remember a time where parents had to juggle so many responsibilities with their families, including taking on an educational role at times!  Thank you for all that you have done and thank you for your patience as we navigated the waters of remote learning.

So where do we go from here?  We obviously don’t know the scenario we will be faced with in the Fall of 2020, but please know this: we will provide a quality education for your child no matter what your preference, no matter what the guidelines, no matter the situation!  While we prefer to begin the school year 100% in person, we know that we must have a robust customized remote learning plan should you, the parent, prefer it or should the circumstances require it.

A plan that resembles what we teach in person and when we teach it so that kids have a similar experience in either delivery model.  One that provides a great deal of student-teacher interaction and support, and one that allows the parent to return to being the parent and the school re-assuming the major role of educating every student.

We have teams working on our in person re-entry to school and remote learning instruction. In addition, we are preparing for facilities that are safer than at any previous time.  We will be ready to begin next August 19, 2020.

A survey will be sent out following this letter that will provide Pittsford Area Schools and our county with some very important information regarding both the experience your student(s) have just completed and what you are thinking at this point in time in regards to the Fall of 2020 learning preferences for your child.  Please know this survey is confidential.  The data will provide good information as we plan to meet your needs for next school year.

Things appear to be changing rapidly with each week that passes.  I assure you that we will be ready to provide the top-notch education you have come to expect from Pittsford Area Schools.

Again, thank you for your continued partnership.  We look forward to an exceptional 2020-2021 school year!


Deanna Edens
Pittsford Area Schools

Below is a letter from the Hillsdale ISD and an opportunity to take their survey regarding the 2020-21 school year

Hillsdale County School Re-entry Parents Survey Spring 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented moment in our history, including students and schools. Almost overnight schools have had to revamp their entire instructional delivery model. The purpose of this countywide survey is to not only understand the impact the pandemic has had on students’ experiences, but also how to best serve students moving forward.

Please fill out the survey for ONLY ONE child attending a Hillsdale County School. If you would like to complete the survey for any of your other children, you may do so by completing the survey again. To note, the information collected is anonymous. After question number 2 you may skip any question you do not wish to answer.

The survey should take no more than 5 to 10 minutes to complete. Thank you for your time and input.
The survey will close on June 29th 5 pm.

Hillsdale County ISD Superintendent Troy Reehl and your local school Superintendents