A Message from the Superintendent

  • A Message from the Superintendent    


    August 27, 2021


    Dear Wheatland-Chili community,


    I hope you had a restful and relaxing summer vacation and had an opportunity to recharge – something that we all needed!


    It’s hard to believe that the first day of school is already right around the corner! In just 12 days, we’ll welcome students back to school for the 2021-2022 school year – and we could not be more excited!


    In addition to enjoying the warm weather, we’ve also been planning and preparing all summer long for the upcoming year and we are fully ready for 5 day/week in-person instruction. We are confident in our ability to do this while keeping all of our students, staff, and community members safe and healthy. While we still face some uncertainty with regard to COVID-19, we are in a much better place now than we were just one year ago. With the right safeguards in place, we are able to return to a state of mostly-normal, which maximizes our instructional time with students and gives them the best chance of academic and emotional success.


    In case you could not attend our public meeting on the Reopening Information, feel free to visit our website to view the guidelines and watch the recording: https://www.wheatland.k12.ny.us/Page/3410.


    I encourage you to review all of it, but here are the most important points:


    • Universal masking of all students and staff while indoors, regardless of vaccination status. This is once again a requirement from New York State. Masking outdoors will be optional.
    • Three feet of social distancing, or six feet of distancing while students are eating.
    • In lieu of daily health checks, parents and staff will be asked to sign a one-time attestation for the school year.


    We will continue to monitor the guidance and update our plans, as necessary, based upon changing circumstances.  One of our goals for this year is to be as transparent, clear, and forthcoming as we can with you. As we gain more information, we promise we will communicate any new guidelines.


    Despite the uncertainty, I am confident that great things are in store for our school community this year. I hope you enjoy the last few days of summer and I can’t wait to welcome you back in September!





     Lynda Quick Portrait


    Lynda Quick, Esq.

    Superintendent of School