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Welcome Back - Message from Mr. Dominick and Mr. Gerson

September 2021


Dear Vassar/Kinry Families,


We hope this letter finds all our Vassar-Kinry families in good health! As we approach the start of the 2021 – 2022 school year we are very excited to share, as the superintendent has already, that school will be open for a full day of instruction every day of the week. The detailed 2021 – 2022 reopening plan is available for your review on the WCSD webpage. We have also attached the arrival and dismissal procedures for both schools.


Health and Safety of all students and staff continues to be our highest priority.  As they were last year signs will continue to be posted throughout the building to remind personnel to adhere to proper hygiene, social distancing rules, appropriate use of PPE, and cleaning/disinfecting protocols.  Additionally, our schools will continue to document attendance for every person, including students, faculty, staff, and contractors who may have or have had close contact with other individuals in our school.


All individuals who enter our buildings must be wearing a mask.  In classrooms the arrangement of student desks and work spaces will continue to be consistent with the WCSD Reopening guidance.  When outdoors no student will be required to wear a mask.


The school day at Kinry Rd will be from 8:20 – 3:20.

The school day at Vassar Rd will be from 8:30 – 3:30.


Drop off and Pick Up times and procedures for both of our schools can be found on the school’s individual website.


Pick Up at Vassar Rd. begins at 3:10 pm at the cafeteria doors.

Pick Up at Kinry Rd. begins at 3 pm at the cafeteria doors.


This year students will be once again able to use the cafeteria for lunch.  Since we are opening with social distancing guidelines in place we will be using the cafeteria on a rotating basis, phasing in one grade level at a time on a rotation based upon the capacity of our spaces.


Parents as Partners evening at Vassar Rd. will be on Sept. 14.

Parents as Partners evenings at Kinry Rd. will be on Sept. 22 and Sept. 23.

The format of the evening is still to be determined.





Richard Dominick                     Adam Gerson                                                       

Vassar Road Elementary           Kinry Road Elementary