Port Byron shuts down buildings, will go remote through January 4th

The Port Byron Central School District is going remote through the holiday break.

They say students will be welcomed back on January 4th – when the District hopes to ‘reset’.

“Due to ongoing staffing issues with quarantines and the increasing spread of COVID-19 in the community, Port Byron Schools will be utilizing remote instruction until January 4th,” the district said in a Facebook Post. “During this time we will continue to transport students to vocational, BOCES and private schools that remain open.”


The Auburn Enlarged City School District recently shut down all aspects of its operation due to staffing issues connected to quarantines and COVID-19.

“We will also have a feeding program to ensure students receive meals throughout the break. The times and days will be posted on the district website and Facebook,” officials with Port Byron continued. “Both building principals have written notes to parents and students with specific information about our remote instruction program. It is quite different than this past March. Questions or concerns should be sent via email or a phone call to the principals.”

Residents shared their support with officials after the post went live. “We have done well and lasted as long as we could. I hope everyone stays safe and healthy and I can’t wait to get back on my bus and see my kids again,” one commenter wrote.

Others were impressed with what the district had done to date. “I have been very impressed with everything the district has done this far. Thank you,” another wrote.


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