FLMS Entrance

This week Fox Lane Middle School switched to remote-learning due to a staffing shortage.

On Monday, Nov. 9, Superintendent of Schools Joel Adelberg and Fox Lane Middle School Principal Susan Ostrofsky sent out a letter informing the BCSD community that FLMS would switch to remote-learning for the remainder of this past week.

Mr. Adelberg said the decision was made based on the number of teachers and staff that have to be quarantined — 22 people — after being exposed to the virus, which resulted in a staffing shortage. At press time, the district had yet to send an update as to whether hybrid instruction would resume on Monday.

Mr. Adelberg also announced this week that individuals connected to Mount Kisco Elementary School, Pound Ridge Elementary School and Bedford Village Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19. In each case, he said the impact was minimal. At MKES, a small number of first graders began quarantining on Tuesday. At PRES, a cohort of second graders began quarantine on Wednesday, along with a number of staff members. There was also a cohort of third graders which was not quarantined but instructed to engage in remote learning for the remainder of the week. At BVES, a cohort of second graders also began quarantine Wednesday, along with a number of staff members. 

All schools were able to continue instruction for the rest of their students and staff “due to the time of this notice and our ability to quickly identify and separate those who need additional direction,” Mr. Adelberg said. 

Jackie covers town government, business, culture, and community happenings in Pound Ridge, as well as the Bedford Central School District. You can send tips and dog photos to her at jroman@record-review.com

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