Health and Safety

On this page you will find the most up to date health and safety information for the 2020-21 school year.  When there is updated information we will contact members and update this page.

Adam’s Update (4.28.21) We’re Not Falling For It

Colleagues, Before you decide whether to accept the Superintendent’s invitation (see below) to “discuss important issues, share your suggestions, and make a connection,” you should be alerted to the possibility that this is little more than yet another end-run on your...

Adam’s Update (4.15.21) RCSD’s 2021-22 Plan

Colleagues, Earlier today you received a communication from the District about “Important Information on the 21-22 School Year.” That email was sent during the meeting with unions to discuss the plan. As has been typical for the current District administration, this...

Adam’s Update (3.15.21) Safety in Schools, Avoiding Layoffs, Simultaneous Teaching Alternatives, Insisting on an End to Bad Faith Bargaining

Colleagues, It’s been a full year of unprecedented difficulties. Yet, you have gone way beyond the call of duty and proved your professionalism and dedication to your students . And while there’s finally some reason for optimism, it’s certainly not over yet. Several...

Ventilation Reports for Phase 3 Schools

Below are the School Inspection Reports from Olmsted Environmental Services, Inc. as prepared by Ed Olmsted, CIH, CSP and Jennifer Long, MS. The Phase III reports were commissioned and paid for by the RTA Health and Safety Committee. If you have any questions...

Post Vaccination Guidelines for Schools from Monroe County Department of Health

Attached is the post vaccination guidelines for schools from the Monroe County Department of Health. It applies to the two-shot vaccination series (Pfizer, Moderna). MC-2021.01.21-Post-Vaccine-Guidance_Download

Adam’s Updates (3.5.21) Vaccination Openings for RTA Members with Release Time

Colleagues, As I’ve indicated in Wednesday’s Update, with the help of our state-level union, the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT), approximately 1100 Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines are being made available solely to members of the Rochester Teachers Association (RTA)...