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Coming Out of COVID: What to Expect in 2021-22

​Earlier today, the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) released its 2021-22 school year guidance. This establishes requirements and recommendations in a variety of areas including masks, mask breaks, distancing, quarantine, health monitoring, return-to-school procedures, sports, testing, and more. This guidance goes into effect immediately and is subject to change.

With countywide requirements now in place, the Ken-Ton School District is able to finalize information on COVID-19 mitigation planning for the 2021-22 school year. For your convenience, a 2-page document has been prepared which addresses what families and staff can expect in schools. These requirements will apply for all start-of-school events including orientation and supply drop-offs. You can access this document here:

Superintendent Cimato will focus on these topics at an informational session tomorrow (Tuesday, August 24) from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Kenmore West High School Auditorium. Parents can attend in person or view the session which will be broadcasted via YouTube Live. (A link will be posted to the District homepage at prior to the event.) Parents will be able to submit questions using YouTube Live Chat or in person using a QR code. You will be able to watch the recording any time after the event and an FAQ document will be posted following the event. Please note that, under the current ECDOH guidance, masks will be required for all participants at this event. If attending in person, you must enter through Door #1.

ECDOH has also prepared a 2-page document which summarizes requirements and recommendations. You can find this here: