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               Shelly O'Boyle, Superintendent

            (716) 569-7041        soboyle@frewsburgcsd.org


     Welcome to the Frewsburg Central School District

    I am both humbled and honored to be the superintendent of the Frewsburg Central School District.  This is a job that comes with the tremendous responsibility of leading a district of over one hundred fifty adults who all work together for the good of our eight hundred students.  It is a job that I take very seriously in order to make sure that each student is safe and receives a high-quality education.  My goal is to provide all Frewsburg students with a caring, engaging, quality learning environment while preparing them for success no matter what path they choose upon graduation.

    I strongly believe that building strong relationships with all members of the Frewsburg community is one of the most important responsibilities of the superintendent. To that end, you will find me in attendance at events and activities that our students participate in throughout the district.  You will also see me out and about frequenting events and establishments within the community.  Please feel free to come up to me and introduce yourself.   Working together, we can strengthen every aspect of our fine school district.  I value input from everyone and will be seeking your thoughts, opinions, and ideas.  Please know that every decision that I make will be based on what is best for our students.

    I appreciate the opportunity to lead this district, and I look forward to working with the faculty, staff, and community to advance and celebrate the school district’s future accomplishments.

    Sincerely, 
    Shelly O'Boyle


     

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Superintendent's Blog

  • January 2022 Parent Update Re: COVID Changes

    Posted by Shelly O'Boyle on 1/25/2022 3:00:00 PM
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  • Voluntary Surveillance Testing

    Posted by Shelly O'Boyle on 10/20/2021 5:00:00 AM

    Please click here for Parent Letter:  Voluntary Student Surveillance Testing

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  • June 8 Mask Revision

    Posted by Shelly O'Boyle on 6/8/2021 8:00:00 AM

    Please click here for Parent Letter: June 8 Mask Change

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  • Mask Guidance

    Posted by Shelly O'Boyle on 6/5/2021 7:00:00 AM

    Please click here for Parent Letter:  Mask Update June 5

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  • NYSDOH Guidance Revision

    Posted by Shelly O'Boyle on 4/22/2021 8:00:00 AM

    Please click here for Parent Letter: NYDOH Guidance Revision

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  • Pandemic Anniversary

    Posted by Shelly O'Boyle on 3/16/2021 8:00:00 AM

    Please click here for Parent Letter: Pandemic Anniversary Parent Letter

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  • COVID Precautions

    Posted by Shelly O'Boyle on 2/9/2021 7:00:00 AM

    Please click here to see my letter: Parent Letter

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  • 1st Positive Case MS/HS

    Posted by Shelly O'Boyle on 12/7/2020 7:00:00 AM

    December 7, 2020

    Dear Families,

    In an effort to keep communication open and transparent, I am notifying you of another positive case of COVID-19. This afternoon, we were notified that a student at the Middle/High School tested positive.

    The individual was last present at school on December 3, 2020. The affected individual has been isolated and the Chautauqua County Department of Health (CCDOH) is contacting those individuals identified as close contacts.

    Parents of students and staff who have been identified as close contacts were called by the school prior to sending out this communication.


    Steps we are implementing in cooperation with the Chautauqua County Department of Health include:

    • Following the Chautauqua County Department of Health’s quarantine/isolation guidelines closely.
    • This individual and any individuals identified by the health department as being close contacts will not return to school until they have completed the quarantine/isolation procedures for COVID-19 as directed by the Chautauqua County Department of Health.
    • Thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting our school buildings and busses as we do

    The District cannot release any further details due to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Health Insurance Portability & Accounting Act (HIPAA) requirements. However, we will provide further updates if additional steps need to be taken by the District.

    Please continue to monitor your child for symptoms and have him/her stay home if sick. In addition, please contact your child’s healthcare provider if he/she develops symptoms or if you have any additional questions or concerns.

    More information on the symptoms of COVID-19 can be found at https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home or on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html.

    Thank you again for your continued support as we work through these challenges. If you have questions regarding the information in this letter, please contact us.

    Sincerely,
    Shelly O’Boyle

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  • First Positive Case RHJ

    Posted by Shelly O'Boyle on 11/27/2020 10:00:00 AM

    Dear Families,


    The health and safety of our students and staff is our top priority. This letter is to inform you that
    a staff member at Robert H. Jackson has tested positive for COVID-19.


    The Chautauqua County Department of Health has been notified and is taking further steps.
    The affected individual has been isolated and the local department of health is identifying and
    contacting those individuals identified as close contacts of the individual.


    We are working with the health department and are taking all recommended steps to ensure the
    safety of our students and staff. Steps we are implementing in cooperation with the local health
    department include:
    ● Following the DOH’s quarantine/isolation guidelines closely. This individual and any individuals identified by the health department as being close contacts will not return to school until they have completed the quarantine/isolation procedures for COVID-19 as
    directed by the Chautauqua County Department of Health.
    ● Thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting our school buildings and busses as we do every
    day.

    The District cannot release any further details due to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy
    Act (FERPA) and the Health Insurance Portability & Accounting Act (HIPAA) requirements. However, we will provide further updates if additional steps need to be taken by the District.

    Please continue to monitor your child for symptoms and have him/her stay home if they are sick.
    In addition, please contact your child’s healthcare provider if they develop symptoms or if you
    have any additional questions or concerns. More information on the symptoms of COVID-19 can
    be found athttps://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home or on the Centers for Disease Control and
    Prevention website https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html.

    If you have questions regarding this information, please contact us.


    Sincerely,
    Shelly O’Boyle
    Superintendent

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  • Back-up Plan Needed

    Posted by Shelly O'Boyle on 10/21/2020 7:00:00 AM

    October 21, 2020


    Dear Families,


    Now more than ever, we must remain diligent in adhering to the health and hygiene protocols put into
    place in our district. COVID-19 is in our surrounding communities. It is not a time to become lax or
    develop a false sense of security. Please continue to discuss the importance of social distancing and
    hand washing with your children. Our motto in reference to face coverings, ‘When you walk you wear if you are a Frewsburg Bear,’ is more important than ever. Lastly, our district is being extremely cautious
    when students/employees display even one symptom of COVID. This abundance of caution is for the
    good of the whole.


    We wish to assure you that the Frewsburg Central School continues to be committed to remain open in
    our current capacity. As stated in our reopening plan, we believe that children need to physically be in
    school. However, we also need to be prepared for any situation that may be out of our control, so we
    have been busy planning for the different levels of instruction contained in our reopening plan just in case we must pivot to one or more of these levels at some point. Here are just a few reasons we might need to “pivot” to these different levels:

    1. Lack of substitutes-
    a. One or both buildings may need to pivot to remote instruction
    b. Will occur without warning
    c. Will be announced early in the morning or the evening before, like a school closing due to
    weather
    d. Should be short-term in nature


    2. Closure due to Governor’s Order (Yellow, Orange, or Red Zone)
    a. Both buildings will immediately pivot to remote instruction
    b. Will hopefully be done with some forewarning but will be out of the district’s control
    c. Length of time unknown


    3. Snow Days-Districts have been given the flexibility to pivot to remote instruction to provide
    continuity of instruction on what would otherwise be a day of school closure due to a snow
    emergency. This may be used at some point during the year.


    Enclosed in this packet you will find information from both principals regarding specific building
    procedures for the scenarios above as well as information regarding the hybrid level. Elementary
    teachers will also be sending home specific grade level information in student backpacks. Please watch
    for this.


    Thank you in advance for having a back-up plan for all of the scenarios listed above. As always, we will
    strive to give parents as much forewarning as possible.


    Sincerely,
    Superintendent Shelly O’Boyle

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