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Oct. 6, 2020: J-D High School and Tecumseh will shift to remote instruction for Nov. 3, Election Day

On Oct. 6, 2020, Superintendent Peter Smith sent the following letter to families about J-D High School and Tecumseh Elementary School shifting to remote instruction for Election Day, Nov. 3.

Dear Jamesville-DeWitt families and staff,

On Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, there will be no in-person instruction at J-D High School and Tecumseh Elementary School due to both serving as polling places for the General Election. 

To protect the health and safety of our students and staff, we felt it best to shift to remote instruction at those two buildings on Election Day. Teachers will be following up with students and/or their families on what the remote schedule will look like for high school and Tecumseh students on Nov. 3. 

All other schools will operate on their regular schedules. 

Our custodial staff will thoroughly clean and sanitize the spaces used for voting, and both schools will resume their regular instructional schedule on Nov. 4, which is a remote learning day for students in groups A, B, C and E and an in-person learning day for students in group D. 

I felt this change is necessary to allow us to safely continue providing instruction while community members are in our buildings. I appreciate everyone’s flexibility and patience as I understand this may pose a child care issue for some families. My hope is that we are giving you enough notice to make child care plans, if necessary. 

If you have questions or concerns about how this change will affect your child, please reach out to your child’s teacher, building principal or me. 


Peter Smith



Dr. Peter Smith, Superintendent

P.O. Box 606
DeWitt, NY 13214

Phone: (315) 445-8300

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