With school districts now awaiting guidance from New York State, U-E officials say all they can do is prepare for every possible situation. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools are faced with an uncertain future as the upcoming school year approaches. U-E officials are starting discussions about what the year could look like. “There are three possible models that we are going to have to think about,” said Union-Endicott CSD Superintendent Nicole Wolfe. However, for each situation, there’s a long list of concerns officials have to plan for, from nutrition, to social needs, athletics, and more. (WBNG) — Union-Endicott Central School District is working with other local districts to plan for all types of situations in the upcoming school year. The first of those models would have all students back in the classroom for the entire year. Another model would do the opposite, having students and staff conduct remote learning throughout the year. The last of the models, a hybrid model, would combine both situations. “It could look like students going to school on days one, three, five, and on two, four, and six, they’re remote. On two, four, and six, another group is in school, and one, three, and five is remote,” said Wolfe. “New York doesn’t have a plan, we’re all kind of at a disadvantage right now because we don’t even know what we’re planning for,” said Wolfe. A hybrid model would allow students to split time between the classroom and remote learning. “If school was going to start tomorrow, I would say we need a hybrid model. I think it’s the most complicated because it could take so many different forms,” said Wolfe. Wolfe says U-E officials will be meeting this week to further discuss options. She says she is also looking at reopening plans in other states, as well as working with local school districts to create a more unified plan.
The Caribbean Community has expressed condolences to the Government and People of Japan in the face of the tragic loss of life, widespread destruction and continuing suffering wrought by torrential rains and floods in Central and Western Japan.“The Caribbean Community conveys its heartfelt sympathies to the families of those who lost their lives and the families of the missing. The Community also sympathizes with those displaced by the disaster,” CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said in a message of condolence to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.“The Caribbean Community expresses its solidarity with the Government and people of Japan at this moment of national grief, and is confident that the innate strength of the people of Japan will fortify them as the task of recovery and rebuilding begins,” the Secretary-General added.Japan’s worst floods in three decades have left about 200 deaths and forced millions to evacuate as more than 500 millimeters of rainfall fell on the weekend.
NBA wrap: LeBron James wins last game against Dwyane Wade as Lakers top Heat They shared a court for the last time on Monday and it all came down to the final two plays, with the future Hall of Famers guarding each other, something James says even Hollywood would not have been able to come up with.”It ended how it was supposed to end, and I’m not even talking about the winner [of the game],” James told reporters. “Us matched up for the final two possessions, him guarding me on one end, I’m guarding him on the other end. We’ve all got a treat tonight.”I didn’t even realize that we were tied 15-15 coming in to today’s game until this morning, it’s just a storybook. We’ve got great writers here in Hollywood, but I don’t know if they’d be able to write this one.”It’s the end of one of the best movies you could ever see.””We’re gonna miss Flash, man.” @3DTV catches up with @KingJames and @DwyaneWade following their final head-to-head battle. #OneLastDance | #PlayersOnly pic.twitter.com/XgUdZbDoLI— NBA TV (@NBATV) December 11, 2018James went on to pay tribute to his retiring friend, thanking Wade for helping him achieve everything he has during a stellar 16-year career.”Some people say you shouldn’t be friends with your competitors because you still can’t compete,” he added.”And I think people have seen that and realize that even with our friendship we competed against each other, we pushed each other when we were playing against each other, when we were watching each other from afar.”We pushed each other, especially in those first seven years, then we got together for four years [in Miami] and we pushed each other even more then and did something special.”We’ve pushed each other even more when we became competitors once again.”We did it our way, we didn’t care about the narrative people created for us, we did it our way and it was an unbelievable ride for 16 years.”#OneLastDance for the ages #ThisIsWhyWePlay pic.twitter.com/YAgTGSOo0y— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) December 11, 2018James continued: “I would have been very successful in this league without D-Wade, but to accomplish what I really wanted to accomplish in this league — and that’s winning at the highest level — I needed him. “And that’s why I made the jump, and I appreciate more than I can express in words what he did for me when I went down to Miami.”I spent 25 years in Akron, Ohio, that’s all I knew, so for me to move down to Miami and him to open up that city for me and my family, and make it so seamless, it just shows what type of guy he is. “He’s a stand-up guy. He’s a legend.” #FatherPrime did his damage in the 2nd half of tonight’s [email protected] went off for 15 points vs the Lakers in the 3rd & 4th quarters. pic.twitter.com/TPHAKOkJoN— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) December 11, 2018Meanwhile, Wade admitted the realization that he will never face James in a competitive game again dawned on him at the buzzer in Los Angeles.”I knew at some point after the game it was going to hit me that this would be the last time we was competing against each other and it hit me right away once the buzzer sounded,” Wade said.”And we got an opportunity on the court just to look at each other and be like, ‘Man, this has been fun, this has been one hell of a ride’ and we’ve enjoyed it together.” In what was their 31st head-to-head meeting, James’ team emerged victorious for a 16th time, however he was quick to praise the impact Wade has had on his career over the past 16 years.After entering the NBA together in 2003, James’ and Wade’s careers have seen them face off as rivals and work together as teammates. Related News LeBron James paid tribute to close friend Dwyane Wade as the Lakers forward came out on top Monday in the pair’s final NBA meeting.The Lakers earned a 108-105 victory at Staples Center after James, a four-time NBA MVP, prevented Wade, who is retiring at the end of the season, from sinking a late 3-pointer.