December 17, 2020
Dear Parents and Families,
Yesterday, we were notified that a student has tested positive for COVID-19 and we have shared this information with the Orleans County Health Department. I can share that the student who tested positive has not been on campus for several months. Per privacy guidelines, no addition personally identifiable information can be shared about this individual.
There is no need for contact tracing at our campus with this particular case, and therefore, no quarantine directives will be issued by the Health Department for students who attend school full-time on our campus and staff. Students who attend off-campus programs may be required to quarantine, and this information will either come from the Health Department or the student's off-campus program provider (e,g, BOCES or out of district placement school).
We will continue to support the Health Department by providing any required information for their process and will adhere to their directives.
We are committed to providing our students and staff with a safe and healthy environment. I assure you, our building will continue to be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. I continue to be proud of our staff and students for adhering to the safety protocols we have in place. Our cleaning, social distancing, barriers and face covering are effective in preventing the spread of the virus on our campus. I ask that you please continue to wear face masks, maintain social distancing and wash your hands frequently.
I will continue to inform you of any positive cases as we are notified.
Remote learning will continue through December 22, 2020 until 1:00 pm, and in-person instruction is scheduled to resume on January 4, 2021.
Thank you for your understanding and ongoing cooperation with our COVID-19 prevention policies and procedures as we work to help protect our students, staff and families. As always, if you have questions, I can be contacted directly at:
Jason A. Smith
Superintendent of Schools