January 7, 2021
Dear Parents and Families,
Today we were notified that a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. We will continue to communicate with the Orleans County Health Department, as we have with all positive cases. I can share that the staff member who tested positive was present on district property today, but has immediately begun isolation at home. Per privacy guidelines, no addition personally identifiable information can be shared about this individual.
Contact tracing was completed in collaboration with the Orleans County Health Department. As a result, no staff or students are deemed close contacts. Therefore, there are no staff or student quarantines related to this individual case.
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. 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. School will continue as scheduled. We will monitor the situation closely and will notify you immediately if the Department of Health determines there is a need to close school—right now, this is NOT the case.
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