Dear Schodack CSD Community,
The District has been informed of a positive test for the COVID-19 virus at Story Place Preschool, which is located in the former middle school building. This building also houses our District Office and Questar III BOCES programs.
As per New York State Education Department and New York State Department of Health guidelines, the Rensselaer County Department of Health was notified immediately. As a result, the Preschool will transition to remote learning, effective immediately, and continue through December 4. This positive case does not have an impact on the rest of our District as there are no shared spaces. Our K-12 program, as well as Questar III BOCES programs, will continue to operate as normal.
In addition to taking the immediate steps to isolate the situation, the District is currently implementing the “deep cleaning/disinfection” of any potentially impacted area as per NYS DOH and CDC guidelines.
While we fully understand you would like additional details, we are not permitted by privacy laws to identify the staff member involved. We have provided as much information as possible. In these challenging times, rest assured that the District’s priority is protecting the health, welfare, and safety of students and staff while complying with any government orders and guidance related to the opening of schools.