Please see the following message from Superintendent Chevrier.

All 2021-2022 school COVID-19 updates can be found on the district’s 2021-2022 Reopening & COVID-19 Updates page here.

Today (September 15) the district was notified that an individual at Castleton Elementary School had tested positive for the COVID-19. We have been working with the Rensselaer County Department of Health to conduct our school-based contact tracing. 

At this time, all individuals who were possibly exposed and told they must quarantine have been contacted. If you were not directly contacted no further action is needed on your part.

While we understand many would like additional details when there is a positive case, due to privacy laws we cannot release any further identifiable information about the affected individuals.

A reminder that while we are not requiring daily health screenings this year, we ask you to please remember to monitor your student every morning before school for any COVID-19 symptoms (a list of which can be found here). If your child displays any of these COVID-19 symptoms, please keep them at home and contact your family doctor for further guidance. 

Additionally, please remember the following if your own student or someone in your household tests positive:  

  • In the event someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19, contact your school and inform them of the positive case 
  • Keep everyone in the household at home until you hear from the Rensselaer County Health Department.

It is crucial that our schools, families and county health department continue working together to keep each other safe. 

Jason M. Chevrier
Schodack Central School District