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.
Over the Thanksgiving Recess, the district was notified of the following positive cases of COVID-19. These numbers reflect the cases that were communicated to the district between last Tuesday evening (November 23) and today (November 29).
- Castleton Elementary: 10 cases
- Maple Hill: 2 cases
- District Office: 1 case
Per our Health and Safety protocols, we have been in communication with the Rensselaer County Department of Health to determine the necessary follow-up. Due to the timing, most of the new cases did not require contact tracing by the district. For those that did require it, any potential contacts who were possibly exposed have now been contacted. If you were not contacted directly by the district 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 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