Updated: September 20, 2021
The information on this page pertains specifically to the 2021-2022 school year.
For reopening and COVID-19 updates from the 2020-2021 school year, please visit the 2020-2021 Reopening Information & Updates page here.
More reopening and COVID-19 information/updates about the 2021-2022 Schodack school year will be available on this page as they become available.
2021-2022 Reopening & COVID-19 News
This section is a centralized location for all recent and past 21-22 Schodack reopening & COVID-19 news. After one month, news items will be archived here.
- September 20, 2021: Updated Contact Tracing Procedures & Quarantine Policy
- September 18, 2021: Positive COVID Case Notification
- September 15, 2021: Positive COVID Case Notification
- September 3, 2021: Follow Up On Recent NYSDOH Guidance
- September 2, 2021: Final 21-22 Reopening Plan & Protocols
- August 31, 2021: Learning Devices Are District Provided Only in 21-22
- August 23, 2021: Sept. 1 Board of Education Meeting
- August 23, 2021: Student Locker Update for Maple Hill
2021-2022 Reopening Plan & COVID-19 Mitigation Protocols
2021-2022 Reopening Plan
Schodack’s final COVID-19 Reopening Plan for the 2021-2022 School Year was presented to and approved by the board of education at their meeting on September 1, 2021.
At the board meeting, Mr. Chevrier presented a slideshow summarizing the final reopening plan for the 2021-2022 school year. The plan incorporates directives, recommendations and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the New York State Education Department (NYSED).
As with last year, protocols will likely be adjusted accordingly through the school year in response to COVID-19 community transmission and any updated guidance from local and state departments of health.
Protocol If Students Exhibit COVID-19 Symptoms at School & Contact Tracing Procedures
Schodack will be following this flowchart from the Centers for Disease Control to determine procedures when a student is exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms while at school or if a positive case is reported at school. Additionally, the district will use these flowcharts to determine close/direct contacts this year when there is a positive COVID-19 case in the school or on district transportation.
School Start and End Times in 2021-2022
Please note that both Castleton Elementary and Maple Hill Jr/Sr High School have returned to their normal start and end times. These times were changed for the 2020-2021 school year, but they will return to the original times listed here beginning in September 2021.
MEALS FOR STUDENTS ON QUARANTINE IN 2021-2022
If your student(s) are identified as close contacts to a positive COVID case at any point during the year and are told to quarantine by the Department of Health, then you have the option to order and pick up district provided breakfast/lunch for them during the quarantine period.
Use the following Meal Order Forms to order breakfast/lunch for your quarantined students. You will need to order meals the day before you will need them (ex. if you need meals for Wednesday, order on Tuesday). Meal pick up is Monday-Friday from 8:30-9:00 AM at the Maple Hill High School Cafeteria Doors.
- Grades K-6 2021/22 Quarantined Student Meal Order Form
- Grades 7-12 2021/22 Quarantined Student Meal Order Form
Summer 2021 Online Community Forums
Throughout Summer 2021, Superintendent Jason Chevrier hosted online community forums to provide updates on the plans regarding the 2021-22 school year and the Federal stimulus grants. Mr. Chevrier held three forums on these subjects and each session included a Q&A period.
You can view the recordings and presentations from these virtual forums here.