Covid 19 Information
Daily Health Self-Screening: It is imperative that you complete the Daily Health Self-Screening Checklist for the safety of your children and the school community. If the answer is YES to any of the questions listed below on any given day, your child may NOT enter the school building. You MUST contact a health professional for guidance and notify the school principal. As a reminder, the questions are:
If you are not yet fully vaccinated, have you been in close or proximate contact in the past 10 days with anyone who has tested positive through a diagnostic test for COVI-19 or who has or had symptoms of COVID-19?
Are waiting for the results of or have you tested positive through a diagnostic test for COVID-19 in the past 10 days?
Do you have at least one of the following symptoms: cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, new loss of taste or smell?
Do you have at least any of the following symptoms: fever (over 100.0F or subjective), chills, rigors (shivers), muscle aches, headache, sore throat, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, congestion, runny nose?
According to the New York State Department of Health, your child/ren will need to receive a note of medical clearance and a negative PCR COVID test to return to school should they develop any symptoms or be sent home from school. The Office of the Superintendent of Schools does not accept rapid tests for school return.
If your child’s doctor provides a diagnosis of a known chronic condition with unchanged symtoms, or a confirmed acute illness and COVID-19 is not suspected, then a note signed by the doctor explaining the alternate diagnosis is required before your child will be allowed to return to school. They may return to school according to the usual guidelines for that diagnosis.
If your child needs to stay home for any of the reasons listed above, an email must be made to your child’s teacher and the principal no later than 7:30 AM on that day. We would appreciate an email the night/day before, if possible. The test-related documentation, the letter of medical clearance, and requests must be approved by the school before your child/ren can return.
Please note that if a parent/caregiver test positive for COVID-19 and the student is unable to quarantine separate from the parent – the student starts the quarantine at the end of the 10 day isolation the parent is under, which means his/her quarantine is 24 days.
International Travel During COVID-19: All air passengers coming to the United States, including U.S. citizens and fully vaccinated people, are required to have a negative COVID-19 viral test result no more than 3 days before travel or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 3 months before they board a flight to the United States.
- Get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel and stay home and self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel. Even if you test negative, stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days. If you test is positive, isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected.
- If you do not get tested, stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.
- Avoid being around people who are at increased risk for severe illness for 14 days, whether you get tested or not.
- Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms.
- Follow all state and local recommendations or requirements.
If you need to report a positive COVID 19 test result for your child/ren, please provide the school with the following information:
- Date of test(s)
- Test type, result(s), and date of result(s)
- Test facility, address, and telephone number
A copy of the test-related documentation such as discharge papers and/or lab results must be provided to the school and approved before your child/ren returns to school.