December 7, 2020
Dear Parent, Staff, and Community Member:
The District has been informed of a positive case of COVID-19 involving a high school student. This student has attended classes remotely and not attended in-person instruction since the beginning of the school year. There is no impact within the building on the students and staff. Due to this, the school district will not be contacting you concerning this situation. In the event you are contacted by a representative of the County Department of Health or the District, we encourage you to offer your complete cooperation.
We take every positive case of COVID-19 seriously and focus on the health and safety of all students and staff. Thankfully, the last time the substitute worked in either building was before Thanksgiving and will not have an impact. The case in the elementary school will result in only two staff members and less than ten students having to quarantine. The scheduling and safety measures put in place for the elementary school have reduced exposure to the virus. The school will continue to remain open and operate as normal.
While I fully understand you would like additional details, we are not permitted by privacy laws to identify the student involved. We have provided as much information as possible. Anyone with questions and/or who needs to report a COVID-19 related health issue should contact the district’s COVID-19 Resource Person at (COVIDreporting@hoosickfallscsd.org). 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.
I appreciate your understanding of the situation.