Dear DCS Community,
Today the Duanesburg Central School District was informed that two members of the school community have tested positive for COVID-19. One individual, an Elementary School student, was last in the building on Dec. 17. Based on when the individual was last in school, public health has indicated that there is no need for contact tracing from the school setting or for any other member of the school community to quarantine.
The second individual, a staff member in the Jr/Sr High School, was last present on Jan. 4. The district is working closely with Schenectady County Public Health Services and, based on their guidance, has already notified seven students who had contact with this individual to quarantine. If you have not yet been contacted, your child will not be required to quarantine.
At this time, DCS will remain open for in-person classes under the guidance of SCPHS. We will continue to work closely with them and follow guidance from all public health agencies on maintaining a safe and healthy learning environment. Students who have been told to quarantine by SCPHS should participate in remote instruction each day unless they are symptomatic.
We again remind you that we are following all of the necessary health and safety precautions outlined in our reopening plan, including mask-wearing, social distancing and enhanced cleaning and disinfecting. We will continue to work in close partnership with our public health partners. We also ask you to continue to maintain personal awareness of COVID symptoms and encourage your children to continue following appropriate safety precautions.
We appreciate your support, cooperation and partnership.
Dr. James Niedermeier
Superintendent of Schools