March 15: COVID-19 positive case, 2nd grade remote learning

Dear DCS families, 

Today the Duanesburg Central School District was informed by Schenectady County Public Health Services (SCPHS) that an Elementary School student has tested positive for COVID-19. SCPHS has conducted contact tracing and several members of the school community are being quarantined. 

This results in the need for second grade only to go fully remote beginning tomorrow, March 16, through March 22. Second grade will be back in person on Tuesday, March 23. Students in grades PK-1 and 3-6 will continue to learn in person. The Jr./Sr. High School is not affected. 

Off-Site Programs

Students who participate in off-site programming will still be transported to their programs as usual. 

Food service

Parents who wish to arrange meals for their children tomorrow may contact Mary Jewell, Food Services Director, at or 518-895-3000, ext. 228.

Contact tracing 

School officials have already contacted the individuals who have been placed on quarantine by SCPHS.  If you have not been contacted, you and/or your child are not involved in this contact tracing investigation. Please continue to be vigilant in handwashing, mask wearing and all other health and safety practices that prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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 appreciate your support, cooperation and partnership. 


Dr. James Niedermeier
Superintendent of Schools