December 6, 2020

Dear Families: 

We have been notified this evening that two individuals from the district have tested positive for COVID-19:

  • School 12 staff member – last in the building on Friday, December 4.
  • Troy Middle School student – last in the building on Thursday, December 3. 

While we understand that you might like additional details, due to privacy laws, we cannot release any identifiable information about the individuals or affected students.

The District is working closely with the Rensselaer County Department of Health (DOH) to conduct thorough contact tracing and will be following up with those students and staff for specific quarantine instructions. If you are not contacted by a representative of the District or Department of Health, there is no further action needed on your part. 

Please be reminded that we must all work together to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Families and community members can assist our efforts by promoting healthy behaviors and following these practices: 

  • wearing masks, 
  • social distancing, 
  • practicing good hygiene, and 
  • limiting group gatherings

As always, the health and safety of students and staff is our top priority and we appreciate your continued support.


John Carmello
Superintendent of Schools