January 22, 2021

Dear Families: 

We have been notified that several individuals have tested positive for COVID-19:

  • Carroll Hill School student – last in the building on January 13.
  • Carroll Hill School staff member – last in the building on January 15.
  • School 12 staff member – last in the building on January 15.

The Rensselaer County Department of Health has determined that there was no district exposure with any of the above cases. Therefore, no further contact tracing or quarantining is necessary.

There is one case that will require contact tracing:

  • School 16 staff member – last in the building on January 20.

The District is working closely with DOH to conduct thorough contact tracing on the above case and is reaching out to the affected students and staff with specific quarantine instructions. If you are not contacted by a representative of the District or DOH, there is no further action needed on your part.

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.

Please be reminded that students and staff who are experiencing any symptom of COVID-19, or are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test, should not report to school.

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