February 11, 2021

Dear Families,

Thank you for your continued cooperation as we work together to ensure the safety of our students and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.  As we approach the February break, we ask you to continue to practice precautions like wearing masks, social distancing, frequent hand washing, and avoiding large gatherings.

Now, more than ever, we need to remain vigilant and continue to follow all of our protocols and procedures.  It is important to note that, while some of the details have been modified, the travel advisory is still in effect in New York State. Traveling will result in a mandatory quarantine upon return.

The below protocols are taken directly from the NYS Department of Health website:

For any traveler to New York State from a noncontiguous state, US territory or CDC level 2 and higher country, the new guidelines for travelers to test-out of the mandatory 10-day quarantine are below:

  • For travelers who were out-of-state for more than 24 hours:
    • Travelers must obtain a test within three days of departure, prior to arrival in New York.
    • The traveler must, upon arrival in New York, quarantine for three days.
    • On day 4 of their quarantine, the traveler must obtain another COVID test. If both tests comes back negative, the traveler may exit quarantine early upon receipt of the second negative diagnostic test

The travel advisory does not apply to travel to Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania or Vermont as they are contiguous states. 

The COVID-19 data is finally trending in the right direction, here in the school district, as well as in the Capital Region and across the State. We must all work together to keep this momentum going.

Please reach out to your building principal with questions or concerns.

Thank you,

John Carmello
Superintendent of Schools