May 14, 2021

Dear Families: 

We have been notified that a School 16 student has tested positive for COVID-19. This student was last in the building on May 12. 

The District worked closely with the Department of Health to conduct thorough contact tracing and has already reached out to the affected individuals 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

Please note, that while the CDC has announced that vaccinated individuals may go without masks in many places, New York State and the Troy City School District have not changed our policies. All individuals must wear masks in our buildings whenever social distancing is not possible. Any changes to this policy will be communicated. 

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