Masks are not required and are optional for all students and staff.
All rooms and spaces have returned to pre-COVID set-up.
Instruction is in-person for all students.
No social distancing protocols will be in place.
There are currently no COVID testing requirements.
For the safety and health of the school community, individuals experiencing possible COVID symptoms are strongly encouraged to take a COVID test and to remain home until they are symptom-free or the cause of their symptoms has been identified as non-COVID related. (i.e., fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea).
Quarantine, Close Contacts, Contact Tracing
Follow doctor recommendations and CDC guidelines.
Close contacts of a positive COVID case are not required to quarantine.
Individuals exposed to COVID, regardless of vaccination status, are recommended to wear a well-fitted mask for a full 10-day period and get tested at least five (5) days after close contact or sooner if symptoms develop.
NYS COVID-19 Vaccination Leave (set to expire December 31, 2023) - Pursuant to Civil Service Law § 159-c, enacted in March 2021 and in effect until December 31, 2023, every school district employee is entitled to be absent and is deemed to have a paid leave of absence from their duties for a sufficient period of time, not to exceed four (4) hours per vaccine injection, unless they receive a greater number of hours pursuant to a CBA or as otherwise authorized by the District, to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Leave pursuant to Section 159-c is deemed excused leave and is not charged against other leave the employee is otherwise entitled to. The Department of Labor has published FAQs on this leave which specify it’s available for COVID-19 boosters as well.
NYS COVID-19 Quarantine/Isolation Leave (currently still in effect without an end date) - Pursuant to legislation enacted in March 2020, all public employers must provide at least fourteen (14) days of paid COVID-19 sick leave to an employee subject to a mandatory or precautionary order of quarantine or isolation issued by the State of New York, the Department of Health, a local board of health, or any governmental entity duly authorized to issue such an order due to COVID-19, for those days the employee is absent from work as a result.
During this leave, the employee is to be compensated at his/her regular rate of pay for those regular work hours during which they are absent from work due to the mandatory/precautionary order of quarantine/isolation due to COVID-19, without loss to accrued sick leave. There are certain exceptions such as for foreign travel. This leave is job-protected.
Ventilation and Cleaning
All schools meet mechanical ventilation requirements.
All cleaning and disinfecting protocols have returned to pre-COVID health and
safety requirements and standards.
Pre-COVID bus routing and seating will be in place.
Mask-wearing is optional for students and adults riding on school buses.
All Athletics have returned to pre-COVID procedures.
There will be field trips.
All pre-COVID procedures for building visitors are in effect.
All pre-COVID procedures for indoor permits are in effect.