December 30, 2020
The Wynantskill UFSD was informed today that a student in the elementary school has tested positive for COVID-19. The student has not been physically present in the building since Dec. 11.
As a result of the student’s extended absence, the Rensselaer County Department of Health has determined no contact tracing is required. No action is necessary by any students or staff members. Gardner-Dickinson will remain open as normal on Jan. 4, 2021.
Due to privacy laws, we cannot divulge any further information about the positive individual, and we ask that our families respect the positive individual’s privacy.
We ask that our school community continue to practice social distancing, properly wear face coverings, practice proper hand hygiene and avoid travel and large gatherings.
Please monitor your child(ren) for any symptoms of COVID-19 and report any absences and positive COVID-19 test results.
The health, safety and well-being of our students and staff are the foremost concern of the Wynantskill UFSD. We thank each of our families for your constant support, understanding and efforts to keep the Gardner-Dickinson School a safe learning environment for all.
If you have any questions or need to report any COVID-related issues before we return to school on Jan. 4, 2021, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Mary Yodis
Wynantskill UFSD Superintendent