Jan. 2, 2021
The Wynantskill UFSD was informed today two middle school students have tested positive for COVID-19.
No contact tracing is required due to the timeframe of the positives, deemed by the Rensselaer County Department of Health. No action is necessary by any students or staff, and you may continue your usual schedules. Gardner-Dickinson will remain open as normal on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021.
While we understand you may want additional details, privacy laws restrict us from divulging any further information about the positive individuals. We ask that our families respect the positive individuals’ privacy.
Upon our return from holiday break, we would like to remind our families to please complete the state-mandated daily health screening form each day for your child(ren) prior to sending them to school. We also ask our families and staff to remain vigilant in following all protocols set forth by the CDC, NYSDOH and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, which includes practicing social distancing and proper hand hygiene, properly wearing face coverings and avoiding travel to states with high positivity rates 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 remain our top priority. We continue to follow state and local guidance to ensure we are doing everything we possibly can to protect your family’s and the community’s health.
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