March 23, 2021
Wynantskill UFSD learned today that an elementary student has tested positive for COVID-19. The student has not been physically present in the building since March 15, 2021.
We have been in close communication with the Rensselaer County Department of Health (RCDOH) to determine any necessary follow-up, and RCDOH has determined no contact tracing is required due to the timeframe of the positive. No action is necessary by any students or staff. Gardner-Dickinson will remain open as normal.
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 all families continue to follow all safety guidelines outside of school hours including proper use of face coverings, social distancing, proper hand hygiene and avoiding gatherings and travel to states with high positivity rates. We also remind you to please complete the daily health screening form for your child prior to sending them to school.
Please monitor your child(ren) for any symptoms of COVID-19 and report any absences and positive COVID-19 test results to the district.
Thank you all for your continued support and ongoing efforts to keep Wynantskill UFSD safe and healthy. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly with any questions or concerns.
Dr. Mary Yodis
Wynantskill UFSD Superintendent