COVID-19 Update: 12/9/21

COVID-19 Update: 12/9/21
Posted on 12/09/2021
Update logoDear Parent/Guardian:

This morning we received information that one student at Jr Sr High School tested positive for Covid-19.  As a result, 8 students are required to quarantine. The families of those students have been contacted. Both buildings will remain open.  

Please be sure to check your messages frequently for any important updates from the school district.

Anytime students are quarantined, they will participate in their full class schedules remotely during the quarantine period.  Quarantined students are expected to be fully engaged and attendance counts for them the same as it would if they were in the school building.  

Please note: All quarantines require a quarantine release prior to  students or staff  returning to school.  Anyone identified as a primary exposure by the school nurse should receive a quarantine order from the Sullivan County Department of Public Health within 48 hours (Sullivan County Public Health Services COVID-19 Information Line: 845-513-2268).

If you were identified as a primary exposure and have not been contacted by Public Health, you should contact them directly to be in their system to receive a quarantine release.  

If you do not receive a release prior to your scheduled return date, please be sure to request one from Public Health.  This will help avoid any delays in returning to school. 

Cleaning protocols continue to be in place.  Student, staff, and visitor safety continues to be our number one priority and we would like to thank you for working with us during these challenging times!

For Covid-19 information and resources, please see the message below from Nancy McGraw, director of the Sullivan County Department of Health.

Thank you for your attention.

Dr. Ivan Katz

From Nancy McGraw and the Sullivan County Department of Public Health: 

Current CDC guidance states that being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 ensures that our staff and students remain safe, and can help avoid quarantine if you are exposed to someone who tests positive as long as you remain asymptomatic and have consistently worn a mask.

Resources to assist:

*For a weekly list of public health clinics, please visit:  

*For a pharmacy or health care provider near you, visit

*You can also call 1-800-232-0233 for help finding a vaccine, or text your ZIP code to 438829 to get a list of options sent to your phone.

*Check your local pharmacy’s website to see if vaccination walk-ins or appointments are available.

*Visit the CDC’s Frequently Asked Questions page for information about COVID-19 vaccinations
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