On Wednesday, March 3, 2021, the Canajoharie Central School District received confirmation that a member of our school community tested positive for COVID-19. Upon receiving the information, district officials immediately contacted the Department of Health.
We have provided the Department of Health with the names and numbers of anyone exposed to the person. All potential exposures have been contacted and NYS contact tracing will follow up. Keep in mind that a potential exposure is a precautionary measure and does not mean that someone has or will contract COVID-19.
Due to the quarantine of key essential staff members related to the case, we will be fully remote for Thursday (3/4) and Friday (3/5). All of our full day out of district placements will still be in session and transported as usual. The CTE programs will pivot to remote as well. In addition, we have a 1 hour delay on Thursday (3/4 ) so school will begin at 9:10 a.m. for grades 6-12 and 9:40 a.m. for grades PreK-5. Friday will be regular time. For grades PreK-5 we will follow the same schedule as Wednesday of this week. For grades 6-12 we will follow a regular school schedule by period. Please sign into your google classroom and meet at the set times.
This notification is part of our commitment to keeping you informed during these uncertain times. However, privacy laws restrict officials from disclosing or confirming any personally identifiable information. Therefore, we cannot identify by name who has tested positive. We understand that this information will cause consternation for some, and assure you that the safety and well being of our students and staff is our highest priority.
Please make sure that if your child(ren) stays home if they have any symptoms and evaluate each situation. If symptoms persist please contact your physician. Also, if your child(ren) get a COVID-19 test, please contact your respective school as soon as possible. This also refers to any positive test results as well. We will continue to keep the community abreast of any changes if the need arises. Thank you.
Dr. Nick Fitzgerald
Superintendent of Schools