COVID-19 Notification

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community:

Our school is informing parents and guardians that a high school student has been diagnosed with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This person was last in school on Wednesday, 1/13.  All students and staff identified as contacts are being called directly with specific quarantine instructions.

This quarantine, in conjunction with the other recent quarantine orders has caused a temporary staffing shortage in our high school.   Due to the staffing shortage, grades 9-12 will be fully remote for Tuesday (1/19), Wednesday (1/20), and Thursday (1/21).  Students attending outside placements will continue to do so.  We apologize for the inconvenience and thank the community for the cooperation in navigating the situation.

We also have been notified of an elementary student that has tested positive.  This student was last in school on 1/7 and poses no new risk or exposure.

We continue to work closely with the Rensselaer County Health Department.  We will follow the NYSDOH established A, B, C’s of contact tracing and the NYSDOH school guidance.

As an important reminder, please do not enter the building if you do not meet the screening criteria.  If you have been in direct contact with a COVID-19 positive person, do not come in.  If you have been tested for COVID-19 and are awaiting results, do not come in.  If you have traveled out of state per the NYS travel advisory list, do not come in.  If you are experiencing any new or unexpected COVID-19 symptoms, do not come in.

Thanks in advance to all of you for helping and doing your part to keep the community safe.  We want to do everything that we can to keep school open, our #fRAMily together, and continue live instruction safely.

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