Bus plan for the week & COVID-19 update

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community:

As our driver shortage continues, we will continue this plan for the week:

All AM pickups should run close to on-time.  Some stops have been redistributed, so please don’t be surprised if a different letter bus picks up at your stop.  Just jump on because they are all coming to school.
The PK afternoon bus for the south side of the city will run up to 15 minutes late all week.  The afternoon elementary I bus will also be up to 15 minutes late for drop-offs.

Today, the district has been notified of four more students from various grades that tested positive.  We also have been notified of an additional staff member that has tested positive.

It has come to our attention that a number of the recent positive student cases may have been connected to an overnight party.  Please keep in mind that large gatherings that don’t include distancing or layered mitigation strategies can be a quick way for COVID-19 to spread.  We all need to work together to keep kids in school.  Remember to send students to school with a mask and to keep the kids home if they have any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. We will get through this together.

Joe

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