Schoharie CSD is monitoring this public health crisis and the safety of our students, staff, visitors and community is of the utmost importance.
- There are currently no confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) among staff and students at Schoharie CSD. A case has been confirmed in our county.
- Our school will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.
- All co-curricular and extra-curricular events and activities are postponed or cancelled.
- The spring athletics season is cancelled.
- Breakfast and lunch will be served on a grab-and-go and delivery basis.
- The district will be staffed on a minimal basis from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. only, Monday through Friday.
- Updated Information on COVID-19 from the New York State Department of Health Department. (The State Department of Health is investigating several cases of severe illness in children and child deaths that may be related to COVID-19. Children are experiencing symptoms similar to Kawasaki disease and toxic shock-like syndrome possibly due to COVID-19.)
School District Updates
- School is now closed for the 2019-20 school year; spring sports cancelled
- State Sectionals for spring sports are cancelled
- Jr./Sr. High School Principal’s Email: April 24
- Closure extended through May 15
- Regents Examination Cancellation Update
- Jr./Sr. High School Meeting Times
- Closure extended until April 29
- Jr./Sr. High School Principal’s Email: April 3
- Elementary Principal’s Email: April 3
- Superintendent’s Message: March 27
- Elementary Technology Survey: March 20
- Childcare information for emergency personnel: March 20
- Superintendent’s Email: March 18
- CSE/CPSE/504 meetings are postponed at this time: March 18
- Schoharie CSD Email: March 18
- Jr./Sr. High School Principal’s Email: March 17
- Superintendent’s Email: March 16
- Elementary Principal’s Email: March 16
- Superintendent’s Email: March 15
- Superintendent’s Email: March 13
- Superintendent’s Email: March 12
- Superintendent’s Letter: March 9
Latest Guidance Regarding School Closures
Joint guidance from the New York State Department of Health and New York State Department of Education released on Monday, March 9, states that if a student or staff member is diagnosed with COVID-19, the state Department of Health requires an initial 24-hour closure of the school to assess the situation and develop a plan to as to any further required closure, or other necessary precautions. We will remain in contact with our local public health agencies and follow all of the guidance we receive.
Exposure to COVID-19 can occur from any person-to-person contact and is not limited to a particular race or ethnicity. For now, the most important thing you can do to protect yourself and your family is to follow the standard preventive practices for influenza. In particular:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Heavily soiled hands should be washed.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
The health and safety of our students and staff is our highest priority, and we will remain vigilant in our efforts to help prevent the spread of this illness. This includes some upcoming training that our school nurses will be going through with our county health partners.
We will continue to monitor this situation and we appreciate your patience and cooperation, as we know this is a serious matter of concern to all.
For more information, please consider consulting the additional resources listed below.
For more information, consider consulting these additional resources
- Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Travel: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
- COVID-19: What is Stigma and What Causes It?
- Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) – Frequently Asked Questions – Prevention
- Prevention, Treatment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- CDC Information for Travel
- Informative video geared toward young people
In addition, New York has established a Novel Coronavirus Hotline, which can provide additional information. Call 1-888-364-3065 with questions or concerns about travel and symptoms.