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Jan. 8 | A message from Superintendent Frank Macri

Dear Voorheesville Community,

Due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases, please review the update from the Albany County DOH below:

In conjunction with COVID-19 positivity rates experienced locally, effective immediately, the Albany County Department of Health advises K-12 school districts to exclude students from reporting to school in-person if they are a household member exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. This does not mean that the whole family who may be asymptomatic needs to have a COVID test to return.

If you are contacted to pick up your symptomatic child from school, you will also be advised to pick up all other household members attending in-person instruction that day.

This also means if you are keeping a symptomatic child home or a household member is symptomatic, all children must remain home until the symptomatic family member receives their negative test results (lab based/PCR test).

The district requests that parents/guardians please forward to the appropriate nurse the Department of Health return dates for students so the district can keep an accurate record and follow for a safe return to the classroom.

If a student needs to be out, please call the attendance line for siblings in alternate buildings, so the elementary, middle and high school buildings are on the same page and receiving accurate information.

Please note, our daily attestation will be updated accordingly, and you should answer yes if anyone in your household is symptomatic.

We are committed to our students, staff, and faculty's health and safety, and we will continue to collaborate and follow guidance from our health partners to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Please reach out to your school nurse or building principal if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Frank Macri
Superintendent of Schools