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Superintendent's Message: May 5 Update on COVID-19

Today, May 5, 2021, the Ontario County Department of Health informed us that a Midlakes Middle/High School staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member was last at work on April 30.  Per privacy guidelines, no additional identifying information can be shared.   

The Department of Health has determined that the staff member did not have contact with Midlakes students or staff during the contagious period.  While the staff member who tested positive is in isolation as directed by the Department of Health, all other students and staff will continue in-person instruction as regularly scheduled for their grade levels. 

Please continue to follow our health and safety protocols: stay home from school when feeling ill; practice social distancing; wear a face covering; wash your hands; and avoid large and unnecessary social gatherings.  Please consult with one of our school nurses, prior to sending your child to school, if you have any concern regarding symptoms or reason to suspect an exposure to a positive case. By working together and taking extra precautions, we can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 at school.

We will continue to work closely with the Department of Health, monitor suspected and confirmed cases of COVID-19, and communicate with families and staff in a timely manner.  Decisions regarding our in-person instruction will be based on our ability to manage positive cases, maintain appropriate staffing, and provide a safe environment for students and staff. 

Thank you for your continued patience and cooperation.


Matt Sickles, Superintendent