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Superintendent's Message: May 3 Update on COVID-19

 

Today, May 3, 2021, the Ontario County Department of Health informed us that four Midlakes Elementary School students have tested positive for COVID-19. These students were last in school on April 20, April 27, April 29, and April 30, respectively. Per privacy guidelines, no additional identifying information can be shared.  

The Department of Health has determined that five additional Midlakes Elementary School students must quarantine through May 10, due to exposure to the student who was last in school on April 30.  No further action is required related to the other students who tested positive.   

As in all cases, students are being quarantined by the Department of Health as a precautionary measure. The quarantine dates first communicated by the school are based on preliminary information and are subject to change, including longer periods of quarantine, by the Department of Health.  

All other Midlakes students and staff will continue in-person instruction as regularly scheduled according to our hybrid model, and we are still on track to resume full in-person learning for Grades UPK-6 on Monday, May 10.

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 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.

Sincerely, 

Matt Sickles, Superintendent