Archive for September, 2020

Acadia students enjoying an exciting round of soccer-golf! More photos…

Acadia students enjoying an exciting round of soccer-golf! More photos…

Written by on September 28, 2020

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Important information regarding the NYS Public Dashboard for COVID-19, contact-tracing protocols and self-certification…

Written by on September 25, 2020

New York State Public Dashboard for COVID-19 School Reporting  On September 8, Governor Cuomo announced the launch of “The COVID-19 Report Card,” an online dashboard which tracks real-time COVID-19 infections and testing operations of every New York school and school district (https://schoolcovidreportcard.health.ny.gov/#/home).   The Executive Order directs schools, local health departments, labs and all testing sites  […]

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Is there any information that can be shared explaining the basics of contact tracing? What criteria determines exposure?

Written by on September 25, 2020

A. When the Saratoga Public Health Department informs the district that there is positive case, the district’s COVID Response Team meets to begin gathering all of the information for the health department to begin contact tracing protocols. This includes information like class lists, phone numbers, last date in school, seating charts, lunch information, recess information, […]

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If school gets closed down again, will there still be regents and/or SATS this year? I don’t think it would be quite fair since many students will not be getting the education or help that they should be getting to be able to take those tests.

Written by on September 25, 2020

A. Those decisions would be made by the NYS Department of Education and the College Board, not Shenendehowa.

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What the procedure when a teacher or student tests positive, like the case at Chango? Is the whole class required to get tested, are they directed to stay home, is the classroom immediately sanitized?

Written by on September 25, 2020

A. When the Saratoga Public Health Department informs the district that there is positive case, the district’s COVID Response Team meets to begin gathering all of the information for the health department to begin contact tracing protocols. This includes information like class lists, phone numbers, last date in school, seating charts, lunch information, recess information, […]

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Do parents of high school students reserve the right to unenroll their child in on-site learning to transition to CVL at any time? It would be a shame if there was no flexibility and all deadlines were final considering the recent confirmed case at High School East.

Written by on September 22, 2020

A. Parents of grade 6-12 students may contact the school’s counseling office to request a change to completely virtual learning (CVL).  The school will notify parents when the change can begin.  In many cases, the shift can happen within a few days as most student schedules will not change.  There are some unique courses (e.g., […]

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Congratulations to Shenendehowa National Merit Semi Finalists!

Congratulations to Shenendehowa National Merit Semi Finalists!

Written by on September 22, 2020

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Working through a mask break at Koda Middle School.

Working through a mask break at Koda Middle School.

Written by on September 22, 2020

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Creative solutions for High School physical education…social distance golf by Coach Ackerly and Coach Ward.

Creative solutions for High School physical education…social distance golf by Coach Ackerly and Coach Ward.

Written by on September 22, 2020

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Chango Food Service staff getting ready to deliver meals to the students classrooms!

Chango Food Service staff getting ready to deliver meals to the students classrooms!

Written by on September 22, 2020

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