Schalmont CSD is planning for the possibility of testing for COVID-19 following an announcement by New York State on Monday.
In order to continue providing in-person instruction, schools will have to test a portion of their students, faculty and staff if the seven-day COVID-19 positive rate for the counties they are in reaches a certain level.
If our testing results indicate a lower positivity rate in school than the surrounding community, we will be able to continue in-person instruction.
We ask all families to please fill out our online form asking for consent to test their children if you have not already done so. Testing would be conducted by our School Nurse Tara Bush and results would be completely confidential.
We will make sure to let families know if we are informed we need to start testing or any further developments.