School Reopening & COVID-19 Updates

Please Contact Us With Any Questions

If you ever have a question, please contact your child’s principal or school nurse. We want to hear from you if you have concerns.

COVID-19 Health Checks for Students

Every two weeks, the district emails families an online attestation form, which contains COVID-related questions. Please make sure to fill this form out each time it is sent. If you have not received this form, please email

Confirmed Cases of COVID-19

Information about confirmed cases of COVID-19 that the Health Department has informed the district of is available here. Please note, we will alert families whenever we have a confirmed case that requires quarantining and contact tracing.

New York State’s Micro-Cluster Strategy

To help reduce a surge of COVID-19 cases statewide, New York is focusing on clusters, a concentration of infections in the same area at the same time. Read more about what this means for schools.

Parent Letter If Child Has COVID-19 Symptoms

Our school nurses have put together a letter explaining what to do if your child has COVID-19 symptoms. Read the letter here.

Reopening Plan

Schalmont CSD’s Reopening Plan, which provides details about health and safety procedures, instruction, transportation and more, is available here.

Contact Tracing

Information about COVID-19 contact tracing  is available here.

Remote Learning Plan

The district’s Remote Learning Plan  is available here.

NYS COVID-19 Report Card

The public can check any reported positive cases of COVID-19 with the NYS Health Department’s COVID-19 Report Card Dashboard, available here.

Best Practices to Stay Healthy

To help us keep our schools as healthy and safe as possible, please remind your children to follow these guidelines

  • Wear a mask.
  • Practice social distancing by keeping six feet from others.
  • Stay home when you are ill.
  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly, using soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Cough or sneeze into a tissue or flexed elbow, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.

Free Schools Meals Program Extended by USDA

The USDA is providing grant funding to all public school districts, including Schalmont, to cover the cost of meals for students through June 30, 2021, or until the funding runs out. This includes breakfast and lunch, either at school or remote students. Read more here.