Dec. 13th: Letter from the Superintendent Re: COVID-19

From: John P. Xanthis

This letter will serve as an update on recent positive COVID-19 Cases reported at Valley Central over the last ten days:

  • A High School staff member tested positive
  • A Valley Central district employee tested positive
  •  While students are not in the building we will not be reporting cases of positive students.

The buildings are always cleaned and disinfected in accordance with the guidance of the New York State Department of Health. We remain in constant contact with the Orange County Department of Health (OCDOH) to assist them with the identification and contact of the staff members that were probable direct, close or proximate contacts with the infected individual in the school building. The OCDOH makes the final determination as to who is considered a close or proximate contact.  

We will continue to keep our school community informed regarding how this virus is affecting our schools.  We will continue to communicate changes and updates with you.