We were informed this afternoon that a Montgomery Elementary School teacher tested positive for COVID-19. We will contact the Orange County Department of Health (OCDOH) first thing in the morning. They will then identify and contact the parents/guardians of all students, and staff that they determine are probable “close contacts” in the classroom/school building. However, as per DOH guidelines, the District has already started making phone calls to those who we believe must quarantine. The Orange County Department of Health will make the final determination as to who is a close contact and will confirm and contact those that need to quarantine. As always, we will work cooperatively with the OCDOH to provide them with contact information for those who may have been exposed.
All Montgomery Elementary School students will engage in remote learning on Monday, November 2, 2020 to ensure that the building has been properly cleaned and disinfected in accordance with the guidance of the New York State Department of Health. Please be sure to check your child’s Google classrooms.
Montgomery Elementary School will reopen on Tuesday, November 3rd for all students that have not been directed to quarantine.
Parents/guardians must also do their part by checking their child’s temperature each morning and checking for any symptoms of COVID-19. Anyone with a fever of 100 degrees or more, or any symptom of COVID-19 must remain home, and parents/guardians should contact their health care provider and school nurse for further procedures/protocols.
I thank you for your patience and continued support as we navigate these difficult times. We will continue to keep our school community informed regarding how this virus is affecting our schools. Our priority is to inform the Orange County Department of Health and those families and staff that may have been exposed first. Please do not rely on social media commentary for information and contact the district or your school if you have questions.