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January 2022

Message from Dr. Stratton

Dear Corinth Families,

 

Good news! New York State has provided the district with a supply of antigen rapid test kits based on our student enrollment. We wanted to be thoughtful about how we would utilize these tests because they are currently difficult to obtain. Our intent is to maximize student and staff health thereby allowing us to maintain our goal of in-person learning for all students. One of the best ways to accomplish this is through the Test to Stay program. A detailed description of this program is attached. I encourage you to carefully review it.

I also wanted to take this opportunity to inform you of the following recent COVID-19 changes in management and procedures:

  • Any positive results from a home test must be reported to the Saratoga County Portal here.

  • If your child is exhibiting COVID related symptoms, please test before sending to school. If you need a test kit, you may obtain one in the main office at your child’s school.

  • If your child has been a close contact and placed on quarantine per Saratoga DOH guidelines, it is now a 5-day quarantine. Students must be symptom-free before they return to school.

  • If your child is returning after testing positive and completing the required isolation period, on days 6-10 they will be provided an alternative location to eat their lunch in order to adhere to the NYS/Saratoga County guidance. Once their lunch is completed, they can return to the lunch room with their mask on at all times. Remember, there is always an option to quarantine for the full 10 days.

  • Please remember that we are still under the NYS mandate for mask wearing in schools and on school buses. Resources related to proper mask wearing

I can’t thank you all enough for the support over the past two years while dealing with this tenacious pandemic. While it hasn’t been easy for any of us, it helps knowing we are overcoming this together. As always, if you have any questions, please call the school nurses, the principals, or myself anytime.

Respectfully,

 

Dr. Mark R. Stratton

No School

Monday, January 17th - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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*Important Reminder*

COVID still represents a serious public health issue in our schools. You are required to keep your child home from school if he/she is showing any signs or symptoms associated with COVID, including but not limited to:

 

Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea

 

 

Please contact your child's building health office to report that you are keeping him/her home and we will instruct you on the next steps. Your assistance in helping us maintain a safe and open school is appreciated as always.

 

 

Elementary Health Office (518) 654-2960 ext. 1115

Snow Day Instruction

For the second consecutive year, our school district will participate in a NYSED pilot program on days of inclement weather, transitioning to teacher led and independent virtual learning when its deemed unsafe to attend in person classes.

 

Chromebooks are going home nightly with our students. They should remain in the students' backpacks unless we have a virtual school day.

The Positivity Project Character Strengths

January 2-8: Optimism

January 9-15: Prudence

January 16-22: Perseverance

January 23-29: Other People Matter - Supporting others when they struggle

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Please Let Us Know

If you have had your child vaccinated or have an appointment scheduled to do so, please inform our school nurse, Donna Briner, by email or phone.

 

brinerdj@corinthcsd.org

518-654-2960 X 1115

 

In the event of a positive classroom case, the COVID vaccine reduces the likelihood your child will have to quarantine and miss school. Thank you for your continued support in keeping our students safe!

What's for breakfast & lunch?

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Valentine's Day

Students will be allowed to pass out Valentines this year. We ask that all valentines be brought into school by Friday, February 11th. The valentines will be passed out in the classrooms on Monday, February 14th. Please bring in a valentine for each student in your child's class if you choose to send in valentines.

 

Coming Soon - Information from our PTSA about Valentine's Day pencil grams.

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Jan 12, 2022