COVID-19 Updates and Information

The Board of Education has approved two changes to the instructional model: 1) Kindergarten students will resume five days a week of in-person learning starting on Monday, March 1. The Full Remote Program is still available to families. 2) Live Virtual Wednesdays will be eliminated for students in grades 1-5 starting March 10 to provide one additional in-person school day every other week. March 10 will be an in-person school day for B Day students and A Day students will have a remote day. The schedule will alternate going forward.

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Drinking fountainDrinking water at all district schools is currently being tested for lead contamination in accordance with legislation enacted by New York State earlier this month. All five elementary schools will be tested by the deadline of September 30 and Goff Middle School and Columbia High School will be tested by their deadline of October 31.

Because health and safety are the District’s highest priority, it began voluntarily testing water fountains and sinks in May after media reports of lead contamination in other school districts and municipalities.

Results will be shared with staff, parents, community members and the NYS Department of Health when that data is available. Due to the increase in water testing at schools around the state, lab results could take up to a month after testing is completed.