Reopening Our Schools

The East Greenbush Central School District has developed Reopening Plans that include a hybrid model and a full remote option for families. These plans prioritize the health and safety of all students and staff and the academic and social emotional needs of our students while complying with NYS Education Department and Department of Health guidelines.

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Earlier this week, the East Greenbush Central School District shared the NYS Department of Health requirements for when students can return to school after showing COVID-19 symptoms. Yesterday, the state updated that guidance which changes those requirements.

Families will no longer need to submit a doctor’s note AND a negative COVID test result any time a student shows symptoms of COVID-19. The new process requires the student to be examined by their health care provider, who has the option of ordering a COVID test or giving a different diagnosis (e.g., a chronic condition unrelated to COVID-19).

If the health care provider orders a COVID test, the student can return to school only with a doctor’s note and the negative test results. If a COVID test is not ordered, the student can return to school with a doctor’s note stating the alternate diagnosis.

Please review the Updated Return to School After Illness Form, which includes a flow chart describing when students can return to school after showing symptoms of COVID-19.