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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The East Greenbush Central School District was informed today that a Howard L. Goff Middle School employee has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee was last in school on Wednesday, December 2, which was a Live Virtual Wednesday with students learning from home. Due to the timeline of when the employee was last in contact with students and staff and when they became infectious, there was no exposure at the school that would require contact tracing. The district concluded this with the direction of Albany and Rensselaer County Health Departments.

There will be no impact on the school schedule related to this confirmed case of COVID-19.

While we understand that you may want additional details, privacy laws restrict us from disclosing or confirming any personally identifiable information.

As the number of cases of COVID-19 increases in our country and New York State, the district would like to remind everyone to maintain the strong habits we are developing as a school community:

  • Avoid large and small group gatherings such as parties or unstructured situations which bring people from different households into contact with each other.
  • Wear masks at all times when out in public, particularly when you cannot socially distance or when participating in such activities as club sports.
  • Wash hands with soap and water frequently and thoroughly. Use hand sanitizer when soap and water is not accessible.
  • Monitor for COVID-19 symptoms and in the event someone is sick, stay at home and contact your primary care provider.

Those with questions are advised to call the county health department directly at 518-270-2655 or contact the district’s COVID-19 Coordinator at Columbia High School at 518-207-2180.