Green Meadow Named 2021 National Blue Ribbon School

Green Meadow Elementary School was named a 2021 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education on Tuesday morning. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance. Green Meadow is one of only 325 schools in the country, including one of 19 schools in New York to receive the 2021 National Blue Ribbon School award. Congratulations to Green Meadow students, teachers, staff and families!

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The East Greenbush Central School District has been notified that five students, two district employees and one Questar employee have tested positive for COVID-19.

Columbia High School

  • A full remote student from Columbia High School has tested positive for COVID-19. There was no exposure at school related to this case. The student is enrolled in the Full Remote program and does not attend school in person.
  • A student from Columbia High School has tested positive for COVID-19. There was no exposure at school related to this case. The student was last in school on January 14.
  • A student from Columbia High School has tested positive for COVID-19. There was no exposure at school related to this case. The student was last in school on January 15.
  • A Questar employee who works at Columbia High School has tested positive for COVID-19. There was no exposure at school related to this case. The employee was last in school on January 14. This class has switched to remote instruction.

Howard L. Goff Middle School

  • An employee from Howard L. Goff Middle School has tested positive for COVID-19. There was no exposure at school related to this case. The employee was last in school on January 15. 
  • A student from Howard L. Goff Middle School has tested positive for COVID-19. There was no exposure at school related to this case. The student was last in school on January 5.
  • A student from Howard L. Goff Middle School has tested positive for COVID-19. There was no exposure at school related to this case. The student was last in school on January 15.

Bell Top Elementary School

  • An employee from Bell Top Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. The district has completed its contact tracing and identified 12 students who must enter mandatory quarantine at home through January 24 as a precaution. All families impacted have been contacted and given instructions related to mandatory quarantine. The quarantined individuals do not need to be tested for COVID-19 unless exhibiting symptoms or advised by a healthcare provider.

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

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.

For COVID-19 updates and information, visit egcsd.org/coronavirus.