Kindergarten Returns Full Time Starting March 1

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 has been notified that three students have tested positive for COVID-19.

Columbia High School

  • 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 February 8 and the onset of symptoms began more than 48 hours after they were in school.

Howard L. Goff Middle School

  • A student from Howard L. Goff Middle School has tested positive for COVID-19. The student’s last day in school was February 8. The district has completed its contact tracing and identified seven students who must enter mandatory quarantine at home through February 18 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.

Green Meadow Elementary School

  • A student from Green Meadow Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. The student’s last day in school was February 8. The district has completed its contact tracing and identified 13 students and two employees who must enter mandatory quarantine at home through February 18 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.