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Two individuals test positive for COVID-19; grades 7-12 to go remote Feb. 11 and 12

Feb. 10, 2021

Dear Heatly families,

The Green Island Union Free School District has confirmed today, Feb. 10, that two members of our school community have tested positive for COVID-19. The individuals have been placed in isolation and will not return to a district building until they are cleared by the health department. The individuals were last in the building on Friday, Feb. 5.

We have been in contact with the Albany County Department of Health and identified the individual’s close contacts in the school community. Anyone who has been in close contact with this individual will be directly contacted by a school employee by the end of the day today to discuss quarantine procedures and other health-related instructions. A call from the New York State Department of Health contact tracers will follow.

A number of individuals have been placed under a mandatory quarantine. This has created a staffing issue at the 7-12 level. As a result, students in grades 7-12, including those Mrs. Pelletier’s class, will go fully remote Feb. 11 and 12. In-person classes will resume after the February recess on Monday, Feb. 22.

In the event you are in need of meals from the school, please fill out this form by 9 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday, Feb. 11) to be added to the delivery list. Deliveries will be distributed tomorrow (Thursday, Feb. 11).

All students and staff members should continue to complete the daily health attestation. Students are expected to log in and follow their daily schedule each day during the remote period.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Nurse Valentine or me.

Sincerely,

Kimberly Ross
Superintendent of Schools