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Letter from Superintendent Ross regarding DOH rules and guidelines

May 25, 2021

Dear Heatly families,

As you have likely seen, many of the restrictions put in place across the state as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic are changing. That said, it is important to note that many of the health and safety precautions in place for schools have remained unchanged by the New York State Department of Health. This includes face coverings (i.e. masks), which still must be worn by everyone in the school. This applies to fully vaccinated individuals.

Please know that face coverings continue to be required outside as well. This includes at athletic events, at recess and at end-of-year activities and ceremonies. 

Other requirements that continue to be in place in school facilities, per the New York State Department of Health, include:

  • Social distancing of six feet
  • Daily health attestations

These protocols are in place for all students, staff and visitors, regardless of vaccination status. Additionally, please note individuals must stay home if they are exhibiting any symptoms, regardless of vaccination status.

Please know that we continue to work very closely with our local health department as we monitor any updated guidance from the New York State Department of Health. As guidance and protocols change, we will provide updates accordingly. 

Thank you for your continued support and cooperation.


Kimberly Ross
Superintendent of Schools