December 2, 2020 - Letter from the Superintendent

December 2, 2020 - Letter from the Superintendent
Posted on 12/02/2020
letter from the superintendent

Dear Rondout Valley School District Community:


We have been notified that earlier this week two high school students tested positive for COVID-19. Both students have been engaged in the fully remote 100% off-site learning model. In addition, we learned today that a teacher in our High School tested positive this week and that one teacher at Marbletown Elementary School who had tested positive last week learned that it was a false positive test result. In accordance with the New York State Department of Health Toolkit and guidance from the Ulster County Department of Health, it has been determined that no additional school related individuals were required to quarantine.


We continue to be in contact with the Ulster County Department of Health and monitor the situation in our community. We all want our students to be back in the buildings as soon as possible, and we want to do this as safely as possible. One of the challenges we continually grapple with is having enough staff in the buildings to safely monitor and supervise students. When staff are required to quarantine it reduces our staffing resources. Finding substitutes continues to be a challenge and hampers our ability to staff our buildings safely and adequately.


Later this week we will decide on whether to continue with fully remote instruction or return to the hybrid model.



Sincerely,


Joseph Morgan, Superintendent