The district learned Sunday that an individual in the Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School community has tested positive for COVID-19. Based on information provided by the local Department of Health, seventh-grade students are shifting to remote learning from Nov. 30-Dec. 8. Parents and guardians of seventh-graders were notified of this change on Sunday evening.
For all other students, regular schedules remain in effect and schools are open for in-person learning. Contact tracing is underway, meaning anyone who is believed to have been in close contact with this individual is being contacted and directed to quarantine or isolate as needed.
The district continues to work closely with the health officials and follow their guidance on how to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment. Students and their families are asked to continue conducting health checks each morning before school. Please follow the screening procedures detailed below to determine if a student can attend school, particularly if they have traveled over the holidays:prek-gr12_toolkit-flow-chart
Please contact your child’s principal directly if you would like more information about our health and safety procedures. Questions about COVID-19 isolation, quarantine or contagion can be directed to the local Department of Health.