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COVID-19 Positive Notifications Week of May 5, 2021 – May 12, 2021

Dear PCSD Families and Staff,

Our community continues to be in the Red Zone with a high COVID-19 infection rate. Therefore, the District will not start executing its reopening plan at this time, and will continue to monitor the community infection rate.

For the past month, I have shared this information about reopening our secondary schools for the following week. While our numbers are dropping, we are still close to double the number we need to meet in order to fully re-open our secondary schools which makes it less likely each day. I recognize that, for many, not having an end date to decide if we can fully re-open is causing some levels of anxiety. To that end, on Wednesday, May 19, the Scenario Planning Committee will review the numbers one last time and make a final announcement regarding fully re-opening this year at the secondary level. Our elementary schools will remain open full-time. Regardless of this determination, know that we are planning for a full return in September. 

The Monroe County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) has notified the District of the following new COVID-19 positive cases within our District during the week of May 5, 2021 – May 12, 2021:

COVID-19 Positive Notifications Week of May 5, 2021 – May 12, 2021

School districts report positive cases daily to NYS and that information can be found at this link: https://schoolcovidreportcard.health.ny.gov/#/home The District is unable to legally disclose any further details or personal identifiable information about these individuals per the Federal privacy laws.

We are working closely with the MCDPH to complete contact tracing. The MCDPH will notify any individuals who are at risk of exposure, and these individuals will be placed into mandatory quarantine. If the MCDPH recommends further action by the District, we will immediately notify you.

In addition to working closely with the MCDPH, we will continue to reinforce the best practices of mask wearing with your nose covered, staying physically distant from others and handwashing. I cannot emphasize enough the importance of following health protocols at home and limiting the size and number of gatherings among our high school students after school and on weekends.

Please send any school-related questions to your child’s school principal or for District questions, please contact Dr. Patricia Vaughan-Brogan, our COVID-19 District Liaison, at patricia_brogan@pittsford.monroe.edu.

We wish these students a speedy recovery and good health to all.

Sincerely,

Michael Pero
Superintendent of Schools