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

Dear PCSD Families and Staff,

Monroe County remains in the Red Zone. As I communicated last week, today's date serves as our cut-off point to determine if we are permitted to fully re-open secondary schools. Despite the good news of cases being on the downward trend, we remain in the Red Zone that demands cohorting students. Given this, we will remain in our current model throughout the remainder of this school year.

We continue our planning for fully re-opening, five days a week in September. Please plan on a full return in the fall. 

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 12, 2021 – May 19, 2021:

 

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

Contact Tracing

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.

Remote Learning for 2021-2022

The Governor has not released any requirements or Guidance for remote learning for next year, however we are anticipating that this is forthcoming and may involve provisions to allow for some students, based on a specific set of criteria, to select this learning model next school year. As clarity is provided, I will share.     

Masking and Social Distancing

On Monday, the Governor made several announcements related to masking and social distancing. As a point of clarification, his announcements did not pertain to public transit, nursing homes, homeless shelters, correctional facilities, schools or healthcare facilities across the state in accordance with the new federal guidelines. In other words, nothing has changed for schools, and masking is still required. 

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 this student a speedy recovery and good health to all.

Sincerely,

Michael Pero
Superintendent of Schools