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NEW  A Message from the Superintendent of Schools NEW

Earlier today, we received interim guidance from the Suffolk County Department of Health Services that reduces the Covid positive Isolation and close contact quarantine periods to 5 days for asymptomatic individuals who are able to wear a well fitting mask and are not immunocompromised. 

This change provides the opportunity for anyone who’s Isolation or Quarantine period began on January 1st or prior to return to school tomorrow, January 7th, providing that they are asymptomatic and have not had a fever for at least 24 hours.

In addition, I wanted to provide some further information with regards to the Test-to-Stay opportunity in the District. The State and County are allowing students to continue to attend the regular school day if they test multiple times over the duration of their quarantine period and were identified as a close contact while at school. 

Also, as per the most up to date guidance, students who are sent home from the school nurse’s office with covid like symptoms are allowed to return to school with a negative covid test result. The at-home test kits received from the State are currently being offered to families with a student under these two circumstances. We are confident that this approach will help to sustainably keep our students in school and safe throughout the rest of the school year.  

Most importantly, as a community it is imperative that we continue to work together to keep our schools safe by staying home when sick, showing each other positive support, and remembering that we are all in this together.   

More information regarding Test-to-Stay will be posted on the district website within the next few days. The State and County have also indicated that further school specific guidance is expected from the CDC in the coming days and as always, we will continue to keep the community informed.

Be well,  

Dr. Lance Lohman Superintendent of Schools   

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The New York State Department of Health has issued a universal masking mandate for all school buildings across NYS (10 NYCRR 2.61). If any parents and/or visitors to the district are unable to medically tolerate a face-covering/mask and would like to request a reasonable accommodation based upon a well-documented disability or medical condition, please contact the Assistant Superintendent of Pupil Personnel and Community Services, Dr. Vaughn Denton, at 631.345.2793 for assistance in advance of your planned visit. 

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