2020-21 School Year News and Information
Many district procedures and practices have been modified for the 2020-21 school year due to COVID-19. This page on the district's website provides a guide to those changes. The following information pertains to health services only.
Daily Health Screenings
The safety of the staff, students and their families remain the White Plains City School District’s top priority. To prevent the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the potential risk of exposure, we require your participation in a daily health screening. Your participation is important and will help us take precautionary measures to protect our school community. We ask that you complete this screening every day on behalf of yourself or your child(ren). Learn more about the district's Daily Health Screenings.
Statement of Assurance
At the start of the school year, we asked parents and guardians to fill out a Statement of Assurance. This statement acknowledges that you will conduct a daily health screening with your child(ren) everyday they come to school. If you have any questions about this form, please contact the nurse in your child's school.
The district will report positive cases daily to the state Department of Health’s COVID Report Card dashboard. Anyone who is suspected of COVID-19 will be directed to contact their health care provider for evaluation and possible testing. State local health departments will be notified immediately of any positive COVID-19 diagnostic test result by an individual in school facilities or on school grounds.
Contact tracing and quarantine orders will be directed by the local health department. The district will participate fully in all contact tracing efforts so that local health officials can contact and notify families of any possible exposure to COVID-19, and direct families of the necessary steps (testing, quarantine, etc.)
COVID-19 Exposure Guidance
As more cases of COVID-19 are identified or suspected, and families are encouraged to quarantine, it is important that there is a common understanding of the risk to contacts of contacts of a suspected or confirmed case. Read more about identifying who is at risk for exposure.
Screening Flow Chart for Symptomatic Students and Staff at School
Return to School Documentation
If a student fails their health screening at school, they will be isolated, sent home and referred to their family health care provider for a doctor’s note. The student needs to be symptom and fever free without medication for 72 hours in order to return.
School Nurse Directory
Maggie Racioppo, R.N.
Church Street School
Colleen Panetta, R.N.
George Washington School
Marilyn Batista, R.N.
Mamaroneck Avenue School
William Sappos, R.N.
Post Road School
Danielle Nash, R.N.
Desiree Sanabria, R.N.
Middle School - Eastview Campus
Lillian O'Grady, R.N.
Middle School - Highlands Campus
Rosemarie, Corradina, R.N.
Natalie Gjokaj, R.N.
Eileen Perri R.N.
Sue Repetti, R.N.
Ellen Clark R.N.