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Individuals at Highlands Middle School tests positive for COVID-19

Update Mar. 1

We learned yesterday, February 23, that a member of the Highlands community has tested positive for COVID-19.

All students or staff members who have been in close contact with this person have been notified and contacted by the District's Nursing Coordinator to discuss how long they should self-quarantine and other health-related instructions. A small number of community members were affected mostly from Team 8E.

The Westchester Department of Health will contact all contacts and advise on the need to quarantine and organize evidence of the exhibits. Please note that the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other privacy laws prevent us from disclosing or confirming any personally identifiable information. We can't identify anyone who's tested positive.

We know that it is important to keep you informed while respecting federal and state laws prohibiting the disclosure of confidential medical information.

We continue to work closely with the Westchester Department of Health and follow your instructions on how to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment. Please contact me directly if you would like more information about our health and safety procedures.

Hybrid learning will continue at Highlands for those students and staff who are not affected.

Nos enteramos ayer, 23 de febrero, de que un miembro de la comunidad Highlands ha dado positivo para COVID-19.

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Todos los estudiantes o miembros del personal que han estado en estrecho contacto con esta persona han sido notificados y contactados por el Coordinador de Enfermería del Distrito para discutir cuánto tiempo deben auto-cuarentena y otras instrucciones relacionadas con la salud. Un pequeño número de miembros de la comunidad se vieron afectados en su mayoría por el Equipo 8E.

El Departamento de Salud de Westchester se pondrá en contacto con todos los contactos y asesorará sobre la necesidad de poner en cuarentena y organizar pruebas de las exposiciones. Tenga en cuenta que la Ley de Portabilidad y Responsabilidad del Seguro Médico (HIPAA, por sus partidos) y otras leyes de privacidad nos impiden divulgar o confirmar cualquier información de identificación personal. No podemos identificar a nadie que haya dado positivo.

Sabemos que es importante mantenerlo informado respetando las leyes federales y estatales que prohíben la divulgación de información médica confidencial.

Continuamos trabajando estrechamente con el Departamento de Salud de Westchester y seguimos sus instrucciones sobre cómo mantener un ambiente de aprendizaje seguro y saludable. Póngase en contacto conmigo directamente si desea obtener más información sobre nuestros procedimientos de salud y seguridad.

El aprendizaje híbrido continuará en Highlands para aquellos estudiantes y personal que no se vean afectados.


Update Jan. 27

The district learned today, January 27, that a member of the Highlands community has tested positive for COVID-19.

All students or staff members who have been in close contact with this person have been notified and will be contacted by the District's Nursing Coordinator to discuss how long they should self-quarantine and other health-related instructions. A small number of community members were affected.

The Westchester Department of Health will contact all contacts and advise on the need to quarantine and organize evidence of the exhibits. Please note that the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other privacy laws prevent us from disclosing or confirming any personally identifiable information. We can't identify anyone who's tested positive.

We know that it is important to keep you informed while respecting federal and state laws prohibiting the disclosure of confidential medical information.

We continue to work closely with the Westchester Department of Health and follow your instructions on how to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment

Hybrid learning will continue at Highlands tomorrow for those students and staff who are not affected.

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Hoy, el 27 de enero, 2021, el distrito fue informado que un miembro de la comunidad de Highlands ha dado positivo por COVID-19.

Todos los estudiantes o miembros del personal que han estado en estrecho contacto con esta persona han sido notificados y serán contactados por el Coordinador de Enfermería del Distrito para discutir cuánto tiempo deben auto-cuarentena y otras instrucciones relacionadas con la salud. Un pequeño número de miembros de la comunidad se vieron afectados.

El Departamento de Salud de Westchester se pondrá en contacto con todos los contactos y asesorará sobre la necesidad de poner en cuarentena y organizar la evidencia de las exposiciones. Tenga en cuenta que la Ley de Portabilidad y Responsabilidad del Seguro Médico (HIPAA, por susten y otras leyes de privacidad) nos impiden divulgar o confirmar cualquier información de identificación personal. No podemos identificar a nadie que haya dado positivo.

Sabemos que es importante mantenerlo informado respetando las leyes federales y estatales que prohíben la divulgación de información médica confidencial.

Seguimos trabajando en estrecha colaboración con el Departamento de Salud de Westchester y seguimos sus instrucciones sobre cómo mantener un ambiente de aprendizaje seguro y saludable. Por favor, póngase en contacto conmigo directamente si desea obtener más información sobre nuestros procedimientos de salud y seguridad.

El aprendizaje híbrido continuará mañana en Highlands para aquellos estudiantes y personal que no se vean afectados.


Update Jan. 26

Hybrid learning will resume tomorrow, Wednesday, January 27 at Highlands Middle School. Students in attendance groups IS5, IS2MW, IS2TW, IS2WTh and IS2WF should report to school. Please contact Highlands’ main office with any questions or concerns.  

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El  aprendizaje   híbrido  se reanudará   mañana , miércoles , 27 de  enero  en Highlands Middle School. Los estudiantes  en los  grupos  de  asistencia  IS5, IS2MW, IS2TW, IS2WTh e IS2WF  deben  presentarse  a la  escuela . Por favor,  póngase  en  contacto   con la oficina de Highlands con  cualquier  pregunta  o  inquietud .  


Updated Jan. 25 - 6:00 p.m.

In order to accurately contact trace positive COVID-19 cases, ALL Highlands Middle School students will be fully remote on Tuesday, January 26th.

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Para poder contactar con precisión los casos positivos de COVID-19, TODOS los estudiantes de Highlands Middle School estarán completamente remotos el martes 26 de enero.


Today, January 25, 2021, the district was informed that 3 members of the Highlands community tested positive for Covid-19.  Students and staff who are affected by these exposures are being contacted this evening and tomorrow morning. In order to ensure that the district can adequately contact trace, Highlands will be fully remote tomorrow for all students.  

Please note that the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other privacy laws prevent us from disclosing or confirming any personally identifiable information. We can't identify anyone who's tested positive.  

We know that it is important to keep you informed during these uncertain times, while respecting federal and state laws prohibiting the disclosure of confidential medical information.

We continue to work closely with the Westchester Department of Health and follow their  instructions on how to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment.

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Hoy, el 25 de enero, 2021, el distrito fue informado de que 3 miembros de la comunidad highlands dieron positivo para Covid-19. Los estudiantes y el personal que se ven afectados por estas exposiciones están siendo contactados esta noche y mañana por la mañana. Con el fin de garantizar que el distrito pueda comunicarse adecuadamente con el rastreo, Highlands será completamente remoto mañana para todos los estudiantes. 

Tenga en cuenta que la Ley de Portabilidad y Responsabilidad del Seguro Médico (HIPAA, por susten y otras leyes de privacidad) nos impiden divulgar o confirmar cualquier información de identificación personal. No podemos identificar a nadie que haya dado positivo.

Sabemos que es importante mantenerlo informado durante estos tiempos inciertos, respetando las leyes federales y estatales que prohíben la divulgación de información médica confidencial

Seguimos trabajando en estrecha colaboración con el Departamento de Salud de Westchester y seguimos sus instrucciones sobre cómo mantener un ambiente de aprendizaje seguro y saludable.

Update Jan. 25

Over the weekend, the district was informed that a member of the Highlands community on bus route MS #08 tested positive for Covid-19. The community members who are affected have been contacted.

Please note that the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other privacy laws prevent us from disclosing or confirming any personally identifiable information. We can't identify anyone who's tested positive.

We know that it is important to keep you informed during these uncertain times, while respecting federal and state laws prohibiting the disclosure of confidential medical information

We continue to work closely with the Westchester Department of Health and follow their instructions on how to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment. Please contact me directly if you would like more information about our health and safety procedures.

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Durante el fin de semana, el distrito fue informado de que un miembro de la comunidad de Highlands en la ruta de autobús MS #08 dio positivo para Covid-19. Se ha contactado a los miembros de la comunidad afectados.

Tenga en cuenta que la Ley de Portabilidad y Responsabilidad del Seguro Médico (HIPAA, por susten y otras leyes de privacidad) nos impiden divulgar o confirmar cualquier información de identificación personal. No podemos identificar a nadie que haya dado positivo. 

Sabemos que es importante mantenerlo informado durante estos tiempos inciertos, respetando las leyes federales y estatales que prohíben la divulgación de información médica confidencial.

Seguimos trabajando en estrecha colaboración con el Departamento de Salud de Westchester y seguimos sus instrucciones sobre cómo mantener un ambiente de aprendizaje seguro y saludable. Por favor, póngase en contacto conmigo directamente si desea obtener más información sobre nuestros procedimientos de salud y seguridad.

 


Update: Jan. 15

The learned today, January 15, that a member of the Highlands community has tested positive for COVID-19.

All students or staff members who have been in close contact with this person have been notified and will be contacted by the District's Nursing Coordinator to discuss how long they should self-quarantine and other health-related instructions. Students and staff who have been quarantined this week include community members from Team 8E. 

The Westchester Department of Health will contact all contacts and advise on the need to quarantine and organize evidence of the exhibits. Please note that the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other privacy laws prevent us from disclosing or confirming any personally identifiable information. We can't identify anyone who's tested positive.

We know that it is important to keep you informed while respecting federal and state laws prohibiting the disclosure of confidential medical information.

We continue to work closely with the Westchester Department of Health and follow your instructions on how to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment.

Hybrid learning will continue at Highlands tomorrow for those students and staff who are not affected.

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El distrito fue informado hoy, 15 de enero, que un miembro de la comunidad de Highlands ha dado positivo por COVID-19.

Todos los estudiantes o miembros del personal que han estado en estrecho contacto con esta persona han sido notificados y serán contactados por el Coordinador de Enfermería del Distrito para discutir cuánto tiempo deben auto-cuarentena y otras instrucciones relacionadas con la salud. Los estudiantes y el personal que han sido puestos en cuarentena esta semana incluyen miembros de la comunidad del Equipo 8E.

El Departamento de Salud de Westchester se pondrá en contacto con todos los contactos y asesorará sobre la necesidad de poner en cuarentena y organizar la evidencia de las exposiciones. Tenga en cuenta que la Ley de Portabilidad y Responsabilidad del Seguro Médico (HIPAA, por susten y otras leyes de privacidad) nos impiden divulgar o confirmar cualquier información de identificación personal. No podemos identificar a nadie que haya dado positivo.

Sabemos que es importante mantenerlo informado respetando las leyes federales y estatales que prohíben la divulgación de información médica confidencial.

Seguimos trabajando en estrecha colaboración con el Departamento de Salud de Westchester y seguimos sus instrucciones sobre cómo mantener un ambiente de aprendizaje seguro y saludable.

El aprendizaje híbrido continuará en Highlands para aquellos estudiantes y personal que no se vean afectados.


Update: Jan. 12

The district learned on January 12, that a member of the Highlands community has tested positive for COVID-19.

All students or staff members who have been in close contact with this person have been notified and will be contacted  by the District's Nursing Coordinator  to discuss how long they should self-quarantine and other health-related instructions.

The Westchester Department of Health will contact all contacts and advise on the need to quarantine and organize evidence of the exhibits. Please note that the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other privacy laws prevent us from disclosing or confirming any personally identifiable information. We can't identify anyone who's tested positive.

We know that it is important to keep you informed while respecting federal and state laws prohibiting the disclosure of confidential medical information.

We continue to work closely with the Westchester Department of Health and follow your instructions on how to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment. Please contact me directly if you would like more information about our health and safety procedures.

Hybrid learning will continue at Highlands tomorrow for those students and staff who are not affected.

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El Distrito fue informado el 12 de enero, que un miembro de la comunidad de Highlands ha dado positivo por COVID-19.

Todos los estudiantes o miembros del personal que han estado en estrecho contacto con esta persona han sido notificados y serán contactados por el Coordinador de Enfermería del Distrito para discutir cuánto tiempo deben auto-cuarentena y otras instrucciones relacionadas con la salud.

El Departamento de Salud de Westchester se pondrá en contacto con todos los contactos y asesorará sobre la necesidad de poner en cuarentena y organizar la evidencia de las exposiciones. Tenga en cuenta que la Ley de Portabilidad y Responsabilidad del Seguro Médico (HIPAA, por susten y otras leyes de privacidad) nos impiden divulgar o confirmar cualquier información de identificación personal. No podemos identificar a nadie que haya dado positivo.

Sabemos que es importante mantenerlo informado respetando las leyes federales y estatales que prohíben la divulgación de información médica confidencial.

Seguimos trabajando en estrecha colaboración con el Departamento de Salud de Westchester y seguimos sus instrucciones sobre cómo mantener un ambiente de aprendizaje seguro y saludable. Por favor, póngase en contacto conmigo directamente si desea obtener más información sobre nuestros procedimientos de salud y seguridad.

 


Update: Dec. 16

The district learned on December 16, 2020 that a member of the Highlands community tested positive for Covid-19.  The staff members who are affected have been contacted. No students are affected.

Please note that the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other privacy laws prevent us from disclosing or confirming any personally identifiable information. We can't identify anyone who's tested positive.

This message is not intended to alarm you. We know that it is important to keep you informed during these uncertain times, while respecting federal and state laws prohibiting the disclosure of confidential medical information.

In-person learning will resume at Highlands on Friday, December 18   for attendance groups 4, IS 2WF, IS4 and IS5.   We continue to work closely with the Westchester Department of Health and follow their instructions on how to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment. Please contact me directly if you would like more information about our health and safety procedures.  

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El distrito fue informado el 16 de diciembre que un miembro de la comunidad de Highlands dio positivo para Covid-19. Se ha contactado a los miembros del personal afectados. Ningún estudiante se ve afectado.

Tenga en cuenta que la Ley de Portabilidad y Responsabilidad del Seguro Médico (HIPAA, por susten y otras leyes de privacidad) nos impiden divulgar o confirmar cualquier información de identificación personal. No podemos identificar a nadie que haya dado positivo.   

Este mensaje no pretende alarmarle. Sabemos que es importante mantenerlo informado durante estos tiempos inciertos, respetando las leyes federales y estatales que prohíben la divulgación de información médica confidencial.

El aprendizaje en persona se reanudará en Highlands el viernes 18 de diciembre para los grupos de asistencia 4, IS2WF, IS4 e IS5. Seguimos trabajando en estrecha colaboración con el Departamento de Salud de Westchester y seguimos sus instrucciones sobre cómo mantener un ambiente de aprendizaje seguro y saludable. Por favor, póngase en contacto conmigo directamente si desea obtener más información sobre nuestros procedimientos de salud y seguridad.  


Update Dec. 4

Our school was notified today, December 4 that a member of the Highlands community has tested positive for COVID-19.    Students are being dismissed at 11:00 in order for the required contact tracing to occur.  Students and staff who have been in contact with the student will be directed to quarantine.  

Please note that The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other privacy laws restrict us from disclosing or confirming any personally identifiable information. We cannot identify anyone who has tested positive.     

The Westchester Department of Health will reach out to all contacts and advise on the need to quarantine and arrange testing of those who may have potentially been exposed. Questions about the district's COVID-19 procedures can be directed to the district's COVID-19 and Nurse Coordinator, Maggie Racioppo at (914) 422-2011.  

We continue to work closely with the Westchester Department of Health and follow their guidance on how to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment. 

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Nuestra escuela fue notificada hoy, 4 de diciembre que un miembro de la comunidad de Highlands ha dado positivo por COVID-19. Los estudiantes están siendo despedidos a las 11:00 para que se produzca el seguimiento de contacto requerido. Los estudiantes y el personal que han estado en contacto con el estudiante serán dirigidos a cuarentena.

Tenga en cuenta que la Ley de Portabilidad y Responsabilidad del Seguro Médico (HIPAA, por sus que se trata) y otras leyes de privacidad nos impiden divulgar o confirmar cualquier información de identificación personal. No podemos identificar a nadie que haya dado positivo.

El Departamento de Salud de Westchester se comunicará con todos los contactos y asesorará sobre la necesidad de poner en cuarentena y organizar las pruebas de aquellos que puedan haber sido expuestos. Las preguntas sobre los procedimientos COVID-19 del distrito se pueden dirigir al COVID-19 y a la Coordinadora de Enfermería del distrito, Maggie Racioppo al (914) 422-2011.

Seguimos trabajando en estrecha colaboración con el Departamento de Salud de Westchester y seguimos sus instrucciones sobre cómo mantener un ambiente de aprendizaje seguro y saludable.


Update Nov. 29

Our school was notified on November 28, 2020, that a member of the Highlands community has tested positive for COVID-19. The district has performed the necessary contact tracing protocol and fortunately, no one has  had contact with this individual.

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Nuestra escuela fue notificada el 28 de noviembre de 2020, que un miembro de la comunidad de Highlands  ha dado positivo para COVID-19.  El distrito ha realizado el protocolo de rastreo de contactos necesario y, afortunadamente, nadie ha tenido contacto con este individuo. 

Update Nov. 17

Yesterday, the district was informed that 2 members of the Highlands community tested positive for Covid-19.  Based on the district's contact tracing and the number of students and staff who have been quarantined, all students at Highlands will participate in remote learning through and including Wednesday, November 25.     

This message is not intended to alarm you. We know that it is important to keep you informed during these uncertain times, while respecting federal and state laws prohibiting the disclosure of confidential medical information  

In-person learning will resume at Highlands on Monday, November 30th for attendance groups 1, IS2MW, IS4 and IS5.  We continue to work closely with the Westchester Department of Health and follow their instructions on how to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment. Please contact me directly if you would like more information about our health and safety procedures.  

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Ayer, el distrito   fue informado que 2 miembros de la comunidad de Highlands dieron positivo para Covid-19.  Según el rastreo de contactos del distrito y el número de estudiantes y personal que han sido puestos en cuarentena, Highlands participará en el aprendizaje remoto hasta el miércoles 25 de noviembre, incluyendo el miércoles.    

Este mensaje no pretende alarmarle. Sabemos que es importante mantenerlo informado durante estos tiempos inciertos, respetando las leyes federales y estatales que prohíben la divulgación de información médica confidencial.  

El aprendizaje en persona se reanudará en Highlands el lunes 30 de noviembre para los grupos de asistencia 1, IS2MW, IS4 e IS5.  Seguimos trabajando en estrecha colaboración con el Departamento de Salud de Westchester y seguimos sus instrucciones sobre cómo mantener un ambiente de aprendizaje seguro y saludable. Por favor, póngase en contacto conmigo directamente si desea obtener más información sobre nuestros procedimientos de salud y seguridad.

 

Update: Nov. 16

The district learned today, November 16th that 2 members of the Highlands community have tested positive for COVID-19.

We are currently working closely with the Westchester Department of Health to identify this individual's direct contacts at the school.  Today all students will be dismissed at 1:30 PM to allow for contact tracing and to allow time for students to be safely transported home.

The Westchester Department of Health will reach out to all contacts and advise on the need to quarantine and to arrange testing of those exposed. Please note that The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other privacy laws restrict us from disclosing or confirming any personally identifiable information. We cannot identify anyone who has tested positive.

This message is not meant to alarm you. We know it is important to keep you informed during these uncertain times while also respecting the federal and state laws that prohibit the release of confidential medical information.

Any students or staff members who have been in close contact with this individual will be directly contacted by the District Nursing Coordinator within 24 to 48 hours to discuss how long they should self-quarantine and other health-related instructions. 

Highlands will participate in remote learning tomorrow so that all safety procedures can be followed. Hence, all students will remain home learning virtually on Tuesday, November 17. Parents by the end of the day on Tuesday about the rest of the week. We continue to work closely with the Westchester Department of Health and follow their guidance on how to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment. Please contact me directly if you would like more information about our health and safety procedures.

The district learned on Nov. 16 that a member of the Highlands Middle School community has tested positive for COVID-19. Students and staff who were in contact with this individual are being notified and told to quarantine.

Please note that The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other privacy laws restrict us from disclosing or confirming any personally identifiable information. We cannot identify anyone who has tested positive.

Students who have been directed to self-quarantine should log in remotely to all of their classes for a full day of learning until their quarantine has ended and they are cleared to return to campus for in-person instruction.

The Westchester Department of Health will reach out to all contacts and advise on the need to quarantine and arrange testing of those who may have potentially been exposed. Questions about the district's COVID-19 procedures can be directed to the district's COVID-19 and Nurse Coordinator, Maggie Racioppo at (914) 422-2011.

Update: Nov. 9

The district learned on Nov. 9 that a member of the Highlands Middle School community has tested positive for COVID-19. Students and staff who were in contact with this individual are being notified and told to quarantine.

Please note that The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other privacy laws restrict us from disclosing or confirming any personally identifiable information. We cannot identify anyone who has tested positive.

Students who have been directed to self-quarantine should log in remotely to all of their classes for a full day of learning until their quarantine has ended and they are cleared to return to campus for in-person instruction.

The Westchester Department of Health will reach out to all contacts and advise on the need to quarantine and arrange testing of those who may have potentially been exposed. Questions about the district's COVID-19 procedures can be directed to the district's COVID-19 and Nurse Coordinator, Maggie Racioppo at (914) 422-2011.

Update: Nov. 2, 2020

The district learned on Monday, Nov. 2 that a member of the Highlands Middle School community has tested positive for COVID-19. 

Additionally, the district learned during on Sunday, Nov. 1 that a Highland Middle School bus driver has tested positive for COVID-19.

We are working closely with the Westchester Department of Health to identify these individual's contacts at the school. The Westchester Department of Health has reached out to all contacts and advise on the need to quarantine and to arrange testing of those exposed. Additionally, if you are not contacted by the Westchester Department of Health but would like to be tested, please contact 914-995-5800 to find a testing location near you or talk with your healthcare provider. 

Please note that The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other privacy laws restrict us from disclosing or confirming any personally identifiable information. We cannot identify anyone who has tested positive.  This message is not meant to alarm you. We know it is important to keep you informed during these uncertain times while also respecting the federal and state laws that prohibit the release of confidential medical information. 

Questions about the district’s COVID-19 procedures can be directed to the district’s COVID-19 and Nurse Coordinator, Maggie Racioppo at (914) 422-2011.

Update: Oct 30,2020

Quarantine Release 

Highlands students, who were notified that they should quarantine on October 23, will be returning to hybrid learning on Wednesday, November 4.

Los estudiantes de Highlands, a quienes se les notificó que debían ponerse en cuarentena el 23 de octubre, volverán al aprendizaje híbrido el miércoles 4 de noviembre.

UPDATE: October 23, 2020 

As we have communicated, our school was notified of a COVID-19 positive case yesterday, October 22, 2020. The district transitioned all students and staff to a remote learning model effective immediately, to allow for the required contact tracing to begin and for our custodial staff to sanitize the entire building.

Highlands Middle School will resume in-school instruction on Monday, October 26 for students scheduled for attendance groups: 1, IS4, IS5, IS2MW unless you have been notified that your child should quarantine.

Students who have been directed to self-quarantine should log in remotely to all of their classes for a full day of learning until their quarantine has ended and they are cleared to return to campus for in-person instruction.

We continue to work closely with the Westchester Department of Health and follow their guidance on how to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment.

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Como hemos comunicado, nuestra escuela fue notificada de un caso positivo de COVID-19 ayer, 22 de octubre de 2020. El distrito hizo la transición de todos los estudiantes y el personal a un modelo de aprendizaje remoto con efecto inmediato, para permitir que comience el rastreo de contactos requerido y para que nuestros conserjes puedan comenzar a desinfectar todo el edificio.

Reanudaremos la instrucción en la escuela el lunes 26 de octubre para los estudiantes programados para los grupos de asistencia: 1, IS4, IS5, IS2MW a menos que se le haya notificado que su hijo debe ponerse en cuarentena.

Los estudiantes que hayan sido dirigidos a la auto cuarentena deben iniciar sesión de forma remota en todas sus clases para un día completo de aprendizaje hasta que finalice la cuarentena y estén autorizados a regresar al campus para recibir instrucción en persona.

Continuamos trabajando en estrecha colaboración con el Departamento de Salud del Condado de Westchester y seguir su orientación sobre como mantener un ambiente de aprendizaje saludable.

 

Update: Oct. 22

The district learned on Oct. 22 that a member of the Highlands Middle School community has tested positive for COVID-19.

The district will transition all students and staff from Highlands Middle School to a remote learning model effective tomorrow, Friday, October 23rd, while contact tracing is conducted. Members of the Highlands Middle School community will receive more information from Highlands administration and if additional schedule changes are required you will be notified as soon as possible. 

Health privacy laws restrict us from disclosing or confirming any personally identifiable information. We cannot identify anyone who has tested positive.

The Westchester Department of Health will reach out to all contacts and advise on the need to quarantine and arrange testing of those who may have potentially been exposed. Questions about the district’s COVID-19 procedures can be directed to the district’s COVID-19 and Nurse Coordinator, Maggie Racioppo at (914) 422-2011.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. Stay safe and well.