An urgent message from the Superintendent 3/12/20

An urgent message from the Superintendent 3/12/20

Written on 03/12/2020
Greenburgh Schools


Dear Greenburgh Central School District Families,

This afternoon, the Greenburgh Central School District learned that a Woodlands Middle High School student has been exposed to a person, who does not live in the Greenburgh community, with a confirmed case of Coronavirus (COVID-19).  As per the New York State Department of Health and New York State Education Department Guidance Document, the District immediately contacted the New York State Department of Health and consulted with our district physician for further analysis of the situation.  Upon receiving this information, we immediately pulled the school bus that this student travels to and from school. 

Although the student is asymptomatic, the student and family agreed to self-quarantine for 14-days for precautionary reasons as prescribed by the New York State Department of Health. 

The New York State Department of Health advised that the District remain open.  However, in consultation with our district physician and out of an abundance of caution, the district will close tomorrow, March 13 to conduct a thorough cleaning of all school buildings. As you are aware, our secondary students share transportation vehicles with our elementary students.  That said, we will conduct a deep cleaning of all school buses as well.  We remain committed to ensuring the health and safety of all members of our school community and will continue to do all within our power to live up to this commitment.  

Please anticipate a follow up letter from me that will update you on our progress and the opening of school next week.  Again, I thank you for your continued support and look forward to welcoming our students back to school next week.  Let’s continue to work together and let’s remain vigilant.

 

Sincerely,

Dr. Tahira A. DuPree Chase

Superintendent of Schools
 

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