December 31, 2020
Dear Roslyn Families,
I hope everyone has been enjoying the holiday break and is staying healthy and safe. We look forward to seeing everyone back in our school buildings next week.
As we usher in a new year, along with the expected surge of positivity rates in our county, I want to remind everyone that it is within our power to keep the number of cases in our own community low and to keep our schools open. Please continue to do your part by wearing masks, avoiding indoor gatherings, practicing social distance, and employing good hand hygiene. To date, the Roslyn School District has been very successful at mitigating exposure to the virus within our buildings and I encourage you to continue to cooperate with all the guidelines put in place by New York State.
The latest guidance requires all New Yorkers exposed to COVID-19, who have not tested positive and are symptom free, to quarantine for 10 days (formerly 14 days). Therefore, any students or staff who have been identified as a close contact to a COVID-19 case within 10 days of our return to school on Monday, January 4, 2021 must stay home and consult with their medical provider. Please email your school nurse and child's assistant principal/principal if you are subject to quarantine. Click the following link to review the latest quarantine guidance from the CDC.
Travelers must obtain a test within three days of departure from the state or country they have traveled to, prior to their arrival in New York;
AND the traveler must, upon arrival in New York, quarantine for three days;
AND on day 4 of their quarantine, the traveler must obtain another COVID test. If both tests come back negative, the traveler may exit quarantine early upon receipt of the second negative diagnostic test. In order to exit quarantine and return to school you must have TWO NEGATIVE tests.
Any student who attends school without adhering to these guidelines will be sent home immediately and be switched to remote learning. These guidelines also apply to all faculty and staff. Be advised, New York State is enacting penalties for failure to adhere to quarantine requirements.
It's been a difficult year but we made it. As 2020 draws to a close, I want to remind everyone how much we have to be hopeful for in 2021. It's been an honor leading the district through such challenging times and I know we will make it through this together. Better days are coming!
On behalf of myself and the Roslyn Board of Education, I wish you all a very Happy and Healthy New Year.
Superintendent of Schools