Cortland County declared a state of emergency at 4:00 PM on March 15, 2020. Health Department officials have advised that all schools in Cortland County close after the end of school on Tuesday, March 17th and remain closed through April 13th. The schools are being closed to reduce contact and slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
March 17th is a school day. That day, students will have the opportunity to collect personal and instructional materials, library books, musical instruments, and computers (if needed).
Parent pickup of their child’s medications should be arranged directly with the school nurse.
During this period email and the district website will be the main methods of communication. Contact the school with any email address corrections. To limit any potential transmission, we are restricting visitors, parents, vendors, and community members from school buildings. Please call the building with any requests and we will do our best to meet your needs.
By being careful and by working together, we will get through this situation. In the words of one school superintendent: “When this is over it will be impossible to know if we overreacted or did too much. It will, however, be clear if we did too little.”