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COVID-19 Update - October 22, 2020

Dear Union Springs CSD families:

Last evening we learned that two of our students at AJ Smith Elementary and one student at the middle school, are subject to a mandatory quarantine as a result of contact tracing, due to their interaction with an individual outside of school who has tested positive for COVID-19. The Cayuga County Department of Health will be supporting these students in the coming days, and unless those individuals tests positive themselves, the Cayuga County Health Department protocol states that additional contract tracing at school is not necessary at this time. 

The Cayuga County Health Department determines if contact tracing, and/or quarantining is warranted. Our district’s obligation to our school community is to support contact tracing by providing information if requested by the health department. 

I share this information in an effort to be transparent regarding COVID-19 and its impact on our schools. We will continue to clean and disinfect our buildings, and encourage all of our students to continue to wear face coverings when social distancing cannot be maintained.  

If you have any questions regarding our COVID-19 procedures, please check our website under the Reopening Plans and Updates & COVID Protocol Information header. Thank you for your continued support as we work to keep our school open and our students safe. 


Jarett Powers, Superintendent
Sheila LaDouce, Principal of Special Programs

Monday, 10/19: Pre-K (A Group), K-5 (All Students), 6-12 (A Group)

Tuesday, 10/20: Pre-K (A Group), K-5 (All Students), 6-12 (B Group)

Wednesday, 10/21: No Pre-K, K-5 (All Students), 6-12 (A Group)

Thursday, 10/22: Pre- K (B Group), K-5 (All Students), 6-12 (B Group) 

Friday, 10/23: Pre- K (B Group), K-5 (All Students), 6-12 (A Group) 


Meals for all Union Springs CSD students will be free throughout the 20-21 school year after the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that schools can continue their free summer meals program. That means children attending Union Springs CSD will continue to have access to nutritious food as the country recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. The move was made possible by Federal funds.

In addition to free breakfast and lunch for students in attendance at AJ Smith Elementary, Union Springs Middle School, and Union Springs High School, breakfast and lunch meals will be available to any remote learning student in the Union Springs Central School District who wants it.  This includes our students in grades 6-12 who attend school in person every other day.

To schedule meals, please contact Kathy Smith, the district Food Services Director at 315-889-4120



To view our full MS/HS A/B Day Monthly Calendar, please click here!

We need substitute teachers. If you are interested in becoming one to support students, please contact Valerie Castiglia at or 315-889-4100. Thank you!

At this time, any new elementary entrants to our district will be assigned to remote learning until space opens for additional in-person classroom instruction. The secondary grades have very few in-person spaces available, and new entrants may be assigned to remote learning as well. We have tried our best to meet everyone's requests for both in-person and remote learning, but we simply do not have the flexibility to keep up with an influx of new students who are now requesting in-person instruction.

October 1, 2020: The New York State Department of Health has released its updated Pre-K-12 COVID-19 Toolkit. To access this resource, please click here!

Reopening Plans and Updates & COVID Protocol Information
  • We're Hiring Substitute Teachers (Certified - $105.00/day, non-certified - $92/day) Substitute Teacher Assistant (82.60 per day) Substitute Cleaners (12.50 per hour) Substitute Food Service Workers (12.50 per hour) Substitute Nurses (100.00 per day) Substitute Bus Drivers (17.50 per hour)
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Dr. Jarett S. Powers, Superintendent
239 Cayuga Street
Union Springs, New York 13160
Phone: 315 889-4101
Fax: 315 889-4108

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