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January 21, 2021

Dear Union Springs CSD families:

We learned that five of our students at Union Springs Middle School, 1 student at the High School, 3 middle school staff members, and 1 AJ Smith staff member, are subject to a mandatory quarantine as a result of contact tracing, due to their interactions outside of school with individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19.  The Cayuga County Department of Health will be supporting these students and staff members in the coming days, and unless these individuals test 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.  Please do not come to school if you are experiencing any symptoms.

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 schools open and our students safe.
                                                                                                        Jarett Powers                                                                                                        

January 15, 2021

Dear Union Springs CSD Families:

This week 5 students tested positive for the corona virus (4 at the HS, and 1 at the Middle School).  Additionally, 13 students were quarantined as a result of their contact with individuals outside of school who tested positive for the Corona virus (3 at the HS, 2 at the Middle School, and 8 at AJ Smith).  The Cayuga County Health Department has cleared our return to in-person instruction for next week.  We will resume in-person instruction on January 20, 2021.  For our secondary students, January 20th is a B-Day.  

I want to thank all of you for your support, help, and cooperation.  These past few weeks have been difficult for so many folks and your efforts to keep our students engaged in their studies has not gone unnoticed.  Please continue to follow public health guidelines in the days and weeks to come.  We know that our return to in-person instruction will mean the return of contact tracing and quarantines; please help us stay open by having your student stay home if they are experiencing any symptoms. We look forward to seeing our students next week! Thank you again! 

Jarett Powers
Superintendent of Schools

Monday, 1/18: Closed - Martin Luther King Day
Tuesday, 1/19: The Union Springs CSD is REMOTE
Wednesday, 1/20: No Pre-K, K-5, 6-12, B Group- In-Person
Thursday, 1/21: Pre-K B Group, K-5, 6-12, A Group
Friday, 1/22: Pre-K B Group, K-5, 6-12 B Group


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

We need substitute cleaners! If you are interested, please contact Valerie Castiglia at or 315-889-4100

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.

Welcome to the 2020-2021 Yearbook Information page! To learn everything you'll need to know, please reference the links below!

Expect a new yearbook experience this year! 

Due to the uncertainty of whether traditional school events, sports, and other extracurriculars will occur, we have made some necessary and well-thought-out changes to the Union Springs high school yearbook. The yearbook will now cover the entire school year. This means that spring sports and events will now be included in the book, along with the Class of 2021 graduation! Because we are taking more time to create an amazing piece of history for our school and community, yearbooks will be distributed in September 2021. Please keep these changes in mind this year. Trust us -- it'll be a good change for 2020-2021! 

The yearbook for Union Springs High School is produced by a staff of high school students. Each year the yearbook is created using a specific theme and design, and includes approximately 96 pages of information, pictures, stories, recognition ads, and more! Buy your yearbook today and own a piece of Springs history!





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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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