Date: February 14, 2021 Subject: COVID-19 Positive Test Result
Dear Union Springs Central School District Community:
The Union Springs Central School District received notification on February 14, 2021, of a positive COVID-19 test result for a teaching assistant at the A.J. Smith Elementary School. As a result, the teaching assistant who tested positive has been placed in mandatory isolation by the Cayuga County Health Department (CCHD). The employee was last in attendance to school on February 10, 2021.
The CCHD will work with the school to investigate the situation and determine who may have had contact with the confirmed positive case. The school district is assisting the health department in the contact tracing process by providing the names, addresses, and phone numbers of any person who may have had contact. Based on this information, it will be determined as to which individuals need to be placed in to mandatory quarantine. The Cayuga County Health Department will communicate with those individuals directly. The Union Springs Central School District will continue to communicate with state and local health departments. Please continue to follow public health guidelines during this winter recess so that we can continue with in-person instruction.
MS/HS A/B DAY MONTHLY CALENDAR
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Monday, 2/22: Pre-K A Group, K-5, 6-12, B Group
Tuesday, 2/23: Pre-K A Group, K-5, 6-12 AGroup
Wednesday, 2/24: No Pre-K, K-5, 6-12, B Group
Thursday, 2/25: Pre-K B Group, K-5, 6-12, A Group
Friday, 2/26: Pre-K B Group, K-5, 6-12 B Group
We need substitute cleaners! If you are interested, please contact Valerie Castiglia at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
The instrumental music program of the Union Springs Central School District is designed to serve the unique musical needs of middle and high school students. In our depersonalizing technological age the need for aesthetic education is great indeed. Music is a humanizing subject; a subject capable of serving the need for self-expression and self-fulfillment; a subject which encourages sensitivity to one's own feeling and the feeling of others. Instrumental music is a subject which also provides for worthy use of leisure time. It is our goal to develop the highest possible levels of musical achievement in keeping with each child's interests, needs and abilities. It is also our goal to foster listening skills, positive attitudes, self-reliance, and a spirit of cooperation. Above all else, our purpose is to facilitate greater appreciation on the part of each student of all things aesthetic - that is, all things beautiful.