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Date: November 29, 2021
 
Subject: COVID-19 Positive Test Results
 
Dear Union Springs Central School District Community:
 
The Union Springs Central School District received notification on November 29, 2021, of a positive COVID-19 test result for 4 students at the AJ Smith Elementary School.  As a result, the students who tested positive have been placed in mandatory isolation by the Cayuga County Health Department (CCHD). As the students were not in school during their infectious period, no additional contact tracing is necessary.  

Sincerely, 
Jarett Powers



Date: November 28, 2021
 
Subject: COVID-19 Positive Test Results
 
Dear Union Springs Central School District Community:
 
The Union Springs Central School District received notification over the Thanksgiving Recess, of a positive COVID-19 test result for a student at the Union Springs Middle School and a student at the AJ Smith Elementary School.  As a result, the students who tested positive have been placed in mandatory isolation by the Cayuga County Health Department (CCHD). As the students were not in school during their infectious period, no additional contact tracing is necessary.  

Sincerely, 
Jarett Powers


Date: November 22, 2021

Subject: COVID-19 Positive Test Result
 
Dear Union Springs Central School District Community:

The Union Springs Central School District received notification today, November 22, 2021, of positive COVID-19 test result for a student at the AJ Smith Elementary School.  As a result, the student who tested positive has been placed in mandatory isolation by the Cayuga County Health Department (CCHD). The student was last in attendance to school on Thursday, November 18th. 

Further, the Union Springs Central School District received notification today, November 22, 2021, of positive COVID-19 test result for a student at the High School.  As a result, the student who tested positive has been placed in mandatory isolation by the Cayuga County Health Department (CCHD). The student was last in attendance to school on Thursday, November 18th. 

Also, the Union Springs Central School District eceived notification today, November 22, 2021, of positive COVID-19 test result for a student at the Middle  School.  As a result, the student who tested positive has been placed in mandatory isolation by the Cayuga County Health Department (CCHD). The student was last in attendance to school on Friday, November 19th. 

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 with those who have tested positive. 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. 
 
Additionally, The Union Springs Central School District received notification today, November 22, 2021, of a positive COVID-19 test result for a student at the Union Springs Middle School.  As a result, the student who tested positive has been placed in mandatory isolation by the Cayuga County Health Department (CCHD). As the student was not in school during their infectious period, no additional contact tracing is necessary.  

Sincerely, 
Jarett Powers

Date: November 16, 2021
 
Subject: COVID-19 Positive Test Result
 
Dear Union Springs Central School District Community:
 
The Union Springs Central School District received notification today, November 15, 2021, of positive COVID-19 test result for a student at the AJ Smith Elementary School.  As a result, the student who tested positive has been placed in mandatory isolation by the Cayuga County Health Department (CCHD). The student was last in attendance to school on Friday, November 12th. 

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 with those who have tested positive. 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. 

Additionally, today we were informed that a student at the middle school has tested positive for the Corona virus. Their last date of attendance to school was November 10, 2021. However, that student was not in school during their infectious period and no further contact tracing is required at this time. 

Sincerely, 
Jarett Powers



Date: November 15, 2021
 
Subject: COVID-19 Positive Test Result
 
Dear Union Springs Central School District Community:
 
The Union Springs Central School District received notification today, November 15, 2021, of positive COVID-19 test result for a student at the AJ Smith Elementary School.  As a result, the student who tested positive has been placed in mandatory isolation by the Cayuga County Health Department (CCHD). The student was last in attendance to school on Friday, November 12th. 

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 with those who have tested positive. 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. Thank you for your continued support and cooperation. 

Sincerely, 
Jarett Powers



Date: November 12, 2021
 
Subject: COVID-19 Positive Test Result
 
Dear Union Springs Central School District Community:
 
The Union Springs Central School District received notification between yesterday and today, November 12, 2021, of positive COVID-19 test result for a student at the Union Springs High School and for a student at AJ Smith Elementary School.  As a result, the students who tested positive have been placed in mandatory isolation by the Cayuga County Health Department (CCHD). The students were last in attendance to school on Friday, November 5th. 

The CCHD will work with the school to investigate the situation and determine who may have had contact with the confirmed positive cases. 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 with those who have tested positive. 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. Thank you for your continued support and cooperation. 

Sincerely, 
Jarett Powers


Date: November 9, 2021
 
Subject: COVID-19 Positive Test Result
 
Dear Union Springs Central School District Community:
 
The Union Springs Central School District received notification today, November 9, 2021, of a positive COVID-19 test result for a student at the Union Springs Middle School.  As a result, the student who tested positive has been placed in mandatory isolation by the Cayuga County Health Department (CCHD). As the student was not in school during their infectious period, no additional contact tracing is necessary.  

Sincerely, 
Jarett Powers


Date: November 7, 2021
 
Subject: COVID-19 Positive Test Result
 
Dear Union Springs Central School District Community:
 
The Union Springs Central School District received notification today, November 7, 2021, of positive COVID-19 test result for a student at the Union Springs Middle School.  As a result, the student who tested positive has been placed in mandatory isolation by the Cayuga County Health Department (CCHD). The student was last in attendance to school on Friday, November 5th. 

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 with those who have tested positive. 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. Thank you for your continued support and cooperation. 

Sincerely, 
Jarett Powers


Date: November 5, 2021
 
Subject: COVID-19 Positive Test Result
 
Dear Union Springs Central School District Community:

he Union Springs Central School District received notification on November 5, 2021, of a positive COVID-19 test result for an AJ Smith staff member. As a result, the individual who tested positive has been placed in mandatory isolation by the Cayuga County Health Department (CCHD).  The employee was last in attendance to work on October 27, 2021.  Additionally, a student at AJ Smith Elementary and at Union Springs Middle School have tested positive for the coronavirus.  Those students' last dates of attendance were October 27 and October 28.
 
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 so that we can continue with in-person instruction.

Sincerely,

Dr. Powers


Date: November 3, 2021
 
Subject: COVID-19 Positive Test Result
 
Dear Union Springs Central School District Community:
 
The Union Springs Central School District received notification today, November 3, 2021, of two positive COVID-19 test results for students at the AJ Smith Elementary School. As a result, the students who tested positive have been placed in mandatory isolation by the Cayuga County Health Department (CCHD). The one student's last day of attendance to school was October 26th. As the student was already in precautionary quarantine, no additional contact tracing is necessary.   The other student's last date of attendance to school was October 29th, and contact tracing is required. 

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. Thank you for your continued support and cooperation. 

Sincerely, 
Jarett Powers



Date: November 2, 2021
 
Subject: COVID-19 Positive Test Result
 
Dear Union Springs Central School District Community:
 
The Union Springs Central School District received notification today, November 2, 2021, of a positive COVID-19 test result for a student at the AJ Smith Elementary School. As a result, the student who tested positive has been placed in mandatory isolation by the Cayuga County Health Department (CCHD). The student's last day of attendance to school was October 27th. As the student was already in precautionary quarantine, no additional contact tracing is necessary. 

Sincerely, 
Jarett Powers


Date: October 31, 2021
 
Subject: COVID-19 Positive Test Result
 
Dear Union Springs Central School District Community:
 
The Union Springs Central School District received notification over the weekend of positive COVID-19 test result for a student at the Union Springs Middle School.  As a result, the student who tested positive has been placed in mandatory isolation by the Cayuga County Health Department (CCHD). The student was last in attendance to school on Friday, October 29th. 

Additionally, the USCSD also recieved notification of a positive COVID-19 test result for a student at AJ Smith Elementary Schoo1. As a result, the student who tested positive has been placed in mandatory isolation by the Cayuga County Health Department (CCHD). The student was last in attendance to school on Tuesday, October 26th.
 
The CCHD will work with the school to investigate the situation and determine who may have had contact with the confirmed positive cases. 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 with those who have tested positive. 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. Thank you for your continued support and cooperation. 

Sincerely, 
Jarett Powers




Date: October 28, 2021
 
Subject: COVID-19 Positive Test Result
 
Dear Union Springs Central School District Community:
 
The Union Springs Central School District received notification today, October 28, 2021, of positive COVID-19 test result for a student at the Union Springs Middle School.  As a result, the student who tested positive has been placed in mandatory isolation by the Cayuga County Health Department (CCHD). The student was last in attendance to school on October 27, 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. Thank you for your continued support and cooperation. 

Sincerely, 
Jarett Powers




Date: October 27, 2021
 
Subject: COVID-19 Positive Test Result
 
Dear Union Springs Central School District Community:
 
The Union Springs Central School District received notification today, October 27, 2021 of positive COVID-19 test result for a student at the Union Springs High School.  As a result, the student who tested positive has been placed in mandatory isolation by the Cayuga County Health Department (CCHD). The student was last in attendance to school on October 26, 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. Thank you for your continued support and cooperation. 

Sincerely, 
Jarett Powers



Date: October 25, 2021
 
Subject: COVID-19 Positive Test Result
 
Dear Union Springs Central School District Community:
 
The Union Springs Central School District received notification today, October 25, 2021 of positive COVID-19 test result for a teacher who is shared between  AJ Smith Elementary School and the Middle School. As a result, the teacher who tested positive has been placed in mandatory isolation by the Cayuga County Health Department (CCHD). The teacher was last in attendance to school on October 23, 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. Thank you for your continued support and cooperation. 

Sincerely, 
Jarett Powers


Date: October 24, 2021
 
Subject: COVID-19 Positive Test Result
 
Dear Union Springs Central School District Community:
 
The Union Springs Central School District received notification this weekend of positive COVID-19 test result for a student at AJ Smith Elementary School. As a result, the student who tested positive has been placed in mandatory isolation by the Cayuga County Health Department (CCHD). The student was last in attendance to school on October 21, 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. Thank you for your continued support and cooperation. 

Sincerely, 
Jarett Powers


Date: October 19, 2021
 
Subject: COVID-19 Positive Test Result
 
Dear Union Springs Central School District Community:
 
The Union Springs Central School District received notification today, October 19, 2021, of a positive COVID-19 test result for a student at the Union Springs High School. As a result, the student who tested positive has been placed in mandatory isolation by the Cayuga County Health Department (CCHD). The student's last day of attendance to school was Friday, October 15th. As the student was already in precautionary quarantine, no additional contact tracing is necessary. 

Sincerely, 
Jarett Powers


Date: October 18, 2021

Subject: COVID-19 Positive Test Result
 
Dear Union Springs Central School District Community:
 
The Union Springs Central School District received notification today, October 18, 2021, of a positive COVID-19 test result for a student at the Union Springs Middle School. As a result, the student who tested positive has been placed in mandatory isolation by the Cayuga County Health Department (CCHD). The student's last date of attendance to school was Friday, October 15, 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 so that we can continue with in-person instruction. Thank you for your continued support and cooperation. 

Sincerely, 
Jarett Powers

Date: October 14, 2021

Subject: COVID-19 Positive Test Result

Dear Union Springs Central School District Community:

The Union Springs Central School District received notification today, October 14, 2021, of two positive COVID-19 test results of students at AJ Smith Elementary School. As a result, the students who tested positive have been placed in mandatory isolation by the Cayuga County Health Department (CCHD). The students were already in precautionary quarantine and therefore not in attendance to school during their infectious period, and no additional contact tracing is necessary.

Sincerely,
Jarett Powers

Date: October 13, 2021

Subject: COVID-19 Positive Test Result
 
Dear Union Springs Central School District Community:
 
The Union Springs Central School District received notification today, October 13, 2021, of a positive COVID-19 test result for a student at the Union Springs Middle School. As a result, the student who tested positive has been placed in mandatory isolation by the Cayuga County Health Department (CCHD). The student's last date of attendance to school was Friday, October 8, 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 so that we can continue with in-person instruction. Thank you for your continued support and cooperation. 

Sincerely, 
Jarett Powers

Date: October 11, 2021
 
Subject: COVID-19 Positive Test Result
 
Dear Union Springs Central School District Community:
 
The Union Springs Central School District received notification this weekend of a positive COVID-19 test result for a student at the Union Springs Middle School. As a result, the student who tested positive has been placed in mandatory isolation by the Cayuga County Health Department (CCHD). The student's last date of attendance to school was Thursday, October 7, 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 so that we can continue with in-person instruction. Thank you for your continued support and cooperation. 

Sincerely, 
Jarett Powers

Date: October 1, 2021
 
Subject: COVID-19 Positive Test Result
 
Dear Union Springs Central School District Community:
 
The Union Springs Central School District received notification today, October 1, 2021, of a positive COVID-19 test result for a student at AJ Smith Elementary School. As a result, the student who tested positive has been placed in mandatory isolation by the Cayuga County Health Department (CCHD). The student was already in precautionary quarantine and therefore not in attendance to school and no additional contact tracing is necessary. 

Sincerely, 
Jarett Powers

Date: September 29, 2021
 
Subject: COVID-19 Positive Test Result
 
Dear Union Springs Central School District Community:
 
The Union Springs Central School District received notification today, September 29, 2021, of a positive COVID-19 test result for two students in the district: one at AJ Smith and one at the High School. As a result, the students who tested positive have been placed in mandatory isolation by the Cayuga County Health Department (CCHD). The student at AJ Smith was already in precautionary quarantine and therefore not in attendance to school and no contact tracing is necessary. The student at the High School was last in attendance on September 24, 2021 and contact tracing has begun. 

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.

Sincerely, 
Jarett Powers

Date: September 28, 2021
 
Subject: COVID-19 Positive Test Result
 
Dear Union Springs Central School District Community:
 
The Union Springs Central School District received notification today, September 28, 2021, of a positive COVID-19 test result for three students in the district: two at AJ Smith and one at the Middle School. As a result, the students who tested positive have been placed in mandatory isolation by the Cayuga County Health Department (CCHD). The students were already in precautionary quarantine and therefore not in attendance to school and no contact tracing is necessary. 

Sincerely, 
Jarett Powers

Date: September 26, 2021
 
Subject: COVID-19 Positive Test Result
 
Dear Union Springs Central School District Community:
 
The Union Springs Central School District received notification today, September 26, 2021, of positive COVID-19 test results for two students at AJ Smith Elementary School. As a result, the students who have tested positive have been placed in mandatory isolation by the Cayuga County Health Department (CCHD). The students were last in attendance to school on September 23, 2021 and September 24, 2021, respectively.
 
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.

Sincerely, 
Jarett Powers

Date: September 22, 2021
 
Subject: COVID-19 Positive Test Result
 
Dear Union Springs Central School District Community:
 
The Union Springs Central School District received notification late in the evening on September 21, 2021, of a positive COVID-19 test result for a student at AJ Smith Elementary School. As a result, the student who tested positive has been placed in mandatory isolation by the Cayuga County Health Department (CCHD).  The student was last in attendance to school on September 21, 2021. Additionally this afternoon, we received notification that another student at AJ Smith has tested positive for the Corona Virus as well.  That student’s last day to school was Monday, September 20, 2021. 

The CCHD will work with the school to investigate the situation and determine who may have had contact with the confirmed positive case(s). 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 so that we can continue with in-person instruction.
 
Sincerely,
Jarett Powers

Date:  September 20, 2021
 
Subject: COVID-19 Positive Test Result
 
Dear Union Springs Central School District Community:
 
The Union Springs Central School District received notification late in the evening on September 19, 2021, of a positive COVID-19 test result for a teacher at the Union Springs High School. As a result, the individual who tested positive has been placed in mandatory isolation by the Cayuga County Health Department (CCHD).  The employee was last in attendance to work on September 17, 2021.

Additionally, the Union Springs Central School District received notification on September 20, 2021, of a positive COVID-19 test result for a student at AJ Smith Elementary School. As a result, the student who tested positive has been placed in mandatory isolation by the Cayuga County Health Department (CCHD).  The student was last in attendance to school on September 17, 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 so that we can continue with in-person instruction.
 
Sincerely,
Jarett Powers

Date:  September 16, 2021
 
Subject: COVID-19 Positive Test Result
 
Dear Union Springs Central School District Community:
 
The Union Springs Central School District received notification on September 15, 2021, of a positive COVID-19 test result for a student at AJ Smith Elementary School. As a result, the student who tested positive has been placed in mandatory isolation by the Cayuga County Health Department (CCHD).  The student was last in attendance to work on September 13, 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 so that we can continue with in-person instruction.
 
Sincerely,
Jarett Powers

Date:  September 15, 2021
 
Subject: COVID-19 Positive Test Result
 
Dear Union Springs Central School District Community:
 
The Union Springs Central School District received notification on September 15, 2021, of a positive COVID-19 test result for a custodial worker at AJ Smith Elementary School. As a result, the individual who tested positive has been placed in mandatory isolation by the Cayuga County Health Department (CCHD).  The employee was last in attendance to work on September 15, 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 so that we can continue with in-person instruction.
 
Sincerely,
Jarett Powers

Date: September 13, 2021
 
Subject: COVID-19 Positive Test Result
 
Dear Union Springs Central School District Community:
 
The Union Springs Central School District received notification on September 13, 2021, of a positive COVID-19 test result for a student at the Union Springs Middle School. As a result, the student who tested positive has been placed in mandatory isolation by the Cayuga County Health Department (CCHD).  The student was last in attendance to school on September 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 so that we can continue with in-person instruction.
 
Sincerely,
Jarett Powers

Date: September 9, 2021
 
Subject: COVID-19 Positive Test Result
 
Dear Union Springs Central School District Community:
 
The Union Springs Central School District received notification on September 9, 2021, of a positive COVID-19 test result for a coach at the Union Springs High School. As a result, the coach who tested positive has been placed in mandatory isolation by the Cayuga County Health Department (CCHD).  The coach was last in attendance to work on September 7, 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 so that we can continue with in-person instruction.
 
Sincerely,
Jarett Powers
 

Update for August 20, 2021

Dear Union Springs CSD Community: 

As we begin the 2021-2022 academic year, governments, businesses, sports, and other social groupings are once again curtailing or modifying events in effort to contain the Corona Virus' spread and reduce the potential for individuals to be exposed to the virus and its variants. Schools are no different. We have learned much over the past year and half as an educational institution, and we know that this coming school year will bring with it both challenges and opportunities for our learning community. We continue to partner with federal, state, and local agendes to make informed decisions about health and safety and we know that your partnership and support does in fact, make all the difference. 

Below is a general outline of where we are with our reopening planning: 
  • Effective August 23, 2021, masks are required indoors on Union Springs CSD campuses, regardless of vaccination status. Masking remains optional outdoors. Classroom teachers will provide mask breaks during the school day. During outside events, classes, programs, and activities, masking will remain optlonal. All students are required to wear a mask on school buses.
     
  • The Union Springs Central School District will continue with physical distancing and will have all classrooms set up to provide at least a 3ft distance between student desks. Additionally, we will continue with our routine cleaning and disinfection program as we head into the fall semester.
     
  • Contact tracing, quarantining, and isolation orders from the local health department remain in effect for the 2021- 2022 school year. Per the CDC presently, in the K-12 indoor classroom setting, the close contact definition excludes students who were within 3 to 6 feet of an infected student, if both the infected student and the exposed student(s) correctly and consistently wore well-fitting masks the entire time. We will do our best adhere to these distances to limit quarantining and therefore keep students in school.
     
  • Sports and extracurricular activities are planned for at this time. We are closely monitoring community transmission rates, and the rates of schools that we would play in contests. Should we have to make a shift with regard to our athletic and/or extracurricular programming will share that with you as soon as the information becomes known.
     
  • The CDC no longer recommends universal temperature screenings at school. However, please do not send your child to school should they have any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19. Please help us by promoting good handwashing and respiratory etiquette with your children. We are working to secure addftionat Covid tests by the opening of school. Once they are on site, like last school year, and only with parental consent, we will provide student testing here at school.
     
  • School breakfast and lunch will continue to be "free" for all students in the 2021-2022 academic year. We are mindful of the impact the pandemic has had on families and their finances, and we want you to know we will provide this to our students.
We will continue to communicate and provide updates in the weeks ahead. The Union Springs Central School District's reason for being is this community and its children, and we are taking these actions to help keep everyone safe. Thank you for your continued support. I wish you a healthy and productive school year, and I stand ready to work with you to provide a quality educational experience for all of our students. 

Sincerely,

Jarett Powers, Ed.D
Superintendent of Schools
 

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