Dear Tiger Community,
The district learned on March 23 that one member of the middle school community, along with one member of the primary school community have tested positive for COVID-19. Our first priority is the safety of all our students, faculty, and staff. We will dismiss all middle school and primary school students as normal. Until dismissal, student travel will be limited to those buildings. In addition, this afternoon additional maintenance and cleaning staff will be sent to each school for a thorough cleaning process.
Beginning tomorrow, March 24th, students from middle school Team Oneonta, along with one classroom at the primary school will switch to 100 percent remote learning. Students on the other middle school teams, and in all other buildings will continue their regular in-person hybrid schedules unless they are instructed by the Washington County Health Department to stay home. We understand that this is a change from our previous positive cases. With each new COVID case, we’ve learned how to better balance the safety of our students and staff, while maximizing the number of students that remain in our buildings learning. At the close of the week, you will receive more information about the duration of the in-person learning pause.
We serve meals Monday-Friday for any student that wants it. Meals are served at the Franklin Street side of our high school building from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each weekday.
Outdoor internet access is available for any district-issued Chromebook device in the parking lot on the east side of the Middle School, as well as in the main parking lot of the Kindergarten Center. At the Middle School, select the network called “HFCSD-MS-EXT.” Your school Chromebook will automatically join the network. At the Kindergarten Center, select the network “HFCSD-KC-EXT” and your Chromebook will automatically join as well.
We are all doing our best this year to keep everyone safe, and in school. Protocols include mask wearing for the entire duration of bus rides, and while in our buildings Please continue to avoid large gatherings. Avoid unnecessary travel.
For more information, visit the Washington County Health Department COVID-19 tracker page daily.
Jon Hunter, Interim Superintendent