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Jan. 3 Update for families

January 4, 2022

Dear SGF families,
We have several updates for you today.

Vaccination Clinics
The New York State Department of Health shared this statement, “There are a number of strategies to keep our children safe in schools. First and the best defense: get vaccinated, and encourage your students and their families to get vaccinated, as well. Increased vaccination rates, along with the effective use of well-fitting masks, are the way we can return closer to normal as soon as possible. Without higher vaccination rates, we all will need to continue implementing the various mitigation strategies in schools.”
Because of the need for higher vaccination rates, we are partnering with Adirondack Health and Wellness to run another vaccination clinic for our students ages 5 to 17. The first vaccination will take place on Friday, Jan. 21 and the second on Friday, Feb. 11, after school hours. To sign up, please follow the link below. A second email will be sent to you with reservation information. Currently, the 12803 zip code has 36% of the 5-to 17-year-old population fully vaccinated.
Student Vaccination Registration link

Today’s Staff Testing
Twenty-three percent of staff members volunteered to be tested today. Based on this testing, we had two positive cases found. We will continue to monitor our staff attendance carefully in the coming weeks.

Drive-thru Testing
We will be offering drive-thru testing starting Tuesday, Jan. 4, at Tanglewood Elementary for all students, regardless of vaccination status. Testing will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Stay in your car and someone will come to you. If your child is positive, we will contact you by phone within the hour. If your child is negative, there will be no communication (no news is good news).

Links to fill out County Forms
Are your children in quarantine or isolation? In order to return to school, they need to be home for 5 days after the positive test or exposure, be symptom-free, and fill in this form from the county. The county will immediately send you back a release.
Affirmation of Quarantine link

Affirmation of Isolation link

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