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Oct. 1 Updates

October 1, 2021

Numbers/Quarantine on the rise/data from the county

This week, our district had 16 new cases: 

  • Eight at Oliver W. Winch Middle School
  • Three at Tanglewood
  • Two at South High
  • Two at  Moreau Elementary
  • One at Harrison Elementary

Many parents have contacted us because it seems that the number of quarantined students seems to be higher this year. That statement is true and it is because of certain data from the county. The number of students in the county that are positive this year compared to a year ago is double the number. This week, in Saratoga County, 30 percent of the cases were students in schools.  

I truly believe that school is the best place for our students and in person instruction will continue to be our goal. I will be working with the administration of each building to tighten up procedures. Look for updates from them soon.  

If your child is sick for any reason, please keep them home. If a member of your family or your child has tested positive and you need to report this to us after hours or over the weekend, please email sgfcovid@sgfcsd.org or  call (518)824-2219.

 

Football on Pause

A member of the South Glens Falls football team tested positive for COVID on Thursday. 

The district received this information that night, and unfortunately has to put the team on pause while we work with Saratoga County Department of Health to complete contact tracing. Because of these circumstances, the varsity football game against Ballston Spa must also be postponed. 

I know that this game is a homecoming game for Ballston Spa. I am disappointed that we have to postpone this for them, but we must think about the safety of all players on both teams. 

The families of our team have been notified, and once we can safely resume football, we will let all players know.

 

Screening tests

As a reminder, the South Glens Falls Central School district is partnering with Saratoga County to offer a COVID-19 Testing Program. Through this completely free program, COVID-19 cases will be identified quickly and early, which will help stop transmission — keeping students in the classroom and able to take part in the activities they love. 

Our school’s testing site will be right at the school and will take place weekly, during periods of moderate, substantial or high COVID-19 community transmission. Results will be available about 24 hours after the specimens have arrived at the lab and our school nurses will call the parents/guardians of all students who test positive.  

To see how simple the process is click on this link to watch a short video. 

To register your child for the COVID-19 Testing Program, go to  https://app.clarifi-covid-19.com/.  Detailed instructions on registration can be found here. If you would like assistance, please fill out this Google form  and someone will contact you.

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