Taconic Hills COVID-19 Updates & Reopening Plan

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If you or a family member begin showing symptoms of a respiratory disease and suspect it may be COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider. Before going to your healthcare provider’s office, inform them that a case of COVID-19 is suspected and follow their advice.

Local health departments will contact schools if a suspected or known COVID-19 case emerges. The District is prepared to work with any affected families.

In addition, New York has established a Novel Coronavirus Hotline, which can provide additional information. Call 1-888-364-3065 with questions or concerns about travel and symptoms. The district will continue to share information as it becomes available.

Please know that, as always, the health and safety of our students and staff is our highest priority.

District COVID-19 News for 2022-2023 School Year

District COVID-19 News for 2021-2022 School Year

2021-22 Reopening Plan 

Preliminary School Opening Plan Provides Full Time In-Person Learning for All Students
All K-12 students will return to full time in-person learning for the 2021-22 school year, according to the Taconic Hills Central School District’s preliminary school opening plan.

Quarantine Policies
Quarantine is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others. Quarantine helps prevent spread of disease that can occur before a person knows they are sick or if they are infected with the virus without feeling symptoms. People in quarantine should stay home, separate themselves from others, monitor their health, and follow directions from their state or local health department.

Students and staff members identified as contacts who are not symptomatic may return to school/work after they have completed their 10-day quarantine.

Return to School Requirements Following COVID-19 Symptoms
The Taconic Hills Central School District has shared updated state requirements for when students can return to school after showing COVID-19 symptoms. The process requires the student to be examined by their health care provider, who has the option of ordering a COVID test or giving a different diagnosis (e.g., a chronic condition unrelated to COVID-19).

If the health care provider orders a COVID test, the student can return to school only with a doctor’s note or the negative test results. Students or staff who have been tested for COVID-19 should remain at home while the results are pending.

If a COVID test is not ordered, the student can return to school with a doctor’s note stating the alternate diagnosis.

COVID-19 Testing & Contact Tracing Plan - The health and safety of our students, our staff and their families is our top priority. We want students and employees to feel comfortable and safe returning to school campuses. Our reopening plan incorporates recommendations and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and the New York State Education Department (NYSED)

Reopening Questions - A list of Questions and Answers from the Parent/Guardian Informational Session.

District COVID-19 News for 2020-2021 School Year

Letter from the COVID Reopening Task Force
Taconic Hills Central School District has developed a task force to help us move forward with the very difficult task of planning to reopen school for the 2020-21 School Year. We are working closely with federal, state and local agencies and gathering input from our various stakeholders.  The task force is comprised of staff, family and community members and divided into eight subcommittees, which are now developing guidelines and recommendations for our plan. As the task force moves forward with their work, the district will provide regular updates to ensure staff, families, and the community are prepared for what the upcoming school year may look like. The main goals of this task force are to minimize risks to public health, address the impacts on student learning and well-being, and seek to optimize operational readiness. As we prepare for reopening the school district, we must remain flexible in our plan as guidance from local, state, and federal governments, as well as coordination with other regional districts will have direct influence on our plan. 

No decisions about how school will reopen in the fall have been made and at the moment, there are no changes to the current 2020-21 school calendar. Communication regarding the reopening plan will continued throughout the summer on the school district website, email and our school notification system. 

Thank you for your support, 
The Taconic Hills CSD Reopening Task Force Team

Taconic Hills COVID Response Group
TH 2020-2021 Parent/Guardian Planning Survey
Thank you to everyone who participated in our Parent/Guardian Planning Survey. The information will be extremely helpful as we plan for the beginning of the 2020-21 school year ... Survey Results >>