HVCSD is a learning community dedicated to educating and preparing all students to reach their potential, discover their purpose and be engaged community members.
The health and wellness of our staff and students are integral to delivering on that mission.
With that in mind, the district is monitoring this evolving public health crisis very closely and will keep all stakeholders informed of any news or updates that could impact our schools.
If you have any questions or concerns, reach out to our COVID Coordinator, Michelle Przedwiecki, MPH. firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-753-4458 x 2112
Click here for the STUDENT HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE to be filled out by a parent/guardian/caregiver each Sunday.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the state has begun labeling areas of New York with high COVID-19 rates as yellow, orange or red zones. These zones are based on the COVID-19 rates in those areas.
Hoosic Valley Central School District is NOT currently in one of these zones, but we are developing our processes now, to be ready, when/if we are labeled to be in one of the zones.
Only students whose parents/guardians have provided this signed consent form to the school will be tested.
The school nurses will collect a sample using a nasal swab and conduct the testing at school using a rapid COVID-19 Antigen test, if and when the school is determined to be in a yellow, orange or red zone.
Tips for Mask-Wearers
The COVID-19 pandemic requires multiple layers of protection to keep our school community safe.
These “layers of swiss cheese” serve as safeguards for our students and staff. When used consistently and collectively, the holes (or weaknesses) in any single layer of protection will be offset by the strengths of another layer of intervention.
Use of Masks to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19
"Masks are recommended as a simple barrier to help prevent respiratory droplets from traveling into the air and onto other people when the person wearing the mask coughs, sneezes, talks, or raises their voice." -CDC
Masks are meant to protect other people in case the wearer is unknowingly infected and possibly asymptomatic.
Follow this guidance from the CDC to choose an appropriate mask for school.
Please Use the NYSDOH Flowcharts to Determine if you can Come to School Today.
Please Refer to These Hoosic Valley Protocols to Know What to Expect if a Student/Staff Member Displays Possible COVID Symptoms.
Updates from the NYS Dept. of Health
Call the NYSDOH hotline at 1-888-364-3065 for information about Coronavirus.
Talking to Children about the Coronavirus COVID-19
Talking to Children About COVID-19: A Parent Resource (National Association of School Psychologists)
Talking to Kids about the Coronavirus (Child Mind Institute)