2023-24 COVID-19 Protocols


The following COVID guidelines will be in place for the 2023-24 school year. These guidelines are consistent with the most recent guidance provided by the New York State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and have been reviewed by the District Physician. These guidelines are unchanged from the 2022-23 school year.


  • It is recommended that students/staff who exhibit symptoms of COVID stay home and seek testing as soon as possible.

  • Students/staff who have symptoms may return to school upon receiving 1 negative PCR test results or two at-home rapid tests taken 24 hours apart.  Families should report the test results to your respective school nurse.

  • If students/staff have a fever (T>100.4 F) and negative Covid test or alternate diagnosis, students may only return to school after at least 24 hours without fever and without fever-reducer.


  • Students/staff should report a positive test result to your child’s nurse/or immediate supervisor (staff) and follow the CDC isolation guidance.

    • Isolate/stay home from school for five days (Day 0 is the first date of the symptoms or the date of the positive test if asymptomatic.)

  • Students/staff may return to school on day 6, provided their symptoms are improving and they have been fever-free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications. Please note students/staff may not return to school prior to day 6.

  • Upon returning to school, students/staff should wear a well-fitting mask while indoors on days 6-10 following the onset of symptoms or the positive test result.  Per CDC’s isolation guidance, individuals may discontinue wearing masks on days 6-10 if they provide two negative rapid tests taken at least 48 hours apart.