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The following message from Superintendent Guntlow was emailed to all Ichabod Crane families on Saturday, January 9. Please carefully review this information as it contains information about 6th grade only shifting to full remote learning through Wednesday, January 13.

All previous school reopening news and COVID-19 updates can be found on the district’s Reopening Information page here.

Good Afternoon,
This morning the Ichabod Crane Central School District was informed that a Middle School School student has tested positive for COVID-19. The student was last on campus on Monday, January 4.  At this time, we have identified and contacted all staff members and families whose students came in close contact with the positive case while on campus to notify them of the need for a mandatory quarantine. Transportation was not affected by this case.

In addition, we also learned today that a staff member of the Middle School was exposed to a positive person and is now symptomatic. This staff member, therefore, has a high likelihood of being positive for COVID-19 and is currently awaiting test results.  In an abundance of caution, we have also identified and notified all staff members and families whose students came in close contact with the potential positive case and advised them of the need for a precautionary quarantine pending the COVID test result of the symptomatic staff member.

If you were not already contacted directly via phone or email, your child was not a close contact to either case and there is no further action needed on your part.

Due to the high number of grade 6 staff members and students impacted, ALL of grade 6 ONLY will be fully remote through Wednesday, January 13, 2021. We anticipate the COVID test result back by Wednesday and additional information will be released at that time. Additional information will also be emailed to all grade 6 parents and students regarding the schedule for the fully remote days from the building principal, Mr. Marturano, on Sunday, January 10.

At home, please continue carefully screening your children in the morning before sending them into school and always err on the side of caution. If they are showing even mild COVID-19 symptoms, please keep them home.
Thank you as always for your patience and understanding as we continue to navigate these challenges together.

Suzanne Guntlow
Superintendent of Schools