Dear North Colonie Community,
As you know, in recent days there have been numerous cases of COVID in Albany County, which are impacting the North Colonie Central School District. As a result of the number of teachers and staff who are quarantined, all students in grades 7-12 will switch to remote learning for two days, on Monday, November 30 and Tuesday, December 1. This means that students will log into their Google Classroom on Monday, Nov. 30 and follow their regular schedule to attend classes. Specifically, our 7th and 8th grade learners should log on to the Google Classroom for their block 1 class at its designated time. Our grades 9-12 students will log on to their virtual classrooms as they have been each morning. We wanted to let families know as soon as possible so that they can plan for the start of the week.
At this time, all students in K-6 will continue to attend school in-person. If there are any changes, we will let families know as soon as possible.
If students in grades 7-12 need breakfast and/or lunch on Monday and Tuesday, they will be able to pick meals up behind Shaker High School between 10 and 11 a.m. on either day.
As cases in the county and our community continue to rise, I want to remind our families to please review the following COVID-19 safety precautions. These are intended to keep your family safe and help keep our schools open:
- Maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet at all times from those you don’t live with.
- Always wear a mask that covers both the mouth and nose when you are out of your home or if someone from outside your household visits your home.
- Wash hands with soap and water frequently when out of your home. If you cannot use soap and water, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth unless your hands are clean.
- Do not come to school when you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, congestion or runny nose.
If you or your child are experiencing symptoms, contact your health care provider immediately. COVID-19 testing information is available by calling the New York State Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline at (888) 364-3065 or on the Albany County Department of Health website.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this time. If you have any questions, please reach out to your school principal.
D. Joseph Corr
Superintendent of Schools