Letter from the superintendent about the coronavirus (March 12)

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are aware of the announcement earlier this morning about two confirmed COVID-19 cases in Albany County. As of today, Thursday, March 12, the North Colonie Central School District does not have any confirmed cases of COVID-19. Out of an abundance of caution, two students at Shaker High School are under self-quarantine per doctor’s advice. The students are not showing any symptoms nor have they been identified to have COVID-19 at this time.

We continue to carefully monitor the situation and follow all guidance from our local, state, and federal health departments. State officials continue to emphasize that we all need to be vigilant and cautious.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Please call your doctor if you develop symptoms, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19.

We will continue to share more information as it becomes available. As always, if you have any questions please reach out to your school principal.



Joseph Corr