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Three individuals test positive for COVID-19; BH grade 6 to transition to remote learning through Dec. 16

| December 6, 2020

Dear North Colonie Community,

The North Colonie Central School District has confirmed three new cases of COVID-19 in our school community. The cases include the following:

  • An individual associated with the Shaker High school community who was last in the building on Nov. 24. There are no school contacts related to this case.
  • Two individuals associated with the Boght Hills 4-6 intermediate school program in the junior high school building who were last in the building on Wednesday, Dec. 2.

As a result of the two positive cases in the Boght Hills intermediate school program, all Boght Hills 6th grade students will transition to remote learning through Wednesday, Dec. 16. Students will return to in-person instruction on Thursday, Dec. 17. Teachers will be sending an email to families later today. 

Please note, Boght Hills students in grades K-5 will continue to attend school in-person as scheduled. All other 6th grade students at SJHS will also continue to attend school in-person as scheduled.

We have been in contact with the Albany County Department of Health and identified each individual’s close contacts in the school community. School administrators will be calling parents/guardians of grade 6 Boght Hills students later today to discuss quarantine procedures and other health-related instructions. A call from the New York State Department of Health contact tracers will follow.

As a reminder, each of our school buildings are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected each evening in accordance with guidance from the CDC and the New York State Department of Health.

We continue to work closely with the Albany County Health Department and follow their guidance each time our district has a positive case.

Please reach out to your child’s principal if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

D. Joseph Corr
Superintendent of Schools

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