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Superintendent's Letter: COVID Update 11.11.20

November 11, 2020
Dear Oswego City School District Parents,
I am writing to share that the district has confirmed with the Oswego County Department of Health that two individuals, a staff member and a student, have tested positive for COVID-19 at Fitzhugh Elementary School.
Due to confidentiality concerns the district is unable to provide more information on this matter.
Please be advised, out of an abundance of caution, Fitzhugh Elementary will be closed tomorrow and Friday while the Health Department completes all contact tracing and the district completes deep cleaning in the school. Should there be a need to extend this closure, the district will notify parents as soon as possible.  
Parents and guardians should know that while the school is closed all students will be receiving their daily instruction remotely on both days.  All morning instruction for the school (both virtual and “in person – hybrid” will be on a two-hour delay for tomorrow only. Accordingly, teachers and staff will begin their instruction online with students at 11 a.m. All students who normally would meet with teachers and staff later in the afternoon (between 2-3 p.m.) will continue to do so tomorrow as normal.
The district continues to request that parents and guardians continue to be vigilant with ensuring safety precautions.  Accordingly, we are requesting that all students and staff continue to maintain COVID-19 safety precautions which include:
  1. Maintaining social distancing (at least 6 feet) whenever possible.
  2. Wearing a mask when in the presence of other individuals.
  3. Washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 second and using hand sanitizer where needed; and
  4. Staying home when you are sick or exhibiting COVID-19 related symptoms. 
  5. Anyone with questions or concerns about COVID-19 exposure can contact the Oswego County Health Department COVID-19 Hotline at (315) 349-3330.
Thank you,
Dr. Mathis Calvin III, Ed. D.
Superintendent of Schools
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