Mar. 29: Three new COVID cases; Budget workshop reminder

New cases and notifications over April break 

Today, the district learned that three school community members tested positive for COVID-19; two are connected to Lynnwood Elementary School and one to Guilderland High School. The principals from each school are working under Albany County guidelines to determine who needs to quarantine and contact those individuals.

Similar to our approach during previous school breaks, we will not be sending a daily notification of new cases during the April break (April 5-9 ). We will send one summary of new cases for the week on Friday, April 9; our regular updates will resume on Monday, April 12. However, all new confirmed cases during break week will be reported to the NY COVID-19 Dashboard as required, and if contact tracing is required as a result of any new cases, we will contact those individuals directly. If there is significant news or development that requires action, we will send an email, phone call, or text as needed.

GCSD daily health attestation to be updated after April break

As a reminder, beginning on April 1, the required daily health attestation for students and staff will reflect the recent travel advisory changes; therefore, there will not be a question about domestic travel. Please continue to be safe and follow all COVID safety guidelines during your time away from school. 

Watch tomorrow’s budget workshop and submit your questions 

Tomorrow, March 30, at 7 p.m. the board of education will be holding a budget workshop to review questions and feedback from the district’s ThoughtExchange regarding the draft 2021-22 budget. You can watch the workshop on the GHS Media YouTube page. If you would like to submit a comment for the Public Comment section of tomorrow’s meeting, please contact the District Clerk at 518-456-6200, ext. 3125 or email with “Public Comment” in the subject line.

Don’t forget to ask your questions about the proposed budget and see what others are asking in our ThoughtExchange before it closes tomorrow at 4 p.m. 

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