Updated Sept. 2, 2021
Stillwater Central School District is committed to provide full-time “in-person” programs for all students during the 2021-22 school year. This commitment involves a number of features, contingencies, and safety protocols that we must plan for and adjust our 2020-2021 Reopening Plan. This will increase our capacity to educate our students in an “in-person” learning model at 100% capacity. Our plan has been vetted by multiple stakeholder groups and has been deemed in the best interest of safety and learning. Additionally, we will continue to collaborate with our local county health agency and our district’s physician, Dr. Sgambati, to consider and develop best practices. Dr. Sgambati can be reached after 7 pm weeknights at (518) 664-3088 or questions regarding COVID-19 and layered prevention strategies. Specifically, Dr. Sgambati reinforces that symptomatic individuals must stay home, those who may have been exposed to the virus should be tested, masks must be worn properly and vaccination opportunities for staff and students should continue to be taken advantage of.
**Plan components are subject to change based upon necessary revisions due to federal, state and/ or local Department of Health requirements. Any revision will be communicated. READ THE FULL PLAN
NYS COVID-19 Data Dashboard
Review the NYS COVID-19 data dashboard here.
Communication from the District
Stillwater Central School District sends email notifications about COVID-19 cases and other important information, as well as messages about school news and events, through SchoolMessenger. If you are not receiving emails from the district, please email Chris Lynch at firstname.lastname@example.org to make sure your correct information is on file in the Parent Portal. More information on SchoolMessenger can be found on this website.
Important news is regularly posted to this website’s homepage. Please visit often to stay informed.
Community transmission rates of low, moderate, substantial and high can be found here on the Saratoga County COVID-19 data tracker.
Layered Prevention Approach
To keep our students and staff safe, Saratoga County Public Health Services recommends the CDC guidance for prevention strategy. This layered prevention strategy includes:
- Promoting vaccination
- Use of seating charts for classes and transportation
- Consistent and correct mask use
- Physical distancing
- Handwashing and respiratory etiquette
- Staying home when sick and getting tested
- Contact tracing, in combination with isolation and quarantine
- Cleaning and disinfection
- Screening testing to promptly identify cases, clusters, and outbreaks