• October 15, 2021

      Contact:       
      Jeremy Palotti
      Superintendent of Schools
      607-324-1302

      Covid-19 updates from Hornell City School District

      In our weekly update this week, we continue to experience the impact of covid-19 with students and employees with positive cases and quarantines.  Fortunately, we are seeing a decrease in the number of cases reported. 

      Below you will see the weekly count for student and employee positives within our district. 

      As a reminder, if your child is ill or otherwise showing symptoms of covid, keep them home.  As a school, we can work with you and even provide rapid testing at no cost to help identify cases and keep the impact and spread to a minimum.  Whenever in doubt, contact one of our nurses and discuss symptoms and if testing for covid makes sense.    

      This week we did not experience significant quarantines. 

      This week the district also began our weekly testing program which is required for all non vaccinated employees.  Testing of all non vaccinated employees will occur each week until otherwise directed by the NYSDOH. 

      As a reminder, we are not sending a global message daily with positive cases.  Rather, we are reporting them to everyone on Friday.  When cases do occur in a classroom we are communicating to those parents of those classes involved even when a quarantine does not occur.  Those parents whose children had positive cases in their classes this week received a short note sent home with their child(grades PK-6) indicating the positive or received a robo message (grades 7-12) with the same message.  All parents of students that are considered to be contacts receive a call from the school with this information and the length of quarantine they can expect.  

      This week, we learned of 12 positive cases of covid in our schools.  Here is the breakdown:

       

       

      North Hornell Elementary

      Hornell Intermediate School

      Hornell High School

      District Wide Employees

      Students

      0

       1

      10

      NA

      Employees

      0

       1

       0

       

      As a district, we remain committed to educating our students, remaining open and in person, and keeping all involved safe.   Please be on the look out each week for updates as they relate to the health and safety of our school.