Good afternoon PCS families,
This is an update from last night’s announcement. As you know, we are trying our very best to provide all Prattsburgh families with information as it becomes available based on our guidance from the Steuben County Department of Health. This message is ONLY for Tuesday, September 29th. PreK students who attend on Tuesdays and ALL of our kindergarten through 5th grade students should report to school tomorrow, Tuesday, September 29th for in-person instruction. We have had a chance to deep clean and disinfect the affected areas so we are confident that we are ready for students in our elementary classrooms. Please make sure to complete the health survey through Operoo for these students in the morning.
Since we found out about the positive COVID-19 case so late last evening, the Steuben County Department of Health is still actively involved with contact tracing, and is planning to continue that process into tomorrow. They have requested that all high school students, those in grades 6 – 12, NOT report to school tomorrow. These students will enter a virtual learning environment and receive their instruction remotely tomorrow, Tuesday, September 29th. The 6th – 12th grade students will be receiving an email/invitation from each of their teachers and their day will follow their normal school schedule. The health survey through Operoo does not have to be completed tomorrow for the 6th-12th grade students UNLESS they are participating on an athletic team.
In addition, we are still trying to determine the feasibility of having practices tomorrow. We will make a decision on practices as soon as the contact tracing is completed, so make sure students are prepared to have practices tomorrow. We will adjust as need be depending on the guidance from the DOH.
Certainly none of this is ideal, but we are doing our best to continue educational services while still paying attention to health and safety standards in place.
Please reach out with any questions or concerns.
Kory Bay, Superintendent and Business Administrator