Letter from Supt. Bills: CMS to Learn Remotely

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January 6, 2021

Good afternoon,

Late last evening and early today, the District was notified that two Camillus Middle School students tested positive for COVID-19 Coronavirus. These cases resulted in mandated quarantines that includes a large number of staff. All individuals required to quarantine are in the process of being notified by District personnel and will be contacted by the Onondaga County Health Department.

Given the large number of teachers that must quarantine because of these contacts, all Camillus Middle School students will learn remotely beginning Thursday, January 7 through Friday, January 15, 2021. Students will return to in-person / hybrid learning on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. All other buildings will operate as scheduled.

Families should continue to monitor for symptoms. As a reminder, per the CDC, COVID-19 symptoms include but are not limited to:

*Fever 100.0F or greater/or chills
*New loss of taste or smell
*Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
*Muscle or body aches
*Congestion or runny nose
*Sore throat
*Nausea or vomiting

Please see our school nurses’ health resources as listed on westgenesee.org for information and procedures. The District continues to take precautions to protect the health and safety of its students and employees. We will continue to closely monitor this situation and communicate updates, if necessary. We appreciate your support and understanding on this matter. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your school health office, main office, or the WGCSD District Office.

David C. Bills
Superintendent of Schools