Good Afternoon WGCSD Families and Caregivers!
Thank you all for your assistance in making the first 13 days of school a success!
I hope everyone had a great week of school! Despite the ongoing challenges of our day-to-day operations, our students are getting into a relatively typical school routine. It has been great to hear music in our hallways, athletes on our fields, fans in our stands, and students moving throughout our hallways and buildings!
As many of you saw or heard, there was a serious medical emergency at the football game on Friday night. A huge thank you goes out to Dr. Saks and Schuyler Hospital, our School Resource Officer’s Coleman and Champion, the Watkins Glen Fire Department, Schuyler Ambulance, and the Watkins Glen Police Department. Our first responders stepped up to assist our opposing team who had an athlete in crisis. We are very proud of the work they did to assist a friend in need. They are true representation of the great things that can happen when our community comes together! As we do after all emergencies, our District Safety Committee will meet to review our practices and procedures to evaluate, learn, and improve. Thanks again to our first responders!
Update: After 13 days of school, we have had less than 10 positive cases on campus.
On Thursday we implemented our first New York State mandated testing program, and with the help of Schuyler County Public Health, it went very smooth.
According to the CDC and local public health officials, proper mask wearing, and vaccination remain the two most significant strategies you can implement to limit quarantines and the further spread of infections.
Please know that if your child has been directly impacted by a positive case, you will be informed by a member of the Administrative Team, a designee, or the appropriate Health Office.
As a reminder, both Health Offices have access to rapid tests for those families that are interested or in need. Parent consent is required for all students under the age of 18.
Our students and families are doing what they need to do to keep our infection rate low. I hope that we can keep it that way.
As always, thank you for your continued support and cooperation!
Have a great weekend!
Superintendent of Schools