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COVID-19 Information and Updates

For the 2021-22 school year, the Jamesville-DeWitt Central School District is planning for a full return to in-person learning five days a week for students in kindergarten through grade 12. The district has created a school reopening plan to ensure the collective health and safety of Jamesville-DeWitt students and staff throughout the 2021-22 school year. The health and safety of our students, staff and their families is our top priority, and we remain committed to doing our part to minimize the potential health and safety impact of COVID-19.  

The 2021-22 School Reopening Plan is available for review on the district website. As the situation regarding COVID-19 evolves, the district will continue to monitor all guidance from local, state and federal agencies and update the school reopening plan as needed.

Page Index

Return to School After Illnesss
Weekly Positive Cases and Resulting Quarantines
COVID-19 Surveillance Testing
Recent COVID-19 Communications
More COVID-19 Resources

Return to School After Illness

Jamesville-DeWitt follows the guidance in the New York State Department of Health Pre-K to Grade 12 COVID-19 Toolkit when determining if a child can attend school and when staff can go to work. Please refer to the toolkit for help in determining if your child can attend school or return to school after an illness. 

*Please note that when COVID-19 diagnostic testing is required to return to school, this includes molecular (e.g., PCR) or antigen testing for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Diagnostic testing may be performed with a nasopharyngeal swab, nasal swab or saliva sample as ordered by the health care provider and per laboratory specifications. At times, a negative antigen test will need to be followed up with a confirmatory molecular test. Serology (antibody testing) cannot be used to rule in or out acute COVID-19. Over the counter, home administered tests are not sufficient.  


Weekly Positive Cases and Resulting Quarantines

The district will share weekly in the chart below the number of positive COVID-19 cases reported to the district, including how many students and staff are quarantined as a result of each positive case and in which building the individual who tested positive is based. 

To reduce the number of emails the district is sending to families, the district will only directly contact those staff members and families of those students who contact tracing determines need to quarantine. If a positive case impacts school operations, the greater school community will be notified via SchoolMessenger and information will be shared in the news section of the website. 

 
Week Ending Date District Building Constituent Type Date District Notified Date Last in School # Students Quarantined # Staff Quarantined
11-26-21 Moses DeWitt Student 11-24-21 11-16-21 TBD TBD
11-26-21 Middle School Student 11-24-21 11-19-21 TBD TBD
11-26-21 Moses DeWitt Student 11-24-21 11-17-21 TBD TBD
11-26-21 Middle School Student 11-23-21 11-19-21 3 0
11-26-21 Middle School Student 11-22-21 11-19-21 TBD TBD
11-26-21 Tecumseh Student 11-22-21 11-17-21 0 0
11-26-21 Tecumseh Student 11-22-21 11-17-21 2 0
11-19-21 Middle School Student 11-15-21 11-12-21 0 0
11-19-21 Middle School Student 11-18-21 11-17-21 TBD TBD
11-19-21 Jamesville Staff 11-15-21 11-12-21 0 0
11-19-21 Jamesville Staff 11-18-21 11-17-21 0 0
11-19-21 High School Staff 11-17-21 11-8-21 0 0
11-19-21 Middle School Student 11-16-21 11-10-21 0 0
11-19-21 Middle School Student 11-15-21 11-12-21 0 0
11-19-21 Middle School Student 11-15-21 11-12-21 0 0
11-19-21 Middle School Student 11-15-21 11-12-21 0 0
11-19-21 Tecumseh Student 11-15-21 11-12-21 3 0
11-19-21 Moses DeWitt Student 11-14-21 11-10-21 0 0
11-19-21 Middle School Staff 11-14-21 11-2-21 0 0
11-19-21 Jamesville Student 11-14-21 11-4-21 0 0
11-19-21 Jamesville Student 11-14-21 11-4-21 0 0
11-19-21 Jamesville Student 11-14-21 11-4-21 0 0
11-12-21 Middle School Student 11-10-21 11-10-21 0 0
11-12-21 Middle School Student 11-10-21 11-8-21 3 0
11-12-21 Middle School Student 11-10-21 11-5-21 0 0
11-12-21 Middle School Student 11-10-21 11-8-21 0 0
11-12-21 Middle School Student 11-10-21 11-8-21 0 0
11-12-21 Middle School Staff 11-10-21 11-5-21 0 0
11-12-21 Middle School Student 11-10-21 11-5-21 0 0
11-12-21 Tecumseh Student 11-8-21 11-5-21 1 0
11-12-21 High School Student 11-9-21 10-21-21 0 0
11-12-21 Middle School Student 11-8-21 11-4-21 2 0
11-12-21 Middle School Student 11-8-21 11-5-21 0 0
11-12-21 Middle School Student 11-8-21 11-3-21 0 0
11-12-21 Middle School Staff 11-8-21 11-1-21 0 0
11-12-21 Tecumseh Student 11-8-21 11-3-21 0 0
11-12-21 Middle School Student 11-7-21 10-28-21 0 0
11-12-21 Middle School Staff 11-7-21 11-1-21 0 0
11-5-21 Middle School Student 11-5-21 11-4-21 3 0
11-5-21 Middle School Student 11-4-21 11-1-21 0 0
11-5-21 Middle School Student 11-3-21 10-29-21 0 0
11-5-21 Middle School Student 11-3-21 10-29-21 0 0
11-5-21 Jamesville Student 11-3-21 11-1-21 3 0
11-5-21 Middle School Student 11-2-21 11-1-21 1 0
11-5-21 High School Student 10-29-21 10-27-21 0 0
11-5-21 Middle School Student 10-31-21 10-27-21 0 0
11-5-21 Middle School Student 10-31-21 10-18-21 0 0
10-29-21 Tecumseh Student 10-27-21 10-22-21 0 0
10-29-21 Middle School Student 10-25-21 10-18-21 0 0
10-29-21 Middle School Student 10-25-21 10-21-21 0 0
10-29-21 Moses DeWitt Student 10-25-21 10-20-21 0 0
10-29-21 Moses DeWitt Student 10-25-21 10-22-21 4 0
10-29-21 High School Student 10-24-21 10-20-21 0 0
10-29-21 Middle School Student 10-24-21 10-18-21 0 0
10-22-21 High School Student 10-20-21 10-18-21 0 0
10-22-21 Tecumseh Student 10-18-21 10-15-21 0 0
10-22-21 High School Staff 10-19-21 10-11-21 0 0
10-22-21 Jamesville Staff 10-19-21 10-13-21 0 0
10-15-21 Middle School Student 10-15-21 10-11-21 0 0
10-15-21 Middle School Student 10-14-21 10-14-21 3 0
10-15-21 Moses DeWitt Student 10-14-21 10-13-21 0 TBD
10-15-21 Moses DeWitt Student 10-14-21 10-8-21 1 0
10-15-21 Jamesville Staff 10-14-21 10-8-21 0 0
10-15-21 Tecumseh Student 10-13-21 10-8-21 0 0
10-15-21 Moses DeWitt Student 10-13-21 10-5-21 0 0
10-15-21 Middle School Student 10-12-21 10-6-21 0 0
10-15-21 Middle School Student 10-11-21 9-30-21 1 0
10-15-21 Moses DeWitt Student 10-11-21 9-29-21 0 0
10-8-21 Tecumseh  Student 10-8-21 10-1-21 0 0
10-8-21 High School Staff 10-7-21 10-2-21 2 0
10-8-21 Middle School  Staff 10-7-21 10-6-21 1 0
10-8-21 Middle School Staff 10-7-21 10-1-21 0 0
10-8-21 High School Student 10-6-21 9-28-21 1 0
10-8-21 Jamesville  Student 10-5-21 9-28-21 1 0
10-8-21 Jamesville  Student 10-5-21 9-28-21 1 0
10-8-21 Middle School  Staff 10-5-21 9-27-21 0 0
10-8-21 Middle School Student 10-4-21 9-24-21 5 0
10-1-21 High School Student 9-28-21 9-27-21 1 0
10-1-21 Tecumseh Student 9-28-21 9-23-21 1 0
9-24-21 Middle School Staff 9-24-21 9-17-21 0 0
9-24-21 High School Student 9-23-21 9-15-21 0 0
9-24-19 Jamesville  Student 9-23-21 9-13-21 0 0
9-24-21 High School Student 9-19-21 9-13-21 0 0
9-24-21 High School Student 9-19-21 9-13-21 0 0
9-17-21 High School Student 9-13-21 9-9-21 2 0
9-17-21 High School Student 9-13-21 9-9-21 0 0
9-17-21 High School Student 9-13-21 9-9-21 0 0
9-10-21 High School Student 9-10-21 9-2-21 0 0
9-10-21 Moses DeWitt Student 9-6-21 NA 0 0
 

COVID-19 Surveillance Testing

The district is conducting weekly surveillance testing to track the prevalence of COVID-19 in the school community. This state-required surveillance testing will help the district determine if asymptomatic students or staff are COVID-19 positive. It is partnering with Quadrant Biosciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University to incorporate their Clarifi COVID-19 testing program in each of J-D's schools. The goal is to test 10% of the school community each Friday. We are asking students’ parents and guardians to complete a consent form for their students to be included in the weekly testing. Students and staff will be selected at random to participate, and students will only be tested if the school has a completed consent form on file.   

The Test

The Clarifi COVID-19 test is currently the most sensitive saliva test on the market and has been administered over 2 million times to college and K-12 students in New York state.  It involves a very simple and painless saliva swab that students and staff can easily self-administer, as shown in this short video

The Testing Procedure

There is a two-step process to register students for the testing. First, families must sign and return a consent form to their respective building principal. Second, a student profile needs to be created at app.Clarifi-COVID-19.com. You can register multiple student profiles under each account.

Once all samples have been collected for the day, they will be sent to Quadrant’s lab to be analyzed. Results will be returned within 24-48 hours and will be available for review by logging back into app.Clarifi-COVID-19.com. The district will also share directly with families and staff via SchoolMessenger the number of cases found at each building.

We hope you will consider having your child participate in this important testing program. The health and safety of our students, staff and community is our highest priority, and we greatly appreciate your support during these challenging times. If you have any questions or concerns about the surveillance testing, please reach out to me or your child’s building principal.


Recent COVID-19 Communications

The district will follow the guidance of the Onondaga County Health Department if a member of our school community tests positive for COVID-19. We will communicate important information via SchoolMessenger, our mass school email system, this website, and, when warranted, mass phone calls and text messages and individual phone calls. Below are the district's most recent COVID-19 communications. 

November 2021
October 2021
September 2021
August 2021
 

November 2021

October 2021

September 2021

August 2021


More COVID-19 Resources


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Dr. Peter Smith, Superintendent

P.O. Box 606
DeWitt, NY 13214

Phone: (315) 445-8300
www.jamesvilledewitt.org


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