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COVID-19 Information and Updates

As the situation regarding COVID-19 evolves, the Jamesville-DeWitt Central School District continues to monitor all guidance from local, state and federal agencies. The district’s School Reopening Plan is available for review, and we are updating it as more guidance is released from health officials. 

Weekly COVID-19 Questionnaire

It is critical that the district and families partner to limit the presence of COVID-19 in our schools. Parents and guardians are asked to complete and submit by noon on Mondays a weekly online health screening questionnaire.

Frequently Asked Questions

The district is aware that many in the community have questions or concerns related to how COVID-19 is effecting school operations. To address these questions and concerns, the district created a series of school reopening frequently asked questions (FAQs)

If you have questions or concerns not addressed in the FAQs, please contact your child’s building principal or Assistant Superintendent Pete Reyes, the district's COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at preyes@jd.cnyric.org or 315-445-8300. 

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. 

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. 

COVID-19 Report Card

New York is requiring all public, private and charter schools to submit a daily report to the state of any confirmed cases of COVID-19 linked to a school. The COVID-19 Report Card is an important tool for identifying trends regionally and statewide, but please know that the distruct will communicate directly with you any information regarding a confirmed COVID-19 case in our schools.

As you review the district's dashboard on the state website, it is important to note the following:

  • If a lab reports a positive case to the state and that individual is of school age, the positive will show up on the district's report card based on the person’s address. The case shows up in the column labeled “Lab Reported Positives based on Residential Address*” This is an estimate only. This estimate does not reflect the number of cases confirmed in any school. Individual school data on the dashboard is listed separately below this estimated number. 
  • If COVID-19 test results are not available within 48 hours, those cases must be reported as a positive and contact tracing will begin. 
  • If negative COVID-19 test results are received after the positive results protocol has been initiated, you can cancel the positive results protocol.
  • If someone refuses a COVID-19 test, that case will be reported as a positive case and positive results protocol will begin.

More COVID-19 Resources


DISTRICT

OUR SCHOOLS




Dr. Peter Smith, Superintendent

P.O. Box 606
DeWitt, NY 13214

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


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