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Dec. 1, 2020: Moses DeWitt orange zone testing requirement met for December

On Dec. 1, 2020, Jamesville-DeWitt Central School District Superintendent Peter Smith sent the following letter via SchoolMessenger to J-D families and staff.

Dear Moses DeWitt families and staff,

I want to thank everyone who participated in our state-required orange zone COVID-19 testing event today, Tuesday, Dec. 1, at Moses DeWitt Elementary School. 

Yesterday (Monday, Nov. 30), Gov. Cuomo announced new orange zone testing requirements that no longer require all students and staff to be tested prior to building entry. As a result of the change, today's event satisfied the new requirements, and we will not need to do any further COVID-19 school-based testing at Moses DeWitt this month. 

This means that the testing event that had been scheduled at Moses DeWitt on Thursday, Dec. 3, is canceled. If you would still like a COVID-19 test for your child or yourself, please visit this website to find a testing location near you.  

At this time, Moses DeWitt will continue to offer in-person instruction following its regular hybrid schedule. 

If school-based testing is again necessary in January, we will work with Onondaga County to schedule another testing event at the school and notify you as soon as we have details. 

I am grateful to those who signed up their children or themselves for testing so that Moses DeWitt can remain open for in-person instruction. Throughout this pandemic, I have seen our school community pull together to support and care for one another. We have all faced challenges and at times been frustrated, but I know that if we continue to work together, our students are the ones who will benefit because together, we are J-D.


Peter Smith



Dr. Peter Smith, Superintendent

P.O. Box 606
DeWitt, NY 13214

Phone: (315) 445-8300

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