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Dec. 15, 2020: Three students test positive for COVID-19; schools remain open

On Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, Jamesville-DeWitt Central School District Superintendent Peter Smith sent the following letter via SchoolMessenger to J-D families and staff. 

Dear Jamesville-DeWitt families and staff,

We have been notified that three students, two students at Jamesville-DeWitt High School and one student at Jamesville Elementary School, tested positive for COVID-19. One high school student was last in school on Nov. 24 and the other high school student was last in school on Dec. 1. The Jamesville Elementary student was last in school on Dec. 4. No students or staff will need to quarantine and both schools will remain open.

The students who tested positive will not return to school until the county provides clearance for them to do so. We hope you understand that due to privacy laws, we cannot provide any additional information about the students who tested positive.

If you would still like to schedule a COVID-19 test, please visit this website to find a testing location near you. If your child is exhibiting symptoms or has been out of school due to illness, please refer to the guidance in the New York State Department of Health Pre-K to Grade 12 COVID-19 Toolkit to determine if they can attend school or return to school. 

We continue to thoroughly clean and disinfect all our buildings, as well as our buses, in accordance with guidance from the state Department of Health and the CDC. Information on our cleaning and health and safety protocols can be found in the district’s reopening plan.

Please continue to practice and encourage good hand-washing hygiene, wear face masks and practice social distancing. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to me, Jamesville-DeWitt High School Principal Paul Gasparini or Jamesville Elementary School Principal Marcy Baker. 


Peter Smith



Dr. Peter Smith, Superintendent

P.O. Box 606
DeWitt, NY 13214

Phone: (315) 445-8300

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