10-30 COVID-19 UPDATE FROM SUPERINTENDENT MCGARRITY

  • October 30, 2020

    Dear Orchard Park Families: 

    Today the district was notified about two new positive cases of COVID-19 in the Orchard Park Central School District.  There is one case at the High School and one case at the Middle School.   The affected individuals have been isolated and the DOH is identifying and contacting those individuals who are close contacts under the DOH guidance.

    Steps we are implementing in cooperation with the DOH include the following:

    • The affected individuals and any individuals identified by the health department as being close contacts will be expected to follow the DOH’s quarantine/isolation guidelines and will not return to school until they have completed the quarantine/isolation procedures for COVID-19 as directed by the Erie County Department of Health.
    • Rest assured, that on a nightly basis our school buildings and buses are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. 

    The District cannot release any further details due to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Health Insurance Portability & Accounting Act (HIPAA) requirements. However, we will provide further updates if additional steps need to be taken by the District.  Please continue to monitor your child for symptoms and have him/her stay home if they are sick. In addition, please contact your child’s healthcare provider if they develop symptoms or if you have any additional questions or concerns. More information on the symptoms of COVID-19 can be found at https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home or on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html.

    Thank you again for your continued support as we work through these challenges.  If you have questions regarding the information in this letter, please contact us.

    Sincerely,

    Matthew McGarrity
    Superintendent of Schools

10-29 COVID-19 UPDATE FROM SUPERINTENDENT MCGARRITY

  • October 29, 2020

    Dear Orchard Park Families: 

    Today the district was notified about a positive case of COVID-19 at the Orchard Park High School.  The affected individual has been isolated and the Erie County Department of Health has completed contact tracing.

    Steps we are implementing in cooperation with the DOH include the following:

    • The affected individuals and any individuals identified by the health department as being close contacts will be expected to follow the DOH’s quarantine/isolation guidelines and will not return to school until they have completed the quarantine/isolation procedures for COVID-19 as directed by the Erie County Department of Health.
    • Rest assured, that on a nightly basis our school buildings and buses are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.

    The District cannot release any further details due to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Health Insurance Portability & Accounting Act (HIPAA) requirements. However, we will provide further updates if additional steps need to be taken by the District.  Please continue to monitor your child for symptoms and have him/her stay home if they are sick. In addition, please contact your child’s healthcare provider if they develop symptoms or if you have any additional questions or concerns. More information on the symptoms of COVID-19 can be found at https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home or on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html.

    Thank you again for your continued support as we work through these challenges.  If you have questions regarding the information in this letter, please contact us.

    Sincerely,

    Matthew McGarrity
    Superintendent of Schools

10-26 COVID-19 UPDATE FROM SUPERINTENDENT MCGARRITY

  • October 26, 2020

    Dear Orchard Park Families: 

    Today the district was notified about a positive case of COVID-19 at Eggert Road Elementary.  The affected individuals have been isolated and the DOH is identifying and contacting those individuals who are close contacts under the DOH guidance. Steps we are implementing in cooperation with the DOH include the following:

    • The affected individuals and any individuals identified by the health department as being close contacts will be expected to follow the DOH’s quarantine/isolation guidelines and will not return to school until they have completed the quarantine/isolation procedures for COVID-19 as directed by the Erie County Department of Health.

    • Rest assured, that on a nightly basis our school buildings and buses are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.

    The District cannot release any further details due to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Health Insurance Portability & Accounting Act (HIPAA) requirements. However, we will provide further updates if additional steps need to be taken by the District.  Please continue to monitor your child for symptoms and have him/her stay home if they are sick. In addition, please contact your child’s healthcare provider if they develop symptoms or if you have any additional questions or concerns. More information on the symptoms of COVID-19 can be found at https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home or on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html.

    Thank you again for your continued support as we work through these challenges.  If you have questions regarding the information in this letter, please contact us.

    Sincerely,

    Matthew McGarrity
    Superintendent of Schools

10-19 COVID-19 UPDATE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

  • October 19, 2020 COVID-19 Update from Superintendent McGarrity

    October 19, 2020

    Dear Orchard Park Families: 

    Today, the Orchard Park Central School District was notified about a positive case of COVID-19  identified at the Orchard Park High School.   The individual was last present on campus on October 15th.  The Erie County Department of Health (DOH) has determined the individual poses no risk because they were not in school during a contagious period and that no contact tracing is necessary.

    The District cannot release any further details due to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Health Insurance Portability & Accounting Act (HIPAA) requirements. However, we will provide further updates if additional steps need to be taken by the District.  Please continue to monitor your child for symptoms and have him/her stay home if they are sick. In addition, please contact your child’s healthcare provider if they develop symptoms or if you have any additional questions or concerns. More information on the symptoms of COVID-19 can be found at https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home or on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html.

    Thank you again for your continued support as we work through these challenges.  If you have questions regarding the information in this letter, please contact us.

    Sincerely,

    Matthew McGarrity
    Superintendent of Schools