COVID-19 UPDATE FROM SUPERINTENDENT MCGARRITY 3-31

  • March 31, 2021 

    Dear Orchard Park Families:

    Today the District was notified of three positive cases of COVID-19.

    • Two individuals at Ellicott Elementary have tested positive.  In-district contact tracing has been completed.
    • One individual at the Orchard Park Middle School has tested positive.  In-district contact tracing has been completed.

    As always thank you for your continued support. 

    Sincerely,

    Matthew McGarrity,
    Superintendent of Schools

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM SUPERINTENDENT MCGARRITY 3-30

  • March 30, 2021 

    Dear Orchard Park Families:

    Today the District was notified of two positive cases of COVID-19.

    • Two individuals at the Orchard Park High School have tested positive.  The Erie County Department of Health has determined no in-district contact tracing is necessary for either individual.

    As always thank you for your continued support. 

    Sincerely,

    Matthew McGarrity,
    Superintendent of Schools

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM SUPERINTENDENT MCGARRITY 3-29

  • March 29, 2021 

    Dear Orchard Park Families:

    Today the District was notified of two positive cases of COVID-19.

    • One individual at the Orchard Park High School has tested positive.  In-district contact tracing has been completed.
    • One individual in the fully remote learning environment has tested positive.  There is no in-district contact tracing necessary.

    As always thank you for your continued support. 

    Sincerely,

    Matthew McGarrity,
    Superintendent of Schools

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM SUPERINTENDENT MCGARRITY 3-26

  • March 26, 2021 

    Dear Orchard Park Families:

    Today the District was notified of three positive cases of COVID-19.

    • One individual at Windom Elementary has tested positive.  In-district contact tracing has been completed.
    • Two individuals at the Orchard Park High School have tested positive.  In-district contact tracing has been completed for one individual.  The Erie County Department of Health has determined no in-district contact tracing is necessary for the other individual.

    As always thank you for your continued support. 

    Sincerely,

    Matthew McGarrity,
    Superintendent of Schools

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM SUPERINTENDENT MCGARRITY 3-25

  • March 25, 2021 

    Dear Orchard Park Families:

    Today the District was notified of seven positive cases of COVID-19.

    • Two individuals at Eggert Elementary have tested positive.  In-district contact tracing has been completed.
    • Two individuals at the Orchard Park Middle School have tested positive. In-district contact tracing has been completed.
    • One individual at the Orchard Park High School has tested positive.  In-district contact tracing has been completed.
    • One individual at South Davis Elementary has tested positive.  The Erie County Department of Health has determined no in-district contact tracing is necessary.
    • One individual in the fully remote learning environment has tested positive.  There is no in-district contact tracing necessary.

    As always thank you for your continued support. 

    Sincerely,

    Matthew McGarrity,
    Superintendent of Schools

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM SUPERINTENDENT MCGARRITY 3-24

  • March 24, 2021 

    Dear Orchard Park Families:

    Today the District was notified of three positive cases of COVID-19.

    • One individual at the Orchard Park High School has tested positive.  The Erie County Department of Health has determined no in-district contact tracing is necessary.
    • One  individual at the Orchard Park Middle School has tested positive.  The Erie County Department of Health has determined no in-district contact tracing is necessary.
    • One individual in the fully remote learning environment has tested positive.  There is no in-district contact tracing necessary.

    As always thank you for your continued support. 

    Sincerely,

    Matthew McGarrity,
    Superintendent of Schools

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM SUPERINTENDENT MCGARRITY 3-23

  • March 23, 2021 

    Dear Orchard Park Families:

    Today the District was notified of five positive cases of COVID-19.

    • Two individuals at Eggert Elementary have tested positive.  The Erie County Department of Health has determined no in-district contact tracing is necessary.
    • One  individual at the Orchard Park Middle School has tested positive.  In-district contact tracing has been completed.
    • Two  individuals at Ellicott Elementary have tested positive.  The Erie County Department of Health has determined no in-district contact tracing is necessary. 

    As always thank you for your continued support. 

    Sincerely,

    Matthew McGarrity,
    Superintendent of Schools

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM SUPERINTENDENT MCGARRITY 3-19

  • March 19, 2021 

    Dear Orchard Park Families:

    Today the District was notified of one positive case of COVID-19.

    • One  individual at Windom Elementary has tested positive.  In-district contact tracing has been completed.

    I wanted to remind families that Monday, March 22 is a Superintendent’s Conference Day.  There will be no student attendance.  When students return on Tuesday, March 23 it will be a Cohort A attendance day.

    As always thank you for your continued support. 

    Sincerely,

    Matthew McGarrity,
    Superintendent of Schools

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM SUPERINTENDENT MCGARRITY 3-18

  • March 18, 2021 

    Dear Orchard Park Families:

    Today the District was notified of two positive cases of COVID-19.

    • One  individual at the Ellicott Elementary has tested positive.  The Erie County Department of Health has determined no in-district contact tracing is necessary.
    • One individual at South Davis Elementary has tested positive.  In-district contact tracing has been completed.

    As always thank you for your continued support. 

    Sincerely,

    Matthew McGarrity,
    Superintendent of Schools

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM SUPERINTENDENT MCGARRITY 3-17

  • March 17, 2021 

    Dear Orchard Park Families:

    Today the District was notified of four positive cases of COVID-19.

    • Two  individuals at the Orchard Park High School have tested positive.  The Erie County Department of Health has determined no in-district contact tracing is necessary.
    • One individual at the Orchard Park Middle School has tested positive.  In-district contact tracing has been completed.
    • One individual at Windom Elementary has tested positive.  In-district contact tracing has been completed.

    As always thank you for your continued support. 

    Sincerely,

    Matthew McGarrity,
    Superintendent of Schools

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM SUPERINTENDENT MCGARRITY 3-16

  • March 16, 2021 

    Dear Orchard Park Families:

    Today the District was notified of one positive case of COVID-19.

    • One individual at the Orchard Park High School has tested positive. In-district contact tracing has been completed.

    As always thank you for your continued support. 

    Sincerely,

    Matthew McGarrity,
    Superintendent of Schools

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM SUPERINTENDENT MCGARRITY 3-15

  • March 15, 2021 

    Dear Orchard Park Families:

    Today the District was notified of five positive cases of COVID-19.

    • One individual at the Orchard Park High School has tested positive. In-district contact tracing has been completed.
    • Three individuals at the Orchard Park Middle School have tested positive.  In-district contact tracing has been completed for all three individuals.
    • One individual at South Davis Elementary has tested positive.  The Erie County Department of Health has determined no in-district contact tracing is necessary.

    As always thank you for your continued support. 

    Sincerely,

    Matthew McGarrity,
    Superintendent of Schools

OPCSD Current Guidance 3-12

  • March 12, 2021

    Dear Orchard Park Families;

    Over the last year, your children have been learning in unprecedented times.    Through it all, we have been working to provide the highest quality of education while faced with many obstacles.   This past September, we were very excited to be able to offer face-to-face learning for all families that requested it and be able to have K-3 students five days a week.   We believe that students in Orchard Park have the opportunity for in-person learning more than most other public schools in the area.  While there have been challenges we are very thankful for your support and understanding.

    Recently, there has been much discussion statewide regarding a potential change in social distancing regulations from the current 6 ft. to 3 ft.  This change has not been recommended, and as of today, 6 ft. social distancing is still the guidance from the New York State and Erie County Health Departments.  The administrative team has been discussing what this change would mean if it were to take place and there are quite a few challenges to get ALL students back in a full-time environment including: classroom space, current hybrid class sizes, transportation, scheduling and cafeteria spacing, to name a few.

    There is a common misconception that if the guidance does change to 3 ft. of social distancing, all students would immediately return to 5 days a week.  That would not be the case for Orchard Park Schools. If the guidance were to change we would try to bring more students back (those with substantial academic, special education or social/emotional needs, etc…).  We would still need to be able to ensure the minimum of 3’ of social distancing, on school buses and in the cafeteria, which within some of our current hybrid class sizes would not be a possibility if all students returned to the classroom Monday through Friday.  

    If the change to 3 ft. occurred this spring, based on what we have concluded, we need to be cautious not to greatly disrupt our students, potentially changing teachers with approximately 10 weeks remaining in the school year in order to make more room for students.

    I do support having all of our students back in our buildings everyday, but we have and will continue to prioritize the safety and well being of our students and staff by following guidelines from both New York State and the Erie County Health Departments.

    Thank you for your support during this past year.  We are all hopeful that our students can return to some sense of normalcy this fall.  We will keep you informed over the next few months as new information is shared with the District.

    Sincerely,

    Matthew McGarrity,
    Superintendent of Schools

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM SUPERINTENDENT MCGARRITY 3-12

  • March 12, 2021 

    Dear Orchard Park Families:

    Today the District was notified of three positive cases of COVID-19.

    • One individual at the Orchard Park High School has tested positive. The Erie County Department of Health has determined no in-district contact tracing is necessary.
    • Two individuals at Eggert Elementary have tested positive.  The Erie County Department of Health has determined no in-district contact tracing is necessary for one individual.  In-district contact tracing has been completed for the other individual.

    Please enjoy your weekend and as always thank you for your continued support. 

    Sincerely,

    Matthew McGarrity,
    Superintendent of Schools

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM SUPERINTENDENT MCGARRITY 3-11

  • March 11, 2021 

    Dear Orchard Park Families:

    Today the District was notified of five positive cases of COVID-19.

    • One individual at the Orchard Park High School has tested positive. Contact tracing has been completed.
    • One individual at Eggert Elementary has tested positive.  In-district contact tracing has been completed.
    • Two individuals at Ellicott Elementary have tested positive.  The Erie County Department of Health has determined no in-district contact tracing is necessary for one individual.  In-district contact tracing has been completed for the other individual.
    • One individual in the fully remote learning environment has tested positive.  There is no in-district contact tracing necessary.

    I wanted to make you aware that Governor Cuomo recently announced a change in travel quarantine restrictions beginning in April.  Please look at the link below for more information.

    Governor Cuomo Announces Quarantine for Domestic Travel Will No Longer Be Required Starting April 1st.

    As always thank you for your continued support. 

    Sincerely,

    Matthew McGarrity,
    Superintendent of Schools

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM SUPERINTENDENT MCGARRITY 3-10

  • March 10, 2021 

    Dear Orchard Park Families:

    Today the District was notified of two positive cases of COVID-19.

    • One individual at Eggert Elementary has tested positive.  The Erie County Department of Health determined no in-district contact tracing is necessary.
    • One individual the Orchard Park Middle School has tested positive.  Contact tracing has been completed.

    As always thank you for your continued support. 

    Sincerely,

    Matthew McGarrity,
    Superintendent of Schools

COVID UPDATE FROM SUPERINTENDENT MCGARRITY 3-9

  • March 9, 2021 

    Dear Orchard Park Families:

    Today the District was notified of four positive cases of COVID-19.

    • Three individuals at Eggert Elementary have tested positive.  The Erie County Department of Health determined no in-district contact tracing is necessary for two of the individuals.  Contact tracing has been completed for the other individual.
    • One individual at South Davis Elementary has tested positive.  The Erie County Department of Health has determined no in-district contact tracing is necessary.

    As always thank you for your continued support. 

    Sincerely,

    Matthew McGarrity,
    Superintendent of Schools

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM SUPERINTENDENT MCGARRITY 3-8

  • March 8, 2021 

    Dear Orchard Park Families:

    Today the District was notified of two positive cases of COVID-19.

    • Two individuals at the Orchard Park Middle School have tested positive.  Contact tracing has been completed.

    As always thank you for your continued support. 

    Sincerely,

    Matthew McGarrity,
    Superintendent of Schools

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM SUPERINTENDENT MCGARRITY 3-5

  • March 5, 2021 

    Dear Orchard Park Families:

    Today the District was notified of three positive cases of COVID-19.

    • One individual at the Orchard Park High School has tested positive.  The Erie County Department of Health has determined no in-district contact tracing is necessary.
    • One individual at Eggert Elementary has tested positive.  The Erie County Department of Heath has determined no in-district contact tracing is necessary.
    • One individual at Ellicott Elementary has tested positive.  Contact tracing has been completed.

    Please enjoy your weekend and as always thank you for your continued support. 

    Sincerely,

    Matthew McGarrity,
    Superintendent of Schools

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM SUPERINTENDENT MCGARRITY 3-4

  • March 4, 2021 

    Dear Orchard Park Families:

    Today the District was notified of one positive case of COVID-19.

    • One individual at the Orchard Park Middle School has tested positive.  The District is working with the Erie County Department of Health to complete contact tracing.

    As always thank you for your continued support. 

    Sincerely,

    Matthew McGarrity,
    Superintendent of Schools

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM SUPERINTENDENT MCGARRITY 3-3

  • March 3, 2021 

    Dear Orchard Park Families:

    Today the District was notified of five positive cases of COVID-19.

    • Two individuals at the Orchard Park High School have tested positive.  Contact tracing has been completed.
    • One individual at the Orchard Park Middle School has tested positive.  Contact tracing has been completed.
    • One individual at Ellicott Elementary has tested positive.  Contact tracing has been completed.
    • One individual at Eggert Elementary has tested positive.  Contact tracing has been completed.

    As always thank you for your continued support. 

    Sincerely,

    Matthew McGarrity,
    Superintendent of Schools

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM SUPERINTENDENT MCGARRITY 3-2

  • March 2, 2021 

    Dear Orchard Park Families:

    Today the District was notified of one positive case of COVID-19.

    • One individual at Windom Elementary has tested positive.  Contact tracing has been completed.

    As always thank you for your continued support. 

    Sincerely,

    Matthew McGarrity,
    Superintendent of Schools

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM SUPERINTENDENT MCGARRITY 3-1

  • March 1, 2021 

    Dear Orchard Park Families:

    Today the District was notified of two positive cases of COVID-19.

    • One individual at the Orchard Park High School has tested positive.  Contact tracing has been completed.
    • One individual at Ellicott Elementary has tested positive.  The Erie County Department of Health has determined no in-district contact tracing is needed.

    As always thank you for your continued support. 

    Sincerely,

    Matthew McGarrity,
    Superintendent of Schools