COVID-19 Notices and Updates

 
Notification of COVID-19 case at Oxford Academy and Central School District
 
May 21, 2021

We are writing to inform you that the district was notified that one Oxford Academy High School student recently tested positive for COVID-19. 
 
The district has coordinated with the Chenango Public Health Department to identify, through contact tracing protocols, any student or staff member who may be at high risk of exposure.  

The Chenango County Public Health has, or will be, reaching out to those staff members and parents of students identified to inform them if they need to be placed under mandatory quarantine for precautionary purposes. Due to privacy requirements, we cannot divulge specific information about any individual who has a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19.

Please add the following phone number to your contacts. 607-337-1660. This is the phone number for the Chenango County Public Health and may come up as spam on some phones.
 
We cannot emphasize enough that parents, students, and staff members need to be just as vigilant following guidelines outside of school as in it.  This includes limiting group gatherings, practicing good hygiene, wearing masks, and following social distance guidelines.
 
Safety is everyone’s responsibility. Please know that we are adhering to guidelines from the local and state health departments, which continue to evolve as we learn more about this virus. The district will continue to closely monitor this situation and will stay in close communication with local and state health officials to ensure we are taking all the appropriate steps. The district is also following protocols from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) for enhanced infection control precautions.

If you or a family member begin showing symptoms of COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider. Before going to your healthcare provider’s office, inform them that a case of COVID-19 is suspected, and follow their advice.
 
The new reality of living, working and learning in the COVID-19 era requires us as a school system to engage in a three-pronged approach, Prevention-Mitigation-Reinforcement:

Prevention: daily health checks certification, wearing of masks by all, social distancing, disinfecting, and sanitizing, and engaging proper hygiene practices.
 
Mitigation: Follow-up with DOH and families for contact tracing, disinfecting, and sanitizing as needed, communicating with impacted parties.
 
Reinforcement: learning for every instance, retraining and reminding of prevention practices and protocols.

New York State Public Dashboard for COVID-19 School Reporting has been created so that the community can see the number of students/staff who have been tested and the results (negative/positive) for each school (https://www.schoolcovidreportcard.health.ny.gov/#/home).
 
As always, the health and safety of students and staff is a priority, and we appreciate your continued support.
 
Sincerely,
 
John Hillis
Superintendent


Notification of COVID-19 case at Oxford Academy and Central School District
 
May 18, 2021

We are writing to inform you that the district was notified that one Oxford Academy Primary School student recently tested positive for COVID-19. 
 
The district has coordinated with the Chenango Public Health Department to identify, through contact tracing protocols, any student or staff member who may be at high risk of exposure.  

The Chenango County Public Health has, or will be, reaching out to those staff members and parents of students identified to inform them if they need to be placed under mandatory quarantine for precautionary purposes. Due to privacy requirements, we cannot divulge specific information about any individual who has a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19.
 
Please add the following phone number to your contacts. 607-337-1660. This is the phone number for the Chenango County Public Health and may come up as spam on some phones.

We cannot emphasize enough that parents, students, and staff members need to be just as vigilant following guidelines outside of school as in it.  This includes limiting group gatherings, practicing good hygiene, wearing masks, and following social distance guidelines.
 
Safety is everyone’s responsibility. Please know that we are adhering to guidelines from the local and state health departments, which continue to evolve as we learn more about this virus. The district will continue to closely monitor this situation and will stay in close communication with local and state health officials to ensure we are taking all the appropriate steps. The district is also following protocols from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) for enhanced infection control precautions.
 
If you or a family member begin showing symptoms of COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider. Before going to your healthcare provider’s office, inform them that a case of COVID-19 is suspected, and follow their advice.
 
The new reality of living, working and learning in the COVID-19 era requires us as a school system to engage in a three-pronged approach, Prevention-Mitigation-Reinforcement:

Prevention: daily health checks certification, wearing of masks by all, social distancing, disinfecting, and sanitizing, and engaging proper hygiene practices.

Mitigation: Follow-up with DOH and families for contact tracing, disinfecting, and sanitizing as needed, communicating with impacted parties.

Reinforcement: learning for every instance, retraining and reminding of prevention practices and protocols.

New York State Public Dashboard for COVID-19 School Reporting has been created so that the community can see the number of students/staff who have been tested and the results (negative/positive) for each school (https://www.schoolcovidreportcard.health.ny.gov/#/home).
 
As always, the health and safety of students and staff is a priority, and we appreciate your continued support.
 
Sincerely,
 
John Hillis
Superintendent


Notification of COVID-19 case at Oxford Academy and Central School District
May 10, 2021
 
We are writing to inform you that the district was notified that two Oxford Academy High School students recently tested positive for COVID-19. 

Notification of COVID-19 case at Oxford Academy and Central School District 
May 5, 2021
We are writing to inform you that the district was notified that one Oxford Academy High School student recently tested positive for COVID-19. 

Notification of COVID-19 case at Oxford Academy and Central School District
April 23, 2021
We are writing to inform you that the district was notified that two Oxford Academy Primary School students recently tested positive for COVID-19. 

Notification of COVID-19 case at Oxford Academy and Central School District
April 22, 2021
We are writing to inform you that the district was notified that two Oxford Academy High School students recently tested positive for COVID-19. 

Notification of COVID-19 case at Oxford Academy and Central School District
April 21, 2021
We are writing to inform you that the district was notified that an Oxford Academy Middle School student and an Oxford Academy High School student tested positive for COVID-19. 

Notification of COVID-19 case at Oxford Academy and Central School District 
January 25, 2021
We are writing to inform you that the district was notified on January 23, 2021 that an Oxford Academy Middle School student tested positive for COVID-19. Based on the hybrid schedule, the student was last in school on January 19, 2021.

Notification of COVID-19 case at Oxford Academy and Central School District
December 6, 2020
We are writing to inform you that the district was notified on December 6, 2020 that an Oxford Academy Primary School staff person and a High School student tested positive for COVID-19. The Chenango County Health Department advised the district to go fully remote (with all- virtual learning) this week at least through Monday, December 14, 2020.  All students, including CTE and special education students, can expect that the earliest in-person learning date will be Tuesday, December 15, pending a recommendation to reopen by the local health department.  We will keep the school community informed about  building reopening dates. 

Notification of COVID-19 case at Oxford Academy and Central School District
November 18, 2020
We are writing to inform you that the district was notified on November 18, 2020 that an Oxford Academy High School student tested positive for COVID-19. Based on the hybrid schedule, the student was last in school on November 13, 2020.

Notification of COVID-19 case at Oxford Academy and Central School District
October 19, 2020
We are writing to inform you that the district was notified on October 18, 2020 that an Oxford Academy Middle School student tested positive for COVID-19. Based on the hybrid schedule, the student was only in school on October 13, 2020 for part of the school day. 

Notification of COVID-19 case at Oxford Academy and Central School District

On October 13, 2020, we received notification from the Chenango County Department of Health that the District has a confirmed case of COVID-19. 

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