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COVID-19 Update - Dec. 1, 2020

December 1, 2020 

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students,
I hope everyone had a pleasant and relaxing Thanksgiving break. As I am sure you are aware, a number of school districts in both Ulster and Orange Counties have temporarily transitioned to all-remote learning as a result of increased positive COVID cases in their communities or for precautionary reasons. I want to assure everyone that we are in regular contact with the Ulster County Department of Health (UCDOH) regarding any potential increase of positive cases in our community and surrounding areas. We are carefully following all recommendations and protocols provided by UCDOH.

We also continue to post all potential/positive cases of students, faculty, and staff to the NYS COVID-19 Report Card. These cases are all vetted (and will continue to be vetted) by UCDOH and any necessary contact tracing has been completed. At this time, and in consultation with the UCDOH, there have been no positive cases in Highland or the Highland Central School District with circumstances that would necessitate closing a building(s) in the school district.

We will continue to collaborate with the UCDOH to ensure our students and staff remain healthy. I will keep you as up to date as I possibly can regarding this ever-evolving situation.

I hope everyone has a great week. Go Huskies!

 Sincerely, 

Thomas M. Bongiovi

Superintendent of Schools