Four Positive Student Cases of COVID-19 at Belle Sherman Elementary School
November 17, 2021 - 6:06 p.m.
Dear Belle Sherman Community,
The Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) has confirmed 4 student cases of COVID-19 at Belle Sherman. This message is being sent to all Belle Sherman staff, and all families who have a student attending Belle Sherman. Unless you receive a communication from the District that your child may be a close contact, you do not need to take further action at this time. We are in the process of notifying all those individuals who may be close contacts that we will be sharing their information with the TCHD and that public health nurses will follow up with them to make a final determination and discuss quarantine. Again, if a student is identified as a close contact, you receive an additional message that states your child is considered a close contact. Any individual who is quarantined will engage in distance teaching and learning throughout their quarantine period.
Meals are available at any school building (unless the entire school is engaged in distance learning) from 9-11 a.m. each morning. Please go to the school’s front entrance and tell the clerical staff how many grab-n-go meals you need, and they will call the kitchen to ask what options are available that day (our kitchens will provide meals that meet students’ likes and needs as best they can). The clerical staff will then get the meal(s) from the kitchen to give to families. Please call 607-274-2302 if you need food delivered.
For more information about contact tracing and the ICSD’s role in supporting those efforts, please visit our website. Take care and stay safe.