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COVID-19 (coronavirus) information
 
The Sidney Central School District wants to give its community resources and a place to check for updates with the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation. Below are updates from and about the school district. On the right side of the page are links for other information.  
Sidney CSD COVID-19 updates
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Sidney CSD update: April 13, 2020
This update is about the extended closure, food service plan for the upcoming week, and new instructions for quarter four. 
 
Please click the "read more" link for the full update.  
 
Sidney CSD update: April 11
The district has been notified that a member of the Sidney Central School District community has tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The staff member has not been on campus since Thursday, April 2. The Department of Health Services is conducting an investigation and will notify anyone who they feel may have had contact with someone who has been exposed. As stated in previous communications, the district began additional deep cleaning of each building before the employee was feeling ill. We ask that you please respect confidentiality laws at this time.  
April 7 updates: Closure extended, Regents canceled, Quarter 3 news
Governor Cuomo has announced all New York State schools will be closed through April 29, 2020. 

The New York State Education Department announced on Monday that the June 2020 Regents exams will be canceled. There will be more guidance provided in the near future regarding graduation requirements.

Attached is a letter sent home Monday in regard to third-quarter grading and assignments. Please note this version has the updated April 29 date. 
 
April 5, 2020 updates: Food service plan
This is an update for the food service plan for the Sidney Central School District. 
 
Sidney CSD will continue to provide food service to the school community. However, there will be changes to the weekly schedule. 
 
Resources available!
Please click the read more link for an important message from Sidney CSD school social worker Liz Gdovin. Her message covers many items, as well as feelings some might have during this time. Then please see the link to a presentation with a lot of info and resources!  
March 24 updates: Educational materials
The Sidney Central School District will distribute educational materials for grades 1, 2, and 4-12 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25. 

One of the district’s goals is to move toward educational material being accessible online. To accomplish this goal, students in fifth or sixth grade who need a device will receive a Chromebook during the pickup on March 25. If your household already has a device, then you do not need to pick one up. 
 
Pickups will be at the junior/senior high school. If you have any questions, please call 607-561-7703.
 
March 22: Sidney CSD updates
The Sidney Central School District will continue its food service plan this week. Please also see the full update for information about the Sidney School-Based Health Center. 

The district will continue to provide meal service to the community. Breakfast and lunch will be available for pickup at the junior/senior high school from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. We will also continue our mobile deliveries to the same locations as last week (see read more link for times).
 
March 17: Meal pickups/educational material pickup at HS
Meal pickups: The food services grab-and-go begins today (March 17) and runs from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the horseshoe parking lot. 

Educational materials: In addition, education materials for all students in grades UPK-12 will be available from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., also in the horseshoe parking lot and will be in grab-and-go format. If you are unable to pick up the materials today, they will be mailed home. 

Thank you for your patience, support, and understanding during this time.
 
March 16: Sidney CSD update about closings
Please visit the read more link to see updated information regarding Sidney CSD closing as of Monday, March 16. 
 
You can also see updated information at: https://www.sidneycsd.org/coronavirusinfo.aspx.   
 
March 14 update: Superintendent's Conference Day set for Monday, March 16
The Sidney Central School District will hold a Superintendent's Conference Day for all staff on Monday, March 16. The purpose of this conference day is to allow for planning with staff in the event that the district is required to implement an extended closure. Students will not report on Monday, March 16. 

Sidney CSD will continue to update information via its social media, website, and school messenger regarding the district's response to the COVID-19 situation. This is a fluid situation and there is ongoing consultation with state and county health departments, and all regional school districts. 

We appreciate the support and understanding the Sidney school community has provided and we will continue to provide you with the district's action plan moving forward.
 
March 13: COVID-19 (coronavirus) update from Sidney CSD
Sidney parents/guardians: Please read the following letter, which updates you on the coronavirus. This letter is being sent home with students this afternoon. Thank you.
 
Please visit the read more link for the file.  
 
March 4: Letter about Coronavirus
The Sidney Central School District is providing general information about the coronavirus.
 
This letter has valuable resources to help answer questions and what steps our students, staff, and community can take to minimize the spread of all respiratory illnesses. 
 
Copies of the letter will be sent home with students today and will be available in the attendance offices.
 
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NYS Department of Health
1-888-364-3065 for info 
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